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.

Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Putra Bus Terminal (Hentian Putra)

address: 45 Jalan Putra, Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur - near PWTC - Tel: 03 4042 9530
waiting-area-Putra-Bus-Terminal-Kuala-Lumpur2.jpg, Former Bus Terminal located just north of the city centre (near PWTC) serving destination to the east coast. Putra Bus Terminal ceased operations on Dec 1, 2014.
waiting area at the Terminal
Former Bus Terminal located just north of the city centre (near PWTC) serving destination to the east coast. Putra Bus Terminal ceased operations on Dec 1, 2014.

Putra Bus Terminal is closed!!!

As of December 2014, the terminal was shut down and most of it's operations was moved to the new TBS Terminal in the south of KL. Some east-bound buses also leave from the smaller Pekeliling Bus Station in Chow Kit.

The old and rather run-down Putra terminal was closed down due various issues such as traffic congestions in the vicinity of the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) and the activities of touts.

 

Bus Terminal served destinations to the east coast like Kota Bahru, Kuala Terengganu and Kuala Besut (jetty to Perhentian Islands).

After the TBS bus terminal starting operating in 2012 (serving south-bound destinations) and the renovated Puduraya bus terminal (serving north-bound destinations), Hentian Putra was third main bus terminal. Putra Bus Terminal served destination to the east coast like Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kota Bahru and Kuala Besut / Jerteh (ferry to Perhentian Islands). The terminal could be reached by an elevated pedestrian bridge from the nearby PWTC LRT station. The LRT (Ampang Line) was  the most convinient way to get to the bus terminal from the city centre (5min walk). Another option is the take KTM commuter train which stops opposite of the bus terminal.

How to get to Putra Bus Terminal
The bus terminal was located just north of the city center close to PWTC, The Mall and the Chow Kit area.
The closest LRT station is "PWTC" on the Ampang Line. It is located about 500m walk from Putra Bus Terminal, a pedestrian bridge and covered walkway connects both stations. The "Putra" Komuter station is also only 500m away.
 

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Putra Bus Terminal
view of the bus terminal from the pedestrian bridge (on the right the UMNO headquarter tower which is a giant video screen)


pedestrian bridge, Putra Bus Terminal
pedestrian bridge connection Putra Bus Terminal with "PWTC" LRT station and PWTC convention centre (left) and The Mall (right)


ticket counters, Putra Bus Terminal
ticket counters (Ekspres Tasik Kenyir, Darul Naim Ekspres, Konsortium Bas Expres Semenanjung)


ticket counters, Putra Bus Terminal
ticket counters (Sani Express, Cepat Ekspres, Ekspres Perdana, Utama Ekspres)



Related Places

Pudu Sentral (Puduraya Bus) Terminal

The Puduraya bus terminal (now renamed to Pudu Sentral), located in the city centre, used to be KL's main bus station but most most operations have moved the TBS bus terminal. Pudu Sentral now only serves few buses to Genting, Seremban, Sabak Berenam (Kuala Selangor), Tanjung Malik.

Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS)

Modern airport-like bus terminal in Bandar Tasik Selatan in southern Kuala Lumpur. Main Terminal for all major bus connections from and to Kuala Lumpur

Pekeliling Bus Terminal

This older bus terminal at northern edge of KL city center serves buses to Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan. For travelers this bus station is of interest as buses to Jerentut (for traveling to Taman Negara) and Genting Highlands leave from here.

Hotels in in Kuala Lumpur
HOSTELS
in Kuala Lumpur
Red Palm

Our favourite hostel in KL closed 2015. RIP Red Palm. We miss you!!!

Serai Inn & Hostel
Hostel near Pudu Sentral bus terminal and Chinatown area
Attractions
Attractions

Dutch Square (Red Square), Melaka

The Dutch Square, also called Red Squared because all the surrounding building painted red, next to the Melaka river is a good starting point for visiting the old part of the town.

Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Perhentian Islands

The small (=kecil) island. With plenty of low-priced accommodation the island is a backpackers favorite and can get quite crowded at peak season on Long Beach.