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    I am thinking of taking train to M'sia for a one day trip.

    Ideally arrive at a destination, spend a few hours, take some photos, eat lunch and return to Singapore in the evening.

    Which location would you recommend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LBL2009 View Post
    I am thinking of taking train to M'sia for a one day trip.

    Ideally arrive at a destination, spend a few hours, take some photos, eat lunch and return to Singapore in the evening.

    Which location would you recommend?
    The last time I took KTM, from Singapore to KL, start from 10pm, rich about 7am. So If you plan for 1 day trip, it would be somewhere in Johor ba.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBL2009 View Post
    I am thinking of taking train to M'sia for a one day trip.

    Ideally arrive at a destination, spend a few hours, take some photos, eat lunch and return to Singapore in the evening.

    Which location would you recommend?
    what do you wanna take?? nothing in particular?

    just stop anywhere lor... go where the wind takes you~! sometimes you get the best results from not planning..
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    Before Tanjong Pagar Railway Station terminates its service in July next year, RazorTV journalist Shi Ting managed to catch the train for her maiden journey from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur on the KTM.

    Farewell Tanjong Pagar (Railway Diaries Pt 1)

    http://www.razor.tv/site/servlet/seg.../90/49118.html

    Midnight poker express (Railway Diaries Pt 2)

    http://www.razor.tv/site/servlet/seg.../90/49118.html

    Fried Noodles at the Whistle Stop Sentral (Railway Diaries Pt 3)

    http://www.razor.tv/site/servlet/seg.../90/49114.html

    The long track home (Railway Diaries Pt 4)

    http://www.razor.tv/site/servlet/seg.../90/49118.html

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    Thanks for the link.

    For one day trip, I can't go too far. Ideally a location only few hours from Singapore.
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    have a look at this website, and see if the timetable/fares are of any help to you...

    http://travelmalaysiaguide.com/ktm-t...able-and-fare/

    I think your options in Johor are Kluang, Segamat and Gemas (the latter is on the border with Negeri Sembilan).

    The TEBRAU Express (end station - Kluang) looks interesting 'cos of the cheap fares and because if it offers the latest departure back to Singapore (departs from Kluang at 2100 - arrives at Tanjung Pagar 2400).

    I've been contemplating doing such a day trip myself - very free and easy and no worries about driving/parking. I would assume the photographic opportunities would present themselves left, right and centre...simply because everything would appear so different to our eyes. You'd probably be shooting a lot of street/candid, archi and abstracts.

    do let us know how it turns out. good luck!

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    Are you going alone or you wanna orgaize a trip? I thought of doing a day trip as well mind if i wanna join?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBL2009 View Post
    Thanks for the link.

    For one day trip, I can't go too far. Ideally a location only few hours from Singapore.
    Try Malacca?
    Not too sure if the KTM train goes there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaoken View Post
    Try Malacca?
    Not too sure if the KTM train goes there.
    I think the closest station to Malacca town is a tiny place called Batang Melaka (Malacca's stick!).

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    if u buy and board the train from Johor it is dollar to dollar the same in S'pore BUT in RM instead of SGD.
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    I did a one day unplanned trip to Mersing !!! wandered aimlessly @ Mersing, talking to people, visited kampung villages and clicking pictures. no frills solo trip .. I took a bus in the morning from SG and came back to SG by midnight !!!

    Few pics here http://www.flickr.com/photos/through...7624789947764/

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    If can afford a little more time, you can consider spending the to and fro journey over night in the sleeping berth by taking the night trains (e.g. Express Senandung Malam to west coast and Express Timuran to east cost of Malaysia).

    Example 1: going to Ipoh by taking Express Senandung Malam: hop on the train 10pm Friday evening, reach Ipoh the next morning at 10am, go wonder around the town and take pictures, and then hop on the 6pm train to get back to Singapore 8.15am the next morning.

    Example 2: going to Dabong by taking Express Timuran: hop on the train 6pm Friday evening, reach Dabong the next morning at 6am, go caving (you can get a guide at the coffee stall just outside the train station) and wonder around the village afterward (or take a taxi to Gua Musang, which is a larger town), and then hop on the 10.20pm train to get back to Singapore 10am the next morning.

    Otherwise, it will be as gossipmonger suggested: Kluang, Segamat or Gemas. No the railway does not pass by Melaka.

    Cheers.
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    hi,

    You can consider a day trip to Kluang. After arriving there, please enjoy a cuppa coffee in the Railway St. The coffee is quite famous. Dont forget the toast bun with home made kaya too though nowadays its electrically toasted.

    The Railway Station is located in the town so you can easily head out to the old town for your photo shoots. The post office and Fire station is quite nearby.

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    hi, Kluang is good destination for you to consider. You can find a simple write-up about a day trip to Kluang by KTM I did some time ago here.
    Come visit my blog

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    Thanks for the blog post bro.

    Cheers.

    Quote Originally Posted by barracuda View Post
    hi, Kluang is good destination for you to consider. You can find a simple write-up about a day trip to Kluang by KTM I did some time ago here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gossipmonger View Post
    have a look at this website, and see if the timetable/fares are of any help to you...

    http://travelmalaysiaguide.com/ktm-t...able-and-fare/

    I think your options in Johor are Kluang, Segamat and Gemas (the latter is on the border with Negeri Sembilan).
    Thanks. The link provided is useful but noted the time table was posted in 2007. Wonder whether the time table is still up to date.

    Yes, Kluang, Segamat and Gemas are ideal locations for a one-day trip.

    Quote Originally Posted by sachokphantom View Post
    Are you going alone or you wanna orgaize a trip? I thought of doing a day trip as well mind if i wanna join?
    I wanted to make a trip with a few friends this week. Called KTM and was told ticket to Segamat was sold out.

    Quote Originally Posted by barracuda View Post
    hi, Kluang is good destination for you to consider. You can find a simple write-up about a day trip to Kluang by KTM I did some time ago here.
    Good write up for a trip to Kluang.
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    LBL2009

    After your trip please share your travel journal.
    How to do various things....where buy tickets, where to get off.
    Best timing to start from Sing and return from MLY.
    What to look out for..
    Best hotel motel to stay if more than 1 day trip.
    where is good makan.
    any good shopping.
    good things to photo.
    any rip-offs.
    how not to get robbed...

    and your travel photos for this trip.

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    Pls PM me if you are going.

    thank

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    hi all..i would suggest Kluang coz is my hometown.. other than enjoy a cuppa of coffee at Kluang Railway Station, u can also visit Gunung Lambak Recreational Forest!!

    here r some photos, google it if u r interested...
    http://www.google.com.sg/images?q=gu...tart=0&ndsp=18

    I'm going bk this weekend, if u all really wanna visit Kluang..u r welcome!! maybe i can give u a ride to Gunung Lambak, if u dont mind travel v my lao pok car...lol but maximum i can only fetch 4 person at a time.. BUT v terms n condition apply..anyone willing to be my "SIFU"..haha coz jus bought a DSLR camera and im very new to it, so u all know what to do la? oh ya..most of d wedding photo studio will choose Gunung Lambak too!

    Do give me a PM...

    Cheers..dormant

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBL2009 View Post
    I am thinking of taking train to M'sia for a one day trip.

    Ideally arrive at a destination, spend a few hours, take some photos, eat lunch and return to Singapore in the evening.

    Which location would you recommend?

    Hi, I have long wanted to take a train trip too, as it has been a long time since I have last taken a train. If you don't mind me joining, please keep me informed. Thanks.

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