Located directly opposite the Pahang State Museum, this gallery is build on Pulau Beram (a small island in the Pahang River). It showcases many types of watercrafts from beautifully craved boats to decaying logs. Models of fisherman house and floating hut are also being displayed. You can check out some other photo from this gallery in my Pekan travelogue.
Closed on Monday
Everyday 9:30 – 5:00pm except on Friday, there is a Friday Prayer break between 12:15 – 2:45pm.
Admission is Free.
This palace was built in 1965. It is the current residence of Sultan of Pahang – Sultan Ahmad Shah. It is almost hidden amidst of lush green tropical trees. This picture was taken at the main gate. The palace is surrounded by peaceful and clean Malay kampung or village. For more pictures please refer to my Padang Polo travelogue.
The museum was declared opened by Sultan Haji Ahmad Syah in October 1976. It houses many artifacts important to the history of Pahang sultanate and Malay culture.
The fine 2-storeys brick building was build by the British in 1929, replacing an old wooden mansion, which was the residence of JP Rodger – the first British Resident of Pahang. In 1948, the Sultan of Pahang took over the building and renamed it Kota Beram Palace. In 1965, a new palace was build and the sultan moved to the new location, where the current palace is.
Closed on Monday.
Opens 9:30 – 5:00pm every day except on Friday, there is a Friday Prayer break between 12:15pm – 2:45pm.
Admission fee: RM 1
There are two air-con bus operators that service the Pekan-Kuantan route. The major one is Bee Huat Bus (Black and White bus. No. 31) and the other is Rahmat Alam (Orange and White Bus). The destination is written on the front of the bus. You may board the bus from Kuantan Bus Station at Jalan Besar (Besar Street).
It cost about RM 2.75 for one way trip and will take approximately an hour to get to Pekan. Ticket is purchased onboard from the conductor.The frequency of buses is half to one hourly, depending on the time of the day. Please check at the bus station for details.The buses stop at Pekan Bus Terminal (see picture).
There is a long stretch of beach along the Pekan- Rompin road. Drive south from Pekan towards Rompin. The beach is located at approximately at the 16 th mile, on the left side of the road. There are a few shelters along the beach. Great place to watch sunrise. I haven’t got the chance to capture any sunrise pictures yet. I definitely will be back.
The 18-holes par-72 course plays to 6,506yds from the blue tees... The First Nine is the shorter of the two nines at 3,210yds and the Second Nine at 3,296yds... The course is flat with minimal water hazards... The fairway is of cow grass... Golfers can either walk (using trolley) or use turfmate or buggy...
Equipment: The clubhouse is a temporary structure with a golfer's terrace for food and beverages... Surprising, the food is of acceptable standard... The changing rooms left much to be desired... The abandoned clubhouse re-development is now being revived...
The club is closed for upgrading and will be re-open in early 2009
The 18-holes par-72 course plays to 6,090m from the blue tees... The course is set in its natural surroundings for which the club terms the Natural Habitat areas... This is where there are birds and other small animals making it their home...
The Links (1st) Nine plays to 3,051m while the Forest (2nd) Nine is a tard shorter 3,039m... The course is rather flat with grassland vegetation and short shrubs... There will be problems finding wayward balls in these areas... The course has it fair share of water hazards... With its proximity to the beach, there is the occasional fresh breeze but generally the course is rather hot with and absence of tall trees... Buggy is on fairway as there are no buggy tracks...
Equipment: The clubhouse comprises the golfer's terrace, karaoke room and bar... There is driving range as well as a well stocked pro-shop... The men and ladies changing room are a bit tired but functional...