Faces of
Malaysia
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.

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.

Malay Women on Motorbike

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