This KL Trip is a birthday present for lil boy. He loves travelling to new places so much, and so as far as we can afford it, we will bring him to different kind of places even if it’s not very far from where we live.
As I already wrote in my previous post before about various transportation options to go to KL from Sg, we took the plane on a bright Saturday morning on 16th March 2013. Our choice was Tiger Airways which landed in LCCT (Low Coast Carrier Terminal) in Kuala Lumpur. For your information, Tiger Airways is no longer in Budget Terminal but in Terminal 2 Changi Airport now.
Since it is a low cost terminal, which means a budget terminal, the facilities and the situation are very different than the International Airport. These are my notes about this terminal:
- Get down from the plane to the ground by stairs…..but I actually saw a manual elevator that carried passenger with wheel chair from the ground to the plane (what a nice extra service…..).
- We had to walk quite far from the plane to the immigration counter. Please read the signs and directions carefully since it was quite mixed up between “arrival and departure and transit passengers”. We got lost twice and had to walk far away to the right direction.
- No need to fill any forms for Indonesian passports when entering Malaysia.
- Although immigration counter was very crowded and had a very long queue, but to our surprise the process was quick since they opened many counters and worked fast. There were some officers on guard to help you with questions regarding the immigration process.
- Baggage handling was also fast, no waiting time for us.
- Toilet is clean enough and air conditioning worked well.
- There is one (or two) counter selling phone cards before the immigration clearance, but there are many counters outside the immigration counters after baggage claim.
- It was quite crowded once we got out from the airport, but still ok for us comparing to Soekarno Hatta Airport.
- There are taxi counters and bus counters to the city in the airport before the exit door. The cheapest one will be by bus to go to KL Sentral.
To go to city, we chose to try the Aerobus from LCCT to KL Sentral Station. The ticket counter is on the left side of the airport before the exit door. It costed us 40 ringgit in total (9 ringgit for adult and 4 ringgit for child). For more information including the departure time, you can check on their website: http://www.aerobus.my.
Other option is to take the skybus (by Air Asia although non Air Asia passengers can ride this bus too), and for the detailed information can be checked at: www.skybus.com.my. For both buses, the tickets can be purchased on site too….just pay before you ride.
The bus was nice with good air conditioning and comfortable seats. I think it was very cheap comparing to the very nice bus condition. As usual, lil boy chose to sit at the back. It took one hour to go from LCCT to KL Sentral. Lil boy was quite tired that he got a little cranky and impatient during the journey.
For other information about LCCT including several options to go to KLIA from LCCT can be seen in this website: http://www.lcct.com.my.
From KL Sentral (it’s a train station) to our hotel in Bukit Bintang, we had to go by monorail. The monorail station is located at different place (not inside the train station). After we alighted from the bus, we had to walk straight until we got out the train station, follow the street, crossed over to the right, crossed over again, and walk straight again until we reached the monorail station. We bought two ringgits token for each person to go to Bukit Bintang Station in the ticketing counter.
For train and monorail map and other information, please check in this website: http://www.myrapid.com.my
Upon arriving in Bukit Bintang Station, there are several city and train maps that can be taken. Although it would help a lot, our main GPS was still the map from our I phone which was very complete and detail.
And now, we are finally arrived and ready to explore in our 3 days and two night journey (we would like to stay longer but daddy had an important meeting on Tuesday so we had to go home).