Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1080HD) Travel Video

Location:

This drab, industrial port is the access point to the capital of Kuala Lumpur (KL), an hour (if you are lucky) away by road. Most cruise ships use the Star cruises terminal at Pulau Indah also with hardly any facilities.

Can passengers walk to town: No
Distance from cruise terminal to Port Kelang: 10 km
Availability of taxis at port/terminal: Yes but limited. See below.
Availability of public transport at port/terminal: No
Distance from ship to tour buses: 200m

Sightseeing:

Port Klang (Malay: Pelabuhan Kelang or Pelabuhan Klang) is the principal port in Selangor, a state of Malaysia. It also serves as the port for the Klang Valley, Malaysia’s most developed region where the capital Kuala Lumpur is located. There is not much to see or do in Port Klang itself.

Pulau Ketam (Crab Island) is a mangrove covered island off the coast of Port Klang. The entire village on the island is built on stilts, making it an interesting day trip. How to get there: Take a ferry from the Pulau Ketam jetty beside (and not inside) the Passenger Cruise Terminal. There are about 15 trips a day and the journey takes about 30 minutes.

Tours/Excursions/Transportation:

If you want to go to Kuala Lumpur a cruise excursion might be the way to go, as traffic can be horrendous.

The Port Klang bus and taxi terminal is inconveniently located about 1km inland from the port area. One can walk the distance but the heat, noise and pollution may make it an unpleasant experience.

Taxis are all working together and will demand very high fares, it resembles organized crime. Expect to pay over $100 one way to Kuala Lumpur.

The railway station is located just outside the port area across the road from the ferry terminal. KTM Komuter, Klang Valley’s commuter train network, links the station with Klang (20 minutes) and Kuala Lumpur (one hour 10 minutes) with trains once every 15 minutes during peak hours, and once every 20 minutes during off-peak hours. You will need a taxi to the train station. Expect to pay around $20 for the short taxi ride.

Nearby Places:

This port is mainly used to visit Kuala Lumpur.

Shopping and Food:

A shuttle bus often is provided to AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre 20 minutes away. This mall is large with over 160 stores.

Currency:

The Malaysian currency is the ringgit. Ringgits are freely convertible and the exchange rate is US$1 = approx. RM3.

ATMs are widely available in cities, but do stock up on cash if heading out into the smaller islands or the jungle. Credit cards can be used in most shops, restaurants and hotels, although skimming can be a problem in dodgier outlets.

Tipping is not customary in Malaysia. However, hotel porters and taxi drivers will appreciate a small tip if you have been provided with exemplary service. Most expensive restaurants, bars and hotels may indicate prices in the form of RM19++, meaning that sales tax (5%) and service charge (10%) will be added to the bill.

Communication:

The sole official language of Malaysia is Malay (Bahasa Malaysia). English is also taught in schools and widely spoken in the cities although in rural areas a little Malay will come in handy.

Broadband Internet is available in most hotels, internet cafes, and some restaurants and cafes. Both cable broadband and wireless broadband are available.

Emergency numbers All type of emergency 999; From mobile phone – 999 or 112

Opening Hours and Holidays:

In general shops open from 10.30am till 9.30pm in the large cities. They open and close for business earlier in the smaller towns and rural areas.

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