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.
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.
I just followed this sign to found a bus to Kuala Lumpur.
No long searching, finally I found intercity bus ticket counters.
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.
Left: The inside of Mayangsari bus that had route Melaka Sentral-Kuala Lumpur
Right: Mayangsari Bus when arriving at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, Kuala Lumpur
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, 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.
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.
Left: Plaza Rakyat Station
Right: Long hallway from Plaza Rakyat Station towards Pudu Street.
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.
Puduraya terminal on right side of road
After passed Puduraya Bus Terminal along 250 meters finally I found Hotel Pudu 88.
My afternoon trip to Kuala Lumpur stopped here. A cheap and comfortable hotel to stay overnight.