Faces of
Malaysia
Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Subang Airport

subang-skypark-airport-kuala-lumpur.jpg, The Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is KL's secondary airport housing airlines such as Malindo Air and Firefly.
The Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is KL's secondary airport housing airlines such as Malindo Air and Firefly.

 Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport or Subang Skypark or just "Subang Airport" as it is commonly known was Kuala Lumpur main airport until 1998 when KLIA was opened. The airport is located located within urban territory of Greater Kuala Lumpur and hence closer to the city centre than Kuala Lumpur.

Getting There
As of May 2018, Subang Airport can easily be reach on public transport with the opening of the KTM (commuter train) connection from KL Sentral.
KTM Line: KL Sentral - Terminal Skypark
travel time: 28min
from KL Sentral: 5.30am - 9.25pm
from Subang Skypark: 7.50am - 11.20pm

 

SkyPark
In recent years the airport had been extended with new facilities and terminals under the name "SkyPark" which turned the airport into an airport / shopping mall.
SkyPark website
SkyPark facebook page

map and location of Subang Airport



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