Through Google, we realise there is such a bus service in Kuala Lumpur. The unique bus design definitely added to its attraction.
The bus will bring us to most of the famous tourist spots. On the bus, it even broadcast a continuous stream of commentary (pre-recorded) about the interesting spots the bus is passing through. A ‘virtual tour guide’.
We decided to start our journey by getting to KL Sentral through LRT.
You can choose to hop onto the bus at any of the twenty three spots.
The full map can be found here: http://www.myhoponhopoff.com/images/mapbig.png
No need to worry about where to get the ticket. The ticket can be bought on the bus.
Only after we hop onto the bus, and talking to the assistant, we realise there are three generations of buses on the route. All with different designs! Regardless, all the buses are quite comfortable.
First stop: National Museum
This is my first time into the museum! Very informative.
There is even a dedicated museum for Orang Asli. Interesting.
Next stop: National Palace and Botanical Garden
As I have just been to the National Palace 2 months ago, we will not get down from the bus.
Lake Garden is next. Followed by National Mosque.
Dataran Merdeka. This is worth mentioning: The bus will stop for about five minutes, for you get down, snap some photos, and get onto the same bus again. Very thoughtful of the service!
Medan Mara. Jalan Raja Laut.Bulatan Pahang. Needless to say, we just enjoy the scenery from atop the bus.
Titiwangsa. Jalan Tun Razak. Citibank.
KLCC. Wow. Many tourists choose to alight the bus here. Many more come onto the bus.
MaTic (Malaysia Tourism Centre).
KL Tower (Bukit Nenas). The bus go all the way up to Bukit Nenas. Right where you can walk to the revolving restaurant.
One thing about this bus service: It drives you right to the front door of those tourist spots. We find it to be real convenient.
Jalan P Ramlee. KL Convention Centre and Aquaria. Karyaneka.
Bintang Walk and Golden Triangle.
We decided to hop-off here for our lunch.
Yes. The famous Lot 10 Hutong 十号胡同
Needless to say, it is very very crowded. We have to spend more than 15 minutes walking from end-to-end searching for a vacant table.
Queueing for food, and getting the food safely to our table is no easy job either. The food: I think the food in SS2 / Taman Paramount taste better.
After lunch, Son announces: I think I am having a fever.
Guess it is time to head home.
Wait for the bus at Spot Number 6.
(While we are waiting, we notice there are quite a few Go KL Bus)
(Go KL Bus is not be mistaken with this Hop-On Hop-Off bus. Go KL Bus is free, and thus eternally over-crowded)
We waited for about 15 minutes before the bus turn up. Wow. A 3rd generation bus.
For the 3rd generation bus, the anterior portion of the upper deck is … Open top. You can choose to sit at this portion, and enjoy the wind and sun.
(Not many Malaysians choose to sit here in the afternoon, as we consider ‘baking ourselves under the sun’ a kind of torture, haha).
Tengkat Tong Shin.
If not for our son’s fever, we would have taken a trip to the China Town. Sigh. Maybe next trip.
At RM19, this Hop-on Hop-Off City Tour Bus is really value for money.
Will definitely come back for a trip next time.