04 August, 2008

Kuala Lumpur International Airport Postcard

Starting today I will be showing the postcards that I just purchased last weekend, mostly buildings. First one is the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, commonly known as KLIA, which is situated in Sepang district, in the south of the state of Selangor, about 50 km from Kuala Lumpur. Built at a cost of some US$3.5 billion, KLIA was opened on 27 June 1998 in time for the 1998 Commonwealth Games. Kuala Lumpur International Airport is currently ranked as the 13th busiest airport in the world by international passenger traffic in 2007.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport Postcard

The concept of KLIA's terminal building area was prepared by the late Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa. The terminal building area was designed using the concept of iirport in the forest, in which it is surrounded by green space. An entire section of rain forest was transplanted from the jungle and put in the satellite building.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport Wikipedia Entry
Operations and Infrastructure of KLIA Wikipedia Entry

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