In Malaysia, there’s a whole new buzz about the BRAND NEW MRT line. It’s always for us Singaporeans to know what’s happening there, coz, well we love kay poh business right?
Here are 10 fun facts you have to know about the MRT line that’s just across the Causeway.
Where It Runs
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The MRT line runs between Sungai Buloh and Kajang, which is almost an hour’s away from KL city. The good thing, though, is that it shows you a different side of Malaysia, with more fun places like Kota Damansara and Bandar Utama becoming more accessible to commuters.
It also links you to Maluri, KL Sentral and Pasar Seni for interchanging stations.
Bonus point – No need to pay extra for your personalized ride via Uber/taxi.
About the Trains
The train comes with four cars, which can shuttle up to 1,200 passengers at any given time. Based on the number of rides in a day, they’re looking at a figure of 400,000 passengers daily.
How to Pay?
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Payment can only be made using cash or Touch ‘n Go cards (similar to EZ Link).
THAT Many Stations??
Ok, don’t get shocked ah, but there’s a grand total of 31 stations for the train line.
How Long Must Wait for the Train La…
Thankfully, it’s not too long a wait. The gap between train rides is a measly 3 and a half minutes. Ok la can check Instagram for a while.
SO Cheap Also Leh
Imagine going on an MRT ride that costs from RM1 – RM6.40 at most. If we were to ride, it’ll cost less just slightly more than two dollars for a full line ride. Yowza!
Park and Ride – What?
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Yes, most people just want to avoid getting stuck in jams, so they’d park their cars and head over to the MRT stations. With Park and Ride, they can do exactly that (duh!) at a total of 16 stations.
Good thinking, MRT fellas. And just for your info, Singapore has this park and ride system, too.
50% discount for selected parties
Yes, the ticket sellers have been kind. A student, disabled or a senior citizen can get tokens at the counter for these prices. Proof might be required to purchase at this price though.
Dropped Living Costs Thanks to Public Transport
Yes, now everyone can travel in a train and get around. No need to buy a car and pay parking, instalment payments, road tax, petrol, maintenance bla bla bla.
Easy to Go And Sightsee
Wanna go and check out the National Museum, or just go for shopping for arts and crafts at Pasar Seni? The MRT has got you covered with all the hot spots from one end of KL-Selangor-Wilayah Persekutuan to another (almost!).
And of course, dig into the Nasi Lemak Burger. I wonder if their version is as good as ours was! It’ll be fun to go for a ride and sample all the food, shop like mad and then come back to Singapore.
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