|PLACES OF INTEREST
Nature and Adventure
| Pahang Silk Weaving
Pahang proudly boasts of the quality of its silk produced here at
Pulau Keladi, Pekan. Its traditional intricate weaving method has
been passed down for generations. A wide array of silk scarves and
fabrics are on sale at the centre.
|Pulau Keladi Cultural
Located in the royal town of Pekan the cultural village primarily
consists of the 'kampung' house where tun abdul razak was born, the
tun abdul razak memorial hall the penghulu's (village chief) office
and the Pahang Silk Weaving Centre.facilities available in the
cultural village include a recreational area by the river, a
service counter, an exhibition and display centre, handicraft and
souvenir stalls, malaysian style food and refreshments, public
restrooms and carpark.
| State Museum
A visit to Pekan would not be complete without browsing around the
State Museum. Located at jalan sultan ahmad, the museum houses a
fairly large collection of ancient chinese glassware and ceramics.
The old history of Pahang and its ancient kings is also well
| The Royal Palace
While Kuantan is the administrative capital of the state of Pahang,
Pekan is its royal capital. PLACES OF INTEREST include The Royal
Palace, the State Museum and silk weaving centre. The ruler of
Pahang, his royal highness the sultan, resides at the magnificent
palace in Pekan. A stopover to view this authentically fascinating
malay palace is worth your trip to Pahang. If you happen to be
there during the celebrations of the ruler's official birthday on
24th of october, you would be able to witness the annual outburst
of culture and tradition of this special town.
|The Tun Razak Memorial
Dedicated to the second Prime Minister of Malaysia, this memorial
hall houses some of the late Tun Abdul Razak's personal effects and
memorabilia. Completed in 1994 the showcase depict aspects of the
life of Tun Abdul Razak, an historic figure in the early days of
the nation's development.
The house where Tun Abdul Razak was born has been rebuilt on its
original site and in the exact style of the day. The house displays
the characteristic 3 section construction, comprising a threshold,
the 'ibu rumah' (the house proper) and the kitchen.
Measuring 8.5 metres by 14.15 metres, it offers the visitor a
life like experience of the atmosphere of a typical Malay village
house at the turn of the century.
one of the highlights of activity in this area is Kota Gelanggi
cave adventure. explore the 150 million year old historical and
mythical cave complex and its unique fauna, flora and rock
formations. The magnificent cave chambers are among the best in
this region. Visitors will be able to experience what tropical
limestone caverns are all about, with their myriads stalagmites and
stalactites and strangely shaped formations.