Travelling from Gombak to Rantau Panjang by Bus
Travelling to Rantau Panjang is a time consuming journey if you’re travelling by land, so you have to ensure that you travel in a very comfortable vehicle. If you’re leaving from Kuala Lumpur and its surrounding area, you have the option of leaving from nearby Gombak.
In Gombak, the bus service provider that will transport you to Rantau Panjang would be Darulnaim Express, a company which specializes in travelling to the east coast of Malaysia. Travel will take anywhere between 7 to 9 hours.
Things to do in Rantau Panjang
Visiting Rantau Panjang will be an experience you will never forget. Among the locals, Rantau Panjang is known as a shopping haven. It is actually one of the northern most towns in Malaysia and acts as a border to Thailand. Therefore, you’ll be able to find all sorts of goods like bedspreads, sports jerseys, jeans, kitchenware and various other items that have been imported from neighboring Thailand for extremely cheap and affordable prices.
Apart from great shopping experience, you will be able to find authentic Thai dishes, without even having to go across the border. Among the specialties to try include mee celup, pulut ayam, and a grilled fish satay called Lokcing. Lokcing is a specialty in these parts and apparently, Rantau Panjang serves some of the most delicious versions.