Monday, December 11, 2017

Malaysia (Selangor) Dec 2017

Cuti Cuti (Vacation) Malaysia - Monday 11 Dec 2017

Image result for ulu yam map
Map of  Selangor, Malaysia
My Klang buddies - Tee, Wong, Chim, KM & Hui
Newly opened Rawang Bypass - The tallest highway in Malaysia (58.2m) 
5 travelling musketeers from Klang Valley - Wong, Hui, Chim, KM & Tee

" Cuti Cuti Malaysia - my day trip from Klang to Ulu Yam, Kuala Kubu Bharu & returning home via Rawang Bypass & Guthrie Corridor Expressway,  Selangor (11 Dec 2017) with my travel buddies from Klang, Selangor "

2017 is slipping fast and in a few weeks time, we will be welcoming 2018, the year of the dog ! So if you enjoy travelling, keep "barking" for more ! 

For my travel buddies from Klang, every Monday is an off day so once again, our group took the opportunity (after a Bat Kut Teh breakfast in Klang) to visit a few suburban towns in the state of  Selangor, peninsula Malaysia starting from Klang to a new highway in Carey island and then headed our way to Pulau Indah. From there, we took the main trunk roads to Klang and then to Sungei Buloh,  Rawang, Serendah, Ulu Yam & Kuala Kubu Bharu.  Hui who is currently staying in Bukit Tinggi joined our group for a "lor mee" lunch in Ulu Yam ! 

For our return journey, we used the newly opened scenic Rawang Bypass and Guthrie Corridor Expressway to Klang and ended our day with great joy and a happy mood ! Another Cuti Cuti ( Vacation) short trip accomplished this year ! Our group will be "barking" for more domestic travels in our home country in the coming 2018 so long as we keep our travelling spirits high ! 

A big thank you to Chim who in numerous occasions used his vehicle to ferry our group members to various touristy places for our day trips to nearby towns & states of peninsula Malaysia. 

Travel itinerary: Subang Jaya > Klang > Carey Island > Pulau Indah > Kapar > Sungei Buloh > Rawang > Ulu Yam > Kuala Kubu Bharu > Rawang Bypass > Guthire Corridor Expressway > Klang > Subang Jaya

Subang Jaya (Home) > Klang              -    22km
Klang > Carey Island                            -    34km
Carey Island > Pulau Indah                 -    47km
Pulau Indah > Kapar                            -    76km
Kapar > Rawang                                   -    42km
Rawang > Serendah                               -    7km
Serendah > Ulu Yam                              -    15km
Ulu Yam > Kuala Kubu Bharu             -    19km
Kuala Kubu Bharu > Rawang Bypass -    31km
Rawang Bypass > Guthrie Express      -    30km
Guthrie Corridor Express > Klang      -    27km
Klang > Subang Jaya (Home)               -    22km
Total mileage (approx) = 372 km      

1) Ulu Yam - old town - a small town in Selangor, famous for its Lor Mee (noodles in thick soya gravy) & known for its natural surroundings, waterfalls & hot springs

D-24 durians on sale at a local fruit stall in Ulu Yam

2) Lunch with my travel buddies at Swee Yen restaurant in Ulu Yam, Selangor, Rm125 for a yummy lunch comprising of 5 dishes ie stir fried vegetables, clay pot meat, fish paste & fried noodles & "lor mee with thick soya gravy" 

3) Kuan Yin Kok, Kuala Kubu Bharu - one of the oldest Kuan Yin temple in Malaysia - reported to be first established in 1923 & relocated to this place in 1948; an old bell in the temple engraved with words dated to 1887 ! a worthwhile visit for day trippers when in Kuala Kubu Bharu. 

4) Kuala Kubu Bharu town - a district capital of Hulu Selangor, the town is 80 years old, if you are visiting Fraser Hills, you will pass by Kuala Kubu Bharu town.

5) Rawang Bypass, Selangor - opened to traffic in Nov 2017 after a 12 year of construction ! The 9km highway reduce traffic considerably from Templer Park to Serendah; it features a 2.7km elevated viaduct with its highest pillar of 58.2m, the highest in Malaysia !

May our friendship continues to blossom & bloom in the years ahead ! Happy travelling !