Faces of
Malaysia
Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

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.

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
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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

The Explorers Guesthouse

Hostel / Guesthouse near Central Market and Chinatown

Serai Inn & Hostel

Hostel near Pudu Sentral bus terminal and Chinatown area

Attractions

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

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.

Central Market, Kuala Lumpur

The indoor market and the Kasturi Walk in front of Central Market is a paradise for souvenir hunters, art and handicraft etc.

Attractions

Lake Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur

Lake Titiwangsa - also known as Taman Tasik Titiwangsa - is a recreational park and lake north of downtown Kuala Lumpur with good photo opportunities and the adjacent Istana Budaya, an arts and culture centre.

Penang Bridge, Penang

A 13.5km long bridge linking the mainland with Penang. It was opening in 1985. Before all traffic depended on ferry services