Do you plan to have a life in a very calm, simple, far from hectic yet packed with accommodations and attractions? A very unique name for a town, Rasa is located in Selangor with unique location as this town is near the border separating Selangor from Pahang with about 30 km from Perak’s North. Rasa brings the meaning ‘taste’ in Malay. Discover the perks of Rasa that could make you fit it into your future dream home planning.
This town is actually one of the many collections of small neighborhoods in the district of Hulu Selangor with 83 km square of area coverage. Some of its other small neighbors are like Kampung Bukit Rasa, Kampung Baru Chuang, Kampung Sungai Engkak, Taman Seri Rasa Taman Rasa Jaya, and Taman Rasa Utama. From the Rasa area, there is Sungai Selangor piercing through northeast to southwest and branches into the very Sungai Rening.
By road, Rasa can be accessed through Federal Route 1 and continue to Federal route 55. If you plan to use the KTM Komuter, the Rasa station, which was opened in 2007, provides the shuttle in the Seremban Line, alongside other stations like Batang Kali and Serendah. Note that it is the third stop in the Rawang-Tanjung Malim shuttle service.
As for the facilities and utilities, there are hospitals, mosques, schools, a golf club, and more. The nearest hospital there is Kuala Kubu Bharu, a government hospital with available specialist services from Selayang Hospital and Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital. The police station near Rasa is Rasa Police Station, located in between Kampung Napi, Taman Keruining, and Taman rasa Utama. Hospitals, pharmacies, police stations are all a short 15 minutes away from Kuala Kubu Bharu. There is a mosque near Kampung Bukit Rasa which is Masjid Jamek Al-Khalidah, which has its own branches of small mosques like Surau Taman Keruining and Masjid Jame’ Al-Khalidiah. Schools available are like Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina), Rasa Primary School and more. You can find a wide variety of shops at Rasa from the outlet store, homewares store, electronics, repair shops, and cosmetics. Some that are worth mention are Rasa Agro Farm and Livestock Resources, Friendship Rubber, Rasa Soon Fatt Workshop, Meenambika Store, New Greenwich Ingredients, and others. A cool attraction at Rasa is that it is 30 minutes away from the Bukit Beruntung Golf and Country Club.
Do not get fooled by the simplicity and the calmness of this town. Rasa also offers itself as a place of attraction worth mention. One of the big attractions here, apart from Ulu Yam and Batang Kali, is Tan Boon Chia Mansion, which was built in 1918 by a tin mining settler, Tan Boon Chia. It was the remaining of the family who ran during the Japanese invasion in 1941. Thankfully, the very building was then restored back to its grandeur and currently becomes a historical site. This monument holds the architectural element of the bygone era such as Chinese inscription and plasterwork of floral motifs. Other than that, Rasa is the pinpoint to go either the beautiful Chilling Waterfalls, Genting Highlands, and Fraser’s Hill.