Faces of
Malaysia
Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching means “cat” in Malay.

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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Taman Negara - Perhentian Island

How to get from Taman Negara to Perhentian Islands

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). Taman Negara is a National Park in the middle of the rainforest of the state of Pahang. The fastest way to get from Taman Negara to Perhentian is by direct mini bus to Kuala Besut jetty. Another option would be by taking the "jungle train" from Jerantut (closest station to Taman Negara) to Wakaf Bahru (closest station to Kota Bahru) and from there the taxi to Kuala Besut.

distance: 415km (Route 8 via Kuala Lipis and Gua Musang) / 507km (via E8 highway towards Kuantan then up the eastcoast)
total travel time: 6 hours with minibus

Click the links belows to book bus tickets online:
Taman Negara - Jetty Kuala Besut
Jetty Kuala Besut - Taman Negara

Transport Connections (online booking)
Company / Departure Times (click departure point to book / check times and prices) Taman Negara Perhentian Islands   Prices (online booking)
Han Travel
from Taman Negara:
7.50am
Han Rainforest Resort (Taman Negara) Jetty Kuala Besut Bus RM50

If you book a Taman Negara package tour (by default from and to Kuala Lumpur), you can change your arrival / departure destination to Kuala Besut for an extra charge of RM35.
more information on a Taman Negara tour here

 

Train

Jerantut - Wakaf Bharu or Tanah Merah station
Jerantut (jetty for longtail boat ride to Taman Negara)
Wakaf Bahru is near Kotha Baru (for stopover in KB or 1h30min / 60km taxi ride to Kuala Besut - jetty to Perhentian Islands), price from RM17 - RM37 (depending on class / sleeper coach)
Tanah Merah (2 stops before Wakaf Bahru, 1h10min / 60km taxi ride to Kuala Besut - jetty to Perhentian Islands), price from RM16 - RM36 (depending on class / sleeper coach)

from Jerantut:
train times: 4:08 am (coming from KL / Gemas), Tanah Merah (11:49 am), Wakaf Bharu (12:32 pm)
book train ticket online:
Jerantut - Tanah Merah
Jerantut - Wakaf Bharu


from Wakaf Bharu / Tana Merah:
train times: Wakaf Bahru (19:46 pm), Tanah Merah (20:29 pm), Jerantut (3:50 am)
book train ticket online:
Wakaf Bharu - Jerantut
Tanah Merah - Jerantut
 

more train information on trains in Malaysia: www.seat61.com

 

Boats to Perhentian Islands

4 to 5 times daily 9am - 5pm depending on demand
price: RM35 (one-way)


 

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