Around the Malay Peninsular: Padang Besar to Singapore by Train

The Peninsular Express is no longer in operation. There are no more direct train services between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur or northern destinations. You must change trains at JB Sentral and Gemas. Woodlands CIQ - JB Sentral: Shuttle Tebrau JB Sentral - Gemas: Shuttle (JB Sentral - Gemas) Gemas - KL Sentral/Ipoh/Butterworth/Padang Besar: ETS Gold/ETS … Continue reading Around the Malay Peninsular: Padang Besar to Singapore by Train

Around the Malay Peninsular: Hat Yai to Padang Besar (Thai) by Train

This post is about the travel experience onboard the Hat Yai - Padang Besar Shuttle Train. Click here to visit the new dedicated Hat Yai - Padang Besar Shuttle Train information page. After spending the night at Hat Yai, we departed back for Malaysia on the new Hat Yai - Padang Besar Shuttle Train. The shuttle … Continue reading Around the Malay Peninsular: Hat Yai to Padang Besar (Thai) by Train

Around the Malay Peninsular: Hat Yai Markets (Hat Yai Plaza Trade Centre, Lee Gardens & ASEAN Night Bazaar)

After arriving from Sungai Golok and Yala, we checked in to the hotel and after a short wash up, we headed straight out to see what Hat Yai has to offer. The hotel has tuk-tuks on standby, with fares set by haggling with the driver. These are converted from minivans or lorries, significantly different from … Continue reading Around the Malay Peninsular: Hat Yai Markets (Hat Yai Plaza Trade Centre, Lee Gardens & ASEAN Night Bazaar)

Around the Malay Peninsular: Yala to Hat Yai by Train

After breakfast and purchasing our SIM cards, we headed back to the railway station to continue our journey towards Hat Yai. Yala Railway Station is conveniently located on "Rotphai Road" or "Rotfai Road", which literally translates to Railway Road. Rather, the influence of the railways has led to roads named after the adjacent railway station. … Continue reading Around the Malay Peninsular: Yala to Hat Yai by Train

Around the Malay Peninsular: Rantau Panjang to Sungai Golok Border Crossing by Foot

The border between Malaysia and Thailand is less than 5 minutes by foot from the Rantau Panjang bus terminal. Our arrival was at around 6am (GMT+8 Malaysia time) and we had to catch the train from Sungai Golok at 6.30am (GMT+7 Thailand time), which leaves us about 90 minutes to get to the railway station. … Continue reading Around the Malay Peninsular: Rantau Panjang to Sungai Golok Border Crossing by Foot

Around the Malay Peninsular: Kuala Lumpur to Rantau Panjang by Bus (Ekspres Perdana)

This journey was made during the Around the Malay Peninsular trip in 2016. Since the plan is to go to Hat Yai via the Sungai Golok railway line, the easiest way to access it would be by express bus from Kuala Lumpur. Since November 2014, all express buses to eastern states have been moved to the … Continue reading Around the Malay Peninsular: Kuala Lumpur to Rantau Panjang by Bus (Ekspres Perdana)

Around the Malay Peninsular: Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by Bus (KKKL Express)

On 25 February 2016, JOM NAIK KERETAPI embarked on a trip from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hat Yai, Thailand with the northbound journey via Sungai Golok on the eastern side of the Malay Peninsular, and the southbound journey via Padang Besar, on the western side of the Malay Peninsular. I began my trip with a bus ride up to … Continue reading Around the Malay Peninsular: Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by Bus (KKKL Express)