Faces of
Malaysia
Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

Melaka

Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Traditionally, the spot where Melaka stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate and the center of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century before it fell to the Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have shaped the architecture of the town.

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From Kuala Lumpur to Taman Negara using public transport

How did get from Kuala Lumpur to Taman Negara (National Park) on your own without going on a package.

From Kuala Lumpur:



1) To Pekeliling Bus Station: ( about 10-15 minutes)

- Take monorail from Bukit Bintang Station to Titiwangsa station for RM 2.10
- Walk about 5 minutes to Pekeliling station.



2) Station Pekeliling: Bus KL to Jerantut ( About 3 Hours and 30 minutes)

S.E. Express (tel: 09 2663919)
ticket price: RM16.80
buses at 9am, 9.30am, 10.45am, 12pm, 3.50pm and 5.30pm

Perwira Ekspress (tel: 09 2663919)
ticket price: RM13
buses at 8.30am and 10.30am

Pekeliling Bus Terminal
Pekeliling Bus Terminal

3) Jerantut to Kuala Tembeling Jetty:( Kuala Tembeling is about 16 km from Jerantut)

- Taxi: 20 minutes ride and cost RM16 for one taxi
-  you could also take the local bus

4) Kuala Tembeling to Kuala Tahan

- 3-hour boat ride and the fare is RM25 per person one way
- Boats leave at 9.00am, 1.00pm and 2.00pm daily, on a first come first serve basis


Alternatively, in case you miss the boat (which is the most scenic way to get to Taman Negara), you could also take a bus from Jerantut to Taman Negara (Kuala Tahan). The bus leaves from the Jerantut bus station at 5.30am, 1.15pm and 5.30pm (price: RM6).



for a hassle-free transport to/from Taman Negara you can book the bus & boat ticket online here:
Kuala Lumpur - Taman Negara
Taman Negara - Kuala Lumpur

Taman Negara tour package:
click here for more information and booking of a Taman Negara Tour