Faces of
Malaysia
Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

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.

Singapore, Malaysia

Golden Mile Complex Bus Terminal

address: 5001 Beach Road, Singapore 199588 - telephone: +65 6291 6945
golden-mile-complex-singapore-street-view.jpg, Many bus operators use the Golden Mile Complex / Tower as drop-off and depature point for long-distance buses to and from Malaysia. The Golden Mile Complex itself is a shopping mall with Thai clubs, shops and food stalls.
Many bus operators use the Golden Mile Complex / Tower as drop-off and depature point for long-distance buses to and from Malaysia. The Golden Mile Complex itself is a shopping mall with Thai clubs, shops and food stalls.

The Golden Mile Complex is not a real dedicated bus terminal, merely a drop-off / departure point in front of the shopping mall. The coach companies have ticket booths at the Ground Floor.
 

Bus companies operatering from Golden Mile Complex:
Five Starts Tours, Grassland Express, Konsortium, Kwang Chow Travel, Sri Maju, StarMart Express, Transtar and others

Konsortium Express operates from the Golden Mile Tower which is right next to the Golden Mile Complex. Konsortium Express runs buses to Cameron Highlands, Genting Highlands, Kuala Lumpur,  Melaka, Kuantan, Penang, Hatyai (Thailand) and other destinations.



How to get to and away Golden Mile Complex

By MRT
The closest stations are "Nicoll Highway" (CC5, Circle Line, 5min walk) and "Lavender" (EW11, East-West Line, 10-15min walk)

By Bus
Several public bus lines stop right outside the Golden Mile Complex:  7, 32, 51, 61, 63, 80, 100, 145, 175, 197, 961, 980

By Taxi
Golden Mile is relatively central located so a taxi ride should be affordable.
taxi charge examples:
Taxi to Little India: 4-5 S$
Taxi to Downtown Singapore: 5-6 S$

Links:

Google Street View of Golden Mile Complex


 

Buy bus tickets online

You can also buy bus tickets to Malaysia and Thailand online (up to 2 hours before departure). Just click on the links below or use the search box.  

buses from Singapore:
Singapore - Kuala Lumpur
Singapore - Melaka (Malacca)
Singapore - Genting Highlands
Singapore - Seremban
Singapore - Ipoh
Singapore - Penang
Singapore - Hatyai (Thailand)
Singapore - Krabi (Thailand)
Singapore - Phuket (Thailand)
Singapore - Bangkok (Thailand)

 

buses to Singapore:
Kuala Lumpur - Singapore
Melaka (Malacca) - Singapore
Genting Highlands - Singapore
Seremban - Singapore
Ipoh - Singapore
Penang - Singapore
Hatyai (Thailand) - Singapore

Please note that some buses might depart or arrive from other places than Golden Mile Complex. For buses to more destinations use the search from below.

 

 

Sing Thai Express Service
Tel/Fax: 63921831
H/P: 94245539
VIP, bus service from Singapore to Malacca, Sem, Kuala Lumpur, T.G. Malim, Ipoh, Butterworth, Alor Star, Hatyai, Bangkok, Krabi, Phuket Surathani, Koh Samui, Koh Pi Pi, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai

Sri Maju Coach Services
Buses from Singapore:
Kuala Lumpur: 7.30am, 9am, 12noon, 3pm, 6.30pm, 11.30ppm
Malacca: 8am
Ipoh: 9am, 12noon, 3pm, 9.45pm
Genting Highlands: 7am, 7.30am, 10pm, 11.3pm
Butterworth, Penang, Bukit Mertajam: 9pm
B.Gajah, Pusing, Tronoh, A.Tawar, Sitiawan, Lumut: 9pm
Bidor, Tapah, Kampar, Chenderiang, M.Diawan, Tg. Tualang, Chenderong, Bemban, Bali: 9.30pm
Bercham, Chemor, Sg. Siput, Kuala Kangsar: 9.45pm
HATYAI: 7pm

Grassland Express
destinations: Kuala Lumpur, Kampar, Ipoh, Kuala Kangsar, Penang, Klang, Langkap, Bercham, Taiping, Butterworth, T.Intan, M.Diawan, Chemor, Bagan Serai, S.Petani, Lumut, Batu Gajah, Yalong, Parit Buntar, Alor Setar, Pantai, Tronoh, S.Piput, Bukit Mertajam, Haadyai

StarMart Express
StarMart Express has VIP buses, some of them have chairs with a massage function
buses from Singapore:
Mersing: S$20
Kuala Lumpur: 7.30am, 8am, 9am, 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm, 4.30pm 5pm, 7pm, 7.30pm, 10pm, 11.30pm, far: S$30 (S$55 return)
Melaka: 7.30am, 8.30am, 9.15am, 11am, 7.30pm, fare: S$25 (S$45 return)
Genting Highlands: 10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 3.30pm
Taiping: 10.30am
Ipoh, Butterworth, Sg.Petani, Alor Star, Changlun, Bukit Kayu Hitam, Hatyai: 6pm
Seremban, Tg.Malim, Bidor, Tapah, Kampar, Ipoh, Chemor, Kanthan Baru, Sg.Siput, Kuala Kangsar, Taiping / Simpang, Penang, Butterworth: 10pm

Coachland Express
buses from Singapore:
Kuala Lumpur: 7.30am, 9am, 10.30am, 12noon, 3pm, 7pm, 9.30pm, 10pm, 10.30pm, 11.59pm
Malacca (Melaka): 8.30am, 1.40pm, 7pm, 8pm
KLIA / LCCT: 9am, 11.59pm
Seremban: 9am, 7.30pm


travel agencies
the bus ticket offices and travel agencies are located at the ground floor


Konsortium, Golden Mile Tower
The Konsortium ticket office is located in the Golden Mile Tower right next  to the Golden Mile Complex


parked buses
the buses wait at the side of the Golden Mile Complex (on this photo: StarMart Express and KKL Express)


view from pedestrian bridge
view from pedestrian bridge to Golden Mile Complex on the right


thai shopping mall
the inside of the Golden Mile Complex is a Thai shopping mall



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