The small town of Kuala Kubu Baru’s claim to fame is that it’s on the way to Fraser’s Hill. It has always played second fiddle to Fraser’s Hill, though it has its own simple attractions for those who seek a break from modern life.
The town is hardly what you call hectic but there are enough activities to keep you occupied. Get up early and head to the Farmer’s Market where you can buy fresh produce and try local fare like soto and lontong. Then, take a stroll to the charming traditional shophouses and historical sites such as the old Kuala Kubu Baru Railway Station, St Paul Catholic Church, the Clock Tower and the old Fire Station. If you have some time left, go to one of the hidden hot springs located behind Taman Arif’s rows of single storey terrace houses. A well-kept secret among locals, the springs have gained popularity due to their warmth and cleanliness – the perfect spot for families to ease aching muscles after a long day.
If you intend on staying a little longer, try The Sticks, an eco-glamping retreat tucked away in the rainforest of KKB offering a unique stay and interesting outdoor activities that you can do with your kids like whitewater rafting, jungle trekking and a guided tour to an Orang Asli village.