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Discover KL by Monorail
A rather unusual way to see Kuala Lumpur is to embark on its monorail and take a ride. It's cheap and gives you a totally unique perspective.
You get to enjoy the city from above, from rare angles.
Kuala Lumpur's monorail uses a suspended track to run on (separate from the LRT, but there are interchanges at some stations) and it offers much better views than even the suspended LRT tracks.
Believe me, very few people ever try this for the sake of "sightseeing". It is worth, trust me.
My first close-up sight of a monorail in KL
I first got up at Raja Chulan LRT station and rode all the way to the KL Sentral Station.
I tried the monorail a few more times, but I still feel like I never got enough of it. Honestly, I loved the experience as much as a hamster loves running in his wheel!
Jalan Sultan Ismail. Close to the Raja Chulan station.
It was peculiar how the monorail vehicle "bumped" from time to time as we were advancing.
The ride felt like on some sort of an off-road bus... it was more rough than I had expected and funny, even!
The vehicle was crowded, so I couldn't sit down. I attempted taking photo shots through the windows, but they were too dirty and they were reflecting everything back...
As you can see on the left photo, the monorail's track is winding. It's a bit like a slalom trip through KL's exciting modern centre. Indeed, it seems they built the monorail in such a way that it touches many of the city's appealing parts.
It rides across KLCC's hypermodern area, travels above several temples as it reaches the KL Sentral area.
On one of my rides, thick rain came crashing down on the last station's area (KL Sentral).
I had to stay in the monorail station until the rain went away.
The torrential rain was so thick it blocked my exploration for a while and the views swam in dense myst even after the rain had gone away...
Monorail passing through in KLCC
The views were nice and so were the names of the monorail stations: Chow Kit, Raja Chulan, Bukit Bintang, Maharajalela...
Check out several more photos below and do check my Bukit Bintang experience (in Kuala Lumpur's shopping and entertainment district), where an important monorail station stands.
Central Kuala Lumpur's skyscrapers
Somehow these vehicles felt like in an amusement park
Looking up at 3 shiny skyscrapers
Photo from the monorail: decaying neighbourhood
Looking out through the window: rainshower
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