"Gombak" Kampong Gombak by l_joo

Kampong Gombak Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 10 photos

How to get there
Look for Jalan Pahang in your map of Muddy Estuary which is somewhere nearby Chow Kit area. Walking is not a good choice for this location. Please try a bike or a car. Follow the road to Genting Kelang and drive approximately half km to see a road sign pointing to Genting highlands and Gombak. Turn according to the sign at left, the road is Jalan Gombak. The road is long and has many side roads here and there, so tourists can take their time snapping as many photos as possible.

Gombak is basically a big residential area with light industrial where many sections are still rural and forest reserved. The overall impression for tourists is less development with rural roads in some villages and sometimes the main road has heavy congested traffics probably due to extension of roads and highways. Luxurious travel is out of consideration but for those who want to experience OTBP (Off the beaten path), there are some places such as the Museum Orang Asli. Cyclists might want to try this old road which is all the way to Genting Highlands. If you like waterfalls, Gombak areas have plentiful.

What you see here is halfway in between Gombak town and the Museum Orang Asli (Aborigines Museum). I can recall just another 10kms or so is the museum with free admission. As you can see the road is still under construction hence visiting Gombak has to enjoy the queue on the road. For cyclists, this is a dream road as it leads to the old road of Genting Highlands. The road is about 30kms in distance without cars or heavy vehicles, only villagers and aborigines occasionally walking and wandering. Sometimes villagers wave their hands to visitors on the road.

This is the housing area of Malaysian-Chinese located inside the flourishing town area of Gombak but slightly off the main road. I parked my car at the roadside and then I walked inside the village for sheer photography.

What you see is a typical Malaysian-Chinese New Village, a name so commonly known in Malaysia. New Village mostly inhabited by the Malaysian-Chinese which is also known as Tanglang or overseas Chinese. In the early days when they settle down onto this tropical soil, they build such wooden constructed houses but the new generations did not inherit this tradition anymore. So if you want to see, Gombak probably has what you want.

  • Last visit to Kampong Gombak: Mar 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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