Roaming In Raub

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One of the oldest towns in Pahang, Raub (translated as ‘scoop’) was once a gold mining town in early 19th century. Today, the quietness of the little town prevails, as locals devour on curry fish head, something Raub is famous for. Nearby, the water runs deep as extremists paddle through the Besu Rapids, while the Zen ones connect with nature at the Jarum Waterfalls.

Duration: Day trip
Suitable for: Families

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Address: 28 Jalan Dato’ Abdullah, Raub
Tel.: +6 09 355 1182
Operating Hours: 8AM-6.30PM
What: An aptly named old-fashioned teahouse that serves the yummiest teatime snacks straight from the oven.
Must-try: Egg tarts, curry puffs, kaya puffs.


Address: Sungai Lipis, Benta
Tel.: Greenleaf Holidays Tours: +6 09 267 2131 / +6 019 313 1240
Operating Hours: Daytime
Cost: From RM180 per pax (min 8 pax)
What: Known as one of the most challenging whitewater rafting areas in Malaysia, Besu Rapids happen along the Lipis River and it’s just a three-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur. The rapids here are graded 3 and above.


Address: 82 Jalan Tun Razak, Raub
Tel.: +6 09 356 1651
Operating Hours: 6.30AM-9.30PM
What: Raub is famous for its fish head curry and most locals would patron this restaurant that serves the little town’s best delicacy.
Must-try: Fish head curry, chicken curry.

Address: Sungai Dong, Kampung Ulu Dong, Dong
Operating Hours: Daytime
Cost: Free
What: Located not too far from the village, Jarum Waterfalls is a picnic spot frequented by locals nearby and tourist from afar. To reach the falls, go down the Raub-Kuala Lipis road, and be prepared for a relaxing day by the cascading waters at the end of the road.


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