As SWISS airlines is showing no efforts and hence no success in finding Ilinca’s missing luggage, we will have to rebuy things here in Kuala Lumpur. Luckily, there is a mall basically at every street corner, the closest one just across the street from our room, and a huge one just about 2 km away. We took an Uber ride to get there easily.
I have seen many malls on my trips so far, but Pavilion Mall is one of the largest ones I have ever visited. Apart from the usual brands, there was also a Marché restaurant, which is a Swiss chain owned by Mövenpick. It was somehow weird to see the same kind of food and interior design as back home, but everything is operated by Asians.
As Ilinca needed everything from underwear to shoes, Pavilion Mall came in very handy as there is basically everything available under one roof, and after a few hours, Ilinca had found everything so she can live more or less comfortably for the next few days.
One thing that also got lost with Ilinca’s luggage was her power supply for the MacBook. Luckily, the MacBook itself was in the hand luggage. In the Pavilion mall that we visited before we found an Apple store that sold the correct power supply, but it cost around $90! Apple really rips off everybody with their replacement parts. This is one more reason I would never buy an Apple product again. Luckily however, here in Kuala Lumpur there is a so called IT mall, a concept that I have not encountered before. It’s basically like a regular mall, but only with small to medium sized electronics stores, and there were hundreds of them. For me as a tech geek a true paradise! Also, there were many repair stores, so a broken screen of a phone can be fixed in no time here. And, in our situation, a cheap replacement power supply for Ilinca’s MacBook could also be bought for less than $30 (after a lot of bargaining). Of course it is not a genuine Apple product, but power supplies are not rocket science and the imitation we bought worked just fine.