Facts and fig­ures

Kuala Lumpur Business Travel Guide - - BUSINESS TRAVEL -

Trans­port links

And de­scend they do! As part of the ap­peal­ing Asia-Pacific des­ti­na­tion bucket list, Malaysia re­lies on its star at­trac­tion to greet and wel­come all into the coun­try, and it there­fore has a trans­port ar­ray wor­thy of such a re­spon­si­bil­ity.

Com­pris­ing the coun­try’s most prom­i­nent dock, air­port, pub­lic trans­port net­work and rail ser­vice; no stone has been left un­turned in bal­anc­ing western ex­pec­ta­tions with lo­cal nu­ances and ef­fi­ciency. But like most Asian cities, mov­ing around un­der your own steam along state-of-the-art roads is ar­guably the best - if not the most re­lax­ing - mode of trans­port.

Con­nect­ing the city to the rest of the Malaysian Penin­su­lar, its high­ways might be busy but they’re ex­ten­sive, and with so much to see out­side of the board­room dur­ing your lim­ited stay, it’s per­haps ad­vis­able not to rely on timetabled meth­ods.

That be­ing said, it’s not to say that KL’s rail net­work is sub-par. In fact, it rep­re­sents a work in progress that is set to en­joy a land­mark over­haul by the end of 2016 which will see the open­ing of two light metro ex­ten­sion lines as well as the in­tro­duc­tion of new train lines in and out of the Klang Val­ley honey pot.

A new air­port rail link to the world fa­mous Kuala Lumpur In­ter­na­tional Air­port in Sepang is also set to ease the tran­si­tion from trav­el­ling to in­hab­it­ing quicker than be­fore, and is an in­dict­ment of the gen­eral phi­los­o­phy sur­round­ing in­fras­truc­tural evo­lu­tion in the city.

With­out harm­ing the nat­u­ral aes­thet­ics and historical facets within the re­gion, vis­i­tors can travel to, around and from Kuala Lumpur in more pris­tine, modern style than is seen in the ma­jor­ity of the world’s cap­i­tals.

KL Mono­rail leav­ing Raja Chu­lan sta­tion

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