Viewing this photo will cost you an additional $12.99 - Tune Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Viewing this photo will cost you an additional $12.99 - Tune Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Viewing this photo will cost you an additional $12.99 - Tune Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


This is a boring shot. I should have turned my camera to the left to feature the colorful exterior of my hotel.

While visiting Kuala Lumpur I stayed in a Tune Hotel which is a limited service budget hotel chain started by Tony Fernandes, the founder and CEO of Asia’s no frills and low cost airline AirAsia (Asia’s equivalent of America’s Southwest Airlines). When I booked the hotel online they had the catchy phrase, "5-star sleeping experience at a 1-star price" accommodation.

So along the same fashion as a no frills budget airline, they have adopted the same business model for the hospitality industry, low prices and a pay-as-you-use concept. Your room cost just includes your bed and bathroom and everything else that would be normally included in a regular hotel is extra,

For example, you pay extra for:

Toiletries
Towels
12 or 24 hour air-conditioning
Television
Internet access

I like the concept because when I travel for both pleasure or business I never fully use all the included amenities of the hotel whether it be the spa, gym or free breakfast (especially if I am out early to photograph a sunrise). Why pay for something you don’t use?

So why did I take this photo? I was in my hotel room when the air conditioning shut off (a real problem in hot and humid Kuala Lumpur). So I grabbed my camera and mini-tripod on the way downstairs to pay for another 12 hours of precious air conditioning ($12.99) and to photograph the blue hour.

So here is a boring shot of Kuala Lumpur’s traffic. The elevated track you see above is the city’s public monorail system. As a native Southern Californian I rarely take public transportation and the only time I take a monorail ride is when I am at Disneyland, so I thought it was cool to ride it everyday.

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Taken on: 9th February, 2012. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See Sam Antonio Photography's page of Flickr

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