Public Transport in Malaysia


Here’s our guide to transport in Malaysia for travelling from one destination to the next and getting around towns and cities. This is crucial for you to have some ideas what is available here.
The most budget-friendly types of transport in Malaysia. From the city bus in Kuala Lumpur to the comfortable long-distance coaches travelling from one city to another, the bus is a cheap way to get around. If you’re in the city, the fare start at approximately RM1 (US$0.25 USD). Flag the bus as it approaches and give the driver exact fare if possible. Tickets for longer journeys can be bought beforehand or on the day or travel, depending on the schedule. You can buy your ticket online from Easybook.
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Airport buses connect both KLIA and KLIA2 airports to KL Sentral, departing every 30 minutes. Tickets cost approximately RM12 (US$3).
Local tip: always anticipate delays with Malaysia’s traffic congestion and plan for journeys to take longer than expected.
MRT, LRT, Monorail & KTM Komuter
Kuala Lumpur had moved to a very impressive connectivity. With the completion of MRT (Mass Rapid Transit – Phase 1), LRT (Light Rapid Transit), Monorail & KTM Komuter to get around the city and to satellite townships. Tourists often rely on this when they go sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur. Most popular spots in Kuala Lumpur are well connected with this. This includes KL Sentral, KLCC, Muzium Negara and Chinatown’s Petaling Street.
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A single journey costs a few ringgits(RM) depending on the number of stops. The tourists favourite route from KL Sentral to KLCC (Petronas Towers) costs RM 2.40 (US$0.60).
Local tip: you’ll see lots of acronyms and names for this type of transport in Kuala Lumpur. They’re essentially the same. Just know the destination, pay and don’t lose your token!
Large sections of line in Malaysia have been modernised for ETS electric trains to run at up to 160 km/h (100 mph) making them probably the fastest metre-gauge trains in the world.  Within Malaysia, you’ll often see sections of old colonial singe-track line and the new double-track electrified line side by side.
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In May 2016 KTM restricted the Gemas-KL-Padang Besar section to ETS electric trains only, with diesel-hauled trains running a connecting shuttle on the unmodernised section between JB Sentral & Gemas.  You now need to change trains at Gemas when travelling from Johor Bahru to KL, which means booking two ticket. Sleeper trains from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur or KL to Butterworth are a thing of the past.  KL to Butterworth now only takes 4 hours by electric train!  Modernisation & electrification of the Gemas-JB section is expected to be completed by 2020.  Electric trains will then be able to run directly between all cities, from the southern tip of Malaysia to the Thai border.
Tickets range from RM20 to RM80 (US$5 to US$20), depending on the distance and carriage class. Either book tickets online or at the station at least 24 hours in advance to ensure a seat.
Other popular longer train routes are from KLIA to the city centre. The KLIA Ekspres & KLIA Transit takes 28 – 35 minutes from the airport to KL Sentral.
Local tips: always ask someone at the ticket office if you need to book tickets in advance.
Grab or Taxi
The most convenient app for transport in Malaysia is GrabCar. After recently merging with Uber, GrabCar provides a fixed price taxi service. Download the app, put in the destination and the driver will pick you up. Apart from being cheaper than a taxi, it’s also a safer way to travel in Malaysia. GrabCar is available in most major cities in Malaysia, including Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi, Ipoh, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.
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Alternatively, you can still use Taxi. As with most countries, taxis can be a lifesaver or a nightmare. Some taxis in Kuala Lumpur use a meter while others in different cities quote a fixed price. Common sense applies when using taxis and it’s always a good idea to get your hotel to call rather than flagging one on the street. Travellers should also be aware that not all meters increase at the same pace. A short journey can cost a fortune by local standards with a tampered meter. Always ask a reputable source for an estimation of the fare. If the meter increases faster than expected, stop the cab, pay and get out.
Domestic flights
The fastest and most convenient transport in Malaysia for long distances is to fly. Airlines link Kuala Lumpur with Langkawi, Penang, Johor Bahru and among others in West Malaysia on a daily basis. All tourists need to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Sabah & Sarawak. Prices generally start from US$10 depending on the time of day and season. AirAsia offers several routes at the lowest prices. But seats are small, extra fees apply for baggage and delays are frequent. Malaysia Airlines, Firefy & Malindo cover routes at slightly higher rates while providing a much better flying experience.
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With all of these informations, i hope it will give you some ideas planing your trip to Malaysia.

Itinerary & Travel Tips for One Day in Kuala Lumpur


We all knows that Kuala Lumpur is the biggest travel hub n Southeast Asia. What most of the people don’t know is that this interesting city should be more than a place to connect flights. Plan your trip and spend at least a night in Kuala Lumpur. It’s possible….
One of the latest attraction in KL. Behind Masjid Jamek..
If this is your first time in Kuala Lumpur, let me share with you this itinerary to give you some ideas if you plan your visit to Kuala Lumpur soon.
To get started, get your accommodation right. It is not that difficult to find a good accomodation in KL. There are plenty of them. If you plan to spend a day in Kuala Lumpur or 24 hours, your hotel needs to be well located. It would be great if the hotel is close to one of the MRT/monorail/train stations.
There are plenty of hotels in Kuala Lumpur for all budgets and tastes, from top international 5 star hotel chains to hostels. If you are looking for a fancy stopover in Kuala Lumpur you should stay in one of the hotels around KLCC or Bukit Bintang. From lavish experience to budget experience. Perhaps i will share further in my future postings on accommodation in Kuala Lumpur.
Stunning swimming pool at Hilton Kuala Lumpur

How To Get Around In Kuala Lumpur

With only one day in Kuala Lumpur ,public transportation is the best option. Don’t waste your time in traffic. Traffic in KL can get worse sometime and unpredictable. Visit My Rapid KL and check all the lines and connection, it will help you to get around Kuala Lumpur easily and fast.
For your convenient, you can also download Grab to move around in KL.

Places to visit in Kuala Lumpur in One Day

There are many things to do in Kuala Lumpur in one day. So don’t be lazy, get out of the bed, have a delicious breakfast at your hotel or lots of delicacies around KL. Here it goes, my lists of what to do in Kuala Lumpur in one day:

1. KL Forest Eco Park, KL Tower

This eco park located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Its open daily at 7.00am. This place alson knwon as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve. A popular ecotourism destination and serves as a natural green lung for the surrounding metropolitan area. You can also enjoy the Canopy Walk for free. It is surrounded by lush tropical rainforest in the heart of a city.
Tips : You are advice to wear a walking or sport shoes and cotton tshirt 🙂
The canopy walk…

2. KL Tower

Since you already at KL Forest Eco Park, dont forget to check out KL Tower. You can take a tour to the Observation Deck. KL Tower is the best place to enjoy the skyline of Kuala Lumpur from 276m above ground level.
Tips : Open daily from 9.00am – 10.00pm

3. Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Merdeka Square & Mesjid Jamek

Your third stop on our Kuala Lumpur itinerary is the historical and beautiful Merdeka Square and the stunning Sultan Abdul Samad building. Stroll around, worth of your time. Plenty of good spot for your instagram material shot.

4. Central Market Kuala Lumpur

Built in 1928, Central Market is also called as Pasar Seni among the local. Back then, Central Market was a wet market. Sometimes in the 1980’s, the government decided to change this historical market to a crafts and souvenirs centre. If you are looking for painting, beautiful wooden work, traditional Batik, silk scarves and much more this is the best place to visit.
5. KLCC or Petronas Twin Tower
This 88 storey building was once the tallest building in the world until 2004. But to date, it remain as the tallest twin tower in the world. The Petronas Towers are the symbol of modern KL and one of the attraction you must visit. The Islamic-inspired building has a Sky Bridge on the 41st and 42nd floor where you can go and have a privileged view of Kuala Lumpur skyline. If you don’t feel like going so high, or you are on a tight budget and don’t want to buy the entrance tickets don’t worry, the view you get from the bottom of the towers is incredible too.

6. Dinner at Jalan Alor & Changkat, Bukit Bintang

After a long day of sight seeing and walking around Kuala Lumpur nothing better than a delicious dinner. Our Kuala Lumpur itinerary finishes at Bukit Bintang area. Jalan Alor is famous for wide selection of local street food while Changkat give you plenty selection of international restaurants, and trendy bars. Be prepared for a feast of flavors, busy streets and vendors trying to convince you they have the tastiest food, the best drinks and best music.
This one day in Kuala Lumpur itinerary is an introduction to KL attractions, to give you a sense of Kuala Lumpur. If you still have time, or if you decide to stay one more day in KL, here are some suggestions of what to do in Kuala Lumpur, do comment below and i will share some ideas with you.
Hope you will enjoy my city as much as i do.

5 Free Things To Do In KL


Sometimes the hardest part about travelling to some of us is the cost. I share with you some guide to these free things to do in Kuala Lumpur so that you don’t have to worry about budgeting.

Walk in the Park
Bless with the tropical weather, Kuala Lumpur offer you nice green park all year round. Enjoy greenery and fresh air in the middle of the urban jungle at some of the city’s large green lung parks. Both park you can reach by the MRT/LRT.
If you prefer slightly further from the hustle and bustle of the city, check out Perdana Botanical Gardens it was once known as Lake Garden, where you can cycle or jog around the pretty fountain lake. While KLCC Park located at Petronas Towers.
The view at Perdana Botanical Garden
Perdana Botanical Gardens, Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur
KLCC Park, Jalan Ampang, City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Walking Tours
Slip on some comfortable shoes and take in Kuala Lumpur’s essential sights on foot. Potential trails include the historical Merdeka Square; Kampung Baru, a green Malay village within the metropolis; and Brickfields, KL’s vibrant Indian district. Free walking tours are available for each of these parts of the city (usually run by KL City Hall). Feel free to tip your guide.
Visit Religious Sites
Malaysia is unique culturally in two ways – it is home to three of Asia’s most elaborate cultures (i.e. the Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures) and most of the world’s major religions, all coexisting together in harmony. There are plenty of religious site that you can visit. So take your time to choose.
Jamek Mosque, Kuala Lumpur
Situated at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak Rivers in the very heart of Kuala Lumpur, Jamek Mosque is undoubtedly one of the oldest mosques in the Malaysian capital. Construction of the mosque began in the early 1900s and was completed in 1907, being commissioned by the British colonial government as part of efforts in developing the capital.
The historical Masjid Jamek
Batu Caves, Selangor
Although the limestone caves of Batu Caves have been utilized as shelters by some of the indigenous tribes (Orang Asli) for centuries, the Hindu temple that lies within it did not come into existence until 1890, when K. Thamboosamy Pillay, one of the most prominent figures in the Malayan Tamil community, installed a consecrated statue of Lord Murugan there.
Thean Hou Temple, Kuala Lumpur
The Thean Hou Temple, located atop Robson Hill in the Malaysian capital, is one of the largest Chinese Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia. Originally dedicated to Goddess Tian Hou (Heavenly Mother), worship of Goddess Guan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) and Shui Wei Sheng Niang (Goddess of the Waterfront) is also common in the temple.
Go Hiking
If you are into something challenging than a walk in a park calls out to you, then head to the hiking trails of Bukit Gasing or Bukit Nanas. These natural jungle trails will bring you closer to experiencing the tropical Malaysian rain forest. Go early in the morning because it gets hot later in the day. Also bring lots of bug spray, as mosquitoes thrive here. The best part both of this hiking trails is not far from the city centre.
Hiking trail at Bukit Gasing
Canopy walk at Bukit Nenas or known as KL Eco Park
Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
KL Forest Eco Park, Hutan Simpan Bukit Nanas, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur.
Visit the Free Museums
Stop by to some under rated museums that detail Malaysia’s history. The Royal Malaysian Police Museum will take you on a tour of the local police force, from its beginnings in 1807 to its current incarnation, National Textile Museum and the Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery offers an insight into Malaysia’s financial system, including old Malayan money and educational displays on how money works in the Islamic Shariah system.
Muzium Polis Diraja Malaysia, Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur, +60 3-2272 5689
Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery, Jalan Dato’ Onn, Kuala Lumpur

Hostel vs Hotel : Which one is Best for you?


What are the biggest differences between hostels and hotels? Unfortunately, it’s a little more complicated than taking away that “s.” There are a few important differences between hostels and hotels to consider when planning your trip. In this posting, i will help you pinpoint key concerns and help you decide which option is best for you.

Hostels vs. Hotels
Here are five factors for you to consider when deciding what kind of lodging is right for your next trip.
1. Privacy
One of the major differences between hostels and hotels is shared rooms. Yes, you are sharing with strangers. This means that you are not only sharing your sleeping space but you are also sharing bathrooms. Having said that, before you write off the hostel option due to privacy concerns, however, check for hostels that offer private rooms and bathrooms. Most of the time they are much cheaper than a normal hotel rates. If privacy is an important part of your trip, a hotel will be a better choice for you. But sharing a room with strangers is not bad at all. After all, your roommates are travellers just like you. They may have helpful tips or entertaining stories to share. If your goal is to meet new people, a hostel will make a great option.
2. Security
Sharing a room with strangers does, of course, come with risks. Some hostels provide safety measures like a lockable cage that slides under your bed, but they don’t always offer locks. If you are travelling with valuables that you want to leave in your room, always pack a sturdy lock. Some hostel do provide safe room or dedicated room to store your valuables.
Most hotels, on the other hand, provide a locked private room and a safe. Some hotels also offer a front-desk safe deposit box for precious items.
3. Price
In general, a room that you have to share will cost less than a private room. But there are more factors that go into pricing accommodations.
A hostel right in the city centre, for instance, might be more expensive than a hotel far from the city centre. Don’t assume that just because it’s a hostel it’s your cheapest option. Always make sure to do your research and explore your options for your particular dates.
4. Amenities
Some of the things you may take for granted in a hotel. Items like iron or hair dryer, are the kinds of things you may have trouble finding in a hostel. You may not have the luxury watching your favourite TV show as you may need to share with other guest. If amenities are important, a hotel will likely be your best bet. But to be fair, nowadays most hostel provide all of these facilities in the common areas it just you need to share with other guest as well. Common areas with shared amenities create a social environment that’s at the heart of the hostel experience.
5. Location
One of the largest differences between hostels and hotels is accessibility. Hostels are abundant in most major cities, particularly throughout Europe, but are less common in smaller towns and off-the-beaten-path locations. However, sites like Hostelworld and make it easier than ever to do a quick check to find out if there’s an affordable and appealing hostel option in your destination.

What to Do On a Rainy Day in Kuala Lumpur?


If this is your first time here, Malaysia has frequent rain showers that might affect your plans to do outdoor activities. Don’t worry though as there are plenty of things to do with a roof over your head during the downpours. Sharing with you some of the best activities to do to keep you warm and dry on rainy days in Kuala Lumpur.

Café hopping
The Kuala Lumpur cafe scene is popular among foodies and coffee lovers. Chill out in a cozy cafe when it is raining heavily outside. We recommend for a quick visit to Publika. There is plenty of nice cafe here. From Room 203, Pan & Temper, The Red Bean Bag and a lot more for you to try. Selection for breakfast, lunch & dinner. All in one place.
Shopping for souvenirs
Take time to enjoy some retail therapy, shop for souvenirs which you can take back home for yourselves, friends, and family. The shopping malls we recommend to browse through are Suria KLCC and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. There is a full air conditioned walkway (takes about 30 minutes) in between these two shopping malls. My next recommendation for you to shop Central Market, a 10 minute walk away from Pasar Seni MRT and LRT station. There are plenty of local handicrafts for you to choose.
Visit art galleries and museums
Explore art, history, and architecture in Kuala Lumpur’s art galleries and museums. You will gain in-depth knowledge about Malaysia’s culture and heritage. Visit eye-opening exhibitions and amazing architecture at MAP @ Publika, Petronas Gallery, National Museum of Malaysia, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and Zhongshan Building.
Get creative
Learn a new skill by creating your very own art pieces. This artworks will be your souvenirs to take home. Take part in batik painting, wood carving, weaving, and other handicrafts activities guided by local professionals at the National Craft Complex. The trip here is worth of your time.
Watch live music performances
Enjoy your rainy evenings by watching live music performances. Chill out with your friends while listening to local music and enjoying a drink. Listen to cool and funky jazz at No Black Tie. Belt out some classic rock music, contemporary EDM, and sentimental tunes at The Bee in Publika. If you happen to be in town at the right time, live performances are held at annual music & multicultural festivals and popular hotspots in Kuala Lumpur, join in the fun and dance the night away.
Hope this will help you to enjoy your holiday in KL.

Best Mobile Prepaid Plan For Traveller or Tourist in Malaysia

140120celdigirenewProbably one of the first things that we do nowadays as traveller or tourist when arriving at a country is to get a local SIM card, mainly for their data needs. Most of the time it is much cheaper than to use our own roaming feature.

The main operators in Malaysia are Maxis, Celcom, Digi, U Mobile and Tune Talk and as a traveller or tourist, you probably wouldn’t need to look for other operators. 2G and 3G coverage is very good in populated areas in Peninsular Malaysia. 4G coverage tend to be limited to major towns and cities. Coverage in East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak) tend to be very patchy outside of city centres. Celcom tend to have better coverage in rural areas of East Malaysia.
Here are some ideas of what i may recommendation:
Celcom is the largest provider in Malaysia and offers good 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE services on a GSM platform. Its prepaid SIM card is called “Xpax” and can be picked up for free, although prepaid SIM card plans will have to be added before use. Celcom kiosks are dotted around most towns and cities, and also at the airport. Credit can also be purchased at most retailers around Malaysia. All SIM sizes can be purchased, although some will have to be cut down to fit the nano or mini size.
All prepaid SIM cards are sold under the “Xpax” brand name. A good option is the “Xpax Turbo” pack, which costs MYR10 and comes with MYR6 of credit and 200MB of data, valid for 7 days.
The following data packs are also available, listed with their prices and activation codes:
1 day 1GB RM3 *118*2*1#
7 days 2GB RM10 *118*2*2#
30 days 5GB RM30 *118*2*3# or 10GB RM50 *118*2*4#
Dial *118*1*1*2# to check your data balance.
The following data add-ons can also be purchased:
100MB RM3 *118*1*2*4*1# to activate
500MB RM10 *118*1*2*4*2# to activate
1GB RM15 *118*1*2*4*3# to activate
5GBMYR50 *118*1*2*4*4# to activate
The following add-ons can also be added to to increase data usage:

  • 2GB for a day: MYR1 – *118*3*4*1# to activate

  • 20GB for a week: MYR7 –*118*3*4*2# to activate

Nighttime use (1am-7am):

  • 2GB for a day: MYR1 – *118*3*3*1# to activate

  • 20GB for a week: MYR7 – *118*3*3*2# to activate

Celcom’s APN: celcom4g, and website:


DiGi is the third-largest provider in Malaysia and offers good 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE services on a GSM platform. Prepaid SIM cards come only with prepaid SIM card plans. DiGi kiosks are positioned in most towns and cities, and also at the airport. Just like Celcom, credit can also be purchased at most retailers around Malaysia. Credit can be found in several denominations between MYR5 to MYR100. All SIM sizes can be purchased, although some will have to be cut down to accommodate the nano- or mini-sized slot in your phone.
Prepaid SIM card packages come in the following two options:
  • DiGi Prepaid Best: MYR8 which comes with MYR5 credit valid for 30 days and 300MB of data valid for 7 days

  • DiGi Prepaid Live: MYR12 which comes with MYR8 credit and 300MB of data valid for 7 days.

Dial *126# to check your balance.
Dial *200# to check data usage.
The following data packs can also be added by dialing the activation code:
100MB 24 hours RM1 *116*1#
1GB 24 hours RM3 *116*3#
Unlimited 24 hours RM8 *116*3#
300MB 7 days RM4 *116*1#
1.5GB 7 days RM9 *116*1#
5GB 30 days RM28 *116*1#
8GB 30 days RM38 *116*1#
10GB 30 days RM48 *116*1#
All of the above-mentioned packs come with free WhatsApp use and free Internet use on other social media platforms.
There are also several roaming packages available:
  • Roam5/Roam10: MYR5 or 10 per day for unlimited social media and messaging, plus 50MB of data.

  • RoamCombo: MYR15 for 72 hours’ use of 500MB Internet plus 30 voice minutes, or pay MYR25 for 2GB data plus 30 voice minutes, also valid for 72 hours.

  • RoamTelenor: MYR25 for 72 hours’ use of 4GB Internet and 60 voice minutes.

*The list above is the best 2 telco from my experience. Do share with me if you have some other input as well.

Cara Membuat Sumbangan Ke Tabung Harapan Malaysia


Untuk posting kali ni Hafiz ni ajak korang untuk sama-sama sumbangkan ke Tabung Harapan Negara. Berilah sebanyak mana yang anda mampu. Anda tips mudah untuk bantu anda memudahkan anda membuat sumbangan.

  1. Log in to Maybank2u . Buat sumbangan/transfer yang pertama anda ke Tabung Harapan Malaysia. Lepas tu terus add kan akaun Tabung Harapan Malaysia ni dalam list “favorite’ korang.
  2. Kalau nak bagi tak terasa sangat jumlah yang perlu dikeluarkan tu, apa kata setiap hari korang transfer RM1. Buat lah untuk satu tempoh yang anda sendiri tentukan.

Semoga sumbangan kecil kita ini mampu mebawa negara ke arah yg lebih maju dan berdaya saing.