KUALA LUMPUR – November 25th 2014: Transport Malaysia has opened its doors for public access for the first time. Transport Malaysia is the spinoff website of LANDASAN (www.landasan.info), which will be redesigned to focus more on rail transport sector.
LANDASAN.info has been in existence since 2010 and it has grown so much since then. On the other hand, Transport Malaysia was established as a one-stop-centre for resources regarding transport industry in Malaysia. In addition to local contents, Transport Malaysia will have contents from overseas as well. In this globalization era, having a global outlook is every important, especially in transport industry that have uniform rules and regulations across nations.
PLUS Expressways Berhad has published a travel time advisory (TTA) for people who will be using highways during peak travel time from December 24th 2014 to January 4th 2014.
Here is the advisory for northbound travel:
And here is the advisory for southbound travel:
This is a good initiative by PLUS and throughout the years we have found this to be a good method of combating congestion during peak travel time. Road users are strongly recommended to follow this advisory to ensure smoothness in your journey.
According to announcement by MMC GAMUDA KVMRT (T) SDN BHD’s Twitter (@mrtunderground), some parts of Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang will be closed from December 1st 2014 until May 30th 2015. Refer to the below image for information:
So I missed my Skybus shuttle bus to KLIA2. The next bus departs at 3 AM and I am now stranded in KL Sentral for almost three hours.
KL Sentral used to be more interesting than before. Now, there is nothing much to do during midnight. 7-Eleven is the only convenience store that is opened.
#FAIL No. 1: Cheque Deposit Down for temporary? For temporary? For temporary?
Seriously CIMB, who did you hire to be your clerk? I hope they are not your banker.
Apparently, McD is also closed from 12 midnight to 6 AM for “maintenance” purposes. I doubt that. There’s nothing going on in the restaurant (apparently), only loud music can be heard.
#FAIL No. 2: It will be closed until 14 MARCH 2014. Hmmm, are we watching Back to the Future?
#FAIL No. 3: CANNOT BE ACEPTED. Acepted. Acepted. What is acepted? It sounds like “Inception” for me.
#WIN: I have finally found a good place to sit and a table to do my reading and writing. #WIN #WIN #WIN.
Meals Station is a kopitiam-style restaurant in KL Sentral. There is no operating hours stated directly at the outlet. However, it looks like it opens for 24 hours. Cheap drinks mostly start at RM 3.50 so be prepared to pay extra.
Power outlets are also available for those who are seeking to charge their electronic gadgets.
We tried to reload our Touch ‘N Go card in late 2019 at a RapidKL counter in KL Sentral Monorail Station. We thought there will be no reload fee imposed to Touch ‘N Go customer. Unfortunately, RapidKL has imposed a reload fee of RM 0.50 to us.
While the government is trying to help its people by not adding to the burden of reloading Touch ‘N Go, some providers are still charging the customers for reload fee. This adds the burden for the customers, especially the ones who are not able to put a huge sum to reload their cards, such as RM 100.00 or RM 200.00 reload amount at once.
Apart from the reloading fee, Touch ‘N Go customers are also at the mercy of the providers when they need to pay extra for certain services. The occurrence is also common at shopping mall car parks. The parking operators are charging up to 10% additional parking fee as “fee for convenience” since the customers are able to pay using their Touch ‘N Go and avoid queuing up at the autopay machines.
The business owners and service providers are always looking for opportunities for them to make extra profits. Therefore, we are not able to blame them at an entirety for this predicament. This is when the government needs to step in and ensure it serves the best interests of the customers.
For latest information on public transport schedules, visit MYJadual.com – Malaysian Public Transport Schedule Information.
PUTRAJAYA, 16 March 2020: The Malaysian Government has announced a
Movement Control Order, which will be in effect from 18 March 2020 to 31
Departures in and out of the airports are going on as usual (with exceptions to existing restrictions on flight routes such as Wuhan, China) with restrictions being placed on the people travelling rather than the flight itself. More information here.
Can I use Grab and LRT?
The answer is yes. On top of Grab and LRT, you can use all other existing public transport options. Employees for transport service providers are also allowed to continue working as they are categorised as essential services.
COVID-19 Movement Control Order: How International Travellers Are Affected
Malaysians departing out of Malaysia: All Malaysians are barred from exiting the country, regardless of the reasons. The Malaysians working in Singapore are also affected by the ban.
Malaysians returning to Malaysia from overseas: There is no restriction for them.
Foreigners entering Malaysia:
All foreigners are barred from entering Malaysia throughout the MCO
period, except those who are working in essential services.
Foreigners exiting Malaysia:
Foreigners are allowed to exit from Malaysia as long as they are
permitted to be onboard airplanes and receive immigration clearance.
Passengers are advised to check with Malaysian Ministry of Health
for more information about COVID-19. More information about COVID-19
Movement Control Order can be found on Majlis Keselamatan Negara
(National Security Council) Facebook page.
When KTM ETS service was launched, it was operated by a fully-owned subsidiary of KTM Berhad, ET Sdn Bhd. According to the KTMB Chairman at that time, Dr. Aminuddin Adnan, the establishment of ET as a subsidiary of KTMB can create a more conducive environment, better work culture and discipline and role model to KTMB itself.
While ETS now is being operated directly as one of the services provided by KTMB, we think we still should share some of the details about the company when it was established many years ago. Here are the vision and mission of the subsidiary company:
Work as partners to make ETS a dominant player in the transportation industry by redefining values in commuting.
ETS will always engage our partners in all the workings and planning of the company to achieve the maximum contribution from the partners.
We will at all times keep the customer confidence by working at the top of our personal and professional performance levels.
We will do our absolute best to provide each and every customer with only the highest integrity, trust, love, teamwork, fun and energy, smile and innovation in providing the best customer service and timeliness on every trip “ABSOLUTELY”.
Some of us may already know that KLIA Transit offers 10% discount on its tickets purchased at its kiosks located at the stations. This is done probably to reduce congestion at its ticket counters. While most users can save from the offer, we found out many of the travelers are not aware of this discount.
Since Maybank has 5% cashback for all retail transactions during the weekends for its Maybank 2 Cards, you can use your American Express card while purchasing your tickets.
If you need latest schedule for KLIA Transit, visit myjadual.com today. The schedule is available in both English and Bahasa Melayu.
KLIA Transit is the regularly-scheduled airport train service from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang to Kuala Lumpur city centre. Its stops include KL Sentral, Bandar Tasik Selatan, Putrajaya/Cyberjaya, Salak Tinggi, KLIA and KLIA2.
For more information about KLIA Transit service and fare information, click here.