Kuala Lumpur ~ Port Klang
Port Klang is a town and
is the largest port in the country and also the main sea gateway to
Peninsula Malaysia. Formally known as Port Swettenham, it is located
about 6 kilometres southwest of the city of Klang, and 38 kilometres
southwest of the capital, Kuala Lumpur.
South Port is the oldest port and was previously administered by the Malayan Railway as the railway line from Kuala Lumpur literally terminated at the South Port.
Today, South Port is quieter than the other two ports with bulk cargo, ferries and small boats departing from the South Port.
Asa Niaga Harbour City (ANHC) - This complex is the regional passenger ferry terminal, is located just outside the South Port area.
four-hour ferry ride from here will get you across to the ports of Dumai and
Tanjung Balai in Sumatra, Indonesia. It also houses the customs, immigration
and quarantine complex, restaurants and shops.
The Pulau Ketam Jetty
Also in the
vicinity, in Jalan Limbungan, is the Royal Selangor Yacht Club, a popular
hangout for boating and sailing enthusiasts.
Cruise line and naval ships drop anchor in any of the three berths at Port Klang Cruise Centre.
Pulau Indah island has somewhat of a split personality with the northern side is developed with industrial estates, commercial developments, a Free Zone and a container terminal while the southern side retains some tranquil villages and is developing its mangrove coast as an eco-tourism attraction.
Port Klang Cruise Centre (PKCC) otherwise known as Glenn Cruise Terminal (formerly called Star Cruise Terminal) is the effective the cruise terminal for the countrys capital Kuala Lumpur.
It is frequently used by international cruise lines including Cunard Lines, Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines and Star Cruises among others. The terminal is about an hours drive from KL and some 45 minute drive to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
The Terminal is equipped with state of the art facilities and amenities for the comfort of passengers and terminal users including air-conditioned buildings, link bridges for embarkation and disembarkation, covered walkways connecting wharfside and terminal, ATMs, foreign exchange counters, restaurants, souvenir and gift shops and duty free outlets.
space is also available for cars and buses besides counters for taxi
service. Sadly, even though the terminal is equipped with state-of-the-art
facilities and amenities, it is grossly under used.
Port Klang is served by the KTM Komuter service and trains stop at the Port Klang Komuter station. The electric train service links to Klang, Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam and other parts of the Klang Valley.
Port Klang Cruise Centre, Westports and the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) are located on Pulau Indah. Pulau Indah, is accessible by road via the Pulau Indah Expressway connecting to the KESAS Highway from Kuala Lumpur. It is also directly connected to Putrajaya via the South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE).
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