Istana Mangga Tunggal

Pahang & Tioman Island

This historic wood and stone palace dates to 1920 and is painted blue.

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Nearby Pahang & Tioman Island attractions

1. Istana Permai

0.24 MILES

The focus of Pekan’s palm-lined royal quarter is the Regent of Pahang’s palace.

2. Istana Abu Bakar

0.43 MILES

The grandiose and imposing sultan’s palace is set on vast grounds of cow grass.

3. Pekan Lama

0.53 MILES

Behind Sultan Abdullah Mosque stands this old tower fashioned from wood and stone.

4. Abu Bakar Mosque

0.61 MILES

Abu Bakar Mosque is crowned with gold domes. Non-Muslims are not allowed to enter.

5. Sultan Abdullah Mosque Museum

0.63 MILES

This magnificently restored, snow-white mosque dates to 1929 and is fronted by a photogenic rectangle of water. The museum housed within contains an…

6. Museum Sultan Abu Bakar

0.65 MILES

This museum is housed in a building constructed by the British in 1929. Exhibits are largely about the Pahang royal family, with other displays featuring…

7. Royal Pahang Polo Club

0.68 MILES

One of Malaysia's historic polo clubs, this huge and verdant polo field is located next to Istana Abu Bakar; if you've a car, it's well worth driving…

8. Galeri Pengangkutan Air

0.78 MILES

This place just over the bridge displays traditional Malaysian watercraft – look out for the fabulously carved craft with the head of a mythical beast.