About Raub Pahang Darul Makmur Malaysia

Do you want to know about the history of Raub, one of the districts in Pahang? Read here to find out more about the oldest town in Pahang and how to get there. We have more than 1000 places to visit in Malaysia.

The Summary

  • Attraction: Pahang Adventure and Nature in Malaysia
  • Location: Pahang Malaysia
  • Attraction Type: Attraction in Malaysia

About Raub Pahang Darul Makmur Malaysia

The Raub district is one of the oldest towns situated in the west of Pahang and between two range, Titiwangsa Range, and Benom Mountain Range. The town is situated 110 km from Kuala Lumpur and 265 km from Pahang’s capital, Kuantan. This district consists of 7 sub-districts, namely Batu Talam, Sega, Semantang Ulu, Dong, Ulu Dong, Gali and Tras. This district was explored and founded in the 18th century. It is a historic gold mining settlement.

For most people, the Pahang adventure is an awesome experience. The most popular spots to visit are Raub Lake Park, Sungai Pasu Recreation Centre, Tasik Ria Kundang Puah Recreational Centre, Lata Berembun, Lata Jarum & Pulau Chekas, Lata Lembik, Jeram Besu, Pekan Sehari, Homestay Program and Kela Adventure Camp (Camping Sites).

Jungle trekking is a rewarding activity, engage a guide to take you deep into the jungle to see ‘Rafflesia’, the biggest flower on earth found in Malaysia), herbs plants, as well as giant tropical trees. Local bus service is available from Dong – Ulu Dong, the taxi can be hired from Raub/Kuala Lipis/Dong. Since this is a forest reserve, please keep clean, do help to conserve the ‘Flora and Fauna’ for the future generation. Find Rafflesia, tour guide: 609 – 355 1060.

How to get there?

If you like and adventure things in Pahang, then your main objective is how to get to Raub. The highway is the main route. People from Kuala Lumpur will usually exit the Lebuhraya Pantai Timur (LPT) at Bentong and then enter Highway 8. This district is also a stopover for motorists traveling to Kota Bharu Kelantan, which is the northern end of Highway 8 respectively.

According to the history, it was named after a group of miners found a handful of gold in every tray of sand they dig. This is described by J. A. Richardson in his book, The Geology, and Mineral Resources of the Neighborhood of Raub Pahang. According to him on page 36, “People found that for every “dulang” of sand there was a handful of gold.” Referring to the old folks’ tale in the early 19th century, an old man and his two sons discovered gold every time they scooped up the earth. Thus, the town and the district derived their name from the Malay word Raub which means “scoop”.

Raub is the eastern end of Route 55, which begins in Kuala Kubu Bharu in Selangor and passing through Fraser’s Hill in the process. Besides that, this district is also a gateway to the hill resort of Cameron Highlands, using Pahang state route.

Buses are operated by several companies which include Pahang Lin Siong, Union, and Central Pahang. Other interstate express coaches also stop by Raub central bus station this is strategically located along routes to cities like Gua Musang and Kota Bharu in the eastern states.

*Source: pahangtourism.org.my

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