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Essent mation ial Travel Infor December 2016 - March 2017 What to Eat Where to Shop Where to Go Special feature &TNEeRw YEeNarGCeGlebAraNtioUn SULTAN ABDUL SAMAD BUILDING | JALAN RAJA, WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN KUALA LUMPUR


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Simple & Useful Phrases in Malay Bahasa Malaysia or Malay is the official language and many words are phonetically similar to English. The letter ‘C’ is pronounced ‘ch’. Welcome to Malaysia Selamat Datang Ke Malaysia Hello Helo Hai Good morning Selamat pagi Good afternoon Selamat tengahari Good evening Selamat petang Good night Selamat malam Welcome Selamat datang Please come in Sila masuk How are you Apa khabar I’m fine Khabar baik My name is {name} Nama saya {nama} I’m from… Saya dari… What is your name? Siapa nama awak? This is {name} Ini {nama} Husband Suami Wife Isteri Mother Emak Father Ayah Grandmother Nenek Grandfather Datuk Child/ Children Anak Time and Day Second Saat Minute Minit Hour Jam Day Hari Week Minggu Month Bulan Year Tahun Sunday Ahad Monday Isnin Tuesday Selasa Wednesday Rabu Thursday Khamis Friday Jumaat Saturday Sabtu Whatisthetime? Sekarangpukulberapa? {x} o’clock Pukul {x} Yesterday Semalam Tomorrow Esok Now Sekarang Greetings Goodbye Selamat jalan/ Selamat tinggal See you again Jumpa lagi Directions How do I get to…? Bagaimana saya nak ke…? Please draw me a map Tolonglukiskansayapeta Right Kanan Left Kiri Straight ahead Terus Here Di sini There Di sana Front Depan Back Belakang Asking Questions Where? Di mana? How? Bagaimana? Why? Mengapa? Who? Siapa? What? Apa? Which? Yang mana? When? Bila? Howmuchisthis? Berapakahhargabarangini? Please write down Tolong tuliskan the address alamatnya What is your name Siapa nama anda How much is it? Berapakah harganya Please give me a receipt Tolong beri saya resit Could you help me? Bolehkah awak tolong saya? Common Words Yes Ya No Tidak None iada Many Banyak Less Kurang Expensive Mahal Cheap Murah Thank you Terima kasih You’re welcome Sama-sama Every day expressions Breakfast Sarapan pagi Lunch Makanan tengah hari Dinner Makan malam Yes Ya No Tidak Thank you Terima kasih Please sit down Sila duduk Please come in Please Sila masuk Sila Excuse me Tumpang lalu I come from My name is Saya datang dari... Nama saya... Good Bagus Beautiful Cantik Expensive Mahal Cheap Murah Open Buka Close Tutup


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C ONTENTS INTRODUCTION Exclusive Interview 04 Calendar of Events 08 Transportation 12 Map 16 ABOUT KL_English Facts & Figures 18 Brief History of KL 19 SIGHTSEEING_English New Year In Kuala Lumpur 21 Climate and Weather 23 A Day’s Trek in KL 24 Historical Sites 27 Modern Buildings 38 Places of Worship 30 Memorials & Museums 35 Parks & Gardens 36 ABOUT KL_Chinese New Year In Kuala Lumpur 38 Climate and Weather 40 08 12 19 24 40 A DAY’S TREK_Chinese A Day’s Trek In KL 41 SIGHTSEEING_Chinese Historical Sites 44 Modern Buildings 45 Places of Worship 47 Memorials & Museums 51 Parks & Gardens 52 ABOUT KL_Arabic New Year In Kuala Lumpur 53 Climate and Weather 55 41 44 53


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A DAY’S TREK_Arabic 56 A Day’s Trek In KL SIGHTSEEING_Arabic 59 Historical Sites 60 Modern Buildings 62 Places of Worship 67 Memorials & Museums 68 Parks & Gardens The Year of the Rooster 69 Introduction 70 Things You Should Not Do During Chinese New Year SPECIAL FEATURE 71 Terengganu: Introduction 73 Guide to Travelling to Terengganu SHOPPING 75 Introduction 76 Shopping Malls EATING OUT 78 Introduction 79 Malay 80 Chinese 84 Indian 88 Others NIGHT OUT 95 Party Time! 96 Clubs/Bars/Pubs MEDICAL 100 Introduction 101 Healthcare Facilities ACCOMMODATION 103 Check-In 105 Luxury Hotels 109 Budget Hotel 112 Backpackers Lodge TRAVEL SMART 115 Travel Tips ENDLIM 119 Motoring in Malaysia 126 Essential Info 56 60 71 75 78 95 100 115


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The Prime Minister of Malaysia EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Q&A WITH PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA 1. What makes Malaysia so unique? First of all, Malaysia has a unique blend of cultures and traditions from various ethnic groups, races and religions. Tourists can get a taste of various cultures throughout Southeast Asia here such as the Chinese and Indian cultures. Other than that, people of various ethnicities in Sabah and Sarawak also make up the fabric of Malaysia, making it a very colorful and diverse one. The festivities and the delicacies in Malaysia are made up of these different cultures, making a visit to Malaysia a truly Asian experience. 2. How can we promote our unique traditions and cultures to foreign tourists better? This can be done by encouraging more locals to operate homestays, especially those in kampong areas where nature thrives and people live in the traditional way. I believe that the best way to learn the culture is to live the culture itself, and one of the best ways to experience this in a short period of time is to live in a homestay while participating in cultural activities with the locals such as weaving and playing traditional games. Providing conducive, exciting and comfortable homestay programs to foreign tourists will help in promoting the raw and original Malaysian lifestyle. 3. What is Malaysia’s focus when it comes to tourism products available in the country? The National Key Economic Areas (NKEAs) which includes the Greater Kuala Lumpur is an important driver of economic activities, so the government has placed its focus on these areas which mainly include the city of Kuala Lumpur. This is to attract tourists to shop and dine in our vibrant and lively city of Kuala Lumpur as well as the other major cities here in Malaysia. Malaysia also aims to be a leading business tourism destination; an on-going effort by the government. Other than that, agro-tourism in Malaysia has been growing in popularity among tourists. Furthermore, Malaysia is blessed with a nice, tropical climate, breath-taking natural wonders and peaceful surroundings. So, YAB DATO’ SRI MOHD NAJIB tourism products such as forest reserves, nature sanctuaries, beautiful beaches and islands are also some of the highlights of the industry. 4. What are the efforts done by the government in preserving our precious tropical Mother Nature? The government has developed several initiatives to retain the natural wonders in Malaysia. Our country is blessed with diverse flora and fauna that appeals to tourists, where 4


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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW programmes such as “Plant a Tree” as well as establishing nature sanctuaries and reserves are being done rather extensively around Malaysia. This is not done solely for tourist attraction only but we are also committed in preserving Mother Nature for the sake of its importance for our survival in the long run. 5. Malaysia is very versatile, suitable for those seeking for adventure or a time for leisure. So, apart from the nature attractions, the shopping scene in Kuala Lumpur has grown extensively over the years. What are your views regarding this? I am proud to say that Kuala Lumpur has grown to become one of the most exciting metropolitan in Southeast Asia. Moreover, Kuala Lumpur was ranked as the fourth best shopping city in the world in a survey conducted by CNN Travel. The top three cities are New York, Tokyo and London. Kuala Lumpur clinched the number four spot by beating Paris, Hong Kong and Dubai. According to the New Straits Times, the survey was measured on a scale from one to 10, and based on four categories; ease of getting around, value, variety and experience. It is one of our biggest achievements in the tourism industry and I believe that tourists will have a great time when visiting the city of Kuala Lumpur. 6. 2015 MasterCard Global Destinations Cities Index awards cities that rank the highest in tourists’ expenditures. In the list, Malaysia is ranked at number 8 with cities like London and Bangkok holding the topmost title. How can Malaysia improve in this aspect? We can improve by paying more attention to the overall quality of our tourism products in terms of service, cleanliness, comfort, accessibility to the various attractions in Malaysia and many others. Under the Ninth Malaysian Plan (2006–2010), the government spent RM1.8 billion on upgrading tourist destinations and infrastructure, and on marketing promotions in major source markets. Malaysia Tourism Transformation Programme (MTTP) was also formulated to tap the growth potential of tourism sector after foreseeing the potential of NKEAs as an economy booster where we will see major developments in terms of providing affordable luxury, business tourism, nature adventure, family fun, events and entertainment, as well as spa and sports for tourists. 7. What are your views regarding the value of Malaysian ringgit and how it affects the tourism industry in our country? It can be quite of an advantage for the tourism sector as it increases our appeal factor in the sense that tourists would spend less when visiting Malaysia due to the profitable currency exchange. This is why it is crucial for us to improve the quality of our tourism destinations that will increase its worth and will eventually help us boost our economy for a better future. 8. In your opinion, what is the best part of visiting and going around Kuala Lumpur? Kuala Lumpur is full of pleasant surprises. In the nooks and crannies of Kuala Lumpur, you can find age-old, vintage buildings nestled among the modern ones and most of these buildings are utilized and preserved in great condition over the years. Take for example the buildings in Medan Pasar Lama where you can find colorful GrecianSpanish style buildings with intricate designs that ooze classical beauty. On a larger and more notable scale, historical structures such as the Sultan Abdul Samad building and KL’s Old Railway Station show how Kuala Lumpur has always been the center of attraction and development since the early 19th century. As the city grow to become one of the most exciting metropolitan in the region with a plethora of attractions ranging from natural wonders to a world-class shopping hub, I believe that tourists will never run out of things to do as the city promises a journey that is both entertaining and rewarding. 9. What are some of the latest development strategies for the tourism industry in Malaysia? According to a journal article published by the European Journal of Business and Management titled ‘A Review of Tourism Development in Malaysia’ (page 2), Tourism Strategy Development in the 10th Malaysia Plan proposed by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia include: • Stressing the state’s tourism development based on the nine core areas of heritage tourism, ecotourism, homestay tourism, sports tourism, coastal and island tourism, meetings and 5


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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW exhibition tourism, food tourism, golf tourism, and shopping and health tourism • Improving the image of tourism destinations • Implementing major tourist events and largescale programmes intended to improve levels of comfort, safety, cleanliness • More development for tourism facilities and infrastructures • Continue to market and promote intensive tourism products in key markets in Asia, IndoChina and Europe • Emphasis on quality of training and human resource development in order to deliver quality services. 10. What can we expect from the tourism industry in the next 5 years? In a media release posted by Tourism Malaysia on March 5th, 2015, the government is looking into taking the shopping sector to the next level by promoting Malaysia as one of the world’s best shopping destinations. Other than that, improvements on accessibility and transportation network are also one of the main focuses as the country anticipates the completion of the MRT project that will increase connectivity within Klang Valley. More improvements and developments are also in hand to generate more growth in other tourism products around Malaysia. A report published by Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) on tourism in 2012 reveals that future focus will be on the 12 areas; 11. Last but not least, as a Malaysian yourself, what are some of the local delicacies and attractions that you would suggest to foreign tourists when they come to Malaysia? I would suggest tourists to try Nasi Lemak, a special Malay dish comprising of creamy fragrant rice, spicy sambal, fried anchovies and peanuts with slices of cucumber. It is an all-time Malaysian favorite everybody can enjoy. Fruits like the creamy, pungent durian and rambutan with its luscious white flesh are also some of the most enjoyable treats worth trying. As for the various attractions Kuala Lumpur has to offer, I would suggest the Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle – Kuala Lumpur’s commercial, shopping and entertainment hub. The Golden Triangle encompasses several major streets in Kuala Lumpur: Jalan Imbi, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Raja Chulan. These streets form a triangle that borders some of the most exciting attractions like shopping malls and world class hotels. Other than the shopping district, Kuala Lumpur also has mesmerizing natural and cultural attractions such as Perdana Botanical Garden and Sultan Abdul Samad building that must be included in your sightseeing list. Yours truly, • Positioning Malaysia as a duty-free shopping destination, • Designating Bukit Bintang-Kuala Lumpur City Centre as a vibrant shopping center, establishing premium outlets, • Making of Malaysia a global biodiversity hub, developing an eco-nature resort, cruise tourism, golf tourism, • Targeting more international events, creating dedicated entertainment zones, • Developing local expertise while better regulating the spa industry, YAB DATO’ SRI MOHD NAJIB Prime Minister of Malaysia • Improving quantity and quality of hotels, and establishing Malaysia as a leading business tourism destination. 6


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CALENDAR December Events The textile industry in Malaysia is booming with the use of technology, which has given a new breath to traditional textile, such as songket, Pahang weaving, cindai and batik, according to an intellectual. This exhibition will highlight the artistry, intricacy, traditional production methods and exclusive value of songket. 15TH ASEAN Songket SEPT Weaving Exhibition Date & Time: 15th September – 31st December 2016 Venue: National Textile Museum, KL Organizer/Tickets: National Textile Museum Website: www.muziumtekstilnegara. gov.my is a member of ‘Lighting Urban Community International (LUCI), an international association that supports the initiative, idealistic evolution and transformation of the lighting industry that urban cities around the world. This event organized to promote the advancement of the LED and lighting industry that has evolved technologically with further emphasis on energy saving. LIGHT or ‘Light and motion Putrajaya’ is conceived to highlight the elements of modernity and progress in the lighting industry to uphold the initiative, especially in Putrajaya. 01ST Light and Motion DEC Putrajaya LAMPU Date & Time: 1st – 3rd December 2016 Venue: Kiblat Walk, a section of Persiaran Perdana and Dataran Putrajaya, Precint 3, Putrajaya Organizer/Tickets: Perbadanan Putrajaya Website: www.ppj.gov.my From trendy malls to open-air markets, the atmosphere is vibrant with the mood for the best shopping and leisure experiences ever, as only year-end sales can offer. Yes, the fabulous 1Malaysia Year-End Sale is back – bigger and better, events and happenings in hundreds of shopping outlets all over the country for nearly two months. Put your best foot forward and step into the New Year in style and glamour. 25TH Christmas DEC Date: 25th December 2016 01ST NOV 1Malaysia Year End Sale Date & Time: 1st November – 31st December 2016 Venue: Throughout Malaysia Organizer/Tickets: Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia Website: http://www.malaysia. travel/en/my/events/2016/11/www. motac.gov.my Christians in Malaysia celebrate Christmas by way of meals with family and friends on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, along with giftgiving, music, singing, church events and prayer. More broadly, Malaysian society celebrates Christmas with colourful displays in shopping malls for one or two months before Christmas Day and with a public holiday on the 25th December. Source: www.publicholidays.com.my LIGHT or ‘Light and motion Putrajaya’ is a mega event organized by Perbadanan Putrajaya which 8


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25TH DEC Malaysia Christmas Open House Celebration Date & Time: 25th December 2016 Venue: Kuala Lumpur Organizer/Tickets: Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia Website: www.motac.gov.my January Events With Asia rapidly growing its appetite for coffee, an increasing number of people are searching for the perfect brewing and drinking experience. Café Malaysia 2017 will present the largest gathering of coffee and tea industry players to showcase equipment, machinery, accessories and various supplies and products for the perfect one-stop platform for industry professionals. Wake up and smell the abundant business opportunities in the growing regional and international counterparts.  CALENDAR 12TH Cafe Malaysia 2017 JAN Date & Time: 12th January 2017 – 14th January 2017 Venue: MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre Organizer/Tickets: CEMS Conference & Exhibition (M) Sdn Bhd Website: http://www.cafe-malaysia. com/ 08TH DEC Hi-5 Fairytale 2016 Date & Time: 8th December 2016 11th December 2016 Venue:Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur Ticket: http://www.ticketpro.com.my Hi-fivers of all ages are in for a treat this December when the award-winning Australian group return to KL city. The fun-tastic cast --Mary, Dayen, Lachie, Chris and Tanika, will take audiences through the rough seas, down sparkly lanes and even prehistoric lands from 8 to 11 December 2016 at Istana Budaya. The renowned Malaysia International Jewellery Fair – Spring Edition 2017 (MIJF SE 2017) will again blossoms the Spring season with glitz sensations. Feast your eyes on fabulous jewelleries, from shimmering diamonds to dreamy gemstones, by gathering the world’s most elite traders, connoisseurs and quality buyers alike from the industry at the centre of Kuala Lumpur Town. MIJF SE 2017 is designed to give local and international trade buyers a buying opportunity for the Spring celebration. Enjoy your shopping spree for the finest jewellery collections in Malaysia International Jewellery Fair- Spring Edition 2017 06TH Malaysia International JAN Jewellery Fair Date & Time: 6 January 2017 - 9 January 2017 Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) Organizer/Tickets: Elite Expo Sdn Bhd Website: http://www.mijf.com.my 9


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February Events 01ST FEB Federal Territory Day Federal Territory Day  or  Hari Wilayah Persekutuan, also known simply as  Hari Wilayah, is a state holiday for Federal Territory in Malaysia. It is celebrated on 1 February every year in Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya. The date marks the anniversary of formation of the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory in 1974,  ceded  by the state of  Selangor  to the federal government of Malaysia. This day is declared a holiday in the Federal Territory, where visitors will see the streets transformed by parades and fireworks, with various cultural activities and fascinating exhibitions happening in a whole ost of different locations. 10TH FEB Festive Exclusive Thaipusam in Batu Caves 10 February 2017 It is observed as a day of thanksgiving and paying penance for Lord Murugan. In many states in Malaysia, Thaipusam is a public holiday. Devotees prepare themselves for the occasion by cleansing their bodies through fasting and abstinence, and usually observe a vegetarian diet for a certain period of time. Many devotees began paying penance a few days before the actual festival, with the carrying of the kavadi (a decorated structure bearing the image of several deities including Lord The Federal Territory Day was introduced on 1 February 1974, four days after the  Federal Territory Agreement was signed on 28 January 1974 by the  Yang di-Pertuan Agong,  Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah of Kedah  and the  Sultan of Selangor,  Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah. CALENDAR Murugan on their shoulders and pal kodum (milk pots) carried above their heads. Today the Federal Territory comprises three cities: Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya. On 17 May 1984, Labuan became the second federal territory as an offshore financial centre, and on 1 February 2001, Putrajaya, a planned city, built as the administrative centre of Malaysia became the third federal territory of Malaysia. Celebrations at Batu Caves are an amazing experience for tourists. The night before Thaipusam Hindus gather at the Sri Mahamariaman Temple along Jalan Tun HS Lee (Chinatown/Petaling Street area). From there they will leave around midnight on a 15 kilometer (approximately 8 hour) walk towards the Batu Caves where they will arrive the next morning. The long trip culminates in the flight of 272 steps to the cave entrance. It is said that well over a million people visit the Batu Caves during Thaipusam. 14TH Valentine’s Day FEB 14 February 2017 The Federal Territory official awards and decorations was introduced on 1 February 2008. The awards received by the  Yang di-Pertuan Agong  as the Head of State for the Federal Territory. 08 TH FEB Chinese New Year Date & Time: 8 & 9 February 2016 Chinese New Year is one of Malaysia’s biggest holidays. Though the date changes each year, the way the festival is celebrated remains the same: unmarried relatives receive ang pows (money in red packets), families have reunion dinners and some people have huge feasts with lion or dragon dances. Saint Valentine’s Day, also known as Valentine’s Day, is observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world. Each year on February 14th, many people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “valentine.” The day of romance we call Valentine’s Day is named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th  century, but has origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia. 10


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CALENDAR The Export Furniture Exhibition (EFE), one of the region’s most important and comprehensive event in the furniture industry calendar will debut its 13th edition from 8 to 11 March 2017 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) for the fourth consecutive year. KLCC adjacent to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, provides the ideal accessible venue; in the centre of Kuala Lumpur with excellent links for exhibitors and buyers alike. The four-day event spread over 30,000 square metres and with more than 300 exhibitors, you will find all the main Malaysian and many international brands here – giving you a complete in depth representation of what’s available in the furniture and furnishings industry today and, just as important, the latest trends and designs. Organized by EFE Expo Sdn Bhd., a wholly owned subsidiary company of the Malaysian Furniture Council (MFC), don’t miss out on one of the biggest furniture trade exhibitions of the year. You have the opportunity to reach retailers, interior designers, contract buyers, architects, developers and more. Not only is the EFE 2017 show a great way to find new customers, it provides the ideal opportunity and timing to launch new ranges, make sales and re-engage with existing customers. Welcome to EFE 2017, Fine Furniture, World Market. 08TH EFE - Export Furniture MAR Exhibition Malaysia 2017 Date & Time: 8 March 2017 - 11 March 2017 Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) Organizer/Tickets: EFE Expo Sdn Bhd Website: www.efe.my March Events 11


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TRANSPORTATION Travel Info TRANSPORTATION Traveler’s Guide to Kuala Lumpur from KLIA/klia2 Via High-Speed Train, Bus and Taxi Via KLIA Ekspres to KL Sentral (non-stop) Time: 28 minutes (Trains depart every 15 minutes during peak hours) Cost: Adult – MYR 55 (One-way), MYR 100 (Return) Children – MYR 25 (One-way), MYR 45 (Return) Via Bus to KL Sentral 1. SkyBus (non-stop from klia2 only) Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes (approx.) Bus Frequency: 1 hour (klia2 – KL Sentral), 30 minutes (KL Sentral – klia2) Cost: MYR 10 Contact Num.: +6016-217 6950 2. Airport Coach KLIA (non-stop from KLIA/klia2) Time: 1 hour ~ 1 hour and 15 minutes (approx.) Bus Frequency : Regular intervals of 30 minutes Cost: MYR 10 (Ticket Counter), MYR 8.50 (online) Contact Num.: +603-9212 1818 3. Aerobus (klia2 – KL Sentral) Time: 1 hour ~ 1 hour and 15 minutes (approx.) Bus Frequency: Irregular intervals (30 mins – 1 hour) Cost: MYR 9 (Adult), MYR 5 (Children) Contact Num.: +6016-220 6292 Via Taxi to KL Sentral 1. KLIA Taxi Limo Pickup Service (From various areas around KL – KLIA) Time: 1 hour (approx.) Cost: MYR 85 (Budget), MYR 105 (Premier), MYR130 (MPV), MYR 200 (Family Van) Contact Num.: +6011-1060 4810 **other taxi services’ fares for KLIA/ klia2 – KL Sentral – KLIA/klia2 range from MYR 80 – 120 for regular or budget taxis. Additional charges may occur depending on the size of the vehicle and for late-night bookings. Useful Mobile Apps for Taxi Services in Kuala Lumpur • GrabTaxi • Uber Via KLIA Transit (KLIA – Salak Tinggi – Putrajaya/Cyberjaya – Bandar Tasik Selatan – KL Sentral) Contact Num.: +603-2267 8000 Source: www.kliaekspres.com/plan-buy/fares-passes 12


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Transportation in KL Rapid Bus (rapidKL) Rapid KL’s public transportation network includes Rapid Bus, the largest bus operator in Malaysia operating mainly in urban areas such as Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley. The colour of Rapid KL buses are beige with blue and red stripes. The bus accepts cash and Touch&Go cards with fares starting from RM1 to a maximum of RM5, depending on how far you travel. Operating Hours TRANSPORTATION OPERATING HOUR PEAK AND OFF PEAK PERIOD First Bus First Bus Peak Last Bus WEEKDAYS 6.00 am 6.30 am 11.00 pm SATURDAY 6.00 am 7.00 am 11.00 pm SUNDAY & PUBLIC HOLIDAY 6.00 am 7.30 am 12.00 pm New and Revamped Bus Network Routes (Effective on 1st Dec 2015) Kuala Lumpur City Center Previous Route No New Route No Departure Arrival U30 U27 U28 BET7 T320 U29 U332 T323 T324 T327 B103 GREEN 300 301 303 BET7 T300 T301 T302 T350 T351 T352 302 GREEN Pandan Mewah Sri Nilam Taman Mulia Jaya Sri Nilam Bukit Indah Taman Mulia Jaya Hutan Lipur Ampang LRT Cempaka Station LRT Cempaka Station Taman Shamelin Titiwangsa KLCC HAB Munshi Abdullah Taman Midah HAB Munshi Abdullah Hab Munshi Abdullah Ampang Point via LRT Ampang Station Ampang Point via Jln Merdeka Ampang Point Taman Mawar Taman Bukit Permai Maluri - IKEA Cochrane KLCC Bukit Bintang Source from: http://www.myrapid.com.my/bus/rapidkl/new-routes Contact Number: +603-8946 2000 13



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