Bus from Rantau Panjang to Gombak
Gombak is a satellite town about half an hour outside of Kuala Lumpur and it is possible to travel here if you are leaving from Rantau Panjang, one of the northernmost towns in Peninsula Malaysia and one of the furthest places from the Klang Valley. There is one bus operator servicing this route and that is Darulnaim Express. The trip takes about 7 hours 45 minutes to 8 hours 45 minutes with two pick-up points, namely the Rantau Panjang Bus and Taxi Stand, as well as Cabang 4 Salam. In Gombak, you’ll be dropped off the Gombak Bus Station. There are about 2 to 3 trips offered per day, usually one in the morning and two at night.
Gombak is a suburb close to Kuala Lumpur with convenient access to and from the city center through various means, most notably via the Gombak LRT station which connects to other major areas in the Klang Valley. Within Gombak itself, the most notable landmark is Batu Caves, with its giant statue of Lord Murugan, a Hindu deity worshiped by devotees in a temple located above the steps in the mouth of the cave. There is a total of 272 concrete steps leading up to the mouth of the cave and many people regard climbing these stairs as a fun challenge. Batu Caves comes to life once a year during Thaipusam, an annual celebration in January each year which is popular with tourists as it offers numerous interesting photography opportunities. It is usually celebrated in January each year, but visitors are welcomed all year round and you are allowed to walk around the cave as well as feed the monkeys that roam the grounds. With that being said, most of the attractions in Gombak are for nature lovers, including the National Zoo, Templer Park and Kanching Recreational Forest. There’s also the Orang Asli or indigenous people’s museum at KM 24 Jalan Gombak where you can learn about the history of the original people who were among the first settlers in this area, including artifacts from their past, as well as current art and craft products that reflect the creativity and heritage of the Orang Asli.
If you wish to undertake the long journey from the north in Rantau Panjang to the big city, you can always download the Catch That Bus app to make your life easier by buying your tickets online.