Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

LRT

LRT-Kuala-Lumpur-Twin-Towers-KL-Tower.jpg, LRT - Light Rail Transist - is a public transportation train system in Kuala Lumpur operating on 2 lines (Ampang Line, Kelana Jaya Line)
LRT train running on an elevated section near KL Sentral with KL Tower, Maybank Tower and the Twin Towers in the background
LRT - Light Rail Transist - is a public transportation train system in Kuala Lumpur operating on 2 lines (Ampang Line, Kelana Jaya Line)

Operating Hours
starts at 6am
stops between 11.30pm and midnight (depending on the station)
more information


Ticket Price
between RM0.70 and RM5.10 depending how long the journey is.
The tickets, which are actually plastic tokens, are sold at ticketing machines at the stations, so keep small bills and change ready.
 

The 2 LRT lines (actually 2 and a half lines, since the Ampang lines splits towards Ampang and Sri Petaling at the Chan Sow Lin station) and the Monorail are both operated by Rapid KL so you can directly interchange at the following stations:
Hang Tuah (LRT Ampang Line to Monorail)
Titiwangsa (LRT Ampang Line to Monorail)
Masjid Jamek (LRT Ampang Line to LRT Kelana Jaya line)

Both LRT lines run driverless automated trains. The trains on the Kelana Jaya line even have front-facing windows allowing a scenic view ahead of the train. The LRT runs above ground, mostly elevated. The downtown section of the Kelana Jaya line runs underground as a subway between the Pasar Seni station and Ampang Park station).


LRT KL Sentral station
train arriving at the KL Sentral station


Masjid Jamek station
the Masjid Jamek interchange station where the Ampang Line (elevated) and Kelana Jaya Line (underground) intersects


inside a LRT station
inside a LRT station


inside the LRT car
inside the train of the Kelana Jaya 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

KL Monorail

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.

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

Fernloft KL @ Chinatown

Hostel near Central Market and Chinatown, branch of Fernloft group of hostels Singapore

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.

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.

Po Ling Temple, Kuala Lumpur

Chinese Mahayana Buddhist Temple with a monastery at the back, located very close to KLCC / Petronas Twin Twoers along Jalan Ampang

Attractions

Pulau Duyung, Kuala Terengganu

An island located in the river just opposite Chinatown at the river mouth of Sungai Terengganu (Terengganu River) with Malay Kampungs, traditional boat making and resorts

Orang Asli Village, Taman Negara

A village at the park border welcomes visitors during the day and offers a fascinating glimpse in the life the Malaysia's indigenious people.