Faces of

Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Traditionally, the spot where Melaka stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate and the center of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century before it fell to the Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have shaped the architecture of the town.

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.

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Woodlands Train Checkpoint

address: 1 Woodlands Centre Road, Woodlands, Singapore 739038
Woodlands-Train-Checkpoint.jpg, After the closure of Tanjong Pajar Railway station, the the Woodland Train Checkpoint in the north of Singapore took over as the station for trains arriving from and leaving to Malaysia.
After the closure of Tanjong Pajar Railway station, the the Woodland Train Checkpoint in the north of Singapore took over as the station for trains arriving from and leaving to Malaysia.

Woodlands Train Checkpoint is the southern most station of the Malaysian train network. The checkpoint is tri-owned by Keretapi Tanah Melayu, the Malaysian rail operator, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) of Singapore and the Royal Malaysian Customs (Kastam Diraja Malaysia).


Getting to and away from Woodlands
The train station is located just after causeway in the north of the island. That means is far away from the city center in the south of the island.

Bus 170 connects Woodland with the Queen Street Bus Terminal (near Little India, Kampong Glam)

A taxi to Little India would cost around S$20.
A taxi to the nearest MRT station "Marsiling" (NS8, North South Line) would cost around S$8.

Trains from Singapore to Malaysia
There 3 daily trains from Woodland to Malaysia:
8.45am - arrives in Kuala Lumpur at 3pm and continues to Butterworth (Penang) and ends there at 9.20pm
1.45pm - ends in Kuala Lumpur at 8.25pm
11.30pm - night train, ends in KL at 6.30am

If you want to take the train to the east coast to Kota Bahru, then you would have to switch trains in Gemas (but inconvinient transit time here) or Kuala Lumpur.
Currently the train connection to the eastcoast ist suspended!!!
Due to the heavy flloods in 2014 the tracks were badly damaged and are currently under repair.

You can book train tickets online right here:

From Woodlands:
Singapore (Woodlands) - Kuala Lumpur (KL Sentral)
Singapore (Woodlands) - Ipoh
Singapore (Woodlands) - Butterworth
Singapore (Woodlands) - Hatyai (Thailand)

To Woodlands:
Kuala Lumpur - Singapore (Woodlands)
Ipoh - Singapore (Woodlands)
Butterworth - Singapore (Woodlands)
Hatyai (Thailand) - Singapore (Woodlands)

for more train connections use the form below:



www.seat61.com (everything you need to know about trains in Malaysia)
www.ktmb.com.my (official website of KTM, the Malaysian train line operator)

map and location of Woodlands Train Checkpoint

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