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“Retracing Tiger Yamashita's trail...”
Review of Malayan Railways

Reviewed 11 September 2012

Took the Malayan Tiger train between Wakaf Bahru and Johore Bahru. Nice old train which was donated by Japan. Ironic, or perhaps with a sense of history behind it, Keretapai Tanah Melayu, the Malaysian Railways authorities, put it on the WW2 invasion route.
Train is 30 years old but still was well appointed. Fare is very cheap at about US$60 per trip first class solo cabin.
They also have 2nd class bunk beds where a party of 4 can sleep in separate compartments by themselves. Wash basins etc were sufficient and clean. Staff very helpful and friendly.

2  Thank sychowlao
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

Boarded the Tiger train at Johor. In the land of delays, the train itself started late. Was pleasantly surprised to see that each of the First Class passengers were allotted individual cabins with just 1 berth in it. The attendant later told us that there were 2 trains and the ones we saw on the internet was coming back from Wakaf to JB :). I did feel that the first class cabins were small. KTMB has ensured that the japanese gadgets continues to remain in the coaches but not working..I have traveled in trains in many parts of the world but the trains here are quite noisy & bumpy. The tracks are poorly maintained i guess. We were stuck in Gemas for nearly 6 hours due to an opposite trains bogie derailed. That was the time when almost all the passengers had a deep peaceful sleep i.e. when the train was not moving ! My plan was to take the jungle train the next day but given our train was delayed my journey from Gemas to Wakaf Bahru was in broad daylight..There was a japanese guy in our coach who wanted to take this journey as it costs almost USD 300 in Japan...The gemas station was brand new inaugurated about 2 days ago. Travelled during Ramadan time and hence not a single hawker in sight. The Attendants are quite helpful and understand the needs of passngers. A big french family were about to miss their last boat from Tanah Merah to the perhentian islands because of the train delay. Some scheduled train stops were skipped or stopped for barely few seconds so that they could reach Tanah Merah just in time for the last boat. The cabin is fully furnished. I was wondering how an oversized american or a tall Russian could fit inside this cabin :)

3  Thank s_suganth
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

This was a frequent means of travel for me when I was in Malaysia and it was safe and pleasurable and you got to see things that you don't normally see when in a taxi.

Great way to get around in Malaysia.

3  Thank bumbbleb
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

It was fantastic traveling by KLEA Express. It was really fast and perfectly managed. It was even nice to see KL through Monorail. Fantastic experience indeed!!

1  Thank Koustoov M
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Reviewed 30 November 2011

Malaysia is one of the most sought after tourist destination in Southeast Asia. It is endowed with so many beautiful tourists places and sightseeing spots which are incredibly beautiful and charming. From the exquisite natural beauty of Cameroon Highlands to the bustling cosmopolitan flavour of Genting Highlands and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia have some of the tempting and alluring tourist spots which offer tourists to enjoy memorable vacations in a incredible way.

2  Thank kumarpyasa
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