Thursday, January 9, 2014

Sleeping at the airport - Senai Airport, Johor, Malaysia

I travelled to kota Kinabalu sometime back around August 2013. Due to the timing for the flight from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu is around 4pm and only reach KK around 7-8pm, I decided to bought a promotion ticket flying from senai airport to kota Kinabalu. 
Still deciding where should I stayed overnight a night before my flight, I dropped an email to the senai airport and asking about sleeping in the airport, thanks they replied my email real fast. Just for your information, senai airport is not a 24 hrs airport, hence when it's late in night they will close the airport.
I went to the airport after work on a day before, took the free shuttle bus (Sky Bus) from JB checkpoint(you will be able to spot the sign as photo below to show you the way to Bay24). Kind of scary due to I was taking the last few buses to the airport. I was alone, single female traveller with a big backpack. After reach the airport, I walked around, had my dinner at the KFC and bought myself some snacks as well. After that I just sit there and wait. Thanks to my friend who kept me company until around 12 plus am, they off the main hall lighting. That's the time I put on my jacket and lie down on my backpack on a bench and tried to catch some sleep. Don't worry, there are many many travelers also sleep there on the bench. Just, I am the only female there.
Overall, I find it quite comfortable sleeping on the bench. It's not stuffy and not cold as well. Just nice for me. The only thing was there were still people walking in and out, except the security guide, there were also people came in early for morning check in. I slept around 1 am and woke up around 5am. (Well, I slept like a dead pig during my way to KK, haha)
If you don't have a place to stay before your early flight, you may try this. But for female traveller, it always good to have someone accompany you.

Banner after Johor custom clearance to show you where to take the shuttle bus, if you take air Asia, you can get the shuttle bus ride free.
Banner after Johor custom clearance to show you where to take the shuttle bus, if you take air Asia, you can get the shuttle bus ride free.

Senai airport shuttle bus counter
Senai airport shuttle bus counter

This is one of the example bench I slept on. But this photo taken after I checked in.
This is one of the example bench I slept on. But this photo taken after I checked in.

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If you have lots of stuff, you may want to put in the locker so that easier for you to move around.

http://www.drlocker.com
Wow the locker is not cheap

sun rise at senai airport
Yeah, early morning flight and welcome by the nice sun rise.

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