Trains from Jerantut to Kuala Lumpur

In order to travel by train from Jerantut to Gemas you need to change trains at Gemas Railway Station. The first train you take is a sleeper train and the second a modern electric train.

Train 1: Jerantut to Gemas

There is 1 direct train service a day from Jerantut to Gemas.

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Train 2: Gemas to Kuala Lumpur

There is also 1 direct train service a day from Gemas to Kuala Lumpur.

TrainGemasKuala LumpurService
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932215:2017:55ETS Gold

Jerantut Railway Station

Google Map of Jerantut Railway Station

Gemas Railway Station

Google Map of Gemas Railway Station

KL Sentral Station

Google Map of KL Sentral Station

About Travel to Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, with a population of over 1.8 million permanent residents and typically over 8 million visitors a year, is a relatively new city.

History of Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is believed to have been established in the mid 19th Century by migrant tin miners from China. The city grew over the next 50 years, with a turbulent beginning of local conflicts and devastating fires, to become a major economic and administrative centre by the beginning of the 20th Century. The city’s growth was driven party by public building programmes managed by the British colonial administration and partly by the economic activities of the migrant Chinese and Indian populations.

Multi-Cultural Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur remains to this day the most ethnically diverse part of Malaysia where ethnic Malays are believed to account for only 40% of the city’s population, with people of Chinese and Indian heritage accounting for around another 40% of the population.

The Chinese and Indian quarters of the city are important parts of the city, as are the architectural and cultural remnants of the period when the city was part of the British Empire. On top this Kuala Lumpur has been transformed over the last four decades into a modern city with an advanced suburban transport network, vast shopping malls and tall apartment buildings.

Kuala Lumpur is a modern city
Kuala Lumpur is a modern city
Points of Interest in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur does not have the same wide range of historical sites to visit as you might find in other Asian cities such as Bangkok or Beijing, because the city is much younger, but nonetheless there are a number of points of interest for sightseers:

  • Merdeka Square: Large central square which was the government district during colonial rule featuring several impressive public buildings such as the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, The Selangor Club, the Old High Court, and the National Textile Museum.
  • Petaling Street Market: Covered market in China Town with great food stalls and lots of souvenirs and fake clothing products on sale.
  • Guan Di Temple: Chinese temple dedicated to the Taoist God of War which is an important place of worship for Malaysia’s Chinese community.
  • Sri Mahamariamman Temple: Late 19th Century Hindu temple with a very impressive Gopura tower and shrine to the Hindu deity Mariamman, who is particularly important to people of the Tamil community of Southern India.
  • KL Central Market: Housing within a late 19th Century building with an impressive Art Deco facade, KL Central Market has over 300 stalls featuring high quality Malaysia arts and crafts products for sale to tourists.
  • Batu Caves: Hindu shrines within large caves. The Batu Caves are arguably the city’s best known tourist attraction.

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