Follow Me On My Route Through Malaysia

Sri Maha Mariamman Devasthanam Hindu Temple in Langkawi

Malaysia is separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia between Singapore and Thailand and East Malaysia (part of the island of Borneo). As I came from Singapore and I wanted to go to Thailand after Malaysia, I arranged a route for Peninsular Malaysia:

Malacca – Kuala Lumpur – Penang – Langkawi

For the overland distances I used the buses Causeway Link and Delima. I had good experiences with these and the buses were also very comfortable. However, plan a little bit more time for the route Singapore – Malacca, as you need to cross the national borders. I don’t know if I just caught a bad day, but there were incredible amount of people at the border and I had to wait around 1 – 2 hours. You don’t need to worry about the bus, it will wait for its passengers. For the route Malacca – Kuala Lumpur I used the bus company Delima.

Kek Lok Si Temple, the largest Buddhist Temple in Malaysia - Penang

Overview of the transport costs I paid:

  • Singapore - (with stopover in Johor Bahru at the border) - Malacca Bus: *SGD 3.30 + **RM 15
  • Malacca – Kuala Lumpur: Bus: **RM 10
  • Kuala Lumpur (TBS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan)) – Penang: Bus: **RM 38 + ferry: **RM 1.20
  • Penang – Langkawi: Ferry: **RM 60

*Price in Singapore Dollar

**Price in Malaysian Ringgit

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