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Malaysia
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.

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 .

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Singapore, Malaysia

Woodlands Train Checkpoint

address: 1 Woodlands Centre Road, Woodlands, Singapore 739038
Woodlands-Train-Checkpoint.jpg, After the closure of Tanjong Pajar Railway station, the the Woodland Train Checkpoint in the north of Singapore took over as the station for trains arriving from and leaving to Malaysia.
After the closure of Tanjong Pajar Railway station, the the Woodland Train Checkpoint in the north of Singapore took over as the station for trains arriving from and leaving to Malaysia.

Woodlands Train Checkpoint is the southern most station of the Malaysian train network. The checkpoint is tri-owned by Keretapi Tanah Melayu, the Malaysian rail operator, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) of Singapore and the Royal Malaysian Customs (Kastam Diraja Malaysia).

 

Getting to and away from Woodlands
The train station is located just after causeway in the north of the island. That means is far away from the city center in the south of the island.

Bus
Bus 170 connects Woodland with the Queen Street Bus Terminal (near Little India, Kampong Glam)

Taxi
A taxi to Little India would cost around S$20.
A taxi to the nearest MRT station "Marsiling" (NS8, North South Line) would cost around S$8.

Trains from Singapore to Malaysia
There 3 daily trains from Woodland to Malaysia:
8.45am - arrives in Kuala Lumpur at 3pm and continues to Butterworth (Penang) and ends there at 9.20pm
1.45pm - ends in Kuala Lumpur at 8.25pm
11.30pm - night train, ends in KL at 6.30am

If you want to take the train to the east coast to Kota Bahru, then you would have to switch trains in Gemas (but inconvinient transit time here) or Kuala Lumpur.
Currently the train connection to the eastcoast ist suspended!!!
Due to the heavy flloods in 2014 the tracks were badly damaged and are currently under repair.

You can book train tickets online right here:

From Woodlands:
Singapore (Woodlands) - Kuala Lumpur (KL Sentral)
Singapore (Woodlands) - Ipoh
Singapore (Woodlands) - Butterworth
Singapore (Woodlands) - Hatyai (Thailand)

To Woodlands:
Kuala Lumpur - Singapore (Woodlands)
Ipoh - Singapore (Woodlands)
Butterworth - Singapore (Woodlands)
Hatyai (Thailand) - Singapore (Woodlands)
 

for more train connections use the form below:

 

 

www.seat61.com (everything you need to know about trains in Malaysia)
www.ktmb.com.my (official website of KTM, the Malaysian train line operator)
 

map and location of Woodlands Train Checkpoint



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