1. This clock tower was erected to commemorate the coronation of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth in 1937. Located atop a hill, it overlooks the town's post office (on the right below), one of the many heritage buildings to note in the town.

1. This clock tower was erected to commemorate the coronation of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth in 1937. Located atop a hill, it overlooks the town’s post office (on the right below), one of the many heritage buildings to note in the town.

The town of Kuala Kubu Bharu has a few spelling variations, from Kuala Kubu Baru to Kuala Kubu Bahru and Kuala Kubu Baharu.

2. Hulu Selangor District Traffic Police Station

2. Hulu Selangor District Traffic Police Station

3. abandoned fire station

3. abandoned fire station

However, mention KKB and most people would know where you are referring to. It was once the second largest town in Selangor and also the principal town of the District of Hulu Selangor.

4. petai or bitter beans

4. petai or bitter beans

5. a local noodle dish

5. a local noodle dish

KKB was and still is a popular pit stop for visitors to the hill station of Fraser’s Hill, some 45 minutes drive away.

6. kaya puff

6. kaya puff

7. this  alligator is replete after eating cakes

7. this alligator is replete after eating cakes

I don’t remember how many times I have stopped at KKB previously. However, I do remember being here as a participant of the first Malaysia Tourism Hunt in 2012 which my team RudraSola won first place, just to refresh your memory.

8. there it is again

8. there it is again

9. mural behind the post office

9. mural behind the post office

So, during the Tourism Hunt four years ago, my team mates and I walked around the town, which only has a few rows of shop houses, to search for answers to the questions that were given to us.

10. What's the story behind this mural?

10. What’s the story behind this mural?

11. it's a fine day to be out playing

11. it’s a fine day to be out playing

This visit, I had more leisure time to explore the town and I was pleasantly surprised that even KKB has not been spared from the brushes of local artists. Look at the number of wall murals I unearthed. I am sure there are more.

12. laundry day

12. laundry day

13. two different murals at the back of a coffee shop

13. two different murals at the back of a coffee shop

I also found a hipster café amidst all the older buildings which somehow reminded me of Ipoh’s Old Town.

14. rubber tapping

14. rubber tapping

15. KKB is famous for its whitewater rafting

15. KKB is famous for its whitewater rafting

Check out these photos and hope you find them useful when you are in KKB yourself.

16. I always look out for this  weather vane when I am in KKB.

16. I always look out for this weather vane when I am in KKB.

17. hipster cafe in KKB with a bicycle theme

17. hipster cafe in KKB with a bicycle theme

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