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.

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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Train and bus times are now available on Google Maps

The latest of version of Google Maps now shows arrival and departure times of train lines (LRT, Monorail, KTM Komuter, ERL - KLIA Express) in Kuala Lumpur. This works in the desktop version as well as in the mobile app.

This very useful feature became available with the latest version of Google Maps. This will come in handy especially if you have to leave very early to catch a bus, train or flight or if you are still out late and want to know wheter the LRT or Monorail is still operating.

 

Train Lines

At moment it shows the times of the following train lines (the abbreviation in front is the one used in Google Maps):

  • KMUTER - KTM Komuter (local train serving the Klang Valley area)
  • ERL - EX - This is the KLIA Express train, the train that directly connects KL Sentral to KLIA without stopping
  • ERL-TR - KLIA Transist, same as KLIA Express but stops 3 times on the way to KLIA airport at Bandar Tasik Selatan, Putrajaya and Salak Tinggi
  • LRT - Light Rail Transit (Kelana Jaya and Ampang Line)
  • MR - Monorail
  • ETS - train line between Ipoh, KL and Seremban
  • KTM - long-distance train lines between Singapore, KL, Butterworth, Thailand and between KL and Kota Bahru (Tumpat)

> map of train routes in Klang Valley and around

 

Google Maps train times at KL Sentral
listing of train depture times  at KL Sentral

 


Buses

Some buses and their departure times have also been added to Google Maps.
Available local bus lines:

 

 

Google Maps bus times at KL Sentral
to get the depature times of buses, you have to select the bus icon, in this case the bus stop just outside of KL Sentral, and then click on "more info"

 

Google Maps bus times at KL Sentral
now the depature times and destinations of available bus are listed

 

 

long distance bus companies (from Pudu Sentral, TBS, Putra Bus Terminal, Terminal Duta):

  • EDRAN - Edaran Express
  • ERAMR - Era Mesra, Wawsan Sutera
  • KBES - Konsortium
  • MARA - Maraliner
  • ... and more

 

Google Maps mobile app

Google Maps Android mobile app

to check to train and bus times on your smart phone, click on a train or bus icon and and select the name of the station
On the next page you will get listing of departure times
(screenshot taken from the Android version of Google Maps)

 

 

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