Faces of
Malaysia
Gunung Mulu National Park

The Gunung Mulu National Park in Borneo (near Miri) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with caves and karst formations. The caves are home to over 5 million bats who exit the caves in search for food every evening in a spectacular way.

Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

KLIA 2

address: Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia - next to Kuala Lumpur Internation Airport
KLIA2.jpg, KLIA 2 is new low-cost terminal of the KLIA airport and has replaced LCCT terminal in May 2014.
KLIA 2 is new low-cost terminal of the KLIA airport and has replaced LCCT terminal in May 2014.

There are 2 main airports in Sepang (45min south of Kuala Lumpur) right next to each other.  The are basically like 2 large terminal of one giant airport but are considered 2 separate airports:
KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) - the main airport for non-budget airlines in operation since 1998
and
KLIA 2 - the airport for low-budget airlines (AirAsia, Cebu Pacific, Malindo) replace the LCCT Terminal in 2014 within the KLIA complex. LCCT had been a "permanent" temporary solution for the from 2006 until 2014 and had been extremly busy being the main hub for the successfull AirAsia low-budget airline. 
 

Getting to and away from KLIA2

Train

The high-speed KLIA Express has been been extended and also connect to KLIA2. The travel time from KL Sentral (the main railway station in Kuala Lumpur) is 33min for KLIA Express and 39min for KLIA Transist and will stop at KLIA on the way. The KLIA Express can also be used to commute between the 2 airports (ticket price RM2).

  • runs every 15min during peaks hours, every 20min during off-peak hours
  • from Airport to City (KL Sentral) first train at 5am, last train departs 1am
  • from City (KLSentral) to Airport first train departs 4.30am, last train at 1am
  • detailed schedule: www.kliaekspres.com/plan-buy/schedule/
  • ticket price: RM55 (children: RM25)

 

Bus

the ticket counters and departure bays are at Level 1

Aerobus
to / from KL Sentral (ticket price RM10, travel time approx. 1h), Genting Highlands (RM35, approx. 2h), Paradigm Mall (RM10), Premiere Hotel (RM10)
www.aerobus.my

Star Shuttle
to Puduraya (Pudu Sentral) RM10, from Puduraya RM12, Jalan Ipoh (RM10), Ipoh (RM42 / return RM75), Sitiawan (RM48 / return RM85)
transfer to and from Hotels within Bukit Bintang area (RM15, travel time approx. 1h30min)
on the way from KLIA aiport, the bus will stop outside Pudu Sentral (near Chinatown KL) and you will be transfered to a smaller shuttle bus, which will bring your to your hotel
www.starwira.com

Jet Bus
to / from TBS Bus Terminal (ticket pirce RM10, travel time aprrox. 1h15min)
www.jetbus.com.my

Buy airport bus transfer online here:

 

Puduraya (Pudu Sentral) - KLIA2  KLIA2 - Puduraya (Pudu Sentral)
Genting Highlands - KLIA2 KLIA2 - Genting Highlands
Ipoh - KLIA2 KLIA2 - Ipoh
Sitiawan - KLIA2 KLIA2 - Sitiawan 
Seremban - KLIA2 KLIA2 - Seremban
Malacca (Melaka) - KLIA2 KLIA2 - Malacca (Melaka)

Find more bus connections here

 

Taxi
the taxi counters are at Level 2
Budget Taxi (max. 4 people but only 1 large piece luggage) - RM74 (Downtown Kuala Lumpur)
Premiere Taxi (max. 4 people and 2 large pieces of luggage) - RM102 (downtown Kuala Lumpur)
for larger groups and luggages there are Family Vans available
The are also metered taxi is available but use them on your own risk. For a haggle and stress-free experience get the taxi coupons from the counters at Level 1.

taxi an bus counters
taxi and bus counters at Level 1


KLIA2 taxi capacity guideline
taxi capacity guideline

 


How to get from KL to KLIA Airport

How to get from KLIA to Kuala Lumpur

 

Gateway@KLIA2

The KLIA2 Terminal is actually only a giant shopping mall called gateway@KLIA2 disguised as a aiport or the other way around. This mall-within-airport concept spans over 3 floors and 350,000 square feet with 160 stores and restaurants and 5600 car parks spots. Knock yourself out while waiting for your flight.

gateway
gateway@KLIA2

Accommodation:

Sri Packers Hotel (nearby Backpackers Acccommodation)
Tune Hotel (large Air Asia owned budget hotel)
Capsule Hotel (container hotel on Level 1 inside the Terminal, can be booked for 3h, 6h or 12h)

KLIA2 smoking area
there is a large outside space at Level 3 with a smoking area (in the background the tower and the main terminal of KLIA 1


'check-in counters
check-in counters


shops
shops and kiosks inside the terminal
 



Related Places

KLIA - Kuala International Airport

The award-winning International Airport of Kuala Lumpur is located about 50km south of Kuala Lumpur.

LCCT

Low cost carrier terminal of Kuala Lumpur International Airport serving budget airlines like AirAsia

KL Sentral (Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur)

The main railway station and transportation hub of Kuala Lumpur in Brickfields. KTM , KTM Komuter, LRT, KLIA Express, Monorail and Buses connect here

Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Travellers Palm Lodge

One of the last remaining small and personal hostels in town. Located right in the middle of Bukit Bintang.  Run by owner Suzy for almost 15 years.

Suzie’s Guest House KL

Guesthouse / Hostel in Chinatown

Attractions

Bird Park, Kuala Lumpur

The KL Bird Park is the one of the main attractions in the Lake Gardens park area and has the self-proclaimed largest free-flight walk-in aviary in the work.

Rock-climbing at Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur

You can rock climb at 4 spots of the limestone hill that also hosts the famous Batu caves temple. Climing the walls is free of charge unless you want to take courses.

Attractions

Gurdwara Tatt Khalsa Sikh Temple, Kuala Lumpur

Sikh Temple at the near the Chow Kit Wet Market and Kampung Baru. Largest Sikh temple in South-east Asia and spiritual home to KL′s 75,000 Sikhs.

Komtar Tower, Penang

Penangs tallest building and the sixth tallest building in Malaysia, the complex also hosts a shopping mall and a local bus terminal. The tower is worth visiting for its observation on the Level 65 and the daring skywalk on Level 68.