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Travelling from Gombak to Rantau Panjang by BusTravelling 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.
From Gombak, which is easily reachable by KTM from anywhere in the Klang Valley. 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 from 7 and a half to almost 9 hours.
Things to do in Rantau PanjangVisiting Rantau Panjang will be an experience you won’t forget. Even among local Kelantanese, Rantau Panjang is known as a shopping haven. It is actually one of the northern most towns in Malaysia and shares a long border with 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, you’ll be able to find authentic Thai dishes here, without even having to go across the border. The specialties you absolutely have 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.
Apart from that, you’ll want to hunt down something called Ais Krim Baba, usually sold at the roadside from a motorbike or bicycle. This delectable homemade ice cream is a loaded with toppings like nuts, glutinous rice, jelly and sweet corn. You can have as much toppings as you want for only RM2. For those who want to go further from town, you can visit the Sultan Ismail Petra silver Jubilee mosque, with its fusion Chinese, Thai and Malays architecture. Near downtown Rantau Panjang is another local attraction, called the Afia Deer farm. This farm actually rears the deer for their meat, which is sold in frozen packs to visitors.
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