Now long since back from the trip to Singapore and it was something different. The train seemed a different opportunity and something of an experience. For starters ticket using a dummy leg from KL to Singapore. Never used this but it was to keep the price down. Buying a return from KL to Singapore will be cheaper than a one way from Singapore to KL given the pricing structure and with the exchange rates. This was booked in the standard class but the leg was actually going to use from Singapore to KL.
KTM train from Singapore to KL:
The station in Singapore is rather basic. The first class lounge is just a quiet lounge with the comfy leather seats. It is quite colonial with a strong hint of bygone times. The station experience will be quite manic. The train itself was meant to be about 6 to 7 hours and it is ended up being close to 8. There will be no onboard service worth talking about but expecting that so had stocked up on snacks. The seats were comfortable and there was plenty of space in first. The scenery along the way was fantastic and had a chance to take it in at a leisurely pace.
If you having got to KL Sentral onwards transportation from were staying in Chinatown was easy. You can take a chance with the train and it worked out great for us. If you want something that is more leisurely then there will be a bit of an experience. You can book your ticket originating in Malaysia to get it cheaper and keep hold of your ticket receipt as you may well need it when leaving Malaysia.