Scrapbook: Puchong to Baling by Bus

Puchong to Baling by Bus

Puchong is one of the major towns and a parliamentary constituency in Malaysia. It is strategically located in the Petaling district of Selangor Malaysia. It is believed that the first settlers in the area were the Orang Asli Community, which is a village that existed in the year 1900. In the later years, immigrants explored the city from Sumatah and Java. As soon as I set my foot down in beautiful city one thing that I noticed was, most of the people here were fishermen, either rubber tappers or miners. In recent years, there have been major advancements in the mining industry bringing in major immigrants from China and Pakistan. The city has quite a few recreational centers like the Rakan Muda sports complex that is where most of the locals as well as tourists indulge in a game of Badminton. My visit to the Rakam Muda Sports Complex marked the end of my journey in Puchong.

The next city on my list was Baling which is an ancient mythological town located in Malaysia. I booked my bus tickets through I could select my choice of seats from the 3 D view on the website. The city is known to have some of the major attractions located in a single place. This includes a clock tower, which was built in the year 1957 to celebrate the independence of Malaysia. Another attraction in my visit list was the Kuan Yin Temple. A Buddhist temple is situated inside a huge cave. Several tourists visit this temple praying for good health and happiness. Make sure to visit the Lata Bukit Hijau Recreational Forest, which is one of the most greenery-filled areas of Baling. If you are into trekking you will be quite happy to know that Baling has a huge mountain where trekking activities are held throughout the year. It is considered the second safest place in Asia and has not witnessed a single accident until date.

For my journey, I chose to travel by an Express Bus, as I wanted to cut short the duration of my journey. There are quite a few options available to cover the distance between these two cities, which is by Bus and by Train. Based on the recommendation of a friend I chose to travel by Bus. The duration of the journey was about 7 hours and there was only one operator plying on this route, which was Plus Line. I was a quite disappointed at first because my regular operator Transnasional was not plying on this route. However, at the end of my journey trust me my opinion had changed. The cost of the ticket was fixed at MYR42 and it was definitely worth it. There were about 41 seats in the bus and there was only one bus plying in the entire day. The bus departed at 8:00 pm in the night and since this is the best time to travel I completed my journey in 7 hours and I was in Baling by 3:00 am in the night.