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MAHB: KLIA to have planespotter deck for enthusiasts


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#1 Sharil Abdul Rahman

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 01:35 PM

http://www.frontdesk...r-enthusiasts/

 

Finally, after so many years.

 

Just hope this will not be a 'build-it and forget-it' kind of deal.

 

I reckon it will be at that open space next to the 32L approach.



#2 Mushrif A

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 06:24 PM

.... years after shutting down that hilly place adjacent to 32R threshold...???

And how about addressing the elephant in the room? That rickety train connecting the two buildings ...

#3 BC Tam

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 06:35 PM

Made the Star online headline news :)

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https://www.thestar....or-enthusiasts/

 

 

But .....

 

He said Anjung Spotter will also be promoted as a must-visit for those arriving at KLIA

 

Not going to happen, I dare say  :D


Edited by BC Tam, 09 March 2019 - 06:38 PM.


#4 Mohd Azizul Ramli

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 06:36 PM

Is it going to be a raised platform? With shade? Multiple story? (so that those who need shade can be downstair and the kakis can be upstair) Located in a set up ala mini highway R&R for families? I just hope it is designed with plane spotters in mind technically, and not ended up being a bus stop or a "pondok durian" kinda structure.



#5 Radzi

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 07:28 PM

Is it going to be a raised platform? With shade? Multiple story? (so that those who need shade can be downstair and the kakis can be upstair) Located in a set up ala mini highway R&R for families? I just hope it is designed with plane spotters in mind technically, and not ended up being a bus stop or a "pondok durian" kinda structure.

The structure will need spotters input to be successful. 



#6 David.W

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 07:36 PM

Is this a joke???

Hello there are more pressing issues to deal with!

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#7 Mohd Suhaimi Fariz

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 08:09 PM

Is this a joke???

Hello there are more pressing issues to deal with!

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As if the issues can't be dealt with simultaneously.

 

Come on, the platform takes only ONE month to build. Do you really think that this is going to stop them from dealing with the other issues?



#8 Kee Hooi Yen

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 08:16 PM

So will the spotters need to go thru a big shopping area before reaching the viewing platform (with KLIA2 design in mind) ?  :D



#9 Sharil Abdul Rahman

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 08:31 PM

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Is this the official rendering or a proposed design?

 

I do wonder where will this be. And will they create a parking area for people to park their cars?

Being elevated is great (no more ladders!). I agree with Azizul - there should be a functional ground floor. Even if it is just a place with tables and vending machines.

 

Unless MWings wants to open a mobile store selling drinks...



#10 flee

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 08:41 PM

My thoughts:

Nice of MAHB to recognise that there are plane spotters in this country and visiting spotters from overseas. Much better than CAG who try their best to keep spotters out and frustrate their efforts to spot air side.

If the rendering is official, it shows a low cost and functional design - they should make sure that there is an area for parking and perhaps some space for food and vending trucks.

Is it too much to ask for toilets?

If MAHB wishes to attract foreign spotters, a shuttle bus service would be necessary.

Finally, it would be good if MAHB has a list of dos and don'ts printed on a big signboard!

Good examples to study are those observation decks at Perth and Sydney airports. Japanese airports are so spotter friendly and that is what MAHB should try to emulate in the long term and in future terminal designs.

#11 BC Tam

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 08:45 PM

So will the spotters need to go thru a big shopping area before reaching the viewing platform (with KLIA2 design in mind) ?  :D

Maybe you 'Are-Kee-Teks" can help reconfigure entrance/access to the viewing platform ? I see sufficient space below said platform to accommodate durian, nasi lemak, roti canai, char kuey teow, ais kacang/cendol etc pedlars - so why not route visitors through them along the way :D



#12 Kee Hooi Yen

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 08:52 PM

Maybe you 'Are-Kee-Teks" can help reconfigure entrance/access to the viewing platform ? I see sufficient space below said platform to accommodate durian, nasi lemak, roti canai, char kuey teow, ais kacang/cendol etc pedlars - so why not route visitors through them along the way :D

 Perhaps an open air style 'shopping area' or 'pasar malam' something like that, a must-do for foreign visitors to KLIA   :D



#13 BC Tam

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 08:59 PM

 Perhaps an open air style 'shopping area' or 'pasar malam' something like that, a must-do for foreign visitors to KLIA   :D

I wish to retract my "Not going to happen" remark above vis-à-vis  "be promoted as a must-visit for those arriving at KLIA" quote  :)



#14 David.W

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 12:39 AM

coffee shop for spotters? Maybe Air Asia can set up a drive through Santan airline fast food restaurant there



#15 Mohd Yohan

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 02:32 PM

I wonder in the map, where is the exact location .

would it be 14L/32R, 14R/32L or 15/33  :rolleyes: 



#16 Li Ren

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 04:40 PM

coffee shop for spotters? Maybe Air Asia can set up a drive through Santan airline fast food restaurant there

 

Good idea. :drinks:  



#17 flee

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 04:41 PM

It should be on 32L touchdown zone, opposite the MAS hanger 5-6.

I wonder in the map, where is the exact location .
would it be 14L/32R, 14R/32L or 15/33  :rolleyes: 



#18 David.W

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 04:51 PM

 

Good idea. :drinks:  

kan? I was thinking of something like the In & Out burger at LAX that is famous for spotters



#19 Waiping

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 06:20 PM

I'd prefer Family Mart to AK. The best soft ice-cream EVER!

#20 Robert

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 12:10 AM

Their Facebook page has an update with a few photos of the construction

 

I think it will be located about here: https://www.openstre...71986/101.70968






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