Pahang

pahang

Pahang is the third largest state in Malaysia after the Sarawak and Sabah. It is largest also in Peninsular Malaysia. It inhabits approximately 1,443,365 people. Its capital is Kuantan and the royal seat is Pekan.

Location
This state 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. Also, it occupies the largest area of  the Peninsular River Basin.

Climate
The climate of this hilly state is cozy as it is located on the highlands. The temperature remains cool throughout the year.

Education
Several universities and colleges are there that provide quality education. Universiti Malaysia Pahang is the popular one. Preschool for kids and high schools for big kids are also there that provide quality education.

Coastal areas
This largely mountainous state flattens out towards the coastline. Pulau Tioman is the island offshore that located here. A traditional fishing industry still exists there along the coast.

Culture
Culture of Pahang is very fascinating as it is the evidence of the diverse Malaysian culture. It reflects in the customs, clothes, food, art forms, games and festivals of the various races. Handicrafts, hand woven gold and silver brocade, are the simple example of the culture of the state.

Religion
There are a number of religions that followed here by the different religious communities. Islam is the main religion that performed here on a large scale. Other religions are Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Chinese, etc.

Transportation
Several ways are there to reach this Malaysian state. Roads, trains, ferries are there that are helpful enough to go from one place to another.