Kuala Kubu Baru: Your New Home?
Kuala Kubu Baru (or KBB) is a historical district capital of Hulu Selangor. With approximately 70 km from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur and only 45 minutes away from the popular national attraction Fraser Hill, it is almost a mistake to not put it on the visiting list. But the excitement does not stop there. Kuala Kubu Baru could be the ideal minimalist lifestyle place for starting your new home.
You can get to Kuala Kubu Baru by train services, bus or road. KTM Komuters extended its service to KBB in January 2008, making it the easiest way to get there through public transport. Just remember to make a change at Rawang where the shuttle service from Rawang to Tanjung Malim transfers every one hour and takes 25 minutes.
As for the bus, choose a Metrobus titled “Rawang” destination from either the Puduraya bus terminal or from outside the Sinar Kota building to Rawang’s town. When arrives, choose Metrobus No. 36 titled “Tanjung Malim”. It will stop by Kuala Kubu Bharu along its journey. If not, there are also MARA Liner buses heading to Tanjung Malim, which also stops by Kuala Kubu Bharu.
Through the road, the town is around 5 km off the Kuala Lumpur-Ipoh road (Federal Route One), further the road to Fraser’s Hill and Raub, Pahang (Federal Route 55). If you traveling using North-South Expressway, the nearest interchange to exit is Rawang if you are from the south and Tanjung Malim from the north.
Kuala Kubu Baru has all the local needs such as hospitals, police stations, firefighter departments, mosques, libraries, even stadiums. Kuala Kubu Bharu Hospital is a government hospital with available specialist services from Selayang Hospital and Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital. There are several police stations in KBB with the nearest one is Kuala Kubu Bahari District Police Headquarters which also near PDRM Kuala Kubu Bharu Police Academy. As for the firefighter department, Kuala Kubu Bharu Fire and Rescue Station is near Ampang Pecah. The mosque is Masjid Jamek Al-Rahimiah is available with branches of small mosques. The library is Perpustakaan Syed Masahor which is temporarily closed and Kuala Kubu Bharu Mini Stadium with 0.3 miles route.
In Kuala Kubu Baru, there is only one morning market where selections of fresh vegetables and produces are available. If you are lucky in the morning, the small Malay shops there will delight you with meals. The goods are obtainable at a small shop near the Maybank and KBB bus station.
Thanks to Charles Crompton Reade, the government town planner of the FMS in 1925 who takes up the new Kuala Kubu Baru and highlight his idea of the garden city into the new town. The town center with two access designed in pointed design and encircled by a parklet.
Some of the historical architecture that can be visited there are old railway stations, graves, traditional shophouses and so many more. The Guan Yin Ge Temple, one of the remainings from the great flood in the 1980s. Cecil Ranking’s grave, located at the MRSM Kuala Kubu Bharu compound named the monument of the 1883 flood. Then there is the Broken Dam or Ampang Pecah which the cause of the great flood that happened.