Jumaat, Mei 22, 2009

Ada Apa Dengan Kuala Kubu Bharu?

"Boring btol Spore ni. Kuala Kubu Bharu lg best rasenya..."

Tergelak baca sms di atas. Kampung saya, Kuala Kubu Bharu, dibandingkan dengan kota Metropolitan Singapura, dan dikata lebih best? *hinst hinst kembang kuncup hidung*

Ada apa dengan Kuala Kubu Bharu?

Kuala Kubu Bharu (alternately known as Kuala Kubu Baru, Kuala Kubu Bahru or Kuala Kubu Baharu; commonly referred to as KKB), is a town in Hulu Selangor district, Selangor, Malaysia. It was built after the town of Kuala Kubu was destroyed in a flood in 1883. Kuala Kubu Bharu is located on top of a hill. It is the district capital of Hulu Selangor.

Flood caused by a broken dam
Previously, there was a town called Kuala Kubu nearby. In February 1883 the Kuala Kubu town was destroyed by a great flood caused by a broken dam near the town. Many civilians drowned or lost their home. The flood victims included a district officer of Kuala Kubu during the British era named Sir Cecil Ranking. The old town was severely flooded and most of the old town's facilities were damaged beyond repair. A Buddhist temple and a mosque survived the flood. The old town has since been known as Ampang Pecah, or Broken Dam in the Malay language. The tragedy was probably known as Tragedi Kuala Kubu by local civilians.

The Aftermath
After the tragedy, the British government decided to build a new town near the remains of Kuala Kubu. The new town was named Kuala Kubu Bharu, with Bharu meaning "new" in the Malay language. Residential houses have been developed since the 1980s in the previously abandoned old town, or Ampang Pecah. Most inhabitants are from the nearby new town of Kuala Kubu Bharu. The redevelopment of Ampang Pecah, the site of the old town, was a natural progression on the organic growth of the new township of Kuala Kubu Bharu. A monument was built here to commemorate the Kuala Kubu tragedy.

Adopted from Tragedi Kuala Kubu 1883
- Buku Rekod Malaysia Edisi Kedua, Ghulam Jie M Khan

Note: The grave that is found in the Kuala Kubu Rest House, which is located on Jalan Syed Mashor, is the grave where the hand of Sir Cecil Ranking was interred . Why the hand? Well legend has it that the great flood that destroyed Kuala Kubu was a consequence of the killing of a white crocodile by Sir Ranking himself. And when the flood subsided, that's all that was left of his remains. Well there you go. If you read the inscription on the grave site, it reads something like "Here lies the hand of Sir Cecil Ranking". (kerja kursus Sejarah Tingkatan 3 saya adalah mengenai Tragedi ini. hehehe)

Tak cukup best lagi ke kampung saya? Allahyarham Sudirman pun mengabadikan nama kampung saya dalam lagunya tau...

"Kalau pergi Kuala Kubu
Tulis nama atas batu
Saban hari ku menanti waktu
Pulang segera kepada ku..."

*joget lambak lagi...*

1 ulasan:

Iris berkata...

i love kuala kubu baru!
the town is so QUIet and peaceful!
over the weekend there are cars parked around but you hardly see anybody that it reminds you of 'silent hill'..
and i do mean that in a good way =).
its a pretty decent town.

the sungai,i forgot the name....so so pretty!

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