Friday, September 14, 2012

My Journey to Kuantan - Part 5 - Welcome to Kuantan!

If you've been following along throughout this week, you'll know that I've been documenting the story of how I arrived in Kuantan, dating back from the early years of my life, right up until the moment I first set foot in Kuantan.

If you have missed any of the previous parts of this story, you can catch up here:

PART 1 - RAISED IN ENGLAND (1982-2002)

PART 2 - SERVING AS A VOLUNTEER (2002-2004)

PART 3 - MISSING MALAYSIA (2004-2005)

PART 4 - LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT (2005 - 2006)



After our wedding, Fidelia and I flew by Malaysia Airlines from Manchester to Kuala Lumpur, and then on to Kuantan.


Fidelia soon resumed her studies at Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), (formerly named KUKTEM) by driving along this road in the picture above for about 35 minutes to Gambang.

Kuantan was a new and strange town to me at first. I wondered how I'd ever be able to make it and get started with work. Since 2006 until the present day, I've been teaching English to people of all ages, slowly building up my reputation and number of students, from zero until over 65 today.

You can learn more about our company and English teaching at our business blog

I quickly got to know Kuantan, the roads and services here, and gradually fell in love with it.

So for the final part of my journey to Kuantan, I'd like to take you on a little Kuantan blog tour. Would you mind coming along?

In this tour I'm going to show you (or remind you who follow my blog closely) some of my favourite places in Kuantan. 

It took me 24 years to reach Kuantan, from the day I was born in Leicester, England, passing through a series of important events which swung my path eastwards and set my destination to Kuantan.

I'll give you a link at the end of this post. When you click it your tour will begin. You will find similar links at the end of each post on the tour, which will take you around Kuantan and finally back to this post.

Thanks for taking the time to do this and I really hope you enjoy the Kuantan blog tour!!!





18 comments:

  1. hai Duncan!

    welcome to Kuantan, Pahang.

    I also from Pahang, but from other side, (Mentakab), please do visit Mentakab & taste the Ikan Patik Masak Tempoyak!

    ;)

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    1. Hi Khairul and welcome to my blog! I have some friends from Mentakab who come to Kuantan each weekend.

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  2. No, I would not mind going to that tour with you for Kuantan.

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  3. Loved the tour of Kuantan, and I can quite see how you now love it so much.

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  4. Thank you for sharing your extraordinary journey. Love the photos of Kuantan. Have never been to Pahang before myself so I enjoyed your pictorial tour!

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    1. Well thanks for following along, JC! Perhaps one of thesee days you can come over and do a guest post about Ipoh for me!

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  5. Thanks for telling your journey to Kuantan. I like the picture of the gerbang (the welcome arch), especially of the wet road. The road to Gambang used to be accident prone. How is it today?

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    1. I don't hear too much news about accidents there nowadays. We got a summons for speeding on that road!

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  6. Hello Duncan,
    I've been following your life's journey and it is a very interesting account. Yes, I'd like to take the tour of Kuantan and who knows along the way I may come across places I had visited before - as a Geology student who saw more natural structures than constructed ones.

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    1. Well Lili, I hope you enjoyed my blog tour. Thanks for following along!

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  7. I can see why you love it there. I like that stone walkway and the flowers are amazing.

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    1. Thanks Randy, we do enjoy such a good lifestyle out here

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  8. Enjoyed hearing the story about how you came to live and love it there! Awesome!

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  9. Thanks Dusty, this series has proved very popular!

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