KKKL Travel & Tours is the Singapore-based counterpart of KKKL Express Sdn Bhd in Malaysia, operating both as a bus company and travel agent. During this COVID-19 season, KKKL Travel & Tours now runs domestic express bus routes in Singapore using their Singapore-registered Super VIP coaches, serving Marina South Pier from Choa Chu Kang, Jurong East, Kovan, and Tampines. This connects the heartlands with the ferries to St. John and Kusu Islands conveniently.
Having tried the eastern Tampines route previously, I chose the western Choa Chu Kang route for my next Super VIP bus joyride.
KKKL Express Bus Service between Marina South Pier and Tampines/Kovan Hub/Choa Chu Kang/Jurong East Schedule and Fares
|Bus to Marina South Pier|
|Day||Pick-up Points||Departure Time||Ticket Price|
|Weekdays (Mon-Fri)||Tampines||8:00 AM||S$5 (Fri: S$7)|
|Kovan Hub||8:30 AM||S$5 (Fri: S$7)|
|Choa Chu Kang||8:00 AM||S$5 (Fri: S$7)|
|Jurong East||8:30 AM||S$5 (Fri: S$7)|
|Weekends (Sat-Sun)||Tampines||07:00 AM & 09:00 AM||S$7|
|Kovan Hub||07:30 AM & 09:30 AM||S$7|
|Choa Chu Kang||07:00 AM & 09:00 AM||S$7|
|Jurong East||07:30 AM & 09:30 AM||S$7|
|Bus from Marina South Pier|
|Day||Drop-off Points||Departure Time||Ticket Price|
|Weekdays (Mon-Fri)||Tampines||6:00 PM||S$5 (Fri: S$7)|
|Kovan Hub||6:00 PM||S$5 (Fri: S$7)|
|Choa Chu Kang||6:00 PM||S$5 (Fri: S$7)|
|Jurong East||6:00 PM||S$5 (Fri: S$7)|
|Weekends (Sat-Sun)||Tampines||05:00 PM & 07:00 PM||S$7|
|Kovan Hub||05:00 PM & 07:00 PM||S$7|
|Choa Chu Kang||05:00 PM & 07:00 PM||S$7|
|Jurong East||05:00 PM & 07:00 PM||S$7|
Can you spot the lack of updates here?
KKKL Express Bus Service from Marina South Pier
The boarding point is at Bus Stop 03419 Marina South Pier in front of Marina South Pier.
The KKKL bus captain texted me 30 minutes before departure, saying that he is there already waiting for me. After I replied him that I was there already, my private bus (again) immediately pulled up at the bus stop to pick me up.
This bus service departs at 6pm on weekdays. On weekends, there are two departures at 5pm and 7pm.
KKKL Express Bus Service to Choa Chu Kang MRT Station
As I was the only passenger on board again, the bus captain greeted me by name and departed immediately after I boarded.
And since I’m the only passenger with no one else to wait for, the bus departed 19 minutes early at 5.41pm.
The interior of the KKKL Travel & Tours Super VIP 27-seater bus.
The single seat of the KKKL Travel & Tours Super VIP 27-seater bus.
The pair seat of the KKKL Travel & Tours Super VIP 27-seater bus.
Each seat has a BusOnlineTicket advertisement behind the headrest.
The legroom available on KKKL Travel & Tours‘ Super VIP 27-seater bus.
Passing by the Marina Bay skyline.
Heading down the MCE to AYE, reminiscent of a Golden Mile departure towards Tuas and Malaysia.
On PC6899D, the USB charging port is placed on the seat back in front of you.
Passing by the former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.
Heading along the AYE.
Exiting on to Clementi Avenue 6.
Nooo I’m supposed to go straight to 5 Elements Hotel.
Passing by the Jurong Line railway bridge at Sunset Way.
Heading on to the PIE.
Passing under the North South Line tracks.
Passing by the future Jurong Region Line Tengah MRT Depot.
Strangely, the bus took the Brickland Road exit rather than the more straightforward Choa Chu Kang Drive exit to get to Choa Chu Kang MRT Station (Keat Hong Community Club).
Just like a regular bus arrival, the interior lights were all switched on when nearing Choa Chu Kang MRT Station.
Passing under the MRT and LRT tracks.
Arriving at Bus Stop 44531 Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn.
A last look at the interior of the KKKL Travel & Tours Super VIP 27-seater bus with all the interior lights on.
KKKL Travel & Tours drops off at Bus Stop 44531 Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn outside Keat Hong Community Club.
The KKKL bus departed quickly after I alighted due to other incoming buses.
Overall, another very comfortable journey on board KKKL Travel & Tours.