Facts and figures
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