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Have Your Soothing Life in Kerling

by Lloyd Ortiz

Kerling, located in Selangor, is a small town near the border that separates Selangor and Perak. This town is surrounded by so many tiny villages which are Kampung Air Panas, Kampung Sungai Serian, Kampung Gumut Tambahan, Kampung Signal, Kampung Pasir Putih, Kampung Jawa and Kampung Keliang. There is a river coursing around Kerling named Sungai Bernam. With a unique history, Kerling might just be the future hometown you are looking for if you are planning to escape from technology and the internet.


Located right at the southwest of Kuala Kubu Bharu, it has its own historical tale within. It was believed to be the capital of a small Hindu empire, Kalinga descendants, which bring the name ‘Keling’. The empire stretched from Kuala Kubu Bharu until Batang Kali, while its rivalry, Paraiyar Empire covered much larger to Slim River from Tanjung Malim, which then slowly both of these empires faded by the Malay Sultanates. 

Only through road, Kerling can only be accessed through which is from the Federal route 1, Federal Route 55, and North-South Expressway Southern Route. There are facilities around Kerling such as hospitals, police stations, and post office which are about 10 km away at Kuala Kubu Bahru. 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. When it comes to educations, there are several schools available such as Sekolah Kebangsaan Kerling who is near the PLKN Pelangi resort Hills, Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SJKC) Kalumpang and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Kalumpang. For the Muslims, the available mosques are Masjid Al-Ubudiah, Masjid At-Taqwa Kalumpang near Hulu Selangor, and have their own branches of small mosques and suraus. Hindu temples that are available are Hindu Temple Kerling and Arulmigu Sri Maha Sivasakhti Mariamman Devasthanam and Hindu Temple.  

The main element of Kerling is the calmness of nature and the attractions it offers. Adila Hill Farm is a great getaway near Kerling. This private property has its own farmyard with deers, a fishing pond, access to ostrich, ducks chicken, and peacocks, barbecue venue, yet still able to fit the splendor of modern life. Hillview Homestay, on the other hand, gives the 180-degree makeover with a village type of experience. 

There is also a hot spring in Kerling. Located at Kampung Air Panas, which was named after its Kerling Hot Spring, is a savior for hot pools lovers. The word about how magical the water is true as the visitors come to the hot pool to have better and refreshing self-love treatments. Those who love activities can bring themselves to the Kalumpang resort and training Centre. This resort provides various outdoor activities for both kids and adults. For the spiritual side, the Arulmigu Sri Subramaniar Alayam is well known by visitors as the place to visit if you suffer any personal problems such as terminal illness, conception problems even physical disabilities. Located at the river bank the temple is another attraction of worship in this region.

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