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Anjung Spotter opens to aviation enthusiasts

Anjung Spotter

Shaira Idris
Written by Shaira Idris

SEPANG – June 18, 2019: Plane-spotters will now have a new hangout where they can observe aircrafts taking off and landing at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) yesterday opened Anjung Spotter, the country’s first outdoor plane observation deck.

Located at Jalan Pekeliling next to Runaway 32 Left (32L), Anjung Spotter is free to the public.

It is constructed within the 10km x 10km perimeters of KLIA to create a “joyful experience” for Malaysians and international visitors who can capture panoramic views of planes flying past them.

The two-tier deck is equipped with 17 seats and allows for a capacity of up to 40 people at a time.

MAHB’s group chief executive officer Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin said the idea for Malaysia to have its own plane observation deck was inspired by those at foreign airports — namely Perth Airport in Australia, Frankfurt Airport in Germany and Raleigh-Durham International Airport in the United States.

He hopes that Anjung Spotter will help transform KLIA and its surrounding areas into a more attractive destination, particularly for aviation junkies.

“Plane-spotting is a way of enjoying aviation by means of photography, writing down the number of an aircraft, identifying the model of an aircraft in motion or simply enjoying the sights of planes ascending and descending,” said Raja Azmi during the launch event of Anjung Spotter.

Also present at the event were MAHB chairman Tan Sri Datuk Zainun Ali, AirAsia group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Royal Malaysian Air Force Commander Air Region 1 Major General Datuk Zahani Zainal Abidin and MAHB chief operating officer Datuk Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh.

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Shaira Idris

Shaira Idris

Shaira is a 20-something accidental journalist who's currently still adapting to the world of journalism and learning the ropes of her job.