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Direction from KL International Airport to Hotel China Town Inn Feb 7, 2015

Direction from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Hotel China Town Inn

Hotel China Town Inn

  • GPS Coordinate: 3°08'38.3"N 101°41'52.1"E
  • Location: 52-54 Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Tel: +60 3-2070 4008
  • Fax: +60 3-2078 4033
  • Email: contact@chinatowninn.com

Upon airport arrival:

  1. bus - from KLIA, take a the red SkyBus to the KL Sentral train station, 48 kms. When you alight from the bus at KL Sentral, take one flight up and follow the direction to the Monorel (Monorail) Line. This takes you out of KL Sentral for a 3-min walk outside the station thru the Skybridge
  2. train - take the Monorail - no need to worry which direction to take as this is the start of the line...there is only one direction. Get off at the Maharajalela station, 2 stops. Follow the sign to Chinatown when exiting the train station
  3. walk - when you face the main road, turn right and walk a few meters until you pass this temple. You will see Jalan Petaling Street. Turn right, follow this road and keep walking straight. The hotel is on your right. If you are walking on the middle of the road (it is close to traffic), you should see this on your ride. If you are walking on the sidewalk on the right side, you should see this instead. That's the hotel.

--- TheLoneRider

The Google Map below gives you the route. I haven't tried the directions stated on the map though. You can follow that at your own risk. I only know the one stated above.



Kuala Lumpur Cost Index at backpacker places

(US$1 = MYR (Malaysian Ringgit) 3.59 = Php 44.23, as of Jan. 23, 2015)
best place to change US dollars to MYR is at the local money changers, not in airports, specially not from the airport of your departure (e.g. US$1 = MYR 2.95 at Da Nang Airport, MYR 3.35 at KL Airport and 3.55 at the money changers in KL)

  • MYR 3.6 1.5 liter drinking water
  • MYR 80 one hour massage
  • MYR 8 noodle soup with meat
  • MYR 1.5 tea
  • MYR 6 rice meal
  • MYR 14 dorm bed
  • MYR 3 sugar cane juice
  • MYR 80 Petronas Twin Towers ticket
  • MYR 10/bus + MYR 1.20 to 2.50/monorail bus/monorail ride from airport to Bukit Bintang

Kuala Lumpur FYI / Tips

  • the tourist area where most of the night outdoor hawker-style eateries and bars are located along the Jalan Alor Street area and Jalan Changkat in Bukit Bintang, and along Jalan Petaling in China Town
  • transit map of Kuala Lumpur

How to Get to Bukit Bintang from the KL Airport

  1. take a the red AirBus to the KL Sentral train station, 48 kms, MYR 10/pax
  2. from KL Sentral train station, take the purple Monorail (it's actually a 5-min walk outside the station) to Bukit Bintang, 5 stops, MYR 35/pax

Kuala Lumpur FYI / Tips

  • the tourist area where most of the night outdoor hawker-style eateries and bars are located along the Jalan Alor Street area and Jalan Changkat (one of many)

Tranport Modes (map)

  • Train - KL Sentral is the center for the city's urban rail-commmute system although they are not integrated. Tickets are required separately for each system and interchanges are not conveniently connected. The rechargeable Touch & Go stored value card (MYR10 deposit) which are available at all LRT stations, can be used at the electronic gates to the LRT, train and monorail systems. Trains are more practical than buses when commuting within city limits.
    • Monorail systems
    • KLIA Transit
    • KLIA Ekspres
    • KTM Komuter
    • LRT
  • Bus - At the Jalan Sultan Mohammed bus stop in Chinatown, there is a booth where you can pick up info on routes, schedules, stops and buy season tickets. Maximun single fare is MYR1.
    • Hop-on Hop-off - city tour, MYR 45/24 hours and MYR 79/48 hours, 2.5 hours loop, bus frequency every 20-30 mins, kids below 5 years are free
    • Metro Bus -
    • KL Go City - free shuttle bus around KL. Purple Line ends at KLCC, Green Line ends at China Town (Petaling Street)
    • Rapid KL - convenient to use as their destinations are clearly displayed (1 800 388 228 / www.rapidkl.com.my)
  • Taxi - meter starts at RM2 for the first kilometre, and 10 sen for each additional 200m or 45 seconds. They are all over the place and relatively cheap. There are designated taxi stops within the city but some empty taxis can be flagged down on the street. rom 12 midnight to 6am, 50% surcharge is levied on the metered fare, and extra passengers over two, are charged 20 sen each. Luggage placed in the boot is an extra RM1 and there's an RM12 surcharge for taxis to KLIA. The airport has a coupon system where you pay in advance.

Things to do, Places to go in Kuala Lumpur

  1. Petronas Twin Towers - once the world's tallest building (3°09'28.4"N 101°42'41.8"E)
  2. KL Tower - dine at the revolving restaurant (3°09'10.3"N 101°42'13.7"E)
  3. Batu Caves - Hindus take pilgrimage to this cave
  4. Kuala Lumpur City Tour - lose yourself in KL's old neighborhoods and be amazed at the new neighborhoods. Visit Chinatown and the oldest Hindu Temple
  5. Putrajaya at Night - this well-planned city illuminates at night...perfect for dining by Putrajaya Lake
  6. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park - world largest free-flight walk-in bird park, 920, Jalan Cenderawasih, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, 21 acres (8 ha), 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, phone: +60 3-2272 1010, adult admission MYR 48, http://www.klbirdpark.com
  7. Aquaria KLCC - ocean aquarium under the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Jalang Pinang, open daily from 10:30am - 8:00pm, check schedule for Piranha feeding, adult admission RM50, +603 2333 1975 / 1976 / 1977 or email at marketing@aquawalk.com
  8. Bukit Bintang - aka Bintang Walk or Starhill, a district in Kuala Lumpur known for shopping, entertainment, hawker-type eateries, al-fresco cafés, swanky bars and night market

Petronas Twin Towers FYI

Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Ticket Price - adult MYR80, adult (MyKad) MYR25, child MYR30 and child (MyKid) MYR12
  • Operations - Tuesday to Sunday (closed every Monday), open on all public holidays with the exception of Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji
  • Hours - 9am - 9pm (closed from 1pm - 2.30pm on Fridays)
  • Ticketing Counter - Concourse level, PETRONAS Twin Towers. Issuing of tickets will start from 8:30am (tickets are limited and issued on a first come, first served basis). Advance purchase is available.

MALAYSIA FYI / Tips

  • Malaysians have a better command of English than Vietnamese, Thai, Cambodians or Laotians
  • Malaysians will not accept US$ unlike Cambodia. Best to exchange your dollars to MYR (ringgit)at money changers (not airports, since airport rates are dismal)
  • Malays comprise half of the population while a quarter are Chinese and 6% Indians
  • Islam is the predominant religion, followed by Buddhism. Christianity is 9%
  • Malaysians drive on the left of the street
  • when introduced, best to gently smile and nod to a lady instead of shaking her hand, unless she initiates it
  • remove shoes when entering a Malaysian home or any place of worship
  • it is polite to accept a drink when offered to you as a house guest - do not refuse
  • give and receive object using right hand. When eating with hands, use the right hand
  • the large Muslim population of Malaysia do not drink alcohol
  • Malaysia uses standard 3-pin square plugs and sockets. Adaptors can be purchase at around MYR6
  • no kissing in public
  • never behave that will make the other person lose face...best to be subtle and calm, don't lose lose your temper
  • be mindful of the foot. Don't point your foot to the other guy or move things with your foot. It is considered disrespectful
  • point with your right thumb with fingers folded instead of pointing with your index finger
  • ethnic relations and politics are sensitive areas in Malaysia. Best not to bring it up.
  • when invited to a Malaysian home, it is customary to bring a small gift. Offer it with your right hand.
  • don't touch the top of the head of anyone. The head is considered the soul's temple

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  1. Cool Climate of Cameron Highlands June 19-23, 2016
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  3. Overnight in Kluang, Malaysia Aug 13-14, 2016
  4. Kuala Lumpur

  5. Funky Flow Yoga with Lora Lorenzo at YogaOneThatIWant Studios July 27, 2016
  6. Deja Vu Kuala Lumpur with Karine July 21-26, 2016
  7. Layover in Kuala Lumpur June 22, 2016
  8. The Kuala Lumpur Experience Jan 21 - Feb 20, 2015
  9. Police Harassment in Kuala Lumpur Feb 17, 2015
  10. Visiting Batu Caves of Kuala Lumpur Feb 18, 2015
  11. Walking Tour of China Town Feb 5, 2015
  12. Breaking New Ground in Kuala Lumpur Jan 21, 2015
  13. Malacca

  14. A First-Timer in Malacca July 28-Aug 8, 2016
  15. Art Scene of Malacca August 6, 2016
  16. The River Charm of Malacca August 5, 2016
  17. About Malacca July 28, 2016
  18. Penang

  19. Penang (Malaysia) Immersion May 27-Jun 19, 2016
  20. Exploring the Emergent Cafe Culture of Penang Jun 18, 2016
  21. Encounters with the Guru-Types of Penang Jun 17, 2016
  22. Overnight Camping at Turtle Beach Jun 10, 2016
  23. Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation in Penang Jun 10, 2016
  24. Daytrip to Batu Ferringhi Jun 9, 2016
  25. Savouring the Food of Penang May 27 - Jun 6, 2016
  26. Surreal Glow-in-the-Dark 3D World at Dark Mansion June 3, 2016
  27. The Animated Street Art of Penang Jun 3, 2016
  28. Exploring the Lush Greenery of Botanic Gardens May 29, 2016
  29. Up up and Away to Penang Hill May 28, 2016
  30. About Penang May 27, 2016



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