Raub is a town in Pahang, Malaysia. The town is situated 110 km from Kuala Lumpur and 265 km from Pahang's capital, Kuantan. Raub is one of the oldest towns in Pahang.
Raub was explored and founded in the 18th century. It is a historic gold mining settlement. According to the history, it was named Raub 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 Neighbourhood of Raub Pahang. According to him on page 36, “People found that for every “dulang” of sand there was a handful (Raub) 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 in Raub. Thus, the town and the district derived their name from the Malay word Raub which means “scoop”.
While in Raub, don't miss your opportunity to eat durian Musang King there because you can get an affordable price to buy it. Even if you staying at any of guesthouse in Raub, some of the owner can provide that Musang King for us. It is easy to find this Durian Musang King because along the road from Raub to Bentong , you will find many stalls or restaurants which selling and putting durian in their menu. For durian's lover, Raub just like a paradise because everywhere is all about Durian.