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Kota Bharu

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Kota Bharu

The family and I are going to drift up the East Coast in late April starting in Kuantan and eventually taking the overnight Jungle Train from Kota Bharu back to KL.

Finding things to do for a day or so in Kota Bharu is easy but I'm having trouble finding information on a couple of activities that look interesting and could extend our stay in Kota Bharu.

I have seen mention of a 2 hour river cruise from Kota Bharu along the Sungai Galas River to Dabong and also mention of the Gua Ikan Caves in Dabong.

Would any TA members have any info on the above or possibly be able to point me to a web site with pertinent information? I guess the Tourist Information Office in Kota Bharu would have info but it would be nice to have an idea before we arrive.

Any help is greatly appreciated! John

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we are thinking of going to Perhentian island next month(July) then to Kuantan for a few days before going to Singapore. I could not find any bus service info from Kota Bharu to Kuantan on the web. I could not find any flight from Kota Bharu to Kuantan either.

Would any TA member have any info and be so kind to post the info?

Thanks! Tom

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Hi dfwsin

Transnasional would probably be your best bet with departures from Kota Bharu Bus Station to Kuantan Makmur Terminal daily -- 8am, 9am 10:30 am, 12 noon, 3pm, 9:30pm, 11pm.

We went the opposite direction last month with a stop-over in Kuala Terengganu. I would estimate your journey to Kuantan will take about 7 to 8 hours!

Cheers, John

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Hello CanadianJohn,

Thanks for the info. I will look up Transnasional.

Thanks,

Tom

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Two days at kota bharu is more than enough.Trip to Sungai galas is not recommended as it is polluted now and for Gua Ikan is not maintained by local so not much interesting like past 20 years ago.

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Hi dfwsin

An alternative u may like to consider a chartered cab. Kota Bharu adopts a pool cab system ie 4 passengers to a cab. One walks up to the cab station, asks for cab to Kuantan, and wait till there are 4 passengers.

Advantage is, journey is shorter than bus and you can ask d cab to get u straight to your point in Kuantan.

If u want privacy and skip the wait, pay the price for 4 passengers. The fares are standard and is posted at d station.

Enjoy yr trip.

Nik

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