KL Monorail services cover a portion of KL town which is usually quite congested. If I wish to go to Bukit Bintang area to visit the shopping complex, I almost never drive because:
- parking is very expensive
- hard to find parking
- massive jam to reach there
Usually I would access to KL monorail via KL Sentral where I cut through the Nu Sentral shopping complex after getting down from one of the trains in KL Sentral:
Above: When you get down from either LRT or KTM Kommuter, head on to Nu Sentral shopping complex via the escalator. Go through the shopping complex to reach KL Monorail. There are signages along the way but if you are unsure, you can always ask around for direction.
I remember before Nu Sentral was build, we had to walk around outside and cross the road to reach the KL Monorail station. It is quite a walk at the mercy of the elements- either the hot sun or the rain. Now, we can just cut through the air conditioned shopping complex to travel between KL monorail and the other train stations.
Below are the listing of the station (I also add places that I know and have visited in blue):
- KL Sentral – allows you to connect to KTM Kommuter, LRT, ERL and KTM Antrabangsa located after Nu Central shopping complex
- Tun Sambanthan
- Hang Tuah – connecting to Dang Wangi LRT station as well as Concorde Hotel
- Imbi – stops in front of Berjaya Times Square shopping complex
- Bukit Bintang– connecting shopping complexs such as Sungai Wang, Lot 10, Pavillion and Fahrenheit.
- Raja Chulan
- Bukit Nanas
- Medan Tuanku
- Chow Kit
Okie, KL monorail has a smaller train size compared to LRT, Star, MRT and KTM Kommuter. Hence during peak hours where people are commuting to and back from work, you can expect it to be very packed.
In fact, I was travelling between 3pm to 4pm on a weekday which is not considered to be peak hour but the trains were quite crowded. Still, it is a preferred travelling mode for tourists, working folks and many people who wish to beat the jam.
The Bukit Bintang station is quite nicely decorated- the path can be a little confusing- hence if you are unsure of the direction, do ask the staff or the guards.
If you get down at Bukit Bintang monorail station and cross the road, you can also connect to the Bukit Bintang MRT station.