Kuching 2022: Onboard MAS

The last time we returned to Kuching, Sarawak was before the covid19 pandemic. It used to be an annual trip. I have recorded my anecdotes on those old trips in the travelogue tab.

I submitted my WPUA application for the trip two months in advance as it has to go through the main office. I also booked in the group’s ‘leave diary’ as a heads-up to my colleagues. Once the application had gone through, I submitted my leave to my boss for approval.

It’s been a while using Malaysia Airlines but I am very delighted that all members of my family get a 40kg baggage allowance to and fro. We left Melaka as early as 730am and drove to Salak Tinggi. Again, for the Park and Ride services. The overnight parking rate is RM5. The daytime-only parking rate is RM3 (certain hours apply). There, we took the KLIA transit train to KLIA. I checked in online the night before. Therefore, I only had to print out our baggage tags at the airport and drop them off. Even then, there was still a queue we had to follow.

My plane was the one with inflight entertainment on board. The kids really loved their headsets and they were excited to choose their own movie. The meal was weird though. It was a choice between chicken gochujang and fish sweet sour. I chose the fish because I was not familiar with the gochujang dish. I did not want to end up finishing my kids’ meals if they do not like them. The options were better on our way back as they had garlic fish and chicken rendang. The flight was about 1h 40 mins from KLIA to Kuching.

We rented a Bezza upon arrival at the airport. It was a pre-arranged thing and the car was new. Husband knew the way around Kuching because well… he used to work here. So, driving around isn’t really a problem for us.

As for accommodation, this year we stayed at Lime Tree Hotel (again) and that is another entry.

Revisiting Langkawi 2015 : The itinerary

This is not the best itinerary around. But I hope to offer a different perspective to anybody’s visit to Langkawi be it for the first time or god knows the 20th time throughout your entire life.

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The last time we went here as a family was less than 4 years ago, so we did skip the island-hopping trips and most of the tourist-y stuff this year. Instead, we took a more relaxing approach to our trip and enjoyed more of the gastronomic experience in Langkawi.

As usual, with AirAsia “everyone can fly” and we booked our tickets through the website 6 weeks prior to the trip on AirAsiaGo.Com. The total payment for our return tickets (4 adults, 2 kids) from KLIA2 to Langkawi including the hotel stay at Tok Senik Resort for 4D3N amounts up to RM 1519.08.

I will be sharing in my next posts about our experiences at the resort and of course our very little activities in Langkawi. Here is a brief outline of the trip.

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Like any other trips via KLIA2, we would park our car at Putrajaya Sentral first before then taking the KLIA TRANSIT train to the airport. Putrajaya Sentral offers good overnight parking rates for a maximum of 14 days. This is not only a convenient way to start our travels but also comfortable. However if you intend to hog along a lot of luggage with you, especially after shopping at your holiday destination- using this mode of transportation is not advisable.

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Hope this kickstarts things. Next I’ll tell you about the Tok Senik resort.