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Melaka

Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Traditionally, the spot where Melaka stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate and the center of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century before it fell to the Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have shaped the architecture of the town.

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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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, Former Bus Terminal located just north of the city centre (near PWTC) serving destination to the east coast. Putra Bus Terminal ceased operations on Dec 1, 2014.
waiting area at the Terminal
Former Bus Terminal located just north of the city centre (near PWTC) serving destination to the east coast. Putra Bus Terminal ceased operations on Dec 1, 2014.

Putra Bus Terminal is closed!!!

As of December 2014, the terminal was shut down and most of it's operations was moved to the new TBS Terminal in the south of KL. Some east-bound buses also leave from the smaller Pekeliling Bus Station in Chow Kit.

The old and rather run-down Putra terminal was closed down due various issues such as traffic congestions in the vicinity of the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) and the activities of touts.

 

Bus Terminal served destinations to the east coast like Kota Bahru, Kuala Terengganu and Kuala Besut (jetty to Perhentian Islands).

After the TBS bus terminal starting operating in 2012 (serving south-bound destinations) and the renovated Puduraya bus terminal (serving north-bound destinations), Hentian Putra was third main bus terminal. Putra Bus Terminal served destination to the east coast like Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kota Bahru and Kuala Besut / Jerteh (ferry to Perhentian Islands). The terminal could be reached by an elevated pedestrian bridge from the nearby PWTC LRT station. The LRT (Ampang Line) was  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 was 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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