Perhentian Island

Going to Perhentian Island for a break, even a short one on weekend, definitely worth the time and money spent. I had a blast meeting new people, walking on white sandy beaches and floating on the crystal clear blue sea. Scuba diving in Perhentian Island was also an amazing experience! After two days spending awesome time on that famous island, it is finally time to head home back to Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Besut Bus Station

I have planned to take Perdana Express bus from Kuala Besut to Kuala Lumpur. But first, I had to take the ferry from Perhentian Island to Kuala Besut Jetty. After alighting from the ferry at Kuala Besut, I walked to Kuala Besut Bus Station, which is conveniently located around 10 minutes walking distance from the jetty.

Kuala Besut Jetty
Kuala Besut Jetty
Kuala Besut Bus Station
Kuala Besut Bus Station

Perhentian Island is one of the top tourist spot in Malaysia. Hence, I expected many visitors especially on weekends. Planning on a smooth journey, I have booked the bus ticket in advance from BusOnlineTicket.com to secure my seat. Once I reached the Perdana Express ticket counter, I only need to exchange for the bus ticket that I bought online.

Hotels Around Kuala Besut Bus Station

I still had time before the departure time, so I walked around the bus station. I noticed that there are two nearby hotels around the bus station called Samudera Hotel and T’Lodge Hotel. They are so close to the bus station and you can reach there within 1-3 minutes walking distance!

Samudera Hotel, Kuala Besut
Samudera Hotel, Kuala Besut
T'Lodge Hotel, Kuala Besut
T’Lodge Hotel, Kuala Besut

The Journey Back to Kuala Lumpur

There are three departure time for Perdana Express bus from Kuala Besut to Kuala Lumpur. You can either choose to depart at 9.00AM, 8.30PM or 9.00PM. The Perdana Express coach is a double-decker Executive class. It has 2+1 seating arrangement hence the interior design and the seats are spacious. On top of that, the bus is neat and clean too.

No wonder Perdana Express is one of the top favourite bus operators among passengers!

The bus trip from Kuala Besut to Kuala Lumpur took around 6 hours and 30 minutes. On the way, the bus stopped for a 30 minutes break in Kuala Lipis. The passengers can use this time for toilet break and get some refreshment at the rest stop. Feeling hungry, I ate Mee Goreng and ordered Teh Tarik for lunch to feed my growling stomach.

Arrival in TBS, Kuala Lumpur

For the rest of the journey, I slept comfortably in my seat, attended by the air conditioning breeze that lulled me to the dreamland. Upon reaching the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) which is the drop off point in Kuala Lumpur, I woke up and prepared to get off the bus.

Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS)
Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS)

After making sure all my belongings are with me, I stepped out and saw the bus driver helping the passengers to collect their luggage from the luggage compartment. It was a good and comfortable trip with Perdana Express. I think I would take Perdana Express again for my next getaway trip!

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