I think, being countries where the majority of the population are Muslim, making Indonesia and Malaysia are less attractive to western tourists than Thailand. Buddhism is more compatible to western values than Islam. That's also why Bali, although it's a province of Indonesia, is popular with weste...Jump to post
Malaysian politics is really what's holding the country back anyway. Corruptions and the ineffective Ketuanan Melayu policy (Which IMO is holding back both ethnic Malay and ethnic Chinese, and is certainly leading to brain drain from the country, with Singapore being the prime beneficiary) prevent ...Jump to post
I think you got the wrong photo for the "MH KUL check in area" in the beginning.
Anyway, nice TR. I really wanted to travel in peninsular Malaysia with diesel locomotives. Definitely someday!
From the street bazaar area, we reached to the final attraction in our tour, the “Gurdwara Tatt Khalsa”. It was built in year 1922 and believed to be the largest Sikh Temple in South-East Asia. Till this date, it remains as 1 of the main places of worship & religious schools for the Sikh communi...Jump to post
After learning some interesting info and facts about traditional Malay textiles & clothing, we left the tailor shop and headed to our next attraction which located a bit far from there. We also need to be careful with our walk as the traffic in Kampong Bharu started to gets heavy during evening ...Jump to post
From the Kelab Sultan Sulaiman Gallery, we walked a bit further, crossed a busy road to get to the other side of Kampong Bharu and finally we arrived at 1 of the most famous Malay food stalls in Kampong Bharu. http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt213/hisham917/Kampong%20Bharu/kg%20bharu%202_zpsj167s...Jump to post
After I collected my luggage, I went to level 1 of the main terminal building to ride the ERL KLIA Transit train to KL Sentral Station. http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt213/hisham917/Kampong%20Bharu/kg%20bharu%202_zps8hdo5kcv.jpg 40 minutes later, I arrived at KL Sentral, where I switched to LRT...Jump to post
This delay caused me to have more time to kill. I did anything that I could to fulfill this extra time. I browsed through all of the shops, stores & outlets in the airport. I even went outside of the terminal to capture this huge Marlin statue. http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt213/hisham917/...Jump to post
It was my 3rd and also the last day in Labuan. After woke up, I went down to The Grill Cafe for breakfast. http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt213/hisham917/Labuan/labuan%202_zpsvh3dtjvk.jpg http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt213/hisham917/Labuan/labuan%206_zpsqq77pmrn.jpg http://i613.photobucket...Jump to post
From the Chimney, I wanted to go to 1 of the famous eating places in Labuan for dinner. I called the Labuan Taxi again to bring me there. 10 minutes later, we arrived at "Anjung Ketam", which located in a small fishing village. http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt213/hisham917/Labuan/labu...Jump to post
It was my 2nd day in Labuan. After a shower, I went down to The Grill Cafe for breakfast. http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt213/hisham917/Labuan/labuan_zpsa9dfndnj.jpg my first morning in Labuan http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt213/hisham917/Labuan/labuan_zps7vhi85vr.jpg that morning, I found...Jump to post
From Labuan Square, I returned back to my hotel with a taxi which located at the front of the Financial Park building. http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt213/hisham917/Labuan/labuan%2011_zpsmx4rozaf.jpg you need to purchase a coupon to ride the taxi The RM15 taxi ride brought me to Tiara Labuan Ho...Jump to post
From the Financial Park, I went to the Labuan Museum, which located just a few minutes walk away from there. http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt213/hisham917/Labuan/labuan%202_zpsl38wddiu.jpg Dorsett Grand Labuan, the only 5-star hotel in the island http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt213/hisham9...Jump to post
very informative, and great pics too. but this is the first trip report I have ever seen with not a single person in any picture other then the airport on arrival! Where is everyone??? or where is anyone??? It is eerie seeing all those places and not a sole. Talk about a ghost town. How does anythi...Jump to post
The stretch of the beach that facing the marine museum is known as "Ramsay Point" and it was the site for 2 major historical events.On 24 December 1846, the Sultan of Brunei handed over the control of the island to the British Crown. Captain Sir Roodney Mundy from the British warship, HMS ...Jump to post
From the cemeteries, I walked towards Labuan town where more places of interest can be found. It took me about 15 minutes to reach there. http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt213/hisham917/Labuan/labuan%203_zpsqigvqaoi.jpg Situated within close proximity to city center is the Labuan Clock Tower. It ...Jump to post
Despite with only 1 flight arrival at that time, our luggage took quite a long time to arrive. http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt213/hisham917/Labuan/labuan%205_zpsdnqcxe3f.jpg After collected my luggage, I hurried to the outside of the terminal where a prearranged complimentary hotel shuttle wai...Jump to post
30 minutes into the flight, the meal service began from the front row. http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt213/hisham917/Labuan/labuan%2017_zpspevtu9oe.jpg There were 2 choices for breakfast; Seafood Fried Rice or Chicken Murtabak with Curry. By the time the crew reached my row, only Chicken Murtab...Jump to post
Most of other pax were already there including the airplane that will bring us to Labuan. Airlines: Malaysia Airlines Flight: MH2608 Origin: Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) Destination: Labuan Airport (LBU) Class: Y Seat: 18A ETD: 0900 ETA: 1125 http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt213/hish...Jump to post
Few times in a year, I will travel to a destination outside of my hometown, KL city for a short, weekend getaway. And for this August 2016 trip, I decided to travel to Pulau Labuan or Labuan Island with my flag carrier, Malaysia Airlines. Located in South China Sea, about 8km off the coast of Sabah,...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/allrite" class="quote" target="_blank">allrite</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> It was Pan Pacifi...Jump to post
"Seemingly a more adequate snack service compared to the full service carrier next door who gave out peanut pack and a glass of drink on this very same route."
Same goes with SQ/MI. They just only have a beverage service on the same sector.
Last week I went to the old Sungai Besi airport where the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Museum is located. Officially opened on 1st of June 1985, this museum showcases varieties of classic aircrafts that were used by the Royal Malaysian Air Force in the past. Here are some photos from the RMAF Mu...Jump to post
With that amount of transit time, I planned to make a visit to the city center. I have been to Istanbul before and the only major tourist attraction that I would like to visit is Hagia Sophia/Aya Sofya. But I was informed by the airport staff that by this time (around 5:30pm), the great Turkish arch...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Lesfalls" class="quote" target="_blank">Lesfalls</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Hi Lesfalls, Th...Jump to post
1 hour before arrival, the cabin lights were turned on again. The cabin crews busied themselves in the galleys to serve breakfast. <center><table align="center" border="0" width="650" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=176056&filename=1436163144ZXmxKs.jpg" target="...Jump to post
We started our boarding at 10:15 pm and passengers were called based on their group number. <center><table align="center" border="0" width="650" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=176056&filename=1435876125VjoNbp.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn-www.airlin...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/caleb1" class="quote" target="_blank">caleb1</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Yes, I do have. Tha...Jump to post
Last week, I flew with Turkish Airlines in coach from Washington DC to Kuala Lumpur with a stop in Istanbul. This Trip Report consists of 2 legs; <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>-<acronym title="Istanbul - Ataturk (Yesilkoy) (IST / LTBA), ...Jump to post