Faces of
Malaysia
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

Singapore

Singapore is an island nation located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. At 704.0 sqkm (272 square miles), it is one of the few city-states in the world and the smallest country in Southeast Asia.

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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Monorail in Bukit Bintang
Monorail in Bukit Bintang

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
click image to open the PDF



Related Places

LRT

LRT - Light Rail Transist - is a public transportation train system in Kuala Lumpur operating on 2 lines (Ampang Line, Kelana Jaya Line)

Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

BackHome

Backpacker hostel near Masjid Jamek LRT station, located in a 2-storey shop house close to Chinatown

Suzie’s Guest House KL

Guesthouse / Hostel in Chinatown

Attractions

Sky Bar, Kuala Lumpur

Another roof-top bar in the Traders Hotel (33rd floor) with a breath-taking view of the Twin Towers. Located just across from KLCC.

Royal Selangor Pewter Factory, Kuala Lumpur

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

Attractions

Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple & Wat Chayamangkalaram, Penang

Penangs first Buddhist temple. Construction started in 1905. Opposite of it is the Temple of the Reclining Buddha with a 33m-long reclining Buddha

Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, Singapore

Architecturally unique (durian shaped) Performing arts centre alongside Marina Bay, near the mouth of the Singapore River. It contains a concert hall, theatre, outdoor performing centres and the Esplanade Mall.