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December 26th, 2006, 11:08 AM
Double-decker buses for tourists in KL
Wednesday November 30, 2005
By CHOW HOW BAN
Kamaruddin (left) and Ruslin (right) leaving after a press conference held at
the end of the Kuala Lumpur Tourism Action Council meeting on Monday.
DOUBLE-DECKER buses carrying sight-seeing tourists are expected to make their debut in Kuala Lumpur by the middle of next year.
Mayor Datuk Ruslin Hasan said a company that was planning to introduce the service was now in the final stages of finalising its routes and fares.
”They (the company) are planning to start off with 10 buses equipped with tour guides and recorded information about the city in eight languages. The bus service will be similar to those provided in other major cities like London.
“It will be connected from hotels to routes approved by the Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board (CVLB), police and the Tourism Ministry. The buses will go to about 30 tourist spots in the city,” he said after chairing a Kuala Lumpur Tourism Action Council’s meeting on Monday.
He said the buses would possibly operate in 30-minute intervals and foreign and local tourists could simply hop on and off the buses using a common ticket that would be valid for a whole day.
“The company has proposed to operate the bus services from 8am to 7pm but there have been requests from the industry to cater for tourists who could only go sightseeing at night after their business meetings have ended.
“The company said they would study the need and feasibility of providing its services at night,” he said, adding that each bus would cost about RM700,000.
Tourism Malaysia director-general Datuk Kamaruddin Siaraf said the “hop on/hop off” bus service would allow tourists to alight at a certain tourist attraction where they could spend enough time before hopping onto another bus to get to the next destination.
He said the company would be required to apply for a licence with the Tourism Ministry to be a tour operator apart from getting the relevant licences from CVLB.
“This (double-deck and sky-roofed bus) is what they are having in cities like London and Frankfurt. We are encouraging more companies to provide such services. This is a free-for-all thing and is not a monopoly.
“The Government has taken steps to recognise the importance of such bus services to tourists to complement the existing public transport available in the city. This is a good thing,” added Kamarud-din.
The meeting was attended by 30 advisory members from various government agencies, corporate sector, non-governmental organisations, hoteliers and Malaysia Airlines.
Among the matters discussed were the increase in hotel rates, efforts to attract high quality tourists and Visit Malaysia Year 2007.
It was the second meeting of the year.
December 26th, 2006, 11:10 AM
KL Hop On-Hop Off Buses
Taking in KL the easy way
Monday, November 27, 2006
BY the middle of next month, tourists will be able to go sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur by taking the KL Hop On-Hop Off buses, the latest product introduced to boost tourism in the city.
KL mayor Datuk Ruslin Hasan introduced the double-decker bus to the media on Thursday prior to a KL Tourism Action Council's advisory board meeting at Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
The bus was developed by Elang Wah Sdn Bhd and will be operated by the company.
Elang Wah Sdn Bhd managing director Syed Azhar Syed Nadzir said four buses would be rolled out for a three-week test run and tourists would be able to use them in the middle or at the end of next month.
(From left) Ruslin, Syed Azhar and City Hall advisory board members Ooi Saw Choo and Datuk Dr M. Thambirajah taking a closer look at the double-decker KL Hop On-Hop Off bus during the unveiling ceremony at Renaissance Hotel recently.“It is the first ever hop-on and hop-off bus service in Malaysia. This is certainly not new in Europe and America. We use the concept to suit the Malaysian environment and believe that this service is good for KL and the Visit Malaysia Year 2007,” he said.
“Hopefully, by April, we will have 10 buses. With the four buses, we estimate (a ridership of) 500 passengers a day and 1,500 passengers a day with 10 buses.”
The bus will connect to about 43 tourist attractions in the city.
The KL Hop On-Hop Off City Tour will run from 8.30am to 8.30pm daily at 30-minute intervals. Passengers can hop on and off as many times as they like at any of the 22 designated stops along the route.
A pre-recorded tour commentary in Malay, English, Mandarin, Hindi, Arabic, Japanese, French and Spanish is available by using headsets on board. The guided tour is designed for tourists to experience the places of interest through stories of the present and past.
The bus will also stop at major hotel areas. Tickets can be bought at a ticket counter to be built in Bukit Bintang, on the bus and over the Internet while hotel and travel agents will act as agents to sell the ticket to their customers.
The tickets, which will allow passengers to use the service the whole day, are priced at RM38 (adult), RM160 (family or group of five) and RM17 (senior citizens, students and the disabled). It will be free for children aged below five.
December 26th, 2006, 11:59 AM
Cool,but I wonder whether tourist will hop-on for long period when jam comes;P
December 27th, 2006, 05:41 AM
I dont think that driving in KL traffic in an open air bus would be in my best interests...Will gas masks be included with the ticket?
December 28th, 2006, 05:51 PM
heard that it start today...with free trip until this Sunday...
December 28th, 2006, 07:52 PM
What exactly is the route?
December 29th, 2006, 03:46 AM
Bas KL Hop-On Hop-Off mula beroperasi :banana:
SEORANG petugas, Afifah Mohd. Isa memperkenalkan perkhidmatan bas persiaran bandar raya dua tingkat pertama negara KL Hop-On Hop-Off di Kuala Lumpur, semalam. – Gambar Shahril Azman Zain.
KUALA LUMPUR 28 Dis.– Perkhidmatan bas persiaran bandar raya dua tingkat pertama negara KL Hop-On Hop-Off memulakan operasinya hari ini dengan memberikan perkhidmatan percuma untuk tiga hari pertama perkhidmatannya hingga Sabtu ini.:cheers:
Menteri Pelancongan Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor yang melancarkan perkhidmatan bas itu berkata, ia diharap dapat memudahkan lebih ramai pelancong mengunjungi tempat menarik di sekitar ibu negara.
“Selain sasaran utamanya iaitu pelancong asing, perkhidmatan bas ini juga diharap dapat menarik minat pelancong domestik untuk melancong di sekitar Kuala Lumpur,” katanya kepada pemberita selepas majlis pelancaran berkenaan.
KL Hop-On Hop-Off yang dikendalikan Syarikat Elang Wah Sdn. Bhd. menerapkan konsep naik dan turun pada bila-bila masa di sepanjang litar perjalanannya.
Tengku Adnan yang kemudiannya menaiki bas itu mengalu-alukan perkhidmatannya yang turut mesra kepada golongan kurang upaya.
“Menerusi kemudahan yang ada, golongan tersebut turut berpeluang melawat destinasi di sekitar ibu negara,” katanya.
Beliau berharap perkhidmatan itu akan diperluas ke tempat lain seperti Langkawi, Pulau Pinang, Kota Kinabalu dan Kuching sebagai daya tarikan tambahan industri pelancongan di lokasi berkenaan.
Menurut Pengarah Urusan Elang Wah Sdn. Bhd., Syed Azhar Syed Nadzri. KL Hop-On Hop-Off menyediakan laluan yang menghubungi 42 destinasi pelancongan menarik di sekitar Kuala Lumpur antaranya Istana Negara, Masjid Negara, Taman Burung, Taman Orkid dan Taman Tasik Titiwangsa.
Penumpang boleh menaiki bas sepanjang satu pusingan perjalanan yang mengambil masa kira-kira 45 minit kerana tiket yang dibeli sah selama 24 jam.
“Buat permulaan, empat buah bas akan beroperasi sepenuhnya mulai hari ini dan enam buah lagi akan ditambah menjelang pertengahan tahun depan,” kata Syed Azhar.
Beliau mensasarkan 500 penumpang menggunakan kemudahan itu dalam sehari.
Bas persiaran bandar raya yang mempunyai 60 tempat duduk itu akan beroperasi setiap hari bermula 8.30 pagi hingga 8.30 malam dengan kekerapan setiap 30 minit.
Harga tiket yang dikenakan ialah RM38 untuk dewasa, RM17 untuk kanak-kanak dan warga emas serta percuma untuk kanak-kanak berumur lima tahun ke bawah. Tiket boleh didapati di kaunter khas, hotel serta agensi pelancongan terpilih.
January 1st, 2007, 02:31 AM
I don't think it's an open-air bus.
MaLaYSia aNd KoREa!!
January 1st, 2007, 09:26 AM
I don't think it's an open-air bus.
yes..it's not an open air bus...
January 5th, 2007, 07:08 AM
Bus operator struggles to remedy shortcomings
Friday January 5, 2007
By BAVANIM M.
THE management of the KL Hop-On Hop-Off double decker buses are working on fine-tuning the hiccups that the company is currently facing with its new buses.
Elang Wah Sdn Bhd head of corporate affairs from Ekhwan Abdul Rashid said they were now fine-tuning the audio system on the buses.
“The audio system is specially designed and made to cater for our buses’ commentary service in eight languages. As this is the first time such a system is being used in a double-decker bus, there are bound to be glitches.
“But we are working on improving the system and will advise tourists accordingly before they get onto the bus,” he said, adding that professional tour guides and English commentary via speakers would be provided as a substitute.
“We are hoping that the problem will be rectified as soon as possible but we will not give a time-line as we want everything to be in tip top condition,” Ekhwan said.
On the long wait for the buses, Ekhwan said: “Traffic congestion is the cause of the delay. We will improve the interval as we adapt a more efficient rotation of the buses and in due time increase the number of buses.”
He added that while there were minor problems to the service but it was still very popular among the tourists.
“Since it was launched on Dec 28, about 200 people are using our buses on a daily basis and we're confident of achieving the 500 soon,'' he said.
“As it is still in its infancy stage we won't deny that the service shall encounter many obstacles in its journey to becoming one of Malaysia’s tourism symbols.
The buses, which costs a whopping RM750,000 each, are disabled friendly, fully air-conditioned, equipped with glass roof panels, on the upper deck and CCTV cameras.
At the moment there are four buses on the road and another six will be added on by June.
The service offers a tour with pre-recorded commentary in eight different languages that will guide tourists through 42 major sights and attractions in Kuala Lumpur.
Passengers can stay on the tour for the full circuit, or hop-on or hop-off at any one of the stops.
The tour runs a continuous circle daily from 8.30am until 8.30pm at around 30 minute intervals.
Tickets are priced at RM38 for foreigners and RM17 for children and senior citizens while children below five years old get a free ride.
Tickets can be bought on the bus and from travel agents, hotels, official agents, or through the Internet at www.myhoponhopoff.com.
January 11th, 2007, 08:40 AM
These pics were taken at KL Sentral
January 12th, 2007, 04:46 PM
the shortcomings so memalukan...
January 12th, 2007, 06:47 PM
i read an aticle saying malacca will soon to have double decker bus too..
But it will be an open air bus...
Bas dua tingkat, berkonsepkan bumbung terbuka di Melaka
BANDARAYA MELAKA, 8 Jan : Sebuah syarikat bas yang dinamakan Pmcity bakal ditubuhkan bagi perkhidmatan pengangkutan terutamanya di kawasan Bandaraya Melaka bagi meningkatkan kualiti pengangkutan awam di negeri ini.
Apa yang menarik, antara bas yang bakal digunakan oleh syarikat terbabit ialah kenderaan itu mempunyai dua tingkat untuk para penumpang dan berkonsepkan bumbung terbuka.
Syarikat berkenaan yang dimiliki kerajaan negeri itu bakal memberikan perkhidmatan pengangkutan di kawasan-kawasan yang menjadi tumpuan utama pelancong di sini.
Ketua Menteri, Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam berkata, antara kawasan yang bakal dilalui oleh bas dua tingkat itu ialah Melaka Sentral, Banda Hilir, Ayer Keroh dan Kampung Portugis di Ujong Pasir, di sini.
''Kita akan cuba laksanakan perkhidmatan bas ini dengan secepat mungkin, saya harap ia akan boleh beroperasi pada hujung bulan ini.
''Saya juga telah minta Datuk Bandar Majlis Bandaraya Melaka Bersejarah (MBMB), Datuk Zaini Md Nor untuk mempengerusikan jawatankuasa penubuhan syarikat bas tersebut,'' katanya.
Mohd Ali berkata demikian selepas menghadiri acara meraikan kejayaan MBMB menggondol Anugerah Perdana Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan (APPBT) 2006, baru-baru ini.
Hadir sama pada majlis berkenaan ialah Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri, Datuk Wira Ismail Saleh. Sementara itu kata Mohd Ali, buat masa ini pihaknya tidak bercadang untuk membeli bas-bas tersebut sebaliknya akan menyewanya sahaja.
''Kita juga masih belum putuskan berapa banyak bas yang akan disewa,'' katanya. Dalam pada itu, menurut beliau, apabila mutu pengangkutan awam berjaya diperbaiki, ia sekaligus akan membantu MBMB mempertahankan anugerah APPBT yang dimenanginya tahun lepas.
Jelasnya, walaupun menjadi satu-satunya Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan (PBT) yang memperolehi markah lebih 82 peratus dalam APPBT 2006, namun MBMB masih lemah dalam pengurusan pengangkutan awam.
''Justeru, saya harap dengan adanya syarikat Pmcity ini nanti, mutu pengangkutan awam akan dapat ditingkatkan sekaligus membantu MBMB mengekalkan APPBT,'' jelas beliau.
January 13th, 2007, 07:50 AM
^^ kalau ujan.. basah kuyub la :lol:
March 18th, 2007, 03:00 PM
Any pix pls!...
March 21st, 2007, 02:59 AM
ya...anybody spot the bus?:D
March 21st, 2007, 06:00 PM
Is the hop on hop off bus make any money, everytime I see the bus, it's empty...
March 23rd, 2007, 06:14 PM
by Srini rules
April 26th, 2007, 05:20 PM
by Srini rules
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October 6th, 2009, 03:16 PM
Could you move this thread to Pengangkutan subforum please!
October 6th, 2009, 03:34 PM
abg Nazrey,thread nie khas untuk bas hop on hop off(HOHO) jer ker???sy nk post gmbr bas double decker yg lain dlm thread nie blh x???
October 6th, 2009, 05:03 PM
Ya..Lebih baik thread ini untuk bus hop on hop off saja ..biarkan dia macam satu sistem pengangkutan khas untuk tourist di KL! sounds menarik tak.. lagipun sejak bermula thread ini.. dah bicara HOHO saja!
Masih ada thread macam ni di world forum jugak >
Kalau bas double decker yang jadi bus express..jom post kat sini >
Terima kasih :)
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February 20th, 2010, 08:44 AM
Sightseeing tours for transit passengers
February 20, 2010, Saturday
SIGHTSEEING TOURS: Raja Nong Chik(left) talking to tourists in the bus
during the launching of the ‘Showcase KL’ package. At right is Ahmad Fuad .
KUALA LUMPUR: Airline passengers on transit for at least five hours can now take Kuala Lumpur sightseeing tours at a price of between RM28 and RM95 per head.
Launching the package dubbed “Showcase KL” here yesterday, Federal Territories and Urban Well-being Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abid in said the package included a KLIA Express train journey and a “KL Hop On Hop Off” bus tour of the capital.
He said up to 43 tourist spots were included in the “Showcase KL” organised by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) with the cooperation of Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), the Immigration Department, KLIA Express, KL Hop On Hop Off, Tourism Malaysia and Malaysia Airlines (MAS).
“This is not a group package that required airline passengers to travel in groups.
“They can get down at any KL Hop On Hop Off bus stops to have a closer look at tourist spots of their choice,” he told reporters after launching the package.
If 20 per cent of transit passengers at the KL International Airport (KLIA) buy the package, it would contribute RM650,000 to the economy, he said, adding that he expected about 10,000 transit passengers would buy the package this year.
The package is sold at the Visit KL Counter at the KLIA satellite building between 6am and 10pm daily, including on public holidays.
The package costs RM95 for 18-year-old and above, RM84 (seven to 12-year-old), RM46 (five to 11-year-old), RM28 (below four years) and free of charge (below one-year-old).
Transit passengers taking the package will undergo Immigration screening before leaving KLIA and upon rejoining their flight.
“They will get free drinks and enjoy discounts at places like Aquaria KLCC, National Museum, KL Towers and Bird Park.
“As Tourist Reward card members, they are entitled to a discount of between 10 and 20 per cent at KL Pavilion,” said Raja Nong Chik. — Bernama
Earlier, the first batch
of 35 Malaysia Airlines transit passengers were received by Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Fuad Ismail, MAHB managing director Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad, Tourism Malaysia deputy director-general Azizan Nordin and KLIA Express chief
executive officer Normah Mohd Noor and KLIA Immigration chief Rohaizi Bahari. — Bernama
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