KLIA Golden Lounge Domestic review

gc klia domestic

I took a Business Class flight on my plane back to Kuching from KL
and managed to enjoy the fine facilities the KLIA Domestic Golden
Lounge has to offer. There are two Golden Lounges at KLIA – the more
discerning International one and the Domestic one.

gc klia ticket

The Domestic Golden Lounge is meant for domestic flights like
KL->KCH and access is validated through the boarding pass at the
main reception area of the Golden Lounge which is manned by a MAS
airlines staff.

gc klia lounge

The interior of the Domestic Golden Lounge is full of boring
business types (myself excluded ;)) reading the papers and other
journals that this Golden Club class lounge provides. There is also a
TV tuned into CNN.

gc klia food area

The best thing about the KLIA Golden Lounge (and other Golden
Lounges) is the food. Everything is free inside the Golden Lounge from
the OJ that you drink to the TP that you wipe your ass with. Perhaps
that’s not quite subtle imagery, but you get what I mean.

gc klia bread

There are endless supplies (the staff refills them) of sandwiches, baguettes and pastries of any denomination you can think of.

gc klia buffet

There are toasters and bread with deli cuts for denominations you
can’t think about. There is also a small buffet area of cooked food
down the end of the photo.

gc klia drinks

The drinks are free as well and there is orange juice, milk and a selection of canned beverages.

gc klia plate

I helped myself to the free food…

gc klia food

…and went for seconds.

gc klia flight menu

I ate again on the plane and I like it how they trust you with
proper porcelain and cutlery at 35,000 feet when you’re riding Business
Class/Golden Club Class.

gc klia flight menu open

I think I rather approve. ;)

Camel Turkish Royal

camel turkish royal

Camel Turkish Royal is a premium brand of cigarettes available in the US which was been kindly furnished to me for a review.

camel turkish royal cnote

The back of the flip-top box contains the familiar Camel C-Note for
1 dollar cash which is redeemable for Camel products in the US.

camel turkish royal smoke

Camel Turkish Royal opens up to reveal fine lattice work on the filter
and the words “Turkish Royal” imprinted down the length of the
cigarette.

camel turkish royal cigarette

Camel Turkish Royal is a nice and smooth smoke, with a satisfying aftertaste.

camel turkish royal detail

The most interesting aspect of this cigarette is the attention to detail on the Camel Turkish Royal cigarettes.

The Coffee Bean Hazelnut Ice Blended and Latte

cbtl hazelnut

The Coffee Bean just came out with a new promotional drink (I should
know, I’ve been going there every day for the Wi-Fi) called Hazelnut.

cbtl hazelnut promo

Hazelnut comes in two forms – ice blended and latte, the classic hot and cold beverage options.

cbtl hazelnut ice blended

This is what the ice blended hazelnut (RM 12) looks like.

cbtl hazelnut latte

This is the hazelnut latte (RM 11).

It is basically coffee with hazelnut overtones. It’s nice for a change, coz I just usually go for The Ultimate EXTREME.

Heroin Chic

heroin chic

I have found a girl who’s got the heroin chic (or is it called meth
chic now?) look down pat. Rail thin with the melancholic look that I’m
a sucker for.

heroin chic girl

Like this. I took this photo as she was washing my hair. I wish I
could say that I found her in an alley but she was my hairdresser.

Getting a hair wash and massage is a lot like having sex…when it’s good, it’s great! ;)

Mooncake Making Live Demonstration

live mooncake demonstration

It’s Mid-Autumn Festival again! I chanced upon a live demonstration
of the making of a mooncake at Wisma Saberkas and watched the progress
of a snow skin mooncake from inception to retail.

live mooncake formation

The snow skin mooncake moulds are kneaded from small rotund pieces
of filler before being filled and formed into larger pieces of round
balls.

live mooncake balls

The relatively uniform balls of snow skin mooncake is then powdered
with an unknown but non-psychoactive substance and then transferred to
a mould.

live mooncake mould

The mould is a wooden contraption where the balls of snow skin
mooncake is pushed into, forming the unique auspicious characters on
the top before being knocked out.

live mooncake contraption

It’s a relatively simple process and the molded mooncake is then transferred to receptacles suitable for retail purposes.

live mooncake retail

This is the finished product (Crystalline Twin Flavor) and it costs RM 11.50 per mooncake.

live mooncake bite

The mooncake is a yam snow skin mooncake with a carrot and lotus seed filling, a unique amalgamation of ingredients.

Snack Attack Pak Nasser's Nasi Lemak

jb snack attack

Snack Attack is the Air Asia in flight menu system and it has changed since the last time I reviewed the Snack Attack line [sixthseal.com].

jb snack attack menu

There is a flagship dish called Pak Nasser’s Nasi Lemak
(RM 8) available for consumption and I opted for that on my flight to
JB. Described as “Traditional Malay favorite. Tender chicken rendang
with fragrant coconut milk and pandan rice. Served warm with
accompaniments and Snack Attack’s special sambal sauce.”

jb snack attack food

I was quite excited about this considering the superlative “…word
has it that one of the best nasi lemak to be had is on Air Asia’s
morning flights” on The New Straits Times.

pak nasser nasi lemak

Product may not be illustrative of the photo depicted in the menu.

Genting Highlands Outdoor Theme Park

genting theme park

Genting Highlands Outdoor Theme Park is one of the best theme parks in Malaysia and they have three new adrenaline filled rides that I went on (and Rene didn’t).

theme park tix

We had a deal that I’ll choose three rides and she’ll choose three
and I went for all the thrill rides and she went for all the passive
rides. ;)

Flying Coaster

flying coaster

This is one of the new rides that I chose. You basically strap in
horizontally and the ride goes through a coaster ride that includes
obstacles (!).

flying coaster ride

I filmed the entire procedure ala Final Destination 3 and I’ll put up the video soon.

Pirate’s Train

pirates train

This was Rene’s choice and it’s basically an indoor ride through a simulated pirate alcove.

Sky Shot

sky shot

This is one of the new rides that give you some massive G Force by
shooting you up to the sky and then letting you free fall down before
repeating.

sky shot ride

I love this ride. I have the full video footage too.

Bumper Boats

bumper boat

We also went on the Bumper Boats (Rene’s choice obviously).

bumper boat scene

It was serene but not the adrenaline rush I wanted.

Cyclone Rollercoaster

cyclone

I also went on the Cyclone Rollercoaster which is the first
rollercoaster in Malaysia. I remember being scared shitless on this
ride when I was 10 but it doesn’t even register on the Fear Factor
scale now.

cyclone ride

I guess I just don’t value life anymore.

The Biggest Coca-Cola can in Malaysia

coke can

Take your snapshot with the biggest Coca-Cola can in Malaysia (88 feet or 8 stories high).

coke can us

We mistakenly thought that was it. It wasn’t. ;)

genting end

Genting Highlands Outdoor Theme Park was fun. I wish I had more time there.

Genting Highlands Indoor Arcade

genting funtasy world

Genting Highlands has an indoor arcade and theme park which people throng through during the night when the outdoor theme park is closed.

genting indoor arcade

The indoor arcade is called Funtasy World and has
rides, simulations and games. I went with Rene after a session in the
casino. The credits come in a swipe card instead of coins.

Gunshot

genting gunshot

Gunshot is a game where a digital rifle is fired upon targets at
monitor screens about 5 meters away. The game allows 30 shots for RM 10
and its quite fun to play around with.

genting gunshot me

The rifle is attached to a cord which registers a hit when the bull
eye is hit by the rifle. I played with this game for quite a while.
It’s like a digital shooting range.

Premier K-Box

genting kbox

The K-Box is a self enclosed kiosk that allows you to choose from a
variety of songs for karaoke singing. One song is RM 2 and there is a
touch screen to select from.

Harley-Davidson motorbike simulation

genting harley

I also got on the Harley-Davidson motorcycle simulation though the
streets of LA. You literally have to steer the motorbike using the
actual size of the Harley-Davidson.

Bass Fishing

genting bass fishing

Rene played the more passive bass fishing simulator. There is a cord attached to a real fishing rod that you use to fish with.

Top Skater

genting skate

Top Skater by SEGA Skateboarding is another simulator that we got
on. It’s pretty fun coz the control is via an actual skateboard
attached to the arcade machine.

Namco Trackball

genting trackball

There was also this weird game by Namco where you roll a trackball
like device which I played with Rene. I don’t know what it’s supposed
to do so we just guessed and I won the game. Heh!

Namco Drums

genting drums

One of the more exotic games is the Namco drum arcade game where you
hit the huge drums. The game play is pretty unusual and I like arcade
machines with unusual control schemes.

SEGA Dinosaur King

genting card game

I don’t know how to play this game but I went on it anyway. It’s
some kind of card battle game like Magic: The Gathering except it’s in
Japanese and I couldn’t figure out what to do.

Kart Duel Go-Kart simulator

genting go kart

This is the last game that we played. It’s a Go-Kart simulator with
real Go-Kart controls and I managed to soundly beat Rene (or was it the
other way round?).

Starbucks Coffee merchandise

starbucks genting

Starbucks Coffee has been my main hangout with Rene in Genting Highlands. It has free Wi-Fi so I can update my blog from here.

starbucks city mug display

Starbucks Coffee makes City Mugs (RM 35), a huge ceramic collectable 20 oz mug from 20 different cities in the world.

starbucks city mug

This is the Kuala Lumpur one. I got one as a souvenir and another as a birthday present for Cherie.

starbucks after coffee gum

I noticed that Starbucks makes After Coffee Chewing Gum (RM 9.50) as well. The Starbucks chewing gum comes in peppermint flavor and has the Starbucks logo on it.

starbucks after coffee gum peppermint

Rene got one of those and it tastes great. It’s a great marketing strategy for “coffee breath”.

starbucks trick or treat

This is Trick or Treat (RM 17.50) which is a Halloween menu special.

starbucks trick or treat contents

Rene fed me while I was updating the blog so I can eat and update at the same time.

Thanks Rene!

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