Fellow backpackers of the world, while we are pinching our pockets to make our adventure last longer the word FREE tends to get our attention. Yup you heard it. The city of Kuala Lumpur has free buses where you can get around the city for the cheap. Want to go see the twin towers? Free. Want to eat some street food in Jalan Alor? Free. I will be launching this series of the KL Free bus guide for you guys to get going and see the city and other hidden gems. This post will feature food, attractions and some history about Kuala Lumpur itself. This post is similar to the monorail guide which I have posted earlier so stay tuned for more version of this series in the future.
To get to the start of the green line, you would need to make your way to Wisma Cosway for the interchange. You would first grab the purple line and stop at Wisma Cosway which is a great KL Go interchange spot to discover the city for free.
The green line is marketed to the public which focuses on most of the shopping areas in Kuala Lumpur. If you are not a shopaholic, this bus offers great sights and new places to explore too.
This stop is at the heart of the shopping area of Bukit Bintang. There are a few shopping malls at this location which houses various brands from the mid range section to the high fashion couture. If you are a big fan of shopping or your lady wants to feast her eyes on the best collections Malaysia has to offer, this is the place to go. Nearing the holiday season, the Pavillion mall will be heavily decorated with festive themes and it is a great spot to take pictures. The malls located at this stop are Fahrenheit 88, Lot 10, Starhill gallery and the biggest one of all Pavillion.
Pavillion Stop on the Green line.
Bukit Bintang is another stop on the green line bus. It is not far away from the shopping strip stop on Pavillion. Walk towards the direction of Farenheit 88 Mall and you will pass by Lot 10 mall and other smaller shops on the way. Once you are at the end, you will arrive at the famous Bukit Bintang junction. This is one of the most photographed street in Kuala Lumpur as it is captures a perfect image of the metropolitan city of Kuala Lumpur. At the Bukit Bintang stop, you can make a side trip to the famous Malaysian food street which is Jalan Alor. Jalan Alor is a well known food street famous for its bright lights and an array of great street food aromas to tingle you senses of what is authentic Malaysian food. I will publish another segment which covers this awesome food street ranging from the best foods and snacks. So stay tuned for another upload.
Jalan Alor Food Street
This is a hidden find. If you like to watch the sunset overlooking the Kuala Lumpur skyline, you can hop off the bus here and head to Heli Lounge Bar on Menara KH. Located next to the Raja Chulan Monorail Station. Head up the building to the 34th floor and you will be directed to the lounge. To catch the sunset, I would advice to get there at about 6:00pm to get the best spot. The access to the helipad is free from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. If you are with your partner, this would be a great romantic spot to impress them. The drinks up here is not as cheap as beers in a regular bar but the with that view, its well worth the price.
Heli Lounge Sunset View
Heli Lounge Bar Kuala Lumpur
Address: 34th Floor, Menara KH, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Helipad Age Limit – 18 Years and above
Dress Code – Smart Casual (Applies after 9pm Daily) No Short, No Slippers, No Sleeveless Tops
Tel: 03-2110 5034
Hours 5:00PM – 12:00AM
As many tourists who come to Kuala Lumpur for a glimpse of the twin towers, many do not know that it has an array of high brand shops, an amazing aquarium, an art gallery as well as a science center beneath these gorgeous Malaysian Twins. KLCC is a on stop shopping and convention center which houses many international exhibitions as well as couture brands. Aside from that, it has a metro line beneath the mall and it is a true hub on Kuala Lumpur. Though there are many ways to get to KLCC, this is one of the quickest ways by KL go bus.To get to KLCC, you would need to head straight up the covered pedestrian bridge and there are well guided signs to show you your way to the Twin Towers. Once there, you can cut through the “central park of Kuala Lumpur” from the convention center and the Twin Towers will be right above your sight.
Top star attractions in Suria KLCC
Opening hours are from 10.00am – 8.00pm.
Adult: RM 69 Children : RM 59
PetroSains (Petronas Science Center)
Opening hours are from 9:30am – 5:30pm. (Closed on Mondays)
Adult: RM 30 Children : RM 18
Galeri Petronas (Petronas Art Gallery)
Opening hours are from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
KLCC park is situated on the ground floor at the center courtyard of the Suria KLCC shopping mall. Once there, you will be introduced to a lush scenery of greens, fountains and a perfect spot to relax in the middle of the fast paced city. The KLCC Park is great for families an photo taking. Best part about the park is that you get to enjoy the fountain show at 8pm, 9pm and 10pm sharp, a waddling pool as well as a huge network of playground for kids.
KLCC Park Playground
Thats all for the green line tour. It is a short trip around the key locations which are great for pictures and fun filled family activities. I would say that this tour could be completed in 3 hours. If you dont have much time in Kuala Lumpur, I would suggest that you could kill off some hours before catching a plane later in the evening. I hope you enjoy this post. Stay tuned for more articles on “Wanna get around KL for FREE?” episodes. Cheers!