Shuttle Tebrau 83dn: Johor Bahru Sentral to Woodlands CIQ by Train

After lunch, it's time to head back to Singapore via the Shuttle Tebrau, ending this very short loop around Peninsular Malaysia. The Shuttle Tebrau is particularly useful on peak days such as Sundays when tonnes of people are trying to head back to Singapore, both local Singaporeans after a day tirp or weekend in Malaysia, … Continue reading Shuttle Tebrau 83dn: Johor Bahru Sentral to Woodlands CIQ by Train

Ekspres Rakyat Timuran 27dn: Tumpat to Johor Bahru Sentral by Train

The Ekspres Rakyat Timuran is the last true remaining KTM Intercity express train which actually runs with limited stops. The other set of express trains, Ekspres Selatan between JB Sentral and Gemas/Pulau Sebang (Tampin), charges express fares but stops at all stations en route. As it's been almost 3 years since I last took a sleeper … Continue reading Ekspres Rakyat Timuran 27dn: Tumpat to Johor Bahru Sentral by Train

Cityliner Service 9: Kota Bharu Sultan Ismail Petra Airport to Kota Bharu Bus Station by Bus

Unknown to many, there is actually a network of public buses in Kota Bharu, though minor routes may not be very efficient especially since some of them were actually retired due to low demand and then put back again. Very little information is also available online on the local routes. I knew that there was … Continue reading Cityliner Service 9: Kota Bharu Sultan Ismail Petra Airport to Kota Bharu Bus Station by Bus

Flight Review – AirAsia AK6436: Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu by Airbus A320-200

AirAsia operates the Kuala Lumpur - Kota Bharu domestic route with 8 to 10 flights daily, making it the airline with the most daily flights between these two cities. With so many flights, it was easy to choose a flight timing at a good fare since the difference in flight times were just over an … Continue reading Flight Review – AirAsia AK6436: Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu by Airbus A320-200

Suasana Edaran Express: KL Sentral to klia2 by 2+1 Super VIP Coach for RM12

Buses seem to be the most popular mode of transport between KL Sentral and Kuala Lumpur International Airport nowadays, with multiple bus operators at the ground floor offering frequent services to both terminals. On my last trip, I noticed a new player in the route parked near the KTM Rail Replacement Bus Service berths, so … Continue reading Suasana Edaran Express: KL Sentral to klia2 by 2+1 Super VIP Coach for RM12

Starmart Express: Golden Mile Tower Singapore to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) by Bus

Heading to KL again, I was definitely not going to get the train after what I had experienced, so I went back to my old reliable Starmart Express. This time though, Starmart has new 12.45am departures, so I opted for that as I didn't want a super early start in KL for this trip. As … Continue reading Starmart Express: Golden Mile Tower Singapore to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) by Bus

Transtar First Class Solitaire Suites: Kuala Lumpur to Singapore by Luxury Private Room Bus

Transtar Travel is a long-time player in the Singapore-Malaysia bus transport market, often pioneering the new bus industry standards that you see today such as the Super VIP seats. On this journey, as I predicted that I wouldn't have enough sleep from the previous night's travel to KL because I was taking the train (and … Continue reading Transtar First Class Solitaire Suites: Kuala Lumpur to Singapore by Luxury Private Room Bus

KTM Komuter Klang Valley Sector 2018up: Pulau Sebang (Tampin) to KL Sentral by Train

KTM Komuter Klang Valley Sector 2018up is the third train of the day departing from Pulau Sebang (Tampin). The 136-minutes-delayed 44up Ekspres Selatan from JB Sentral which I had just disembarked from did not allow me to get the first train out of Tampin despite my overnight journey, snowballing into a delay of my arrival … Continue reading KTM Komuter Klang Valley Sector 2018up: Pulau Sebang (Tampin) to KL Sentral by Train

Ekspres Selatan 44up: JB Sentral to Pulau Sebang (Tampin) by Night Train – Truncated and Replaced with SCS 92 Class EMU

The Ekspres Selatan is a series of shuttle trains in the state of Johor charging express fares, with some trains extending up to Pulau Sebang (Tampin) in Melaka. The night train, 44up from JB Sentral, travels up to Pulau Sebang (Tampin) to allow passengers to transfer to the KTM Komuter Klang Valley Sector to continue … Continue reading Ekspres Selatan 44up: JB Sentral to Pulau Sebang (Tampin) by Night Train – Truncated and Replaced with SCS 92 Class EMU

KTM Singapore Sector: 8 Years On – What’s New and What’s Still The Same

It's been 8 years since 108 years of Singapore railway history had ended on 1 July 2011 when the railway land from Tanjung Pagar to south of Woodlands Train Checkpoint was handed back to Singapore and KTM train services ended serving central Singapore. Every year close to the anniversary or on the anniversary itself, I've … Continue reading KTM Singapore Sector: 8 Years On – What’s New and What’s Still The Same