Going to be flying Malaysian BOM-KUL-HKG, and then Cathay HKG-SYD later this year. I can choose to get into HKG at 1.35pm and then hang around for my 11.55pm departure to SYD, or get in to HKG at 5.50pm from KUL instead. In the second case, I'd need to spend nearly seven hours in KUL and then about five in HKG; in the first case, less than two hours in KUL, but about 10 in HKG. All three flights are in business class. The last leg is on a separate ticket from the first two. All other things being equal, which one would you pick? I haven't been to The Pier in Hong Kong, but I doubt I would be allowed to, or want to, spend ten hours there at a stretch - though I'm sure there are other, Priority Pass/Dragon pass lounges as well.