KL is a city that simply must be experienced. It is the nation’s capital and home to 1.9 million Malaysians of different races, religions and cultures that epitomizes One Malaysia. A melting pot of ethic diversity, the city is vibrant and colourful. It is rich in culture and heritage, and this can be easily seen in the architecture, food, people, places of interest, festivals and every aspect of daily life. Because of its multiracial population, the city offers sights, sounds and tastes that will showcase a truly Asian experience.
The Showcase KL transit tour programme will give you a sneak preview of the city’s attractions. The package includes a return KLIA Ekspres ride into the city and a tour on the KL Hop On Hop Off double deck bus. The bus route will take you past a number of attractions in the city, depending on your available time, you can alight for a while at any stop for a closer look.
TRANSIT VISA REQUIREMENTS
The transit visa is provided to foreign citizens carrying valid travel documents who are transiting at the KLIA on their way to another country. A single entry transit visa can be provided on the day of arrival subject to the following:
Transit visa fees are applicable and the rates differ according to nationality. For more information on the transit visa fees, please contact the Showcase KL counter staff or visit www.imi.gov.my.
- Possess a valid passport or travel documents that are not due to expire within 6 months.
- Foreign passengers must arrive and depart from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
- Foreign passengers possess confirmed flight ticket and valid travel documents to another country.
- NOT be classified under Section 8 of Malaysia Immigration Act 1959/63 even though he/she is in possession of a valid passport or travel document, visa, travel ticket and sufficient funds.
SHOWCASE KL TRANSIT PACKAGE IN 10 EASY STEP
To take the Showcase KL transit tour, follow these 10 easy steps and refer them to the 2 flow maps.
Once you arrive at the Satellite Building proceed to the transfer counter. Complete the arrival card and get the transit pass. Then proceed to the Transit & Tours counter to purchase the Showcase KL Transit Package. You will then be given a button badge and a tour ticket which you must wear and bring with you on the tour.
Take the Aerotrain to the Main Terminal Building.
Once at the main Terminal Building, proceed to the immigration counter (either Lane 21 or Lane 22) for immigration clearance.
Proceed to baggage clearance – should you need to retrieve any baggage. KLIA Left Luggage counters located at Departure Hall level 5 and Arrival Hall level 3 at the Terminal building allows you to store your luggages.
At arrival hall, take the lift that is marked “KLIA Ekspres”. Go to level 1. Board the KLIA Ekspres train direct to KL Sentral. Your journey will take 28 minutes.
At KL Sentral, use the train ticket to exit the arrival gate. You will see the Showcase KL hospitality counter just after the arrival gate should you need further assistance.
Proceed to KL Sentral Station main entrance at level 2. Step outside and you will find the KL Hop On Hop Off bus stop. Wait for your bus, show your ticket and enjoy the tour.
Having enjoyed the city and arrived back at KL Sentral Station, please follow the directions to the KLIA Ekspres departure gates at Level 1. Use your ticket to board the train, which will take you direct to the airport.
Upon arriving at the airport, ensure that your boarding pass and passport are ready, take the lift to the departure hall on level 5. Check in your shopping items before proceeding to the immigration counter for clearance. The last step is to take the Aerotrain back to the Satellite Building for your departure.
Selamat jalan & hope to see you again in KL!
The Showcase KL package includes the following:
• Return tickets on the KLIA Ekspres from KLIA to KL Sentral.
• One Day pass on the KL Hop-On-Hop-Off bus tour.
KLIA Ekspres is a premium non-stop high-speed train service that connects KLIA and the Kuala Lumpur city centre. Cruising at a top speed of 160 km/h, the journey takes just 28 minutes allowing you to relax or just enjoy fascinating sights along the way.
First train departs at 5.00am and last train departs at 12.30am from KL Sentral and 1.00am from KLIA.
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KL HOP ON HOP OFF
The KL Hop-On-Hop-Off city tour takes you on a round journey through the heart of the city with 22 stops at KL’s main attractions. Be it monuments, historical buildings and sites, the shopping district or the best food places, they are all on the route and you can just Hop Off the bus at any place of interest and then Hop On again later to continue your tour.
Operation Hours: 8.30am – 8.30pm daily
Hotline No: 1 800 88 5546
The Showcase KL transit tour on KL Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus will take you past a number of attractions in the city. You will not get to see all of them this time, you’ll need a longer visit for that, but at least you can pick a few that may interest you.
|| MTC (Malaysian Tourism Centre)
||Islamic Art Museum
||Sri Mahamariamman Temple
||KL Railway Station
||Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
||Royal Selangor Club
||Craft Cultural Complex
||Sultan Abdul Samad Building
||Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman
||Sungei Wang Plaza, Bukit Bintang Plaza
|| Asean Sculpture Park
||St Mary’s Church
||Starhill, Lot 10, Pavilion
||KL Lake Garden
||Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
||Berjaya Times Square
|| Titiwangsa Lake Garden
||National Art Gallery
||Tun Abdul Razak Memorial
||Petronas Twin Towers
The Showcase KL programme is flexible and allows you to visit the city while you are on transit. However, there is only so much that you can see given the length of your transit. Here are some suggestions of what you can see according to the time you have before your connecting flight to your next destination. Please be mindful of the travel time required to enter the city and return to the KLIA, as well as the required check-in time before your next flight.
|Transit Hours At KLIA
||Journey Time to and
|Time Required for Immigrations & Check-in
||Time Available for Showcase KL
|Shop at KL Sentral Station and savour some local food
||Get a Glimpse of KL on Board the KL Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour
||Do the KL Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour with one stop at any of attractions.
||Do the KL Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour and either shop or visit 2 attractions.
||Do the KL Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour and either shop or visit 3 attractions.
|Above 10 hours
||7 hours or more
||Do the KL Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour, shopping and visit more attractions.
If you have less than 5 hours of transit at the KLIA, it is recommended that you stay within the airport vicinity.
SITES OF INTEREST
Shopping in KL
KL is a shopping haven with facilities that range from deluxe shopping centres to bazaars and night markets offering a wide range of goods. Depending on what you are looking for, there are different shopping areas that you can go to.
Branded fashion clothing is one of KL's best shopping highlights, and the latest design wear can be found at shopping centres such as The Pavilion KL, Starhill Galleria (KL Hop-On-Hop-Off stop No. 6) and Suria KLCC (KL Hop-On-Hop-Off stop No. 22).
Electronic goods are priced very competitively in Malaysia. For the latest in technology and gadgets go to Low Yat Plaza which is located along Jalan Bukit Bintang (KL Hop-On-Hop-Off stop No. 6). Malls and shopping centres open daily from 10am till 10pm. Visit The Pavilion KL and present your Showcase KL badge to get a welcome drink and free Tourist Reward Card offering shopping discounts at over 150 participating stores.
For the bargain hunters, there are many night markets and bazaars that offer a whole range of items from souvenirs to handy craft to apparels and accessories. The most famous bazaars are at Petaling Street (KL Hop-On-Hop-Off stop No.8) and Jalan Masjid India (KL Hop-On-Hop-Off stop No.9).
Whether you are looking for haute cuisine or hawkers’ fare, international delights or local delicacies, KL has an eatery that will serve just what your taste buds crave.
To savour this wide variety of gastronomic delights while on the Showcase KL tour, make a stop at either Suria KLCC (KL Hop-On-Hop-Off stop No. 22), the Pavilion or Starhill Galleria (KL Hop-On-Hop-Off stop No. 6). Each of these shopping centres offer a choice of restaurants and cafes that will leave you spoilt for choice.
Arts & Crafts
Malaysia’s rich heritage is reflected very well in the traditional arts and crafts that are varied and abundant. Right here in KL, there are many places that offer traditional goods that represent all the cultures of Malaysia. Among the favourite items sought after by visitors include batik, rattan baskets, blowpipes, Sarawak woodcarvings, Kelantanese silver craft, tableware that make beautiful gifts and home decors.
Spare some time checking out the local arts and crafts at either Karyaneka (KL Hop-On-Hop-Off stop No. 5) or the Central Market (KL Hop-On-Hop-Off stop No. 9).
Located just 5 minutes walking distance from Brickfields (Little India), KL Sentral is the city’s rail hub that not only links all the light rail transit networks but is also the centre for the intercity trains.
The station has many facilities that include restaurants, convenience shops and a bazaar that offers a variety of items from shoes to clothes and accessories. A visit to KL Sentral could also be a shopping spree. www.klsentral.com.my
Petronas Twin Towers
Any visit to KL must include the PETRONAS Twin Towers. Standing at 452meters above ground, they are the tallest twin towers in the world. The entire area includes The Suria KLCC shopping centre, the KLCC park, a state-of-the-art KL Convention Centre and Aquaria.
Venture across the sky bridge that links the two towers for a breathtaking view of the park and the whole of KL, or explore the 6 identified Photo-stops in the KLCC park to get postcard perfect shots of the towers (KL Hop-On-Hop-Off stop No. 22).
Showcase KL Special Offers
With the Showcase KL badge you are entitle to special discounts at these attractions:
Aquaria KLCC is a world-class aquarium that showcases animals and various types of colorful marine life species from Malaysia and around the world. The aquarium occupies 60,000 square feet in the Concourse level of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. A visit to the Aquaria KLCC will take you through a journey of discovery in our underwater world (KL Hop-On-Hop-Off stop No. 4).
Open daily from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Special Showcase KL rate:
An icon of the city’s skyline, the KL Tower stands at 421meters high, making it the 4th tallest tower in the world. There is an observation deck that gives a 360 degree bird’s eye view of KL as well as a revolving restaurant on the top floor. At its base there are facilities for some adventurous activities including a high-ropes course, jungle walks and a mini zoo called the ‘Animal Zone’ (KL Hop-On-Hop-Off stop No. 2).
Open daily from 9.00 am to 10.00 pm
Special Showcase KL rate:
The KL Bird Park is the tallest walk-in free-flight aviary in the world and is home to over 200 species of birds. The star attractions at the park include ostriches, hornbills, eagles, flamingos, peacocks and parrots. And twice a day, there is the bird show, which features plenty of parrot tricks that is sure to keep the youngsters entertained (KL Hop-On-Hop-Off stop No. 14).
Open daily from 10.00 am to 6.00pm
Special Showcase KL rate:
|(Child below 3 years old)