Can someone help me in determining the best way to travel from the Pulau Perhentian Islands to Krabi? I've heard to avoid Sungai Kolok, although this looks like a critical train stop along this path. Someone mentioned a westerly route, but I'm unable to find much information on it.
#1 smithjo3 has been a member since 11/6/2008. Posts: 1
Well you can avoid Sungai Kolok, but it involves extra hassle.
One way would be to get transport into Kota Bahru, go to the bus station and catch a bus across northern Malaysia to Alor Setor, and then a bus to the border/another bus to Hat Yai from where you can catch a bus to Krabi town.
You can also catch a train from AS to Hat Yai.
Now some travel warnings also rec against Hat Yai, although I have been thru twice since the troubles began. You can avoid this with even more hassle - bus to Kuala Perlis, longtail across the border to Thammalang pier near Satun (immigration at pier) bus from Satun to Krabi.
If the seas are too rough for a longtail boat, even more hassles - big fast ferry out to Langkawi, big fast ferry back to Thammalang. These run fairly frequently.