Faces of
Malaysia
Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

Brunei

Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.

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Kuala Lumpur - Perhentian Island

How to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Besut / Jerteh

The Perhentian Islands are two small Islands (Pulau Perhentian Kecil and Pulau Perhentian Besar) off the of the state of Teregganu. The islands can be reached by boat from the jetty in Kuala Besut, which is about 45min south of city of Kota Bahru (the capital of the state of Kelantan).

distance: 540km
total travel time: about 8 hours

From Kuala Lumpur you can either take buses directly to Kuala Besut or to Jerteh which is small town 15km away Kuala Besut.

 

 

 

Bus Connections KL - Kuala Besut / Jerteh

Transport Connections (online booking)
Company / Departure Times (click departure point to book / check times and prices) Kuala Lumpur Kuala Besut / Jerteh   Prices (online booking)
Perdana Express
from Kuala Lumpur: 9.45am, 10am, 2.30pm, 9.30pm, 10pm
from Kuala Besut:9.30am, 1.30pm, 8.30pm, 9pm
TBS Kuala Besut Bus RM 44
         
Perdana Express
from Kuala Lumpur: 9.45am, 10am, 2.30pm, 9.30pm, 10pm
from Jerteh: 9.30am, 2pm, 9.30pm, 10.15pm
TBS Jerteh Bus RM 44

Ferry Connection Kuala Besut - Perhentian Islands

Click here for more information about the boat service from Kuala Besut.

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