The Singapore-KL high speed rail is going to change your life

As we’ve said time and time again, KL is hot and we’ve been keeping an ear to the ground ever since the High Speed Rail (HSR) project was announced a while back. But now we actually have some details. While completion dates seem to hover between 2020 and 2025, we hope that it’s sooner rather than later, because it sounds like it’s going to be pretty sweet.

For starters, we’ll be able to pop over for a day trip. With speeds upwards of 250km per hour, the non-stop express train will only take 90 minutes. And we’ll be able to explore small towns other than JB for a change. The slow train also will stop along foodie town Batu Pahat, fancy town Putrajaya and five other cities along the way.

Sure, there will be the extra time it takes to get to the Singapore-side terminus in Jurong. But hey, it’s no worse than getting to the airport. Plus, Jurong is a neighborhood on the rise, and this addition will only make it cooler and busier. (The KL-side terminus, by the way, will be at Bandar Malaysia a future 200-hectare mixed-use development, which probably means you’ll be able to start shopping the moment you get off the train.)