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Traveling through Malaysia by Train (to KL)

Posted by ginger1 on 27/12/2010 at 10:40

Hi!

My boyfriend and I are hoping to train our way back down to KL after 2 weeks in Southern Thailand / islands. I know the most direct route (?) is to train from Hat Yai along the west coast down to KL. I saw in another posting on here that someone suggested a different train route through central Malaysia called the "jungle railway." Can anyone recommend one way or the other? We are definitely hoping to stop at at least one or two places on the way down - we will give ourselves 3 or maybe even 4 days if necessary. I'd love suggestions on where to stop - we love beautiful beaches, but are also interested in other sights / experiences, and the rainforest park on the jungle railways does sound amazing. Has anyone taken the jungle railway or have more information on it?

Thanks!

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Posted by AbgAcid on 4/1/2011 at 13:43

Hi ginger,
Jungle train?.. yes thats possible. Tak e a bus or train from Hat Yai to Sungai Golok, That'sthe thai border town to Malaysia. Then cross in Malaysia. You may start you jungle train journey at Pasir Mas.
Alternatively take a bus to Tak Bai, then cross to Malaysia and start your jungle train journey from Wakaf Baru.

AA

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Posted by SYEDONAZAMI on 22/1/2011 at 18:26

Yup., if you want to enjoy beautiful beaches then you should go along the east cost. Lots of beaches over there. I f you go through the West coast, there a re also lot of places to visit and then you can go back to the east coast from KL, by taking bus...

#3 SYEDONAZAMI has been a member since 22/1/2011. Posts: 2


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