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Malaysia
Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

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Ipoh, Malaysia

Ipoh Railway Station

Ipoh-Railway-Station.jpg, Ipoh's railway station was completed in 1917 under the British colonial administration. Along with the Old Railway Station in Kuala Lumpur (same architect) it is one of the most beautiful examples of colonial architecture.
Ipoh's railway station was completed in 1917 under the British colonial administration. Along with the Old Railway Station in Kuala Lumpur (same architect) it is one of the most beautiful examples of colonial architecture.

Ipoh Railway Station 2014
Ipoh Railway Station (Google Streetview, 2014)

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From Ipoh:
Ipoh - Kuala Lumpur (KL Sentral)
Ipoh - Singapore
Ipoh - Butterworth
Ipoh - Hatyai (Thailand)

To Ipoh:
Kuala Lumpur - Ipoh
Singapore - Ipoh
Butterworth - Ipoh
Hatyai (Thailand) - Ipoh

 

ETS Train
The modern ETS (Electic Train Service) train connection takes about 2 hours and 20min beetween Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh.
Trains from Ipoh leave at6am, 9am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm 3pm, 8pm. 7pm, 8pm and 9pm.
Price vary between RM25 and RM35
ETS Train Timetable

ETS Train
ETS Train arriving in Ipoh (photo courtesy: thestar.com.my)
 

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