Trains, Kuala Lumpur
We took the over night train back to Singapore. Lots to say about this experience and honestly not a lot of it is good. But I have suggestions on how to do it and avoid the mistakes I made. On the website for booking the train it is forwards to back 1a, then 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a etc. The 1 a and b are not side by side. So I highly recommend you choose something that would be in the middle.
The rooms are not very big and there is little to no way to make the bed fit two people.
You'll be awakened in the early morning for the boarder ritual upon re-entering Singapore where the lines will be very long and the water in the cars won't be running 30 minutes before that through the rest of the trip. So shower up early.
The old Kuala Lumpur railway station (Bangunan Stesen Kereta Api) was built in 1892. It was one of the nicest buildings in the city (at that time) and cost 23,000 Malaysian ringgit, a significant sum in those days. It had a large hall that opened onto a small pavillion with a moveable roof and a stylish Italian clock mounted on the roof. The building's British architect was Arthur Benison Hubback. Its design is similar to the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, whose British architect was AC Norman. The station replaced an earlier one built in 1885 in Foch Avenue, now called Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock and which was the city's first railway station. Both stations were similarly designed. The first station was known as Resident Station because of its proximity to the residence of the British Resident.
The building is said to posses the largest number of domed towers, with each tower having specific uses and meaning to its builder. The arched entrances are evenly curved and the interior is uncomplicated, from the arragement of the tiles on the floors and walls to the chairs that are organized in parallel rows. Large-scale renovations were carried out in 1986 but part of the old structure was retained. The ole and damaged domes were replaced and the glass roof was replaced with a steel structure.
In this middle of town, there a few trains which can get you from one place to another. There are Light Rail Transit (LRT) which can get you from Sri Petaling to Bukit Jalil. Putra LRT which can get you from Kelana Jaya to Gombak, this Putra LRT can bring you to China Town, KLCC, and to KL Central (main point for all trains). KTM can get you from Seremban to Rawang also can get you to Port Klang, I am not sure about this area attraction. And we also a Monorail, which can get you from KL Central to Titiwangsa, you can use this monorail to get to golden triangle also to KLCC.
If you need more advice for your travel or visits to any places with using these transportation, you better ask the people at the counter in each station.
KLIA Ekspres, all very well but RM35?! Soooo much.... No fair. So here a better route between KL and airport for RM7.
From any KTM station take the KTM Komuter train to Nilai (towards SEREMBAN). Trains run every 15-30 min depending on time of day. From KL Sentral cost is RM4.50 From Nilai station there is a shuttle bus "Airport Coach #4" to KLIA run right to the KLIA Bus Station on the ground floor of the main terminal hub. Cost RM2.50.
Head to the ground floor (Bus Station and Car park) of the main terminal building. Here pick up Airport Coach #4 to Nilai Station (KTM Komuter) cost RM2.50. From there take KTM Komuter train service to either KL Sentral (better for Golden Triangle and LRT interchange) or Kuala Lumpur (old station, better for old city centre). Trains run every 15-30 mins depending on time of day. Cost is RM4.50. Trains to KL have the final destination RAWANG
Note: If making a conenction to KTM InterCity trains note that these DO NOT stop at Nilai. There nearest InterCity station is at SEREMBAN (for Trains to Singapore, Johor Bahru, Gemas, and Tumpat/Kota Bahru) or KL Sentral for trains to Ipoh, Georgetown/Butterworth, Alor Star and Haddyai.
to avoid the congestion of the traffic on the road this is the only way to get around.......it is quick adn saves a lot of hassles