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Konsortium eMutiara Express – Scania K410EB
You don’t have to have expensive frills in the bus. Just paint them in eye-catching liveries to get the attention. Famous for it’s multi-coloured double-deckers, Konsortium eMutiara recently rolled out several examples on the Scania K410EB chassis. Sadly, we missed out on DCJ7755.
Mahligai Ekspres – MAN 18.410 A82 and MAN 18.430 R39
Mahligai Ekspres operates a large fleet of MAN single-deckers, from the older chassis MAN 18.410 A82 to the newer MAN 18.430 R39s.
Sri Meranti Express – Nissan JP251S
KCS7511 pictured here is one of several ex-Pacific Express Nissan JP251s examples operated by start-up Sri Meranti Express. The operator serves most of the major towns in Kelantan from Kuala Lumpur, Klang, Shah Alam, Putrajaya, Nilai and Banting.
Golden Coach (Regent Travel) – Scania K380EB
Golden Coach Express Pte Ltd operated a limited service between Singapore and Port Dickson during the 2013 November/December school holiday season using a single Scania K380EB from Regent Travel.
Nice Imperial – Scania K420EB
Nice Coaches have introduced the new Nice Imperial service into Singapore since November 2013, with twice daily return trips between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. As of January 2014, 4 Scania K420EB double-deckers are in operation serving Penang and Singapore from Kuala Lumpur.
Ekspres Adik Beradik – Sksbus E5-325H
Terengganu-based Ekspres Adik Beradik was also among the first express bus operators to bring in the Sksbus E5 buses into their fleet. The company opted the E5-325H model (Hino P11C-UH engine, 325PS), which is a direct replacement for the Sksbus CP11-LW.
Delima Express – Sksbus E5-300H
Making its big debut to the industry in 2012 is the new E5 coach from Sksbus. Delima Express is one of the first few to operate the model and opted the E5-300H (Hino J08E engine, 300PS) for its first E5 acquisition. With the disposal of its older buses, more E5 variants can be expected in Delima’s fleet over the next few months.
Transtar Express Premium Z-Club – Nissan JA452S
Transtar Express has converted KCS6166 into a new Premium Z-Club coach. This coach was once leased to Golden Diamond and was operated on the ultra-longhaul service between Singapore and Hatyai in southern Thailand. Currently, it has no regular deployment.
Seasons Express – Nissan JA452S
Once a long time customer of TACT Coach, Seasons Express is now operating at least 2 Nissan JA452S Super VIP coaches with bodywork by Pioneer Coachbuilders. The buses are usually deployed on the Penang-Johor Bahru service.
Star Coach / Alisan Golden Coach
One operator have been seen increasing their presence in Singapore over the past few months. The Star Coach Group which subsidiaries includes Star Shuttle LCCT-Kuala Lumpur and Alisan Golden Coach are now operating its newest buses into Singapore.
Lower Perak Motor Services (LPMS) Ekspres – Sksbus CP11-LW
AHK8788 is one of two Sksbus CP11-LW integral coaches acquired by LPMS Ekspres in early 2011 for its Teluk Intan-Kuala Lumpur-Johor Bahru-Singapore service.
Grassland Express – MAN 24.400 A81
TACT Coach & Seat Manufacturing has entered into double-decker coach market with the roll-out of two such buses for Grassland Express. PKC6166 and PKF2122 are 37-seater Super-VIP class double-deckers on the MAN 24.400 A81 chassis. Both buses are regularly deployed on trips to Genting Highlands, Kuala Lumpur and Penang from Singapore.
Singapore-Johore Express – MAN SU283F A91
Two new units of the MAN A91 coaches were introduced recently, replacing two MAN 16.240s which has been de-registered. SH577K and SH578H are similar to the earlier SH800R, with the exception of the livery which is now in a darker shade of grey. The coaches are assembled by Link Prosper or LP Jaya.
Eltabina Express – Sksbus CP11-LW
Eltabina Express’ is the latest to operate it’s latest acquisition, the CP11-LW of Sksbus, into Singapore.
Mayang Sari Ekspres – Sksbus SA12-380HD
It looks like Sksbus new high-decker integral coach model, the SA12-380HD has gained substantial support among its long list of clients. The latest to operate the coaches is Mayang Sari Ekspres, an operator that hails from the northwestern Johor town of Muar. It has acquired 2 units which is currently deployed to the highly-competitive Johor Bahru-Kuala Lumpur route. The Executive-class coaches are fitted with 31 seats in a comfortable ’2+1′ seating arrangement, exclusively on the upper deck. The lower deck serves as an oversized luggage compartment.
Transtar First Class Solitaire – Scania K124EB 420
A new First Class Solitaire double-decker coach has been introduced on the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore-Kuala Lumpur sector. Registered AHH380, the Scania K124EB coach has similar configurations to its older siblings by Sksbus. Another coach registered AHJ380 will be rolled out for revenue service in the coming weeks. These two new First Class Solitaire coaches effectively replaces PC3L and PC5G, which were converted for the Transtar Cross Border services late last year.
Singapore-Johore Express – MAN SU283F (A91)
A brand new bus for a brand new year. Long-time operator, SJE has just introduced a new MAN SU283F coach. The 49-seater coach is assembled by Johor-based Link Prosper Coachwork, more commonly known as LP Jaya. The Euro-4 coach is the first one to be rolled out as part of SJE’s fleet renewal programme which will see a number of its current buses retired beginning 2011.
Transnasional – MAN 18.280
After seeing the potential in generating more revenue by carrying cargo, Transnasional has came up with an ingenious idea of a combi-coach that can carry both passengers and cargo. Dubbed the Skydeck, the high-decker economy-class coach was assembled by Masdef and built on the MAN 18.280 chassis. The popular Club Class seating layout is adopted for the Skydecks as positive feedback were received from passengers. Currently, the Skydecks are operating to the northern points in Malaysia such as Alor Setar, Sungai Petani and Butterworth, from Kota Bharu in the east.
City Express Cepat Sedia – Sksbus SA12-380HD (CP11-LW380)
As one of the major operator in the south of the peninsula, City Express (Cepat Sedia) is also not resting on its laurels. It has joined in the few which has opted to operate the new monocoque SA12-380 integral chassis from Sksbus. Two units are already on the roads since early this month, operating on the Johor Bahru-Penang route as well as the busy Johor Bahru-Kuala Lumpur service. Each coach is fitted with 31 seats in the executive ’2+1′ seating configuration.
Super Nice Express – Sksbus SA12-380HD (CP11-LW380)
Penang-based Super Nice Express has become one of the launch customers for Sksbus newest high-decker model, the SA12-380 (CP11-LW380). The bus is part of Sksbus-built Modular Integral Chassis Series (MICS) that includes the popular CP11-LW single-deck and the brand-new DA12-380 double-decker chassis. This is the first high-decker executive coach in Super Nice Express’ fleet and two units currently serves the Penang-Butterworth-Johor Bahru. It is said that the operator has plans to extend the service to Singapore.
Five Stars Tours – Scania K124EB 420
Just in time for the year-end holiday season, Five Stars Tours has also introduced 3 new double-decker coaches. AHH2099 (MAN 24.400/Executive Class), AHH3099 (unidentified chassis/class configuration) and AHH5099 (Scania K124EB/Super VIP Deluxe class) were assembled by Scomi Coach and are currently deployed on services originating from Singapore.
Cepat Ekspres – MAN 18.360
Another of Cepat Ekspres’ ‘fatigue-route’ that operates between Melaka and Rantau Panjang, was also given a fleet upgrade recently. Two Super-VIP class MAN 18.360 coaches were deployed, replacing two Mercedes-Benz OH1627L coaches. Another similar route, Melaka-Kota Bharu is still being operated on the older Super-VIP coaches.
AB Express – Sksbus DA12-380 KCV3388
AB Express has put the second sksbus DA12-380 double-decker coach on revenue service. The coach is registered as KCV3388. Look out for an introductory article on this chassis soon on Jom Naik Bas!
AB Express – Sksbus DA12-380 KCT1188
One of Malaysia’s largest coachwork and bus bodybuilding company, Sksbus, has rolled out the first Made-in-Malaysia integral double-decker coach chassis. Known as DA12-380, the first unit was delivered to launch customer AB Express, one of the double-decker coach operators in Malaysia. The DA12-380 is part of Sksbus’ Modular Integral Chassis Series (MICS) that includes the hugely popular CP11-LW single-deck coach. DA12-380, which essentially stands for Double Axle, also comes in a high-decker version, aptly coded SA12-380 (Single Axle, 12-metres, 380PS). AB Express have commissioned the second DA12-380 unit last week, decked in a never-before-seen chocolate scheme. The second unit is registered as KCV3388.
Alisan Golden Coach – MAN 24.460 A81
Another Golden Diamond’s double-decker coach has been repainted to the Alisan Golden Coach livery. AGG6866 is more commonly found serving the Kuala Lumpur-Hatyai service.
Konsortium Bas Ekspres – Hino RM2KSKA
The prospects of operating Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV) has prompted Konsortium Bas Ekspres (KBES) to retrofit one of it’s Hino RM2KSKA, registered JHM9688, with compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks. The trial which began recently, may pave way for more such buses in KBES’ fleet. JHM9688 is currently deployed on the Kuala Lumpur-Kamunting route.
Five Stars Tours – Scania K380EB
As reported on Jom Naik Bas! previously, Five Stars Tours is rapidly replacing its current fleet of coaches, from the basic Super-VIP class to the luxurious Executive Class buses. Two units of ‘SC Double Deck’ coaches has been introduced recently, a one-for-one replacement of two Executive Coach high-deckers assembled by Soon Chow Corporation. These Executive Class coaches are active on the Singapore-Genting Highlands-Singapore service.
Shamisha Express – Scania K124EB 420
Pictured above is WTX59, one of the latest Scania K124EB double-deckers in Shamisha Express’ fleet. The Sksbus-assembled coach is fitted with 45 seats in a Super-VIP class configuration and is one of the coaches that are not deployed to a fixed route.
Shamisha Express – MAN 24.400 A81
Another operator has become the latest to introduce Master-Defence Technologies (MASDEF) double-decker. Shamisha Express has opted to fit the double-decker body on the MAN 24.400 chassis, configured in a Super-VIP class configuration. PJS59 is mainly deployed on the Penang-Kota Bharu route.
Aeroline – Scania K124EB 420
Aeroline has introduced its latest batch of triaxle double-deckers, complete with new facilities for the comfort of its passengers. The newest double-deckers comes fitted with personal entertainment systems and offers passengers a more personalised entertainment feature during their journey. These buses are deployed on most of its existing routes from Kuala Lumpur to Penang and Singapore. Jom Naik Bas! understands that Aeroline has plans to retrofit their existing fleet of coaches with the new personal TV systems.
First Coach – MAN 18.360 A82
After repeated attempts to document this elusive machine, Jom Naik Bas! has finally succeeded in hunting down First Coach’s latest coach from Intercoach Coachbuilders. Built on the Euro-III compliant MAN 18.360 chassis, only two units have so far been rolled out for revenue service, WTM2630 and WTM2636. If you are travelling from Singapore to Bandar Utama or Holiday Villa Subang Jaya, be sure to enquire with the counter for this bus if you wish to have a ride on these brand-new machines. First Coach is planning to introduce as many as 10 units of these coaches progressively in the coming months, replacing the Scania K114IB coaches currently in operation. Jom Naik Bas! extends its appreciation and thanks to the staff of Global Holidays The Plaza and the crew of WTM2636 for their assistance.
Five Stars Express – Nissan JA452S
The Super VIP Deluxe class coaches has proved popular with passengers, evident with the new introduction of Scomi Coach-built Nissan JA452S in Singapore. With a seating capacity for 24 passengers, these coaches will ply popular routes from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Genting Highlands, Penang and Melaka, amongst others.
Starmart Express – Scania K420EB
Starmart Express has become the fourth operator in Malaysia to operate the newly-launched Scania K420EB chassis, part of the fifth-generation of K-series bus chassis. Registered AHF6, the sparkling double-decker is now operated on the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore route, alongside three other double-deckers; AGY6, AHC6 and BKS6.
Unititi Express – Nissan JA452S
Generally considered as the incumbent operator to Cameron Highlands, Unititi Express recently rolled out a new coach assembled by Pioneer Coachbuilders. The new bodywork is also new to our database of photos.
SKS-KL – Daewoo BV120MA CNG
Apart from investing in 5 brand-new double-decker buses, SKS-KL has also invested in more CNG-powered single-deckers, in its commitment to bring in more environmentally buses into service. The single-decks are assembled by sksbus on the new Ci09 bodywork.
Pacific Express Super Coach – Nissan JA452S
Perak-based Pacific Express has introduced another 2 Super Coaches into its fleet. The Nissan JA452S coaches are operated rotationally between Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Butterworth. Pacific Express is a Transtar Express affiliate.
707 Travel Group JB Central Line – Dennis Dart
Previously unseen on 707 Travel Group’s Service A1 which plies between Senai Airport and Larkin Sentral is this newly refurbished Dennis Dart. Receiving a rather new registration JMJ4604, it is believed that this unit was previously operated by Triton Commuter Sdn Bhd.
Cepat Ekspres – MAN 18.360 A82
Following a series of economy-class coaches, Segamat-based Cepat Ekspres is now rolling out its latest batch of Super-VIP single-deckers by Sksbus. JMD9911 is among the first in the latest batch to be in revenue service, currently operating on the ‘fatigue-route’ from Johor Bahru to Rantau Panjang via Segamat, Kuala Terengganu and Kota Bahru.
Konsortium Pelancongan Bumiputera (KPB Ekspres) – Nissan JA452S
Don’t mistake this new high-decker coach as Sri Maju! KPB Ekspres of Penang has just introduced this Yohan Coachbuilders-assembled Super-VIP coach on the Penang-Butterworth-Johor Bahru route.
KKKL Express – Sksbus CP11-LW
Another unit of the increasingly popular Sksbus CP11-LW coaches, JMJ7499, makes its debut on the nightly Melaka-Parit Buntar-Butterworth-Penang service.
Golden Sweet Memory (GSM Holidays) – MAN 24.400 HOCLN A81
Genting Highlands is also seeing the regular appearance of PJR2128 of GSM Holidays, which is the first in house-designed double-decker coach assembled by Master-Defence Technologies (MASDEF). The Super-VIP class coach seats 42 passengers and could be equipped with a Wi-Fi service. The coach is currently deployed on the Penang-Genting service.
Persada Ekspres – Hino RM2KSKA
The Penang-Genting service has received a new bus for the route, assembled by Terengganu-based Sumai Engineering on the Hino RM2KSKA chassis.
Meridian Holidays – Mercedes-Benz CBC1725
New to the colourful fleet is this high-decker coach built by Link Prosper LP Jaya Coachbuilders. It is deployed to all destinations served by the Skudai-based operator, including Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Singapore.
KKKL Express – Sksbus CP11-LW Euro-III
KKKL Express have rolled out another 2 units of the CP11-LW integral modular chassis manufactured by Sksbus. JMJ5099 is one of them and deployed on the Batu Pahat-Kota Bharu route.
Shamisha Holiday & Express – Hino RK & Nissan JA452S
KCN3359 is a Hino RK deployed on the daily Melaka-Butterworth-Kulim route. The new service departs Melaka Sentral at 9pm.
DBQ7359, a Nissan JA452S assembled by Pioneer Coachbuilders, is deployed on the Johor Bahru-Kuala Terengganu-Kota Bharu service, departing in the evenings.
Delima Ekspres – Sksbus CJ8-TKE Euro-III
Other than the popular monocoque CP11-LW chassis, the CJ8-TKE is also being offered by Sksbus as an integral product. Delima Ekspres is one of the latest to operate them, 2 of which were introduced just weeks ago. They were registered BKV1933 and BKV2933.
Ekspres Yakin BG – Scania K124EB 420
After hunting this bus for some time, luck was on our side that we are now able to showcase this elusive double-decker. AGP2666 was formerly a Golden Diamond coach which served the Singapore-Hatyai service along with its sister, AGP9666. Both coaches were decommissioned from active service some time ago and subsequently served as a back-up bus for Transtar Express, the owner of these buses. In March this year, AGP9666 began to operate under the Lionstar Express brand, complete with a new livery. AGP2666, on the other hand, continued to operate for Transtar Express till late-April. In May 2010, it was spotted wearing the new Yakin BG Executive Express livery, confirming speculations and reports that we have received earlier. Unfortunately, we are still unable to confirm the exact service AGP2666 is operated on. Nevertheless, we will publish that information as soon as we are able to confirm it.
Meridian Holidays Express – Mercedes-Benz CBC1725
Meridian Holidays Express, known for its colourful and vibrant colour schemes, has rolled out a new bus decked in shades of pink. JLY7168 is a Mercedes-Benz CBC1725 coach assembled by Johor-based Perniagaan Badan Kenderaan Pandan. It was seen operating the Melaka-Johor Bahru-Singapore route, recently introduced by the operator. Sources from Meridian Holidays have indicated that more new buses are on the way to reach out to newer markets.
Golden Diamond Executive Coach – Nissan JA452S
The Strada bodywork assembled by Intercoach is enjoying increasing success as more operators chose the model for their new coaches. Golden Diamond is the very latest to roll-out their Strada coach, which is built on the Nissan JA452S chassis. The Strada bodywork which bears resemblance to the Neoplan Starliner high-decker touring coach is officially-licensed by Neoman GmbH. Among other operators that are currently operating the Stradas includes Lionstar Express, First Coach and Confidence Holidays. The Strada has even been sold to a tour coach operator in Hong Kong.
Konsortium Bas Ekspres Semenanjung – Nissan JA450S
Another unit has been spotted with the new livery in Singapore. This coach was repainted to the new livery just recently but has yellow letterings instead of black on the new buses.
Konsortium Bas Ekspres Semenanjung – Nissan JA452S
A new bus and a new corporate livery. What better way to launch a new livery than on a new bus. Seen here at Terminal Bukit Jalil is AHE8011, a Nissan JA452S fresh from the Super Trans Marketing assembly plant in Kamunting, Perak.
Causeway Link – Dennis Dart
Spotted in Johor Bahru recently is this ex-Triton Dennis Dart, repainted to Causeway Link’s corporate livery. The Dennis Dart is one of the many ex-Triton buses that was acquired by Handal Indah for their expansion in Johor and Klang Valley.
KKKL Express – Sksbus CP11-LW
New to KKKL Express diverse fleet of single-deckers are 2 Sksbus CP11-LW Euro-3 coaches. Seen here is JMD2799, one of the 2 coaches that has been permanently deployed on the Singapore-Hatyai service.
Jengka Liner – MAN 18.313
Expansion phase for Jengka Liner as it adds new buses into its ageing fleet. Among the latest to enter service are these MAN 18.313 coaches, assembled by Scomi Coach and Gemilang Coachwork.
CCN2239 which was assembled by Gemilang is now deployed on the Bandar Pusat Jengka to Manjung route. The service also have stops at Temerloh, Kuala Selangor, Sungai Besar, Hutan Melintang, Teluk Intan and Lumut. The bus will depart Bandar Pusat Jengka at 9.30am whereas the return trip from Manjung leaves at 9.30pm. A bit of trivia on this particular unit – it was initially an exhibition unit for Hong Kong operators to evaluate.
The Scomi Coach-assembled WTT2239 is new to Jengka Liner’s Kuala Terengganu route. The service which also starts from Bandar Pusat Jengka will make stops at Temerloh, Maran, Kuantan and Dungun.
Express Kesatuan – Nissan JP251S
Express Kesatuan recently deployed its newest coach on the Kuala Lumpur-Hatyai route. Assembled by Pioneer Coachbuilders on its hugely popular PCB-08 “Dragoes” bodywork model, WTP1299 is built on the Nissan JP251S chassis.
Mara Liner – Hino RK1JSL
This looks like a season for operators to replace their current fleet of buses, Mara Liner being no exception. The established interstate and stage bus operator has rolled out more new buses on the roads. WTH1789 is a Hino RK1JSL with a Scomi Coach bodywork, newly deployed to the Johor Bahru-Kuala Lumpur route.
Konsortium Bas Ekspres Semenanjung – Nissan JA452S
A famous household name when it comes to interstate express bus companies, Konsortium Bas Ekspres Semenanjung, or fondly known as KBES, is also undergoing a gradual fleet replacement exercise. One of the newer buses in the fleet is AHC9022, a Nissan JA452S assembled by Super Trans Marketing. Super Trans is a major bus bodies supplier to KBES and have assembled several other bodywork designs that includes its unique Vin Classic double-deckers specially commissioned from Thailand.
Shamisha Holidays Express – Sksbus CP11-LW
Known for its bright and vibrant colour schemes of any companies in Malaysia, Shamisha Holidays Express is currently embarked on an expansion plan. Apart from exploring new markets and destinations, it is also gradually introducing newer buses into its fleet of executive buses. Seen here is KCQ3359, one of the latest single-deck coach by Sksbus built on its flagship CP11-LW chassis. KCQ3359 is usually deployed from Kuala Lumpur to the northern towns like Alor Setar.
Shira Coach – Sksbus CP11-LW
Another new player in the industry is Shira Coach, which operates on the cross-border Hatyai service. Using their brand-new Euro-3 certified Sksbus CP11-LW (P11C) coach, the operator serves Hatyai from Klang, Shah Alam and Kuala Lumpur. For information on the service, contact Shira Coach at Tel: 074-354 3978.
Ekspres Sepakat Liner – Hino RM1ESKU
This new Perak-based operator has added another bus to its fleet. The Scomi-built Hino RM1ESKU buses are operated on the Lumut-Manjung-Teluk Intan-Kuala Lumpur service.
Causeway Link – Volvo B7R
Another new stuff by Causeway Link, this time on its cross-border service CW2 which plies between Larkin Terminal in Johor Bahru, and Queen Street Terminal in Singapore. Three new Volvo B7Rs with QBC Coachworks bodywork have entered service recently. Like the Nissan JA450S currently deployed on the Johor Bahru-Kuala Lumpur route, these buses were ex-Triton Express machines.
Causeway Link – Dennis Dart and Dennis Lance
Causeway Link is set to become the next major player in the stage bus market in the Klang Valley as it rolls out more buses for their new services there. Just recently, ex-Triton buses have been spotted wearing Causeway Link titles at the Klang Bus Station in Klang. Jom Naik Bas! understands that these buses will be refurbished and eventually put into service at other districts in Selangor. Hopefully with the entrance of Causeway Link, commuters will soon enjoy better public bus services.
Go Genting Express (Resorts World Tours) – MAN 18.400 A82
With the rebranding of Genting Highlands Resort to Resorts World Genting, their express buses have also undergone a livery change to reflect the new identity. Spotted at 1 Utama Shopping Mall is this Scomi-bodied MAN 18.400 in the new livery, which bears similarities to Resorts World Sentosa buses.
Genting Transport – Scania L113CRL
The following bus may not be new on the roads, but it has received a new bodywork. At least 2 buses in the Genting Transport fleet has been spotted with the new Gemilang “Lion’s City” bodywork, one of them seen here just before departure from Hentian Pekeliling.
Lionstar Express Classic – Scania K124EB 420
After being reported missing for some time, our roving PhotoCrews have at last spotted AGP9666 at Hentian Puduraya. Now sporting the Lionstar Express livery, the coach has been rebranded as Classic. However, its interior have been retained since its Golden Diamond days with the exception of the personal entertainment systems which have been removed. AGP9666 is now deployed on the Kuala Lumpur-Johor Bahru service as well as Melaka-Penang trip. Its sister AGP2666 have also been spotted recently with the Golden Diamond titles stripped. Jom Naik Bas! understands that the bus will also undergo a refurbishment and a new livery will be applied.
Starmart Express AirAsia Liner – Scania K124EB 420
Seen here at Hentian Puduraya also is AGY6, one of two brand-new double-deckers in Starmart Express’ fleet. The bus is spotted just before its run to Ipoh.
Five Stars Express – Scania K124EB 420
Another major express bus operator has chosen sksbus for its latest double-decker. Five Stars Express has commissioned this Scania K124EB coach, registered as AHA6166 just weeks ago. This is the second double-decker from Sksbus for the operator and seen here on the downroute service from Genting Highlands to Singapore.
Selat Keris Ekspres – MAN 18.370
The Johor-based operator have acquired a double-decker for its Johor Bahru-Kuala Lumpur service. This MAN 18.370 coach was formerly operated by Aeroline.
Alisan Golden Coach – MAN 24.400 A81
After being absorbed into the Star Coach Group, Alisan Express was rebranded as Alisan Golden Coach. To portray its new branding, many of its buses have undergone a livery change, including AGH8837. Seen here at Hentian Puduraya, AGH8837 waits for passengers for the morning trip to Hatyai in southern Thailand.
Konsortium eMutiara – MAN 24.400 A81
While many operators chose Scania for their double-deckers, one major operator to the East Coast opted for MAN 24.400 for their double-deckers. Konsortium eMutiara has specifically deployed their 2 brand-new double-deckers decked in gold and orange on the Kuala Terengganu-Kuala Lumpur route.
Causeway Link Express – Nissan JA450S
These ex-Triton Express machines have been given a new lease of life with its new owner, Causeway Link Express. Fresh from being refurbished, these QBC-assembled coaches are now operating on the Johor Bahru-Kuala Lumpur route.
Perdana Ekspres – Sksbus CP11-LW
Not wanting to be left out with its competitors, the Kota Bharu-based Perdana Ekspres has launched 2 new single-deckers on its flagship route between the capital and the northeastern state of Kelantan.
Mega Jaya Ekspres – Hino RM2KSKA
Adorned in the bright pink livery is WTB8775, one of only 2 buses in Mega Jaya Ekspres fleet. This new start-up operator is now serving the Kajang to Kuala Terengganu route with stops at Shah Alam, Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur (Hentian Putra) and Kuala Berang.
Konsortium Melayu Klang – Scania K380IB
An unexpected turn of events saw this double-decker, originally destined for Super Nice Express, changing hands and passed on to a new owner. Konsortium Bas Ekspres Melayu (Klang) is now operating 2 such buses between Klang and Penang via Shah Alam, Ipoh and Butterworth.
Orange Coach – Scania K380EB
Jom Naik Bas! brings you the first image of the third and latest addition in the Orange Coach fleet, PA7792G. Although this bus has been in operation for quite some time, it received the Orange Coach livery only recently. An image of the same bus in the previous colour scheme can be viewed further down this page.
Orange Coach now has three daily departures between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur – 0800, 1400 and 2000 hours.
Orkid Malaysia Ekspres – Hino AK
New to Orkid Malaysia fleet is this new Hino AK bus on the LP Jaya 1001/09 bodywork. Seen here while on a layover at Melaka Sentral, the bus is deployed on the Kluang-Batu Pahat-Muar-Melaka route and departs Melaka Sentral at 8am daily.
707 Travel Group
This bus may have looked familiar to some of you. The high-decker coach built by Ruby Coachworks has been acquired by 707 Travel Group recently. Prior to 707, this coach had been operated by several operators, including Multazam Travel and Yellow Express, and previously bears the registration JJS8801. JLV6707 is now operating from Singapore to several destinations in Malaysia, such as Melaka and Kuala Lumpur.
Another familiar unit sighted is this ex-Sani Express Hino, which was also acquired recently by 707 Travel Group. WQC3706 is seen here just before its departure to Melaka from the Ban San Street Terminal.
Pacific Express – Nissan JA452S
Another member of Transtar Express Group has begun services between Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Two units of the Super Coach buses are now operating for Pacific Express, with bodywork provided by Yip Thong Deluxe Coach.
Shira Transliner/Sri Theven Express – Nissan JP251S
A joint venture between Shira Transliner and Sri Theven Express was launched recently with the service commencement of their new coach. The 31-seater executive coach is deployed on the Klang-Shah Alam-Johor Bahru service, which coincidentally is Shira Transliner’s flagship route.
88 Lapan Lapan Roadways Express – Volvo B7R
A rare gem. This Gemilang “Lionstar” coach is the only one in the fleet adorning the orange livery. Note the Lion graffiti on the nearside of the coach, which has been deployed as a standby bus based at the Singapore office. If you have been on this rare coach, Jom Naik Bas! would like you to send us a review on your ride. Send in the review to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meridian Holidays Express – Mercedes-Benz CBC1725
New to the fleet of the Johor-based operator is the Mercedes Benz CBC1725 single-decker coach, which is also the first in the fleet that received the sksbus e128 bodywork. The coach is currently operating on the Johor Bahru-Kuala Lumpur-Johor Bahru route.
Pahang South Union Omnibus – Scania K124IB
Unknown to many, Pahang South Union Omnibus operates twice daily services between Singapore and Bentong, via Johor Bahru, Triang, Temerloh and Mentakab. They recently acquired WMA2701, an ex-First Coach bus which is now operating to Singapore.
Alisan Golden Coach Express – Nissan JA452S
Also recently introduced into the fleet are the Nissan JA452s coaches, with bodywork assembled by Sin Hock Leong Coachbuilders. Pictured is WSJ8686 that is now operated on the daily Singapore-Kuala Lumpur-Sungai Siput-Kuala Kangsar service.
Alisan Golden Coach Express – Hino RM2KSKA
Alisan has replaced the daily morning trip to Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh and Penang with the 18-seater Golden Diamond single-deck coach. Seats are of the cocoon type and can be reclined like a sleeper bed. However, each seat does not come equipped with personal TVs.
Eltabina Express – Nissan JA452S and Scania K124EB
This established operator is now operating its new Scania K124EB double-deckers on the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur and the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur-Ipoh route. A popular company among the commuters, as evident from the pictures – 2 double-deckers and a single-decker all leaving for Kuala Lumpur at the same time.
SE Super Ekspres – Hino RM2KSKA
One of the few operators that operates between Singapore and Klang in Selangor, this service by SE Super Ekspres also stops at Seremban and Kuala Lumpur. Contact Grassland Express for ticketing in Singapore.
707 Travel Group – Scania K380EB
The Singapore-arm of 707 Travel Group has introduced its latest high-decker coach, built on the Scania K380EB chassis. The Soon Chow Coachworks-assembled coach serves the Singapore-Genting route.
WTS Travel CEO Gold Cruiser – Scania K380EB
Singapore-based WTS Travel recently acquired a Scania K380EB double-decker coach for its CEO Gold Cruiser coach service. This is WTS Travel’s third double-decker coach, after the similar looking CEO Platinum Deluxe coaches. PC6556T was formerly operated by Citiexchange Express, and currently serves the Genting Highlands route.
Orange Coach – Scania K380EB
The popular Orange Coach service has added a third bus to its fleet, operated by its affiliate HZ Travel. The bus was refurbished recently and fitted with Orange Coach’s signature seats.
Ekspres Durian Burung – Scania K380IB
DBL1000 and DBL2000 are two of 4 new Skyliners introduced recently. These buses can be seen operating on the Kuantan-Kuala Lumpur-Alor Setar-Kuala Perlis route albeit temporarily.
Transnasional Skyview – MAN 24.400 A81
The high-capacity double-decker, the Skyview by Ekspres Transnasional makes its debut to the northern states. The operator have put the Skyviews into service on the Kuala Lumpur-Jitra-Changloon-Kangar-Kuala Perlis route.
Mara Liner – Hino RM1ESKU
Mara Liner is another operator that have also launched their new coach on the Kuala Lumpur-Alor Setar route.
Ekspres Pancaran Matahari – Scania K380IB
Commuters to Alor Setar are among the luckiest as a number of operators introduced their latest acquisitions on the route. Ekspres Pancaran Matahari have just launched its newest double-decker on its flagship route between Kuala Lumpur and Alor Setar.
Plusliner – Nissan JP251S
Carrying the company’s new livery, the new Plusliner coach is now operating on the Ipoh-Kuala Lumpur route, alongside its double-decker Xtreme sisters.
Sri Indah – Sksbus CP11-LW
Sri Indah operates regular services between Kuala Lumpur and Kajang in Selangor. They recently introduced its newest coach which also carries the operator’s new livery. The Sksbus P11C coach conforms to the Euro-2 emission standards.
Ekspres Transnasional Club Class – Nissan JP251S
The Club Class service has been introduced on the Melaka to Kuantan via Bahau and Temerloh service, with the deployment of the Nissan JP coach on the route.
Cepat Sedia Express – Hino RM1ESKU
Another Cepat, this time Cepat Sedia Express, have introduced its newest single-deck coach on the Johor Bahru-Melaka-Kuala Lumpur-Butterworth-Penang route. The Hino RM1ESKU coach is fitted with the Sksbus e128i bodywork and has a maximum horsepower of 390bhp.
Cepat Ekspres – MAN 18.360 A82
Fresh from the Sksbus assembly plant is Cepat Ekspres’ newest single-deck coach, built on the MAN 18.360 chassis. JLT7711 is currently operating on the Pontian to Kota Bharu route, with stops at Mersing and Kuala Terengganu.
Cosmic Express Mesra Rakyat – Scania K380IB
Cosmic Express launches their latest double-deckers. Three new fifth-generation Scania K380IB coaches are now in operation, the first of its kind in Malaysia.
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