Istana Leban Tunggal

Top choice in Pahang & Tioman Island

This abandoned and much forlorn (there's a tree growing from its roof) two-storey wood and stone palace was built in 1935. With unusual twin yellow cupolas, it's quite a picture; the building was open when last researched, revealing a much dilapidated interior in a state of very sad and distressing neglect.

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