Faces of
Malaysia
Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

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 .

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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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Related Places

Ipoh Heritage Trail

The heritage trail through the historic old town center is an interesting walk passing many impressive buildings from Ipoh's boom periodic from 1880s to the 1930s.

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Attractions
Attractions

Juara Bay, Tioman

bay on the east coast of Tioman. Quiet and beautiful spot being the only the place to stay on the eastern side of the island.

Luna Bar, Kuala Lumpur

Super-chic breezy rooftop bar with a pool in the middle (but you cannot use it unfortunately) and one of the best night views in town