Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

GO KL City Bus

GO-KL-bus-with-monorail.jpg, GO KL is a new (started in September 2012) and  free (!) bus service within Kuala Lumpur city that connect Bukit Bintang, KLCC and Chinatown with 2 lines
GO KL bus next to the Monorail on Jalan Sultan Ismail in Bukit Bintang
photo by GO KL Bus
GO KL is a new (started in September 2012) and free (!) bus service within Kuala Lumpur city that connect Bukit Bintang, KLCC and Chinatown with 2 lines

The purple buses are a new iniative by the government to ease commuting within in the city centre. At the moment they remain free of charge and run on 2 lines - the purple line (7.4km, 14 stops, connecting Bukit Bintang und KLCC/Twin Towers) and the purple line (6.5km, 15 stops, connecting Bukit Bintang und Chinatown). There is Wi-Fi available inside the buses.

operating hours:
6am - 11pm
5 minutes frequency during peak hours
15 minutes frequency during off-peak hours

Green Line bus stops:
Menara Hap Seng
Concorde Hotel
Malayisian Tourist Information Centre (MATIC)
Wisma BSN
KLCC / Twin Towers
Menara Atlan
Citibank
Wisma Rohas Perkasa
Monorail Raja Chulan

Green Line / Purple Line interchange bus stops:
Pavilion
Star Hill Gallery
Bukit Binang (interchange with Monorail)
Wisama Lim Foo Yong
The Weld

Purple Line bus stops:
Wisma Bousted
Wisma MPL
Simpang Bukit Ceylon
Kota Raya / Petaling Street
Pasar Seni (LRT Interchange)
Bangkok Bank (bus to Batu Caves leaves from here)
Muzium Telekom
KL Tower

 

Links:

GO KL facebook page


Hotline: 1-800-88-7723

GO KL bus map
map courtesy of GO KL


inside GO KL bus
inside GO KL bus, photo courtesy: GO KL

Related Flyers / Brochures

GO KL City Bus

brochure with a route map of the 2 free Go KL bus lines connecting Bukit Bintang, Chinatown and KLCC in Kuala Lumpur
[click here for details or click images below to enlarge]
The content and images of this flyer / brochure are courtesy of: © GO KL City Bus It was released sometime around 2012. Some information might not be up-to-date anymore.


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