Catholic Church of Lady of Good Health
Favorite thing: Catholic Church of Lady of Good Health and the Catholic Assembly Hall located at a strategic location in a share compound. To reach the place, it is safer travel from Parit Buntar old town. Coming from the bridge, you better make a turn at the clock tower.
There is also Methodist church but along Jalan Taiping.
Fondest memory: It is the 2nd day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri holiday, I did an early morning bicycle ride, I had many stopages to take photos of Parit Buntar landmarks and offices to share in VT. Coming down from the railway over bridge, there are church and its assembly hall on my left.
Three Methodist schools
Favorite thing: There are 3 school with Methodist name.
The Methodist Primary School is the neighbour of SMJK Krian, they are located side by side facing the Jalan Asuhan. As this is a narrow school road, it has its particular no entry times, it change to a one way street.
The Methodist Secondary School is also name as SM Methodist (ACS), it is also located in the school area.
The other Methodist was a private school until 1990's, but now turn to a community site. It is near Jalan Sempadan off Jalan Sekolah.
Fondest memory: It is the 2nd day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri holiday, I did an early morning bicycle ride, I had many stopages to take photos of Parit Buntar landmarks and offices to share in VT. I ride through two Methodist school in school area. SK Methodist is the primary school and SM Methodist is the secondary school, the other is a little outside the area, Methodist Private Institute. The Methodist Private Institute has ceased its operation but remain as an organisation offer hall, facilities and lodging for tenants to hold activity.
SMJK Krian - my secondary school
Favorite thing: SMJK Krian is the only Chinese National Type Secondary School in town. It was built in 1960's. In July 2013, after the completion of its 5th development to build the school hall, auditorium and canteen. This school has became a school with full facilities, even has 2 elevators attached to the latest building where the main hall and the auditorium is in. The only shortcoming of the school is the sport field is located 5-6 km away from school in end of Dennistown, Jalan Sungai borrow by the Na Tok Kong Temple to the school board.
Fondest memory: It is the 2nd day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri holiday, I did an early morning bicycle ride, I had many stopages to take photos of Parit Buntar landmarks and offices to share in VT. Among the stopages, I have a look at my school.
School with hostels and 6th form
Favorite thing: There are many secondary schools in the school area but only 2 of them are in bigger scale in term of achool land area and setup. This two secondary school are SM Seri Perak and SM Panglima Bukit Gantang. SM Seri Perak is the biggest school, its hostels for its students is located across Jalan Asuhan. SMPBG has its hostels in the school compound. Both schools provide education until form 6 or pre-university studies. The location of SMPBG is hidden in between Methodist primary and Methodist secondary school.
Fondest memory: It is the 2nd day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri holiday, I did an early morning bicycle ride, I had many stopages to take photos of Parit Buntar landmarks and offices to share in VT. I round the school area to take a few photos while the area is quite.
- Road Trip
Kerian District Educational Office & nearby spots
Favorite thing: Pejabat Pelajaran Daerah Kerian is the administration office of all educational matters in the district. All head masters of primary and secondary schools have their meeting inside the building regularly.
The teachers' and educational officers' quarter is nearby. Many schools, are also nearby in this area.
The filed in the photos 2 and 4, is the school field of SK Baru, Parit Buntar.
Fondest memory: It is the 2nd day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri holiday, I did an early morning bicycle ride, I had many stopages to take photos of Parit Buntar landmarks and offices to share in VT. I had this while I came from Taman Seri Semarak appraoching Jalan Kerian Permai.
- Road Trip
Islamic Religious Office and near by attractions
Favorite thing: The Islamic Religious Office is the administration office which keep all files about the Islamic matters. Muslim in the district would come to the office for marriage registration and to attend for the pre-marriage course. The building is located in between Taman Kerian Permai and Taman Seri Tenggara. You can reach here from Taman Wawasan Jaya or from Jalan Sekolah.
Opposite the religious office, is one of the kindergarten in town called Pusat Anak Permata Negara. Children from the area attend pre-school education here.
Behind the religious office, it is the mosque for the Mulim comminity in Taman Seri Tenggara and Taman Kerian Permai.
All this facilities ( another community hall, not in photo ) are in walking distance nearby to each other.
Fondest memory: It is the 2nd day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri holiday, I did an early morning bicycle ride, I had many stopages to take photos of Parit Buntar landmarks and offices to share in VT.
- Road Trip
Tabebuia Rosea - Malaysia Sakura in town
Favorite thing: The blossom normally happen in the 4th week of March, every year and very much depend on the weather. The leaves of the tree falled during long dry season in February, before the new leaves appear, the blossom come first.
The scientific name is Tabebuia Rosea and ·çÁåÄ¾in Chinese.
When it blossom, it is like Sakura season in Japan. The trees were planted by local government, the Majlis Daerah Kerian along Jalan Taiping, Jalan Padang, Jalan Abdul Raof blossom together days after the raining season started. They are in white, pink, purple and deep purple color, they are so beautiful. All the flowers would fall within a week time, by the time, new leaves grow.
The blossom in March 2014 is a big and most beautiful one.
SMJK Krian's School Hall - completion Jul 2013
Favorite thing: SMJK KRIAN is my alma mater. It is a Sekolah Menengah Jenis Kebangsaan in town. It is a secondary school. The growing popularity of students has pushed the Chinese leaders to continue the 6th school infrastructure building, inclusive of the big school hall located on the 1st floor. In the air-conditioned hall, there are basket ball court and badmintons court for the students to carry out their sports activities. The 6th project completed. The new big hall started to open to public on 13 July 2013 in a fund raising activity to buy / to add music instruments / equipments for school Chinese Orchestra and the School Band.
- Road Trip
Cleanliness and maintenance of the town
Favorite thing: The town council collects revenue from all properties owners in town to maintain the township image. The business owners pay additional business licence fee and advertisement sign fee depend on their businesses.
- Budget Travel
Free and easy at Dataran Sg Kerian
Favorite thing: The Dataran Sg Kerian is built along Jalan Dewan and Jalan Sungai. Feel free to visit here alone or as a group for anything as long as following the rules and regulations. Cycling, roller skating, jogging, street dance and small group gathering are normal here.
- Budget Travel
Traffic Jam in Friday Evening - Pasar Malam
Favorite thing: Township development has built many traffic lights and growing of car ownership has caused traffic jam. If you are in Parit Buntar and drive in old town area just between 5 - 9 pm and you are a first timer here, you may think you are in a big town. The fact is it is just because of the night market and people would come out for their shopping or just a family outing. It is quite common for local people.
Beside traffic jam, you would find very hard to get a parking space if you want to go to the Pasar Malam. Some people who did not follow the traffic rules to park their vehicle will get summon by traffic police.
A tip for parking is to park your car when you spot a space even it is a distance you have to walk. The other good way is to come early or to come a little bit late, avoiding the peak and crowded time.
The construction of the 2 flyover bridges ( Jalan Taiping and Jalan Sempadan ) above the railway double track is schedule to be completed end 2012, by that time, I hope traffic flow will be much smoother.
- Family Travel