Malaysia: White Water Rafting at Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor

January 1, 1970

by Kepei_goh

Selangor River: One of the famous spots for white water rafting in Malaysia

Selangor River is considered one of the most famous rivers for recreational white water rafting. It is getting more and more popular in recent years not only in Malaysia but in other countries too. Selangor River is listed at grade 2 to 4 river which includes mild rapid to powerful rapid. This is suitable for anyone seeking for enjoyable rafting experience.

On your Kuala Kubu White Water Rafting trip, you will surely experience the moment of pure thrill, a feeling of togetherness with your teammates, and a deep connection to the beautiful nature. It is gonna be a life changing experience for you. Perhaps you might meet new friend and form lost lasting friendship in your life. All these will be done under the guidance of experienced rafting coach.

Is it dangerous to do white water rafting?

White water rafting is an outdoor adventurous activity which involves amazing, exciting and thrilling fun. However, just like other extreme sport, white water rafting possess inevitable risk. However, without the risks, without the fun. What you need to do is make sure you wear all the safety life jacket and helmet and follow all the instructions given by the rafting coach.

Can non-swimmer joins white water rafting?

Yes, of course! Before the journey starts, all the participants will be given life jackets and safety helmets. The life jacket will ensure you to float when you accidentally fall into the water. Besides, experienced rafting coach will always be there during the whole trip and assist you whenever you encountered any difficulties.

How to get there:

By Car from Kuala Lumpur

It is easier if you can go there by car. It is located about one hour drive from Kuala Lumpur. If you are from other states or other countries, you can consider the package with private transfer service from Kuala Lumpur.

By Bus from Kuala Lumpur

You can also choose to take an express bus from KL Sentral.

By KTM Commuter 

You can choose to take the train from Kuala Lumpur by choosing the line to Kuala Kubu Bahru.

So, what you need to prepare for this trip?

1) Your ADVENTURE spirit!!!! Come on, this is a must, haha!

2) Quick-dry clothing (T-shirt and short pants).

3) Strapped sandals or water sports shoes.

4) Wear straps for eyeglasses or spectacles.

Make sure you pay attention to the rafting coach!

Before boarding the boat, safety briefing will be given on how to use the life jacket, how to save one person from water and so on. After that, a rafting coach who led, guided and “tortured” the participants will be introduced and he or she will accompany the participants throughout the whole journey (As you can see in the picture). The rafting coach is usually very experienced, he will start by teaching the basic of rafting, how to make the boat move forwards and backward and the commands used during the whole rafting trip.

Once the journey starts, the participants will be plunged into the “Hydraulic”, “First Cannon”, “Second Cannon”, “Last rapid” and others. All these are the specific terms used when doing water rafting. Every rapid fall is full of fun and excitement for those passing through it on their rafts. Participants will listen to orders from the rafting coach such as “Paddle forwards”, “Paddle backward”,” Move to left”, “Move to right”. The whole journey is exciting and thrilling. Remember to smile through the splashes and don’t be too nervous. Relax and enjoy the beauty surrounding you. There’s always a possibility of being thrown overboard, but don’t worry, the rafting coach is well-trained and experienced with every level of white water. They will make sure your experience is within the safety limit.


It will be very exhilarating! Participants will feel so nervous and yet relieved because the guide is very experienced and you will feel safe to travel with the guide throughout the whole journey. There was one extra session in the middle of the journey. Participants will have the chance to experience sliding down from the upstream to the downstream of the waterfall. It is one of the highlights of the trip!


You might feel that it is too dangerous to do this! However, trust me, it is really safe because all the experienced guide were there when participants sliding down. During the sliding down, you can experience the cool water and the thrill of sliding. Be relax and flow of the water!

Besides, during the whole trip, there will be the person in charge to help you to take all the photos of the amazing moments during the white water rafting trip. The service is included in the fees paid so you may claim all those photos in soft copy after the trip. The whole journey will take three to four hours and participants will have time to take a small break and enjoy local fruits in halfway of the trip. A lunch is provided after the end of the trip.

To sum up this water rafting journey, it is exciting, thrilling and such adventurous! The hospitality of the guide there will make you enjoy to the maximum. If you are an outdoor activities lover, Selangor river is definitely YOU CUP OF TEA!


Company: Pierose Swiftwater Sdn. Bhd.

Package: RM180 to RM 200/USD40 to USD 45 per person


Besides having an exciting white water rafting, in Selangor, there is a secret gallery which is recommended to have a visit. It is on the way back to the center of Kuala Lumpur. It is recommended for those who drive to Kuala Kubu Bahru. Creative mural arts are available in that gallery.  Every mural art has its own meaning. The designer wishes to convey the certain message through their artwork.

This special ice cream cone design with the theme “Melting” is to convey the message of stopping the action which will cause global warming. There are still lots of mural drawings waiting for you to explore!


It is worth to pass by to have a stop and look at all these meaningful street arts and take some creative photos.


Street art Selangor: LAMAN SENI 7, Shah Alam, Jalan Plumbum R7/R, Seksyen 7 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
GPS: 3.068096,101.489325

So,if you interested to know more, feel free to contact me at [email protected]


By Kepei_goh

Hello! My name is Ke Pei. I am a girl who has wanderlust dreams to achieve in my life. I love writing, I love to record down things happening in my life. And, I hope you enjoy reading my travel journal-ling.


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