Pekan is thought to have been in existence since the time of Old Pahang Kingdom. The Pekan District is the Royal Town of the Malaysian state of Pahang Darul Makmur. Its name comes from a flower, the Bunga Pekan. The flower is said to be white like jasmine, although the particular plant species is also said to have become extinct.
It is the home of the state’s royal family headed by Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Abu Bakar Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mu’adzam Shah. It is also the hometown of the second Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, and the current Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
The Masjid Abdullah, a landmark in Pekan which dates from the 1920s, and the newer Abu Bakar Royal Mosque is near the Sultan Abu Bakar Museum. The stretch by the river bank from the Abu Bakar Royal Mosque heading towards the Sultan Abu Bakar Museum is Pekan’s Heritage Route. As you walk towards the Town from the Sultan Abu Bakar Museum, you can visualise the busy river in the olden days transporting people and goods into this Royal Town.
According to the information we had collected, things can do at PEKAN as below.
- Keladi Cultural Village
- Kompleks Pelancongan Tasik Chini
- Pekan Lama
- Royal Pahang Silk Weaving Centre
- Sultan Abu Bakar Palace
- The Chiefs’ Rest House
- Tun Razak Memorial Hall
- Masjid Sultan Abdullah Museum
- Pekan State Museum
- Sultan Abu Bakar Museum
- Lagenda Beach
- Lake Chini
Click on below Pahang district name to view full list of attractions.