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All About Kuala Kubu Bharu
Located at the foothills of Bukit Fraser (Fraser’s Hill) and outlined by rainforests, Kuala Kubu Bharu is a quiet, laid-back historical town in the Hulu Selangor district of northeastern Malaysia with plenty of opportunities to get close to nature. Hikers of all skill levels will find trails around the region, many with spectacular views of the rainforests and waterfalls. Adventure seekers can hike to Chiling Waterfall — you’ll need to wade across the river along the way — and spot monkeys and Rajah Brooke’s birdwing butterflies around the water’s edge. No trip to the region is complete without visiting the Selangor Dam to admire this incredible feat of engineering and the serene reservoir behind it.
In town, you’ll find cafes and restaurants offering local fare such as asam pedas udang galah (sour and spicy giant prawns) and Bengkulu tarts, pastries stuffed with shredded coconut and brown sugar. Much of the architecture in Kuala Kubu Bharu dates from the early 20th century, but it also fosters a thriving contemporary art scene, as evidenced by galleries and colorful murals. Head to the Pasar Awam Kuala Kubu Bharu, the town’s only morning market, to get a taste of local flavors and crafts and to immerse yourself in the daily life of locals.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Kuala Kubu Bharu?
Kuala Kubu Bharu’s tropical climate means that the temperature varies only slightly from month to month — it is almost always hot, but not scorching, and humid — but the amount of rainfall peaks in November and hits its lowest point between June and August. March and May are considered the best times to visit, when the city is less crowded and retains a quiet, slow-paced, and recreational vibe. The low rainfall during the summer months make it an ideal time for those looking to hike, mountain bike, and sightsee outdoors. During summer you’ll find lots of events, food festivals, and music programs in the surrounding towns.
If you are hoping to go whitewater rafting, the end of November comes just after heavy rainfall season, offering swift water currents in the Selangor River. Fall brings fewer visitors to the region, providing a quiet escape into the natural ambiance of Kuala Kubu Bharu.
What are the top things to do in Kuala Kubu Bharu?
Sungai Selangor Dam
The Sungai Selangor Dam, just east of town, is the tallest dam in Malaysia. The reservoir that formed once construction on the dam finished in 2002, set among hills and trees, is an ideal location for fishing. The dam provides a secure water supply for 7 million people. You can learn more about this engineering wonder at the Splash Info Center.
Kuala Kubu Bharu Hot Spring
Located a few minutes west of the main part of town, KKB Hot Spring is a recreational escape where you can relax and submerge your feet or body after a long day of exploring the city. The area around the concrete pool that houses the spring is lush, and people often come here for a picnic.
The Selangor River features rapids that are among the best in Southeast Asia. The excitement and adventure are amplified by the added thrill of the river’s steep layout. As you float downstream along the fast-flowing Selangor, the raft passes in and out of the water, providing an exhilarating and action-packed experience. The natural landscape of the riverbanks offers magnificent natural scenery throughout the journey. The route is suitable for beginners, as you’ll be provided with a safety briefing and an experienced guide will come along for the ride.