Faces of
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Gunung Mulu National Park

The Gunung Mulu National Park in Borneo (near Miri) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with caves and karst formations. The caves are home to over 5 million bats who exit the caves in search for food every evening in a spectacular way.

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Kuala Lumpur - Perhentian Island

How to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Besut / Jerteh

The Perhentian Islands are two small Islands (Pulau Perhentian Kecil and Pulau Perhentian Besar) off the of the state of Teregganu. The islands can be reached by boat from the jetty in Kuala Besut, which is about 45min south of city of Kota Bahru (the capital of the state of Kelantan).

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From Kuala Lumpur you can either take buses directly to Kuala Besut or to Jerteh which is small town 15km away Kuala Besut.

distance: 540km
total travel time: about 8 hours

Transport Connections (online booking)
Company / Departure Times (click departure point to book / check times and prices) Kuala Lumpur Kuala Besut / Jerteh   Prices (online booking)
Perdana Express
from Kuala Lumpur: 9.45am, 10am, 2.30pm, 9.30pm, 10pm
from Kuala Besut:9.30am, 1.30pm, 8.30pm, 9pm
TBS Kuala Besut Bus RM 44
         
Perdana Express
from Kuala Lumpur: 9.45am, 10am, 2.30pm, 9.30pm, 10pm
from Jerteh: 9.30am, 2pm, 9.30pm, 10.15pm
TBS Jerteh Bus RM 44

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