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- Kuala Kubu Baru
Hillside Batu Retreat is situated in the beautiful town of Kuala Kubu Bharu. The villa is on a private hill, where security and privacy is ensured. It is designed with an open concept and the house is sitting on the hillside.The house consists of living area, 3 bedrooms with doorlocks, 2 bathroom, 2 washrooms, kitchen equipped with cookware and dining table, barbeque area with tools and charcoal, balcony, and swimming pool (shared with neighbours).
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- Kuala Kubu Baru
The villa consists of living area, 2 bedrooms with doorlocks, 1 bathroom, 2 washrooms, kitchen equipped with cookware, dining table and drinking water filter, barbeque area with tools, lower patio, balcony, rooftop balcony, and swimming pool (shared with neighbours).
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- Kuala Kubu Baru
The Senja - Dusk is a dark start in the evening. When the sun begins to disappear beneath the horizon. Usually, the sky is still bright and blue for some time after sunset. This time is known as dusk. Nestle into The Senja, a private retreat that offers breathtaking views of pinnacle views of Kuala Kubu Bharu Heights! A wonderful getaway from the city lifestyle, The Senja is surrounded by private forest reserves and mountain ranges, waiting to welcome you into the emerald greens forest
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Your guide to Kuala Kubu Bharu
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.
How do I get around Kuala Kubu Bharu?
The closest airport to town is Kuala Lumpur International (KUL), about 90 minutes south in Malaysia’s capital. From here, you can take a connecting bus or rent a car to drive to Kuala Kubu Bharu. The town itself is quite small, and hiking around the city is the best way to get around and enjoy majestic views of the mountains. Surrounding temples, villages, and golf courses are all easily accessible on foot. Renting a bike or scooter in town offers another good way to travel within Kuala Kubu Bharu, allowing you to take in the architecture and lifestyle at your own pace.
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.