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.

 

 

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

30 March 2018- This was Malaysia Airlines flight from Soekarno Hatta International Airport (SHIA), Indonesia to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Malaysia using Boeing 737-800 aircraft with capacity about 166 passengers. This 2 hours flight occurred from 04:25 Jakarta time to 7:25 pm Kuala Lumpur time.

I issued ticket on October 7th, 2017 or 5.5 months before departure on price about Rp. 605,000 without seat choosing. Seat choosing add-on would be charged seat fee about 11 Ringgit or Rp. 40.052 (yes …. I choosed a seat 3 weeks before departured).

tiket dan seat fee

Left: e-ticket was earned when issued   ;           Right: seat fee

At 00:30, I headed towards Soekarno Hatta International Airport (SHIA) by Grab Car service at cost about Rp. 136.000 and got off at Terminal 2D. Upon arrived at airport, I couldn’t go directly to check-in counter because I must wait screening gate was opened. Finally screening gate was opened at 02:00. Some foreigners were disappointed because of it. I also didn’t know why the gate didn’t open for 24 hours.

Screening my backpack was smoothly then I went to check-in counter. Apparently I still had to queue and waited for 10 minutes until counter was opened. Actually I already had a boarding pass through web check-in process that I did independently, but when I asked to check-in staff what I could go directly to immigration counter, he said it was better for me to re-printed my boarding pass using paper from check-in counter. Yes finally I must queued

boarding pass

 

Left: boarding pass from web check-in result.
Top right: boarding pass from Malaysia Airlines check-in counter
Bottom right: cabin baggage tag

Finished check-in, I must wait again for 30 minutes to went to immigration counter, I saw immigration officers wasn’t standby in their posts.

At 3:00 pm I finally went to immigration counter. It was smoothly without any meaningful constraints.

part in SHIA

 

Top Left: Departure gate 2 SHIA Terminal 2D SHIA
Top right: Check-in counter
Lower left: immigration counter
Bottom right: boarding gate D4 Terminal 2D SHIA

Going to gate D4, I directly could enter 15 minutes before boarding time.
At 3:55 pm finally I was boarding,

Boarding

Since 2013 Malaysia Airlines had joined Oneworld, an airline alliance aimed to made alliance members be first choice of world travelers

Interior Plane

 

Top left: Business Class seats
Top right: Economy class seats
Bottom left: In-flight entertainment
Bottom right: Left plane winglets

For menus, during flight I got a glass of apple juice and Low Fat Meal as my request when issued ticket.

MH Meal

Mineral water, crackers, peanuts and low fat meal (potatoes, carrots, egg, broccoli all were boiled)

The steward asked to me “Would you like to ate now or later?” Because I replied that  I would eat later, then he gived me a plastic bag with Malaysia Airlines logo to brought my food when arrived at KLIA.

After 2 hours trip I landed smoothly at KLIA.
I had captured headquarters of Malaysia Airlines

MH Base

Malaysia Airlines base in KLIA

KLM Flight-KL 0809 from Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta

March 18th, 2018-This flight was my first time to used service of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. And KLM became the 19th airline I had ever rode during my traveling. Every traveling I always tried to found different airlines to felt their difference services, but my priority was still the cheapest one.

I issued this ticket on September 18th, 2017, exactly 6 months before flight.

Harga KLM

 

Ticket price was 224.10 Ringgit or Rp. 768,748, very affordable for European airlines

Airport Coach drops me to KLIA at 14:00. I went straight to check-in counter.

KLM

I was the first check-in yet passenger…. lonely at counter

Based on my ticket, I must go to gate C3. Views of KLIA when I moved from check-in counter to Gate C3 didn’t tell here, guys. I would tell later when that I came by Malaysia Airlines after this trip.

Oh yes, this was my first time visited Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal 1 (KLIA), because I often visited this neighbor country and always landed at KLIA 2 (it was Air Asia base). Seeing the building, KLIA terminal 1 looked like old building …. similarly like Soekarno Hatta International Airport Terminal 1 and 2 at Jakarta

C3 room

Gate C1 was Saudia Airlines boarding gate

view gate 3

Gate 3 view was building for POS Aviation – Malaysia’s Ground Service.

Waiting for 1.5 hours finally my plane came.

KLM Plane

 

(Left): Saudia Airlines aircraft was adjacent to (Right): KLM aircraft

KLM flight from KLIA to Soekarno Hatta International Airport (SHIA) was operated by Air France. Some KLM flights from KLIA-SHIA was even operated by Garuda Indonesia. Actually this flight was a transfer flight from Amsterdam to Jakarta that transited in Kuala Lumpur. While waiting for loading process, there was a bonus for passangers:

Liliana Natsir

Several minutes before boarding …. Liliyana Natsir came …. She was Indonesia’s mix double badminton world champion.

Okay …. didn’t wait for long, finally I boarded to European class airplane.

interior klm

Plane interior was common…. just very happy for rode Air France’s plane.

Along flight, I got a warm wet tissue for face cleaner, vegetarian pie which was enough to replaced my dinner menu (saved my budget) and a glass of apple juice.

And along flight I saw “Dunkirk”…. I didn’t know why I like this movie. I had watched it three times before. Even on my previous trips, I also watched it in Thai Airways when flied to Kathmandu, Nepal.

view flight

 

It was the coolest view on this flight.

Pretty enough flight. I would tell you my another flight in different article.

Bus from KL Sentral to KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) Terminal 1, Malaysia

For International flights, I always tried to came to airport 3 hours before flight. Because KLM flight from Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta was at 16:30 then I would try to KLIA 1 (Kuala Lumpur Internatinal Airport Terminal 1) at 13:30.

Time was 11:15 at Bandaraya Station. Actually I canceled trip to Batu Caves because of transportation route changing. It was unfortunate although I could make it happen 2 weeks later on different trip.

To reached, I would use cheapest transportation mode i.e Airport Coach. Well, to boarded Airport Coach, I must go to KL Sentral first because Airport Coach base was there.

From Bandaraya Station, I went to Masjid Jamek Station (both stations are located at Sri Petaling Line). From Masjid Jamek station, I continued to used Kelana Jaya Line and got off at KL Sentral. Simply paid 1.8 Ringgit for all this trips. Just bought token at Bandaraya Station and returned at KL Sentral.

Before boarding into bus …… When arrived at KL Sentral, I decided to Dzuhur pray and continued to lunch.

Panettone KL Sentral

Panettone …. The owner was Indian and the noodles was very nice…. worthed to tried

Penang White Curry Bowl

Original view Vs menu view

I was so enjoying the noodles but the time was at 13:00. Even though my target to reached KLIA was at 13:30, so it was certainly late for 30-45 minutes depended on Airport Coach waiting time in KL Sentral.

Before going downstairs, I bought a softdrink on a vending machine near escalator towards Aiport Coach counter and I would drink it while sightseeing at bus. Understandably because the Airport Coach would be quiet and there wasn’t TV or music. Not bad for 1 Ringgit per cans, very cheap if  was compared to minimarket around KL Sentral.

ticket Airport CoachPrices are different for children and adult

The journey covered distance about 60 km within 1 hour.

During trip through highway, I saw very well organized and patterned settlements. This made Kuala Lumpur was impressed in city landmark.

Highway to KLIA during I visited Kuala Lumpur four times never jamed. it was OK for their transportation system. For me, It didn’t need to be ashamed to admit their excellence on spatial and transportation system because my traveling purpose was learnt from other country, opened my insight and appreciated the differences.

thanks guys already read this short article.

Bus from Malacca to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

After 5 hours trip in Malacca, I would stay in Kuala Lumpur because my flight to Jakarta would departure from Kuala Lumpur on tomorrow afternoon. In addition to got time for explored some places in Kuala Lumpur, I also felt more calm because I was near KLIA.

I’ve booked Hotel Pudu 88 near Puduraya Bus Terminal.

First step,  Of course I must go back to Melaka Sentral to got bus to Kuala Lumpur. To returned to Melaka Sentral, I used easy way …. I went back to starting point when I dropped by panorama bus at Bangunan Merah, Malacca. Long enough waiting for the bus …. almost 30 minutes,  a bus actually came.

Surely this bus took me around Malacca first then got back to Melaka Sentral. So during in bus, I could use the time to saw hustle-bustle of Malacca.

Panorama Bus Melaka

New model panorama bus …. when departing I rode old model one

By paying 2 Ringgit, I long enough rode around Malacca with this bus. After 45 minutes finally I arrived at Melaka Sentral.

When arrived at Melaka Sentral, I directly headed to Inter City Bus Terminal.

Terminal Bas Antara Negeri

I just followed this sign to found a bus to Kuala Lumpur.

No long searching, finally I found intercity bus ticket counters.

konter Bus ke KL

Didn’t worry…. a lot of buses options and prices …. just choosed …. Bus would departure every 30 minutes.

I got out of terminal room to saw some good buses to rode. Actually all buses were similar and I thought all buses were comfort. So I decided to grabbed fastest bus that would be departed.

Finally I bought Mayangsari bus ticket that would depart at 15:15. I must be hurried by bus timer because bus would depart in 2 minutes. Pity man who queued behind me, he couldn’t get a ticket and must wait for half an hour again.

I ran to bus and finally got a backseat, the seat number that I got wasn’t matching with seat number on ticket. I asked to ladies who sat on the middle seat….then a gentlemen behind them told me to sat anywhere …. It was free. Oh, that was the rule. Because available seat was at back, so that was my seat.

Bus Mayangsari 2

Left: The inside of Mayangsari bus that had route Melaka Sentral-Kuala Lumpur
Right: Mayangsari Bus when arriving at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, Kuala Lumpur

 

tiket mayang sari

Cheap…. only 10 ringgit could move from Malacca to Kuala Lumpur

I didn’t know which way this bus was passed…. actually 2 hours later I arrived at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS).

The first impression of seeing TBS was very amaze, for fist time I looked a large and clean bus terminal. Also LED information board was very large size for bus terminal standard.

Terminal Bersepadu Selatan

Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, Kuala Lumpur.
Left Top: arrival hall
Left Lower: ticket counter
Right top: Arrival and Departure Information Board

Right Lower: A guide sign to LRT network and KLIA Express train

Because this is an integrated bus terminal and train line to down town, So my eyes were carefully sweeping all information boards to get direction to Bandar Tasik Selatan station that was integrated with Terminal Bersepadu Selatan.

Both Terminal Bersepadu Selatan and Bandar Tasik Selatan Station are connected by a bridge aisle above road.

TBS dan BTS

 

Top left: Bandar Tasik Selatan Station
Lower left: Connection bridge between Bandar Tasik Selatan Station and Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Top right: Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Bottom right: a sign in bridge hallway towards Bandar Tasik Selatan Station

After arrived at Bandar Tasik Selatan Station, I bought ticket at an automatic ticket machine for 3 ringgit towards Plaza Rakyat Station because Hotel Pudu 88 is near it. LRT that I rode was Sri Petaling Line.

Got off at Plaza Rakyat Station, I must turn around UTC (Urban Transformation Centre) Pudu Sentral through a long hallway.

Stesen Plaza Rakyat

 

Left: Plaza Rakyat Station
Right: Long hallway from Plaza Rakyat Station towards Pudu Street.

utc pudu

UTC Pudu Sentral is a building where several government institutions such as Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), Malaysian Immigration Office etc.

After reached end of block, I turned to walk through Pudu Street. After short walking, I saw Puduraya Bus Terminal at right side.

pudu sentral

Puduraya terminal on right side of road

After passed Puduraya Bus Terminal along 250 meters finally I found Hotel Pudu 88.

Hotel Pudu 88

My afternoon trip to Kuala Lumpur stopped here. A cheap and comfortable hotel to stay overnight.