Written by Edmund
“OMG. I have an 8-hour layover in between my connecting flights. What am I gonna do?”
In between transits and connecting flights, it is not a rare sight to see people lying on the seats at waiting areas catching a nap or just trying to make themselves comfortable camping by the power sockets and making use of the free WiFi at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. How about wandering around the terminal to see what’s in KLIA? Check out the video below in HD! (On a side note, it is important to check whether a visa is required to pass through Malaysian immigration clearance.)
Need a place to bunk or get work done?
How about bunking in a hotel room and getting recharged before continuing your flight? For less than RM500 per night, Sama-Sama Hotel is sure to keep you comfortable and well-rested before completing the next half of your journey! Think Sama-Sama Hotel is going to make you walk to their lobby after a tiring flight? They have dedicated buggy services that run 24-hours so you wouldn’t have to whine your way to the hotel lobby. How thoughtful!
Contact: +60 3 8787 3333 or email@example.com
Plaza Premium Lounge (Kuala Lumpur International Airport)
Sometimes your inner-self refuse to stay idle and insist on getting some work done on-the-go. The Plaza Premium Lounge is familiar to many and is the perfect place to just hang around and have a quiet space to get some work done. Boasting a 7,500 square feet space that can accommodate up to 215 passengers comfortably, you will be able to get a nice shower, surf the web in high speed, and have a meal before flying off!
Location: Mezzanine Floor (Level 2), Satellite Terminal, Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Alight from the Aerotrain and head in the direction of C11-C17 (North Wing), take the first bubble lift to Level 2 then turn right. Plaza Premium Lounge is located just a little further away from the lift.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or +60 3 8787 2323
The Wellness Spa here isn’t your typical spa parlour. Providing a holistic range of treatments, this spa is the world’s first airport organic spa concept! Pick and indulge in their extensive service menu and facilities, such as massage suites with shower and private resting suites, there is a treatment for every traveller. Layovers done right!
Location: Mezzanine Floor (Level 2), Satellite Terminal, KL International Airport (near Gate C21- C27, across Wellness Salon)
Contact: email@example.com or + 603 8776 1225
Places to check out within the terminal
If watching planes taking off and landing on runways is your thing, consider checking out the viewing gallery located at the end of the main terminal (after McDonald’s) where you’ll have a really nice view.
Located within the viewing gallery, there’s a special play area for your little ones as well. This play area was set up recently, so it is relatively new!
Got time to spare to wander off the terminal (5 hours layover or longer)?
Avid aviation enthusiast? We might know just the place for you to check out the aeroplanes approaching 32L runway of KLIA. You’ll need a ride, and we got you covered.
With GoCar, you have the option to rent a Nissan Almera for RM14.90 by the hour or RM99 by the day, depending on how much time you have to spare. (Here’s an insider’s tip: if you’re booking the car for more than 7 hours, it’ll be converted automatically to our daily rate.) All you got to do is download the GoCar app from App Store or Google Play and register as a member before you make a booking.
Then, make your way to KLIA’s car rental parking bay to collect the car and type “Jalan Pekeliling” in the navigation to head to this plane-spotting location. We recommend using Google Maps or Waze as you’ll receive updates on traffic conditions and diversions as you drive. Once you are satisfied with your plane-spotting session, simply return to the GoCar to the designated parking lot where you picked it up.
Go shopping at Mitsui Premium Outlet
Located approximately 10 minutes away from KLIA, Mitsui Premium Outlet is a shopping mall that houses outlet designer shops and high street brands. Expect to find Hugo Boss, Balenciaga, Bally, Topshop, Nike and more under the same roof. Products sold here are at a significantly lower price as these may be off-season products, so if you don’t mind this, you’re in for lots of savings! One thing we love about the mall is their free luggage storage service. Time to ditch the bags and shop ’til your drop!
Mitsui Premium Outlet isn’t hard to locate. You can take a GoCar for a short drive to the mall, or simply hop onto Mitsui’s free dedicated shuttle buses that depart from Gate 2 on Level 1.
Business Hours: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Contact: +6 03 8777 9300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Been there done that? Let us know what else made your layover an interesting one!