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Sunday 5 June 2016

Bentong Walk(about)

(general vicinity of)
Jalan Chui Yin
28700 Bentong
Coordinates: 3.523448, 101.906744

After our excellent dinner, we decided to take a walk around Bentong town. Being a Sunday night, the town was pretty quiet save for the usual traffic heading to and from Gua Musang.

Heading north west along Jalan Chui Yin we passed an old Chinese school that recently celebrated its centenary. Despite being an old school with presumably lots of history SJK (C) Khai Mun Pagi did not have much of an account when we looked it up online.

an old school, literally

Each Saturday night this stretch of road will be cordoned off to accommodate ‘Bentong Walk’ that, in the words of was supposed to “boost the economy in this place. Hoping that through the joined efforts of people there, can create a unique night market in Bentong, let Bentong to be more lively. In the early stage, they have already recruited 20 to 25 stalls. The vendors can sell their own unique products and snacks there. We believe that this project can unite the citizens in Bentong to build and create a different Bentong culture, to give a surprise to the tourist.

site of the Bentong Walk

I love the font!

Beside the school was the Bentong Chinese Town Hall, there was another historical building with its year of inception clearly engraved as 1914 atop its front façade. Again, this building did not have much of an account when we looked it up online.

another old building

Heading north east along Jalan Wayang we ended up on Jalan Loke Yew which is the main road for those heading to Kuala Lumpur from Gua Musang. We then headed south east along Jalan Loke Yew, and I snapped a few photos of the things we took interest in.

feng shui shop?

relic from the past

the main trunk road in town

We turned south west along Jalan Pasar, and as the name suggests led us to the Bentong wet market.

low-light shot with a prime lens

Brendan was hungry (again) and we knew just the place that will strike his fancy and satisfy penchant for ‘Western’ food.

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