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1. Posted by Fagen89 (Budding Member 7 posts) 8y

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Hey,

I was just wondering if anyone knew about the stops on the jungle line, through malaysia.
I've tried looking them up but havn't found any decent information.
The stations i can find are, Kuala Lipis, Gua Musang and Tanah Merah, but i dont know if there are any more ??
I'm travelling next june and wanted to know if it's worth stopping of at these places and whether theres anywhere to go or stay at them

Any suggestions would be great.
Thanks, F

2. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 8y

http://wikitravel.org/en/Jungle_Railway

Try this link. It's wiki so might not have complete info though.

I must admit it's the first time I've heard of the term Jungle Railway!

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3720 posts) 8y

I did the jungle train and would recommend it but I think most people do it for the journey rather than for any of the stops, as for most of the time you are travelling through thick, uninhabited jungle. The best place for the jungle experience in Malaysia is Taman Nagara national park.

4. Posted by leong1 (Full Member 89 posts) 8y

Hello, sorry to high-jack this post with my own questions but its on the same subject. Just need some advice with Malaysia.

Im heading up from singapore next week to KL where i was going to look into using the Jungle Railway and stopping in Taman Nagara. I know that KL is past the point where the track splits in Gemas. My little plan, as it stands at the moment, is to bus from KL down to Melaka. Spend a few days down there then try to bus over to Gemas then, train, towards Taman Nagara.

My questions are:

Is Taman Nagara fine to do this time of year. I know the wet season is on the east coast. I've been told by a Malay i met while traveling that it should be fine inland. But it never hurts to double check ??

Busing from Melaka to Gemas possible and if i had to is Gemas fine to spend a night in ect ? ( Also can anyone recommend anywhere )

Do i need advanced booking on the jungle railway ?

Thanks alot for reading this and any help that you can provide
Leon

5. Posted by lizp (Full Member 77 posts) 8y

Not worth stopping at any of those places unless you plan to go jungle trekking in Kenong Rimba (K.Lipis). All the towns have hotels, but there is nothing of interest for tourists. It's better just to stay on the train and do the whole journey as you can see almost as much.

To answer Leong................. we've had monsoon rain EVERY day for the past 3 weeks which is unusual for this time of year. Taman Negara should be OK at the moment.
There are cheap Chinese hotels in Gemas, there is one immediately opposite the railway station, the building to the left if looking out from the station entrance.

6. Posted by leong1 (Full Member 89 posts) 8y

Thanks for the info Lizp, Im looking forward to getting out of the cities and into the jungle. Are the east coast islands no good around this time of year ? i hear they are very nice places to visit.