The Pekan District, located on the banks of the Pahang River 50 km south of Kuantan and 280 km from Kuala Lumpur, is the Royal Town of the Malaysian state of Pahang Darul Makmur. Its name comes from a flower, the Bunga Pekan. Pekan is also the name of the district the town is situated in, and a parliamentary constituency in its own right. 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'adzamo 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 Tun Razak. Najib is also Pekan's current Member of Parliament. The Masjid Abdullah, a landmark in Pekan which dates from the 1920s, and the newer Masjid Abu Bakar 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.Wikipedia
This warm abode of Pekan is a delightful place to visit in Malaysia. Pekan is located at a short trip away from Cherating a major city in Malaysia. Cherating is bestowed with interesting set of attractions for every type of traveller. Also, to reach Pekan, you'll have to take a flight to Cherating; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A vacation to Pekan can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.
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