I would like to do a side-trip to Malaysia from Singapore only for a couple of days. How easy is it? Will I need a VISA? Are there any places close to the border worth travelling to and how long does it take to get from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur?
Many many thanks,
Visa.I am not sure about visa but i think british need no visa because malaysia and singapore are commonwealth countries. It is easy to travel to Kuala Lumpur either by coach or by train. Train takes a longer journey. For coach, Aerobus is the best. Aerobus will stop you in front of Corus Hotel which is not even 5 minutes walk from KLCC. The train will depart from Singapore at 1930(not so sure) and arrive into KL Sentral at the next morning about 7 or 8 am depends on how fast the train moves. As for coach, maybe it took around 5-6 hours. Place close to the border,....sorry,i've got no idea about south malaysia. Anyways, have a nice trip!
It is really easy to get from Sing to Malaysia. I caught the overnight train and from recollection it was about $30SGD. The overnight train (probably best) leaves around 10'ish at night and arrives early in the am. No drama's what so ever.
Check the " Keratapi Tanah Melayu" website for timetables and info etc.
You are better off purchasing your ticket one way only from Singapore and then buying your return in Malaysia (it is half the price).
Thanks Ms Pinky that's a useful tip...esp the one about only buying a one way fare...also thanks for the website details..
Opospa thanks for the details of buses will have to give it some thought and see what I come up with...few travelling is tiring from an organisational point of view sometimes..
Malaysia is a hop, skip and a jump from Singapore. It only takes around 6 hours by bus from Singapore to KL (if my memory serves me correctly). Various bus companies around Beugis offer daily or twice daily buses to KL (one leaving say 10am, another mid-afternoon). You do not need a visa for either Singapore or Malaysia if you are British, you get a 60 stamp on arrival for Malaysia and a 2 week stamp for Singapore. Melaka in south Malaysia may be worth a stop. Chinatown there is very good.
there's a long strech of coach companies (also offers tour packages to m'sia) at Golden Mile, located at Beach Road that offer journey to different states in m'sia.
It only takes around 6 hours by bus from Singapore to KL (if my memory serves me correctly).
yup. less if during off peak hours..
You won't need a visa. I don't know if you'd consider Melacca close to the border, it is about 200 km away from Johor, but if u can make the trip i think it would be quite worthwhile.
If you r going to Johor only from Singapore, Id recommend taking a public bus from Kranji MRT(170, or more comfartable the Johor -Singapore Express) at less than 2 dollars, if u are on a backpackers budget. To KL u can always take a coach, closer to the city area id say get the coach at Novena Square, 50 Sing dollars round trip.
You don't need a visa if you're to be in Malaysia for 30 days or less as there is the Visa-on-Arrival facility. There are plenty of bus services from Singapore to Malaysia and vice versa. You may want to consider the Super Nice bus service or Nice2 which offer comfortable seat and clean environment. There is also a train service running between KL and Singapore managed by the KTM, the one and only a Malaysian train company. The journey for on the road travel from Sin-KL takes about 5 hours. Railway journey takes lonager at approximately 7 hours. I would suggest you choose the former to save time. Hope this help.
Thanks for all the replies...i ended up taking the train...i just have a thing about the romance of train journeys and it was great...slow as get out but great fun and an interesting way to meet the locals...some nice scenery too!