China High Speed Railway Experience Cube at KL Sentral

As part of its bids to be part of the Singapore – Kuala Lumpur High Speed Rail project, China Railway Malaysia has launched their China High Speed Railway Experience Cube at KL Sentral for the public to gain insights into the China Railway High Speed network.

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The exhibition is divided into different sections, named after the stations along the Singapore – Kuala Lumpur High Speed Rail. Do note that it does not necessarily suggest or correspond to the actual future facility to be built at the site.


Jurong East
AR Interactive Station

The expericnce cube starts from outside of it. Walk, jump and wave in front of the screen in front of the AR Interactive Station and watch the China Railway High Speed Rail come alive!

Iskandar Puteri
Creative Station

More for the kids, you can draw on the screen depending on what the background is at that time and watch the High Speed Rail pass by your drawings.

*Note: The touch screen was not working during my visit.

Batu Pahat
Assembly Station

Assemble your consist of coaches for the High Speed Rail by placing them onto the track.

*Note: The touch screen was not working during my visit.

Muar
Technology Station

Watch a video of the latest building and construction technology in China which could be applied to the Singapore – Kuala Lumpur High Speed Rail.

*Note: The touch screen was not working during my visit.

Ayer Keroh
Depot Station

View the main export models of the promoted rolling stock for the Singapore – Kuala Lumpur High Speed Rail – the China Standardized EMU capable of an operational speed of 350km/h and the High Speed Comprehensive Inspection Train for track and wayside equipment inspection at 350km/h. The impressed line between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur using models of China Railway High Speed rolling stock is found above.

Seremban
VR Experience Station


Experience a virtual ride on the Business Class Seat (商务座) of the China Railway High Speed Train with virtual reality glasses and a staff to talk you through the ride.


You can also experience the First Class Seat (一等座) (similar to Soft Seat (软座)) and Second Class Seat (二等座) (similar to Hard Seat (硬座)) with the changing scenery from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by the “window”.

Do note their operating hours for this station:
10.00am – 12.00pm
1.30pm – 3.30pm
5.30pm – 7.45pm

Putrajaya
Navigation Station

Try your hand at driving the China Railway CRH380 for a short 5 minute drive, similar to the one at the China Railway Museum (Zhengyangmen Branch). A staff is at hand to guide you but it’s really easy to drive it even without an instructor beside you as the information on the digital gauges give you enough information to tell you when to start accelerating and braking even before you are supposed to.




Do note their operating hours for this station:
10.00am – 12.00pm
1.30pm – 3.30pm
5.30pm – 7.45pm

Bandar Malaysia
360° Hologram Station

The hologram tells you the completed, current and future international projects of CRRC Corporation.

Nevertheless, it features a little bit of “China English” with the Bongkok (sic) – Nong Khai cooperative railway…

… and the Jacarda (sic) – Bandung High Speed Rail project which they suddenly won 4 weeks after the project was cancelled.


Looking at the current situation, the China High Speed Railway Experience Cube at KL Sentral could possibly offer the most accurate insight into the future of the Malaysian sector of the Singapore – Kuala Lumpur High Speed Rail. Despite this exhibition not being as long as the Korean Train eXpress (KTX) Exhibition at Nu Sentral, some may already favour China Railway Malaysia as a strong contender to the bid for the Singapore – Kuala Lumpur High Speed Rail.

The China High Speed Railway Experience Cube at KL Sentral is open from 16 January to 16 April 2017, 10.00am to 8.00pm daily at KL Sentral Level 2, just at the main entrance of KL Sentral.

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