KL Pass Review

Kuala Lumpur Day Pass


Kota-kota tujuan wisata favorit dunia biasanya membuat layanan daypass untuk turis mancanegara. Pertama kali saya bertemu dengan city day pass di Osaka, dan pelayanannya sangat berkesan sehingga tiap kali ke kota tujuan wisata, saya selalu cek apakah ada tourist day pass. Kuala Lumpur baru-baru ini juga meluncurkan day pass, sejak 2015 kalau tidak salah, berikut saya post cara mendapatkannya dan layanan yang bisa didapatkan.


Tourist destinations around the world usually have Day Pass to service the incoming tourists.
The first time I tried this kind of day pass is in Osaka, and the service were quite notable that I make a habit of finding a day pass of the cities I plan to visit.
Kuala Lumpur have recently launched a Day Pass, since 2015 if I'm not mistaken.
I had quite a nice time so I'm excited to share my experience with you readers, so you can decide weather it's right for you or not.





KL Pass Colection - KL City Gallery

KL Pass termasuk layanan baru, jadi ada beberapa perubahan secara berkala, ada baiknya melihat informasi terbaru di situs KL Pass ini  : http://www.klpass.com/
Sebagai contoh, dahulu saat saya pesan KL Pass, ada opsi pengiriman ke alamat kita di Indonesia / negara lain di luar Malaysia, tapi beberapa saat kemudian layanannya ditiadakan sementara.


KL Pass is a new service, so expect some changes being implemented from time to time. For the latest information, visit this link : http://www.klpass.com/
When I first ordered KL Pass, there's an option to have the cards mailed to your address overseas, but upon visiting their website a few months later, it wasn't available, so do check those website for the latest offering and terms.



KL City Gallery

Untuk yang ingin mengambil KL Pass di kota Kuala Lumpur, bisa dilakukan di KL City Gallery. Opsi ini lebih sesuai untuk backpacker yang ingin berhemat, karena ongkos kirimnya sendiri lebih dari 100rb seingat saya.

For collecting in the KL Pass upon your arrival at KL, you can head to KL City Gallery. This is a suitable option for backpackers wanting to save on their budget, since the cost of shipping to Indonesia costs more than Rp 100.000



KL City Gallery
Begitu mendapatkan KL Pass, bisa langsung dipakai di tempat ini untuk masuk melihat diorama kota Kuala Lumpur. Biaya masuk ke gallery ini 5 Ringgit Malaysia (MYR) dan bisa dipotong langsung dari saldo KL Pass kita.
Once you got your KL Pass, you can use it to go inside this KL City Gallery to view their diorama.
Admission fee is about MYR 5, and it will be deducted from our card's purse value.



KL City Gallery
Aturan main KL Pass ini adalah kartu dengan saldo yang nilainya di atas harga yang kita bayarkan.
Contohnya untuk 3 day pass, kita membayar MYR 395 dan mendapatkan saldo MYR 525.
Pemakaian saldo ini bebas sesuai kebutuhan kita, jadi perlu dipertimbangkan dahulu, atraksi mana saja yang benar-benar menarik untuk selera kita.

The method of using this KL Pass is a bit different from my previous experience. You pay a certain amount for your card, and you'll get more out of that price. For example, a 3 day card costs MYR 395 with purse value of 525.
How you want to spend the credit / purse value is up to you, so you need to take deliberation on the admission fee of each attractions.



KL City Gallery Diorama
Saya sempat salah memilih beberapa atraksi yang tidak terlalu menarik untuk saya pribadi, seperti Petroscience Discovery Center, karena sempat berpikir kalau pemakaiannya sama dengan Osaka Pass. Osaka Daypass biasanya menggunakan kupon, dan kita bebas memakai 1x untuk tiap kupon, jadi kalau tidak terpakai nilai yang kita bayarkan mubazir.
Di KL pass tidak demikian, ada beragam harga tiket masuk untuk tiap atraksi, tiap kali memasukinya saldo kita akan terpotong. Sebagian atraksi juga hanya bisa dimasuki 1x saja dengan KL Pass.

I did picked some attractions that I consider as a lemon, like the Petroscience Discovery Center. This is a personal preference though, since this place seems suitable for family with small children.
At first I thought the system is similar to Osaka Day pass, where you get coupons for every attractions, and when you didn't use it, it's a waste of the coupon value.
Here you make decision based on the admission ticket price of each tourist attraction, and taking consideration how much of your card purse value is left.
Some of the attraction have 1 time entry limit for KL pass user too, but you can gain reentry by paying regularly.



KL City Gallery Artist

KL City Gallery - Towers Diorama

KL City Gallery - Souvenir Shop

KL City Gallery - Cafe inside the museum

Outside KL City Gallery

Hop On Hop Off Bus
Hop on Hop off bus ini salah satu layanan yang didapat secara cuma-cuma atau termasuk dalam KL Pass. Untuk KL Pass yang saya pakai, paket 3 hari / 3 days KL Pass, durasi penggunaan HOHO bus nya sama-sama 3 hari juga.
Untuk saat ini sebetulnya keberadaan bis ini tidak terlalu penting untuk wisatawan yang ingin berhemat, karena adanya GOKL bus dari pemerintah Malaysia yang bisa dinaiki secara gratis tanpa syarat.

Hop On Hop Off bus is the second attraction we tried. It's free / included in the KL Pass, no further payment is deducted from your card purse value.
This HO HO bus is actually a bit redundant at the moment, since Kuala Lumpur have the free GOKL bus.




Berikut link ke website HOHO Bus KL : http://www.myhoponhopoff.com/kl/visitor.php

Walaupun ada layanan bis GOKL, tapi HOHO bus ini tetap wajib dicoba untuk pengguna KL Pass, karena sudah termasuk dalam layanannya, tanpa memotong lagi saldo kartu KL Pass kita.
Di samping gratisnya, bis ini memang lebih nyaman dibandingkan bis GOKL, langsung menuju tempat-tempat wisata tanpa terlalu banyak berhenti, dan di lantai atasnya ada area dek terbuka yang keren.

Here is the HOHO Bus KL website : http://www.myhoponhopoff.com/kl/visitor.php

Having said that GOKL also offer free transportation, this HOHO bus is still worth to ride if you got a KL pass, since it's free, and you do get a better ride, directly to the tourist attraction with less stops.
The open top is also a great feature for those wanting to take photos, or just lounging around, enjoying KL's open air.




Hop On Hop Off Bus Kuala Lumpur

Hop On Hop Off Bus Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery

No. 27, Jalan Raja, Dataran Merdeka,, 50050 Dataran Merdeka, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Telepon : +60 3-2698 3333

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