|Quoting Bill142 (Reply 5):|
Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 4):
Can anyone suggest any cheap places to stay like Hostels, and also...How is the train between SIN and KUL is it expensive?...How long's the ride....
You will probably have to get a bus or something across the causeway into Johor and take the train from there as I don't think there is a direct link.
There is a direct train from Singapore to KL
- it travels at a snail's pace though. The last time i took it - it took nearly 7 hours and I don't think that has changed today. KTM
(Malaysian Railway) operates the train but is limited by the single track narrow gauge type rails so prepare to spend the day or the night on the train. It is however not an uncomfortable ride and you do get to see some of the best scenery as it snakes through the villages, towns and countryside enroute.
There are buses that also ply the busy Singapore-KL route. Journey time is 5 hrs city to city.
The one I would recommend is the AireBus - they have a website at www.airebus.com.my
If you want to fly but don't want to fork out for the Shuttle (which has two different types of fares - an advance purchase or a standy-shuttle) and then First or Economy for each type... JAL also does a reasonable fare and flies once daily in the evenings. Alternatively - you can catch a coach from Singapore to Johor Bahru airport from where you can board an MAS or AirAsia flight to KUL
for a fraction of the SIN
If time is on your side - i'd try the train or the AireBus.
I don't think KL
and Singapore are that similar really - they seem to diverge more and more each day although continue to compliment each other... but then again i have been travelling to both for over 34 years!
certainly has a more 'Asian' culture (although the new KL
Philharmonic Hall and its Orchestra is perhaps one of the best in Asia if not the world) and as a city KL
is perhaps more engaging than Singapore.
If you want to see a modern westernised Asian city then Singapore would be your destination.
For food, bars, entertainment - again I think KL
has a great feel and friendly ambience. Singapore is more business like and perhaps more sterile by nature.
hope that helps...