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.

Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

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Sign at Buddhist Temple in Penang

Kuala Lumpur - Taman Negara

More information on the combined bus and boat journey from Kuala Lumpur to Taman Negara National Park and back.
Longtail boats at the Kuala Tembeling jetty

distance: 260km
total travel time: about 7 hours (3h boat ride between Kuala Tembeling and Kuala Tahan)

  • the leg from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Tembeling is by mini bus
  • from Kuala Tembeling to the Taman Negara Negara headquarter in Kuala Tahan by longtail boat
  • lunch at Kuala Tembeling jetty
  • from Taman Negara is also possible to travel onward to Perhentian Islands or Cameron Highlands instead of going back to KL (click on the locations for more information)
Transport Connections (online booking)
Company / Departure Times (click departure point to book / check times and prices) Taman Negara Kuala Lumpur   Prices (online booking)
Han Travel
from Kuala Lumpur: 8.30am
from Kuala Tahan: 9.50am
  Kuala Tahan (Han Rain Forest Resort) Boat / Bus RM 79.50
         
NKS
from Kuala Lumpur: 8.30am
from Kuala Tahan: 9am
  Kuala Tahan (Wan Cafe) Boat / Bus RM 90