This museum is housed in a wonderful 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 A…
Right across from the shady padang this is the most airy and pleasant place to eat in town. There’s a Chinese-Malay buffet at lunch and delicious curry pao (RM1; steamed bun filled with meat) all day.
A handful of spicy Thai-style ikan bakar and tom yum seafood restaurants open for dinner along Jln Sultan Abu Bakar.
Displays traditional Malaysian watercraft. Look out for the fabulously carved craft with the head of a mythical beast.
Food stalls, in the grid of streets between the Padang and Sungai Pahang and along the riverfront Jln Sultan Ahmad.
Fruit stalls in the grid of streets between the Padang and Sungai Pahang and along the riverfront Jln Sultan Ahmad.
The active Abu Bakar Mosque is crowned with gold domes. Non-Muslims are not allowed to enter.
Behind the Sultan Abdullah Mosque stands this old tower fashioned from wood and stone.
This blue-domed mosque is a large, slightly mouldering creation dating back to 1932.
The focus of Pekan’s palm-lined royal quarter is the Regent of Pahang’s palace.