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“Beautiful boutique museum worth visiting.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pahang State Museum

Pahang State Museum
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Pekan
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Kuantan
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful boutique museum worth visiting.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

We (parents+4kids) were immediately captured by the warm and cosy atmosphere and it felt as if we entered the Sultans residence. The sound of live music played on traditional instruments and beckoned us to enter the residence further. The displays of artifacts and Royal memorabilia is well done and up to international standards (first in Malaysia for me). We also learned more about the malaysian aboriginals which have been given a prominent display. Well worth it, our smallest kids were dancing of excitement, the elder ones were impressed!

p.s. There is some mixup in displayed dates of BC (Before Christ) AD (After Christ) and H (Hijri islamic calendar = 622 AD) in the english translated display texts.

Visited March 2013
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English first
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very good for a Malaysian museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2013

Let's face it......Malaysia isn't a country that knows how to exhibit or portray its history very well....just have a look at the National Museum in KL. Compared to that and many others i've been, this is one of the best museums there is in this relatively new country.
It's been recently refurbished and renovated.... and they've done a good job at it too. Exhibits are new and informative and the interactive multimedia is impressive and way more advanced then any other museum in the peninsular.
The exhibits give a concise but complete overview of the history and culture of Pahang, its rulers and the east coast in general....i absolutely recommend a trip here

Visited February 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“kinda rundown”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2012

The plc seems to be dusty. if you have sinus problem. pls avoid going, you might end of sneezing the entire day.

local history is in plc but very sallow, concentrated on limited towers for some reason. ancient trade merchants and Thai connection has been swept under the carpets.

Good info on batik origin

Visited December 2012
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Kuantan, Malaysia
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24 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A rejuvenated museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2012

After 4 long years of waiting, finally this museum reopen on October 2012. The buildings now in white and the landscape here full of sculptures. Interior decoration here quite good and in each section has an interactive segment to provide knowledge in an interesting way. Overall, this museum is well worth to visit, with the fusion of the past and today.

Visited October 2012
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