Perlis, Malaysia · 1 hotels available
Padang Besar Railway Station is a landmark of commuter train station situated nearby the small town of Padang Besar in the state of Perlis, which is just six kilometres away from the Malaysia-Thailand border. It forms part of the KTM Komuter Northern Sector route operated by Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTM) following the completion of the Ipoh-Padang Besar Electrification and Double-Tracking Project in December 2014. Being the final station of the Butterworth-Padang Besar route, the introduction of the station in 2015 has greatly reduced the travel time between the two places, where Padang Besar was previously accessible only by cars and local route buses.
Due to its position as the northernmost station on the line, it is also connected to the State Railway of Thailand’s rail network, allowing travel into the country by train. Hence, to facilitate travel between the two countries, this station also has Malaysia's only integrated customs, immigration and quarantine facility for Malaysia and Thailand. This implies that rail passengers reaching the station would be processed for exiting Malaysia and entering Thailand all at once, while the Padang Besar station in Thailand would only act as a domestic station. The railway station would also function as a dry port for Northern Malaysia and Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT), however, the land for cargo is still pretty much limited in comparison to the growth rate of the cargo.
People driving from Kuala Lumpur may drive via North-South Highway/E1 for immediate access to Padang Besar Railway Station. The journey could take up to five hours and thirty minutes depending on the current traffic situation.
From Kuala Lumpur International Airport, visitors can catch the Express Rail Link (ERL) train which goes to KL Sentral/Bandar Tasik Putrajaya/Cyberjaya/Salak Tinggi/KLIA route. There, one can board the Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) ETS northbound coach and stop by the Padang Besar station before opting for a taxi to go around the area.
The nearest express bus terminal is located at Jalan Bukit Lagi, Kangar. Take the trip directly to Kangar from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) terminal using express bus services such as Sri Maju Express, Transnasional Express and Mayang Sari Express. From here, hop on a local route bus or taxi to the Padang Besar Railway Station.
Perlis Ostrich Farm and Park is an ostrich breeding site that is a major attraction in the area, attracting a lot of visitors during holidays and weekends to come over and see the bred ostriches up close. It is situated in the capital of Kangar and Padang Besar, being open daily. Owned by the State’s Veterinary Department, the visitors are allowed to pet and feed the birds as well as buying the eggs for consumption. For the more adventurous ones, there are sessions where they would have the chance to ride these ostriches.
Located at Lot 3082, Kampung Bukit Manik, Kaki Bukit Beseri, Tasoh Lake, Kangar, this homestay is neatly decorated with a delightful setting that includes the natural surroundings to provide a peaceful staying experience for families and groups of friends. Facilities include desk, cable television, kitchenette, refrigerator, shower, bathtub, family room, meeting facilities, free WiFi connectivity, parking and many more.
Jakraphat Resort is one of the affordable hotels around, a two-star hotel that can be found at 48/11 Ban ChaiKouan, Padang Besar, Padang Besa, Sadao District, Songkhla. This premise is equipped with wooden decorations that give a soothing feeling with facilities such as desk, shower, cable television, garden, laundry service, luggage storage, WiFi and 24-hour receptionist.
A three-star accommodation with a clean and polished setup situated at 247/4 Liangmuang 1 Rd, Sadao District, Songkhla. Among the facilities and services available for the guests are a desk, cable television, shower, in-room safe, early check-in, late check-out, laundry service, luggage storage, safety deposit box, close proximities to shops and many more.