Faces of
Malaysia
Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

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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.
Longtail boats at the Kuala Tembeling jetty

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