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A 4095 meter tall mountain

A 4095 meter tall mountain

Mount Kinabalu is the tallest mountain in Malaysia and the 20th tallest in the World. Mainly because of the biological diversity the mountain is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Climbing the mountain is not an easy feat for the untrained; though it will absolutely be one of the best experiences ever. Watching the sun rise in the early morning will definitely make you forget all the hardships you had to endure during the hike up.

Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary

Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary

Sepilok rehabilitation centre is one of the biggest and most well known orangutan sanctuaries in Malaysia. The sanctuary is located nearby Sandakan; the total site is over 43 square kilometer in size. Around 75 orangutans roam free within the forest reserve. During their rehabilitation the animals rely heavy on the help of the people that work at the centre; and also on the donations from tourists. Tourist can snap precious pictures during daily feeding time.

Kinabatangan river cruise

Kinabatangan river cruise

One of the most popular destinations in Sabah is the Kinabatangan River. This river has a length of 560 kilometers and stretches through half of Eastern Sabah. Alongside the riverbanks there is an abundance of wildlife. During a river cruise you will have a chance to spot the rare orangutan, the pygmy elephant, proboscis monkeys and saltwater crocodiles. During night cruises you might spot the leopard cat, numerous sleeping birds, wild boars, snakes and many crocodiles.

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

TAR Marine Park is the perfect place to enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling and light jungle treks. The marine park is made up of five small islands: Gaya, Manukan, Sapi, Sulug and Mamutik. The best beaches and probably also the best corals can be found around Gaya island; the biggest of the five islands. The marine park is only a 20 minute boat trip away from the city of Kota Kinabalu.

Mulu National Park

Mulu National Park

Mulu National Park is the biggest national park in Sarawak. The park is best known for the amazing caves. The Sarawak Chamber is the world's biggest cave chamber. It is said that 40 Boeing 747 aircraft's fit in the cave. Clearwater cave is the world's longest cave with a length of over 110 kilometers. The caves aren't the only highlights at Mulu NP. The amazing pinnacles at Mount Api are absolutely stunning to witness. A visit to Mulu NP will bring your holiday in Malaysia to new heights!

GOKL free city bus service

Now you can travel for free between Suria KLCC and Bukit Bintang, and between Bukit Bintang and Chinatown! There’s even free on board Wi-Fi.

GOKL free city bus service is meant to serve the Kuala Lumpur Central Business District (CBD). It was launched to help improve public mobility in the areas KLCC, Bukit Bintang and Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur. Tourists will love the new bus service, as it provides an alternative to the high taxi prices in and around KLCC. Often taxi drivers in this area of KL are reluctant to drive on the meter. Tourists pay fixed prices which sometimes are ten times higher than what it should have been when driving on the meter.

GOKL city bus 1

The free city bus service has been in operation since August 31, 2012 and it serves two main routes called the Green and Purple Line. Travelers can hop on and off at numerous official GOKL City Bus stops, many of these located conveniently near attractions, shopping malls, f&b areas or connecting modes of transport (like the monorail and LRT).

GOKL city bus 2

The Green Line commutes between KLCC and Bukit Bintang. Besides the newly opened pedestrian sky tunnel, travelers now have a second option to travel from one section of the center of KL to the other. This bus route has a stop in front of Suria KLCC (where you also have the iconic Petronas Twin Towers) and Starhill/Pavilion KL (along Bukit Bintang) and numerous other interesting stops along the way. For example, stop nr.5 is in front of the entry road towards the KL Tower, a popular attraction in KL. There is also a stop near Lot10 and Sungei Wang, right smack in the middle of Bukit Bintang.

Map Free GO KL City Bus - Click to enlarge

The Purple Line takes travelers from the Bukit Bintang area to Chinatown and back. You can get on the bus in front of Pavilion KL, and you can get out at the Central Market, or directly in Chinatown. Travelers that arrive (or depart) by bus at Pudu Sentral can use the Purple Line to travel free of charge to the Bukit Bintang and KLCC area. There currently are a total of 15 buses on the GO-KL service and each can accommodate up to 60 people per bus. Outside of rush hours there should be a bus every five to fifteen minutes. Each bus will provide easy accessibility for the disabled, such as wheelchair ramps. Free Wi-Fi is provided for the convenience of tech savvy travelers. The GOKL bus service operates between 6am and 11pm daily.

Map Purple Line Free GOKL Bus

All in all this new service is a great development for KL citizens, but also for foreign tourists. The bus routes are located within areas where there normally weren’t that many alternative ways to travel besides the – often expensive – taxi. The stop at Bukit Bintang (Ain Arabia near Lot10 shopping mall) functions as a hub where you can switch lines seamlessly. There are plans to launch even more free GOKL bus routes in the near future.

You can download the .pdf with the current routes here.

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36 comments on GOKL free city bus service

  1. Sue
    2 years ago
    December 17, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Good Morning everyone, I have been using this bus after it started its service every morning to work and last week, I found out that the driver did not go to WISMA HUP SENG or THE WELD, after stopping at CONCORDE. I was very disappointed as I had to walk all the way from the opposite side of WISMA KFC, where, I am guessing, they made an illegal stop. So I checked out this website to see if there were any changes to the routes but don’t see any. This is very confusing and a bit inconvenient.

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    • TIM
      1 year ago
      September 20, 2013 at 1:28 am

      If your bus stops at CONCORDE then it is GREEN LINE. Since late 2012 the Green Line route has been extended to Times Square instead of just looping at Pavilion, therefore the RIGHT TURN to Wisma HAP SENG & THE WELD is cancelled. GREEN LINE goes STRAIGHT to turn at WISMA GENTING.

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  2. Going NoWhere
    2 years ago
    December 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Today I take GOKL GreenLIne. I thought it would go to THE WELD .. but it didnt.. I ended up back to KLCC.. :(

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    • TIM
      1 year ago
      September 20, 2013 at 1:28 am

      If your bus stops at CONCORDE then it is GREEN LINE. Since late 2012 the Green Line route has been extended to Times Square instead of just looping at Pavilion, therefore the RIGHT TURN to Wisma HAP SENG & THE WELD is cancelled. GREEN LINE goes STRAIGHT to turn at WISMA GENTING.

      (Its better to get down at Concorde and walk, faster)

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  3. disappointwd giel
    2 years ago
    December 28, 2012 at 4:57 am

    They changed the route again!!!!!!!!
    from Concorde to klcc, they spent 1hour!!
    The bus didn’t turn to pavilion but moved to time square, then using the same route back to ah Wang, really upset of their service!! Don’t know when I can enjoy the excellent services from dbkl…

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    • TIM
      1 year ago
      September 20, 2013 at 1:32 am

      DBKL is not responsible for public transportation, they are just cleanup crews. If you are going to Pavilion, DON’T get down at the “turn” as that is actually an illegal stop. Always get down where you see the OVERHEAD BRIDGE. That way you have better bearings, (that bridge goes all the way to KLCC)

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  4. Ilya
    2 years ago
    December 29, 2012 at 7:36 am

    I am almost certain many of you guys/gals are not looking at the map proper. The route is correct as far as I know. Currently the website shows the correct route. It indeed does not go from KLCC directly to Pavilion. You first goes to Time Square area. Same goes for the stop at The Weld. It’s not the KLCC line that brings you there, it is the Chinatown line that has a stop there.

    I’ve used the GOKL busses quite often for the last few days (about 15 times) and wasn’t dissapointed. Of course it can be quite crowded, and it is not a 100% tourist initiative (which makes it even better to me actually). I like this for a free service. Things can always be improved, but think of the days without this line….I love it!

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  5. LCY
    2 years ago
    December 29, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I satisfy with the GOKL service until the last hour!
    I spent 60+ minutes to wait for the Green line service.
    I take the green line bus in the Citi Bank Stop, then the drive ask me (all pessengers) to get off the bus in the Twin Tower stop, the bus is still ignited with door locked. The driver just gone away.
    Then the second green line bus came, the other drive did the same thing (asking all pessengers to get off and then leave the scence). The third green line bus came and the bus driver got rid of all pessengers and then drive the bus away (since the stop in Twin Tower has not enough space for three idle buses!).

    The least that can be done (by the bus drivers) is to notify the pessengers that the time the next bus will be of service!!

    That 60+ minute of waiting totaly ruin my good feeling to KL! (It is totally ridiculous!)

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    • TIM
      1 year ago
      September 20, 2013 at 1:42 am

      As a local I understand your frustration as I face it many times too. But the reason why they don’t display the time of departure is because of the unpredictable traffic in KL city. So sometimes the bus arrive late, driver also need time to rest. (Not just GoKL alone, but every other buses/transportation) Ridiculous? welcome to Traffic Jam Asia.

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  6. OK Lee
    2 years ago
    February 10, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    The above comments are correct. The bus drivers should be well trained to improve the quality of service and the routes should be clearly shown on a display board on the bus, so that the passengers will know whether the drivers have taken them for a ride. A telephone number should be displaced prominently on the bus so that passengers can call to inform the management of any bad service of the particular drivers.

    By the way, no one know who is the management, so the website should be a link for the public to inform any deviation in service.

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    • TIM
      1 year ago
      September 20, 2013 at 1:34 am

      Actually there are phone numbers on the back window of the bus (if you take the seats at the back), but not in the new buses that they paint from RapidKL. Management is the Land Public Transport Authority (SPAD) and yes, I have seen rough drivers getting called on and then after that no longer working for GoKL. Please take note also that most buses have the DRIVER ID in the front, which is very RARE in Malaysia therefore GoKL is considered very good already.

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  7. qld
    1 year ago
    April 28, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Great service and from tourist point of view great but must back up some of comments by others, the routes are not as published for instance in pavilion area green seems to go mostly Jalan Bukit Bintang and Purple along Jalan Imbi, the route maps show passing entrance to pavilion on Bukit Bintang…that is not what happens and its ok now we know but frustrating when you only find out by trial and error. The only ones in the loop are the drivers !!!

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    • TIM
      1 year ago
      September 20, 2013 at 1:39 am

      “The only ones in the loop are the drivers !!!” That is very untrue. In KL if you want to know the way, don’t ask the drivers, ask the locals/passengers. You would normally get clearer information as the driver is too stressed from the jams. (You can start by asking me).

      As for Green-they modified the route map to go to Times Square (JALAN IMBI) end of 2012. Pavilion Bukit Bintang entrance is served by PURPLE only. If you wanna go to Pavilion recommend taking the EARLIER stop.

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  8. FMhooi
    1 year ago
    May 13, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Initially, I thought it was a wonderful free shutter service for tourists to have a city tour without having problem by paying high transportation fare and finding where the right spots to go.

    It was an aweful experience for me and my friends from overseas. Bus drivers were very rude when we asked them questions like where to stop and which bus to take. One of the supervisors was about to punch me on my face while we needed help to board the right bus from Klang Bas Stand to KLCC by asking him some questions.

    He was so frustrated after asking him to help while we were so lost nad being wrongly directed several times by different crews of GOKL.

    In a nut shell, this is the first and also my last time to use the shuttle service althought it’s for FREE.

    *MUST IMPROVE THE FRIENDLINESS BY SMILLING MORE TO THE PASSENGERS!!!

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    • TIM
      1 year ago
      September 20, 2013 at 1:37 am

      That is because in KL, bus drivers are stressed from the jams, what more, you have taken the wrong bus. Always, in KL, don’t ask the bus drivers, ask the locals/passengers instead, they would be more willing to help/give clearer advice.

      From Klang Bus Stand to KLCC-better to take LRT. Take bus wait you get lost again. If take GoKL, transit is at the HSBC bank in BUKIT BINTANG

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      • metkabless
        3 months ago
        June 26, 2014 at 9:14 am

        Gotta ask the local then, btw how about guest house? Someone recomend me about backhome KL
        can we use GOKL from backhome KL?
        Thanks :)

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        • TIM
          3 months ago
          June 26, 2014 at 4:13 pm

          Hi metkabless,

          I have never heard of Backhome, but a search on Google Maps puts it there.

          Ok, please refer to Google Maps (or any map), the road where Backhome is on is something like a Little India (not the official Little India) get can quite filthy. From there to the nearest Go KL stop you have to go towards JALAN RAJA CHULAN where you will see a “Segi College” (its a college utilizing shop houses though) and also Maybank Tower (thats your landmark).

          Note: Only PURPLE Line serves this area.

          Jalan Raja Chulan is 2 blocks away from Jalan Tun HS Lee (where Backhome is). Bus stop opposite the Maybank Tower goes to KL-Bukit Bintang but can be quite full in the morning peak hour.

          Bus stop from there: get down opposite Muzium Telekom (please do refer to Google Maps)

          Alternatively, near the end of the Purple Line (Pasar Seni) there are alot of Guest Houses there, and its more convenient due to it being near to Pasar Seni LRT. It is just 1 LRT stop from KL Sentral, the main railway station.

          (Eg. Fernloft)

          Coming from airport (KLIA) normally your first stop will be KL Sentral as buses & trains from there mostly go to KL Sentral.

          Go KL GREEN Line actually starts and stops at KLCC LRT station, which is a short ride from Pasar Seni Station so if you get on the wrong bus, just hop onto the LRT (have to pay, though)

          Do let me know if you have any further questions.

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  9. Sarah
    1 year ago
    May 13, 2013 at 6:35 am

    I’ve used GOKL many times and never had these experiences. Do know that it is not a tourist bus service, but a regular free transport service between 3 important and popular parts of KL. I do not think you should expect bus drivers to give information on stops, they should focus on driving (safe). The map is pretty straightforward. If certain stops are missed, then it is indeed a shame, but in general this is a free ride and it connects many important places where many had to rely on either walking or a taxi in the past.

    Being almost punched in the face is of course a bad thing, but again; I never experienced any problems and I have used GOKL over 20 times.

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  10. apple
    1 year ago
    May 14, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Please educate the bus driver to be more considerate towards the old people. I was taking a purper line the other day. There are 2 old tourist couple boarding the bus. Before they get into the bus, the started without closed the door and the old trourist couple almost fall out from the bus and of course they also scream.

    I think most of the Malaysia bus drive are behave that way as I used to take buses to work and that is bad as that fall will probably killed the person or worst if it dosent but makes them crippled and etc.

    I also observe that some drivers closed the back door while ppl is trying to get in. I understand that the back door is for exit only but it will be dangarous and it will hurt ppl. What the driver can do is dont open any doors. let the crowd gathered and tell them that the back door is for exist they have to leave and make a line a the front door. After they do that then only open the back door.

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    • TIM
      1 year ago
      September 20, 2013 at 1:35 am

      Because the back door is not meant for entry!!! So if you didn’t follow the rules, then that is where you get hurt. Common rules in life.

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  11. Ilya
    1 year ago
    May 25, 2013 at 10:15 am

    There is an updated map available, as the route of the Green Line has been altered. There are a few new stops. GO KL City Bus has not yet released their updated map (online), but if they do I will publish it here too. For now a standard flat view new map (click to enlarge):

    Map Free GO KL City Bus - Click to enlarge

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  12. Daniel
    1 year ago
    July 27, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Please be alert on your belonging if you boarding GOKL free shuttle bus as you might be target from the picpocket. Please check your belonging when someone bum into you or be extra carefull when you enter or exit bus.

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    • Ilya
      1 year ago
      July 27, 2013 at 12:06 pm

      Thanks for the tip, but doesn’t this go for every place in KL? Where you victim of pickpocketing yourself?

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      • heanDanielom
        1 year ago
        July 28, 2013 at 9:40 am

        Yes , i was a victim for the pickpocketing. l took the bus from Pasar Seni to Wisma Cosway.. When the bus near to the wisma cosway and l was on my way near to the exit door. Someone from behind bum beside me and tried to stand infront of me when l wait the door to be open. I was carried a backpack in front of me with my hand ( not hanging at the backside. l guess they act by group, when he bum on me at my left side and someone open my backpack zip on the left side while l look at the person who bum on me. After when l exit the bus, l just realized my backpack zip was open. l loss my smartphone. Any suggestion from you Mr llya or idea for prevention.

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        • Ilya
          1 year ago
          July 28, 2013 at 9:47 am

          Nope. I never travel with bags and such, makes you an easy target. I always leave stuff at the hotel. I have lived in KL for 4 years and used public transport quite often, never did I encounter something like this during my time. I did hear of others being pick pocketed or mugged. I think many tourists should always be alert on thing happening to them when strolling through KL…but this goes for every location, ranging from crowded shopping malls, to public transport, from food courts to popular attractions. Lot’s of petty theft in KL, though things have improved greatly after they built they passenger overpass bridge in KLCC….

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    • TIM
      1 year ago
      September 20, 2013 at 1:45 am

      I am a local who always take purple line. Yes, please always be aware of your stuff or more importantly, someone trying to DISTRACT you, example is people pretending they dropped something, touching your feet, be careful of them. DON’T put your stuff in your back pack, try get a passport pouch hand around your neck in your clothes. When alighting at Wisma Cosway wait till everyone get off (if you seated at the back) and then only run (yes run) off the bus.

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    • TIM
      1 year ago
      September 20, 2013 at 1:45 am

      And I always carry my backpack to the front.

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  13. Angelo
    9 months ago
    December 30, 2013 at 11:28 am

    We’ve tried GoKL bus a few times and here’s our observations so other tourists can take note and be aware (after all it is meant to promote tourism) if one decides to give it a shot:
    1. It is NOT a loop bus (even if the map may give you that impression) and you will most likely be FORCED to get off the bus by the VERY RUDE drivers at certain bus stops (the driver will YELL at the remaining passengers who are clueless of what’s going on)
    2. From my experience the PURPLE line always ends at the PASAR SENI stop and you have to get off the bus and transfer to another bus if you want to continue
    3. The GREEN line ends at KLCC and you have to get off the bus (some driver may let you sit on the bus and wait for like half an hour or so while he’s taking his break AND he’s not leaving the bus – otherwise you will get KICKED OFF the bus in a very RUDE and UNPLEASANT manner) and transfer to another bus to continue the journey
    4. The bus transfer at KLCC is very UNORGANIZED and you may get bumped from one bus to another by the driver as here is no clear indication as to which bus is about to take a break and which one is about to start – follow the crowd and observe
    5. If you speak Malay the drivers are more pleasant but the information can be just as misleading
    6. As of dec 2013 the green line bus does NOT stop at Concorde hotel anymore
    7. It is free after all so you get what you pay for – if you want a more dependable and pleasant way of traveling use other means of transportation like the LRT, monorail, or metered taxi

    SAFE TRAVEL and cheers!

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    • TIM
      4 months ago
      June 10, 2014 at 3:43 pm

      I understand how you feel about getting yelled at, however as a local I can say that I too sometimes yell at tourists who refuse to get down.

      The bus map DOES NOT give the impression that its a loop, look carefully and you can see the end points.

      We locals do tend to get fed up when tourists do not listen to the rules and want their own way. I’m sure if we are the tourists in your country and we do not follow your rules you would be upset right? Same thing, when in Rome do as the Romans do.

      If you don’t understand then please ask the locals around you. Yes, Malaysia is such that service from the service providers suck-you get more service from the civilians around you who are locals. They will be more than happy to advice you. Locals can speak English well too, especially if they are of the working crowd. Don’t be afraid to ask the “crowd”.

      Bus drivers are not the most educated people therefore they may not be able to speak English that well as common in Malaysia. So do ask the locals.

      I’ve seen western tourists who “distrust” the other locals and only trust the driver. Then when service fails (driver is rude) they get disappointed. So do trust the locals too.

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      • SUE
        4 months ago
        June 11, 2014 at 4:29 am

        Hi Tim, I have read every comment you have made and it seems that you hate this job even though you might be a nice guy.

        First, its is a FREE service- however I believe that you ARE PAYING your bus drivers? If traffic jams are a reason for drivers moods than I suggest your mood as admin for this site be happier to attend to these enquiries and dissatisfactions. Having this site means receiving a lot of complaints- its the nature of the job, I’m afraid.

        Secondly, I have lived and grown up overseas -however I am proudly Malaysian and have returned back and I have never been treated (nor has my dad been yelled at) by any bus driver before except here.

        Third, I have been a tourist in other countries and I have never received the “FED UP” treatment.
        Saying, “I’m sorry please get down,” (with a smile) or “I’m sorry I don’t understand” (with a smile without waving hands like shooing people away) does not need a higher education certificate.

        Your quote:

        “I understand how you feel about getting yelled at, however as a local I can say that I too sometimes yell at tourists who refuse to get down”

        -is not really an explanation. Tourists will refuse to get down because they don’t know why. If someone yells at me to get down-I will refuse to get down too just to piss you off. The treatment we receive will determine our attitude towards you.

        I ask others around and right, some do know. But then again, it is COMMON SENSE to ask people WORKING FOR THE SERVICE. The “crowd” is only there to use the service. If they WANT TO HELP its just a bonus. However most don’t know themselves.

        For those who never receive bad treatment will naturally praise you, those who don’t will complain. But GOOD SERVICE should ALWAYS be applied.

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        • TIM
          4 months ago
          June 11, 2014 at 10:07 am

          Hi Sue,

          1. If traffic jams are a reason for drivers moods.

          Yes, you have to understand this is how KL is. Maybe you have lived overseas and not realized how bad the traffic jam here is.

          I have never been treated (nor has my dad been yelled at) by any bus driver before except here

          2. You have been yelled at by bus driver? Maybe there is another side to the story? Like I said, we locals here, we know how the bus driver feels-rude or not, yes they may be rude, I’m not saying its good but that is the situation here-we know how they feel.

          Maybe because you having lived overseas too long don’t know how that happens? No offence to you though, but I haven’t really seen anybody get yelled at by the Go KL bus drivers unless they really argued back or refused to listen.

          3. Saying, “I’m sorry please get down,” (with a smile) or “I’m sorry I don’t understand”,

          How do you know I didn’t do that? I do that to all the tourists and so far those who are from Indonesia, Korea, China-no problems, they get down and ask me for more directions. Some westerners too.

          But many times some of these tourists-some Westerners (Young ones) and Arabs insist and fight back-that is when we get angry. Like I said, in Rome do as the Romans do.

          This comment was to Angelo:

          1. It is NOT a loop bus (even if the map may give you that impression) and you will most likely be FORCED to get off the bus by the VERY RUDE drivers at certain bus stops (the driver will YELL at the remaining passengers who are clueless of what’s going on)

          Yes, its not a loop bus so please don’t insist it is.

          “I have been a tourist in other countries and I have never received the “FED UP” treatment.”

          Neither have I. Because I always listen to the locals. Like I mentioned both groups to you-one listens and gets down and asks for directions. The other just sits and insists when they are a tourist there-that is asking for trouble.

          If you’re the latter then good for you.

          As a tourist, always respect the local culture and rules of the country you visit, even if it doesn’t seem right. Don’t always “insist on your right”.

          As for admin-I don’t hate my job neither is my job here. I’m just a local passenger who is sick of seeing tourists not following the rules and thinking that it should be twisted in their favour, as well as trying to make their experience pleasant.

          Tourists-have been yelled by bus drivers before, yes, do I want it? No, thats where I come in to advice and assist the tourist.

          So learn more to be like the other locals here. But then you don’t qualify as a local too since you are residing overseas.

          Bottom of the point-I DO NOT want to fight with you or put you down. You get lost-just ask me. Driver is busy /rude- just ignore him. At the end of the day all you want is to get to your destination right?

          Like I said-in Malaysia, English is not widely spoken and service here sucks-but whether service sucks or not, your main aim is to get to your main destination safely and that is what I am for.

          You may be Malaysian on paper only but you have lived overseas long time. So that is different. I too have lived overseas before so I know how it feels like culturally different.

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          • TIM
            4 months ago
            June 11, 2014 at 10:16 am

            “I understand how you feel about getting yelled at, however as a local I can say that I too sometimes yell at tourists who refuse to get down”

            -is not really an explanation. Tourists will refuse to get down because they don’t know why. If someone yells at me to get down-I will refuse to get down too just to piss you off. The treatment we receive will determine our attitude towards you.

            It is commonly stated on the map that its the end of the service. And if you tell a tourist nicely that its the end but they continue sitting there and insisting won’t you get angry? Say if some China tourist goes to New York (or where you come from) and defecates in public (which is not allowed) and you tell him to stop it and he does it again-won’t you get angry?

            I ask others around and right, some do know. But then again, it is COMMON SENSE to ask people WORKING FOR THE SERVICE. The “crowd” is only there to use the service. If they WANT TO HELP its just a bonus. However most don’t know themselves.

            As I said, here is Malaysia, yes, Common sense, sadly again here is Malaysia-call the system hopeless, sucks, yes, but that is not what we want to. But that is how it is.

            Why do I tell you to ask the locals? Because it is to PROTECT you from getting yelled at by a rude bus driver who may not have experience with tourists. Yes, sadly this is Malaysia, but you have to survive-you have to get to your destination. Are you just gonna complain about the bad service or are you gonna find a way to where you wanna go?

            (Side note-the GoKL bus was meant for locals to get to work-thats why its free. The driver is not really a tour bus driver which explains why they can be rude)

            For those who never receive bad treatment will naturally praise you, those who don’t will complain. But GOOD SERVICE should ALWAYS be applied.

            Yes, GOOD SERVICE should ALWAYS be applied but sadly here is Malaysia. Not every country in the world is that advanced. I have been to countries where they have excellent customer service yes, but sadly this is Malaysia. But you choose to come here, so again,
            re you just gonna complain about the bad service or are you gonna find a way to where you wanna go?

            For those who never receive bad treatment will naturally praise you, those who don’t will complain.

            “You”? Are you talking about me or the GoKL? I am not GoKL as I said, just a local trying to assist and advice on how Malaysia works (not how you want to bring how your country works here).

            So far all those tourists-including those who get yelled at by rude bus drivers-after I help them they thank me. Only those who fought back and insisted their way didn’t but then again-when that happens, I have the other locals to back me up and advice them.

            Have a safe trip in KL. Malaysian Hospitality-service from service providers may not be that good but locals will always be willing to help.

            If you take my comments personally then I can’t help you. No personal offence meant.

  14. TIM
    3 months ago
    June 26, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    LRT Station-Purple Line & Green Line.

    To all who are new to KL:

    Both the Purple Line & Green Line buses are created as “feeders” to the LRT station. The destination names, “Pasar Seni” & “KLCC” are actually the names of the LRT station they terminate at on the Kelana Jaya Line.

    Therefore if you get on the wrong bus, just stay till the end and you can get on the LRT to go to your destination. From Pasar Seni to KLCC costs RM 1.60 and vice versa.

    The distance is just about 5 stations apart and the travel time between Pasar Seni & KLCC takes around 15 minutes or less.

    Pasar Seni-Old City area (Served by Purple Line)
    KLCC-New City area. (Served by Green Line)

    Attractions:

    Pasar Seni: (Purple Line)
    1.Central Market
    2. Chinatown
    3. Guesthouses nearby
    4. Bus hub for buses to go out of the city centre

    5. KTM Komuter station-another “Metro Line” of Klang Valley apart from the LRT. It also connects to KL Sentral just like the LRT, but you can take it to connect to other attractions such as

    a. Batu Caves
    b. Midvalley Megamall (Midvalley station)
    c. Long distance coach terminal to Southern destinations, known as the TBS (Bandar Tasik Selatan station) (Northern coach terminal is Pudu Sentral, located before Chinatown)

    During peak hours more locals use Purple Line as the working class normally stay on the outskirts of the city and commute to work in the city centre via the LRT or KTM Komuter.

    Unlike Green Line, as the distance between KLCC & Bukit Bintang is actually within walking distance.

    KLCC area (Green Line)
    1. Petronas Twin Towers including:
    a. Traders Hotel
    b. Hyatt Hotel (famous 38 bar)
    c. Mandarin Oriental Hotel
    d. Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (linked to Suria KLCC mall)
    e. Suria KLCC mall & KLCC Park (part of Petronas Twin Towers)
    f. Australian High Commission
    g. Wisma Selangor Dredging (quite a distance away) which houses embassies of some middle eastern countries, namely Morocco.

    As it is the “new city” lots of Petroleum companies such as Exxon have their HQ in the KLCC area as well.

    Traffic congestion concerns:

    Purple Line uses Jalan Raja Chulan which seems more likely to be congested (it does) compared to the roads around KLCC which seem to be more modern.

    However the fact is that during peak hours the police tend to keep Jalan Raja Chulan congestion free more than for KLCC as its the main artery to connect the old & new city.
    Therefore expect Green Line to be more likely to be stuck in congestion compared to Purple Line.

    Here’s a bonus, from Bukit Bintang, you can walk to KLCC via the Skybridge from Pavilion KL. (Pavilion KL is considered Bukit Bintang area). It is even faster than waiting for the Green Line. Which is what the locals do.

    Before there was GO KL we had the skybridge only.

    (NOT to be confused with the skybridge in the middle of the Petronas Twin Towers).

    Which explains why Purple Line always seems full while Green Line doesn’t.
    Also explains why Purple Line drivers seem to be more hardworking than Green Line drivers.

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  15. puva
    3 months ago
    July 19, 2014 at 1:42 am

    it is wonderful

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  16. Rafique
    2 months ago
    August 7, 2014 at 7:50 am

    http://www.gokl.com.my/getting_around

    New route map for GoKL CityBus service, with two new routes

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  17. TIM
    1 year ago
    September 20, 2013 at 1:46 am

    Kalo ada masa, saya suggest, naik GO KL setiap line dari mula hingga habis (turn & naik di halte sama) untuk mengenali.

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