Phase 2 : Driving Roads in Selangor, KL and Putrajaya
Where to drive in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya? Start planning as cross district will be allowed and roadblocks will be lifted.
Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya will transition to Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan on Friday (Sept 10), says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. Ismail Sabri also said that cross-district travel between Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya will be allowed and added that all roadblocks will be lifted.
Where do you want to go for a drive now that the roads opens up again? The Weekend Octane team loves driving and here’s a few suggestion that covers both short drives and long road trip.
Sg.Tua – Uluyam
Ulu Yam Pass runs along the popular attraction Genting Highland and it is popular among drivers and riders on weekends. Located just about 15 minutes from the city center, you’d start the drive alongside Batu Dam. The route warms up drivers with high speed straights before arriving in a collection of corners that are both extremely engaging and varied. There are some that can be conquered without too much thought, while others are off-cambered and slippery.
Rawang Bypass – Kuala Kubu Bharu
The highlight of this road is the tight and endless left and right turns followed by a high speed two-lane section passing the reservoir and then the narrow and steep hill climbs until the top at The Gap House. You will be rewarded by a different architecture and cool climate at the top. This region receives heavy rainfall and not much in the way of maintenance, so watch out for low lying branches, fallen trees or leaves on the sides of the roads and cyclist too.
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Salak Tinggi – Nilai (Route B48)
Those who frequent the airport via Putrajaya and Dengkilwill know. It is a short route that takes you both directions from KLIA/SIC or Bangi. Some section, the road opens up to twisty corners and high speed sweepers. Getting there though isn’t the most convenient so plan ahead.
Morib Beach – Sepang (Route 5)
This is the best road for day tripper during weekends and public holiday. The coastal road stretches from Morib Beach to Bagan Lalang and it is not very far from Kuala Lumpur. Drivers should head for Banting (Selangor) and then follow the signs for Morib Beach. It is well signposted. Eventhough the beaches here are not the best but there are some fine seafood, local delicacies and hotels offered here.
Kuala Lumpur – Kuala Selangor / Sekinchan
Road trips are fun and similiarly to the Morib and Sepang stretch, Kuala Selangor and Sekinchan is located further north and it is suitable for those wanting to escape the bustling city. Here in Kuala Selangor and Sekinchan, the nature prevails. So take on a short excursion out of the capital the next time you’re hankering for a break, and drive out for these day trips in Selangor.
Hulu Langat – Sungai Tekala Recreation Forest (Route B116 – B9)
The original route takes you to Kuala Klawang in Negeri Sembilan but we’re not allowed to do that now. You’d start driving from the popular Eng Soon Hoong Coffee Shop . The tarmac is decently smooth and plentiful of tight and technical corners. Arriving in Semenyih Dam, you’d take a right (instead of left) towards Semenyih town. This is a shorter drive but it still satisfying.
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