Flight Review – AirAsia AK407: Padang to Kuala Lumpur by Airbus A320neo

With the early arrival schedule of the Minangkabau Express, I arrived at Minangkabau International Airport slightly more than 2 hours before my AirAsia AK407 flight to Kuala Lumpur. Again, this was a reroute from my initial booking on Indonesia AirAsia QZ141 which got terminated, similar to my onward flight, as such, I had to go … Continue reading Flight Review – AirAsia AK407: Padang to Kuala Lumpur by Airbus A320neo

Lounge Review: Banua Premiere Lounge (Padang Minangkabau International Airport) – Unbelievable Value for an Airport Lounge

As I had about a 2-hour wait for my AirAsia AK407 flight to Kuala Lumpur at Minangkabau International Airport and the entire transit area could have been walked completely in 2 minutes, I headed upstairs just to check out the available lounges for fun. The first lounge right up the escalator was the Minangkabau Lounge, which … Continue reading Lounge Review: Banua Premiere Lounge (Padang Minangkabau International Airport) – Unbelievable Value for an Airport Lounge

KRDE Minangkabau Express: Padang (Simpang Haru) to Minangkabau International Airport (BIM) by Train

After a short 2-night stay in Padang, it was time to head back in the morning of the third day. I had two options to get to the airport - the Minangbakau Express which will get me there more than 2 hours early for my flight, or a Grab to the airport which would be … Continue reading KRDE Minangkabau Express: Padang (Simpang Haru) to Minangkabau International Airport (BIM) by Train

Kayu Tanam Exploration: Disused but Intact Rack-and-Pinion Railway Line in Indonesia

With slightly more than 3 hours to wait for the return train back to Lubuk Alung, it was more than enough time for me to explore a small section of the rack-and-pinion railway which used to take passengers all the way to Sawahlunto just after Kayu Tanam Railway Station. I would have loved to continue … Continue reading Kayu Tanam Exploration: Disused but Intact Rack-and-Pinion Railway Line in Indonesia

Railbus Lembah Anai: Lubuk Alung to Kayu Tanam by Train

The Railbus Lembah Anai is the third railbus service in Indonesia, plying the partially revived line between Lubuk Alung and Kayu Tanam. This service provides a Public Service Obligation (PSO) link to the smaller towns on the way to Bukit Tinggi as far as possible, up till the start of the disused rack-and-pinion railway after Kayu Tanam … Continue reading Railbus Lembah Anai: Lubuk Alung to Kayu Tanam by Train

KRDE Minangkabau Express: Minangkabau International Airport (BIM) to Padang (Simpang Haru) by Train

With the on time arrival of my AirAsia flight from KL , I had a comfortable 1 hour to clear immigration and catch the Minangkabau Express to the city. Despite being the third airport link in Indonesia, the Minangkabau Express does not charge a premium Railink rate, but rather, just a slightly higher fare than normal … Continue reading KRDE Minangkabau Express: Minangkabau International Airport (BIM) to Padang (Simpang Haru) by Train