"The Beserah fishermen conducts a unique practise with water buffaloes, which are not normally
seen on the beach for they are always used to plough paddy fields or to pull heavy carts), to
transport fish from the boats to the processing area."
Situated ten kilometres from Kuantan, Beserah is a fishing village and is well-known for its
salted fish. A unique practise of the Beserah fisherman is to employ water buffaloes (which are
not normally seen on the beach for they are always used to plough paddy fields or to pull heavy
carts), to transport fish from the boats to the processing area.
It also boasts a batik factory, many cottage handicraft workshops producing items made mostly of
sea shells and plant materials such as dried nuts and leaves.
Beserah is also situated south of Balok. It is a rustic fishing village and a good place if you
want to just laze around and watch the comings and goings of the local fishermen who occasionally
pass by, busy with their own business.
It was quite interesting to watch a fisherman using a triangular net to catch fish, patiently
trawling the shoreline. If you're lucky, you can see water buffaloes used to haul the fishermen's
catch from the boat to land.
How to Reach there:
From Kuala Lumpur, take the Karak highway heading east. The drive on the new highway to Kuantan
takes only less than 3 hours. From Kuantan, head north on the coastal road and you will pass by
Teluk Chempedak (5km), Beserah (9km) and Balok (15km) beaches.
Malaysia Airlines (Tel: 1 300 88 3000) and Air Asia (1 300 88 3399) provides several daily flights to Kuantan, and from there you
can catch a taxi ride north to Balok beach which will take about 30 minutes. You can also catch
very affordable bus rides to Kuantan from the Putra Bus Station in Kuala Lumpur.
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