Rail travel and extreme sports at Gua Musang Kelantan

Rail Tourism to Gua Musang Of Kelantan, Malaysia · Things To Do & Day by Day Itinerary

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing’s 👩🏻 travel wish comes true‼️ Yes ✅, she always wishes to do train travel 🚂 within Malaysia 🇲🇾 since Post-Covid with the state borders & international borders reopened @ Malaysia 👍🏻

In this blog post, she will share her own travel experiences & observations about COVID19 travel 🆕 norms, places & the foods she enjoys during recent rail tourism to Gua Musang, Kelantan 😃😁

Travel Preparation & Checklist

  • Identification card (I/C) for local Malaysian 🇲🇾 OR international passport 🛂 for foreigners 🙅🏻‍♀️🇲🇾, must ensure at least 6️⃣ months validity ya 👍🏻
  • Digital Certificate of Vaccination 💉 ~ Personally she suggests to screenshot & keep a copy offline in all your devices 📲 to avoid no network OR connectivity issues while travelling to roads less traveled or rural areas then🧳
  • Wef. 1 Dec 2021, COVID-19 RT-PCR or RTK-Ag swab test prior to travel is no longer required, EXCEPT FOR partially vaccinated & not vaccinated prior to entering the state of Kelantan
  • Wef. 1 May 2022, COVID-19 travel insurance is no longer required, however this trip involved extreme sport, travel insurance is advisable
  • Wef. 1 May 2022, MySejahtera Check-ins are no longer required, personally she still will check in whenever she spotted the QR code to record her own journeys

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is fully vaccinated ✅💉, including booster vaccine, she still performed self test prior & after her trips. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 👍🏻 for all fully vaccinated travelers whether travelling to/from domestics or international to be PCR tested before & after travel trips for the peace of mind of own safety & the safety of others #kitajagakita

Things To Do & Trip Itinerary @ Gua Musang 🏞️

Gua Musang is a railway 🚂 town

Gua Musang 🏞️ is surrounded by limestone hills & caves, which can provide entertainment for cavers, rock climbers & extreme sports lovers, moreover with Muse Eco Park opening now, do read on this long blog story here to check out her extreme sports experience gained ya 💪🏻👍🏻😃

In the past, trains 🚂🚂 were the only means of transport to this town. This train journey provides a glimpse of village life in the jungle 🌳🌳 hinterland. This is a jungle railway 🚂🌳 not to be missed which runs from the junction at Gemas northwards to Kota Bharu & Tumpat. The green 💚 scenery starts from Jerantut station onwards as shared by the on train expert, Mr Kelvin Khew 🙋🏻‍♂️

Gua Musang KTM train station is distinguished by the natural splendor that surrounds it as it’s situated at the foot of the hill ⛰️ Yes ✅, once the train 🚂 arrived at Gua Musang train station, you will be welcome by the beautiful desolate slope of rocks with deceiving stone stairs that rise to 105m 😍 You will sure enjoy beautiful OOTD moments at this train station 📸🚉

Hmm…The old Gua Musang train station was closed after the great flood in 2014. It’s located at the end of the main street in the old town & now used as 1️⃣ of the must visit heritage spot for all tourists. It’s also 1️⃣ of the best spots 📍 for photography 📸 lovers. Or simply sitting & admiring the splendour, the hill resembles a stone pillar with a large fissure that practically cuts it in half vertically 😍

Day 1️⃣

Met up with all travel mates at Heritage Station Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur KTM train station 🚉 Enjoyed a hot Horlicks & fried noodles while awaiting for the train 🚂 boarding

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ZNf686gNyzZno7Ei8
Website🌐: https://heritage-station-restaurant.business.site/

A privilege to witness this rail tourism special charter flag off by Iskandar Mirza Mohd Yusof, Tourism Malaysia’s Domestic & Event Division Senior Director & Deputy Director General (Planning) of Tourism Malaysia with a safe departure of night train 🚂 from Kuala Lumpur KTM train station @ 10.45pm sharp

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Yeah‼️ On board & checked in to her sleeper 😴💤 seat at upper deck

She loves the privacy privilege at upper deck, though need to climb up & down to reach her sleeper seat 🚂

The train 🚂 moves steady slow towards the destination point @ Gua Musang. The train has stopped by Seremban & Gemas KTM train stations to pick up passengers 👭🏻👬🏻👫🏻 SiennyLovesDrawing has got down to snap some photos at Gemas station with friends 📸😁

Ohh ya…The train will switch its railway 🛤️ & then the train will move in opposite directions 🔄 from Gemas station, so do change to an empty seat 💺 available or enjoy your seating sleep 😴 to avoid any dizziness 😵

Tips on an overnight train ride

  • Do book your lower deck sleeper seat as early as possible, it’s selling like hot cake. For elderly, upper deck is not advisable as it requires to climb up & down 🤗
  • Do wear comfortable clothing as you’re on a long rail ride 🚂
  • Do wear your face mask 😷 on board
  • Must bring sweater 🧥 as the air conditioner is getting stronger at night 🌃
  • Must bring travel pillow ⬜
  • Suggest to bring fully charged power bank & extension cord due to limited power points 🔌 at Chill Relax & Event (Karaoke) coaches on board & on sharing basis
  • Pack light luggage especially if you’re on upper deck sleeper seat. Your luggage bags are needed to place at lower deck. Do not leave your valuables unattended during the rail ride. #sharingiscaring to all #travelbackpack lovers ❤️🎒💕 ~ 15%OFF code “SLD15OFF” & a 🆓 tote bag by purchase every #GastonLuga #backpack or bundle via 🛒🛍️🌐 https://gastonluga.com/my/backpacks , #AnywherewithGL ~ SiennyLoves Drawing loves her 🆕 travel companion with Gaston Luga waterproof backpack 🎒 ~ Splash 16″ Taupe-Black during this train trip 🇲🇾
  • A pair of comfy shoes, SiennyLovesDrawing has opted 👟 #LuccaVudorSG ~ Absolutely comfy leather sneakers 👟 for this whole trip at Kelantan , loving it 💕❤️for train travel as well as extreme sports @ Muse Eco Park, do read more of her user story via 🌐 https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/06/20/user-experience-comfortable-leather-shoes-from-lucca-vudor/
  • Do sanitize your sleeper deck 1️⃣st before your good night rest

  • No smoking 🚭 allow inside the train 🚂

Do check out her rail travel TikTok clip captured 📹🌐

Day 2️⃣

Wake up & enjoyed morning view from the train window 🚂🪟 Enjoyed packed nasi lemak pandan breakfast with hot milk tea @ train cafe, chit chat with other passengers, chill & relax enjoyed the views outside window 🚂🪟

The foods served in train cafe is good, personally SiennyLovesDrawing loves the pandan coconut fragrance rice with the sweet spicy anchovies sambal 😋👍🏻

Ohh ya…Only limited seats, once you’ve finished your meals, do give chance to other train passengers to enjoy their meals in train cafe 💕

Hmm…Can you spot SiennyLovesDrawing 👀👩🏻in this video clip via 📹🌐 https://www.facebook.com/groups/jomnaikkeretapi/permalink/4872055519590002/ which captured by 1️⃣ of the Jom Naik Keretapi member❓⁉️

Finally, arrived @ Gua Musang KTM train station after 11 hours train journey @ 🔟am. Bus 🚌 picked up from Gua Mustang train station for a 2️⃣nd breakfast @ Warung Muse , a nice spot to enjoy meals with the scenes of visitors busy via ferrata & flying fox

SiennyLovesDrawing had a cup of hot asam boi ☕ & a slice of toasted bread 🍞 The service was super slow & some of the travel mates got their order wrongly served…Hope the service would be improving greater in her next visit then

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/8bvmd6tKBrjcSFpk9

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Checked in to Durian Hill Villa 🏘️ for a comfy shower 🚿 & quick rest 💤

Really love the minimalist comfy room design & all needed facilities well prepared. The hot shower water 🚿 absolutely perfect with good water pump & just nice temperature to enjoy a good shower 🧖🏻‍♀️ after a long train ride 💖👍🏻

Address📍: PT5606, Jalan Akasia Utama 2/4, Bandar Utama, 18300 Gua Musang, Kelantan, West Malaysia
FB: https://www.facebook.com/DurianHillVillaGM/

Then enjoyed set lunch B (5 pax each set) @ Warung Buluh with Siakap fish in lemon steam, beef in spicy tomatoes sauce, fried egg, kailan vegetables with salted fish, fried tumeric chicken & seafood tom yam soup. The food were prepared up front from the organiser’s pre order, it’s wrapped nicely & served on all tables. Love the thoughtful hygiene service at Warung Buluh here 👍🏻

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/WT8F9NuQ8wnoEDFe6
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Food—beverage-company/Warung-Buluh-Gua-Musang-Kelantan-793504277467795/

After lunch, we went to Etnobotani Kesedar Mini Herbs Park, however it was closed & open on appointment basis as maintenance works in progress now. Do continue to read on this blog story as she visited it again on the Day 3

Then, we enjoyed afternoon tea drink @ Hana Coffee House. It’s a nice cafe with double storey to enjoy a happy enjoyable cuppa at the open air 2nd floor ☕👍🏻 on a hot sunny 😎☀️ day. It serves a varieties of coffee, chocolate, fruit beverages & snacks including keropok lekor 😋

Address📍: https://goo.gl/maps/mG3ukH8gN5M9tNMc8
FB: https://www.facebook.com/fargm4949/

Yeah‼️ Back to hotel for a quick nap rest 😴

The bed 🛌🏻 at Durian Hill Villa just so so comfy, she just dozed off 😴💤 & wake up already timing to get on bus 🚌 for dinner 😆 Absolutely a quick good rest 👍🏻

Enjoyed nasi lemak dinner with spice fried chicken & spicy sambal @ Warung Muse again. This round food were served in advance from pre order placed 👍🏻

All enjoyed the dining 🍽️ atmosphere of the night decorated with the glittering lights of Gua Musang & Masjid Buluh

Went for night 🌃 view photos capturing @ Masjid Buluh (Bamboo Mosque)

As its name suggests, almost 90% of this mosque is made from local concrete bamboo 🎍 (Dendracalamus asper) & black bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) which were imported from Bandung, Indonesia 🇮🇩 The magnificent & uniqueness of this mosque 🕌 was inspired by the former Menteri Besar of Kelantan, the late Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat

Do check out video clip captured via 📹🌐 https://fb.watch/dvQOkDyLzN/ & more photos via 📸🌐 https://www.facebook.com/323289091408885/posts/pfbid02BZX12bWwAKEK8Vfdt5PXkL7c3eH8Ag6EDcgbTKj27MjxYyM2kjFNo9dBYgdfthsZl/

Tips to visit any mosques within Malaysia 🕌

  • Must bring along a head scarf 🧣 & wear modest long sleeves & long pant or long dress to enter ya 💖 It’s important to demonstrate respect to different religions 🙏🏻
  • Some mosques will provide 🆓 mosque clothing aka Jubah & head scarf 🧣 to rent for its visitors to enter then

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/1nCNRiYUA9yXaFY18
FB: https://www.facebook.com/MasjidBulohGuaMusang/

Next, night photo 🌃📸 session @ Masjid Razaleigh (Razaleigh Mosque ie. Model of the Forbidden Mosque Of Mekah) which started its construction in late 2016. The Razaleigh Mosque of 99K square feet & equipped with 9️⃣ towers as high as 30m & 8️⃣ domes similar to the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, it was inspired by the Member of Parliament for Gua Musang, YBM. Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah & worth more than RM35.1million. This mosque with a unique & attractive design using high quality building materials including tiles built on a site of 1.5 hectares with capability of accommodating up to 3.5K congregations. Wow‼️

This is Kelantan’s iconic mosque which cost RM34 million as a replica of the Kaaba & it was built with a combination of high -tech LED screen blocks that display the holy verses of the Quran or the content of the sermon delivered by the imam of the mosque. The idea to build a replica of the Kaaba was sparked by Gua Musang Member of Parliament, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/B7Dwfk7S8TLA7ws36
Contact no. : +6017-901 8672
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Masjid-Razaleigh-Bandar-Gua-Musang-113632751342893/

Yeah‼️ Back to hotel ~ Durian Hill Villa 🏘️ for swet dream resting for the day 💤🛌🏻

Day 3️⃣

Enjoyed morning hiking of approximately 40mins @ Durian Hill ⛰️ to enjoy the beautiful sunrise 🌄 & scenery of the main town of Gua Musang

Do check out her happy sunrise hike at Durian Hill TikTok clip captured 📹🌐

There is a good ground for camping 🏕️🥾👍🏻 site with proper shower 🚿 & water tank facilities, the next time SiennyLovesDrawing would like to do camping stay 🏕️⛺🔥 Enjoyed some cookies & bread 🍪🥖 as light breakfast after the hiking 😋

Do check out her happy roti canai sarang (2nd breakfast that morning) TikTok clip captured 📹🌐😋👍🏻

After hiking, we went to Kedai Makan Pokwa to enjoy 2️⃣nd breakfast ~ Highly recommended the roti canai sarang ~ It’s roti canai with 2️⃣ soft boiled eggs on top 😋👍🏻 They also serve Nasi Kerabu here

SiennyLovesDrawing loves her chat with both the lovely old couples founders 👴🏽👵🏽 Really enjoyed the tasty roti canai sarang (She had 2️⃣ sets) & iced Neslo, then left with her happy satisfied tummy 😃😋👍🏻

Address📍: Pitstop Route 8 Gua Musang @ Kedai Makan Pokwa, Jalan Bandar Baru, Bandar Baru Gua Musang, 18300 Gua Musang, Kelantan, West Malaysia
Contact no.📱: +6019-912 1401
Website🌐: https://kedai-makan-pokwa.business.site/

Yeah‼️ Time to enjoy extreme sport activities @ Muse Eco Park ~ Yes, the highest Flying Fox in Kelantan. Yeah‼️Also the 1️⃣st twin pair via Ferrata, yes✅, walking on the cave wall 👍🏻

SiennyLovesDrawing really enjoyed the via ferrata & flying fox done @ this park on Day 3️⃣ with a happy great 👍🏻 achievement, yeah‼️👍🏻

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 so proud that she has completed via Ferrata & flying fox of 40m height @ Gua Musang. Highly recommended for an amazing experience 👍🏻😃

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ymyuFS6dU4vCfkfM7
Contact no.📱: +6012-2904007
FB: https://www.facebook.com/museecopark/

Do check out her 1️⃣st via ferrata experience captured in this TikTok clip 📹🌐

Back to Durian Hill Villa for shower 🚿 after the good sweat from the amazing extreme sport activities. Then, checked out from Durian Hill Villa, a happy comfy stay, will be back for sure

Then, had a tasty lunch @ the impressive beautiful Restoran Dalam Taman D’ Tasik

A beautiful Malay traditional house restaurant sits at the bank of Gua Musang Lake Garden. Love the Thai influenced dishes served here especially the tasty fresh lemon steamed fish 🐟

After lunch, SiennyLovesDrawing had a walk at the beautiful lake side & the nicely managed park surrounding this restaurant. Had a good chat with the restaurant owners, Kak Nah & Abah who shared about how they restarted this restaurant from its former restaurant named Restoran Dalam Taman which lost due to the great flood in 2014

Truly impressive & inspiring of the creativity & love of upcycling, go green passionate of Kak Nah. Abah & Kak Nah actually decorated this restaurant with some unique wood pieces that both of them found from river side etc., also she turns some of the plastic fishing stuff 🎣 into wall art decorations, bravo 👏🏻👏🏻 Abah actually complimented full of love 💕 that his wife, Kak Nah is a creative person, a lovely sweet couple ❤️

Do check out her happy lunch dining at this beautiful lake surrounding Restoran Dalam Taman D’Tasik, you will spot Kak Nah upcycling craft art decorations in her TikTok clip captured 📹🌐

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/AxqHvTH9YdgbH77h7
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Restoran-Dalam-Taman-DTasek-2013350965594972/

Then, paid a 2️⃣nd visit to the Etnobotani Kesedar Mini Herbs Park. Personally love the mosses lanes within the park, it’s so comfy nice to walking🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻on it while reading the plant signages to learn more about the herbs & spices. There is a water park that many local families & kids enjoy water splashing 💦 fun & swimming 🏊🏻‍♂️ with a minimal entry fee. This park is now under maintenance progress, then to resume its chalets & rock climbing activities then

Do check out SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s TikTok clip captured

Address📍: https://maps.app.goo.gl/uXeqeBbddBHzD56H9
Website: https://www.malaysiasite.nl/etnobotani.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pwgm.kesedar

Next, proceed to visit the Gua Musang Golf Recreation Club, the travel mates enjoyed the fun of golf ⛳ practice sessions. Hmm..didn’t ride on a buggy to tour the golf ⛳ club. Enjoyed afternoon tea time with banana 🍌 fritters served here

Address: Ibu Pejabat Kesedar, Bandar Baru Gua Musang, 18300 Gua Musang, Kelantan, West Malaysia
Contact no.: +6019-912 9558
Website: https://mdgm.kelantan.gov.my/index.php/pelawat/destinasi-menarik/tempat-tempat-pelancongan/199-padang-golf-sukan-berkuda

The bus 🚌 departed straight to Tanah Merah KTM train station for a night train back to KL @ 10.45pm, on the way stopped by for dinner @ Restoran Rimbun

Again, train 🚂 has departed sharp at 10.45pm. SiennyLovesDrawing fall a sleep 💤😴 very quickly as exhausted after a whole day of busy activities

Address: https://maps.app.goo.gl/NoGCXMmpSAmjXUTF7
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Restoran-Rimbun-135728463766706/

Day 4

Wake up 7am & then enjoyed packed nasi lemak pandan breakfast with hot Nescafe @ train cafe. Yeah‼️ Enjoyed train sleeps, walking in the train from coach to coach train OOTDs while the train stopped at some stations along the way

Also to enjoy watched the karaoke competition @ event coach, chit chat with some passengers from Jom Naik Keretapi FB group members about their happy train rides. Most of them are retirees that enjoy their train travels within Malaysia

So happy exciting to listen to their stories & all inspiring SiennyLovesDrawing to include train travels within Malaysia in her retirement living plan 😃

Ohh ya…When the train 🚂 stops at Gemas station, it will switch railway & then the train will move in opposite directions 🔄 so if you’re not comfortable with it, do change to an empty seat 💺 available, or alternatively to enjoy a nap 😴 to avoid any dizziness ya 😵

Arrived early @ 2.30pm to Kuala Lumpur KTM train station, reached home sweet home 🏡 safely

How long you have not travel on a train🚂❓⁉️ Let’s plan & enjoy a happy travel with rail ya 😃😁

Do enjoy reading this blog post as SiennyLovesDrawing has updated her daily trip progresses @ Gua Musang, Kelantan, Malaysia 🇲🇾 ya

You may connect to https://linktr.ee/rjila_tours for your rail tour travel planning ya

Hmm…What must SiennyLovesDrawing not miss from Gua Musang, Kelantan ❓⁉️ Do comment below or any of her social postings shared above, sharing is caring as always ya 🤗

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37 thoughts on “Rail Tourism to Gua Musang Of Kelantan, Malaysia · Things To Do & Day by Day Itinerary

    1. Thanks thanks , my pleasure to share my travel experience gained , it’s a good trip & I got to challenge my limit & successfully done the via ferrata & flying fox 💪🏻💪🏻☺️👍🏻

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    1. I always love train travel whenever I can, my very 1st one was actually Sri Lanka, that time I’m yet a blogger, you have to try rail travel, it’s a kind of comfy slow travel to enjoy 💕🚂👍🏻☺️

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    1. So happy to note that you’ve enjoyed my travel story here, do come back to visit my home country ~ Malaysia, in particular this state named Kelantan with railway travel ya 👍🏻🚂🇲🇾💕☺️

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  1. Oh wow we used to live in Singapore and actually I had no idea you could do this kind of rail tour in Malaysia! We are planning a visit back to the region so this is good to know for our next adventure.

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    1. Ohhh yes , Malaysia can do lots of rail travel to visit most of its states, I’m planning to do more of train travel as it’s my love of way to travel, it’s comfy relaxing of enjoying slow travel ☺️💕🚂👍🏻🇲🇾

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  2. I haven’t traveled anywhere requiring vaccines yet (since my family chose not to vaccinate) so haven’t had to worry about records. But I know some places also require other vaccinations, it’s a great idea to keep an offline copy as well. Looks like you had an awesome trip. I’ve never done travel by train either.

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    1. Ohh why not to vaccine?
      Most of the countries required vaccinated before enter to their international borders though, do stay safe & take care
      Happy to note that you find my travel tips here useful 😃
      Do plan a rail travel, it’s kind of comfy amazing way of travel, personally I love to travel with train 🚂💕👍🏻

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