Faces of
Malaysia
Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

Book Hostels Online Now
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

LCCT

address: near Sepang, 50km south of Kuala Lumpur
lcct-inside.jpg, Low cost carrier terminal of Kuala Lumpur International Airport serving budget airlines like AirAsia
Low cost carrier terminal of Kuala Lumpur International Airport serving budget airlines like AirAsia

LCCT is short for Low Cost Carrier Terminal. The main low cost carrier we are talking about here is the budget airline AirAsia. LCCT is the main hub of AirAsia, you can fly pretty much anywhere from here in Asia. Hence, LCCT is also a common stopover for many travellers.  LCCT is located about 50km south of Kuala Lumpur so it takes about 1 hour to get into the city. That means, if you want to combine your stopover at LCCT with a visit to Kuala Lumpur you should preferably have the whole day for it or even better spend a night or two in KL.

LCCT is part of KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport). It is actually just another terminal. However, it wasn't part of the original master plan of KLIA which opened 1997. Since the fast rise and success of AirAsia, there was a need for a low cost terminal. Hence, a cargo terminal was quickly transformed into LCCT in 2005 on a temporary basis. Currently, the construction of a permanent low cost terminal is underway, which will be called KLIA 2. KLIA 2 is expected to open sometime in 2013 and is located right next to KLIA.

Even though LCCT is part of the KLIA airport and uses the same runways, it feels like a separate airport to travellers since there is no direct connection between LCCT and KLIA. That means it has its own taxi and bus services and parking facilities. The only connection between both terminals is a shuttle bus service (operates between 5.30am and 12.30am) which takes about 20min because the bus has to drive all the way around the airport for 17km.

Even though LCCT is only temporary structure it has all the facilities needed for travellers. There several restaurants (Coffee Bean, Old Town White Coffee, Taste of Asia, McDonald's,  Marrybrown and others) as well as shops and even a premium lounge. Outside of the terminal building, walking paste the bus stops, there is LCCT Food Garden.  The Food Garden is a spacious food court which is less busy than the terminal building so it is good option to eat and kill time (there is also free internet). There is also a KFC in the Food Garden


How to get from LCCT to Kuala Lumpur

Taxi
There is a ticket counter just as you get out of the baggage claim area. There are premium and budget taxis. Make sure you ask for a budget taxi (around RM65 to the city center - Bukit Bintang, Chinatown etc.), otherwise you will issued a coupon for a premium taxi (over RM100). A budget taxi should be sufficient for 2-3 persons. Only if you are more than 3 persons or you have a lot of luggage you need a premium taxi. Travel time to the city center is about 50min. There is a 50% surcharge from midnight to 6am.

Buses
The bus stop is between the main LCCT building and the Food Garden - walk to the left as you exit LCCT.  The travel time to the city is about 1h. There are 3 options:

How to get from Kuala Lumpur to LCCT

Taxi
prices depend on the deal your hotel / hostel has with the taxi operators. Normally the price would be around RM75 (with a surcharge between midnight and 6am)

Buses
Here you have the 3 options again:

 


the ever busy LCCT




Tune Hotel opened in march 2009 next to LCCT (10min walk). Tune Hotels is the budget hotel brand run by AirAsia

 

How to get from Kuala Lumpur to KLIA / LCCT Airport
How to get from KLIA / LCCT to Kuala Lumpur

Related Flyers / Brochures

Star Shuttle

small (business card size) flyer with contact information for the Star Shuttle airport bus (LCCT, KLIA) and the Star Limo taxi service, including arrival and departure times
[click here for details or click images below to enlarge]
The content and images of this flyer / brochure are courtesy of: © Star Shuttle It was released sometime around 2011. Some information might not be up-to-date anymore.


BackpackingMalaysia recommends
Travellers Palm Lodge Hostel Kuala Lumpur
Related Places
KLIA - Kuala International Airport
klia-kuala-lumpur-international-airport-departure-hall.jpg
The award-winning International Airport of Kuala Lumpur is located about 50km south of Kuala Lumpur. ... more
KL Sentral (Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur)
KL-Sentral-main-hall.jpg
The main railway station and transportation hub of Kuala Lumpur in Brickfields. KTM , KTM Komuter, LRT, KLIA Express, Monorail and Buses connect here ... more
Pudu Sentral (Puduraya Bus) Terminal
puduraya-bus-terminal2.jpg
The Puduraya bus terminal (now renamed to Pudu Sentral), located in the city centre, used to be KL's main bus station but most most operations have moved the TBS bus terminal. Pudu Sentral now only serves few buses to Genting, Seremban, Sabak Berenam (Kuala Selangor), Tanjung Malik. ... more
Hotels in in Kuala Lumpur
HOSTELS
in Kuala Lumpur
Sunshine Bedz KL
Hostel centrally located at the main junction of Bukit Bintang (Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail)
Travellers Palm Lodge

One of the last remaining small and personal hostels in town. Located right in the middle of Bukit Bintang.  Run by owner Suzy for almost 15 years.

Things to do & see
Dataran Merdeka
The Dataran Merdeka (or Merdeka Square) is the old colonial heart of Kuala Lumpur. It was here, in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building that the Union Flag was lowered and the Malayan flag hoisted for the first time at midnight on August 31, 1957. Merdeka = Independence. ... more
Kuala Lumpur City Gallery
The KL City gallery, located in a historical building from 1899 at Merdeka Square, is a free information centre of the history, present and future of Kuala Lumpur including the ARCH work and gift shop. You can also rent bicycles from here. ... more
Things to do & see
Bukit Cina, Melaka
Bukit Cina (englisch: Chinese Hill) is the largest chinese burial ground outside China. ... more

Kampung Kling Mosque, Melaka
Masjik Kampung Keling is one of Melakas oldest mosques built in 1872. The architecture resembling a pagoda is influenced by Sumatran, Chinese, Hindu and local designs. ... more