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Malaysia by taxi for $50.00 Is this true?

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Post by wcyou » Thu, 10 Jun 2010 4:10 pm

Nobody wanna go by meter there.. they really super relac rather just talk cock and do nothing then work hard get paid by meter....

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Post by berkshire_yorkie » Thu, 10 Jun 2010 6:23 pm

I think taxis to JB from Bugis now $60 otherwise as discussed. Getting over the border is easy by bus, or LRT to Woodlands and walk; which option is best depends on how many of you, how much luggage if any etc etc.

Shopping and food in JB is excellent the mall near the checkpoint is good for all the basics and there's lot's of other stuff to buy as well once you know your way around.

As for the beers I'm not so sure and you need to be VERY careful walking round JB at night. There's a lot of robberies by people who won't hesitate to use a knife or worse and Singaporeans are prize targets. Beer is taxed heavily in Malaysia and isn't really any cheaper than Sing. There's some good food stalls near the checkpoint you can have a nice supper and a couple of jars before you head back home but otherwise I haven't tried the bars in JB. I think a lot of them have dodgy reputations though.

You won't find a metered taxi in JB to save your life but RM5-7 will get you to most places if you can't negotiate down to that then try another cab.

Buses to KL usually go from Copthorne Hotel or Golden Mile. Depends where you're going in KL the airport is a long way out. If you're flying scheduled airline and staying in KL then it will be a lot quicker, you can get the KLIA express 28 minutes to KL Sentral. Budget airlines go to Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) which is a complete mess and will take you an hour minimum to centre of KL regardless of whether you use train - there's a stopping version of the KLIA express but you need a bus connection for the first part of the journey - taxi or buses.

The night train to KL is my preferred mode of travel if possible but not every-one's cup of tea.
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