Hehehe ... trust Howard in Ulu Michigan to come up with the details.hayamaguchi wrote:Way back when men were men, women were women, and the only way to KB from KL were either (a) the railroad from Wakaf Bharu via Gua Musang and Kuala Lipis (and taxi therefrom), or (b) rickety bus that took you through KT --> Kuantan --> through windy mountain switchbacks that made you sick and want to throw up --> Kajang (I think) --> Pudu bus station, it was often a toss-up.
The first option always took us through beautiful Gua Musang. Thanks for the memories, Naim!
Yes, I've done the mentioned KB/KL routes several times when a small kid (can still recall some of them):
(1) Bus all the way KB-Kuantan-Karak-(winding old Karak-Gombak road)-KL, took at least 12hrs, through jungles, ferries across rivers, stopped near waterfalls in jungles to wash up or to relieve oneself, etc, now no more.
(2) Train Krai-Lipis, then taxi Lipis-Raub-KualaKubuBaru-KL, winding old road.
(3) Train Krai-Lipis, then taxi Lipis-Raub-Karak-KL.
(4) Train all the way Krai-Gemas-KL.
(2) or (3) are quickest, depending on (non-aircon) taxi condition and proficiency of ever-smoking driver.
Never tried the interesting Siam route with Tunjang Express buses!
I guess that's how I caught the travel bug.