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.

Fraser’s Hill

Hill resort spread along 7 peaks at 1,200 - 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range, about 100km north of Kuala Lumpur. Originally it was set up as a tin mine in the 1890s by Louis James Fraser (hence the name) until the tin ran out in 1913. A few years later the area was rediscovered as British-colonial hill resort. The cooler temperatures made it popular getaway destination from the hot and humid weather for the British. To this day Fraser’s Hill still retains its colonial charm. The area is recognized destination for bird watching with over 250 species recorded. Other activities include jungle trekking, golf, horse riding, archery, boating and mountain biking.

Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang

Kuala Lumpur - Ipoh (Bus and Train Connection)

How to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh by bus or train.

Kuala Lumpur - Ipoh

distance: 220km
total travel time: 2 - 3 hours

 

Bus Connections KL - Ipoh

Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh are also connected by train (along the Singapore - Bangkok route). The route was upgraded in 2010 and is served by the national carrier KTM as "ETC" (Electric Train Service).
The historic train station in Ipoh is an relic of the colonial times just as the Old Railway Station in Kuala Lumpur (which not used for long-distance trains anymore).

travel time: about 2h30min
Kuala Lumpur bus terminal: Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS)
Ipoh bus terminal: Terminal AmanJaya

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

Train Connections KL - Ipoh

Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh are also connected by train (along the Singapore - Bangkok route). The route was upgraded in 2010 and is served by the national carrier KTM as "ETC" (Electric Train Service).
The historic train station in Ipoh is an relic of the colonial times just as the Old Railway Station in Kuala Lumpur (which not used for long-distance trains anymore).

travel time: 2h to 2h30min
stops: Kepong Sentral, Sungai Buloh, Rawang, Kuala Kubu Baru, Tanjung Malim, Behrang, Slim River, Sungkai, Tapah,  Kampar, Batu Gajah
Kuala Lumpur stop: KL Sentral
Ipoh stop: Ipoh Railway Station

Click the links belows to book train tickets online:
Kuala Lumpur - Ipoh
Ipoh - Kuala Lumpur

 

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