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"Getaway from Kuantan"

Raub Tourism

Raub is one of the oldest towns located in Pahang, Malaysia. It is located 110 km from Kuala Lumpur and 265 km from Kuantan (Pahang's capital city). Raub is packed with colonial charm and remnants of meticulously architectural British Buildings. The prime attraction of this place is Jeram Besu’s white water rafting which is gaining popularity as one of the best white-water rafting and kayaking spots in Malaysia.

Raub is known for its gold mines which is evident from the colonial buildings dotted across the town. Lata Jarum Waterfalls in Raub are a perfect spot for family outings offering a small trek in the forest reaching the cascading waterfalls while you can hear the forest creatures. Pulau Chekas is an ideal place for a recreational weekend. It stands as an island when the river gets divided into two loaded with slides for kids and relaxing activities for adults. It is also a home to Fraser’s Hill which is well-known for its extensive birdlife and deserves a visit. One can also plan a visit to Lata Lembik Recreational Park for adventurous and exciting activities.

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Need to Know

  • There are a few hotels in Raub and a very few provide WiFi. It is suggested that portable dongles be taken for internet services. 
  • Though the visit to Jarum Waterfall is free, there are charges on entry for Pulau Chekas and other recreational parks.
  • Cash is the preferred form of exchange. There are rarely any ATMs and most of the restaurants and parks take payment in cash only.

History of Raub

Raub is historically a gold-mine settlement which was explored in the 18th century and is one of the oldest towns of Pahang, Malaysia. It is believed that the miners found a handful of gold in every tray of sand they dug. The word Raub literally means Scoop in Malay and the town was, thus, named Raub due to its richness in Gold. The famous Sungai Ruan village which was the “Black Zone of the Communist Party” is also located in Raub District. During the Colonial period, it was a major district for the production of rubber and tin.

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Being located at Federal Route 8, Raub is accessible through the road. If you are travelling from Kuala Lumpur, Lumpur-Karak Expressway is ideal with an interchange at Bentong East. It is about 90 kms and takes about two hours. Since Federal Route 8 passes through Raub, you can also travel from Kota Bharu. East-Coast Expressway also joins Kuantan to Raub through Lanchang-Raub Road.

Bus are operable from various cities and towns including Kuala Lips, Fraser’s Hill, Bentong and Jerantut. Since the nearest airport is Kuala Lumpur, direct buses and taxis are available to Raub. Buses are a cheaper option while Taxi gives you the comfort of taking breaks when you like.

Local transport in Raub

Taxis, buses and car rentals are the major means to get around Raub city. Buses are the cheapest way to travel but do not connect all tourist spots. Hiring a taxi is preferable as it can cover several tourist spots according to the demand. Car rentals are also available if you want to self-drive and engage with finer elements of nature. 

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Lata Jarum Waterfall
Taman Tasik Raub, also known as Raub Lake Park
Jeriau Waterfall

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