Lounge Review: Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge Domestic Terminal KUL

Malaysia Airlines has a great domestic terminal lounge near gate A2. It’s pretty great as far as domestic lounges go.

Entrance to the domestic terminal lounge

Entrance to the domestic terminal lounge

The lounge has lots of seating, and there are lots of windows, so plenty of natural light. They also have a phone charging station, which can be useful.

Seating

Seating

More seating

More seating

View of the lounge

View of the lounge

End area of the lounge

End area of the lounge

View of the apron

View of the apron

Phone charging station

Phone charging station

The food selection is pretty extensive for a domestic lounge. There’s a noodle bar, a couple of hot food options, some salads, desserts, and fruit. The noodle bar had kway teow noodles and mee rebus that day. I got some mee rebus with just tofu and vegetables instead of chicken and fish cake, and it was better than the wanton noodles I had eaten in the first class lounge. The mee rebus just had lots of flavor, lots of complexity, and just tasted more distinctly of Malaysia.

I also overindulged in desserts in this lounge. I’m a sucker for Asian desserts, and the green dessert thing was delicious (I think it was congealed sticky rice with pandan flavored stuff on top). The papaya was also pretty tasty–for some reason, I find papaya in the US to taste rotten, but I really enjoy eating it in Asia.

Food

Food

Hot food

Hot food

More hot food

More hot food

More hot food

More hot food

Noodle bar

Noodle bar

Delicious desserts

Sandwiches and delicious desserts

This lounge also has a pay spa and showers in the lounge. The showers are pretty small, and you need to request amenities and towels.

Pay lounge area

Pay lounge area

Shower

Shower

Overall, I was very impressed by this lounge. It would qualify as a pretty decent international business class lounge, but the fact that it serves domestic passengers means it’s pretty awesome in comparison to its peers. It’s perhaps similar to Qantas domestic lounges. My only small issues were the lack of electrical outlets and that I had a hard time connecting to the wifi on my phone, but it’s a nice lounge with good food options.

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