New Route to Batu Caves, Malaysia

In 2014, I had visited Batu Caves. At that moment I went from KL Sentral to Batu Caves used Seremban Line Commuter Train with ticket fare 2 Ringgit.

March 30th, 2018, I visited Kuala Lumpur and I wanted to visited Batu Caves again. But when I bought ticket at KL Sentral commuter ticket counter, the commuter train to Batu Caves currently unserved passengers from KL Sentral. I knew it because I notice a tourist who talk to ticket counter staff. Finally I decided to got out from queue before actually reached in front of ticket counter staff.

I finally headed to KL Sentral information counter to ask how to reached Batu Caves. According to information staff, to reached Batu Caves, I must use KTM 1 free bus from KL Sentral to Sentul Station. Well from Sentul Station then continued using commuter train to Batu Caves. I ask where did the free bus located, actually KTM 1 bus shelter was in front of Airport Coach / Sky Bus Shelter in KL Sentral.

KTM1 path

Top Left: Direction board was in front of Skybus shelter that directed tourists to KTM 1 bus to Sentul Station

Right: Direction on the floor directed me towards KTM Bus 1 shelter.

Bottom Left: KTM 1 Bus parked at Sentul Station.

Free bus KTM would go if passengers was full, I didn’t wait to got a seat. When bus had available space then I immediately got in. The journey from KL Sentral to Sentul Station took approximately 25 minutes on the fluently road.

Once arrived at Sentul Station, I immediately headed into station to bought commuter train tickets. I immediately bought a round-trip ticket because it was cheaper 1 Ringgit than one-way ticket. Once I paid 5 Ringgit then I got a ticket pass to got in the train line. This card would bring me back to Sentul Station again after finishing Batu Cave visitation.

 Sentul Station

 

Top Left: Sentul Station inside

Top Right: Sentul Station ticket counter

Bottom Right: Ticket pass (Sentul station to Batu Caves station round trip)

Lower Left: Commuter Train that carried passengers from Sentul Station to Batu Caves station

 

Once got in to train line,  a commuter train was waiting. This Chinese-made train stopped long enough to waited for passengers until all seats were full.

It was clear that KL Sentral point still exist on the route map above the train door, it indicated that initially this train passed KL Sentral when it ran towards Batu Caves, but the line had been changed and shortened into Sentul Station-Batu Caves Station.

I noticed that the flow of passengers up and down along the way to Batu Caves was very quiet, it also seen from some station buildings along trip that poorly maintained in cleanliness so the building seen dull and some escalator didn’t work. The line was arguably quiet.

After 20 minutes finally I arrived at Batu Caves.
Some interesting views in Batu Caves that I got:

Batu Caves2

Top Left: The corridor that was used to sold souvenirs after exit from Batu Caves Station

Top Right: The Murugan Statue that became the icon of Batu Caves tourism.

Bottom Right: Took off the shoes before entering Venkatachalapathi temple

Bottom Left:  Food stalls around Batu Caves.

And before moved to Petronas Twin Tower, I decided to lunch at a food stall around Batu Caves. Most of food stalls were managed by Malaysian Indians because Batu Caves was their worship place

Bus from KLIA to KL Sentral, Malaysia

This is continuation of article:

“Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 0726 from Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia”

(https://wordpress.com/post/travelingpersecond.com/375).

Malaysia Airlines that I rode landed at KLIA on 7:31 pm Kuala Lumpur time.

Towards KLIA Exit Door
After the plane smoothly landed, I dropped off at KLIA arrival hall at 3rd floor. When I
got off from plane, usually I would look for drinking water station to filled my drink
bottle but I couldn’t find it until I was out from airport.

Menuji Exit Gate KLIA

Top Left: I walked along arrival hall H towards immigration counter

Top Right: Passport checking process at immigration counter

Bottom Right: Passed baggage conveyor belt …. but I didn’t carry luggage, so I continued

towards exit door.

Bottom Left: I reached at airport exit door

 

Towards Airport Coach Shelter

Once out of airport exit door, of course, One thing that I looked for was location of Airport Coach that would departed to KL Sentral. Well, I found these direction in KLIA:

sign KLIABecause I was still on 3rd floor, it means I should go down to 2nd floor to got Airport Coach that will took me to KL Sentral (Kuala Lumpur).

Towards Bus Shelter KLIA

Top Left: Then I walked down the escalator to 2nd floor of KLIA

Top Right: And I always followed that sign to Airport Coach shelter

Bottom Right: A moment later I passed a corridor above a driveway.

Bottom Left: I reached the end of corridor adjacent to car park area, Turned to left was escalator to Airport Coach shelter and to right was lift to the same shelter. Actually Airport Coach shelter wasn’t located on 2nd floor but on 1st floor.

escalator n liftTop Left: KLIA car park area at 2nd floor

Top Right: Toilet at the end of corridor before exit to  car park area, very clean and I had
used it for a few moments here.
Bottom Right: At first I wanted to get down to Airport Coach shelter through this
escalator but it was under construction,
Bottom Left: Finally I must use this lift to Airport Coach shelter. At the end of the
corridor near the lift is direction to famous transit hotel in KLIA (Hotel Sama-Sama).

bus shelter

Top Left: Once got off from lift, I was immediately seen Airport Coach ticket counter to KL Sentral

Top Right: I ultimately rode the Airpot Coach with ticket price 10 Ringgit for adults and 6 Ringgit for children.

Bottom Right: Yoyo Express Bus which also took passengers in KLIA and KLIA2. The bus had destination to several cities outside of Kuala Lumpur such as Johor Bahru, Ipoh and Taiping

Lower Left: Finally I boarded Airport Coach to KL Sentral. Distance which would covered about 60 km with travel time about 1 hour journey.

 

 

Hotel Murah Terdekat dengan KL Sentral, Malaysia

Begitu Airport Coach yang Gw naiki tiba di KL Sentral pukul 10:03. Tujuan pertama Gw adalah Batu Caves. Tetapi untuk meringankan beban, Gw akan menitipkan bacpak di hotel walaupun belum waktunya untuk check-in dan Gw hanya akan bawa tas lipat yang diisi dengan air minum, dompet, passport, handphone dan kamera.

Hotel yang Gw pilih adalah Westree Hotel di Jalan Tun Sambanthan tepat di sebelah tenggara KL Sentral.

Gw memilih hotel ini karena sangat dekat dengan Airport Coach dan Skybus Shelter di KL Sentral karena keesokan harinya Gw harus terbang menuju Singapura menggunakan pesawat Scoot Airlines. Jadi keesokan harinya Gw harus berangkat menuju KLIA2 sekitar jam 04:30 pagi.

Gw memesan hotel ini 9 hari sebelumnya menggunakan Agoda dengan harga Rp. 331.772/malam (sangat murah untuk ditempati oleh 2 dewasa dan 1 anak). Harga ini sudah termasuk tourism tax 10 Ringgit (sejak 1 September 2017, Malaysia menerapkan pajak menginap untuk turis sebesar 10 Ringgit per malam).

Peta Hotel Westree

 

Sangat dekat sekali…..Hanya perlu berjalan 3 menit menuju Airport Coach dan Skybus Shelter

Jl Tumsanbhatan

Kiri : Begitu Airport Coach tiba di KL Sentral, Gw hanya perlu keluar dari sebuah lorong menuju Jl. Tun Sambanthan

Kanan : Jl Tun Sambanthan yang didedikasikan untuk tokoh Malaysia keturunan India yang merupakan salah satu founding father Malaysia. Hotel Westree terletak tepat di pinggir jalan ini.

Westree Inside

Kiri Atas: Pintu depan Hotel Westree yang tepat di tepi Jalan Tun Sambanthan dan tepat diseberang jalan adalah shelter Airport Coach dan Skybus.

Kanan Atas: Lobby Hotel Westree

Kanan Bawah: Ketika check-in pihak hotel meminta deposit sebesar 40 Ringgit dan bisa diambil kembali ketika check-out

Kiri Bawah: Kebersihan hotel biasa tercermin dari kebersihan toilet kamarnya. Toilet Hotel Westree sangatlah bersih.

Mayoritas karyawan hotel ini adalah warga Malaysia keturunan India karena memang hotel ini terletak di daerah Brickfields yang merupakan Little Indianya Kuala Lumpur. Dahulu daerah sekitar hotel ini adalah penghasil batu bata.

Secara umum staff nya cukup membantu dan ramah. Staff receptionint dengan baik memberikan Peta Pariwisata Kuala Lumpur ke Gw.

Gw check-in ke hotel jam 17:00 setelah puas keliling Kuala Lumpur dan check-out keesokan harinya pukul 04:15 untuk menuju KLIA2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Bus dari KLIA ke KL Sentral, Malaysia

Ini adalah kelanjutan dari artikel:

“Penerbangan Malaysia Airlines MH 0726 dari Jakarta ke Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia” (https://wordpress.com/post/travelingpersecond.com/339).

Malaysia Airlines yang Gw naiki mendarat di KLIA tepat pukul 7:31 waktu Kuala Lumpur.

Menuju Pintu Keluar KLIA

Setelah pesawat mendarat mulus, Gw diturunkan di Arrival Hall H KLIA lantai 3. Biasanya begitu turun dari pesawat yang Gw cari adalah drinking water station untuk mengisi botol minuman tetapi Gw tidak bisa menemukannya hingga keluar bandara sekalipun.

Menuji Exit Gate KLIA

Kiri Atas : Gw berjalan sepanjang arrival hall H menuju konter imigrasi

Kanan Atas : Proses pengecekan passport di konter imigrasi

Kanan Bawah : Melewat baggage conveyor belt….tapi Gw kan ga bawa bagasi, ya jadi dilanjut ajahhh

Kiri Bawah: Sampai juga di pintu keluar bandara

Menuju Shelter Airport Coach

Begitu keluar dari pintu bandara tentu yang Gw cari adalah dimanakah letak Airport Coach menuju KL Sentral. Nah Gw melihat petunjuk ini di KLIA:

sign KLIAKarena Gw masih berada di lantai 3, berarti Gw harus turun menuju lantai 2 untuk mendapatkan Airport Coach yang akan mengantarkan Gw ke KL Sentral (Kuala Lumpur).

Towards Bus Shelter KLIA

Kiri Atas: Kemudian Gw berjalanan menuruni escalator menuju lantai 2 KLIA

Kanan Atas: Dan Gw selalu mengiIkuti tanda itu untuk menuju shelter Airport Coach

Kanan Bawah : Sesaat kemudian Gw melewati sebuah koridor yang berada tepat diatas jalan mobil.

Kiri Bawah: Gw sampai di ujung koridor yang berbatasan dengan area parkir mobil, belok ke sebelah kiri adalah escalator menuju shelter Airport Coach sedangkan ke sebelah kanan adalah lift menuju shelter yang sama. Ternyata shelter Airport Coach tidak terletak di lantai 2 tetapi di lantai 1.

escalator n liftKiri Atas : Area parkir mobil KLIA lantai 2

Kanan Atas : Toilet di ujung koridor sebelum keluar ke area parkir mobil, sangat bersih dan Gw sempat bersih-bersih beberapa saat disini.
Kanan bawah : Awalnya Gw mau turun ke shelter Airport Coach lewat escalator ini tapi ternyata sedang dalam perbaikan,
Kiri Bawah : Akhirnya Gw harus menggunakan lift ini menuju shelter Airport Coach. Di ujung koridor dekat lift adalah arah menuju hotel transit yang terkenal di KLIA (Hotel Sama-Sama) .

bus shelter

Kiri Atas : Begitu turun dari lift langsung terlihat konter tiket Airport Coach menuju KL Sentral

Kanan Atas : Airpot Coach yang akhirmya Gw naiki dengan harga tiket 10 Ringgit untuk dewasa dan 6 Ringgit untuk anak-anak.

Kanan Bawah : Yoyo Express Bus yang juga mengambil penumpang di KLIA dan KLIA2. Bus ini memiliki tujuan ke beberapa kota di luar Kuala Lumpur seperti Johor Bahru, Ipoh dan Taiping

Kiri Bawah : Akhirnya Gw menaiki Airport Coach menuju KL Sentral. Jarak yang akan ditempuh sekitar 60 km dengan waktu tempuh sekitar 1 jam perjalanan.