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    KTM Train Guide (KL-SG route)

    might be useful for those who wish to travel by rail ~
    I've taken all the difrent classes before so if you are in doubt ...can ask quetion here . i be glad to help u

    First Class Room/Cabin/Sleper


    Corridoor of the cabin/coach


    >>Inside cabin
    1 TV
    2 Bed (Upper deck foldable) lower deck can be folded to become a chair
    1 Private washroom/Toilet with Shower and hairdryer
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    Intercomm inside room (can call for room service , emergency)
    Includes Supper and breakfast

    Review : Mostly used by tourist , not worth the money . Expensive .
    Recomended for : Couple , Ppl with babies .

    Comfort Level : 95%

    Sentral Kuala Lumpur - Singapore
    -Lower Berth >130RM
    -Upper Berth >107RM


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    Second Class Sleeper


    Lower Berth

    Interior of the lower berth

    Interior of upper berth

    -Upper berth window smaller , lower berth biger


    -Feature
    1.Toilet(Shared) at the end of coach
    2.Personal Light at the side of the bed (Main light will be on thoughout the journey)
    3.Curtian for privacy
    4.Lower berth more space

    Review : Upper berth narrower/smaller more suited for small built people . Lower Berth is good . Very popular . With pillowe and blanket . , i always
    travell by this class . With curtain for privacy .

    Comfort Level :
    Upper deck : 80%
    Lower Deck : 90%

    RECOMENDED for all .

    Sentral Kuala Lumpur - Singapore

    Upper Berth - 37RM
    Lower Berth- 43RM
    Last edited by pixma; Dec 30th, 07 at 11:47 PM.

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    ~~~~~~~~~~`
    Premier Class sitting



    Big sits
    Free Drinks on board the train
    With toilets at end of the coach
    TV at both end of coach

    Review : Comfortable but expensive .
    Comfort Level : 85%

    Recomended for people with too much $$$ to spend

    Sentral Kuala Lumpur -Singapore
    63RM
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    Second Class Sits



    With toilets at end of the coach
    TV at both end of coach
    Sit very soft/wide
    Air con temp just nice ~

    Review : Comfortable and affordable Recomended

    Recomended for ALL

    Comfort Level : 83%

    Sentral Kuala Lumpur-Singapore
    37Rm

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    Economy Plus Sits

    .

    With toilets at end of the coach (Don't worry , it's clean)
    Air con temp Very Very Very COLD
    Basic and Cheap

    Review :
    Not much leg room , Cheap , the toilet very spacious

    Recomended for : Backpacker , Ppl who want to save $$$

    Comfort Level : 60%

    Sentral Kuala Lumpur -Singapore
    20RM

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    3 trains that serves SINGAPORE-KL ROUTE

    Express Ratyat 8.30am
    Express Senaran Petang 2.30pm
    Express Senandung Malam 10pm
    ---Depart from Tanjung PagaR---

    3 trains that serves KL-SINGAPORE ROUTE

    Express Sinaran Pagi 8.30am
    Express Ratyat 2.15pm
    Express Senandung malam 10 pm
    ---Depart From Sentral Kuala Lumpur--

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    NOTE :
    book ticket in singapore pay in SGD
    book in malaysia pay in RM

    so i recomend you to either

    go J.B and buy 2 ways ticket ~
    JB-KL
    KL-SG

    Pay in RM (THat what i always do)

    OR

    Book ticket fOR Singapore-Kl at tanjung pagar and pay in SGD
    then return ticket book at Sentral Kuala Lumpu and pay in RM


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    2 :

    only certain train have the type of cabin/class above


    Senandung Malam:
    Second class sit , First class room , Second class Sleeper , Economy plus

    Express Ratyat :
    Premium Class Sit , Second class sit

    Sinaran Pagi / petang:

    Premier Class sits , second class sits

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    the above classes are for the singapore-kuala lumpur route there are still 3 more class which i've taken BUT it only serves the North / East Coast line



    Happy Travelling ~


    + 1 thing
    you will be addicted to going KL once you have taken the train it's soooooooooo much fun ....very nice and enjoyable trip ...


    photo coutesy of KTMRC gallery
    Last edited by pixma; Dec 30th, 07 at 11:47 PM.

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    Thanks for the great info!
    Btw, how long is the trip?
    Do the trains stop at JB anymore? been quite awhile since i took the train to JB..

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    are the prices the same if u pay in sgd ?? or are they more like the coach prices ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhiBer
    Thanks for the great info!
    Btw, how long is the trip?
    Do the trains stop at JB anymore? been quite awhile since i took the train to JB..
    8 hours (night) 6-7+hour (morning/afternoon)

    yes train stops at JB . (not the shutle service)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirty moogler
    are the prices the same if u pay in sgd ?? or are they more like the coach prices ?
    price are already syated in the first post same price if you book from SG (pay by SGD)

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    i took the Second Class Sleeper to KL in Aug
    i went into JB to buy the tickets becos its 2.3x cheaper than buying in SG haha

    my train came at 12am at the JB train station
    reach KL Sentral station at 8am

    very long

    but at least can lie down and slp

    dun worry its clean. Just have a hard time sleeping since its my 1st time slping on a TRAIN. hehe...

    very enjoying trip

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    wow sounds like something to try out!

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    how's the blanket? smelly and dirty?

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    just went KL recently, dint have time to buy tix at JB, so bought from www.ktm-tickets.blogspot.com pretty gd and fast service.

    train ride was quite fun blanket + pillow + bedsheet suprisingly clean, just a bit low quality. they can improve on the toilet though.. should put some air fresheners in it. try to get lower bunk because its quite hard to climb up/down from the top bed if you're clumsy/not very agile.

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    KTM Eticketing

    Hello!

    I just came back from KL. I found that it's actually possible to buy and reserve tickets online via the ktm website. https://intranet.ktmb.com.my/E-Ticket/login.asp

    You have to register as user. There are two options available - Email reservation and Etickets. Email reservation means you reserve tickets, then pay and collect at JB train station. Etickets is to buy with credit or debit card.

    I bought three tickets to KL Sentral. Website server a bit slow but don't panic it will transact then you can print. I took the 2nd class seats, on the Rakyat express very comfortable indeed. ;] 37RM each, you can even choose the seats that you want during Eticketing.

    In one carriage, half the seats face the direction the train moves, the other half is opposite. I got 9A, B and C for my trip to KL and we were back facing, my mother didn't like it. We figured that SG to KL it's best to take 1-7 A, B, C or D. However, from KL to SG, it's best to take 8-12 A-D, cos we got 5A-C on the trip back and travelled backwards again.

    it seems that there are no longer canteen carriages on the train, at least for the rakyat expresses I took. so the train stopped (For both my journeys) at Gemas for 15min so passengers could get food from the station canteen. So it would be good to pack food and drinks!

    How are the sleeper bunks? Does the conductor poke his head in to check tickets very often? The conductor kept passing us and checking seats on our day train cos the turn over rate is quite high. The seat beside me had 3 passengers changing during the whole journey to KL. I don't fancy the idea of ppl opening the curtains and checking on me when I sleep. Weird.

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    2nd class sleepers are the crappiest.
    first its bright, 2nd its noisy constant rattling by the tracks, 3rd ppl will walk back and forth your bunk, and lastly its annoying when people go in and out of the auto door.
    i ended up just sitting around the cafeteria the whole trip and went to nap for 15 mins.
    if you want use a ear plug and a blind fold to sleep.. if not don't waste your money on the beds.
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    Do they do a lot of stops ? So that you can go down and take a walk (or take some photos ? )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Civicguy View Post
    Do they do a lot of stops ? So that you can go down and take a walk (or take some photos ? )
    yeah they stop at a few stops....

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    woah the booking of tickets is very confusing =s

    are all the trains the same regardless of the name of the train?

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