There’s nothing quite like exploring your holiday destination on a train. Unlike a taxi or a bus, you’re able to cover more ground, hop off and on whenever you like and it wouldn’t cost you much.
Most places of interests in Kuala Lumpur is accessible by KTM. However, advanced planning will be required to make sure that time is not wasted so do remember to check the KTM train schedule online.
To make your trip more productive and enjoyable, here are the top 3 tips to explore all of Kuala Lumpur in 24 hours using your train card.
- Train Tickets
If you’ve decided to travel around Kuala Lumpur in 24 hours using the KTM, there’s no better way than to purchase a Touch ‘n Go card. The card is used widely around Malaysia for transport and even tolls. Each card costs RM 10.60, and you can reload it for a minimum of RM10. By using the card, you’ll get 20% off your train rides, and you’re going to get on and off the trains frequently.
- Best Places in Kuala Lumpur
You’ve only got 24 hours, so you have to be really strategic on where you want to go. If you’re looking to visit the best shopping haunts in Kuala Lumpur, check out Mid Valley and Sunway Pyramid during the day, and when dusk falls, head to Petaling Street where the famous night market resides.
However, if getting a cultural dose is more of your thing, then head down to Batu Caves by taking the KTM to Batu Caves KTM Station. The limestone caves are one of the marvels of Malaysia and a must-visit if you’re in Kuala Lumpur.
- Peak and Non-Peak Hours
The KTM in Kuala Lumpur can be quite bothersome during non-peak hours because intervals can range from half an hour to one hour. During peak hours, trains are rarely packed like sardine cans – because most Malaysians drive – and intervals are shorter ranging from 15-30 minutes. So do plan carefully by checking out the KTM train schedules online to avoid having so much waiting time.
With effective planning, exploring the whole of Kuala Lumpur in 24 hours using the KTM is not only cost-effective but also more convenient. Kuala Lumpur is plagued with heavy traffic during peak hours and most times, taking the train can prove to be a quicker alternative.