We killed some time in Jerantut until our train left town. The jungle train is well worth the long hours. We saw heaps of jungle, small little villages, and amazing mountains that we didn't even know existed within Malaysia. Well managed to pass the time well by listening to tunes, playing cards, and getting hooked on the rubics cube (a great way to pass time). We arrived in Kotu Bharu by 8:30ish pm, hopped in a cab and made it to our backpackers where the 5 of us stayed. We managed to muster enough energy to check out the local night market, to try some of Malaysia's finest cuisine! After the night market we all crashed back at the backpackers.
Next day we checked out the town a bit more.
Malaysia being a Muslim country has so many incredible mosques around. We even tried to check out the Sultan's Palace but unfortunately we couldn't get in due to the fact that we were wandering around town during praying hour, where most things shut. After our cruise, we said goodbye to Johnny American, checked out and jumped in a cab to Kuala Besut, the primary jetty town for boats to Pulau Perhentian.
The next morning we woke up early again to catch the first bus out of Taman Negara. Bumped into John the American guy we met at the Hide, and he decided to join the crew. The five of us cruised back to Jerantut to book the Jungle Railway up to Kotu Bharu.