Rawang is a Chinese Town and Mukim in Gombak District, Selangor Malaysia. Rawang had a significant population of Chinese and Indian pioneers which, in combination with the existing Malay population, made Rawang a vibrant and diverse multi-racial town since the early-20th century.
Rawang was founded in the early-19th century and was one of the earliest satellite towns of Kuala Lumpur. During the initial tin mining growth of Kuala Lumpur, many tin mines were explored and opened north of Kuala Lumpur, starting initially at the Ulu Kelang area and gradually moving northwards past Selayang and towards Rawang.
Bahasa Melayu is widely use in this area. English is also spoken in majority parts of this area. However most of the locals here are Chinese from Hakka dialect group.The common language used are Hakka and Cantonese dialects.
If you are from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) you may reach Rawang by taking taxi or shuttle to Rawang. It takes 56 min (80km) drive away to reach Rawang.
It takes 25 minutes’ drive from Kuala Lumpur to reach Town centre. You can choose Rawang Interchange Exit 116 from the North-South Expressway, the Guthrie Corridor Expressway from Rawang South Interchange Exit 115, the Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Selangor Expressway from Rawang South Interchange Exit 115, the B27 road from Batang Berjuntai, or the trunk road to Rawang to reach Rawang. On the trunk road, passengers are able to see Templer Park, Hutan Lipur Sg. Kanching, and the Commonwealth Forest Park.
You can take train (KTM) to Rawang from Kl sentral station where it takes 45-50 minutes to reach Rawang.
The Rawang train station, which is located in the middle of the old town area, is a major stop for KTM Intercity trains, notably Ekspres Langkawi. A new and much bigger bus station located in the centre of the new town area was completed recently. It is convenient for villagers who do not have their own transport to use taxis or public buses.
Rawang is a small town in Northern Selangor offers you a number of exciting tourist destination for you to explore and experience. The places that you can visit during your stay such as Templer Park Rainforest where it is a forest reserve in Rawang. It consists of waterfalls, jungle streams and trails. The amenities are available in this forest reserve, such as picnic grounds, fishing spots, parking lots, public toilets and stalls. You also may visit Commonwealth Forest Park Rawang, it just 14 km from Rawang town. Here you can do hiking, jungle trekking, camping, bathing, mountain bike and many more. Besides that there are numerous places you can visit such as Sekeping Serendah,Kanching Eco-Forest Park, Teratak Tokwan, Natural Exotic Fish Fishing Pond and Hot Spring Rawang.
Rawang is a vibrant and diverse multi-racial town since the early-20th century. The most population is Chinese, India, Malay and Sikh. Most of the residents in Rawang practice Hakka and Hokkiens culture. Hence there are many Hakka Chinese temples in this place.
They are variety of food you can get while staying here such as seafood,ikan bakar and famous steamed Tilapia Wantan Mee. Besides that local cuisine such as Chinese, Indian, Malay, western and thai food also famous in Rawang.
You can visit Rawang all year around. If you plan to visit Rawang you must go early to avoid crowded during weekends and public holiday as Rawang is a gateway for people to escape from hustle and bustle in town centre. Don’t forget to bring camera to take picture of amazing and beautiful scenery of Rawang nature. Bring along umbrella, comfortable tracking shoes, slipper, insect repellent and sunblock for nature activities.
Well-positioned in Rawang, Hotel Sahara Rawang is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Kuala Lumpur. This 2-star hotel offers varieties of facilities that include 81 beautiful guest rooms, TV LCD screen,internet access, air conditioning and desk. The location is nearby to KPJ Rawang Specialist Hospital,Ganesan Medical Centre and Mani Dental surgery.
Hotel Casavilla is a one star budget hotel located in the town of Rawang. The location is near to Serendah Komuter Train Station. Guess can enjoy easy access to all that lively city has to offer. They provide the best facilities to guest that include free wi-fi in all rooms, laundry services, family room, air conditioning room, TV and bathtub.