Museum Sultan Abu Bakar

Pahang & Tioman Island

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 weapons, pottery (including Chinese porcelain and Arab ceramics unearthed on Pulau Tioman) and exhibits on wildlife in Pahang. There's a jet, an armoured personnel carrier and a helicopter parked on the grass outside.

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