Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

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)
 



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Attractions

Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, Singapore

Architecturally unique (durian shaped) Performing arts centre alongside Marina Bay, near the mouth of the Singapore River. It contains a concert hall, theatre, outdoor performing centres and the Esplanade Mall.

Singapore River, Singapore

The mouth of the Singapore River was the old Port of Singapore. It houses many of Singapore′s top historical and cultural attractions and nightlife. Famous spots: Boat Quay, Clark Quay, The Merlion, Fullerton Hotel

Attractions

Orang Asli Village, Taman Negara

A village at the park border welcomes visitors during the day and offers a fascinating glimpse in the life the Malaysia's indigenious people.

Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur

Big park near the old colonial center and Chinatown area. It includes National Mosque, Bird Park, Butterfly Park, Islamic Arts Museum, National Museum, Deer Park, Orchid Garden, Tasik Perdana (Premier Lake).