Leban Tunggal Palace

Leban Tunggal Palace

Leban Tunggal Palace was built in 1935. It was named Leban tunggal since there is only one leban tree can be found in the palace area. The palace initially is the home of the late Tengku Sulaiman Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Ahmad whom is the Tengku Besar Pahang at the time.

The Palace does not only has a beautiful name, Its design is also unique and feature elements of grandeur. The building is made of timber, brick and concrete.It has two floors and also has two domes on its left and right. In addition, there is a hall made of wood where the Tengku Besar of Pahang conducted all the official state matter.

In the early 90’s, the palace was later used as the Pekan District Library. It was later handed over to the National Heritage Department in 2011.

Image by : Guillaume de Morency

Operation Hours

Daily : 24 Hours


There’s no entrance fee.


Kampung Parit Tengah, 26600 Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia.

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Hear From Others

The palace was made of a mixture of stone and wood and it was a two story building with two domes in its right and left. Its wonderful architecture still remains to today.


On this occasion I spent some time in Pekan, where there are many traditional Malay wooden houses and some traditional wooden palaces, some are in great shape and some, well they are more like this one, how could i not fall in love with it and want to record it’s standing before it becomes so derelict that no one can see it’s former beauty.

Annette Johnson

This abandoned and much forlorn (there’s a tree growing from its roof) two-storey wood and stone palace was built in 1935. With unusual twin yellow cupolas, it’s quite a picture;


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