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Sepang, Malaysia

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My last stop before returning was in Kuala Lumpur, partly because it was the cheapest way to get back but also because the Formula 1 Grand Prix was in town. I caught a late flight from Manila and ended up staying in a capsule container hotel at the Kuala Lumpur airport terminal. These capsule hotels are popular in Japan and Korea but I've never stayed in one and it was just ideal. After walking off the plane and through customs I walked around the corner and straight into the hotel - without even going outside. The capsules are setup using small shipping containers stacked upon each other on two to three and four levels meaning you climb a ladder to reach your cubicle and slide on in. There's not enough room to stand up but you have a shelf, a light and a power point, so it's comfortable. Plus you keep your luggage in a locker, it's all you really need. After pulling down the blind (no door) I quickly fell asleep.

After an early rise the next morning, I grabbed some food from the supermarket in the airport, jumped on the shuttle bus and went to the Sepang racing circuit - which was only about 15 minutes away. I'd seen the Formula 1 cars in action Albert Park in Melbourne quite a few times however it was great to see them on this purpose built circuit with a huge grandstand. I was even lucky enough to be able to join the pit lane walk meaning I could see the cars and mechanics up close. A 15 or 20 minute ride back and I was in the airport collecting my backpack in jumping on a plane back to Melbourne.

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Posted by TheNomadWay.com 16:00 Archived in Malaysia

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