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by deanhizudy
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why arent Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia popular with carriers?
Replies: 75
Views: 11186

Re: Why arent Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia popular with carriers?

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...

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by deanhizudy
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why arent Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia popular with carriers?
Replies: 75
Views: 11186

Re: Why arent Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia popular with carriers?

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 ...

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by deanhizudy
Mon May 08, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Around the Malayan Peninsula in 35 Hours with Malaysia Airlines and the Jungle Railway
Replies: 8
Views: 4851

Re: Around the Malayan Peninsula in 35 Hours with Malaysia Airlines and the Jungle Railway

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!

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by deanhizudy
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan
Replies: 23
Views: 10160

Re: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan

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...

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by deanhizudy
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan
Replies: 23
Views: 10160

Re: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan

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 ...

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by deanhizudy
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan
Replies: 23
Views: 10160

Re: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan

moby147 wrote:
A super report on a little known island, with a nice bit of info on KL

Thank you for taking the time

Moby147


Not a prob!

My pleasure ;-)

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by deanhizudy
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan
Replies: 23
Views: 10160

Re: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan

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...

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by deanhizudy
Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan
Replies: 23
Views: 10160

Re: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan

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...

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by deanhizudy
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan
Replies: 23
Views: 10160

Re: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan

rttlnsnk wrote:
Nice review. Brought back memories on my trip to Labuan on MH last year. Another reason to visit Labuan is the availability of cheap alcohol due to it's duty free status.


I like the island so much. So calm, quiet & peaceful.

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by deanhizudy
Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan
Replies: 23
Views: 10160

Re: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan

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/...

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by deanhizudy
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan
Replies: 23
Views: 10160

Re: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan

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...

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by deanhizudy
Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan
Replies: 23
Views: 10160

Re: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan

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...

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by deanhizudy
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan
Replies: 23
Views: 10160

Re: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan

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...

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by deanhizudy
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan
Replies: 23
Views: 10160

Re: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan

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...

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by deanhizudy
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan
Replies: 23
Views: 10160

Re: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan

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...

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by deanhizudy
Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan
Replies: 23
Views: 10160

Re: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan

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...

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by deanhizudy
Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan
Replies: 23
Views: 10160

Re: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan

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 ...

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by deanhizudy
Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan
Replies: 23
Views: 10160

Re: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan

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 ...

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by deanhizudy
Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan
Replies: 23
Views: 10160

Re: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan

zulhisham7888 wrote:
hotmeals is back in Y class! nice to see it.
i was served a cold croissant on my flight to BKI in 2014.


And now the taste is even better too.

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by deanhizudy
Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan
Replies: 23
Views: 10160

Re: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan

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...

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by deanhizudy
Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan
Replies: 23
Views: 10160

Re: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan

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...

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by deanhizudy
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan
Replies: 23
Views: 10160

Re: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan

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...

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by deanhizudy
Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Weekend Getaway In Labuan
Replies: 23
Views: 10160

A Weekend Getaway In Labuan

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,...

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by deanhizudy
Tue May 10, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Not So Oneworld From Perth To Ceylon
Replies: 7
Views: 8627

RE: The Not So Oneworld From Perth To Ceylon

<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...

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by deanhizudy
Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sunrise Shuttle With Oman Air! WY824 SIN-KUL
Replies: 6
Views: 7533

RE: Sunrise Shuttle With Oman Air! WY824 SIN-KUL

"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.

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by deanhizudy
Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: IAD To KUL With The Flying Tulips
Replies: 10
Views: 18939

RE: IAD To KUL With The Flying Tulips

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...

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by deanhizudy
Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: IAD To KUL With The Flying Tulips
Replies: 10
Views: 18939

RE: IAD To KUL With The Flying Tulips

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...

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by deanhizudy
Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: IAD To KUL With The Flying Tulips
Replies: 10
Views: 18939

RE: IAD To KUL With The Flying Tulips

<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...

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by deanhizudy
Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: IAD To KUL With The Flying Tulips
Replies: 10
Views: 18939

RE: IAD To KUL With The Flying Tulips

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="...

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by deanhizudy
Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: IAD To KUL With The Flying Tulips
Replies: 10
Views: 18939

RE: IAD To KUL With The Flying Tulips

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...

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by deanhizudy
Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: IAD To KUL With The Flying Tulips
Replies: 10
Views: 18939

RE: IAD To KUL With The Flying Tulips

<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...

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by deanhizudy
Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: IAD To KUL With The Flying Tulips
Replies: 10
Views: 18939

IAD To KUL With The Flying Tulips

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), ...

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