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.

Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

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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)
 



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