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 - Taman Negara

More information on the combined bus and boat journey from Kuala Lumpur to Taman Negara National Park and back.

distance: 260km
total travel time: about 7 hours (3h boat ride between Kuala Tembeling and Kuala Tahan)

  • the leg from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Tembeling is by mini bus
  • from Kuala Tembeling to the Taman Negara Negara headquarter in Kuala Tahan by longtail boat
  • lunch at Kuala Tembeling jetty
  • from Taman Negara is also possible to travel onward to Perhentian Islands or Cameron Highlands instead of going back to KL (click on the locations for more information)
Transport Connections (online booking)
Company / Departure Times (click departure point to book / check times and prices) Taman Negara Kuala Lumpur   Prices (online booking)
Han Travel
from Kuala Lumpur: 8.30am
from Kuala Tahan: 9.50am
  Kuala Tahan (Han Rain Forest Resort) Boat / Bus RM 79.50
         
NKS
from Kuala Lumpur: 8.30am
from Kuala Tahan: 9am
  Kuala Tahan (Wan Cafe) Boat / Bus RM 90