Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal

address: Tel: 07-223 3159
Larking-Bus-Terminal-Johor-Bahru.jpg, Larking Sentral (formerly Larkin Bus & Taxi Terminal) is a main bus terminal for local and long distance buses in Johor Bahru, it is located about 5min north of JB city centre
Larking Sentral (formerly Larkin Bus & Taxi Terminal) is a main bus terminal for local and long distance buses in Johor Bahru, it is located about 5min north of JB city centre

Larkin Sentral is the main terminal for local and long distance buses.  Another large bus terminal in Johor Bahru is JB Sentral which serves local buses only. Larkin Sentral is located about 5km northwest of the JB city center and the causeway to Singapore. At ground level it has 50 bus bays. The ticket counters are located on Level 1 where you can also find restaurants, ATM machines and luggage storage (RM2/per item, open 7am - 10pm). Level 2 houses a shopping bazaar and Level 3 a food court and prayer room.

The best way to get to Larking Bus Terminal is by taxi. Be aware that some taxi drivers tend to overcharge tourists. Insist on using the the meter, otherwise don't pay more than RM10 for a trip from the city center or the Malaysian immigration.

 

Bus connections to Singapore

There are several local buses going to Singapore from Larkin. If you are traveller, be aware that these are normal commuter buses with no space to store your luggage. All buses will stop at the Malaysia immigration and Singapore immigration where you have to bring the luggage along with you. After the immigration you hop back on the bus that is waiting at the other side. In case the bus has already left, you just wait for the next bus.
connections:
SBS 170 - to Queen Street Terminal (this is not a express bus, it will stop many times along the way)
Singapore Johor Express - to Queen Street Terminal
Causeway Link CW2 - to Queen Street Terminal
Causeway Link CW1 - to Kranji MRT station
Causeway Link CW5 - Newton Food Centre car park
 

 

 

Long-distance bus connections


click on the links below for direct online booking of the bus tickets

 

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

For more connections use the search box below:

Links:

Wikipedia page


 


Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal image: Google Street View

 

 

buy bus tickets online:

 



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

National Museum of Singapore, Singapore

The oldest museum (dating back to 1849) in Singapore exhibiting the history of Singapore, it was revamped and modernized between 2003 and 2006

Gunung Brinchang, Cameron Highlands

highest mountain in the Cameron Highlands, accessible with 4-wheel drive on the highest road in Peninsular Malaysia