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.

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.

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

Serenity Hostels

Hostel on Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL's main pub and clubbing street in Bukit Bintang

Sunshine Bedz KL

Hostel centrally located at the main junction of Bukit Bintang (Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail)

Attractions

Little India Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur

KL′s Little India. There is a lot of history to Brickfields as it is one of the pioneer settlements in Kuala Lumpur with a large Indian community, the area along Jalan Tun Sambanthan makes you feel you are in India.

Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur

Big park near the old colonial center and Chinatown area. It includes National Mosque, Bird Park, Butterfly Park, Islamic Arts Museum, National Museum, Deer Park, Orchid Garden, Tasik Perdana (Premier Lake).

Attractions

ABC Beach (Kampung Air Batang), Tioman

popular backpacker's beach on a rather long stretch of beach

Zainal Abidin Mosque, Kuala Terengganu

The mosque, also known as the White Mosque or the Big Mosque, was built by Sultan Zainal Abidin II between 1793 and 1808 but has been renovated and extended after that.