Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

Fraser’s Hill

Hill resort spread along 7 peaks at 1,200 - 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range, about 100km north of Kuala Lumpur. Originally it was set up as a tin mine in the 1890s by Louis James Fraser (hence the name) until the tin ran out in 1913. A few years later the area was rediscovered as British-colonial hill resort. The cooler temperatures made it popular getaway destination from the hot and humid weather for the British. To this day Fraser’s Hill still retains its colonial charm. The area is recognized destination for bird watching with over 250 species recorded. Other activities include jungle trekking, golf, horse riding, archery, boating and mountain biking.

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
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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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