Take the Jungle Railway for a real taste of adventure

Malaysia has one of the most amazing countryside sceneries and landscapes. Its natural wonders are spectacular and very breathtaking.

See the greens on train

One of the most pleasing things you should do when travelling in Malaysia is to see the country on rail. This is where you should take note and be aware of the famed Jungle Railway which is the railway service that cruises along the Kelantan and Pahang states of the Peninsular.

Make stops along the way

This is an experience where you must not miss as it provides you with the chance to see the natural heritage of the country but if you must make sure that you have the time as you might be enticed to make stops along the way.

Known as the East Coast Railway service

The Jungle Railway is officially known as the East Coast Railway line serviced and operated by KTMB (Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad), the national railway service of the country. The services stems from the capital (Kuala Lumpur) and gets to Gemas via the West coast Trunk line which is in southern state Johor. En route, you will get through Negeri Sembilan and through the forests of the country towards Tumpat in Kelantan. You can get to Singapore from Kuala Lumpur through this line and vice versa where it terminates at Kota Bahru in Kelantan.

Important transport mode for locals

Used by the locals over the years as their transport from the rural areas towards the bigger cities, this is where you get to experience and see their livelihood. As the train is not very fast, you get to actually see and observe the fields, plantations and surely the forests along the way. One of the oldest limestone caves in Gua Musang could be seen but it is in the Taman Negara National Park which is the oldest national park in Malaysia which would be the highlight of the journey.

Natural wonders along the way

Also along the 526km journey, you could see the Kenong Rimba Park in Pahang as well as the Stong waterfalls. The really cool thing about this route is that there are no large cities along the way where you could see mostly smaller towns which are engulfed with jungles and if you alight at any of the station, there are no big speaker and air-conditioning terminals but merely a simple platform, which is as traditional as you can find around here.


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