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Getting Around the Towns in West Malaysia

Updated: Aug 7, 2020



One of the most common questions that travellers asked is "how to get from one place to another?".


Indeed, when planning for trips, we spent more time searching for ways to get around a country than what to do in that country. Such information tends to be limited and gets outdated rapidly due to changes in the transport system, city development and, sometimes, natural consequences. In such situations, we may have to find other transport options when on the ground which may adversely affect our travel plans.

I did a trip to visit most of the old towns in West Malaysia in July 2017 using only trains and buses to get around the country. Technically, a "land trip". In this post, I will share how I planned the journey to get to the various destinations in West Malaysia from cities to cities. Sharing is the best I can do to assist fellow travellers to get around West Malaysia.

As shown in the map, I started from Singapore, travelled to Malacca, then Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh and Penang, the furthest point in the journey. After Penang, I made a U-turn and headed to Taiping, then Kuala Lumpur again and Muar before returning to Singapore. It is a leapfrogging roundabout trip along the western coast of West Malaysia.



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