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Singapore Airlines To Shorten Kebaya Skirts  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13742 posts, RR: 19
Posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 6360 times:

Singapore Airlines Limited is reported on a popular Singaporean website to be shortening sarong kebaya skirts to save S$3 million / US$1.71 million.

“The savings will be a real leg up for us financially,” said Ms. Choe, apparently an SIA spokesperson.

SIA had also intended to shorten the length of the stewardesses’ blouses to expose their belly buttons in line with current fashion trends, but, as Ms. Choe put it, “We didn’t have the stomach for such a drastic move.”


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User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 6232 times:

I look forward to seeing this new skirt. Already, they look pretty good in the current kebaya. How does shortening a skirt save money?

User currently offlineEx_SQer From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1436 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6118 times:

Shortening the skirts saves material  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I hope you guys aren't taking this seriously. talkingcock.com is a parody/humour site, Singapore's answer to The Onion.


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5922 times:

SQ needs a more professional look for their crew, the Kebaya is shabby and makes them look like 'Singapore Maids' more than Singapore Girls, they should consider getting a decent neck line most of all and resort to a plain western Skirt with the present printed top or a plain top with the present Sarong.


.....up there with the best!
User currently offlineStandby87 From Switzerland, joined Jul 2001, 536 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5875 times:

Singapore_Air - you do know you've just posted a wind-up don't you?
Did you intend to do that  Wink/being sarcastic

Am surprised that talkingcock.com hasn't been banned by those in control in the "Lying" State...

Over and out from Blood Group Type A HQ in the Unique Flughafen Wahnsinn
Cheers


User currently onlineHeavierthanair From Switzerland, joined Oct 2000, 797 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5843 times:

G'day

While I understand and sympathize with the need of Singapore Air to reduce costs in today's truly competitive environment, I see some potentially discriminatory problems araising here. With the already stringent hiring requirements of Singapore Air, the shortening the sarong kebaya skirts would add additional hiring criteria for female cabin crew applicants. I would emagine those to include esthetically looking belly buttons, roughly centered on the belly, preferrebly recessed but definitely not excessively protruding, not overly hairy, definitely not exceeding the number of one (of those visible), ovality not exceeding a ratio of 1 to 1.5, to mention a few.

Cheers

Peter



"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." (Albert Einstein, 1879
User currently offlineGoAround From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5783 times:

The words Singapore's Premier Satirical Humour Website give away that it shouldn't be taken seriously. Today's other headlines include 'Ikea Under Investigation for Meddling in Domestic Politics' and 'Health Ministry Investigates Sinchi Soup'.

Whoops!

GoAround



GoAround
User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5768 times:

It appears that Singapore_Air was just a little too gullible!
-UN



What now?
User currently offlineA380 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 658 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5721 times:

I do think the skirts are too long and can be dangerous in an evacuation situation...?

User currently offlineSQ772 From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 1792 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5634 times:

Singapore_Air...did you for a moment believe what you read in talkingcock.com?

shabby and makes them look like 'Singapore Maids' more than Singapore Girls

Airmale: I think you mistook the PIA girls for Singapore Girls here....I tried picturing your version of the SQ uniform...and boy am I glad you are no Pierre Balman!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



There's always a better way to fly...
User currently offlineEx_SQer From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1436 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5613 times:

Methinks the plunging neckline has Airmale all hot and bothered  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineCathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5572 times:

Getting those SQ girls some mini skirt?  Nuts  Nuts


cathay pacific, now you're really flying
User currently offlineSQ772 From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 1792 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5508 times:

Methinks the plunging neckline has Airmale all hot and bothered

Yeah...but isn't it a bit contradictory that he feels the Singapore girls should get a decent neckline (I am assuming that he meant covering up ie. wearing turtle necks since he hails from Pakistan), and yet propose shortening the kebaya to skirts?  Big grin




There's always a better way to fly...
User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5478 times:

Yes I agree, Airmale what's up with you? Still not enough of all the trashing we gave you??

Singapore_Air, to think you believe TalkingCock.com! Goodness me! Don't believe everything you read on the Internet!

9V-SVA



9V-SVA | B772ER
User currently offlineGotAirbus From Singapore, joined May 2001, 851 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5446 times:

Airmale

SQ needs a more professional look for their crew, the Kebaya is shabby and makes them look like 'Singapore Maids' more than Singapore Girls, they should consider getting a decent neck line most of all and resort to a plain western Skirt with the present printed top or a plain top with the present Sarong.


No way you're getting to see their underwear, pervert!

(gotAirbus?)



(gotAIRBUS?) - (Got Commonality?) - (Have A Nice Flight!)
User currently offlineDocpepz From Singapore, joined May 2001, 1971 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5473 times:

I think you have to be Singaporean to fully appreciate the following but here it is anyway!

Here are ten ways of knowing you're flying on Singapore Airlines' proposed new low budget airline...

10. No boarding pass is needed – you use your EZ Link card (but do remember to swipe out when you disembark).

9. They serve you Newater instead of champagne.

(Note: Newater is Singapore's answer to our water woes so that the nonsense with Malaysia over our water supply stops. It is basically treated sewage, to put it politely)

8. The world-famous “Singapore Girls” wear sarongs, instead of the famed “sarong kebaya”.

7. The “Singapore Girls” look like the cleaning ladies from the office (if you look closer, beyond the heavy make-up, they ARE the cleaning ladies from the office!)

6. There is no air-conditioning – to compensate, all windows remain open throughout the flight.

5. You have to bring your own food (although durians are still not allowed onboard despite (6) above).

4. The planes land on Sentosa Island (yet another way to boost tourism on that island).

3. The sole inflight entertainment is karaoke singing.

2. There is no such thing as first, business or economy class. In fact, there is no class.

1. The planes are flown by LRT (light rail transit) train drivers (but, wait a minute, you say: “There are no drivers on the LRT trains!” Exactly).



User currently offlineDocpepz From Singapore, joined May 2001, 1971 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5435 times:

Air Beng: Budget Airline Launched
Posted on Sunday, June 15, 2003
Topic: Business

(i have edited the singlish out as much as possible but for you non singaporeans out there its a good chance for you to brush up on singlish!

Also, the Mr Chow in question in the article is a stereotype of a typical middle aged chinese-educated Singaporean who went through school before the seventies when the education system was overhauled and non-english language schools phased out... which is why he speaks like that!)

by Michael Bloombird

The persistent rumour that an unnamed businessman is launching a low budget airline (thus spurring Singapore Airlines to start planning one of its own) can finally be laid to rest.

Geylang (Singapore's red light district)-based entrepreneur Chow Ah Beng announced at a press conference today that Air Beng will be making its inaugural flights to red light destinations such as Hatyai, Phuket, Batam and Bintan.


Mr. Chow, who also pens an occasional advice column for TalkingCock.com and is also a lecturer in Geylang-based gangster university Hoot U, said that Air Beng will cater to travelers that go on regular trips to regional destinations which specialize mainly in adults-only recreational activities.

“You can say that they’re hard core travelers,” smiled Mr. Chow as he used his long last fingernail to dig his ear. “They especially like free and easy packages. Especially the easy type.”

Flight crews will be drawn largely from the staff at Mr. Chow’s other venture, the Cheap Buy Midnight KTV Launge along Geylang Lorong 69. For Singaporeans used to SIA’s Pierre Balmain-designed kebayas, Air Beng’s flight uniforms of navel-exposing tank tops, mini-skirts, fishnet stockings and stiletto heels may take some getting used to.

“Don’t call them air hostess or stewardess or this sort of shit,” said Mr. Chow, preferring that we refer to his flight attendants as ‘PROs’, or Plane Relations Officers. “I guarantee you plus two year warranty that we can provide better service than Singapore Airlines. My girls all have good history of servicing customer, one.”

“All the Singapore Girl stewardess only take good care of ang mor (white) passenger,” he continued with a scowl. “But my girls will love all, serve all. Easy come, easy go.”

At this juncture, one of the PROs did a very passionate demonstration of blowing into the tube to inflate one’s life jacket. (Many journalists in attendance requested private demonstrations after the press conference.)

Other distinguishing features of Air Beng will be its selection of in-flight entertainment. Mr. Chow said that Air Beng will not have any of the “see until sian” (see until sick of it) Hollywood fare most airlines provide. Instead, he will wait till the plane leaves Singapore airspace, and begin screening critically-acclaimed art house films, which he calls ‘flims’. (u know how some chinese people have problems with their pronounciation)

“All our flims very arty one. All R(A) and above,” he beamed. The ‘flims’ are all chosen by the programme managers at another of Mr. Chow’s companies, a mobile DVD/VCD retail distributor whose branches can often be found at bus interchanges or hastily set up tables in town centres.(referring to the pirates who sell porn DVDs) Passengers can look forward to watching titles such as ‘Monster’s Balls’, ‘Star Whores’, ‘XXX2: XXX-Men Molested’, ‘The Mattress’ and ‘The Mattress Reinflated’. There will even be local films such as ‘Honey No Enough’, ‘One Dick Licking’, and ‘I Not Turgid’.

Air Beng’s fleet of Fokker airplanes is not yet equipped to provide on-board games, but for the moment, Mr. Chow says “the PROs are willing to allow passengers to press their buttons while they play with your joystick.”

Mr. Chow didn’t seem to think Air Beng had anything to fear from other low cost carriers like Australia’s Virgin Blue or Malaysia’s AirAsia or even SIA’s as-yet-unannounced budget airline.

“I not scared of Virgin Blue,” said Mr. Chow. “They call themselves Virgin Blue, but they cannot actually provide any blue virgins, whereas we can, for the right price. And as for AirAsia, it runs completely on the hot air generated by Dr. Mahathir, and how long can that last?”

As for SIA, Mr. Chow said, “They can go fly kite!” (which is a term used in Singapore meaning they can go f off)




User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5363 times:

Doesn't sound real at all Laugh out loud

Rule 23
Only real or actual events may be posted in the civil aviation forum. Humor and other parody belong in the non-aviation forum.

Josh


User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5353 times:

Singapore_Air finally proves he has a sense of humour, even about his favourite airline, by posting a parody.... great  Big thumbs up

And then he gets slagged off and accused he took it seriously? He even posted the URL (anything including the word "cock" in the URL is so obviously not serious that not even Singapore_Air could have missed it!)

Anyway, was fun to read. Now if American Airlines (or was it United?) once saved several hundred thousand dollars per year by removing one olive from the first class meals, how much could airlines save by removing uniforms from the stewardesses? (Not the male F/As, pleeaaase!  Big grin )

Regards

Ikarus



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