Malaysia’s KLIA

A plane journey that took 12 hours and 25 minutes to arrive at the place of destination was my first. In the past, I would choose a route that has 7 to 8 hours flight time each stop-over. Needless to say, it was the most boring, body numbing and scariest flight in the history of my travels. Not because it was Malaysian Airlines, but the amount of time being in the aircraft was just worrying for me.

We arrived safe and sound at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). The airport looked new as shown by the pictures above. May doesn’t look like a busy month for airports and flyers so finding facilities and other services was not a problem. I only had 6 hours to waste now so I decided to go about the place; explored the shops for possible souvenirs. I was carrying a bag full of Toblerone (bought at Heathrow) when I saw that it was cheaper to buy at KLIA’s duty free shop. =(

When I was younger, I was a fan of Teddy Bears (until now actually) so it was such a delight seeing Harrods’ display of souvenir Teddys in different sizes and costumes. Photo opportunity was apparent so I didn’t think twice. I took loads of selfies then instantly sending to my relatives telling them where I was. =p

Five more hours until my departure so I surveyed the building’s architecture and other non-shopping displays…

Obviously, travelling alone is not something I must often do as I get bored easily. Time was betraying me as it felt like I have been touring around the airport for ever, but the clock was ticking so slow. I’ve decided to board the airport train to the other terminal where my plane will depart.

At the other side of the building, I waited patiently for  the plane that would take me to my beloved motherland.

On my return to the UK, I had a very long lay-over at KLIA so I’ve decided to use their hotel for a whole night. I didn’t think sleeping at the airport floor was a good idea! I’ve done it once in Doha and it didn’t turn out well.

I had to pay £50 for my 6 hours stay. Although expensive, I was comforted by the warmth of the bed, reliable FREE WIFI and tea and coffee making facilities (plus dehydrated noodles). I had indeed a good night sleep. Also, I would like to add that my room was spotless clean, something that cheered me up after paying an awful lot of money. =)

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