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The Royal Town of Pahang

Pekan is the royal town of Pahang. It is located near the mouth of the Pahang River. It is an official status declared when the royal family dicided long ago to choose the town as their place of residence. Located near the mouth of the Pahang River, Pekan is quite for much of the year, but bursts into pomp and pageantry in October each year in celebration of the birthday of HRH the Sultan of Pahang.

Places to Visit in Pekan

Pekan is the royal town of Pahang. It is located near the mouth of the Pahang River. 

Royal Pahang Silk Weaving Centre

Royal Pahang Silk Weaving Centre The centre produces quality fabrics which originates from Pekan, the Royal Town of Pahang.

Watercraft Gallery

  Watercraft Gallery Located at Pulau Beram, in front of the state Museum is the Watercraft Gallery. It displays watercrafts of different shapes and functions that were once used in the seas and rivers of Pahang.

The Sultan Abu Bakar Palace

The Sultan Abu Bakar Palace, which is the official residence of the present sultan, is named after the late Sultan Abu Bakar Riayatuddin Al-Muadzam Shah.

Sultan Abu Bakar Museum

Sultan Abu Bakar Museum To get a good grasp on the royal history of Pahang, one must start with a visit to the State Museum.

The Tun Abdul Razak Memorial Hall

The Tun Abdul Razak Memorial Hall Dedicated to late Tun Abdul Razak, the second Prime Minister of Malaysia and one of the more famous sons of Pekan, this memorial hall houses some of his personal effects and memorabilia.


Getting there

By Road:

Located 50 km. south of Kuantan, about 80 km. North from Kuala Rompin. This Royal Town of Pahang can be reached easily by car, bus and taxi. Local bus leave almost every hour from Terminal Makmur in Kuantan. Local and express buses leave frequently to Pekan. Hired taxi is always available at any time of the day.

Useful Information

Contact Info:

District Office
+ Tel: 609-421 1777


Town Council
+ Tel: 609-421 1077


Forestry Department
+ Tel: 609-573 2911


Orang Asli Department
+ Tel: 609-422 1448


Wildlife Department
+ Tel: 609-514 3000


Fire and Rescue
+ Tel: 609-422 4444


Pekan Hospital
+ Tel: 609-422 3333


Pekan Police Station
+ Tel: 609-422 1221


Bus Station
+ Tel: 609-567 2591


Taxi Station
+ Tel: 609-422 2211


State Museum
+ Tel: 609-422 1371


Handicraft Centre
+ Tel: 609-422 1612

Things to do

State Museum

Sultan Abu Bakar Palace

Royal Moseleoum

Polo Ground

Tun Razak Memorial

Tenun Sutera Di Raja

Handicraft Centre

Homestay Program

Sungai Miang Beach

Bebar Peat Swamp Forest

Eel Farm

Water Gallery

Deep Sea Fishing

Nenasi Fishing Village

HRH. Sultan Pahang Birthday

Kuala Pahang Fishing Village


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