Faces of
Malaysia
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.

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 .

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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)
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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
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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 in Kuala Lumpur
HOSTELS
in Kuala Lumpur
Reggae Guest House 1
Hostel in Chinatown, 1 of 3 outlets of the Reggae Hostel Group in KL
Suzie’s Guest House KL
Guesthouse / Hostel in Chinatown
Attractions
Attractions

Kampong Glam / Arab Street, Singapore

Kampong Glam is a heritage neighbourhood in Singapore with many beautifully refurbished shophouses and the Sultan Mosque as it's landmark. The area around Arab Street host many middle eastern restaurants, textile and fabric shops.

Terengganu State Museum, Kuala Terengganu

Acclaimed as the largest museum in Malaysia and one of the largest museum in South East Asia, the Terengganu State Museum houses century old artifacts and artworks of rich and colorful heritage.