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mitsueki Travels | 3D2N Kuala Lumpur Trip: 29 – 31 August 2014 – Day 1 (Part 1)

My trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was a pretty last minute decision as it was the bf’s birthday present to me last year! Yeah I know, this should have been posted earlier but I was working on my Japan travelogue previously so.. lol. Oh and stay tuned for my Korea / Bangkok travelogue coming up soon! (:

3D2N Kuala Lumpur Travelogue

Singapore to Kuala Lumpur!

Anyway, we took AirAsia as our budget flight option on 29 August (a day after my birthday!) at 10.30am and landed in Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) within an hour!

Believe I took more photos but for some reason, I think I lost most of them as I switched phones later on, so this OOTD photo grabbed off my Instagram (@mitsueki) will have to suffice lol.

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Traveling by air is so much faster and relatively affordable as well as we paid less than $150 per person if I remember right.

Prepaid SIM card at KLIA2

Upon landing at KLIA2, we immediately headed towards the nearest area that sold SIM cards as this was a MUST buy whenever we are overseas. Another alternative is to rent a MIFI device beforehand too (:

Did some prior research beforehand and deemed HotLink as one of our available and most affordable options for a 3D2N stay in KL. That’s not the only one don’t worry as you have plenty of choices such as Celcom, Maxis/Hotlink, Digi and U Mobile! You can just go for the cheapest one as most of them work well. Many of these telecommunication companies where are located along the way to the arrival hall so it is pretty convenient(:

The salesperson is able to do the setup of the prepaid Sim card in the shop itself so you just need to retain your SIM card after that.

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Getting to the KL Sentral from KLIA2

You have 3 options to get to the city (KL Sentral) – train, bus or cab.

  1. Train
    If you are taking the train, you can take the KLIA Ekspress. It costs 70 RM (adult) / 30 RM (child) for a 28 minutes round trip ticket from KLIA2 to KL Sentral and back again with free WIFI onboard. Unfortunately, if you are not staying at a hotel or Airbnb at KL Sentral, you have to take another cab to your accommodation.
  2. Cab (Recommended!)
    The price is relatively high per person so if you have a bigger group like 3 – 4 people, it is actually more economical to take the cab instead. (Average price is 80 RM each way, so 160 RM / 4 = 40 RM (cab) vs 70 RM (train)). However, the journey is slightly longer, between 40 – 60 minutes to reach hotels located at Bukit Bintang or KLCC. The good point here is that you will be deposited right in front of your accommodation without switching transportation.
  3. Bus / Coach / Airport Shuttle
    For the most economical price, you can opt to take the bus / airport shuttle. Prices start from 1.50 RM – 10 RM for a stage bus ride to 20 RM for a better equipped and more comfortable ride. The journey is about 1 hour 15 minutes each way.

Okay, because I took the cab – here at the directions to the bus/cab counters at KLIA2 below. 

First, head towards Level 1 towards the bus/cab counters by following the signs and going down the travelator.

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There are 3 cab options – Coupon Taxi, Metered Taxi and Premier Taxi.

Coupon Taxi – Inform the peron in charge at the counter of your destination, a coupon will be issued to you after the payment. Proceed to Door 4 to exit, line up, and wait your turn for the Budget Taxi. When the red coloured taxi arrives, pass the coupon to the taxi driver and he will drive you to your destination.

Metered Taxi – Proceed to the metered taxi counter and buy a coupon for RM2.00. Exit from Door 4 and wait in line for the ‘metered taxi’. Pass the coupon to the taxi driver and the taxi meter will start running from KLIA2 to your destination. The taxi meter MUST be run when you board the taxi. Your final taxi fare is based on what’s displayed on the taxi meter monitor plus the toll charges, if any.

Premier Taxi – These are the ‘Blue’ taxis that are more expensive if compared to the budget ones, generally costing you almost double the amount of a normal price budget taxi. These taxis are slightly bigger than the common ones and they are always available

Information above taken from HERE

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Personally, the best way to not get conned by some unscrupulous cab drivers is by purchasing a taxi coupon to your destination at the counters. Do ignore any touts offering you cheaper cab fares as you never know..

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Just inform the person at the counter staff of your destination and they will be able to give you a coupon with a print out of the taxi fare. ONLY pay the amount stated on the coupon and nothing more as it is an all inclusive price. This also means they can’t blatantly drive you around to hike up the cab meter too!

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Coming up next week –> My review of Melia Kuala Lumpur! Thanks for reading!(:

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9 Comments on “mitsueki Travels | 3D2N Kuala Lumpur Trip: 29 – 31 August 2014 – Day 1 (Part 1)

  1. Perhaps you could try Oman Air the next time around? They fly daily from Changi Terminal 3 to Kuala Lumpur KLIA Terminal at great timings and hard to beat full-service airline prices from just S$25 one-way!

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