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Bus services from Ipoh to Hat Yai

Ipoh is capital of Perak. It is historically known for its tin mining industry. It owns many destinations of interests for tourists round the globe. You can never fall short of food once you are at Ipoh. Ipoh is popular for its white coffee. It is a best gateway to hang out with friends and family.

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Hat Yai is a largest city of Songkhla and is best known for its shopping centers for locals and tourists. Hat Yai possess a huge variety of foodstuffs; ranging from seafood from China to chocolates and cookies from Malaysia. The markets here play an enormous role in city’s economy.

Express bus coaches and buses ply routes between Ipoh Amanjaya, bus station at Ipoh to Hat Yai, Thailand. It takes around 5 hours and 37 minutes to reach Hat Yai. You can also book bus from Ipoh to Hatyai online now!

There is only one bus coach that carries its passengers from Ipoh to Hat Yai.

Sri Maju group is a reputed bus coach which has delivered 20 years of efficient services to the travelers which journeys once in a day at 12.15 in the noon. The fare for an adult and a child is MYR50 each.

For the return trip to Ipoh, two coaches are available that runs every day on three different timings.

Thai Good travel & tour is one of the well-know bus companies whose bus initiates its journey at 9.15 in the morning and 13.00 in the noon while at 18.15 in evening from Hat Yai. The fares are at very reasonable price. They charge MYR55 for the trips at 9.15 and at 18.15 while at 13.00 its fare is MYR75 for an adult and child each.
Trans MVS Express is another renowned express coach company which provides best services to its passengers and starts its journey back to Ipoh at 10.00 in the morning and 19.00 in evening. It costs MYR55 for an adult and child each.

It is quite tedious job for you to get down at the bus stations and stand in long queues and wait for your turn to get bus tickets. Easybook.com is a major platform which provides facilities to the tour lovers to book their bus seats well in advance and make their bus trips unforgettable from wellknown bus companies like Transnasional, WTS Travel, Konsortium, Causeway Link, CS Travel & Delima. Moreover, it is accessible just at one click for 24/7 to make reservations. Grab your ticket at discounted rates.

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Ferry Guide from the Mersing Jetty

This trip was an impromptu vacation with my family. The trip was an opportunity to avoid the unhealthy, stressful, and hectic life in the city. Just a few miles from Singapore is a beautiful and blissful island heaven called Pulau Tioman. We used the Bluewater ferry to Tioman Island.

Price

You can purchase a ticket for the ferry from the Mersing Jetty. It costs about $8.60 for adults and $7 for kids. Furthermore, you can buy it online. However, you should note that the times for the ferry tend to change. This is due to changes in the tide, so if you purchase a ticket for 8 AM do not be surprised that the ferry arrives at 3 PM. Essentially, the timing on online stores is not accurate. It is better to confirm ferry schedules when you arrive in Tioman since they have updated information.

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We chose to purchase the tickets at the jetty. This was during the monsoon period, so it was a risky trip. During this time, only a single ferry will be available per day. The season begins from late October and continues to February. On normal weather, you can find an early morning and late night ferry. Cancellations are also common due to the unpredictability of the weather. You should be ready to find the necessary accommodation in case the ferry fails, and you will not be refunded.

Day 1

HHBM63T9HPMDJ8RQBANN6On arrival to Mersing at 11 PM, we purchased the tickets. The arrival time was at 2 PM, so we decided to find a place to eat and rest. We decided to go to the jetty early to enjoy the town. On our way, we came across a KFC outlet. I must say we awed, and were delighted that it did not have any crowds and the free Wi-Fi provided was quite fast. There were several provision shops along the way, and we purchased some snacks and drinks for the trip. You should buy provisions from these stores as they are cheaper and have more choices. Finally, we made our way towards the jetty. We took our boarding passes and paid the conservation fee of about $3.8. The ferry arrived at 3 PM.
The Tioman Island has six beaches where you can alight.

These include; Tekek beach, Genting beach, Juara, Paya, Salang, and Air Batang (ABC). We visited five beaches in our one-week stay on the island. Juara is the main beach, but you can go to Paya if you have a higher budget. We did not go there as we wanted to visit mudhaha, the island’s famous beach.

We had planned to alight at Tekek and then walk to Juara. However, this was not possible as it was late in the evening, and the trek could be dangerous. Instead, we alighted at Air Batang and were accommodated at the bamboo hill chalet. The next morning, we took the 1-mile walk to Tekek and finally the 4-mile jungle track to Juara. Juara is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Island, and the risk was worth it.

We paid $23 per night. However, if you are staying for just a single night, then you will have to pay an additional $2 as a surcharge. The rooms are simple, and they offer a unique experience of the Malaysian style and culture.
Pulau Tioman has many attract beaches that would be a delight to tour. The accommodations are also cheap, and you can enjoy nature through jungle treks.

THE Fabulous Putra Jaya

PutraJaya is termed as the federal capital of Malaysia. It has various administrative offices along with historic buildings. I prefer Putra Jaya in terms of its magnificent botanical garden and fabulous hotels. I have been to Kuala Lumpur before but I wanted to travel to Putra Jaya in Malaysia. It is said to be a planned city in terms of construction of building, parks and mosques. I booked my flight ticket online and reserved my hotel and transportation resources.

FLYING FROM GUJARAT, INDIA

My flight from Ahmadabad, Gujarat, India was scheduled to land in Kuala Lumpur at 10 AM in the morning. As planned, on the day of my journey, I went to the international airport in Ahmadabad. The services available in the airport were great as it was renovated recently.

CHECKING LUGGAGE

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I checked in my luggage with the respective airline counter and went straight to the boarding gate. I saw that all the passengers were waiting for their boarding call. I asked the airline staff about the timing for takeoff. She assured me that it would take more than 20 minutes. In the mean time, I quickly bought a magazine and started reading it.

JOURNEY TO KUALA LUMPUR

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The journey to Kuala Lumpur was smooth as there were no huddles in between. Upon reaching Kuala Lumpur, I opted for a rental car where previously I order car rentals in Malaysia and drove it straight to Putra Jaya. It is known famously for its Putra Mosque along with Millennium Monument. I planned to tour both of them. Since, I wasn’t tired from air travel so I decided to visit the Millennium Monument first.

THE MARVEL MONUMENT

I was astonished to see the archeological marvel of the monument as the monument has a pillar with a height of 68 meters. There were several visitors in the walkway as it is quite tall. The shape of the monument is extraordinary as it is shaped in form of hibiscus. It really felt great.