KLIA2 – A TRANSIT HAVEN (REST N EAT)

The Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) certainly has a lot to offer its weary or excited travellers. We all agree (in general) that travelling can certainly build-up an appetite and weigh heavy on our body’s performance. Hence the idea to discover a rest area that I could slightly nap or rest, charge my phone, and not worry about my luggage. To my excitement, I had no idea that such a place existed till now!

THE GREAT MASSAGE

Tucked away from the busy walkways of the airport is the ‘Rest N Go Exclusive Lounge‘ at Level 2 gateway@klia2. Its intimidating exterior at first rattled my wallet, but a closer inspection at its packages – surprised me. For now (as of March 2019) its RM48/pax for 2 hours package is an absolutely steal!

Not only am I able to rest or sleep in utter comfort but my aching musles get to experience the therapeutic luxury of the‘GINTELL DéWise Care Butterfly Message Chair’. That’s not all – free wifi, charging ports beside your chair, luggage storage compartments, disposable socks, blanket, aromatherapy wafting in the air, and a complimentary drink are also provided.

There are many packages to choose from and its all affordable especially for backpackers; like myself – so choose wisely, or you might miss your flight.

Website: http://www.gintell.com

GRAB SOMETHING TO EAT

After a theraputic rest, time to get something to nibble before the long trip. Stationed beside the departure hall for local flights is the Agrobazaar Malaysia; where every product manufactured and produced are made locally. I’ve always favored ‘Agromas Tapioca Chips’, because of its taste and value.

Eating tapioca chips reminds me of sharing a humble yet delicious tapioca meal with the Orang Asli community in Sungai Siput, Perak. The flavour isn’t overpowering the tapioca taste and quantifies moderately in serving.

For convenience, customers can chose to sit at its café and savoir its delicious breakfast or lunch set meals – amongst a very vibrant setting, surrounded by more than 500 locally produced, innovative, and tasty products that I’m sure will come in handy transiting within or out of Malaysia.

Operating Hours

6:00am – 12:00midnight

KLIA2 – A TRANSIT HAVEN (KOFI KRAZE2)

TO A HEALTHIER COFFEE

Most people I know, ‘Starbucks’ would be their choice for coffee. However, I craved a bold new taste that fateful morning and there it was; directly facing the entrance of level 3 – Departure Hall, the ‘Kofi Kraze2’ premium outlet. Its modern contemporary outlet offers charging ports, comfortable seats, in a go-getter trend café setting. Furthermore, Its comfy exterior couldnt subdue the aroma of freshly ground coffee and gourmey sandwiches peaking through the glass display.

THE SECRET TO ITS TASTE

Fortunately, I was able to sample a few of its premium cold brew coffee flavours – boasting its breakthrough in coffee brewing technology (the ‘Maxtract’ process) which gives ‘Kofi Kraze2’ its smoothness, aroma and intensity.

I must admit it wasn’t at all disappointing – particularly the international favourite ‘BlackCoffee’ and the local twist ‘Kokonut Burst’. Its black coffee certainly has a kick to it but held nothing back in its smooth taste and aroma. In addition, I like to take my coffee cold too – as it is relatively less acidic and richer in antioxidants, and is the case of its tropical ‘Kokonut Burst’; essentially coffee with natural coconut in the mix. The smooth coconut taste – more like silk against your skin, compliments the Arabica coffee. A reasonable price for a cup of coffee and gourmet sandwiches that come in 3 different servings to further fill your hunger pangs.

Speaking to Chong Lee Kian (Director) at the ‘Kofi Kraze2’ outlet.

CONCLUSION

In short, If you crave coffee with a local taste, eco friendly and healthier, then ‘Kofi Kraze2‘ should come to mind at KLIA2.

Address

L3-23, Level 3, Gateway@klia2
Terminal klia2
KL International airport
Jalan klia2/1
64000 KLIA
Sepang
Malaysia

Opening Hours

8:00AM – 10:00PM

Contact Number

03-5166 4862

Website

http://www.kofikraze2.com.my

#kofikraze

Southeast Asia’s First Mind Blasting Museum

MY FIRST IMPRESSION

With over 10,000 visitors a day in Croatia’s branch, I can understand why its popularity expanded to 15 cities across the globe within 4 years – including Kuala Lumpur as its flagship museum in Asia. However, as I stared at its clean-cut-modern exterior (looking in), with its white and light blue colour combination, sure let’s off an intimidating yet exclusive first impression.

ASIAN MENTAL PARADOX

For the majority of those unaccustomed to clean-cut-modern designs – this may serve as a challange; pushing its local visitors away through no fault of their own. In Kuala Lumpur particularly, the concept of modern-culture entails a hefty price tag and lavish spoils. However, this isn’t the case for the Museum of Illusions. Its strategic location within the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s golden triangle and tucked safely and comfortably within a hotel, makes for a very appealing yet safe environment for both family, group or personal visitations.

THE MUSEUM’S APPEAL

Affordable rates that definitely can take-up your day is an immediate pull for me. Surprisingly – according to its staff, most parents would bravely leave their children to play within the safety of the museum while they indulge in the Malaysia’s shopping capital. Another surprising pull are its museum fees – priced reasonably, are NOT PAY PER ENTRY, ITS PAY PER DAY which means so long as you are still fashioning the museum’s wristband, you are allowed to venture outside and come back in as long as it is within its operating hours and day of purchase.

UP FOR A CHALLENGE?

The moment you enter the museum, you will immediately be drawn to the 70 different exhibits that are a combination of science, mathematics, biology, and psychology. No other museums are similar in exhibit but share the idea of combining educatiin and entertainment as a form of attraction. Before I knew it, it was passed half an hour just focusing all my attention on a single exhibit – which I couldn’t even solve. To make matters worse, its difficulty level was average and was pleasently teased by its friendly and helpful staff. Eventually, after a few persuasive gestures for some help, the staff accomodated us with the solution to one exhibit (once). Unfortunately, I was too slow to comprehend the solution due to my mental breakdown.

THE FACTS

TICKET PRICES
Walk-in Adult = RM35 (MyKad) / RM45

Walk-in Children (5 – 15 years) = RM25 (MyKad) / RM35

Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) = RM90 (MyKad) / RM120

Student = RM30 (MyKad) / RM40

OPERATION TIME
EVERYDAY (INCLUDING PUBLIC HOLIDAYS) : 10am – 10pm

LOCATION
1st Floor, Ansa Kuala Lumpur Hotel,
101, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia

CONTACT NUMBER
Email: info@museumofillusions.my
Office: +603-2110 2654
Web: http://www.museumofillusions.my

#museumofillusionskl

CONCLUSION

Here’s the magic, if you absolutely enjoy or even thrive for some mental tease or are game to completely torture your brain to a point of total meltdown then this museum is made for you. The feeling you get after solving even a single puzzle is beyond words and addictive.