Travel Kuala Lumpur what is the best way to get around KL?
Travel Kuala Lumpur - By Foot:
Coupled with cheap transportation and a safe environment, exploring Kuala Lumpur is an adventure.
Taking the scenic route by foot around KL is a good way to explore this city. The streets of KL are well marked with road signs and all you need is a good map.
There are dedicated sidewalks for pedestrians with the shade from the canopy of some of the trees that line the streets. If you happen to get lost, just ask one of the tourist police for directions or the friendly locals. Most of the locals will be more than happy to help you out.
Travel Kuala Lumpur - By Cab:
You can get a cab easily and they are all metered. Of course you still get the occasional bad apple, but they are in the minority.
If you do have a bad experience from one the ”rotten apples” don’t hesitate to report the matter to the police. The police will be more than willing to help you. In most cases, it will be the cab driver who will try to avoid a confrontation with the law, as they could lose their license.
Flagged down charge is MYR3.00. I am not sure about the per kilometer rates after that, it used to be MYR0.50 but I think it has gone up.
KL cabs are normally painted in Red & White or Yellow in color. Below is a list of call-a-cab companies that you can use if you ever need a cab:
Comfort Taxi: 03-80242727
Public Cab: 03-62592020
Saujana Cab: 03-21628888
Radio Cab: 03-92217600
Travel Kuala Lumpur - By Bus:
Cheap and fast, that is what KL’s intercity buses are all about.
Most of them are quite new and air-conditioned. The fare is less than a dollar to get onboard one of these intercity KL buses. The main intercity bus companies are:
Take note, I am not referring to the buses which travel between states. These are a different category entirely. Michael Schumacher would be hard pressed to catch one of these interstate buses in his Formula 1 Ferrari and you need to wear Kevlar body amour to protect yourself from those “stunts” they pull on the road or negotiating a corner.
Travel Kuala Lumpur - By Train:
When we talk about train travel in KL, there are three types of trains running around the city.
These trains run just like the London underground except they are newer and more comfortable and cheaper as well!
Travel Kuala Lumpur – Self Drive:
On top of everything else, if your pocket is deep enough and you are brave enough, you can hire a car and drive around KL yourself.
This option is the most expensive and one which I would not recommend.
I had a Malaysian friend from Sarawak and he told me that to drive in KL, you need “Balls of Steels”…if you catch my drift. I guess that sum up what a driving experience in KL is like.
Overall, KL is a pleasant city for exploration despite some of its short comings but that is what adventure is all about.
Life would be boring without any unexpected contingencies.
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