Ways Moving About In Malaysia
Travel in the country is easy enough. Once you have decided where you want to head to, all you have to decide is what mode of transport you would prefer. Most major cities in the country have an airport, while the rail service links the north to the south and even extends to the east of Peninsular Malaysia. Sabah has its own rail track. Of course there is road transport, by car, by bus or by taxi.
The main gateway to Malaysia is through the new Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang, located approximately 50km south of the nation’s capital of Kuala Lumpur . KLIA is one of the largest in the world, and also one of the most advanced with the most sophisticated passenger facilities in the region. It is positioned to be the preferred regional hub and transit point linking the world to the rest of Southeast Asia and the Asia Pacific. KLIA is able to manage 7,130 passengers, both domestic and international, at peak hour.
The Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang serves a few domestic and regional airlines. Other major international airports which serves as entry points are Penang, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and Langkawi.
Malaysian roads are among the best in this region. Driving is an interesting mode of seeing the country. An overland journey to Malaysia from Thailand and Singapore can be made easily by driving through the North-South Expressway on the West coast and East-West highway to the East coast. Car rental services are easily available. Buses, taxis and coaches, both interstate and local ply between various destinations. Maximum speed limit on the highway is 110 km/h.
Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTM) or Malayan Railways has an impressive rail network that connects all the major towns in the peninsula. It stretches all the way into Singapore in the south and on into Thailand in the north. The KTM Railpass has all the benefits of first-class travel, but at economy rates. Railpass holders are allowed unlimited travel on any passenger train in Malaysia and Singapore for the duration of the railpass.
The price of adults is US$55 for 10 days and US120 for 30 days. For children between 4 and 12 years old, the Railpass is US28 (10 days) and US60 (30 days). A luxury train service, the Eastern and Oriental Express, which is modelled after the world renowed Orient Express, is available too.The 41-hour round-trip journey makes its route from Singapore, through Kuala Lumpur before going up north to Bangkok and then back again.