Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is the fastest growing cosmopolitan region of the country in terms of economic and population growth. Regarded as an alpha world city, the place is a travel hub and a popular weekend destination for people from Singapore. The primary tourist destinations in Kuala Lumpur are the Independence Square, House of Parliament, Kuala Lumpur Tower, Istana Budaya, National Museum and others.
For travellers going to Kuala Lumpur from Singapore, there are many transport modes available, which include by air, train, coach or a bus, and are suited to all pockets. Long-distance buses operate from almost all neighbouring countries to Malaysia. For budget travellers, buses are a primary source of travel between the two cities. Things needed include passports and travel papers for alighting at Singapore and Malaysia checkpoints and assessment by immigration staff. Numerous bus Companies offer transport between the two cities, with options such as luxury and double-decker buses that are very comfortable and spacious plus buses for budget classes. By bus, the time taken is around 5 to 6 hours. The cost of bus travel largely depends upon the kind of service chosen, whether economical or luxury, and could begin from $30, and it varies according to the coach and the date of travel. Buses plying between the two cities usually stop at food outlets and public conveniences during the day, but there are no stops taken during night journeys. The Golden Mile Complex is the pick-up area of most buses from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur.
Kuala Lumpur is easily and comfortably accessible by train from Singapore. The train journey is far more fascinating as the train leaves from the colonial-style Singapore's are deco railway station through country stations and various plantations into Malaysia. The total travel time is 6 hours by day train or 8 hours by the overnight sleeper. The cost comes at around $10 for a one-way train trip. Trains can be booked at railway stations in Malaysia or Singapore or by e-mail with Malaysian Railways.
For a hurried visit to Kuala Lumpur, air travel is the best mode of transport. Singapore Airlines and Malaysian Airlines offer regular flight to and from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. The one-way service from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur costs around $115, whereas a booked ticket costs around $152 by both airways.
Thus, the above transport modes offer various options to travellers visiting Kuala Lumpur from Singapore.