So if you are traveling on a tight budget at a tight schedule,I would suggest you make google work weeks before your flight and do your research,on where to go and what transportation to take.In Kuala Lumpur,public transportation is efficient.I am a fan of their train system.There is another alternative.For first timers,I would say,the most efficient and cheapest way to see KL is via the Hop-on,Hop-off Bus.
The View from the Hop-On,Hop-off bus
You are not required to start at #1, in my case,i joined the tour at stop #16 in front of the national Mosque and ended in stop #6.
MY STOPS ---
#18 MEDAN MARA
I bought this for RM25 :)
Sale, June -Sept. what!?????
THIS WAS MY LAST Significant STOP
#2: KL Tower
View MAP here:
First bus: 8:30 am
Last bus: 8:30 pm
Interval: 30 to 35 minutes
In summary,my Hop-on,Hop-off Bus tour experience was a success.I was thinking,was it practical that I only hopped-off twice but it was all worth it.Given the total area covered,I know it would have caused me even more should I took the taxi.Although I was just in the bus in some of the stops,I had a better sense of where the important landmarks are in KL and a deeper appreciation of the city given the recorded voice over inside the bus.I've already been to other areas (like the Petronas Tower area) the day before so I didn't hop-off there but taking the bus tour made me put the pieces together and mentally map out KL.This sense of awareness as to where things are in in the city was highlighted by the climb at KL (Menara) Tower.I am confident now that I will not get lost in the city should I come back in the near future.