One sunny afternoon I took my Panasonic Lumix DMC-F2 and spent a couple of hours walking around Kuantan Old Town. This is a very old area of Kuantan, with aged buildings and a few pearls amongst the lines of shops covering the roads. I hope you enjoy this photographic tour of the old Kuantan, which I'm glad is still standing today, providing reminders of the past.
Jalan Mahkota, Kuantan
The distinctive building in Kuantan Old Town is still a sight today
A newly built restaurant at bottom with a hotel above
View of the TM building in Kuantan Old Town
A minaret of the Pahang State Mosque rises into the sky nearby
A view of Kompleks Mahkota
The Tourism Malaysia office on Jalan Mahkota. I picked up a number of useful brochures on my visit there.
Perspective shot looking down a row of shops at Kuantan Old Town
Interior of a ladies fabric shop
And another. Can you spot the human face in the picture?
My new friend from India who owns a material and carpet shop
Jalan Teruntum turns on to Jalan Mahkota in Kuantan Old Town
Looking down Jalan Mahkota, Kuantan, the police offices lie on the left of the picture
Footbridge across the main road
A neglected area in Kuantan Old Town
Not sure about the certain 'ambience' of this hotel!
The pigeons gather together outside the carpet shop
Don't look up!
Some other shops at Kuantan Old Town
After a while I found some art shops where local Malaysians are developing their skills in artistry, particularly painting. Here are the pictures:
A delicately beautiful piece depicting Lord Buddha
The people in this art studio were good enough to take pictures with me.
The painter in action
Waving goodbye to two more new friends in Kuantan Old Town
Another painter in an art gallery
Suraya and Kosma hotels opposite the post office, Jalan Mahkota, Kuantan Old Town.
While Kuantan develops and grows with new structures like the Zenith Hotel and East Coast Mall, it is a tasty contrast to still have the old buildings which shaped Kuantan's image.