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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.

Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

KL Monorail

address: KL Sentral - Bukit Bintang - Chow Kit - Titiwangsa
KL_Monorail_jln_sultan_ismail.jpg, The KL Monorail (a.k.a. Monorel) is a short and elevated monorail system that connecting destinations within the city centre along 11 stations (8.6km). It is also offers good views over of downtown Kuala Lumpur.
Monorail approaching the Medan Tuanku station on Jalan Sultan Ismail
The KL Monorail (a.k.a. Monorel) is a short and elevated monorail system that connecting destinations within the city centre along 11 stations (8.6km). It is also offers good views over of downtown Kuala Lumpur.

The Monorail is the best way to get to Bukit Bintang as it is not directly served by the 2 existing LRT lines (an Bukit Bintang Central MRT station is under construction but will only start operating in 2016). KL Monorail is operated by Rapid KL which also operates the 2 LRT lines and a fleet of buses. At the the Hang Tuah station and Titiwangsa station you can transfer to the LRT station without having to buy a new ticket. The ticket (which is actually a token) can be purchased at ticketing machines at the station so have small notes and possibly coins ready. At the end of each direction the dual track turns into one track, which means the train goes in the station and then reverses out again. So you can actually stay in the train. This way you could use the Monorail as a little sight-seeing tour and only pay for one station ....

Operating Hours:
First Train: 6am
Last Train: 11.30pm (KL Sentral towards Titiwangsa)
                    11.50pm (from Titiwangsa to KL Sentral)

Fare:
The fare varies between RM1.20 and RM2.50, depending how long the ride is.
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KL Monorail Bukit Nanas station
Bukit Nanas station on top of Jalan Sultan Ismail


Monorail during rush hour
The Monorail gets really packed during rush hour (8am - 9am, 5pm - 7pm), avoid using the Monorail during that time if you carry big luggage


inside the Monorail
inside the Monorail


Monorail track
the Monorail track along Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang


Huang Tuah station
Huang Tuah station, this station is a interchange with LRT Ampang Line
 

 

Map of all Public Transportation in Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley (excluding buses) and beyond:

train map Kuala Lumpur
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