Buses and Coaches - Peninsula Malaysia
- Northeastbound Coaches - Gua Musang, Kelantan
Gua Musang once a heavily forested area has now given way to palm oil plantations and unprecedented logging + deforestation causing huge erosion to the detriment to the local folks
- Northeastbound Coaches - Kota Bahru, Kelantan
Pockets of local life shine through as one wanders through the busy streets. Old trishaws still ply the streets for a few ringgit, usually transporting housewives to and from the central market. Coffee shops like 'The Sumatra Eating Shop' at Jalan Hulu Pagar, just a skip away from the Old Market Building (Food Bazaar & Local Products) caters to the local community, a number of them , regulars from way back then.
- Central Bus & Coaches - KLIA & KLIA2 (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) , Kuala Lumpur
KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) is the largest international airport in Malaysia. It serves the departures and arrivals of various international and domestic flight. It is located at 60 kilometres away from Kuala Lumpur city and it is nearby, federal administrative centre of Malaysia, Putrajaya and Sepang area which is the venue for Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix.
- Central Bus & Coaches - Batu Caves, Selangor
Once a year, Batu Caves become the centre of a great religious procession. Almost 1 million people pay homage to the highly revered deity, Lord Murugan during the 3-day long festival. Thaipusam falls on the tenth day of the month of Thai in the Hindu Almanac and that would usually be in late January or early February.
- Northbound Coaches - Alor Setar, Kedah
Alor Setar is the capital of Kedah and provides easy access to the Thai border and the rest of Kedah. Like all towns in Kedah, Alor Setar still retains its old world charms and is the place to visit if you want to be 'Far from the Madding Crowd'.
- Northbound Coaches - Baling, Kedah
Baling is a sleepy little town in Kedah where agriculture namely rice , fruit orchards especially durians are particularly popular with the locals.
- Northbound Coaches - Batu Gajah, Perak
illiam Smith snapped up his invitation to work together and made a huge profit from these projects. With the money, he purchased 900acres of land just south of Ipoh and cleared the jungle for his rubber plantation and homely estate. He named this estate, Kinta Kellas
- Northbound Coaches - Bidor, Perak
Bidor was once one of those towns that travellers had to stop by for a meal before heading off to Cameron Highlands or up North towards Ipoh , Penang etc. But that all changed when the North South Highway was built, bypassing these thriving towns and leaving them to empty out in due time. But Bidor holds on strong due to its famous eateries serving specialities such as Duck Noodle Soup and lots of chinese snacks like Sat Keh Ma, Kai Chai Peng
- Northbound Coaches - Bota, Perak
The river terrapin conservation centre is located in Bota. Fast dwindling species due to river pollution, over harvesting of eggs as well as habitat destruction, the more threatening situation nowadays is illegal wildlife trafficking
- Northbound Coaches - Bukit Kayu Hitam, Kedah
Bukit Kayu Hitam is the border check between Thailand and Malaysia.
- Northbound Coaches - Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Henri Fauconnier, a novelist who wrote the best selling book, “The Soul of Malaya” observed, ‘In Malaya the seasons are hardly distinct. You do not die a little every year, as in Europe at the en d of Autumn. You cease to think of Date or Time.’
- Northbound Coaches - Changlun (Changloon) , Kedah
Changlun or Changloon is a located close to the Thai-Malaysia Border up North in the state of Kedah. Just beyond the boundaries is the famous Khao Nam Khang National Park of Thailand
- Northbound Coaches - Chemor, Perak
Chemor is located in Perak's kinta valley and is a sizeable town where its community largely cater to the industrial parks nearby like the Lafarge Cement factory and other light industries
- Northbound Coaches - Grik or Gerik, Perak
Grik is the last town before heading off on the east-west highway. This town is full of shady characters.. it's worth a visit just for that and to get a sniff of what's illegally happening in the vast jungles within
- Northbound Coaches - Ipoh, Perak
Ipoh is the state capital of Perak, a city that made its fortune in the early part of the 20th century in tin mining, earning it the nickname “City of Millionaires”. A predominantly Chinese city, Ipoh is famous for many unique dishes like Dim Sum, Hor Fun (flat noodle) and Bean Sprout Chicken, and also for being the hometown of international stars such as Michelle Yeoh.
- Northbound Coaches - Kangar, Perlis
Kangar is the capital of the smallest state of Malaysia, Perlis. It is situated at the border with Thailand and has a small population of only 50,000 people
- Northbound Coaches - Kuala Kangsar, Perak
Comfortably cradled in a crook of Perak River, Kuala Kangsar is a well preserved old Royal Town where its serenity and its well-maintained old palaces are worth a mention. This place must have had a strange effect on Sultan Yusuf Sharifuddin Mudzaffar Sh
- Northbound Coaches - Kuala Perlis, Perlis
Kuala Perlis was a little fishing village not too long ago until changes started to happen in Langkawi. That also influenced the development of this sleepy little town into a stoppver point for those taking the ferry across to Langkawi and also where those wanting to bring along their vehicles to Langkawi can transport them over from this port
- Northbound Coaches - Lenggong, Perak
I remember a long time ago on a search for the original resting place of the Perak Man, we stumbled upon a small cluster of kampung houses in Gong Badak where the makcik sunning her harvest of Kapok took the time to lead us up a hilly path to a shallow cave. What we saw still sticks in our minds till this day,,,
- Northbound Coaches - Lumut (Jetty for Pulau Pangkor), Perak
Lumut is a coastal town in Perak and also the take off point to Pulau Pangkor / Pangkor Island
- Northbound Coaches - Parit Buntar,Perak
Parit Buntar, located in the Kerian District sits on the cusp of Penang and Kedah borders and is one of the main rice planting areas in Malaysia.
- Northbound Coaches - Kroh / Pengkalan Hulu, Perak
Kroh is now known as Pengkalan Hulu. What used to be once a small mining and logging town, now has, like many small towns in Malaysia , turned into a non-descript place where nothing really sticks to mind except for its starkness and architectural failures
- Northbound Coaches - Sungai Petani, Kedah
Sungai Petani or Sg. Petani is located about 50km from Alor Setar, the capital of Kedah. More known for its industial zones where a number of foreign companies have set up their plants. Not much else to entice..
- Northbound Coaches - Sungai Siput, Perak
Sungai Siput lies within the Kuala Kangsar District in Perak. Sg Siput was put on the map in 1948 when the Chinese Communist Party murdered 3 planters which then quickly led to the Malayan Emergency
- Northbound Coaches - Taiping, Perak
But ironically, Taiping was built on money, greed, power and was embalmed in civil wars, spilt blood and sufferings. In the late 1800's , Malaya was a treasure island dripping with riches off leaves of the trees with timber, tin and other natural resources aplenty and many Chinese were brought in from China to mine for tin.
- Northbound Coaches - Butterworth, Penang
Butterworth Bus Terminal also known as Penang Sentral is the hub where the KTM train station is located as well as the Penang Island-Butterworth Ferry Terminal together with the outstation bus terminal. There is a massive construction going on there for the new Penang Sentral station so the area is a little haphazard until the new building is completed
- Northbound Coaches - Teluk Intan, Perak
Teluk Intan also known as Teluk Anson is an old town that has small enterprises that make amazing titbits. Forget Ipoh, forget Penang ...teluk anson's biscuits are superb
- Northbound Coaches - Penang/ Pulau Pinang
Driving around Georgetown is complicated. The one-way street system is confusing and weekend traffic is debilitating. My travel partner likens it to a game on the pinball machine! The island itself has its own identity and pace only islanders are familiar with. Trishaws can be seen coming down the opposite way on a one-way street, totally oblivious to the obvious congestion they cause along the way.
- Northbound Coaches - Hatyai, Thailand
Hatyai is located in the province of Songkla, south of Thailand. The town is popular with Malaysians who go for short shopping trips as well as cheap, good chinese food, thai massage and then some more....
- Northeastbound Coaches - Dungun (jetty to Pulau Tenggol) , Terengganu
Kuala Dungun is the take off point to Pulau Tenggol.
- Northeastbound Coaches - Fraser's Hill, Pahang/Selangor
Fraser's Hill still retains its old colonial charm and should not to be missed. It is almost as if time has stood still for the 1,000 or so residents.About 103km from Kuala Lumpur is an area of seven hills originally named Ulu Tras just coming down
- Northeastbound Coaches - Jertih & Kuala Besut (Jetty to Pulau Perhentian), Terengganu
Kuala Besut jetty is the more popular exit point to the Perhentian Islands. Most outstation buses stop at Jertih (Jerteh) enroute to/from Kota Bahru. From Jertih, take a taxi to Kuala Besut only 20minutes drive away.
- Northeastbound Coaches - Kerteh, Terengganu
Kerteh is pretty much Terengganu's Oil refinery and petrochemical production area. Amidst all that ,there is also the Ma'Daerah turtle sanctuary
- Northeastbound Coaches - Kuala Terengganu (jetty shahbandar to Pulau Redang, Pulau Lang Tengah), Terengganu
Kuala Terengganu is the capital city of Terengganu. This is also the main airport point for those going to Redang, Merang, Pulau Kapas and Pulau Gemia.
- Northeastbound Coaches - Tasik Kenyir, Terengganu
When the humans came to build a big dam before I was born, they came to take away the trees from the valleys and the low lands. Nenek remembers those days very well (1978 - 1985). There was much activity in Kenyir. The big tree eating animals (tractors) were swarming around looking for big juicy trees to eat
- Southbound Coaches - Johor Bahru, Johor
Religious sites include the Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque which was constructed in 1900 and the Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Hindu Temple. The Sultan Abu Bakar Royal Palace was constructed in 1866 and it is now a museum with popular exhibitions. To see modern Malay art go to the Johor Bahru Art Gallery which displays some remarkable pieces of work that reflect the vibrant Malay culture. The Istana Garden is a good place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy sports facilities such as badminton.
- Southbound Coaches - Kluang, Johor
Kluang was founded in 1915 as the administrative capital for central Johor. The main railway line linking north to south Malaya was built passing through Kluang and this helped in its growth. The Keluang is named after the giant flying fox that used to be found in abundance here at one point but due to over development and loss of habitat, these species is pretty much endangered here
- Southbound Coaches - Melaka(Malacca)
At age 15, Abdullah bin Abdul Kadir watched as the British Forces marched into Melaka. The year was 1811.British troops were waiting for instructions to be sent off to Java. Stamford Raffles was appointed to be the Lieutenant Governor of Java(1811-1816)
- Southbound Coaches - Mersing (Pulau Tioman, Pulau Rawa, Pulau Besar), Johor
Mersing is a small town located in the east coastal of Johor State. It gains reputation and significance for two reasons, 1) it is the gateway to Tioman Island, which is the paradise for snorkelling and diving activities and 2) It is the one of the major towns located on the main trunk road that links up southern and eastern Johor with the east coast of Pahang state capital Kuantan
- Southbound Coaches - Port Dickson, Negri Sembilan
Port Dickson or more popularly known as, P.D. is a favourite weekend getaway for KL and Singaporean folks especially those seeking some time away from the hot, stifling cities. Refreshing cool breeze blowing in from the straits and the relaxed environment was one of the reasons for choosing this tiny seaside village as a colonial beach resort.
- Southbound Coaches - Seremban, Negri Sembilan
The Bus and Train system connects Seremban with Kuala Lumpur which is approx. 1hour's drive away and locals choose to stay in Seremban and commute to Kuala Lumpur to work on daily basis because living standard in Seremban is much lower than in Kuala Lumpur.
- Southbound Coaches - Singapore
Singapore is located at the tip of Peninsula Malaysia, connected via 2 causeway links. Passengers will have to alight the coach at one end of immigration and embark at the other end after the Singapore immigration and check point. Don’t forget to bring your passports with you. And as smokers, you are only allowed to bring in an opened packet of cigarettes with you
- Eastbound & Westbound Coaches - Bentong, Pahang
In the 70's... folks were not allowed to venture further into the Chamang area for fear of communist activities. The beautiful river that leads from Chamang Waterfall was out of bounds to everyone except the army
- Eastbound & Westbound Coaches - Genting Highlands, Pahang
Genting Highlands started as a casino in the highlands and over the past 30+ years have expanded to include entertainment and theme parks for kids and overgrown kids as well
- Eastbound & Westbound Coaches - Jerantut (entry point into Taman Negara), Pahang
Jerantut is Taman Negara National Park's most assessible entry point. Roughly 200km from KL or about 2 1/2hrs drive , Jerantut is a small sleepy town that has a few mediocre motels to stay at before making your way to Kuala Tahan and into Taman Negara.
- Eastbound & Westbound Coaches - Karak, Pahang
Karak is a small town at the cusp of Selangor heading towards Kuantan. Karak is pretty much an agricultural area
- Eastbound & Westbound Coaches - Kuantan, Pahang
Kuantan is the largest town and the administrative centre for the state of Pahang. It only became Pahang’s state capital in 1955, having been moved by the British Administration from Kuala Lipis. Although a recently established state capital, Kuantan as a town itself has been around for centuries. Some 12th Century manuscripts listed Kuantan as Tan-Ma-Ling , a vassal of the large trading Kingdom of San Fots’I .
- Eastbound & Westbound Coaches - Kuala Lipis (entry to Kenong Rimba Reserve), Pahang
Kuala Lipis was once the administrative centre for the British Colony, presiding over the state of Pahang. Today, it's a little town trying to break out of its stigma as a great colonial leftover and failing miserably unfortunately
- Eastbound & Westbound Coaches - Lanchang, Pahang
Lanchang is where the Elephant Centre is located. However, unless absolutely necessary, take the bus to Lanchang. If you have extra budget, take a packaged tour as the walk to the centre may take a while from the main road
- Eastbound & Westbound Coaches - Mentakab, Pahang
Mentakab is located under the district of Temerloh, originally known as Pasir Rawa. Mentakab railway station is one of the last remaining stations worth visiting for its cast iron railway bridge
- Eastbound & Westbound Coaches - Raub, Pahang
described by J.A. Richardson in his book, The Geology and Mineral Resources of the Neighbourhood of Raub Pahang. According to him (page 36),
- Eastbound & Westbound Coaches - Tasik Chini, Pahang
Tasik Chini was once a highly revered lake with a mythical dragon lurking in its dark abyss. Today the lake is dying, choked by pesticides leaching from the encroaching oil palm plantation and disrespectful landowners and politicians destroying the lush landscape
- Eastbound & Westbound Coaches - Cherating , Pahang
Cherating was once the place to go to for some surf and sun. In the 70s, travellers from all over the world would head out to the beach here for some fun and good times. It's all changed now..
- Eastbound & Westbound Coaches - Shah Alam, Selangor
Abu Sujak, the first mayor of Shah Alam when it was granted city status on 10 October 2000 had a vision of making Shah Alam a modern city with a unique identity of
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