The first thing you need to know before you touch down in Malaysia is your arrival terminal. Will you be in the main airport of KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) or KLIA 2 ? Both are relatively close to each other but they are in actual fact rather removed from the main city centre of Kuala Lumpur. Fret not as there are an abundant of transportation modes that will get you to town. The costliest is of course, by limo taxi which should set you back approximately RM100 to RM150 (USD 32 to USD49) from door to door. Otherwise, take a train from KLIA or a bus from KLIA 2 to town and head to the nearest LRT station. The LRT will take you through various tourist spots in KL so feel free to explore and make a few stops whenever you’re on one.
Le Cordon Bleu Malaysia campus is located in Bandar Sunway, a self-contained township with a myriad of public transports that can get you from one point to the other with ease. Within Bandar Sunway itself is a host of activities that students such as yourself will enjoy thoroughly. The local mall Sunway Pyramid is only a stone’s throw away and you’ll be able to catch a movie or a bite with ease. And if you’re feeling peckish in the middle of the night, just drop by any “mamak” shop and chow down on the famous “roti canai”.
To find out more about routes and where to go, check out http://www.myrapid.com.my/rail/routes
Accommodation in Malaysia
There are ready hostels available to students who prefer to live in campus grounds. There are choices of accommodations such as Sunway Monash Residence, Sun- U Residence and Sun-U Apartment. Application form is available to download here.
But if you prefer to live a little away from campus, the closest privately owned condominiums available is the Palmville Resort Condominiums. In fact, there are a host of other homes available for rent (or sale) that comes with a pool and other facilities. Find out more at the following sites:
Living, learning and loving Malaysia is easy especially when you have friends in Malaysia who will show you around. Be sure to make some friends and read up all there is to know about Kuala Lumpur before you make your trip down. But in any case, as we have said before, the best way to know Malaysia is to be here.