If you enjoy travelling on a budget yet explore both urban landscapes and rural countrysides, a short trip around Peninsular Malaysia (West Malaysia) may be perfect for you. Throughout the journey, only basic inter-city and inter-state transport is needed, which means fares are more or less fixed, and you can plan your budget easily. Furthermore, despite being on the same land, when crossing different states, using different roads and heading on the railway line, the scenery even of the same city and state would look different across all modes of transport.
My trip around Peninsular Malaysia took 4 days and 3 nights, departing Singapore at midnight, with a 1 night layover in Kuala Lumpur and Penang each.
Follow my journey:
- Day 1: Starmart Express from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by Bus
- Day 1: KTM Komuter Early Bird Service from Bandar Tasik Selatan to KL Sentral
- Day 2: ETS Gold 9236up from Sentral Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth by Train
- Day 3: Transnasional from Penang Sungai Nibong and Butterworth Penang Sentral to Kota Bharu Bus Station by Bus
- Day 3: Cityliner Service 27 from Kota Bharu to Wakaf Bharu by Bus
- Day 3: Shuttle Timur 56up from Wakaf Bharu to Tumpat by Train
- Day 3-4: Ekspres Rakyat Timuran 27dn from Tumpat to Johor Bahru Sentral by Train
Singapore to Bangkok by Train