Just barely an hour’s drive away from Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Kubu Bharu (also known as ‘KKB’) is a charming little town on the way to Fraser’s Hill.
Originally known as Kuala Kubu, this quaint town was popular for tin mining activities in Selangor.
What to Visit – Kuala Kubu Baru Heritage Trail
Its past is captured and included in the Kuala Kubu Baru Heritage Trail covering 8 significant points of interest around KKB.
The Kuala Kubu Baru Heritage Trail takes you from the Hulu Selangor District/Land Office, the Kuala Kubu Baru clock tower which had been erected to commemorate the coronation of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth in 1937, the the old Fire Station right to the latest attraction in town – the KKB mural lane.
The Kuala Kubu town was said to begin in the 18th century because of mining but in February 1883, the dam broke and a terrible flood happened and many of the villagers drowned and lost their homes.
Only the Masjid Al Hidayah Ampang Pecah mosque survived the flood….
After the tragedy, the British government decided to build a new town, (designed by Charles Compton Reade, Malaya’s first town planner) based on the garden city movement of the early 20th century where self-contained communities are surrounded by greenbelts near the remains of Kuala Kubu, with the government offices on top of a hill and it was then named Kuala Kubu Bharu…
Where to Eat – Sun Sun Nam Cheong
While you are at KKB, do not forget to drop by the most oldest and most popular Hainanese kopitiam, Sun Sun Nam Cheong, serving up some of the best Hainanese Chicken Chop or Hainanese Mee you can find for more then 100 years now!!!
Address – 8, Jalan Mat Kilau, Pekan Kuala Kubu Bharu, 44000 Kuala Kubu Baru
Where to Play – KKB Paragliding Park
You can really feel on top of the world at Bukit Batu Pahat, Kuala Kubu Baru..
You can either hike up here but it is a very challenging trail or take her a “roller coaster” steep ride up the hill via 4WD which was also pretty nerve wrecking… But the view at the top makes it soooo worth it…
This hill is the place to go paragliding here if you have a license, but if you don’t then you can also try tandem paragliding with the KKB Paragliding Park … It will be an unforgettable experience with the mesmerising views before you finally land at the Taman Millenium Kuala Kubu Baru…
Address – 44000 Kuala Kubu Bharu
Where to Eat – Bistro Schanteq
Bistro Schanteq is a laid back little “warung” located right next to the religious school in KKB..
It is famous for serving some of the best Bakso, Ayam Penyet and Nasi Pandan Ayam Crispy
Address – Gerai MHDS No 1 ,Jalan Syed Mashor, 44000 Kuala Kubu Bharu
Where to Eat – GH Corner
GH Corner (Generasi Harapan Corner) is one of a chain of restaurants under the GISB group which serves Nasi Arab and other western dishes… The restaurant chain is dedicated at helping muslim youths by giving them jobs..
We had their signature Arabic Mandey Rice which was served with a generous chunk of lamb or chicken… It was really delicious eaten with the soup and spices…
Address – 1st Floor Jalan Adenium 2/5, Seksyen BB5, Bandar Bukit Beruntung, 48300 Rawang
What to Do – Cholo Cholo Hot Spring
Air Panas Hulu Tamu or Hulu Tamu hot springs was found by accident when a villager who found his buffalo calf jumping in surprise because the water it was drinking was too hot.
It was said that during the Japanese invasion in Malaya during the World War II Japanese soldiers found Hulu Tamu hot spring as a healing site for those who were injured.
There are several pools (hot, medium, cool), gazebos, walkways and even private pools as well as basic changing rooms and toilet facilities here. The Hot Springs used to be run by the district council. But now managed by Cholo Cholo..
Personally we love the private pools which cost about RM200 for a few hours which are safer (considering the threat of pandemic) and of course, privacy with your friends, group or family..
Price/entrance fees – RM3.00 per person irregardless of child/adult
Address – Ontok Ontok Enterprise
Lot 2107, Kolam Air Panas Hulu Tamu
Batang Kali, Selangor
Thanks to Gaya Travel and also UPEN Selangor for making this trip possible….