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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Free Downtown Bus Loops

If it's pink, it's free.

Life's Outside

Thanks for the Lift, GoKL

Day 104 - Today, for lack of anything else better to do, we hopped on a GoKL bus. One route of the five, free downtown bus loops stops almost directly in front of the Maytower. How convenient for us! We decided we did not really know the purple route but in order to pick it up, we had to climb aboard our blue loop and exchange at Bukit Bintang. We got on a purple and noted it progresses back towards our end of town. By the time we got to the Bangkok Bank area, we decided to simply walk back to the Maytower. We can catch a purple from there should we want to explore the entire purple route.

Then, after getting back home, we discovered an entire orange route was added last year. We've not been on it although Internet comments say it is more designed for locals as it hits government offices rather than tourist spots.

I respect a transportation system designed with free access in downtown areas. If it's easy to board and get around a central zone, people will be more likely to take longer-haul transit to the area. This is simply another reason why I feel more at home in Kuala Lumpur than in many other cities.

KL is Green Year-round


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