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How to Get to Taiping from Kuala Lumpur by Train

June 15, 2017 TransportationTravel  No comments

One way to maximize your trip to Kuala Lumpur is to include at least one small town just outside the city to visit. For this, the city of Taiping in Northern Perak is a promising destination.

Aside from being home to Malaysia’s oldest museum, as well as being a site to countless of the country’s firsts, Taiping is a nature lover’s haven. So if you want to take a break from the busy streets of Kuala Lumpur, catch a train to Taiping.

The Cost of Train Rides from KL to Taiping

As per the 2017 KTM schedule, KTM Berhad has trains going to Taiping every day. You can either ride an ETS Gold train (EG) or an ETS Platinum train (EP). The trip from KL Sentral Station to Taiping Station costs USD 15.37 for an EP ticket and USD 11.65 for an EG ticket.

While EG trains are cheaper, they stop at more stations making it longer for you to get to Taiping.   If you want to save a few bucks and you do not mind the extended travel time, ride an EG train. On the other hand, if you need to get to Taiping fast and would not mind spending a few more bucks an EP train is best for you.

Choose Online Agents When Buying Train Tickets to Taiping

As soon as you have planned your Taiping excursion, book your train tickets online. KTM Berhad has its own online ticket system. However, buying tickets from online agents such as EasyBook.com and BusOnlineTicket.com is more convenient.

Online booking agents update their system on a regular basis. So you can trust for the whole process to be hassle-free. Know that train tickets cost the same across all booking agents.

How to Buy a Train Ticket to Taiping

To book your ticket, just create an account on the agent’s website using your email address. Enter your travel details and choose the ticket that fits your schedule best.

Once you have chosen your train, choose your seat. Proceed to the payment page and pay for your tickets using Paypal, Visa or Mastercard. Once payment has been confirmed, a receipt and your booking details will be sent to you via email. And then you are all set!

Traffic is most challenging in KL from Friday to Sunday. So if you need help picking when to schedule your trip to Taiping, choose these days. You can book a train that leaves KL Sentral station on Thursday evening so you wouldn’t have to brave the traffic on Friday. Check the KTM schedule so you can compare your options. Good luck!

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Get the Best Wedding Hotel in Bangkok With These Tips

October 7, 2016 Travel  No comments

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Getting married involves a lot of planning and serious preparation. When it comes to weddings, everything has to be perfect, including the location. If you want an unforgettable moment for the exchange of vows, Bangkok is definitely an ideal place for your wedding ceremony. It is a popular choice for many couples, not only because of the convenient location, but also for the infinite romantic possibilities that you could experience in Asia.

One thing you should definitely consider for your wedding in Bangkok is hotel accommodation. There are countless numbers of romantic hotels in Bangkok where you can tie the knot. But before booking one, there are a few factors to consider in order to make your wedding truly a magnificent event to remember.

 

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  1. Location

Location plays an important role in weddings. This is why you should choose a location according to the theme, be it a garden wedding, beach wedding, or more. In Bangkok, most couples, including foreigners and locals, prefer beach wedding because there are a lot of hotels with spectacular beach scenery perfect for weddings.

  1. Price

The price of hotel accommodation should be according to your budget. You can always find cheap hotels in Bangkok but that doesn’t necessarily mean getting an exceptional wedding service. If you really want to get your money’s worth, do your research and find a hotel that will give you a romantic wedding at your most comfortable budget.

  1. Ample accommodation

Whatever the number of guests you may have, the hotel should be able to accommodate everyone comfortably. Make sure that the hotel has enough space and room for the guests to stay in during and/or after the wedding.

 

Looking for a stunning wedding hotel in Bangkok should be an exciting experience for all couples. There are many hotels to choose from in Bangkok but always choose the one that can cater all your wedding needs from start to finish.

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5 Beautiful Asian Wedding Customs You Didn’t Know

September 30, 2016 Travel  No comments

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Asia is known for its beautifully diverse and colorful cultures. Those who wish to explore this continent should not miss observing their customs and traditions, which come into full color during their festivals and grand celebrations such as during weddings.              Here are some wedding traditions that exemplify the beauty and diversity of the Asian culture.hanbok_wedding-dresses

Korea     Couples usually consults a fortune teller, called a Kung-hap before even scheduling their wedding day. They ask the fortune teller if their union will be beneficial for both families. This is so important in Korean culture that weddings are called off if the fortune teller says that the union will bring them ill fate.indian-marriage-traditions-and-customs

India       In a pre-wedding ceremony called Mandap Muhurat, both the bride and the groom have their own separate celebrations thrown by their relatives. They are covered with a yellow powder called Turmeric all over their skin to make it softer. The close friends and relatives of the bride also draw henna paintings on her as decorations on her hands, arms, legs, and feet.miyajima-traditional-japanese-wedding

Japanese              Unlike western weddings wherein the bride wears a long white gown, Japanese are known to wear a colorful, bright, Kimono. It is usually embroidered with purple iris flowers, which is a Japanese symbol for love. In Shinto weddings, the natural spirits that roam the earth are asked to bless the bride and the groom during the ceremony.pix11

Thailand                In Thailand, tourists should experience this Chinese wedding tea ceremony in Bangkok, which is known for its intricate rules such as the order on who should be served first. In tea ceremonies, the couple serves tea to their relatives to welcome them into their union. Throughout the years, tea ceremonies have changed slightly to accommodate the changing of the times: some couples opt to serve tea standing up, as opposed to the traditional way of serving it while sitting.aid572206-728px-attend-an-indonesian-traditional-wedding-step-3

Indonesia              Indonesians value weddings, and this is shown in their customs. During the wedding day, the bride and the groom are expected to greet all of the guests individually before proceeding to the wedding ceremony. With more than a thousand guests, most weddings a lot a couple of hours before the ceremony early to make time exactly for this tradition.

Not only a sign of the union of two lovers, Asian weddings are also usually a reminder of their beliefs and way of life. While different countries may have different ways to celebrate weddings, one thing is common in all of them – the love that the couple has for one another.

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Not a Dull Moment: Travelling in Kuala Lumpur Tips

May 20, 2016 TransportationTravel  No comments

You have tickets, you have time off, and you have even started packing your bags. Kuala Lumpur is waiting! But now you realize that you have no idea where to stay, what to do and while you are there, or even how to get from place to place. Before you even consider changing your mind about your vacation, take a minute to peruse a concise guide for your perfect Kuala Lumpur trip!

Where to Stay

Choosing a place to stay while exploring the fascinating city will depend on two factors: how much you are willing to pay, and location. Hotels are always your more luxurious option while backpackers hostels tend to attract budget travellers.

Hotels

  • Looking to stay near great shopping areas? Book a hotel in Bukit Bintang.

 

  • In the center, KLCC – home to mostly business buildings – you will also find some of the nicest hotels in the city.

 

  • KL Sentral is not in the center of the city, but is located near several major hubs of transportation, giving you the freedom travel anywhere.

Hostels

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  • Remember that touristy Bukit Bintang area we already discovered? From there, take a five-minute walk to Changkat and you will find many hostels.

 

  • Or if you are looking to get a more authentic view of the city, try a hostel located further from the center – it will be cheaper there as well.

Where to Go

You have arrived and found your accommodations – what next?

  • Traders Hotel Skybar is one of the famed attractions, and can afford an incredible view of the city at night. But to avoid crowds and overpriced drinks, try Troika Sky Dining.

 

  • You already know to take advantage of the unique shopping experience at Bukit Bintang.

 

  • Are you a nature enthusiast – or want to be? Head over to the Bird Park to spend an afternoon with ows, peacocks, flamingos, ostrich and more!

 

  • When you are ready to see some more culture, take a stroll through the MAP district where you will find art, creativity, and culture.

How to Get There

If you have travelled before, you know that getting around a new city can be daunting. Fortunately, Kuala Lumpur has an extensive public transit system including the KTM – rather like the tube.

 

  • You can even download the app, which allows you to have immediate access to all of that information.

 

In conclusion, whether you are looking for a luxurious stay downtown, or a unique out-of-the-way place, you are sure to find a lovely option. Whether your interests are art, ostritches, or shopping, you will find plenty to occupy your time. And best of all, the KTM can take you to and from all of your destinations in a safe, reliable, and affordable manner!

 

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