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Singapore to Chiang Mai by Train

4Arriving in Kuala Lumpur

Arriving at Kuala Lumpur is a bit confusing as there is a new station, KL Sentral, which is where you arrive and depart on intercity trains, and the old station, KL Station, which is the destination on your ticket and is also part of the local commuter network.


KL Railway Station
KL Railway Station

If you are staying in KL then you need to get to KL station by PTS, a commuter line. Just show your ticket to a guard who will point you in the right direction.

The old station is near the downtown hotels and China Town and is an attraction in its own right. It’s one of KL’s most beautiful buildings, a mixture of Arabian Nights’ fantasy and Victorian grandeur. The old station hotel is still open and, with long high ceilinged corridors and swishing ceiling fans harks back to a bygone era of servants, travelling trunks and steam engines.

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