The Jakun Tribe of Bebar, Pahang, Malaysia is among the top three indigenous people from Proto Malay tribes that migrated from Southern Yunan Province of China 2,500BC ago. They are commonly called “Orang Asli” or Original People they are among the first three communities that settled in the Malay Peninsula. Jakun communities are found most in the southern of tip of Pahang and northern states of Johor.
Historically Jakun People are commonly known as “Orang Hulu” (Up river people) in the Malay language. The Jakun people found in Bebar are physically taller in height with olive brown skin features that is different from the other two main indigenous tribes of the African lineage who migrated earlier. They have dark colored skin and african looks with negrito physical features.