Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu, KT in short, is located at the east coast of the Peninsula Malaysia and at the mouth of the Sungai Terengganu (or Terengganu River) that empties here into the South China Sea. It is the capital of the state of Terengganu, which forms, together with Kedah and Kelatan, the heartland of Malay culture. KT is a good stop for one or 2 days before moving on along the east coast or towards the National Park / Tasik Kenyir.

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Sign at Buddhist Temple in Penang

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.
main road in Jerantut

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