AFA Malaysia – PWTC How To Guide
So you want to go to Putra World Trade Centre. But you are new to that part of KL and have no idea how to go there. Doushio? Well no worries as we at Anime Shrine has decided to put up this guide for anyone wanting to know the cheapest, fastest, easiest, most economical way of going to PWTC.
Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) is a main convention and exhibition centre, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Construction commenced in 1981 and was completed in 1984. The building was officially opened on 2 September 1985, by the, then, Malaysian prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad, during the first UMNO General Assembly, and has been a staging area for following UMNO General Assemblies since.
It is located at Jalan Putra at the very heart of Kuala Lumpur, neighbouring famous places like Chow Kit and also Kg Baru. As such it is quite accessible by car, bus, trains, and also walking.
Section A: Public Transport
We strongly recommend you to use public transport to go to PWTC, UNLESS you are a cosplayer and are bringing a huge ass bag with your costume inside.
For LRT, the nearest station would be the STAR LRT PWTC station (obviously). There is a pedestrian bridge from the station direct to PWTC.
If you are using Putra LRT, change to STAR LRT at Masjid Jamek Station
If you are using Monorail, you can stop at Chow Kit station. Walk along Jalan Chow Kit to the West and it will meet with Jalan Putra with PWTC just in front. ETD: 15 Minutes
If you are using KTM Komuter, you can stop at Putra station. After leaving the station, go left and you should see The Mall. Go there and cross the large road, PWTC is directly in front of you. ETD 15 Minutes
While you CAN change to STAR when you use KTM or Monorail, we prefer these walking solution as it cuts of the hassle of changing train and also meaning you will be paying cheaper fare.
Section B: Private Transport
For cosplayers that are bringing huge luggage or people that decides to car pool, you can easily go to PWTC using either the direct route of Jalan Tun Razak, or using the back way of Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz/Chow Kit. Either way you have a various of places that you can choose to park your car
We don’t really recommend it here since you can rack up quite a lot on parking bills.
B: The Mall
A shopping mall across of PWTC. It also has it’s own parking places. We forgot the rates there, but IIRC it was cheaper than PWTC
C: Hentian Bas Putra
Or Putra Bus Station for you non Malay speaking folks. It’s also across the road from PWTC. This one has 1,100 parking bays (!!) and a flat rate of RM3 per entry! It’s definitely our choice of parking. But be careful as Hentian Bas Putra is used by the Kelantanese and Terengganu’ians to get back to their home state so it can be really overloaded at night and you might find yourself stuck in a jam when going back home.
A: The Mall
Obviously since it’s a mall, then it must have a place to eat. You can go to the LG floor to visit the food court. The prices are ok’ish since this is not situated the expensive part of KL. The sellers here are mostly Malays and thus the foods are all Halal (do we even need to add this?). They also have the normal junk food places like McDonalds and KFC if you are not into healthy foods.
B: Chow Kit
If you feel like walking, you can go to Chow Kit for some mamak/roadside stalls. While further away from The Mall, the prices are cheaper due to the sellers are usually Indonesian Immigrants. Also Halal .
If you can manage to find you way here, this is also a small Malay enclave with cheap foods.
D: Kg Baru
Kuala Lumpur’s only remaining “village”, it offers a various amount of choices from traditional to even western food. We recommend going here at night after the event and with a local guide. ETD: 30 minute walk, 10 minute drive
E: Selera Semarak
Situated at the corner of Jalan Semarak/Jalan Padang Tembak’s traffic light junction, it’s also near Pulapol and Mindef across the road from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. This food stalls are catered for university students thus you usually have a large portion with cheap price. Only opened during dinner time. Good place for after event yumcha late into the night. ETD: 50 minute walk, 15~20 minutes drive
Section D: Places to Visit!
Will resume later