Jungle Line to Kuala LumpurApril 9 in Malaysia
From the big and bright departure lounge at JB Sentral we boarded train 40 for Kuala Lumpur. A little late, due to a small misunderstanding at the ticket taker but we made it. The cars are clean, cool, and comfortable. And there was almost no one on the train which allowed us to move around our car to get a excellent view of the surroundings as we whizzed past. The Malaysian countryside here is beautiful, so lush and green it’s difficult to comprehend. And there’s lots of palm plantations. Something that this part of Southeast Asia is famous for but for the wrong reasons. They have been clearing the jungle here and in places like Indonesia to plant palm trees to supply what must be an insatiable demand for palm oil.
It’s a fairly quick four hour trip to Gemas, where we transfer to another train to KL. Sit back and enjoy the view, and don’t bother eating the meal prepared for you, for $6 Malaysian Ringgit... still not sure what that was.Read more