Right after resigning from my job, I decided to explore Malaysia, first the peninsular. But I have no car, no stamina for cycling, and our train services were not comprehensive enough, so, I was left with only one choice — by BUS! This was also a coincidence. My research in university was on transportation and my thesis was about travel time and expenditure. I went to Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia for their Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems, my master’s thesis was about the BRT. I strongly felt that I must travel by bus to know and understand better our bus system, meanwhile to see the bus coverage and which places I get to travel by bus.
On purpose my trip was extremely free and easy, no planning, no booking, no research. Well, some of the towns and villages are not even covered much online. I wanted to start the journey from the North, all the way from Perlis till Pulau Pinang and Perak before coming back to Kuala Lumpur.