Pahang is one of the royal Sultanates of Malaysia, and it is the largest of all states in Peninsular Malaysia. Sultan of Pahang’s Birthday is an official public holiday and off-work day in Pahang.
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Al-Sultan Abdullah ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah is currently Sultan of Pahang as well as Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia. He is the son of the former Sultan, Ahmad Shah, who reigned as Sultan of Pahang from 1974 to 2019.
Ahmad Shah was educated at colleges and universities in both Malaysia and in the U.K. He is a great lover of sports, including football and hockey.
The Sultan Ahmad Shah Mosque in Kuantan, Pahang’s capital city, is named after the sitting Sultan’s father. It has five beautiful blue domes and four sharply spiked spires.