We had a rough guide after countless hours of research, our 8 plane ticket’s, most of our accommodation and our Cambodian visa’s. We got our visa’s at the Cambodian Embassy in Canberra on the way home from a few days touring the Snowy Mountains in the camper-van a few weeks before our trip. We traveled July and part of August 2016 which is low season.
We downloaded the Cambodian visa forms from their Cambodian Embassy website (here) and took our passports a passport size photo and $50 AUD each, and waited for 6 hours to pick up our passports and visa’s.
Day 1 – Airport Transfer
Our last hurdle was, how are we going to get to the airport ! After a little research we found that a hire car was our cheapest and most convenient option. We hired a Toyota Corolla from AVIS for $72 with drop off at Sydney Airport plus a $7 fuel top up.
The drop off point is in the car-park next to T1 terminal, drop off was quick and easy. We took the elevator to the departure level and it is then a short walk to the departure terminal.
We checked-in at the Air Asia counter, and then through immigration which was quick and easy. We sat and waited for our flight. The flights boarding gate was changed at the last minute so we were ushered off to another gate and loaded on buses and driven to the plane, after a 40 minutes delay we were on our way.
8 hours and 50 minutes later we landed in Malaysia at KLIA2 airport, there was a line up at immigration which took about 20 minutes to clear.
Malaysian Sim Card
Maxis store is right across from terminal departure gate, we got the guys to fit a sim and set up our phones up.
For 30MYR ($9 AUD) you get 1 month with 2 GB of data and 100 minutes of talk and text.
The Bus from KLIA2 to Kuala Lumpur
On the ground floor of the arrival terminal is a bus booth selling bus tickets, we purchased 2 ticket to KL Sentral for 11 MYR each ($3.50 AUD) with Sky-Bus. The trip takes about 45 minutes depending on traffic, and the bus drops you off under KL Sentral Station and from here you have many choices of transport.
We bought an LRT ticket for 1.30 MYR each (42 cent AUD) to Pasar Seni, which is the next stop.
Kuala Lumpur Transport – here
Our hotel was Hotel China Town Inn a short 500 meter walk from Pasar Seni LRT station on the famous Petailing Street. I have stayed in this hotel a few times now, its cheap, basic and all we need. The room was at the front of the hotel overlooking Petailing Street and the night market were in full swing, and there was no real noise until we opened the window. The room has an Air Conditioner, TV all channels in Malaysian a small bathroom with toilet, sink and hot shower, very basic but still comfortable.
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