Faces of
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.

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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From Kuala Lumpur to Taman Negara using public transport

How did get from Kuala Lumpur to Taman Negara (National Park) on your own without going on a package.

From Kuala Lumpur:



1) To Pekeliling Bus Station: ( about 10-15 minutes)

- Take monorail from Bukit Bintang Station to Titiwangsa station for RM 2.10
- Walk about 5 minutes to Pekeliling station.



2) Station Pekeliling: Bus KL to Jerantut ( About 3 Hours and 30 minutes)

S.E. Express (tel: 09 2663919)
ticket price: RM16.80
buses at 9am, 9.30am, 10.45am, 12pm, 3.50pm and 5.30pm

Perwira Ekspress (tel: 09 2663919)
ticket price: RM13
buses at 8.30am and 10.30am

Pekeliling Bus Terminal
Pekeliling Bus Terminal

3) Jerantut to Kuala Tembeling Jetty:( Kuala Tembeling is about 16 km from Jerantut)

- Taxi: 20 minutes ride and cost RM16 for one taxi
-  you could also take the local bus

4) Kuala Tembeling to Kuala Tahan

- 3-hour boat ride and the fare is RM25 per person one way
- Boats leave at 9.00am, 1.00pm and 2.00pm daily, on a first come first serve basis


Alternatively, in case you miss the boat (which is the most scenic way to get to Taman Negara), you could also take a bus from Jerantut to Taman Negara (Kuala Tahan). The bus leaves from the Jerantut bus station at 5.30am, 1.15pm and 5.30pm (price: RM6).



for a hassle-free transport to/from Taman Negara you can book the bus & boat ticket online here:
Kuala Lumpur - Taman Negara
Taman Negara - Kuala Lumpur

Taman Negara tour package:
click here for more information and booking of a Taman Negara Tour