This is Kuantan as seen from the Shahzan Inn. The large letters by the river denote the name of this town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Kuantan, or Kampung Teruntum, as it was called, is said to have been founded in the early 1850s by Haji Senik. In 1854, a group of Malays from Sumatera, Indonesia, arrived in this land through the river and named it Kampung Kuantan, the place where they came from. Today it has been shortened to 'Kuantan'.
It has come a long way since then!