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Monday, January 19, 2015

Ode to KLIA 2

The Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA 2) opened in May 2014. Since then, it became the place I always had to go to whenever I fly to Tokyo. I have been there a couple of times, flying to Bangkok, Busan, Phnom Penh etc.

It's pretty flawed, but I'm quite fond of it. Took some photos of it a few days ago, when mom and I went there to pick dad up after his brief trip in Penang. Had dinner at the Nanny's Pavillon, which has some really good pasta and pancakes (I wrote about it last month).

That's mom, hanging out at Nanny's Pavillon.

That's dad.

And that's me, writing about my fondness for KLIA2 on Facebook, to the consternation of many.

I'm rather fond of the KLIA 2 (Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2, to the uninitiated). It might actually be one of my favorite airports in the world.
Last year, after KLIA2 has just opened, a Buddhist monk visiting from China told my mom (who hadn't visited the airport then) that the place is so huge, and so many shops, you can just do your grocery shopping.
My mom assumed it was a metaphor of some sort, until she got there a few days ago and realized that there is indeed a supermarket in the airport, where you can even buy stuff for them to cook for you immediately. KLIA2 is pretty much a shopping mall which happens to have an airport in it. Definitely beats LCCT.
There are even special parking spots for hybrid cars, which made her even happier.