water transport gallery

Water Transportation Gallery

The Water Transportation Gallery is located in front of the Abu Bakar State Museum. It is a very interesting open boat museum. Water transportation played an important role in the past social and economic development of Pahang. The gallery features water transportation of various shapes, sizes and functions used in the Pahang seas and rivers back then.

There are several traditional boats replicas such as prau, koleks and sampans on displays. Each of them has unique characteristics such as colorful bows and interesting carvings. One even have the carving of the mythical beast heads. Original prau or sampans were usually made from the tree barks. The carving is usually carved out from big logs and tree trunks.

Image by : Wan Islahuddin Wan Ali

Operation Hour

Tuesday – Thursday & Saturday – Sunday : 9.30 a.m – 5.00 p.m

Friday : 9.30 a.m – 12.15 p.m & 2.45 p.m – 5.00 p.m

Monday : Closed.


There’s no entrance fee.


Jalan Sultan Ahmad, Pulau Beram, 26600 Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia.

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Admission is free and what better way to spend a lazy afternoon out of the sun by wandering around looking at the old boats with their colourful trim and carved bows!


The water craft gallery at Pulau Beram , opposite the museum was once a fantastic display of the water craft that once part of the major transport mode in Pekan. Well, Pekan is a town by the river. Like any other old town/ city in Malaysia, it thrived because of the strategic location by the river/ sea.


This unique gallery depicts the various designs and types of water crafts used by the population in Pahang in the past.


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