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Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by Train
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Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by Train

One of the easiest, cheapest, most comfortable way to get from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur is by train.  The trip is about 6-7 hours, cost MYR 33 (USD$10) for 2nd class seat , MYR39 (USD$12.50) for 2nd class sleeper, MYR114-135 (USD$36-43) for 1st class deluxe sleeper (private cabin sleeper with private shower /toilet and LCD TV).   Note that this is […]

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Changi to Woodland Bus Waiting Area
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How to get from Singapore to Woodlands Train Station

There are many ways to get to Woodlands Train Station from Singapore to catch the train to Kuala Lumpur or other area of Malaysia.  Ofcourse, you can pay for the expensive taxi ride, but the easiest and fastest public transportation is to use the following buses noted below.   Note that all bus heading to Johor Bahru will have to go […]

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Masjid Sultan Singapore
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1 Day in Singapore (Part 3 – Raffle Hotel, Orchard, Little India, Arab Street)

Raffle Hotel I took a short taxi ride from the Casino to Raffle Hotel (SG$4).  Raffle Hotel is a colonial-style hotel build back in 1887 and is one of the world’s most famous hotels.  Tourists flock to the Long Bar in the Raffles Hotel to sample the original Singapore Sling, a sickly sweet pink mix of pineapple juice, gin and […]

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1 Day in Singapore (Part 2 – Chinatown, Boat Quay, Merlion)
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1 Day in Singapore (Part 2 – Chinatown, Boat Quay, Merlion)

Singapore Chinatown   After leaving Changi Airport, my first tourist stop in Singapore was Chinatown, where I ate, visited a Buddhist and a Hindu temple. To get here from Changi, you will need to change train at Outram Park, and get on the purple North-East line for just 1 stop. Every China town is unique in term of diverse cultures […]

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Changi Airport Terminal Lounge Area
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1 Day in Singapore (Part 1 – Changi Airport and 1 day summary)

I HAD ONE DAY to see Singapore, 15 hours to be exact. After a long 16 hours flight, I landed at 1:30 am in the morning at Changi International Airport.  Since I would leave to see Singapore city at around 5:30am in the morning, I didn’t bother making any hotel reservation. Why pay for a hotel when I am only […]

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Gurney Drive Hawker Stalls - Penang Food Paradise
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Penang Food Paradise (Georgetown, Gurney Drive)

Georgetown World UNESCO Heritage Area After leaving Penang Hill, I took the same bus (#204) back to downtown area where I next headed to the world UNESCO heritage site (chinatown area).  It took longer to come back because the bus goes different route, alternatively you can take #204 and take #201 at roundabout at the road called Jalan Air Hitam. […]

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Kek Lok Si Temple Jedi
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Penang – Kek Lok Si and Penang Hill

My train didn’t arrive into Butterworth (mainland gateway to Penang) until 8 am, a 1.5 hrs delay.  After getting off the train, I walked across a parking lot and a small bridge that led to the Ferry dock.  The Ferry cost us RM2, and the return trip from Penang to mainland is free.  The ferry was big, fitting 15-20 cars […]

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Petronas Twin Towers Ticketing Area
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1 Day in Kuala Lumpur

“Yes you can do Kuala Lumpur in 1 day.  If you have a long layover (6-12 hrs), get out of the airport and go for it” I arrived to Kuala Lumpur around 7:30am by overnight (KTM #24) train from Singapore (about 7 hours ride).  The first-class sleeper train costs RM135/$44/person, equipped with private shower/toilet, LCD TV, foods and towel services. […]

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