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Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah on Borneo. With an estimated population of 532,129 in the city and 700,000 in the urban area, it is the largest urban centre in Sabah and the sixth largest in Malaysia. It is located close to Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South-East Asia.

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.

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GO KL City Bus

GO-KL-bus-with-monorail.jpg, GO KL is a bus service within Kuala Lumpur city connecting Bukit Bintang, KLCC, Chinatown, KL Sentral and Chow Kit with now 4 lines
GO KL bus next to the Monorail on Jalan Sultan Ismail in Bukit Bintang
photo: GO KL Bus
GO KL is a bus service within Kuala Lumpur city connecting Bukit Bintang, KLCC, Chinatown, KL Sentral and Chow Kit with now 4 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
weekends: 7am - 11pm
5 minutes frequency during peak hours (7 - 10am, 4 - 8pm working days)
10 minutes frequency during off-peak hours

Green Line bus stops:

  • KLCC
  • Angkasaraya
  • MaTIC
  • Concorde
  • Hotel Life Centre
  • Pavillion
  • Starhill Gallery
  • Bukit Bintang
  • Menara KH
  • Wisma Rohas Perkasa
  • Grand Hyatt Hotel
  • KLCC Convention Center
  • Citibank
  • Wisma Atlan


Purple Line bus stops:

  • Pasar Seni
  • Bangkok Bank
  • Muzium Telekom
  • Menara Olympia
  • KL Tower
  • The Weld
  • Wisma Foo Yong
  • Pavillion
  • Starhill Gallery
  • Bukit Bintang
  • Wisma Boustead
  • Wisma MPL
  • Bukit Ceylon
  • Kotaraya
Links:

GO KL facebook page

official website


Blue Line bus stops:

  • Terminal Jln Tun Razak
  • HKL (Jln Pahang)
  • IPP
  • Masjid Kg Baru
  • Sekolah Khas Kg Baru
  • Concorde Hotel
  • Life Centre Pavillion
  • Starhill Gallery
  • Bukit Bintang
  • Wisma Boustead
  • Menara Hap Seng
  • Bukit Nanas
  • LRT Dang Wangi
  • Menara AIA
  • Munshi Abdullah
  • Medan MARA
  • Puteri Park
  • Chow Kit (Jln Ipoh)
  • Grand Season


Red Line bus stops:

  • Terminal Jln Tun Razak
  • Hospital Damai
  • Monorel Chow Kit
  • Pasar Chow Kit
  • Sri Amar
  • Pertama Complex
  • Globe Silk Store
  • Coliseum
  • Dataran Merdeka
  • Dayabumi
  • KTM Kuala Lumpur
  • KL Sentral
  • 1Sentral
  • Muzium Negara
  • Masjid Negara
  • Dataran Merdeka
  • Menara DBKL
  • Medan MARA
  • Puteri Park
  • Chow Kit (Jln Ipoh)
  • Grand Season

 

Hotline: 1-800-88-7723

GO KL route map
maps 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 4 free Go KL bus lines connecting Bukit Bintang, Chinatown, KLCC, KL Sentral, Merdeka Square and Chow Kit 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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