Start your Malaysian railway holiday from airports in Subang, Penang and JB

A train journey in Malaysia is one of the best ways to see the beautiful countryside. — KAMARUL ARIFFIN/The Star

Travelling by train is slowly picking up in Malaysia among young holidaymakers, especially those who are constantly looking for something adventurous.

Firefly Airlines and Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) have teamed up to offer travellers unique holiday packages that includes return flights, train rides and accommodations.

The FlyRail Holiday Package features three all-inclusive tour packages to Kelantan. They are: Explore Jungle Rail to Dabong, Homestay Experience by Rail and the Stonghill Expedition by Rail. This holiday package promotion is the first of its kind offered in Malaysia.

All tours will begin from either the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah airport in Subang (Selangor), Penang International Airport or Senai Airport (Johor), where travellers will take a Firefly flight to the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport in Kota Baru. From there, travellers will board a KTMB train from Wakaf Bharu Station to Dabong Station for a three-hour ride.

Dabong is a small town located in Kuala Krai; this is where travellers will be visiting and staying at. Some of the places of interest you can check out in the area include Gunung Stong State Park, Jelawang Waterfall and Gua Ikan.

Meanwhile, the Wakaf Bharu railway station is also worth checking out as the station still uses the traditional token signalling system developed in Britain in the 19th century.

Activities available in the packages include water tubing, trekking, night walks, camping and shopping. However, the activities you can do will depend on which tour package you choose. Prices for the three-day, two-night tour packages start at RM800 per person.

For more information, head to the Firefly website (

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