Faces of
Malaysia
Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands is a highland region located about 20 km east of Ipoh and about 150 km north of Kuala Lumpur in Pahang, Malaysia. At 5,000 ft (1,500 m) above sea level it is the highest area on the mainland, and enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures no higher than 25C and rarely falling below 12C year round. The area is popular for it’s tea plantations and jungle walks.

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

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Train and bus times are now available on Google Maps

The latest of version of Google Maps now shows arrival and departure times of train lines (LRT, Monorail, KTM Komuter, ERL - KLIA Express) in Kuala Lumpur. This works in the desktop version as well as in the mobile app.

This very useful feature became available with the latest version of Google Maps. This will come in handy especially if you have to leave very early to catch a bus, train or flight or if you are still out late and want to know wheter the LRT or Monorail is still operating.

 

Train Lines

At moment it shows the times of the following train lines (the abbreviation in front is the one used in Google Maps):

  • KMUTER - KTM Komuter (local train serving the Klang Valley area)
  • ERL - EX - This is the KLIA Express train, the train that directly connects KL Sentral to KLIA without stopping
  • ERL-TR - KLIA Transist, same as KLIA Express but stops 3 times on the way to KLIA airport at Bandar Tasik Selatan, Putrajaya and Salak Tinggi
  • LRT - Light Rail Transit (Kelana Jaya and Ampang Line)
  • MR - Monorail
  • ETS - train line between Ipoh, KL and Seremban
  • KTM - long-distance train lines between Singapore, KL, Butterworth, Thailand and between KL and Kota Bahru (Tumpat)

> map of train routes in Klang Valley and around

 

Google Maps train times at KL Sentral
listing of train depture times  at KL Sentral

 


Buses

Some buses and their departure times have also been added to Google Maps.
Available local bus lines:

 

 

Google Maps bus times at KL Sentral
to get the depature times of buses, you have to select the bus icon, in this case the bus stop just outside of KL Sentral, and then click on "more info"

 

Google Maps bus times at KL Sentral
now the depature times and destinations of available bus are listed

 

 

long distance bus companies (from Pudu Sentral, TBS, Putra Bus Terminal, Terminal Duta):

  • EDRAN - Edaran Express
  • ERAMR - Era Mesra, Wawsan Sutera
  • KBES - Konsortium
  • MARA - Maraliner
  • ... and more

 

Google Maps mobile app

Google Maps Android mobile app

to check to train and bus times on your smart phone, click on a train or bus icon and and select the name of the station
On the next page you will get listing of departure times
(screenshot taken from the Android version of Google Maps)

 

 

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