Once upon a time, a small to medium-sized bright colored and interesting town and residential neighborhood located just outside Kuala Lumpur, known as Kuala Lumpur's Little India.
Once upon a time, A small to medium-sized bright colored and interesting town and residential neighborhood located just outside central Kuala Lumpur, known as Kuala Lumpur’s Little India. An area that was initially developed by Yap Kwan Seng, the fifth and last Kapitan Cina of Kuala Lumpur. Because the whole area of Brickfields was a clay pit and good quality bricks are made from clay, Brickfields became synonymous with good quality bricks. It was also the main depot for Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) (Malayan Railway) during the administration of the British.
Brickfields has many beautiful and old religious structures, some over 100 years old, particularly along Jalan Berhala (“Berhala” means shrine). It can be accessed through many ways as is situated where the city’s main transportation hub lies- the KL Sentral.
Getting to Us – Kuala Lumpur, the Capital of Malaysia
We’re in Brickfields, located very close to KL Sentral, the main hub of the city’s railway station:
By bus: From the airports (KLIA or KLIA2), it is best to take bus to KL Sentral (1 hour), for RM10.
By train: Express train from the airports (KLIA or KLIA2) to KL Sentral takes only 30 minutes for RM35.
Once inside KL Sentral, make your way up by an escalator to get yourself inside Nu Sentral shopping mall located just next to KL Sentral and head towards KL Sentral monorail station. Exit the mall and you will reach KL Sentral monorail station located at a pedestrian bridge. Walk through the bridge to cross Jalan Tun Sambanthan, the main road.
At the end of the bridge, go down a well designed escalator and then walk further a little bit until you see a small street on your left before De Sentral Hotel. Turn left and walk further to Jalan Thambipillay and you will see PODs The Backpackers Home (light green color signboard) right in front of you.
Walking routes are shown in green, below. You may also find us on Google map.
Getting to Us – Kota Kinabalu, the Gateway to Borneo
We’re located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu city centre, only 10 to 20 minutes drive from the airports (KKIA & KKIA2):
By taxi: RM30 one way. Just tell the driver to go to Api-Api Centre. We’re located above Peugeot showroom next to 24-hour McDonald’s and opposite Centre Point shopping mall.
By bus: Airport bus at RM5 one way. Stop at Centre Point airport bus stand which is just within walking distance to us.