KTMB, Malaysia's railway system has been undergoing several major rounds of modernization recently. So much so that going by train in Malaysia is now a great way to get from place to place, both for locals and tourists too.
In fact, not only are train carriage interiors fully aircon these days, but seating is roomy and unquestionably comfortable. And the track network itself is certainly comprehensive, given the countless destinations, including most of the larger cities, but more modest towns too, as well as even some kampongs.
Another undeniable benefit of traveling by train are the fact that you can multitask to your heart's content whilst speeding towards your next port of call. Want to get a few hours of blogging under your belt before lunch? Go right ahead; there's plenty of room to comfortably work your laptop after all.
Prefer to take a nap between breakfast and lunch? Just recline your seat and nap away. it doesn't really matter what you do whilst on the train; you're on the straight and narrow and getting nearer to your destination regardless.
Another great point of going by train is that you won't have to worry about traffic jams, slippery roads, unlit highways etc. Getting by train is one of the safest ways to travel. And at the same time, it's loads of fun. Not to mention the endless panoramas that are whizzing by your window from start to finish. Malaysia has so much to offer when it comes to landscapes. From lush tropical jungle to city skylines and from misty undulating hills to huge open stretches as far as the eye can see.
So, by all means hop on the train. You won't regret it. By the way, do note that peak season is July - August and during weekends and public holidays, especially Hari Raya.
Pro Tip!: You can use this reservation form for each of the train routes in Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.