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1st attempt via Luxury Coach

con’t ..   travelling to KL from Singapore by Luxury Coach, provided by Luxury Tours & Travel.

The usual price per trip ticket from Singapore to KL is SGD39. With the promotion of SGD17 is really worth. And it even include a snack pack and a bottle of mineral water!

The coach bus is not bad. It’s rather new and comfortable. Pick up point not too difficult to find as it located centrally in Orchard.

Air conditional temperature is just nice. The seat is quite comfortable. The driver is rather steady.

Had a smooth journey.. it’s really worth DEAL. If there are more choices of  date and time for departure for this discounted deal, it will be even better.

It’s good deal for tourist to get this if one do not bother much about choices of date and time on setting off . For this does not apply in setting off on Fri evening and Sat morning.

Rating: 8.5/10

Snack Pack

See what's in the Snack Pack

Sample of London Choco Roll

Coach is a double deck with basement for luggages and the higher level for passengers.

The Helpful Driver

The Coach Bus is almost full

Mini TV/AV in front of every seat

Raining at 2nd Link

 

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Points to note for travel to Malaysia from Singapore via coach or bus

Important to note if one wish to travel to Malaysia from Singapore via coach or bus

Never travel during peak period or hours

1) For weekdays Mon-Thur from 5pm onwards

2) Try to avoid Fri especially from 4pm onwards

3) Eve of public holiday (or near End of public holiday avoid travel from Malaysia to Singapore)

It will be heavy jam. Especially crowded and chaotic at the customs of both Singapore and Malaysia ie woodland causeway route.

If one chose to take public transport such as buses or coaches to cross the boarder, one will need to first alight at Singapore custom, queue for Singapore passport check and stamp chop, queue for next bus (to speed up the process just board any public buses that you can access) or get back to your original coaches. Which ever it is you will need to squeeze your way out in the crowd.

However, if you don’t mind to spend time stuck in the jam, long queue and wish to experience the chaotic part of  life of most who needs to cross the boarder everyday especially for Malaysians who work in Singapore and travel back home in Malaysia ..by all means do it. Just beware that human gets agitated, frustrated  easily in that kind of environment. And you may see quarrels or fight at times when they pushes and fighting their way to get up in the bus.. The order and proper queueing system may not be there at times..And of course you will need to be extra careful and alert for your safety as well as your valuables.

Personally, I will try to avoid taking public buses or the border crossing coach during these peak period. The better approach is to book an express coach or flight much in advance to secure a seat and travel in better comfort.

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TERMINAL BERSEPADU SELATAN (TBS) Bus Terminal for Coach in KL, Kuala Lumpur ,Malaysia

Inside TBS

TERMINAL BERSEPADU SELATAN (TBS)

Newly opened (January 2011) Bus terminal for south-bound buses (Melaka, Singapore etc.) in Bandar Tasik Selatan in southern Kuala Lumpur. The high-end and revolutionary 570-million Ringgit bus terminal suppose to looks and operates more like an airport with a centralized ticketing system. The TBS bus terminal is located about 20min south of the KL city centre. It is however conveniently linked to ERL (KLIA Transit express train, connecting KL Sentral and the airport), KTM Komuter train and LRT. There are also intercity buses, taxis and city buses. The terminal has 55 platform bays and 110 holding bays and 1,800 seats in the terminal. Passenger will be able to buy tickets for any bus company at the ticket counter and receive a boarding pass with their name. Information of bus departure times and gates are displayed at various screens throughout the terminal. It is also planned that travellers can book their tickets online through the TBS website.

The different Coach Ticketing Counter

More counters..

Waiting area for the Coach Arrival

"Departure Gate"

How to get to BTS/TBS:

  • LRT: take Ampang line towards Sri Petaling, get off at Bandar Tasik Selation
  • KTM: take Seremban line, get off at Bandar Tasik Selation
  • ERL: take KLIA transit, get off at Bandar Tasik Selation from the train station there is a bridge that directly connects to the bus terminal

Travel from Singapore to Malaysia and within Singapore/Malaysia

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Singapore Buses to Johor (vice versa) 

SBS Bus 170 Route:  Queen Street Bus Station (Singapore) or the bus-stop along Rochor Canal Road (just after Sim Lim Square,Singapore)  via Kranji MRT(Singapore)  to Larkin Terminal, Johor, Malaysia

SBS Bus 160 Route:  Jurong East Interchange (Singapore)  via Kranji MRT(Singapore)  to Kotaraya and @old JB train station, Johor, Malaysia

SMRT Bus 950 Route:  Woodlands MRT via Marsiling MRT(Singapore) to Kotaraya and @old JB train station, Johor, Malaysia

SMRT Bus 950 Route:  Woodlands MRT via Marsiling MRT(Singapore) to Kotaraya and @old JB train station, Johor, Malaysia

*For more details on the schedules and changes, pls refer to http://www.transitlink.com.sg/

Getting Around Within Singapore 

Guided Direction     Singapore Street Directory

Train Taxi Bus by SMRT     Some more Public Transport

Singapore Transport Guide via mobile handphone

Promotion hope that can be of useful

Locate for places to eat

List of Singapore Markets and Hawker Centres

Causeway Bus Services Travelling between Johor to Singapore (vice versa) 

CW1 Larkin Bus Terminal (Johor)<–> Kotaraya  (Johor)<–> Kranji MRT  Station  (Singapore)

Route: Larkin Bus Terminal (Malaysia),Kotaraya II Bus Terminal (Malaysia),Johor Bahru Custom (Malaysia),Woodlands Custom (Singapore),Kranji MRT Station (Singapore)

CW2 Larkin Bus Terminal  (Johor)<–> Queen Street(Singapore)

Route: Larkin Bus Terminal (Malaysia),Johor Bahru Custom (Malaysia),Woodlands Custom (Singapore),Queen Street (Singapore)

CW3 Perling Mall  (Johor)– Bukit Indah (Johor) — Jurong East Bus & MRT Interchange (Singapore)

Route:  Taman Bukit Indah (Malaysia), Gelang Patah (Malaysia), Sultan Abu Bakar Custom (Malaysia), Jurong East (Singapore)

CW3S Sutera Mall (Johor) <–> Jurong East(Singapore)

Route: Sutera Mall (Malaysia), Taman Bukit Indah (Malaysia), Sultan Abu Bakar Custom (Malaysia), Jurong East (Singapore)

CW4 Pontian – Gelang Patah – Jurong East

Route: Pontian (Malaysia), Gelang Patah (Malaysia), Sultan Abu Bakar Custom (Malaysia), Jurong East (Singapore)

CW4S Sutera Mall <–> Gelang Patah <–> Jurong East

Route: Sutera Mall (Malaysia), Gelang Patah (Malaysia), Sultan Abu Bakar Custom (Malaysia), Jurong East (Singapore)

CW5 Johor Bahru Customs <–> Newton Circus

Route: Johor Bahru Custom (Malaysia), Woodlands Custom (Singapore), Newton Circus (Singapore)

Pls note that the bus will stop at the Singapore checkpoint and follow by the Malaysian checkpoint (vice versa). The bus will not wait for you whilst you clear the respective immigration, so take all your belongings with you. Keep your bus ticket and hop on the next bus (of the same company and at the last immigration clearance/checkpoint of the two, check the bus number and to confirm ask the driver if it is the destination you are going for) which comes along. You don’t have to pay again.

*For more details on the schedules and changes, pls refer to  http://www.causewaylink.com.my/singapore-bus

*For buses within Johor, Malaysia, pls refer to http://www.causewaylink.com.my/route-services

*For express buses from Singapore/Johor, Malaysia to other area/states of Malaysia, pls refer to below


http://www.causewaylink.com.my/iskandar-malaysia-bus

Senai Airport http://www.senaiairport.com/, in Johor State.

Getting to Singapore from Senai Airport:
1) Board the White bus to City Lounge (Kotaraya Bus Terminal).
2) From City Lounge, board CW1 to Johor Bahru Custom.
3) At Johor Bahru Custom, you can board either one of the following bus to Singapore:
a) CW1 will take you to Kranji MRT Station eventually.
b) CW2 will take you to Queen Street eventually.
**Travelling time takes about 40 – 60 minutes
Via Express Coach

Below are the list of link for Online booking of Coach to and within Malaysia

http://www.singaporemalaysiabus.com/first_coach.html

http://www.causewaylink.com.my/booking.php

http://www.fivestarsonline.com/coach_booking/coach_listing.php

http://www.easibook.com/

For more details about travel in Johor, pls refer to http://wikitravel.org/en/Johor_Bahru#b

Beware when you reach Lakin Bus Terminal there are also many buses from there to other part of Malaysia. Personally I have got tricked to purchase much more expensive ticket to KL stating that I need not have to wait and there is coach set off immediately, however, I ended up waited in the coach for an hour and worst of all it had few stops over and reach KL much later than I expected. So do remember to ask at least a few counters for the price, time of the coach departure for comparison first before you rush into purchase of the ticket  if you want to take bus from Larkin.

Via Air (Budget Airlines)

http://www.jetstar.com/sg/en/home

http://www.airasia.com/sg/en/home.html

http://www.tigerairways.com/

Personally I take more of Jetstar or AirAsia to Malaysia as after much comparison so far the total charges included all tax, services, admin & miscellaneous charges respectively these 2 are the more cost effective. For you to compare and share too ; )

Via Railway Train  (How to get there?)

Singapore Train to Malaysia has relocated .  Actual location and getting there

More information about Singapore and Malaysia train station

Online Railway Train Ticket  (For you to explore. Personally have not use this site to book any ticket before.)

KTM Railway Route  You can still refer to this reference as a rough guide just that the Railway Route from Singapore has changed to Woodland instead of Keppel Road.

Other information that may be of useful 

Singapore Road Traffic & Checkpoints

Travel

Disclaimer: This is only gather and consolidate all relevant source of information to facilitate all to get info at ease and for my own references as well. I don’t get to earn any from these provider at all.

Pls also share your experiences and know about getting around here too for me to learn as well. Thanks!

 

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