04 May - 05 May 2012 Kuala Lumpur

KLIA-LCCT Airport Sepang
Small and overpriced double room for a stiff MYR 103.80 or US$ 34.20 per night (booked over the internet, long ago); bad value, but this is the only budget hotel near the airport’s low-cost carriers terminal (LCCT).
Beer: 320-ml cans of non-halal, smooth Anchor Strong Beer (8.8 % alc./vol.) for MYR 7.40 or US$ 2.45 per regular can from the 7-Eleven convenience store in front of the Tune Hotel.

Click below for an interactive road map of this Tune Hotel at KLIA-LCCT and for directions:

Using the convenient facilities in the immediate vicinity of the Tune Hotel (e.g. the airport’s friendly staff canteen Food Garden with its delicious and cheap but over-cooked and fattening Malay food and with free access to wifi for three hours within 24 hours) and planning our upcoming first tour to Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan aka Republic of China aka Formosa (from the Portuguese Ilha Formosa for "beautiful island"), one of the most densely populated places in the world, home to more than 23 million industrious people and an undisclosed number of 7-Elevens and Taiwanese FamilyMarts.
"Even if I were knocked down by a gunshot it wouldn't affect our democracy and I wasn't knocked down and I have great confidence in our democracy and in Taiwan and in the people of Taiwan."

Flying uneventfully with Air Asia X (“Now Everyone Can Fly Xtra Long”) in a clean Airbus A 330-300 from Kuala Lumpur’s KLIA-LCCT Sepang to Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport, formerly Chiang Kai-Shek International Airport, for US$ 147.90 per person, one way, all inclusive, without changing our watches from Malaysia Standard Time (GMT/UTC + 8:00 hours) to Taiwan’s National Standard Time (GMT/UTC + 8:00 hours), being issued with a 90-day-visit permit to the Republic of China on arrival (visa exemption without any red tape), free of charge, and taking thereafter an efficient Kuo Guang bus +886800010138 (25 km, ¾ hours, TWD 230.- per person, return) straight into the city centre of Taipei and to our old friend John’s comfy and cheap Happy Family Hostel with the best hostel atmosphere in downtown Taipei: “Ni hao!”

Click below for more blog posts about our short stopovers in Kuala Lumpur
04 Jan - 06 Jan 2012 Kuala Lumpur

Click below for a summary of this year's travels

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