Faces of
Malaysia
Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

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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Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

Johor Bahru, view from Jl Wong Ah Fook
Johor Bahru
view from Jl Wong Ah Fook
Johor Bahru, view across causeway to Singapore at night
Johor Bahru
view across causeway to Singapore at night

Getting to and away from Johor Bahru

Flight
Senai Airport is served with multiple daily flight by Air Asia, Firefly and Malaysian Airlines.

Train
Trains going to or coming from the Woodlands Train Checkpoint in Singapore stop at Johor Bahru Sentral railway station. The trains continue in northbound direction to Kuala Lumpur and Hatyai (Thailand). In Gemas the line splits and one train line continues towards Kota Bahru.
train Singapore - Kuala Lumpur departs: 8.45am, 1.45pm, 11.30pm
train Singapore - Kota Bahru departs: 5.53am, 7.05pm, 11.30pm (Mon, Wed, Fri)

Bus
The main bus terminal in Johor Bahur is Larkin Bus Terminal.

Bus connections to Singapore
SBS 170, Singapore Johor Express, Causeway Link CW2 - to Queen Street Terminal
Causeway Link CW1 - to Kranji MRT station
Causeway Link CW5 - Newton Food Centre car park

Long-distance bus connections
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Johor Bahru - Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur - Johor Bahru
Johor Bahru - Genting Highlands Genting Highlands - Johor Bahru
JB - Mersing (jetty to Pulau Tioman) Mersing - Johor Bahru
Johor Bahru - Butterworth Butterworth - Johor Bahru
Johor Bahru - Penang Penang - Johor Bahru

 


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Kuala Lumpur - Johor Bahru

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Things to Do & See
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Legoland Malaysia
Malaysia's first international theme park in Johor at the southern tip of the Peninsula close to the second Link to Singapore. ... more

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Transport
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Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal
Larking Sentral (formerly Larkin Bus & Taxi Terminal) is a main bus terminal for local and long distance buses in Johor Bahru, it is located about 5min north of JB city centre ... more
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JB Sentral Railway and Bus Terminal
Johor Bahru Sentral is the southern terminus of the KTM railway line linking Malaysia and Singapore and a major local bus terminal. It is connected to Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex and Johor Bahru City Square shopping center. ... more

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