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.

Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

GO KL City Bus

GO-KL-bus-with-monorail.jpg, GO KL is a new (started in September 2012) and  free (!) bus service within Kuala Lumpur city that connect Bukit Bintang, KLCC and Chinatown with 2 lines
GO KL bus next to the Monorail on Jalan Sultan Ismail in Bukit Bintang
photo by GO KL Bus
GO KL is a new (started in September 2012) and free (!) bus service within Kuala Lumpur city that connect Bukit Bintang, KLCC and Chinatown with 2 lines

The purple buses are a new iniative by the government to ease commuting within in the city centre. At the moment they remain free of charge and run on 2 lines - the purple line (7.4km, 14 stops, connecting Bukit Bintang und KLCC/Twin Towers) and the purple line (6.5km, 15 stops, connecting Bukit Bintang und Chinatown). There is Wi-Fi available inside the buses.

operating hours:
6am - 11pm
5 minutes frequency during peak hours
15 minutes frequency during off-peak hours

Green Line bus stops:
Menara Hap Seng
Concorde Hotel
Malayisian Tourist Information Centre (MATIC)
Wisma BSN
KLCC / Twin Towers
Menara Atlan
Citibank
Wisma Rohas Perkasa
Monorail Raja Chulan

Green Line / Purple Line interchange bus stops:
Pavilion
Star Hill Gallery
Bukit Binang (interchange with Monorail)
Wisama Lim Foo Yong
The Weld

Purple Line bus stops:
Wisma Bousted
Wisma MPL
Simpang Bukit Ceylon
Kota Raya / Petaling Street
Pasar Seni (LRT Interchange)
Bangkok Bank (bus to Batu Caves leaves from here)
Muzium Telekom
KL Tower

 

Links:

GO KL facebook page


Hotline: 1-800-88-7723

GO KL bus map
map courtesy of GO KL


inside GO KL bus
inside GO KL bus, photo courtesy: GO KL

Related Flyers / Brochures

GO KL City Bus

brochure with a route map of the 2 free Go KL bus lines connecting Bukit Bintang, Chinatown and KLCC in Kuala Lumpur
[click here for details or click images below to enlarge]
The content and images of this flyer / brochure are courtesy of: © GO KL City Bus It was released sometime around 2012. Some information might not be up-to-date anymore.


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