My first impressions of klia2

It’s massive! Felt like getting off the plane and reaching the immigration counters was a longer affair than the actual flight from Singapore to KL.

The large space is amazing in the sense of functionality. It’s essentially just a low-cost “budget terminal” but built at such supersized scale. I am impressed because Malaysia has built a large terminal for budget travellers. We are not getting some crappy old warehouse of a building. Here we have a monument for the thrifty no-frills air traveller.


The hallmarks of LCCT, the now ancient budget terminal, are back: Old Town White Coffee and Marrybrown. But the dim halls, fragrant scents, are now gone. klia2 gateway is like a shopping mall with airplanes parked nearby.

Johor Bahru: A foot massage at Thai Odyssey (Review)

While browsing around Johor Bahru City Square, I ran into a beautifully decorated Thai massage place called Thai Odyssey. Touted as the “Best Family Spa” with “Presented by Ministry for Tourism Malaysia”. Wow, sounds quite fancy. Continue reading “Johor Bahru: A foot massage at Thai Odyssey (Review)”

Johor Bahru: Visiting Johor Bahru City Square

It was my first visit to JB and since I arrived late afternoon I didn’t feel like going out to explore the streets and other districts of the southern Malaysian city. My objective was clear from the beginning. I crossed the border to eat at KFC!

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How to get to Johor Bahru from Singapore

The narrow Straits of Johor divides Singapore from Malaysia. The two countries can look at each other all afternoon. The original “bridge” between the two is the Johor-Singapore Causeway, built almost a hundred years ago. A second link opened in 1998 to connect Singapore’s west coast (Tuas) to Malaysia. The Causeway I passed through earlier is the most popular one, which connects directly into downtown Johor Bahru, which is Peninsular Malaysia’s southernmost city. I also read it’s considered the southernmost city on the Eurasian continent.

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