The Straits Times
Published on Jan 03, 2013

S'poreans heading to Malaysia in privately chartered buses


Singaporeans travelling in big groups to Malaysia are opting to hire entire buses for the convenience and the fun of having a bus all to themselves.

They are hitting the road to places such as Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Genting Highlands and Ipoh for leisure activities by privately chartering their own mini bus, van or luxury coach.

This is despite the fact that it can cost up to 40 per cent more - depending on factors such as the type of vehicle and level of service required - than just buying a seat on a regular bus service or flying up on a budget airline.

Prices can cost anywhere between a few hundred dollars for a day-trip to Johor in a 10-seater mini-bus, to up to $5,000 on a first-class luxury coach to Kuala Lumpur and back.