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.

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.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Putra Bus Terminal (Hentian Putra)

address: 45 Jalan Putra, Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur - near PWTC - Tel: 03 4042 9530
waiting-area-Putra-Bus-Terminal-Kuala-Lumpur2.jpg, Bus Terminal located just north of the city centre (near PWTC) serving destination to the east coast like Kota Bahru, Kuala Terengganu and Kuala Besut (jetty to Perhentian Islands).
waiting area at the Terminal
Bus Terminal located just north of the city centre (near PWTC) serving destination to the east coast like Kota Bahru, Kuala Terengganu and Kuala Besut (jetty to Perhentian Islands).

After the newly built TBS bus terminal (serving south-bound destinations) and the renovated Puduraya bus terminal (serving north-bound destinations), Hentian Putra is the third main bus terminal. Putra Bus Terminal serves destination to the east coast like Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kota Bahru and Kuala Besut / Jerteh (ferry to Perhentian Islands). The city is building an elevated pedestrian bridge from the nearby PWTC LRT station. The LRT (Ampang Line) is the most convinient way to get to the bus terminal from the city centre (5min walk). Another option is the take KTM commuter train which stops opposite of the bus terminal.

How to get to Putra Bus Terminal
The bus terminal is located just north of the city center close to PWTC, The Mall and the Chow Kit area.
The closest LRT station is "PWTC" on the Ampang Line. It is located about 500m walk from Putra Bus Terminal, a pedestrian bridge and covered walkway connects both stations. The "Putra" Komuter station is also only 500m away.
 

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Putra Bus Terminal
view of the bus terminal from the pedestrian bridge (on the right the UMNO headquarter tower which is a giant video screen)


pedestrian bridge, Putra Bus Terminal
pedestrian bridge connection Putra Bus Terminal with "PWTC" LRT station and PWTC convention centre (left) and The Mall (right)


ticket counters, Putra Bus Terminal
ticket counters (Ekspres Tasik Kenyir, Darul Naim Ekspres, Konsortium Bas Expres Semenanjung)


ticket counters, Putra Bus Terminal
ticket counters (Sani Express, Cepat Ekspres, Ekspres Perdana, Utama Ekspres)



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