Kaohsuing Airport, Taiwan, April 2016. Leaving Taiwan and hopefully ending up in Bangkok tomorrow, with a night stop in Kuala Lumpur. Kaohsuing has a smart, modern little airport and its especially pleasing to find a Family Mart tucked away on the ground floor. Yes, a budget travellers paradise is the Family Mart, especially if one is about to endure a 4 1/2 hour flight with Air Asia. Formalities are quick and painless, even the immigration officer gives a polite smile. So, after filling up on coffee and a garlic cheese bread roll time to board the plane for our 4 1/2 flight to Kuala Lumpur. Its the South China Sea pretty much the entire journey so sight seeing from 36,000 feet consists of spotting the odd ship and maybe a small tropical Island, otherwise its a good time to take a nap!
Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, April 2016. I’m often in transit when in Kuala Lumpur so to decrease my workload I’ll simply re-blog the text from a transit stop earlier in the month.
“When I’m in transit I’ll stay at either Tune hotel downtown or bunk down in Brickfields, also known as Little India, but it’s nothing like Mumbai or Delhi. Another option is the Tune hotel at the airport but its going to blow that backpacker budget all the way back to England!
There’s a bus about every 20 minutes from the airport to downtown Kuala Lumpur leaving from the bus station on the bottom level – just follow the transport signs. At the bus station there is a row of ticketing booths – 11 Malaysian Ringgit to KL Sentral, the city’s prime public transport hub and shopping mall. The bus’s are comfortable, modern and fast taking just 1 hour to downtown”.
Brickfields is lively, exciting and colourful and makes an ideal stopover when jetting around Southeast Asia. Good hotels and excellent cheap food in abundance, all easy to find. Malaysia of course is renowned world over for its diverse foods and cultures. Personally, when I’m here in Brickfields I like to feast on some rather tasty Indian cuisine.
A quick rundown on the cost of a Brickfields stopover: Bus from Airport £1.93, large curry meal from Jaya 88p, Single room Pods Backpackers £11.45, bus back to airport £1.93. Oh, I forgot to add tea, 28p for Tessi Kassong from Jaya.
here’s a few shots from my latest stopover in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.