Driving in Peninsular
Malaysia on the expressway is very pleasant. It's a wonderful
experience as you can stop anywhere in your own time. The scenery is
lush and green and you can always stop overnight at any of the towns
as there are always a number of hotels available throughout the
Driving outside the cities can be great fun and a excellent way to
view the country Especially if you use the country roads. These pass
through Kampungs, villages, orchards plantations and settlements
will enables you to view the countryside.
Driving can be a hazard though especially so if you are not used to
driving on the left side of the road and also with young
motorcylists who often ride with a reckless disregard for their own
safety. They can make driving a little difficult in the built up
areas as they often speed through the car lanes. You will get a
first hand view as you arrive and enter the city.
80 percent of Malaysian roads are paved. An overland journey from
Thailand to Singapore can be made easily through Peninsular Malaysia
by driving through the North-South Expressway on the west coast and
through the East-West Highway to the east coast. Buses, taxis and
coaches, both interstate and local, also ply between various
The speed limit on the Expressway is usually 110km/hr, but in some
areas it is only 90 km/hr. Expressway users pay a toll based on the
distance travelled and the type of vehicle. They collect a transit
ticket from the entry toll plaza and pay the toll at the exit toll
Located along the Expressway are several Rest and Service Areas with
food stalls, toilets, public telephones, petrol stations and parking
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To drive on Malaysian roads, you require a Malaysian Competent
Driving Licence, Probationary Driving Licence or an International
Driving Licence. To use a foreign licence, get it endorsed by the
Road Transport Department. Please note that all vehicles move on the
left-hand side of the road and that the use of safety belts by passengers is mandatory.
Express bus services are readily available to all destinations and
virtually connect to all parts of the country. Fares are reasonable
and the buses are air-conditioned and relatively comfortable.
Standard bus is AC, 42 seats; "Business" VIP 24-25 seats;
"Executive" Super VIP has 21-24 seats with WC, snacks & nonstop.
There are also taxis available though it may be expensive and not
always readily available when you want one. If you are taking a taxi
to go out of the city or town and do no want to hire the whole taxi,
you then would probably have to wait for the taxi to get enough
passengers before it is able to proceed.
Transportation & Transfer Services
Here we offer services which includes, bus coach hire, limousines,
MPV, Car and Van Charter with driver. Car Rental services are also
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