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Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia


Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

Introduction

Port Klang is an industrial area and the port for Kuala Lumpur. The city is approximately 60km away from the port.

Where You're Docked

Though your itinerary may say Port Klang, most cruise ships use Boustead Cruise Centre at Pulau Indah. Though there is a building, there is nothing nearby and you will need to take a taxi or shuttle out of the area. The nearest railway station at Port Klang is 13km away and the nearest city is Klang. If busy, the container terminal piers to the south may be used. Website here http://www.bousteadcruise.com/


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Money and Tipping

Malaysian's currency is the Ringitt (MYR). The cruise terminal has ATM's and currency exchange. There is also currency exchange inside the mall at the base of the twin towers and many in the Bukit Bintang area. Taxi drivers may accept US dollars and credit cards. Be careful of using your credit card in Malaysia since credit card fraud in rampant. Tipping is not expected in Asia.

Getting to Kuala Lumpur

Most visitors will want to go to Kuala Lumpur. There is a commuter rail network, KTM, with the nearest station, Port Klang, 13km away. Since you need to take a taxi there, you might as well go all the way to Kuala Lumpur. If you still want to take the train, your destination is KL Sentral. It is advised when coming back on the train to get off in Klang (22km away) since it will be difficult to find taxis at the Port Klang station. http://www.ktmb.com.my

There is a taxi counter in the terminal where fixed price, return trips and taxi tours can be purchased. USD are accepted but not credit cards. Price for taxi only, return trip to KL is 230MR for a non-luxury vehicle (120MR one way, Nov 2015). It is recommended to pay for a return trip since the drivers will know when and how to get back to the terminal. Journey takes an hour or more depending on traffic.

For those not wanting to go to KL, a shuttle bus may be provided to AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre 20 minutes away. This mall is large with over 160 stores.

Local Transportation in Kuala Lumpur

The best way to get around in KL is using the light rail and monorail network. Fares are around 1-2 MR and depend on distance travelled. http://www.myrapid.com.my

Hotels

Search hotels in Kuala Lumpur here

Sights

  • Petronas Twin Towers - These two towers are the symbol of KL. Entry to the Skybridge between the two buildings tend to sell out early. Entry 50 RM, closed Mondays, ticket sales start at 8:30am. There is a giant multi level mall at the base with two large food courts. KLCC light rail station is nearby. http://www.petronastwintowers.com.my
  • Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka) - The city center is surrounded by many historic buildings including the Sultan Abdul Samad Building.
  • Chinatown - Petaling is the main street with a long, covered outdoor market
  • KL Tower - An observation tower. Entry fee 45 RM. http://www.kltower.com.my
  • Batu Caves - A Hindu shrine built inside caves. You will need to climb up 272 steps to reach the caves. Take the KTM line to Batu Caves (30 min journey) from KL Sentral or Kuala Lumpur station.

Shopping & Restaurants

  • Bukit Bintang - This area has many large shopping centers and considered the downtown core.
  • Central Market - An arts and crafts market north of Chinatown
  • Hawker food courts - The basement of Lot 10 Shopping Center houses street food stalls moved indoors.
  • Jalan Alor - A restaurant street located in Bukit Bintang.

Internet

Cafe and restaurants may provide free wifi to customers.

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