Having travelled extensively through most of India, I had been yearning for an international trip for a while. What kept me from finalising a trip was the fact that airline tickets to international destinations are extremely expensive. This would leave me with a meagre amount to spend on travelling within the country. The last thing I wanted to do was to travel thousands of miles and yet only explore the country superficially.
When I heard that Malaysia Airlines, known for its impeccable service was also budget-friendly, I knew where I had to go. I logged into their website, their online booking service was so smooth and user friendly that I had booked my tickets before I could contemplate more. I was ready with packed bags and bookings, all set to begin my voyage to the unexplored East Malaysia! Dotted with rainforests, protected islands and wildlife, I was excited to explore the country’s hidden gems.
It felt like my vacation had begun as soon as I entered the air plane. I rarely ever enjoy flights on account of cramped spaces, terrible food and unpleasant service. However, my experience in Malaysia Airlines was extraordinary. There was no delay in arrival or departure, the crew on board was caring and pleasant, the food was delicious, and the entertainment system kept me busy throughout the flight. Even though I was in economy class, my journey was no short of a luxurious one.
Luckily, I had booked the window seat before hand. Unlike most other airlines, I could book it at a nominal charge! The view as we approached Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak was nothing short of spectacular. I could see the endless blue ocean marked with islands. Here’s the itinerary I followed to explore off-beat Malaysia.