Are you transiting or will arrive at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) and planning on going on a short tour at the airport? Since May 2014, the KLIA2 has replaced the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) and is estimated to cater to 45 million people annually. It is known as Malaysia’s Next Generation Hub that enables24-hour connectivity for both low-cost and full-service carriers in domestic and international sectors. The Gateway@KLIA2 is spanned across an impressive 4-level shopping mall of up to 70,000sqm of space with 225 retail outlets that there is so much that you can see by just window shopping!Here are a compilation of the Top 5 things to do in KLIA2.
1. Malaysia: The Food Haven
The Canai 15 Café (L3-56 & 57) originated in Subang Jaya operating from just a road-side stall in SS14. Enjoy the mee goreng mamak (or Mamak Fried Noodles), AisKacang (a local ice delicacy) and other fusion foods from the heart of Selangor here.
You may also head to Quizinn by Rasa Food Court for a range of local and Western foods. There are over 300 menus from NasiKandar (local mixed rice originated from the North of Peninsular Malaysia), NasiCampur (Malay rice), Chinese Mixed Rice and much more to select from 17 stalls that spans over 23,000 sq feet.
Mr SiewBao (L2-30) is a Malaysian company that specialises on traditional Malaysian Chinese pastries. The “siewpao” is a bun from Seremban (Southern part of Peninsular Malaysia) that has more than 30 years of history. It is a bun that is produced with a crunchy skin on the outside with juicy Chinese meat in the middle. There is also a choice of vegetarian fillings.
Have a taste of the local MeeGorengMamak and Ice Kacang at Canai 15 café (Photo courtesy of Gateway@KLIA2)
A taste of Malay, Chinese, Indian and International fusion food at Quizinn by Rasa Food Court (Photo courtesy of Gateway@KLIA2)
Get your local “siewpao” (bun) at Mr. SiewBao (Photo courtesy of Gateway@KLIA2)
2. Local Coffee
One’s visit in Malaysia will not be complete without a taste of local coffee. Drop by at the various cafés and local restaurants: Kluang Station (L2-23, originates from Johor) and Oldtown Ipoh White Coffee (L3-27 28 & 29, originates from Perak) for a taste of two different local coffees from the south and north of Peninsular Malaysia, respectively.The Kluang coffee is black coffee that is produced and brewed locally, while Ipoh “White” coffee is also produced locally and got its name for containing milk. These are definite must try!
The taste of Southern Peninsular coffee (Photo courtesy of Gateway@KLIA2)
Get a good ol’ cuppa Oldtown “White” coffee (Photo courtesy of Gateway@KLIA2)
Thai Odyssey at Gateway@KLIA2 is the biggest massage and spa centre in KLIA2 with a 5,000 sqft space that offers soothing and relaxing range of massage packages by 20 stationed expert therapists. There is a range of different spa and massage packages. You may opt for the short 30-minute Thai Food Massage for body-mind-spirit relaxation or book for a 60-minute Thai Aromatherapy Massage.
Thai Odyssey at Gateway@KLIA2 (Photo courtesy of Thai Odyssey Blog)
Enjoy a foot massage at Thai Odyssey (Photo courtesy of Thai Odyssey Blog)
Bring out the “child” in you, hop in to Toys “R” Us at Gateway@KLIA2. Whether it is a board game, stack game, card game, puzzles, Transformer, Lego or toy gadgets, look out for the best past time while transiting at KLIA2. There is also a customer service that will wrap any presents purchased from the store for your loved ones.
Capsule by Container Hotel(L1-2 & 3) is the first airport minimalist capsule hotel in Malaysia. It is designed with cozy and smart lodging concepts in mind.Whether you are a transit traveller, backpacker or frequent flier, this is the best place to be to crash overnight or recharge before catching the next flight. Be mesmerised with the creative space at the transformed corridor-cum-art gallery and enjoy a cold juice upon check-in.
Capsules for travellers to unwind (Photo courtesy of Capsule by Container Hotel)
Exterior design (Photo courtesy of Capsule by Container Hotel)
Have a relaxing bath (Photo courtesy of Capsule by Container Hotel)
The Plaza Premium Lounge(L2M-2 3 4 & 5) is located a 25-individual resting suites complete with facilities such as food and beverages, shower facility, news channels, Wi-Fi and printing and fax services. It aims to provide seamless and comfortable airport experience to the guests. For business travellers who need to be constantly connected to the rest of the world, this is the place to be with all the facilities to work and luxury for best working performance.
Enter a world of luxury to unwind (Photo courtesy of Plaza Premium Lounge)
Latest Promotions at Gateway@KLIA2
With free Wi-Fi available, browse through the Gateway@KLIA2 Latest Promotion section for the best offers that you can get. These promotions vary from discocunts on coffee, apparels and more and differs from month to month.