Jewel at Sepang: Indoor ‘waterfall’ at KLIA2 sparks netizen amusement

Netizens were equal parts concerned and amused when video of a DIY waterfall at Kuala Lumpur’s second airport, imaginatively called KLIA2, went viral yesterday.

A burst pipe at gate K8, location of several memorable vacation starts that include, and are not limited to, “three-hour delay,” left many joking that Malaysian Airports Holdings Berhad had decided to do their own spin on Singapore’s Jewel at Changi.

The popular floor to ceiling cascading, indoor waterfall has been ubiquitous on social media since it opened in April of this year in the city state.

Responding to the social media chatter, MAHB issued their own statement confirming that a burst pipe and collapsed ceiling had occurred at the K8 boarding gate earlier that day, at approximately 5:30am. However, the matter was resolved, and the gate was operational again by 2:30pm later that same day. There was no one in the lounge at the time of the incident.

“An airport staff had promptly alerted the operations team for immediate rectification. Both our engineering and cleaning teams worked quickly to rectify the situation and managed to reopen the gate for operations with new ceilings and clean floors by mid-day.

“The incident neither cause any interruption to flight operations nor any inconvenience to passengers,” read the media statement.

MAHB has since added that they welcome feedback from travelers looking to brighten their travel experiences. Well, since you’ve asked MAHB, any way you can make our gate not on the other side of planet Earth? If you’re not walking for a solid 40 minutes from your gate to immigration – turn around, cuz you’re in the wrong airport, mate.

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