Getting around in Malaysia, for many travelers, means using a taxi (or in Malay, ‘TEKSI’). On a taxi roof, there is this sign with the word ‘BERMETER’, which means metered taxi. It is suggested that you avoid taxis refusing to use the meter at all costs, regardless of traffic conditions or inclement weather (which may mean a heavy tropical downpour, causing flash floods in some low-lying streets). Always insist on the use of meters. KL metered fare system is RM 3 for the first 1 km and subsequent 150 meter is RM0.10. For more tips and information on using taxi in Kuala Lumpur, refer here.

Should a taxi be called by phone there is a surcharge of RM 2, and also surcharge of RM 1 for items placed in the car boot or trunk. If a cabbie uses an expressway, there’ll be toll charges and this is borne by the passenger. Some major expressway leading into KL are PLUS, Litrak, Sprint and MEX. For further information on expressway in Malaysia and its toll concession company, refer here.

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