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With my 2nd layover in Kuala Lumpur complete, I was now off to Hong Kong on Malaysia Airlines on a business class award ticket. I was on autopilot on my way through the Kuala Lumpur airport, so I nearly headed to the remote terminal before realizing my flight was departing from the regional gates. This was nice, as it let me check out a different Malaysia Airlines lounge, the Golden Regional Lounge, which is located near the B gates.
The Malaysia Airlines Golden Regional Lounge has recently been refurbished. It’s a big enough space that there is plenty of room for all of the passengers visiting, at least when I visited, but not so big that it felt cavernous, unlike Malaysia Airlines’ main lounge at KUL.
The Golden Regional Lounge does have similar food to the other lounge, which is understandable. There is a noodle & soup bar.
A selection of cold & hot snacks, plus desserts was available. There was also a cheese selection, which I did not see at the main lounge.
As I expected, the bar was lacking in selection, with the drinks hidden behind a counter.
On a related note, there were prayer rooms available, separated by gender. There was also a kids area, plus a business center. As with the satellite lounge, there was a spa room.
Near the entrance, there is a water feature that is either relaxing or bathroom-inducing, depending on your current state.
Speaking of, the bathrooms in the regional lounge were nicer than the ones in the satellite lounge. There were also showers available.
The Golden Regional Lounge has plenty of quiet seating options.
I found myself a quiet corner with an awesome view of the tarmac, gates, satellite terminal, and abandoned 747, and sat there for a couple of hours while I waited for my flight. By the time I left at 6:30pm, the lounge was almost empty.
As in the other lounge, the power outlets are hidden under metal plates. The WiFi was good, which let me back up all of the photos I had taken during my layover in Kuala Lumpur.
I had expected that the Golden Regional Lounge would be much worse than the flagship Malaysia Airlines’ satellite lounge, but while it’s not as spacious, it’s of similar quality. The staff were friendly, and the lounge was kept clean. The food was always filled & looked fresh. As far as business class lounges go, it’s not bad at all.
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A trip around the Pacific Rim – Introduction
OneWorld Business Lounge Los Angeles LAX review
Cathay Pacific Business Class Boeing 777-300ER Los Angeles LAX to Hong Kong HKG review
Cathay Pacific Business Class Airbus A330 Hong Kong HKG to Kuala Lumpur KUL review
Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral review
A layover in Kuala Lumpur – Street markets & Petronas Towers
Cathay Pacific Lounge Kuala Lumpur KUL satellite review
Plaza Premium Lounge Kuala Lumpur KUL review
Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge Kuala Lumpur KUL satellite review
Malaysia Airlines Business Class Airbus A330-300 Kuala Lumpur KUL to Auckland AKL review
Air New Zealand Economy Class Airbus A320 Auckland AKL to Queenstown ZQN review
Queenstown Motel Apartments – Queenstown, New Zealand review
Queenstown, New Zealand – A Lord of the Rings tour
Day trip from Queenstown, New Zealand – Milford Sound
Queenstown, New Zealand – Skyline Queenstown
Craft beer in Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown to Franz Josef, New Zealand by bus
Hiking to Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
Franz Josef to Nelson, New Zealand by bus
Fellworth House – Nelson, New Zealand review
A beer & wine tour through Nelson, New Zealand
The best craft beer in Nelson, New Zealand
Nelson to Wellington, New Zealand by bus and ferry via Picton
A nerdy day at Weta Workshop in Wellington, New Zealand
Exploring the museums & parks of Wellington, New Zealand
The best craft beer in Wellington, New Zealand
Wellington to Auckland, New Zealand by bus
New Year’s Eve in Auckland, New Zealand
A rainy New Year’s Day at the Auckland War Memorial Museum
A rainy day at the Auckland Art Gallery & New Zealand Maritime Museum
The best craft beer in Auckland, New Zealand
Emperor Lounge Auckland AKL review
Malaysia Airlines Business Class Airbus A330-300 Auckland AKL to Kuala Lumpur KUL review
Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur review
A layover in Kuala Lumpur – Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia & Jalan Alor
Malaysia Airlines Golden Regional Lounge Kuala Lumpur KUL review
Malaysia Airlines Business Class Boeing 737-800 Kuala Lumpur KUL to Hong Kong HKG review
A visit to Tim Ho Wan in Hong Kong for dim sum
A rainy day in Hong Kong – Science Museum & Kau Kee noodles
Hong Kong – Victoria Peak & more great food
More dim sum in Hong Kong – Din Tai Fung & Dim Sum Square
A day trip to Macau from Hong Kong
Grand City Hotel Hong Kong review
The best craft beer in Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific The Cabin Business Class Lounge Hong Kong review
Cathay Pacific The Bridge Business Class Lounge Hong Kong review
Cathay Pacific Business Class Airbus A330-300 Hong Kong HKG to Osaka KIX via Taipei review
A layover in Osaka – Ramen, sushi, & exploring the city
JAL Sakura Lounge Osaka KIX review
JAL Business Class Boeing 787 Osaka KIX to Los Angeles LAX review