Faces of
Malaysia
Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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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