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MALAYSIA CHINA SIGHT
Travel across spectacular Double Track North South Malaysia landscape from Kuala Lumpur the capital city of Malaysia to Penang also known as the Pearl of The Orient.
Steam Hauled all the way!!
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GREAT LEISURE HERITAGE RAIL
Global Call Centre:
(Kuala Lumpur Railway Station)
Kuala Lumpur Railway Station - Butterworth (Penang Mainland).
Officially our earliest target is to run by January 2024.
Join us for a scenic tour which combines a truly wonderful journey in traditional vintage carriages. Enjoy the evocative smells and sound of steam haulage from Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and the beautiful scenery throughout the journey to Butterworth Station.
Your adventure begins from the comfort of your seat in the Premium carriages that we offer. Together with the traditional vintage carriages and locomotive that will be hauled by steam engine for a memorable journey.
The Great Leisure Heritage Rail runs 380 kilometers between Kuala Lumpur and Penang Mainland-Butterworth and experiencing The Penang Heritage Ferry from Mainland to Penang island, Georgetown, the state capital of Penang. Come along and witness the heritage and historical town full of ethnic influences.
Kuala Lumpur Railway Station
Hop on board for a journey filled with historical grandeur of what Kuala Lumpur was, once upon a time. Passengers will board the train at Kuala Lumpur Railway Station at a designated platform. At the station, travelers are welcome by our trained staff. Passengers will go through a check-in process at our check-in counter and there will be traditional performances to enjoy before boarding the train,
After a dandy day on the train tracks, the train will end at the Butterworth Station. Here, travelers may hop on the Penang Heritage Ferry to continue their journey to Penang Island, Georgetown rich in diverse cultural heritage.
Penang Heritage Ferry
The iconic heritage double-decker ferry connecting Penang Island's main city-Georgetown from Butterworth. The ferry cruise will take approximately 20 minutes crossing the Penang Island channel.
This destination is famous for its cultural heritage that highlights not only the unique combination of western and orient architecture but also the local festivals and wide variety of delicacies of the local multicultural community. Not forgetting the richest experience offered in Georgetown is the combination of the entertainment, aesthetic and escapist experience.
Attraction Along The Journey
TAIPING TO PORT WELD
The first line of railway in Malaya was opened in 1885. A brief 7½ miles in length, and built to the metre gauge that would become the national standard, it conveyed tin ore from mines in the northern state of Taiping to Port Weld.
The Main line between Prai (near Butterworth), in the northern part of the country and Johor Bharu, in the extreme south was eventually completed-by the joining of the last several isolated sections-in 1909. In 1918 the track extended and reach the Thai border at Padang Besar and in 1923 the island of Singapore was linked by the strategic causeway, thus rendering the Federated Malay States Railway as a national system.
ROYAL BELUM STATE PARK
The journey from Kuala
Kangsar to Royal Belum Tasik Temenggor approximately will take about 1 ½ hours journey by bus.