The MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) Line is a much-prided public transit system traversing the stretch of Klang Valley. While many use this mode of transportation to avoid heavy traffic, the various hidden gems along the journey elude them.
For starters, each underground station has a different theme that matches its location, providing a unique ambience to its passengers. These trains will take you to some of the most distinguished attractions in Kuala Lumpur, and we’re here to cover the highlights.
1. Muzium Negara
The first must-visit place is our National Museum, which is only a two-minute walk from the station. There, you can soak in the rich cultural heritage of Malaysia from four main galleries—Early History, The Malay Kingdoms, The Colonial Era, and Malaysia Today.
Commuters can get to KL Sentral through a connecting pedestrian walkway, taking the LRT, KTM or Monorail to continue their exploration around the city centre. You can even connect to the airport via the KLIA Express Rail Link if you have a flight to catch.
- Admission fee:
- Malaysians – RM2
- Foreigners – RM5
2. Pasar Seni
Located in Jalan Hang Kasturi, the Central Market is an interchange station on the LRT Kelana Jaya Line. Always swarming with tourists and shoppers looking for souvenirs, it is the perfect place to buy beautiful art and handicrafts.
If you walk further down, you’ll find yourself in KL’s very own bargain haven, Petaling Street. Hunt for dirt-cheap clothes, bags, even smoking paraphernalia, and treat yourself to delicious local street food from the array of roadside stalls.
This station was a new addition to improve accessibility and connectivity for Cheras residents. However, the home furnishing outlet is only a stone’s throw away if you are craving some Swedish meatballs. Then, head next door for more retail stores at MyTOWN Shopping Centre.
4. Pusat Bandar Damansara
Eat to your heart’s content at Bangsar Shopping Centre, DC Mall, and Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara. These malls host many restaurants and bars with a variety of cuisines. And since you’ll be taking the MRT, there is no need for a designated driver if you’re drinking.
Patrons can also get gourmet groceries on offer at Ben’s Independent Grocer or Jason’s Food Hall.
Those who love café hopping can skip the hassle of parking and take the MRT Sungai Buloh Line to Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI), where coffee joints and bakeries are abundant. The TTDI Market is another must-visit for fresh local produce and aromatic spices.
6. Tun Razak Exchange
Have you been to KL’s Jade Museum? It is less than 1 km away from this station, and admission is free! Visitors can learn how jade is made and also purchase the stones. There, you can also make your way around the city centre to happening spots such as Pavilion KL, Bukit Bintang, the Royal Selangor Golf Clubs, etc.
Be sure to check out the vibrant nightlife at TREC KL, the ultimate entertainment hub housing Zouk Club KL and other bars.
So, if you haven’t already, it’s mighty time to take advantage of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line and discover the cities’ fascinating places.
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