The Kuala Lumpur airport is large, and I landed thinking about what a Muslim airport would be like. Would there be turbans and women in burkas everywhere? Not so much. Culture is definitely something that I’ve got on my checklist for best countries to retire cheap. To explore the area though I’d first have to get to my new hotel.
I’m staying with a host I found on air bnb. To get there I’d have to take a bus to Kl sentral. You see how I spelt sentral? It’s not a typo. The English here is odd, the melting pot in Malaysia, hascreated interesting international language choices. It’s like spelling dollar or dollar. It’s spelled Kaunter not counter in Malaysia.
So to get to kl sentral, you must go get a ticket from the kaunter bus (this Malaysian spelling is wreaking havoc with my autocorrect.) for $4 (11rm) you’ll get an assigned seat. Ran by aerosky it took over an hour to get to kl sentral. The bus is super comfy.
Bring a jacket or shawl though because they keep that ac cranked. Also bring headphones unless you want to listen to bad Malaysian pop music (it’s very much like Indian music, heavy on sitar). Then after what feels like forever you’ll get to kl sentral. There you follow the signs to their LRT. It’s easy to find, just go past all the prayer rooms (there’s a few) and follow the map. About $1 (3rm) gets you onto the LRT. They do have multiple lines, and different destinations are different costs. I’ve missed effective LRT, and love the fact Kuala Lumpur has it.
The LRT itself has the maps of destinations on it, and which lines go where. You’ll have to pay attention attention though as they announce the stations really quietly. Another odd thing here is the posters here are all in Malaysian. So much for theory on English being predominant here. I’d rate the ability to travel from the airport as first class. Total by bus and LRT was $4 (12rm).