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.

Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

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Singapore, Malaysia

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.

 



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Golden Mile Complex Bus Terminal

Many bus operators use the Golden Mile Complex / Tower as drop-off and depature point for long-distance buses to and from Malaysia. The Golden Mile Complex itself is a shopping mall with Thai clubs, shops and food stalls.

Queen Street Bus Terminal

This street bus terminal connects downtown Singapore with Larkin Bus Terminal in Johor Bahru. It is located between Arab Street/Kampung Glam and Little India and also serves buses to/from Kuala Lumpur.

Hotels in in Singapore
HOSTELS
in Singapore
Moni Gallery Hostel
Hostel located at Lavender Street, north of Little India
5footway.inn Project Chinatown
Hostel in Chinatown, one of three branches in Singapore
Attractions
Attractions

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, Singapore

One of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in Singapore. The temple, built in 2007, also contains a museum is located in the the Chinatown district.

Cherating Beach, Cherating

mostly quiet and peaceful beach near the budget accommodations. popular surfing spot when the weather is right