Pahang Darul Makmur

Cameron Highlands, Pahang Cameron Highlands, Pahang

Pahang is the third largest state in Malaysia, after Sarawak and Sabah, and the largest in Peninsular Malaysia. The state occupies the huge Pahang River river basin. It is bordered to the north by Kelantan, to the west by Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, to the south by Johor and to the east by Terengganu and the South China Sea. Its state capital is Kuantan, and the royal seat is at Pekan. Other important towns include Jerantut, Kuala Lipis, Temerloh and the hill resorts of Genting Highlands, Cameron Highlands, Bukit Tinggi and Fraser's Hill.

Culture & Heritage

Sultan Abu Bakar Museum situated in Pekan, Pahang was established in 1976. This museum has a well-documented history of the state and its royal house. It has a large collection of ancient glass-wares and ceramics and also collection of weapons such as 'badik' and 'kodi jawa'.


There are many things to see and do in Pahang. Visit a city of entertainment, Genting Highlands or Cameron Highlands, Malaysia's largest highland resort. About 56km off the coast of Pahang lies Tioman Island, an alluring holiday paradise in the South China Sea where you can discover astounding sights such as colourful Gorgonian sea fans, Staghorn corals, nudibranchs and beautifully sculptured sea sponges. Or visit Malaysia's oldest national park which has abundance and diversity of nature.

Food & Drink

There are lots of traditional food and dishes of Pahang. 'Nasi Kebuli' the special rice dish in Kuala Lipis, Pahang. The rice used for this dishes is cooked with coconut oil and mixed with either chicken, lamb or mutton. There are many more such as royal pudding, 'opor daging' made from either beef, mutton or lamb, 'laksa pahang' and don't forget to try it when you come to Pahang.


Most of the shopping malls can be found in Kuantan, Pahang's capital city. 'Pekan Sehari' is a famous Sunday Market in Temerloh, Pahang where villagers from surrounding villages bring and display their goods for sale. They sell their hand-made mengkuang (pandanus leaves) crafts such as mats, baskets and bags. Pahang also popular for its handicrafts such as Wood carvings, batik, silk, and songket, exquisite traditional hand-woven silver and gold brocaded fabric.

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