Welcome to Bestari Jaya, a small town located in Kuala Selangor District, Selangor, Malaysia and situated 40 km northwest of Kuala Lumpur. Formerly known as Batang Berjuntai, this charming little town is steeped in history and surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Join us as we explore all that Bestari Jaya has to offer.
Bestari Jaya was originally named Batang Berjuntai, which means a dangling branch in Malay. The town was established by the British and there used to be a railway line connecting Batang Berjuntai with Batu Arang and onwards to the mainline of Malayan Railways at Kuang. However, the line between the town and Batu Arang was dismantled by the Japanese during World War II and never reconstructed. The name Batang Berjuntai was later changed to Bestari Jaya in 2007, despite local resistance, due to a mistaken belief that the original name had phallic connotations. In fact, the name referred to a literal dangling branch that was seen there when the town was first established.
Bestari Jaya is home to several schools, including Sekolah Kebangsaan Bestari Jaya, Sekolah Kebangsaan Jaya Setia, SJK (Tamil) Bestari Jaya, SJK (Cina) Yuk Chih, SMK Sultan Sulaiman Shah (4S), Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Raja Muda Musa (SMKRMM), Kolej Vokasional Kuala Selangor (formerly SM Teknik Kuala Selangor), and Universiti Industri Selangor (UNISEL).
The township is only served by two buses: Route 107 by Selangor Omnibus, which connects Bestari Jaya to Masjid Jamek in downtown Kuala Lumpur, via MRT/KTM Sungai Buloh, KTM Kepong Sentral, Sentul, Chow Kit, and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (LRT Bandaraya/Sogo); and Route 105 by Wawasan Sutera, which connects Bestari Jaya to Kuala Selangor town.
Whether you’re interested in history, nature, or just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Bestari Jaya has something to offer. So why not plan a visit to this charming little town and discover all that it has to offer?