Walking Through KLIA Jungle Boardwalk

Posted by : foongpc | Friday, November 26, 2010 | Published in


I know some of you are waiting to read about my Bangkok trip, but I just need to blog a little about KLIA first.

You see, most of the time I fly with AirAsia and therefore I usually go to LCCT and not KLIA.

This time I flew with Thai Airways so I had to go to KLIA. If you have read my previous post, you would know that I took the KLIA Ekspres from KL Sentral. It was still early when my friend and I reached KLIA so we went to have our breakfast.

We had the usual coffee and toasted bread with butter and kaya. I did not like the way they made the toasted bread but since we would be having meals on the plane, I did not bother about it too much.

After breakfast, we went to check in our luggage and since there was still a lot of time, we walked around the Main Terminal of the airport.

This is near the place where I took pictures of the numerous plane models which I blogged about in a previous post.

We found out that the Aerotrain service which transport passengers from the Main Terminal building to the Satellite building and back, was closed for maintenance and modification work. It would remain closed until March 15 next year.

During this shutdown period, shuttle buses were provided as alternative. We went up a shuttle bus.

We reached the Satellite building in about 10 minutes which was of course slower than the 4 minutes it would have taken us if we were to use the Aerotrain.

We still had a lot of time in our hands so we walked around the Satellite building.

There were many shops in KLIA. One of them is Harrods.

Stepping into Harrods, I saw this!

Yes, it's me Panda!! Haha!! I checked the price tag. Can't remember the exact price now but it is definitely above RM100 which I thought was too expensive! Oh well....

I spotted this restaurant and couldn't help thinking how easy it was to create a name for a restaurant by simply inserting an extra "O" to the word "NOODLES"!

KLIA is known as an airport in the forest. It was in fact designed with the concept of "an airport in the forest" and "forest in the airport".

I have heard that you can visit the forest in KLIA but I never had the chance to do that. So when my friend introduced me to this KLIA Jungle Boardwalk, I was delighted!

I wonder why they use the word "Boardwalk". Kind of reminds me of the Monopoly board game! Haha!

The entrance to the Jungle Boardwalk was quite unique.

Once we got past that, we found ourselves in the jungle, sort of!

Lush greeneries and tall trees surrounded us. And of course, the jungle would be incomplete without a waterfall.

We took some time to enjoy the waterfall and snap some pictures.

This is the view of the entrance we came in earlier from where I stood near the waterfall.

After walking through the jungle, we reached the exit on the other side and walked out. This is the view of the exit from outside the jungle.

Soon it was time to board the plane.

I took a few more pictures as we walked to the departure hall. Below is the Aerotrain tracks currently closed for maintenance.

Would you rather walk or stand on the moving platform?

Having traveled most of the time with budget airline AirAsia, I was looking forward to fly with Thai Airways!


(62) Comments

  1. lina said...

    Hi Foong! TGIF!!!!

    November 26, 2010 at 8:50 AM
  2. lina said...

    OMG! OMG! OMG! I'm first???!!

    November 26, 2010 at 8:50 AM
  3. lina said...

    All those hours I spent in KLIA, I never even enter the Boardwalk

    November 26, 2010 at 8:51 AM
  4. lina said...

    The "forest" sure looks nice. I have to go and check out it out one day!

    November 26, 2010 at 8:52 AM
  5. Tekkaus said...

    Ouh...so this time you are not that patriotic and took Thai Airways lar. :p

    November 26, 2010 at 9:23 AM
  6. Tekkaus said...

    Why? What's wrong with the toasted bread? Too crunchy for you? Their coffee looks creamy. :D

    November 26, 2010 at 9:24 AM
  7. Tekkaus said...

    Aiyoh...just slower by 4 minutes also want to complain? :p

    November 26, 2010 at 9:29 AM
  8. Tekkaus said...

    What? That lousy, sad-looking panda cost around RM100? What a joke! LOL :D

    November 26, 2010 at 9:29 AM
  9. Tekkaus said...

    Hahaha :D I can come up with an identical restaurant and with an equally identical name-->Noooodles! :/

    November 26, 2010 at 9:30 AM
  10. Tekkaus said...

    Wow...glad to know that KLIA is trying to make all of you guys as green as possible. :D

    November 26, 2010 at 9:31 AM
  11. Tekkaus said...

    I must say...this has gotta be one of the main attraction there huh! :D With lust with all those greeneries. Hoe about the air? Very fresh? Is there any koi?

    November 26, 2010 at 9:31 AM
  12. Tekkaus said...

    I don't mind walking on the moving platform since I have never chanced upon one before. :p

    November 26, 2010 at 9:32 AM
  13. Unknown said...

    nice eh...I like the jungle boardwalk! Interesting!

    November 26, 2010 at 9:37 AM
  14. Caroline said...

    morning panda! :D aiya!! mmg waiting for ur bangkok trip post!!

    November 26, 2010 at 9:43 AM
  15. Caroline said...

    did u buy dat panda actually?? haha expensive? i think normal price for plushies! :p

    November 26, 2010 at 9:44 AM
  16. Caroline said...

    haha the nooodles only selling noodles?? wat a name. eih? forest in the airport? no wonder got jungle boardwalk! nice!

    November 26, 2010 at 9:45 AM
  17. Caroline said...

    so next post will be u inside the plane n almost get drunk right?? :p

    November 26, 2010 at 9:46 AM
  18. Reanaclaire said...

    hey..i dint know there is such a nice jungle place to enjoy the greenery.. normally just visit the shops.. window visiting only!

    November 26, 2010 at 9:51 AM
  19. Anonymous

    What a horrible way to start off the trip with a broken aerotrain. You were lucky they supplied a shuttle the walk can be quit long.

    November 26, 2010 at 9:55 AM
  20. khengsiong said...

    Firefly will fly from KLIA to East Malaysia soon. Hopefully this will help to revitalize the airport.

    November 26, 2010 at 12:09 PM
  21. Merryn said...

    Panda exposed in KLIA!!!!!!!!!!! LoL!

    I read there is a Panda Hotel in HK! NOW, go google that! :D

    November 26, 2010 at 4:10 PM
  22. wenn said...

    the jungle is just a nice brief one..I like to walk on the moving platform.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:32 PM
  23. இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

    There is old saying that we must not shop in airports (except duty free) and hotels..~;)

    November 26, 2010 at 7:38 PM
  24. Anonymous

    I passed the forest in the airport but didn't bother to check it out. I had to get breakfast before heading for my flight.

    November 26, 2010 at 9:18 PM
  25. [SK] said...

    ooh, this is nice!!! i think this jungle broadwalk must be new.. i've not seen that before..

    November 26, 2010 at 10:46 PM
  26. [SK] said...

    i remember we can only see the "jungle" from inside the departure hall, but didn't know we can walk in now..

    November 26, 2010 at 10:47 PM
  27. [SK] said...

    i'm flying to Hanoi next week with MH, hmmm, i think i'll go in and have a look if i've got the time..

    November 26, 2010 at 10:48 PM
  28. [SK] said...

    i always like this kind of jungle/forest/garden in a building, feel so lively and so refresh..

    November 26, 2010 at 10:49 PM
  29. [SK] said...

    so you didn't buy that Harrod's Panda?? haha.. well more than RM100 is not worth it lah, afterall not that nice also~~

    November 26, 2010 at 10:50 PM
  30. Kelvin said...

    Wow, its a beautiful place!

    November 26, 2010 at 11:16 PM
  31. DC said...

    (Picture number 6) Is that the stewardess?


    November 27, 2010 at 11:15 AM
  32. DC said...

    I must say I enjoy you photos more and more!

    November 27, 2010 at 11:15 AM
  33. LifeRamblings said...

    i haven't been to the Jungle boardwalk. it must be a fascinating spot to explore. will check it out someday.

    November 27, 2010 at 11:24 AM
  34. LifeRamblings said...

    i choose to walk if there are way too many people standing on the moving platform.

    November 27, 2010 at 11:28 AM
  35. Allison said...

    I've been to klia a few times but never saw the jungle boardwalk. Nd to explore more. Lol. :)

    November 27, 2010 at 12:44 PM
  36. Shingo T said...

    I'm a Malaysian but I have never been to KLIA. *blush*

    It looks so clean and so world-class. The boardwalk is refreshing for those who are on transit and looking for some greenery.

    November 27, 2010 at 8:16 PM
  37. Mariuca said...

    Hello! :D

    November 27, 2010 at 8:28 PM
  38. Mariuca said...

    I saw the jungle boardwalk too but of course didn't have time to explore, thanks for sharing the pics!

    November 27, 2010 at 8:29 PM
  39. Mariuca said...

    So cute the Panda bear but yeah >RM100 not worth it!

    November 27, 2010 at 8:29 PM
  40. Monica said...

    wow nice.. but i haven't been to the Jungle boardwalk :D

    November 27, 2010 at 8:48 PM
  41. Monica said...

    so expensive huh the Panda! haha...

    November 27, 2010 at 8:50 PM
  42. poorprince said...

    the place was so great i love it

    November 27, 2010 at 10:54 PM
  43. poorprince said...

    love that water falls and those greens all over the place

    November 27, 2010 at 10:55 PM
  44. poorprince said...

    its been a while since the last time i visited blogs its just that i've been sick this past few days
    happy to be back in action again
    have a great day

    November 27, 2010 at 10:56 PM
  45. bluedreamer27 said...

    waaaaaah coffee.... my guilty pleasure

    November 27, 2010 at 11:27 PM
  46. bluedreamer27 said...

    so that is a man-made water falls???
    it looks real...

    November 27, 2010 at 11:28 PM
  47. bluedreamer27 said...

    oh how cute... it must be your doppelganger hehehe...

    November 27, 2010 at 11:29 PM
  48. bluedreamer27 said...

    really... an airpot in the forest.. very interesting... and it is noce to know that they still reserve the environment despite of the major construction done to build this airport right?

    November 27, 2010 at 11:30 PM
  49. day-dreamer said...

    Can't believe that there's actually such a place in KLIA.

    November 28, 2010 at 8:31 PM
  50. iamthewitch said...

    I thought it was very inconvenient that the Aerotrain is out of service! Don't you think? Luckily my previous trip to Xiamen, the return flight captain was so smart to touch down at the main terminal instead of the original satellite building! Which meant we did not have to take the bus! hehe

    November 28, 2010 at 9:24 PM
  51. Ken Wooi said...

    been to klia many times.. but never went to the jungle walk.. haha :)

    November 29, 2010 at 12:26 AM
  52. doc said...

    guess there will be a long queue at peak flight times. didn't know there was a "jungle" out there.

    November 29, 2010 at 11:28 AM
  53. eiling lim said...

    wah you're writing a review on KLIA?!! i know my way around even with eyes closed. been there too often! haha

    November 30, 2010 at 9:12 AM
  54. Web Designer Thailand said...

    It is a lovely place. The phrase that best explain the place is "Heaven on Earth". Coming to the food, I love this type of crispy biscuits and with tea or coffee.

    November 30, 2010 at 7:02 PM
  55. foongpc said...

    lina, congrats you are FC! Yes, you gotta check out the Jungle Boardwalk next time you go KLIA! : )

    December 8, 2010 at 11:10 PM
  56. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, well it's all paid for so patriotic or not, I have to board Thai Airways! Haha!

    The toasted bread did not taste nice. The coffee was OK however.

    Yes, the panda costs over RM100, it's from Harrods so surely expensive and definitely not worth buying in my opinion. Haha!

    LOL to Noooodles!! : D

    No, there is no koi in the Jungle Boardwalk : )

    December 8, 2010 at 11:13 PM
  57. foongpc said...

    angelinebk, have you been at the Jungle Boardwalk before?

    December 8, 2010 at 11:14 PM
  58. foongpc said...

    caroline ng, normal price for plushies? Not really what, Angry Birds plushies only about RM50!

    December 8, 2010 at 11:15 PM
  59. foongpc said...

    reanaclaire, then you should visit the Jungle Boardwalk! : )

    December 8, 2010 at 11:16 PM
  60. foongpc said...

    flutietootie, well it was not that bad actually : )

    December 8, 2010 at 11:17 PM
  61. foongpc said...

    khengsiong, I think it defeats the purpose for Firefly to fly from KLIA!

    December 8, 2010 at 11:17 PM
  62. foongpc said...

    merryn, really? There's a Panda Hotel in HK? OK let me google that! : )

    December 8, 2010 at 11:18 PM