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Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

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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Putra Bus Terminal (Hentian Putra)

address: 45 Jalan Putra, Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur - near PWTC - Tel: 03 4042 9530
waiting-area-Putra-Bus-Terminal-Kuala-Lumpur2.jpg, Former Bus Terminal located just north of the city centre (near PWTC) serving destination to the east coast. Putra Bus Terminal ceased operations on Dec 1, 2014.
waiting area at the Terminal
Former Bus Terminal located just north of the city centre (near PWTC) serving destination to the east coast. Putra Bus Terminal ceased operations on Dec 1, 2014.

Putra Bus Terminal is closed!!!

As of December 2014, the terminal was shut down and most of it's operations was moved to the new TBS Terminal in the south of KL. Some east-bound buses also leave from the smaller Pekeliling Bus Station in Chow Kit.

The old and rather run-down Putra terminal was closed down due various issues such as traffic congestions in the vicinity of the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) and the activities of touts.


Bus Terminal served destinations to the east coast like Kota Bahru, Kuala Terengganu and Kuala Besut (jetty to Perhentian Islands).

After the TBS bus terminal starting operating in 2012 (serving south-bound destinations) and the renovated Puduraya bus terminal (serving north-bound destinations), Hentian Putra was third main bus terminal. Putra Bus Terminal served destination to the east coast like Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kota Bahru and Kuala Besut / Jerteh (ferry to Perhentian Islands). The terminal could be reached by an elevated pedestrian bridge from the nearby PWTC LRT station. The LRT (Ampang Line) was  the most convinient way to get to the bus terminal from the city centre (5min walk). Another option is the take KTM commuter train which stops opposite of the bus terminal.

How to get to Putra Bus Terminal
The bus terminal was located just north of the city center close to PWTC, The Mall and the Chow Kit area.
The closest LRT station is "PWTC" on the Ampang Line. It is located about 500m walk from Putra Bus Terminal, a pedestrian bridge and covered walkway connects both stations. The "Putra" Komuter station is also only 500m away.

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Putra Bus Terminal
view of the bus terminal from the pedestrian bridge (on the right the UMNO headquarter tower which is a giant video screen)

pedestrian bridge, Putra Bus Terminal
pedestrian bridge connection Putra Bus Terminal with "PWTC" LRT station and PWTC convention centre (left) and The Mall (right)

ticket counters, Putra Bus Terminal
ticket counters (Ekspres Tasik Kenyir, Darul Naim Ekspres, Konsortium Bas Expres Semenanjung)

ticket counters, Putra Bus Terminal
ticket counters (Sani Express, Cepat Ekspres, Ekspres Perdana, Utama Ekspres)

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