SEPANG: Malaysia’s first outdoor plane observation deck has opened its doors to plane spotters at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) here.
Named Anjung Spotter, it can accommodate 40 people at any one time to capture panoramic moments of various aircraft taking off and landing at KLIA.
Plans were underway to make Anjung Spotter, which cost RM300,000 to build, a must-visit destination, said airport operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) group chief executive officer Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin.
“There are many international plane spotters who fly to Malaysia to meet up with their counterparts here before going on a photography adventure at KLIA,” he told reporters at the launch here yesterday.
Also present was MAHB chairman Tan Sri Zainun Ali.
The deck was constructed within the 10km-by-10km KLIA perimeter for the public to capture panoramic moments of aircraft taking off and landing from a strategic location.
Plane spotters and aviation aficionados will now have a perfect view of aircraft arriving through Runway 32 Left, located at Jalan Pekeliling, from the deck.
Raja Azmi said MAHB hoped Anjung Spotter would become a famous tourism attraction like the decks in Perth in Australia, Frankfurt in Germany and the Raleigh-Durham International Airport in the United States.
He also said MAHB would identify more locations in its network of airports to build similar observation decks to allow more people to enjoy the same experience. — Bernama