Adventure Time: Exploring Pekan, Pahang

Adventure Time: Exploring Pekan, Pahang

Adventure Time: Exploring Pekan, Pahang pekan

Pahang is the largest state in Peninsular Malaysia. Known largely for famous locations like Genting Highlands and Tioman Island, the East-Coast state is known for its lush rainforests and hill-top resorts. Sitting by the Pahang River or Sungai Pahang is the small quaint town of Pekan, which is largely undiscovered by tourists and travelers. Here are some of the things that you can do and see at Pekan, Pahang!

Exploring Pekan, Pahang #1: Get in touch with Mother Nature

Pahang is known as “The Abode of Tranquility” for a reason. The state is lucky to be blessed with lush rainforests and an abundance of flora and fauna. The mountains and jungles are popular for nature lovers as the ideal destination for immersing in Malaysia’s biodiverse ecosystem. Enjoy a picnic or take a stroll along Sungai Pahang or go on a boat ride in Chini Lake. You can even take Insta-worthy photos as the Rainbow Waterfall!

Exploring Pekan, Pahang #2: Cultural Attractions

Aside from lush greeneries, Pekan is also known as the royal town of Pahang. Visitors can begin their trip at the Istana Abu Bakar, the current official royal residence of the Sultan of Pahang. There are also several museums that showcase the rich history of Pahang’s rich cultural past. Afterwards, you can visit the Royal Pahang Silk Weaving Centre, where it was once appointed as exclusive makers of the Pahang royal garments.

Exploring Pekan, Pahang #3: Food

Tasting the delicious local food is a definite must when you visit any Malaysian city or town. One of the most famous items in Pekan’s menu is definitely the Puding Diraja or Royal Pudding. It is a medley of fruits and nuts served in milky custard and egg yolk threads, perfect for those with a sweet tooth. While there, you should also not miss out on the Murtabak Makassar, which is a savoury pancake with layers of beef or chicken and also last but not least, Patin Tempoyak!


Where to stay: AnCasa Royale Pekan, Pahang

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Guests looking for premium accommodation in Pekan will be excited to know that AnCasa Royale Pekan is a luxurious 4-star resort hotel. With 133 guest rooms, each room is fully furnished and fitted with a premium finish where guests can unwind and relax after visiting the many local attractions in Pekan. Situated in close proximity to Sungai Pahang, all of our rooms feature large bay windows for guests to enjoy a panoramic view of the riverfront.

The hotel is also known for its large outdoor freeform swimming pool and luxurious spa treatments. Guests can enjoy selections of Balinese, Thai and Malay traditional spa treatments that accentuate your senses. AnCasa Royale Pekan also boasts a spacious event space where corporate functions and private parties can be held. The Garden Wedding @ AnCasa Royale provides a unique outdoor setting for an intimate, stylish and romantic wedding reception.

For guests wanting to visit the local attractions, Sultan Abu Bakar Museum is right around the corner. The hotel is also near to many popular spots such as UniSZA, Meow Island and the Heritage Route of Pekan.

The next time you are on a road trip down the East Coast, stop by this charming town and immerse yourself in its local delights.


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