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1. Posted by elohvielove (Budding Member 35 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

I am intending to do a 4d3n quick trip from 10-13 nov. SG to Genting is clear cut, I can take a coach ride up. But how about the ride from Genting to KL? I have read that I will be able to take a coach from skyway B4 to KL sentral; do I have to pre book this or? Is it safe? Have read a lot about Malaysian coaches and drivers being reckless and all :(

From KL, I will like to take an overnight sleeper train back to SG. Checked the schedule and there is one running at 2230, arriving SG 0700. America issue, do I have to prebook for this?

Lastly, any backpacker hostel to recommend in KL? Will like to stay within Bukit Bintang or Chinatown area if possible.
Budget, I am looking at S$30 per night, just need a clean bed and decent toilet for showering. Size of room doesn't matter.
Single lady traveling alone so safety will be pretty important!

TIA people!

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3. Posted by Nisha J (Full Member 101 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi elohvielove,
There are plenty of buses plying between Genting & KL and as you said the skywalk as well. It'll ease your uncertainty if you prebook it. Also, pls find out if the Skywalk is working or not, last time I heard it was under maintenance.
I have been travelling in Malaysia since years taking all kinds of buses & coaches, never had any problems regarding recklessness. :)

To go back to S'pore, best would be to take the night train, sleeper class. Prebook it if you are going in a festive season. On my last journey to S'pore from KL, the train was full and I couldn't get a seat in any of the buses also... I had to fly!

If you are looking for a single room, it'll cost you no less than RM 85.... may go upto RM120
There's a Backpacker Inn in Chinatown which is quite inexpensive (around RM40-50). I stayed there for 3 nights. Clean room & bed with a small balcony and shared shower. Only negative pt, the room was on 3rd floor.

4. Posted by elohvielove (Budding Member 35 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi Nisha! Thanks for your kind elaborate reply :) it will certainly be nice to pre book it, however I am unable to find the link to do so. Most of the website says that I have to purchase ticket on the spot. Do you know of otherwise?

Yes I will be taking the night train back to Singapore. Was checking on availability last night, seems to have a healthy number of seats left, probably because I am planning a weekday trip :) figure that a second class sleeper berth will be good enough?

Flying is one of my options, however I am interested in the experience of being in a sleeper train! Plus, it it is slightly cheaper even with the airfare promotions by budget flights.

Aww im game to walk for miles, but stairs are my nemesis. I am considering Sunshine Bedz KL that is in the area of Bukit Bintang. Any comments on that though? Location seems fine and hostel seems safe :)

TIA again!

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