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You must already be tired of driving to your destinations in Kuala Lumpur, and you probably wished that people could already use some sort of flying carpet to travel somewhere faster.

While the invention of the flying carpet still needs a few more tweaks for it to be invented, there is still an available option if you wanted to have a drive-free day.

GoKL, a shuttle service has added more routes to their usual spots, and you could now go anywhere from Bukit Bintang, to Muzium Negara to KLCC amongst other areas in Kuala Lumpur.

The best part? It is completely free of charge.


Two years ago, KL launched GoKL on Merdeka Day, with a modest operation of only two buses. GoKL started with two routes, colour-coded as green and purple lines. The purple line takes passengers from Bukit Bintang to Chinatown and back while passengers on the green line are given a free ride around the KLCC – Bukit Bintang – KLCC area.

Recently, two new routes — the red and blue lines — were introduced, The red line starts at KL Sentral and stops at KTM KL as its 18th stop before making its way back to KL Sentral. The blue line starts its journey at Medan Mara and makes 16 stops before returning to Medan Mara.

And though buses here might have a tendency to take a lot of your time, consider this: Buses arrive at stops under all the four routes every five minutes during peak hours and 10-15 minutes during off peak times, and these buses use NGV gas and each fill lasts up to 200km. This means less visits to the bus depot to refuel, and it is also environmentally friendly!

So, the next time you feel like you can’t deal with another red light, take the bus instead!