KELANTAN - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA
GUA MUSANG : General Info
 
 

GUA MUSANG

 

Welcome to Gua Musang, one of the top eco-adventure destinations in the country. Encompassing an area of 8,177 sq km in southern Kelantan, it is its biggest district with a population of 80,167. Ancient limestone outcrops surround the district, sheltering archaeological cave sites such as Gua Musang, Gua Cha, Gua Chawan, Gua Jaya and Gua Sidang where evidence of human settlements dating back to prehistoric times was discovered. Many of these caves were used as hideouts and meeting places by communist insurgents who attempted to hold the towns of Gua Musang and Pulai in July 1948. The majestic Gua Musang, which the district and railway cum timber town are named after, literally means the Cave of the Fox. It towers opposite the Gua Musang Railway Station and rewards intrepid explorers with views of its cavernous central chamber and unique natural formations. The district at large comprises a rugged yet pristine and verdant landscape - perfect for rock climbing, caving, jungle trekking, river rafting, wildlife sighting or a laidback country retreat.

 
 

GETTING TO GUA MUSANG

 

BY RAIL

 

One of the most popular way to get to Gua Musang is by train as they are available from Kuala Lumpur, Gemas and Singapore daily. The scenic journey takes you past the rainforest interior, rivers, rice fields, plantations as well as rural villages. (please refer to www.ktmb.com.my or call 03 2267 1200 / 2263 1111 / 09 912 1226 for the latest timetable). A ride on the Tumpat-Gua Musang local trains is an interesting experience. You get to share coaches with the locals, sometimes with their livestock and merchandise as well, as they head for main stations where some ply their trade. These trains serve remote villages that are not accessible by road, ferrying commuters to destinations within the state.

 

BY ROAD

Express coaches

Between Gua Musang and Kuala Krai, Kota Bharu and Kuala Lumpur are available at the SKMK Transnasional Bus Terminal and Express Counter (09 912 2770) in Gua Musang New Town. You can also get a charter taxi to destinations within Kelantan, its neighbouring states and Kuala Lumpur at the taxi stand located right next to it.

 

By car

It is a five-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur and three hours from Kota Bharu. Kelantan is also linked to Cameron Highlands via the Simpang Pulai Highway.

 

BY AIR

There are daily one-hour flights between the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport in Kota Bahru and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang as well as the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang. These flights are operated by Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia and Firefly.

 

 

 

GETTING AROUND

 

There are three ways to get to the Kelantan National Park - by your own vehicle, transportation provided by travel operators or by chartered taxi. It costs between RM100 - 120.00 to charter a taxi and you are advised to make arrangements with the taxi driver on the date to be collected for the return journey. You can hire local taxis to get to destinations within Gua Musang.

 
 
 
 
GUA MUSANG : General Info
KELANTAN - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA