Car Hire in Kuala Lumpur
This information is correct as of June 2015.
Kuala Lumpur is a huge city. A cultural melting pot of Malaysia, the dynamic city and its nearby counterparts have so much to offer to the curious visitor. You could shop in one of the entertainment districts in the city, and the next thing you know, you could be eating your heart out in the nearby town of Klang. Whatever your decision and wherever your feet takes you, car rentals in Kuala Lumpur is sure to back you up.
Where to hire a car in Kuala Lumpur
There are many rent-a-car providers across Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, making it possible for you to choose a pick-up and drop-off location that is most convenient to you. Most of these providers allow for different areas of pick-up and drop-off, and the most common of which are the airport, train stations, ports, and hotels. Rent-a-car services are readily available in certain arrival areas in Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Kasina Baru can be found in Counter B16, while Hertz Car Rental can be found in Counter B10.
Mayflower Car Rental and Orix Car Rental can be found both in C1 and C2, respectively. Meanwhile, Insas Pacific Rent A Car and Avis Car Rental can be found in Counter C4 and C6, respectively. Pantas Rent A Car can be found on Lot CR17, Block ‘D’ Car Park. All car rental companies operate from morning until afternoon at 5PM only, while some extends its business hours as late as 11PM. These rent-a-car companies also have offices in different parts of Kuala Lumpur.
What to expect when hiring a car from Kuala Lumpur
Familiarize yourself with the most important roads of Malaysia, which leads to and from Kuala Lumpur. You will find getting around Malaysia fairly easy to navigate. Along the North-South Expressway (Motorway), Kuala Lumpur links to Thailand border at Bukit Kayu Hitam, Kedah to Johor Bahru in the south. Karak Highway/E8 turns into East Coast Expressway that leads Kuala Lumpur to the East Coast states of Pahang, Terengganu, and Kelantan. If you do not want to pay toll, you can still get to and from Kuala Lumpur via the Federal Route One, or the Trunk Load, which courses through all West Coast states of Peninsular Malaysia from Bukit Kayu Hitam, Kedah to Johor Bahru.
If you are driving within city limits, avoid parking in busy road districts such as Bangsar or Bukit Bintang. Other cars might lock you by parking next to the lane. It is best if you will leave your car in covered car parks. You can also leave your car outside the busy district borders and just come back for it after you are done with your business.
Like other developing cities, Kuala Lumpur isn’t spared from traffic jams. Good quality road networks in effect also produced traffic gridlock in the city itself. However, if you are off to visit other places in Malaysia, renting a car is the next best thing to do. Getting around Kuala Lumpur can also be confusing since most road signage are written in the local language, but this is not a problem as most car rental companies rent units equipped with GPS. Just make sure your car is equipped with one in order for you to be well guided in your destinations.
Getting to your destination
What it lacks in sights, serves greatly in taste. Klang is the ultimate destination for every people with a voracious appetite. Public transportation here is rife so make sure to visit Klang with a full gas and an empty stomach and let it surprise you. Klang’s best kept secret is seafood.
There are four major highways linked to Klang, but if you are coming from Kuala Lumpur, the easiest way is to take the Federal Highway. Another option is to take the North Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE). If you will be taking the latter option, you should head towards AKLEH/E12 and take the exit 1201B-Jln. Sultan Ismail. Next major landmark you should take should be New Klang Valley Expressway/E1 to Selat Klang Highway/Route 20 in Selangor. From here, take the exit towards Klang/Shah Alam from E1. Continue driving on Route 20 and take the Route 2 to Jalan Raya Barat in Kawasan 1, which will lead you to Klang. Ample parking spaces are provided in various parts of the city.
Righteously proclaimed City of Entertainment, Genting Highlands is the destination to be for people of all ages, especially to large families. With over 10,000 rooms across six hotels, 50 fun rides, 170 dining and shopping outlets, where kids can ride all day and elders gamble all the way, what else is there left to do in Genting Highlands than to enjoy it all?
Genting Highlands is reachable via Karak Highway on an hour drive. From Kuala Lumpur, head towards AKLEH/E12 and take the exit 1201B-Jln. Sultan Ismail. Drive from Jalan Lingkaran Tengah 2/Route 28 and take the exit 803A-Genting Sempah from Karak Expressway. Continue driving along the road and take the 3rd exit on the roundabout and take the 2nd exit on the next roundabout which will ultimately lead you to Genting Highlands. Parking is not a problem in Genting Highlands with the abundance of hotels and their spacious parking for everyone.
Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
Getting close to nature and having a rare chance to take care of endemic Asian Elephants is an opportunity too good to be missed. Pet them for a day; take them down to the river and help them bathe. Taking care of these gentle giants will make you feel blessed in a good way. The Seri Pengatin Resort in the Sanctuary is also a favorite place among people for various reasons, from a romantic getaway to holding a private meeting or seminar.
Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary is reachable from Kuala Lumpur via a two-and-a half-hour journey. Take the Karak Highway and pass along Karak Village in Lancang District. From Lancang, turn left before the gas station and simply follow the road signs, which will lead you to Bolok. You will pass by an Orang Asli settlement which ultimately leads you to your destination.