Monday, August 20, 2012
Kuala Lumpur - Making my way to Furama Hotel by monorail
After two and half hours by ETS train from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur, we finally arrived KL Sentral. There's many way to get to Furama Hotel,Bukit Bintang either by taxis, bus or monorail. We choose to take the monorail but there's so much construction going on near KL Sentral so we need to walk out of KL Sentral to the main road to get to the KL Sentral monorail station. In future when the building (I guess could be a shopping mall) next to KL Sentral is completed, we could just walk through the new building to the monorail station instead of walking out to the main road. It's easy to purchase the monorail's tickets as there's english instructions. We need to alight at Imbi Station which is about ten minutes to Furama Hotel. Imbi Station is just next to Berjaya Times Square. We walked right into the the Berjaya Times Sqaure Building and after passing the information counter, we turned right to find a short cut to Furama Hotel. On seeing the money exchange kiosk, we turned left where we could see a door leading to the cargo area where loading and unloading are located. We could see Furama Hotel from the cargo area of Berjaya Times Square, so we just walked towards the hotel and had to cross a small alley (picture above - arrowed). The alley is quite short about ten steps but filled with lots of rubbish and quite dirty and smelly. Turn left from this alley. After turning left, we would see another alley filled with rubbish too and just about ten steps away, turn right where we could see Furama Hotel. We were not the only hotel guests using this short cut hahaha, lucky we dont have to walk so many times through these alleys. We wanted hotels nearer to Bukit Bintang Monorail Station but could not get any empty rooms. Furama Hotel do provide free shuttle services to KLCC and Pavilion Shopping Mall, do check with the reception on how to register with them for the free service. The hotel room is very spacious but the furniture looked quite old.