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.

Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu, KT in short, is located at the east coast of the Peninsula Malaysia and at the mouth of the Sungai Terengganu (or Terengganu River) that empties here into the South China Sea. It is the capital of the state of Terengganu, which forms, together with Kedah and Kelatan, the heartland of Malay culture. KT is a good stop for one or 2 days before moving on along the east coast or towards the National Park / Tasik Kenyir.

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Lavender Street Bus Terminal

address: 161 Lavender Street, Singapore 338750
lavender-street-bus-terminal-street-view.jpg, Another pick-up and drop-off point for long-distance buses to and from Malaysia in a parking lot at the corner of Lavender St. and Kallang Bahru.
view from Kallang Bahru
Another pick-up and drop-off point for long-distance buses to and from Malaysia in a parking lot at the corner of Lavender St. and Kallang Bahru.
Please Note: Bus Terminal was demolished to make way for new MRT station / bus terminal
The site of the Lavender Street Bus Terminal is now a construction site for the Bendemeer MRT station as part of the Downtown Line stage 3, which is planned to open in 2017. The bus terminal will integreted in the new MRT station

 

The Lavender Bus Terminal (actually just an open parking lot along Lavender Street) is located about 20min walk north-east of Little India.
The terminal service bus to/from Melaka, Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu. Some bus operators (for example Superior Coach) also stop at the Lavender MRT station 

 

How to get to Lavender Street Bus Terminal

MRT
The closest MRT stations are "Lavender" (East West Line, EW11, 10min walk) and "Farrer Park" (North-East Line, NE8, 15min walk)

Bus
nearby bus stops:
Eminent Plaza (bus line 13, 67, 133, 145)
Hock Seng Bldg (13, 61, 67, 107, 107M, 133, 145, 175, 961, 961C)

By Taxi
Lavender is relatively centrally 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$
»Taxi Fare Calculator Singpore
 

Buy bus tickets online

Below find links and a form to book bus ticket online to a variety of destinations. That  also includes bus companies using other drop-off / depature points than Lavender like Golden Mile Complex, Queen Street and others.

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.

 

map and location of Lavender Street Bus Terminal



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