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.

Brunei

Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.

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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LRT

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Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

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Sunshine Bedz KL

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Petaling Street (Chinatown), Kuala Lumpur

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Blue Mosque in Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur

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Attractions

Kuala Tahan, Taman Negara

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Singapore River, Singapore

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