I fly into Singapore on the 26th and I'm trying to book an e-ticket online at the ktmb.com.my website I found on seat61.com. I'm having trouble doing this on their website. Has anyone ever booked an eticket on this site before? I do not know what the "label/slot" is, and it doesn't seem to understand that I only want a one-way ticket. Thanks for any help.
I have successfully booked my tickets from KL to singapore on the KTMB website and didnt face any problem at all.
I dont exactly remember the Label/slot heading but i believe it means the coach number, u just view the options available, u will get a feel of it.
U have to create a login ID first, hope u have done that and payment gateway used also was quite fast in my case
The online booking website is not very user friendly. Here's what to do. Simply ignore the return trip section. The "Label / Slot" box means Coach No. / Seat No. When you click on the "..." button for "Label / Slot," a window will pop up. Select the train coach no. from the dropdown box (e.g. K1, K2, K3, Q, R, S, T) and click on the "View List" button. The seating diagram for the selected car and availability will be displayed. Pick your seat and the popup window will close. Back to the main window, make sure all your details are correct as there will be no confirmation page after this. Check the terms and conditions agreement box and the price will be displayed. You can now click on the "Confirm" button to proceed to the payment page.
Seating arrangement (Second class):
Rows 1 to 6 (maybe row 7 as well) will face the entry/exit door on their side while rows 7 to 13 will face the entry/exit door on the other end. Toilets are located outside the automatic door where row 1 is. There is a TV on the wall in front of seats 1C and 1D and another one on the other end facing seats 13A and 13B. The seat pitch is very long -- long enough for for tall people to be seated comfortably -- so you don't really have to choose the front row unless you are carrying a luggage that is too big to put on the overhead compartment. Bear in mind if you are seated near the door (end rows), be prepared to be constantly disrtracted by passengers going to the toilet as the automatic door will open and close repeatedly for the entire journey. Under normal condition, this should not be much of a problem. But there are some automatic doors which were not well serviced that squeaks and "hisses" (from the pneumatic control). This can be annoying if you are taking an overnight train and you couldn't rest well. Have your earplugs ready.
Hope that helps.
[ Edit: Edited on Oct 12, 2007, at 1:34 AM by Hien ]
Buy the Sleeping Booth(Lower Booth and Middle part so that its not that noisy when the guards and people moving in and out of the coach and lower booth will be more space than the upper booth) or Private room (which is much more comfortable).
Thank you for all the help guys. Hien thanks for explaining everything in detail. I booked my ticket. I'm in the first coach slot 5. I have one big backpack so hopefully I'll have plenty of room. It will be a good experience either way. Thanks again.