Where do I even start...
I know MAS have two configuration of 737s, one primarily used for domestic routes (the older bare bones version; with no Boeing Sky Interior; no IFE etc) and newer models for regional and international routes (with Boeing Sky Interior, IFE - basically all the works).
Imagine my surprise when boarding the 2-hour flight home from Bangkok, only to find out it was on the older configuration.
Fine, I guess - but if I'm not going to get IFE I might as well fly on a budget carrier with the price I'm paying and get all the add-ons.
Also - I've flown on "old" planes but this is probably one of the worst ever - shaky hand rests, and a filthily dirty aircraft. Forget about stains on the seats and meal table and scratchy windows - this plane (9M-MLJ) had dust bunnies in between the window panes!