Singapore to Malaysia by land…

I decided I’d go to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia today.

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I arrived in Suntec City Bus Station at 8:25AM. Luckily, there was one available seat to Kuala, Lumpur to leave at 8:30AM so I got my ticket for S$25.

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We left on time and after an hour we arrived in departure area for our exit stamp. It was pretty fast. However, it took us at least 2 hours to get to the immigration in Johor Bahru, Malaysia and another hour for everyone to finish getting their entry stamp. It was pretty busy since it’s right after Christmas and it was raining. As we all know, it’s “slippery when wet”. I saw accidents along the way which caused traffic. We stopped somewhere for 30 minutes to have our lunch.

We got dropped off beside Berjaya Times Square. We arrived at 6:15PM! That took almost 10 hours! Seriously? From Singapore to Kuala Lumpur! Oh well, at least I made it safely.

With the help of my awesome offline map CityMaps2Go, I found out that there are plenty of hotels and guesthouses behind Berjaya Times Square. I chose UFO Capsule Hotel for MYR 30 per night. They have a pretty cool dorm beds which are box type. They have separate section for male and female. When I arrived here, I was greeted with 2 Filipinas working here so that was another nice thing.

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After I got settled in, I went to Berjaya Times Square and took Monorail to KL Sentral to buy my train ticket to Thailand.

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I leave at 10PM tomorrow the 27th and will arrive around noon on the 30th. Unfortunately, I have to stay overnight in Butterworth. I don’t know what is in there but I’m kinda looking forward to it since it’s a place I’ve never been. I’ll figure out where to stay once I get there. This trip is the best I could get for MYR 150 which is not bad compare to the cheapest flight I found for MYR 330. I never traveled by train like this so I’m excited despite the long travel hours.

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