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.

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.

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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

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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

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Kuala Lumpur - Ipoh
Ipoh - Kuala Lumpur

 

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