Faces of
Malaysia
Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching means “cat” in Malay.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Heritage Park Tram Service

Heritag-Park-Electric-Tram-Kuala-Lumpur.jpg, Electrically powered hop-on hop-off tram covering several tourist attraction around Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka) and Lake Garden (Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park)
Electrically powered hop-on hop-off tram covering several tourist attraction around Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka) and Lake Garden (Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park)

Ticket Price:
RM2 (RM1 children)

Operating Times:
the tram leaves from KL City Gallery at:
9.30am, 10am, 2.30pm, 3pm
within TAR Heritage Park:
9.30am - 5pm (on fridays no service between 11.30am and 2.30pm)
The tram serice stops during rain for safety reasons.

The tram service started in 2011 by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL). Since 2014 it was handed over to the operators of the Hop-on Hop-off bus servcice. The tram starts from the KL City Gallery at Merdeka square covering 2 zones: the heritage zone (vicinity of Merdeka Square) and nature zone (Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park / Lake Gardens).

Route:
Abdul Samad Building (Merdeka Square), Lake Gardens (TAR Heritage Park zone, Perdana Botanical Garden, Deer Park, Hibiscus Garden, Orchid Garden, KL Bird Park, National Planetarium, Police Museum, Islamic Arts Museum, National Museum), National Mosque
During weekends or other times when the tram has carriage extensions, it will not go through the Hibiscus and Orchid Gardens as the pathways are to narrow.
The National Mosque is the last stop.

More Information:
call 03-26980332 or email pelancongan@dbkl.gov.my

Links:

www.klcitygallery.com
www.myhoponhopoff.com




Related Places

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.

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.

Lake Gardens

Big park near the old colonial center and Chinatown area. It includes National Mosque, Bird Park, Butterfly Park, Islamic Arts Museum, National Museum, Deer Park, Orchid Garden, Tasik Perdana (Premier Lake).

KL Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Bus

Hop-On Hop-off sight-seeing bus with multi-language taped audio commentary covering all inner-city attractions and area from Bukit Bintang, KLCC, Lake Gardens, Historical Quarters and Chinatown. Tickets area valid for 24hours.

Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

The Explorers Guesthouse

Hostel / Guesthouse near Central Market and Chinatown

Sri Packers Hotel

Backpacker hostel near Sepang F1 circuit and KLIA 1 & KLIA 2 airport (20min) in a shop house area

Attractions

Royal Selangor Pewter Factory, Kuala Lumpur

Pewter Factory with a visitors center, guided tours and shop, popular stop for tour operators

Luna Bar, Kuala Lumpur

Super-chic breezy rooftop bar with a pool in the middle (but you cannot use it unfortunately) and one of the best night views in town

Attractions

Pantai Cenang (Cenang Beach), Langkawi

This wide and long beach is the most popular beach on the island and the center of Langkawi's tourism infrastructure. It is a lively place also at night with various bars and restaurants.

Kuala Tahan, Taman Negara

Kuala Tahan is the small village just opposite the entrance to Taman Negara NP at the other side of Sungai Tembeling river. All accommodations are located here.