Faces of
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

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.

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

JB Sentral Railway and Bus Terminal

address: Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Johor-Bahru-Sentral-railway-station.jpg, Johor Bahru Sentral is the southern terminus of the KTM railway line linking Malaysia and Singapore and a major local bus terminal. It is connected to  Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex and Johor Bahru City Square shopping center.
Johor Bahru Sentral is the southern terminus of the KTM railway line linking Malaysia and Singapore and a major local bus terminal. It is connected to Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex and Johor Bahru City Square shopping center.

Johor Bahru Sentral railway station was opened in 2010 next to the historical Johor Bahru railway station.

 

Johor Bahru Sentral (on the right) and the bridge to Johor Bahru City Square Mall image: Google Street View

 

JB Sentral Railway Terminal

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From Johor Bahru:
Johor Bahru - Kuala Lumpur
Johor Bahru - Ipoh
Johor Bahru - Butterworth
Johor Bahru - Hatyai (Thailand)
Johor Bahru - Jerantut (Taman Negara)
Johor Bahru - Wakaf Bahru (Kota Bahru)

To Johor Bahru:
Kuala Lumpur - Johor Bahru
Ipoh - Johor Bahru
Butterworth (Penang) - Johor Bahru
Hatyai (Thailand) - Johor Bahru
Jerantut (Taman Negara) - Johor Bahru
Wakaf Bahru (Kota Bahru) - Johor Bahru

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JB Sentral Bus Terminal

JB Sentral Bus Terminal has 11 bus berths and is part of the new JB Sentral Railway Station.
It serves local buses to Singapore and within the wider Johor Bahru area.
Bus Operators: SBS Transit, SMRT, JB local bus operators

Bus services to Singapore:
SBS 160 (to/from Singapore Jurong East Bush Interchange
SBS 170X (to/from Singapore Kranji MRT Station)
SBS 950 (to/from Singapore Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange)

Local Bus Services: dozens of bus lines - more information here

Long-Distance Bus Connections
Long distance bus are served from Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal

Online Bus Ticket Booking:

Johor Bahru - Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur - Johor Bahru
Johor Bahru - Genting Highlands Genting Highlands - Johor Bahru
JB - Mersing (jetty to Pulau Tioman) Mersing - Johor Bahru
Johor Bahru - Butterworth Butterworth - Johor Bahru
Johor Bahru - Penang Penang - Johor Bahru

 

 

JB Customs Complex

JB Customs Complex is part of the new JB Sentral Railway Station. All passengers must get off from their buses here with they belongings and go through customs before they get back on the bus on the other side.



Hotels in Johor Bahru
Attractions

Legoland Malaysia, Johor Bahru

Malaysia's first international theme park in Johor at the southern tip of the Peninsula close to the second Link to Singapore.

Attractions

Istana, Melaka

Reconstruction of the Sultan′s Palace which was destroyed by a fire in 1460.

Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur

The Dataran Merdeka (or Merdeka Square) is the old colonial heart of Kuala Lumpur. It was here, in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building that the Union Flag was lowered and the Malayan flag hoisted for the first time at midnight on August 31, 1957. Merdeka = Independence.