The Malaysian port city of Kuantan is warmed by the waters of the South China Sea. It is the growing capital of the state of Pehang, the largest of Peninsular Malaysia. Travelers searching for unspoiled destinations journey here for the deserted beaches. Others come in search of colorful bitiks and delicate silver, both cottage industries passed from mother to daughter, father to son.
The currency used is called the Ringgit Malaysia (RM).