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Monday, August 9, 2010

Kuala Kubu Bharu

This just a simple stories of my single journey to the Greenery of KKB;
After a few hours of walking...i finally found a place where i can sit and relax myself for a couple of minutes..or shall we say..just take a breath of a fresh air before my journey continues.
As you can see the two big stone next to me is the Trade Mark of the Bukit Kutu, located in small town of  Kampung Pertak, Kuala Kubu Bharu.
I believed every journey have their own stories and histories.My walk start with a smile in a stranger place and my journey just begun...Kuala Kubu Bharu very relaxing town surrounding with a beautiful greenery, the small town looks like in the 60's,70's era during British time. The architecture of the old buildings still standing strong among the new buildings in town.Tye people in Kuala Kubu Bharu @KKB, enjoy a moderate lifestyle, most of the villagers work in government agencies some in private sectors as running their own businesses.And the best among all the business that runs through generations 'Family Business'.
The population of KKB is estimated 28,000 people from unique mixture culture Orang Asli (native), Malay, Chinese,Indian and others culture.
Catholic Church in KKB
History of Kuala Kubu Bharu (KKB) : Previously called Kuala Kubu, once destroyed by a flood caused by broken dam in 1883 during British era. During that time the town district officer Sir Cecil Ranking one of the victims who drowned in the great flood, together with many civilians and others lost their home.After the Tragedy British government rebuild the new town near the remains of Kuala Kubu.
The previous Kuala Kubu now known as Ampang Pecah"Broken dam" which located one of the remaining building during the flood the Buddhist Temple "Guan Yin Gu See"
1930's Clock Tower in KKB

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth (1930's) Clock Tower

Old Church during British time NOW POLIS Office

I love to walk around KKB town, its save and clean, i walk every morning to the market"Pasar" to buy my daily fresh Vegetables and others supply. Most of the shop open around 8am but there's a a Chinese restaurant that open at 7am. The food are simple and Yummy worth to pay. Itry many types of food and i love the steam petai(and i lerarn eating petai here in KKB with the orang asli).Everything in the town centre is accessible by foot. Around the town centre there are various Hindu, Taoist and Buddhist temples which are also accessible by foot. Near the golf course there is an Aborigine village named Kampung Tun Razak.

Market 'PASAR'
OPEN early from : 6AM – 1PM ( Daily) except on Special Holidays, Festival
Local Delicacies : 6AM-9AM ( roti canai, murtabak, popia,lontong,kerabu,nasi lemak, soto and more) you don’t want to miss this taste of local so come early because it sold out among the local.

Petai of KKB

Different types of Petai and wild Mushroom( few of fungi can eat?)

Fish Market
 Most of the restaurant in this town bought their fresh ingredients from this market, and im one of them :) You can see most of people who stay in KKB retirement ,old and children but not much of youths and the young people because of of them when to the big city.
Fruits & Vegetables

Stay in KKB i never miss the night market  which i will not cooking and just spending my enjoyable time at the night market eat my favourite char kway teaw. and others foods :))

KKB night market every 9th and 29th every month, one of my favourite day of the month break time from cooking and have my fantastic food bazaar :) really enjoy my self choose  variety of foods. All of KKB citizen will sale their favourite dishes and people from near by town come to KKB. all mixture of races are crowded the road and im one of them :)) The night market started from 5am till 11pm.


myFavorite Guess what?

Fresh Fruits

yoooo yam


Dry /sweet Dates

Big John Burger

fresh juice

steam coconut


Kuala Kubu Private Taxi
This service is mainly provided by privates so don't expect a taxi meter. The taxis are usually located at the bus station near the Maybank and at the KTM station. Below are the price and beware that the price change due to the petrol price;

KKB Town ↔ Frasier's Hill : RM80 (one way)
KKB Town ↔ Sungai Selangor Dam : RM15 (returns)
KKB Town ↔ KKB KTM Station : RM5 ( one way)



Please take note that you will have to change trains at Rawang and the shuttle service from Rawang to Tanjung Malin via Kuala Kubu Bharu runs every one hour and takes 25minutes.
Kindly check for latest time schedule for any changes
KTM Komuter:

Take Metrobus(Rawang ) from Kuala Lumpur's Puduraya bus terminal or outsie the Sinar Kota building Jalan Tun Perak < > Rawang town. After reach Rawang Switch to Metrobus NO.36 (Tanjumg Malim). Inform the driver and the bus will stop by Kuala Kubu Bharu along the way. Alternatively, there are also MARA Liner buses to Tanjung Malim, which also stop by Kuala Kubu Bharu.

Kuala Kubu Bharu is about 60km from Kuala Lumpur and 40km from Fraser's Hill.
Kuala Lumpur - Ipoh Old road to Fresher's Hill and Raub in Pahang.
North-South Expressway is Rawang if you travelling from south and Tanjung Malim from north. Sign board quite confusing or lost, better stop and ask the local witch are helpful. Noo need to rush enjoy the green scenery all the way.

A place with  unique culture, greenery environment, beautiful people of The Orang Asli. Knowing, learning and falling in love with the forest rich in diversity, their culture ,belief , languages, such a unique touch of love, I have to walk a million of miles to see and understand what human really appreciated the most; i started with Orang Asli (Indigenous of Malaysia)

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