Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

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Lavender Street Bus Terminal

address: 161 Lavender Street, Singapore 338750
lavender-street-bus-terminal-street-view.jpg, Another pick-up and drop-off point for long-distance buses to and from Malaysia in a parking lot at the corner of Lavender St. and Kallang Bahru.
view from Kallang Bahru
Another pick-up and drop-off point for long-distance buses to and from Malaysia in a parking lot at the corner of Lavender St. and Kallang Bahru.
Please Note: Bus Terminal was demolished to make way for new MRT station / bus terminal
The site of the Lavender Street Bus Terminal is now a construction site for the Bendemeer MRT station as part of the Downtown Line stage 3, which is planned to open in 2017. The bus terminal will integreted in the new MRT station

 

The Lavender Bus Terminal (actually just an open parking lot along Lavender Street) is located about 20min walk north-east of Little India.
The terminal service bus to/from Melaka, Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu. Some bus operators (for example Superior Coach) also stop at the Lavender MRT station 

 

How to get to Lavender Street Bus Terminal

MRT
The closest MRT stations are "Lavender" (East West Line, EW11, 10min walk) and "Farrer Park" (North-East Line, NE8, 15min walk)

Bus
nearby bus stops:
Eminent Plaza (bus line 13, 67, 133, 145)
Hock Seng Bldg (13, 61, 67, 107, 107M, 133, 145, 175, 961, 961C)

By Taxi
Lavender is relatively centrally located so a taxi ride should be affordable.
taxi charge examples:
Taxi to Little India: 4-5 S$
Taxi to Downtown Singapore: 5-6 S$
»Taxi Fare Calculator Singpore
 

Buy bus tickets online

Below find links and a form to book bus ticket online to a variety of destinations. That  also includes bus companies using other drop-off / depature points than Lavender like Golden Mile Complex, Queen Street and others.

buses from Singapore:
Singapore - Kuala Lumpur
Singapore - Melaka (Malacca)
Singapore - Genting Highlands
Singapore - Seremban
Singapore - Ipoh
Singapore - Penang
Singapore - Hatyai (Thailand)
Singapore - Krabi (Thailand)
Singapore - Phuket (Thailand)
Singapore - Bangkok (Thailand)

 

buses to Singapore:
Kuala Lumpur - Singapore
Melaka (Malacca) - Singapore
Genting Highlands - Singapore
Seremban - Singapore
Ipoh - Singapore
Penang - Singapore
Hatyai (Thailand) - Singapore

Please note that some buses might depart or arrive from other places than Golden Mile Complex. For buses to more destinations use the search from below.

 

map and location of Lavender Street Bus Terminal



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