Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Sandakan

Sandakan is a starting point for ecotourism destinations such as the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary,Turtle Islands Park, Kinabatangan River and Gomantong Caves.

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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