As a backpacker, I always try to minimize budget in every trip. For transportation budget, I will more walk or use the cheapest mode of transportation, if possible I use free public transportation.
Like in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, I used tram for free or ….. in Kuala Lumpur, there are free buses that I can use to got around to city. it’s name is GOKL City Bus.
Well what I want to tell here is GOKL City Bus, guys….
GOKL City Bus has the following routes:
Consist of 4 line, there are GO Relax (Red), GO Work (Blue), GO Sightsee (Purple), and GO Shopping (Green)
GOKL City Bus itself was launched by SPAD (Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat) on August 31, 2012 as a part of Malaysia’s Government Transportation Program to reduced congestion in Kuala Lumpur’s Central Business District (CBD) with user targets were private car users, users of public transport and tourists .
The operating hours of GOKL City Bus are 6 am-11pm for working day and 7 am-11pm for weekends and holidays. For working day, this bus will operate during peak hours (7 am-10am and 4 pm-8pm) every 5 minutes. And for another day, it will operate every 10 minutes.
I ever tried GOKL City Bus in 2014 when I visited Kuala Lumpur for first time. And the same traveling I did on March 2018.
Petronas Twin Tower – Pavillion Bukit Bintang
After satisfied to took some photos at twin building, I immediately moved to GOKL City Bus shelter in front of Petronas Twin Tower. Yes ….. this bus would take me to Bukit Bintang – a famous shopping center in Kuala Lumpur-.
Left: GOKL City Bus (GO Shooping / Green Line) was waiting for passengers at Shelter
Top Right: GOKL City Bus interior
Bottom Right: Petrosains shelter, GOKL will wait for passengers near this shelter.
Bus waited about 10 minutes until space was full of passengers. It took 15 minutes until the bus reached Pavillion, Bukit Bintang. I tried to remembered landmarks in Pavilion to decided where I would stopped. I remembered and saw Pavillion parking gate, so I immediately got off from bus.
Pavillion Bukit Bintang – Pasar Seni
I was only 20 minutes in Pavilion and I wanted to went to Petaling Street at Pasar Seni soon. Actually I would use Monorail combined LRT to Pasar Seni. But when break sitting in front of Pavilion, I saw GOKL bus with a destination board to Pasar Seni. I immediately ran to the bus that was taking some passengers. Exactly, I could got in and bus departed to Pasar Seni.
About 12 minutes, GOKL City Bus arrived at Pasar Seni terminal. Pasar Seni terminal was very different if compared to 2014-the time when I firstly came to Kuala Lumpur-. I saw MRT Pasar Seni station there. As far as in 2014, the MRT station was still under construction.
GOKL City Bus at Pasar Seni