Getting Here & Around in Kuala Lumpur
Getting Here & Around
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is one of the main international hubs in Southeast Asia. The low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT-KLIA) was added a few years back and buses transport travelers between the two. The fastest way from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to the city center is via KLIA Ekspres, a nonstop high-speed train that takes 28 minutes and operates at 15-minute intervals for RM35 per ride. The train brings travelers to KL Sentral, where they can continue via monorail, a great source of transport around the city and to most attractions. Rides cost around RM2.50. Buses and taxis are also widely available but can take more time. The sprawling city's center is at Merdeka Square, in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and among various historical buildings; just south of here is Chinatown, filled with shopping and food stalls and a vibrant night market. A short walk away from KL Sentral station is Brickfields, the Little India of the city, where you'll find endless rows of shops selling saris and dry goods from India. Farther south is Bangsar, a hip restaurant and clubbing district. The city's central business district is the Golden Triangle, northeast of Chinatown and home to luxury hotels, shopping centers, and the Petronas Towers. Due to multilane highways and cracked (or in many areas nonexistent) sidewalks, the city is not overly pedestrian friendly.
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