To answer my own post, and in case this is of benefit to anybody else in the future, Sepang were not helpful at all, refusing to answer my emails, tweets or messages. In the end I got my refund via PayPal after lodging a complaint.
This will be my third time in KL but my first F1 – Traders has been recommended to me by a friend of mine, I guess you’d recommend it Alex?
I didn’t sleep in it, but I’ve been in a room at the Tunes hotel in Kuching, Borneo. Was ridiculously cramped.
When I’ve been to KL I’ve stayed in the centre, whilst I don’t know if they will ramp prices up for when the circuis is in town they are reasonably priced, look round the Bukit Bintang (I think…) area. Some nice restaurants there too.
Tickets are on sale now.
I don’t think a taxi would be that much, it’s not that far from the airport.
Umobile do a decent SIM/3G package I believe, but I didn’t have a suitable phone when I was there last time but this is from what people told me.
Immigration is fairly OK at KLIA – but I’d recommend just taking a carry-on to avoid having to hang around baggage reclaim, that way you can leg it straight out to the taxi rank!
First post here, and first time I’m considering going to a GP.
Been to KL a couple of times before (the first time when the circuit had just started been built, there was a 3D map in the airport) and am syncing it with a trip to stay with a friend in Hong Kong (who will probably come over for the race too)
I’m thinking of staying in the centre again rather than near the track, be a lot easier and there are some great restaurants around Chinatown . Grandstand choice is the main issue I guess. Is it just worth looking on their website every couple of days starting November?
(and on the off chance that somebody will know what I’m talking about, it’s very hard to get into the Long Bar and see the HHH stuff at the Royal Selangor Club – I’ve tried. :-) )