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.

Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands is a highland region located about 20 km east of Ipoh and about 150 km north of Kuala Lumpur in Pahang, Malaysia. At 5,000 ft (1,500 m) above sea level it is the highest area on the mainland, and enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures no higher than 25C and rarely falling below 12C year round. The area is popular for it’s tea plantations and jungle walks.

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Kuala Lumpur - Butterworth

How to get from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth

distance: ca. 360km
total travel time: ca. 5 hours
departure in KL from: TBS Bus Terminal
arrival in Butterworth at: Penang Sentral

Penang Sentral is the main transpartion hub for the state of Penang in Butterworth. It is located adjacent to the Butterworth railway station and the ferry terminal to Penang island. The hub is still under construction and is only expected to be fully finished by 2030.
Penang Sentral Official Website: http://penangsentral.com/

Bus Connection KL - Butterworth

Click the links belows to book bus tickets online:
Kuala Lumpur - Butterworth
Butterworth - Kuala Lumpur