KL's Light Rail Transport is the way to go.
During my 2001 stay in KL, I was shocked by the levels of traffic there. It has got worse since 1995. The multi-lane roads that cut through the city make being a pedestrian in KL pretty miserable. It's a shame, because it is getting harder to walk around the city and enjoy it's architecture and parks.
The new light rail is good, and the service is slowly being extended. The trains and stations are spotlessly clean and safe to travel in. The electronic ticket vending machines never seem to work, so go straight to the manual ticket sellers!Related to:
I am now approaching my last station before I got off !
This is the view approaching Pasar Seni , or rather also known as Central Market...
You can see the views of Central Market...where lots of handicrafts are displayed if you see my tips on Shopping !Related to:
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KL Sentral Station...
This is KL Sentral Station. If you arrive at the KL Airport, you would be likely taking the KLIA Express to reach to KL, if you don't take the cab that is...
So, this is the station which connects KLIA with Central KL.
One way fare is RM 35...& if you taking your flight with MAS, then you could also check-in your luggage here !
So convenience...Related to:
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The Taxi drivers are real pain!.. They always give you a tough time and never agree on the first go to take you by the meter. They would rather not take a passenger, than go by the meter. So be sure you fix the price before you board the taxi, or inisit on going by the meter. If they refuse, take another taxi. Or best, take a taxi from the taxi stand. if you take a taxi from the taxi stand, they have to per force go by meter!!... Strange, but true!
Bus from Singapore to KL
It is very easy to get bus from Singapore (near Lavender street) to Kuala Lumpur, S$15, timetable in the morning start from 8:30AM, 10:00AM to 12:00AM.
I took the bus at 10:00AM, arrived at KL about 16:00PM, about 6hrs.
The final station at KL is Puduraya station, a lot of hotels arround this area.
KL red taxis
KL taxis are usually red, unless if they go outside of KL, they are different. The counter starts from RM0.50 which is quiet reasonable. If you're a family of four, it's cheaper to get a taxi than monorail or LRT.
Airport limousine costs RM75.0 to the downtown--a big car.Related to:
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Only 30 years behind Mickey mouse
When I first wrote this tip the monorail in KL was about to open on the 31st August. I had just seen a train go by the window of the internet cafe I was then sitting in (Sun 24th August).
The word 'mass' as in transit does not really come to mind as the two-car trains can't hold that many people.
On the other hand it will provide a very useful link from the Sentral (correct spelling!) Station to the Bingtang / golden triangle hotel area.
It is a pity they could not site the station at Sentral station a bit closer - it will mean a short walk through the car park to get the service.Related to:
LRT or Monorail is the cheapest transportation in KL. You can get around the city's main areas for RM2.00 as maximum. Main stations are: KLCC, Jalan Bukit Bentang.
It's tidy and clean and fine for misbehavior (throwing a cup...etc) is RM500.Related to:
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KLIA airport coaches - NEVER EVER AGAIN !
The most horrible experience with public transport ever ! (20RM)
got onto a big airconditioned bus at the airport.. which was fine... until it stopped at whatever bus station and told us to get up with all our baggages and move to a "better bus".
the bus was tiny and barely fit everyone. in the scorching heat of KL this "better" bus's airconditioning didn't even work!!!
2 hours later, after dropping other passengers off at their hotels in the afternoon heat through KL's horendous traffic, I reached Bikit Bitang and swear in my life I would never ever ever take this ride again!!!
Even at a premium price of S$37 or RM60, the trip is more than value for your money. Boarding from Copthone Orchid hotel along Bukit Timah, the coach ride of about 5 hours takes you across the Second Link and along the N-S highway, only stopping by Ayer Keroh rest place for 15 mins to give your body a welcome stretch. The entire trip's pampered with complimentary food, refreshments and movie onboard. The alighting point at the former KTM station is well connected to many parts of KL, a far cry from the usual Pudu Raya station with heavy traffic congestion and polluted fumes. For the best deal, buy single return tickets from both side to enjoy the savings, and consider forking out RM10 extra and upgrade to NICE 2 (semi-double deck), the only Business Class travel on the road.Related to:
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Red and White
You can hire a red and white, yellow or green taxi to move around but if you are in budget bind the monorail is your best solution to reach Bintang Walk.
Cost from KL Central Station to Bukit Bintang Station: RM2.10 one way.
Puduraya Bus Terminal
Well, here she stands, before the new building takes over the one time biggest bus terminal in the country.
Called Puduraya, this place has been a landmark for majority of the Malaysians. It houses a minimum of at least 15 bus companies that operate trips throughout the entire country including Thailand and Singapore.
The surroundings of the terminal is infested with Backpacker lodges and Ticket counters. Dont be surpprised when you walk pass and get at least 10 people asking you where you want to go.
On festive seasons, this place is a MAD rush, so it's is known to always buy your tickets in advance.
A new bus terminal is being build next to this place and should be ready by next year. What happends to the old, we dont know....Related to:
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The LRT, What and Where
Okay...Basically, we have 4 types of trains for around KL (Kuala Lumpur) and out of KL.
1) The KTM Komuter
These trains service up to Rawang and down to Seremban. They get you out of KL, to other towns...and cities, close to KL.
Connections to other trains at :
KL SENTRAL, also at BANDAR TASEK SELATAN
2) The STAR LRT
Around other places just outside the KL City Ring. Connects around Cheras, Bukit Jalil...many others. Connect to KTM Komuter at : BANDAR TASEK SELATAN
3) The PUTRA LRT
Also connects to other places, like the STAR, but this one reaches within the other part of KL, namely KLCC (Petronas Towers) Pasar Seni, and also up to Kelana Jaya...around PJ area like Asia Jaya, University of Malaya..., Bangsar
Connects at: KL SENTRAL
4) *NEW* KL Monorail
Now Open, the new KL Monorail brings Bukit Bintang, KL Tower and many others into the LRT scene...Very nice convenient!
Connects at: KL SENTRAL (outside KL Sentral actually)
And, not forgetting the KLIA Express and KLIA Transit which connects also at KL Sentral. As you can see, KL Sentral is the hub of it all, besides being the main interstate train station. All trains except the STAR connects at KL Sentral.
KLIA Ekspres is designed with...
KLIA Ekspres is designed with air travellers' need in mind. Its coaches are equipped with comfortable seats, a wheelchair seat compartment, overhead racks for light luggage, racks for large luggage and soon digital entertainment and news broadcasts.
First train - 5:00am
Last train - 1:00am
Departure - frequency every 15 minutes
Journey - 28 minutes (non-stop)
Fare (single) - RM35 (adult) RM15 (child)
Fare (return) - RM70 (adult) RM30 (child)
KLIA transit is a high speed...
KLIA transit is a high speed transit service between KL Sentral and KLIA, but with quick stops at three townships along the Multimedia Super Corridor. Designed to server commuters and airport personnel, KLIA transit integrates with the KTM Komuter and STAR rail systems at Bandar Tasik Selatan and with Putrajaya-Cyberjaya. KLIA transit tickets can be purchased through ticket vending machines and ticket counters at all stations.
First train - 5:32am
Last train - 12:32am
Departure - every 30 minutes
Journey - 37 minutes
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