Faces of
Malaysia
Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

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.

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Penang, Malaysia

Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal

address: Terminal Bas Expres Sungai Nibong, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah / Jalan Sungai Dua, Batu Uban, 11700 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Terminal-Bas-Express-Sungai-Nibong.jpg, The Sg. Nibong Terminal is the main express bus terminal for long-distance buses in Penang. The terminal is located near Batu Uban about 20min (10km) outside of Georgetown city centre.
The Sg. Nibong Terminal is the main express bus terminal for long-distance buses in Penang. The terminal is located near Batu Uban about 20min (10km) outside of Georgetown city centre.

map and location of Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal

How to get to and away from Sungai Nibong Terminal
Bus
There is a public bus stop to Georgetown directly outside the terminal
RapidPenang bus U401 (will go to Komtar, the jetty, Little India)
Some bus companies also offer minivan transfer from Komtar bus terminal for RM2.
Taxi
It will cost around RM15-20 to go to Georgetown.

 


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A variety of bus companies serve the Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal. The ticketing offices are located on the first floor of the terminal. Tickets to and from Penang can be booked at the ticket counters of the bus companies but also online (use the booking form below).

approx. Travel times:
Penang - Cameron Highlands: 5 hours
Penang - Ipoh: 2h30min
Penang - Johor Bahru (JB): 8h
Penang - Kota Bahu: 8h30min
Penang - Kuantan:
Penang - Kuala Besut:
Penang - Kuala Lumpur: 4h30min
 


 

Buy bus tickets online
You can also buy bus tickets online (up to 2 hours before departure). Just click on the links below or use the search box.

Penang - Cameron Highlands Cameron Highlands - Penang
Penang - Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur - Penang
Penang - Hatyai (Thailand) Hatyai (Thailand) - Penang
Penang - Singapore Singapore - Penang
Penang - Kuala Besut (jetty Perhentian Islands) Kuala Besut - Penang


platforms
Bus Platforms


first floor
First Floor
Ticket counters, small shop and toilettes are located here.



Hotels in in Penang
HOSTELS
in Penang
Red Inn Court
boutique eco-guesthouse in historical Georgetown
Chulia Heritage Hotel
boutique hotel in the heritage zone of Georgetown in an refurbished Anglo-Indian bungalow
Things to do & see
Botanical Gardens
Park created in 1884, the gardens is spread over 30ha of forested hills and lush green tropical trees and plants. ... more
Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple & Wat Chayamangkalaram
Penangs first Buddhist temple. Construction started in 1905. Opposite of it is the Temple of the Reclining Buddha with a 33m-long reclining Buddha ... more
Things to do & see
Birch Memorial Clock Tower, Ipoh
The historical clock tower was built in 1909 in memory of James W.W.Birch, the first British Resident of the state of Perak who was assasinated. ... more

Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Main shopping, dining and entertainment area of Kuala Lumpur. Many backpacker accommodations are here too. ... more