Faces of
Malaysia
Gunung Mulu National Park

The Gunung Mulu National Park in Borneo (near Miri) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with caves and karst formations. The caves are home to over 5 million bats who exit the caves in search for food every evening in a spectacular way.

Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

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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

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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