Greetings from the Land Below The Clouds! I’m in KKIA (Kota Kinabalu International Airport) right now, doing a Tom Hanks.
I’m just staying here for the day though unlike the unfortunate protagonist in the movie. Anyway, I’ve been wondering around the airport and discovered an interesting thing. You CAN buy duty free goods despite flying domestic but it’s limited to perfumes only.
There are plenty of duty free stuff to buy over here.
Stuff for me
A variety of ethanol based beverages including the new Absolut Acai Berry. It has replaced the Flavors of the Tropics Travellers Edition as their latest version. I was like a kid in a candy store. I like checking out the higher end single malts that I know I cannot afford. One can drool though. :p
Stuff for the kids
Chocolates galore! It’s much cheaper than what you would get from retail prices. There’s large range to choose from. Actually it’s not just for kids, a lot of adults enjoy chocolates too. Except Aud.
Stuff for people who need therapy
Britney Spears? Geddit? Okay, sounded a bit lame over there. :p
Actually, they have a wide range of perfumes, and I got a CK miniatures collectible perfume.
Stuff for me again!
No prizes for guessing what kind of chocolates I like. Heh!
In addition to duty free, there are a lot of other items you can get like jewelry.
This woman was trying to get me to buy a couple ring. She offered me 70% off the price tag which is a very, very good deal…
…except I don’t have a girlfriend. Heh!
I was quite tempted to get this RM 888 bracelet though…you know, since the proprietor was kind enough to slash off the price and I might need it as a gift to me future girlfriend.
Okay, I’m off to get a massage right now.
Hmm…that doesn’t sound right. Future girlfriend segueing into a massage…
Let me clarify – it’s a foot massage! Foot reflexology so I can…er, learn techniques to get brownie points with the other half.