Faces of
Malaysia
Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

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Penang, Malaysia

Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal

address: Terminal Bas Expres Sungai Nibong, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah / Jalan Sungai Dua, Batu Uban, 11700 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Terminal-Bas-Express-Sungai-Nibong.jpg, The Sg. Nibong Terminal is the main express bus terminal for long-distance buses in Penang. The terminal is located near Batu Uban about 20min (10km) outside of Georgetown city centre.
The Sg. Nibong Terminal is the main express bus terminal for long-distance buses in Penang. The terminal is located near Batu Uban about 20min (10km) outside of Georgetown city centre.

How to get to and away from Sungai Nibong Terminal
Bus
There is a public bus stop to Georgetown directly outside the terminal
RapidPenang bus U401 (will go to Komtar, the jetty, Little India)
Some bus companies also offer minivan transfer from Komtar bus terminal for RM2.
Taxi
It will cost around RM15-20 to go to Georgetown.

 


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A variety of bus companies serve the Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal. The ticketing offices are located on the first floor of the terminal. Tickets to and from Penang can be booked at the ticket counters of the bus companies but also online (use the booking form below).

approx. Travel times:
Penang - Cameron Highlands: 5 hours
Penang - Ipoh: 2h30min
Penang - Johor Bahru (JB): 8h
Penang - Kota Bahu: 8h30min
Penang - Kuantan:
Penang - Kuala Besut:
Penang - Kuala Lumpur: 4h30min
 


 

Buy bus tickets online
You can also buy bus tickets online (up to 2 hours before departure). Just click on the links below or use the search box.

Penang - Cameron Highlands Cameron Highlands - Penang
Penang - Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur - Penang
Penang - Hatyai (Thailand) Hatyai (Thailand) - Penang
Penang - Singapore Singapore - Penang
Penang - Kuala Besut (jetty Perhentian Islands) Kuala Besut - Penang


platforms
Bus Platforms


first floor
First Floor
Ticket counters, small shop and toilettes are located here.



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