So recently we made a trip to Kuala Lumpur. The biggest city of Malaysia, commonly known as KL as well. Obliviously along with Malaysia, there are other beautiful places like Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Cambodia & Vietnam to rove around and experience, but this time I chose KL. Why you ask? Coz KL got almost everything to offer, from history to modern architecture, to street market to urban shopping mall. The City got you covered for the most happening trip in South Asia.
How to reach Kuala Lumpur?
KL is super easy to reach from almost every big city in the world, in-fact, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is one the busiest airports in top 25 airport in the world. We arrived there from Chennai with a 3:30 hours flight. Malaysia offers eNTRI for Indian and Chinese nationals along with eVISA for almost all the south-eastern countries and VISA on arrivals for a lot of other countries. You can visit this link for your reference .
How to travel in the City?
Transport in KL is efficient and cheap. As soon as you clear your immigration formalities at KLIA, you can catch both KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit to enter the City (which approx. 50km north of the airport). They charge you 55 RM (or less for KLIA Transit) and drop you to KL Sentral which is, as the name suggest, the central hub for all the transports of KL. Be that MonoRail, the LRT, the Buses, the KLIA Ekspres all stops at the Sentral. Even though you can catch KLIA Transit which is comparatively cost effective but have more stops. There are 10 different RailLines options alone in KL which include 5 rapidKL lines, one Ekspres line, 3 Komuter (KTM) lines and one Transit line. You can get a map in every station to navigate yourself to the correct location or your use ‘Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Subway’ app and keep the maps handy. You can also use another app ‘KL Transit Price Check’ for estimating fares for your journey. Mostly you can get tickets form the ticket vending machine in stations only, but keep in mind that these machines are not designed to use notes more than RM 5. You have a RM 10 or more, you can get a change from the physical ticket counters, they are always ready to help. Apart from RailLines there are free buses as well with a name of GoKL which can be used as well, but they are restricted to the central city. There are also paid Bus services and personalized cabs like Uber and Grab which is equally cheap (like RM 6-7 for 3-4 KMs).
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