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Posted 23 February 2015 - 11:29 AM

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Route 4 or Route 8?

 

And what's the drive time?

 

5 hours??

 

Any worthwhile stops on the way for sightseeing and restaurants?


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 12:31 PM

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Whichever route u choose, make sure the roads have been repaired after the Dec 2014 flooding/landslides.

 

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 02:38 PM

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Route 4 or Route 8?

 

And what's the drive time?

 

5 hours??

 

Any worthwhile stops on the way for sightseeing and restaurants?

 

Both routes have different type of road. 4 has more flat roads, while 8 has mixture of mountainous roads (Ipoh to GM) and flat roads.

 

I think both routes will take > 5 hours.


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 04:01 PM

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Just got to Kota Bharu from Ipoh.

It took 5 hours along Route 8 etc.

Road quite good condition but the further east the worse the road and the heavier the traffic until jams for about 5km from outside KB to .the center.

Nice drive though and not tiring.


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 04:15 PM

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Just got to Kota Bharu from Ipoh.

It took 5 hours along Route 8 etc.

Road quite good condition but the further east the worse the road and the heavier the traffic until jams for about 5km from outside KB to .the center.

Nice drive though and not tiring.

 

The roads repair liao?



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 09:44 AM

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No problem with the road repairs.

A lot being undertaken but no hold ups.

The road from Ipoh to Gerik was very good.  Less so west of Gerik but acceptable and no major problem.


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Posted 04 March 2015 - 08:17 PM

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No problem with the road repairs.
A lot being undertaken but no hold ups.
The road from Ipoh to Gerik was very good.  Less so west of Gerik but acceptable and no major problem.



Ipoh to Gerik by route 76? And did u mean 'east' of Gerik instead of 'west'?



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 08:24 PM

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Just got to Kota Bharu from Ipoh.
It took 5 hours along Route 8 etc.
Road quite good condition but the further east the worse the road and the heavier the traffic until jams for about 5km from outside KB to .the center.
Nice drive though and not tiring.


Interested to know......did u drive non stop from Ipoh to Gua Musang & then to KB?



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 08:57 PM

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Interested to know......did u drive non stop from Ipoh to Gua Musang & then to KB?

Oops sorry we went the route 79 route 4 way. [blush]

I'd say my mistake but my missus was navigating [dizzy]

 

Anyway the State museum in KB has an exhibit showing photos and stuff from the Dec 2014 flood, just 2 months or so ago.

It must have been really awful living here then just judging by the photos.  I didn't see any stuff on the TV in Singapore at the time.

 

We went to the sea food restaurants on the beach last night and ordered ikan Bakar stingray plus some other stuff.

 

After 45 minutes all we'd been served was our lychee drinks.

My missus asked if we would be served shortly as the only others in the restaurants had been served before we arrived and were leaving.

 

Well after at least an hour someone came out of the kitchen to tell us they didn't have any more sting ray :D  [laugh] 


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Posted 04 March 2015 - 11:46 PM

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Hey Neutrino, there's no route 79.......probably u took route 76 :()



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Posted 05 March 2015 - 08:32 AM

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So it was not route 8 lah. Its route 76 -> route 4, from Ipoh to Kota Bahru.



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Posted 30 April 2019 - 09:35 AM

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Sorry know this is an old thread but didn't want to start a new one.

 

From Ipoh to Kota Bahru (or vice versa) which route is better (things to see and drive)?

 

Ipph --> Gerik --> Kota Bahru or

Ipoh --> Gua Musang --> Kota Bahru?

 

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 10:11 AM

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Sorry know this is an old thread but didn't want to start a new one.

From Ipoh to Kota Bahru (or vice versa) which route is better (things to see and drive)?

Ipph --> Gerik --> Kota Bahru or
Ipoh --> Gua Musang --> Kota Bahru?

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Take one route up the take the other route down. Then u can see both
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Posted 30 April 2019 - 03:22 PM

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Take one route up the take the other route down. Then u can see both

 

Cannot as planning round island.

 

SG --> Kuantan --> Kota Bahru --> Ipoh or straight to Penang --> Melaka --> SG

 

Or the other way round.

 

So can only do 1 route.

 



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Posted 30 April 2019 - 05:15 PM

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Cannot as planning round island.

SG --> Kuantan --> Kota Bahru --> Ipoh or straight to Penang --> Melaka --> SG

Or the other way round.

So can only do 1 route.

Then take the east west road. Not the gua Musang the route. More scenic..

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 06:17 PM

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Cannot as planning round island.

 

SG --> Kuantan --> Kota Bahru --> Ipoh or straight to Penang --> Melaka --> SG

 

Or the other way round.

 

So can only do 1 route.

 

 

I did something like this too, in a counter-clockwise rotation

 

SG-KL-Bentong-Kuantan-terengganu-kota bahru-penang-melaka- SG

 

the gerik highway is a nice drive

 

other option is to cut into south thai via Golok and head to Hatyai before returning to Msia via Sadao (or the other way around if clockwise) [bounce2]


btw KB - Ipoh is a pretty long drive (in terms of time) that's why I decided to stop by penang instead


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Gerik is nicer



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I did something like this too, in a counter-clockwise rotation

 

SG-KL-Bentong-Kuantan-terengganu-kota bahru-penang-melaka- SG

 

the gerik highway is a nice drive

 

other option is to cut into south thai via Golok and head to Hatyai before returning to Msia via Sadao (or the other way around if clockwise) [bounce2]


btw KB - Ipoh is a pretty long drive (in terms of time) that's why I decided to stop by penang instead

 

Isn't KB - Ipoh and KB - Penang about the same time to drive, i.e. 5.5 hours?


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Route 4 you will drive through Royal Belum State Park, stop to see the beautiful big lake, drive up high altitudes of Titiwangsa mountains - there's an R&R at high altitude with nice views, looking down the valleys.

 

A bit siong in the midst of heavy traffic though, as there will be trucks and parts of the winding route goes up and down, up and down over long distance.



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Posted 04 May 2019 - 02:35 PM

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Isn't KB - Ipoh and KB - Penang about the same time to drive, i.e. 5.5 hours?

 

 

oh I had wanted to do the entire route 4 (to Kupang) then to Kulim thus it would have taken a lot longer to Ipoh

 

you're right, if just wanna head direct from KB to Ipoh via route 76




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