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.

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.

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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
sungai-nibong-express-bus-terminal-penang.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.
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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 public bus stop available 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 Georgetown.


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

 



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