Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

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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).

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

distance: 540km
total travel time: about 8 hours

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

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