Cellphone and airport
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Dec 19, 2012 1:59 AM Last Post By: artico1
Dec 16, 2012 10:36 AM
Cellphone and airportHi to everybody ( travellers and locals)!
In a week I'll be flying to Malaysia and I have two questions.
How much is a cellphone in Kuala Lumpur? Where could I buy it?
At the end of my trip I'll be in Georgetown, are there buses from George town to KL airport? How much does it take? If not, are there buses from Georgetown to KL? Is the train from Kuala Lumpur Sentral to the airport working 24 h?
Thanks a lot
Dec 16, 2012 12:19 PM
1Cellphone : about the same you'd find elsewhere. The simplest option is to buy a local SIM card (5-10 RM). Usage is failry cheap (50-100 RM will get you a long way). Just make sure your phone is unblocked and ask the girl to key in a data/time plan for you ; the instructions are all in Bahasa. There are Maxis and Hotlink (a subsidiary) mobile shops everywhere, and there's one at the KL Sentral Station.
KL - Penang : You have a few options. Air Asia has daily flights for 100 RM (1 hour), the Bus is about 40 RM and takes 5 hours, and then there's the intercity train KTM, which has overnight trips both ways but takes a bit longer (8 hours or so). Get the first class ticket in that case and you can sleep pretty comfortably.
The KLIA train between Sentral Station in KL and the Aiport runs every 15-20 minutes. Service starts at 5 AM and ends at 12h30-1h00 AM. A Taxi (Teksi :-) from Sentral Station to the aiports runs about 60 RM if I remember correctly.
Dec 16, 2012 12:21 PM
2Its best to bring an unlocked cell phone and buy a sim card locally with Hotlink. Just the sim card will cost you 10-15ringitt, otherwise a cellphone + simcard would be closer to 80-100ringitt. There are buses from Georgetown to KL, where its very easy to connect to the airport bus in the Pudaraya station, or taxi/metro to KL Sentral where there the train. It runs about 5am - midnight.
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