Kuala Lumpur Journals


A February 1989 trip to Kuala Lumpur by panda2

Quote: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is next to Singapore, so we arrived in Kuala Lumpur by train.



Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, has a mixture of people of different religions and ethnic origins who are able to live peacefully together and thrive as an economy, which is good to see. The people aren't as well off economically as their Singapore neighbors, but I feel that the Malaysian citizens are freer and happier.Quick Tips: Malay is the official language, but English is very common. Always carry Malaysian ringgit notes of small denominations as well as some coins when using public transit. Tipping is not an obligation. Some shops add a 5% tax. Certain food and b...Read More
The Heritage Station Hotel Kuala Lumpur was a real find. This hotel is a really neat place to be, with arches and high ceilings reminiscent of other Islamic structures, along with a back patio, which was big, spacious, and fairly private, with an open pipe that poured out water, next to the large entrance room.

There was a manually operated elevator that guests operated to go to their floors, and then the staff moved the elevator back down to the ground floor.

This hotel is right next to the Kula Kangsar (Lumpur) KTMB Train Station, which offers service to and from Singapore.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 29, 2003

The Heritage Station Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Bangunan Stesen Keretapi, Jin Sultan, Hishamuddin
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
(3) 2273-4522

Keretapi Tanah Melau Berhad (KTMB), Malaysia's passenger rail, is a more expensive, leisure, and comfortable option of traveling. The first-class area has very few passengers, and it is quite cold with its air-conditioning. If you want to interact with more locals, travel second-class.

Phone Inquiries in Kula Kangsar(Lumpur): 05-7761094

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