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Topic: Oldest Vs Newest: Royal Silk Class On Thai
Username: Initious
Posted 2010-06-13 10:09:30 and read 21396 times.

Welcome to yet another of my trip reports! Although my trip reports are not fantastic or fascinating, I hope that I can share my trips with fellow a.nutters. Also, I am trying to be as detailed as I can for those who want lots of details since this is my first official TR after being an a.nutter. My previous reports were just a rough recollection of the flights. Therefore, please do not find me naggy! 



Background

It is time for yet another visit back to Shantou, China to visit my relatives and visit the Shanghai Expo. This time, I had the ultimate desire to travel in a premium class. However, SQ had their prices set at $3400 rtn for SIN-PVG in their old business class seats which does not really interest me. Therefore, my hopes turned to Thai Airways International. Besides having a low price for their Royal Silk Class, they also offer good service. They are the ultimate choice! After deciding on a carrier, it is time to decide on the routing. My final routing was SIN-BKK-PVG rtn in TG Business Class and SHA-SWA (Shantou Waisha Airport) in CZ Economy Class. Be sure to look out for that CZ trip report as it shall be the first to feature Shantou Waisha Airport!

Booking

Booking was done via the THAI website which was easy to navigate. The only complain, however, was the selection of dates. Most airlines’ websites will switch the arrival month for you when you select a month that is later than the one shown. After following the prices for a few days, I finally made my booking on 16th March 2010. All left now is a wait of over 90 days! Price for routing SIN-BKK-PVG-BKK-SIN was an amazing $1535 SGD.

Online Check-In

I set my alarm at 7.35am, with my computer on from the last night and my Firefox browser already at the Thai OLCI site. All I needed to do was to key in my E ticket number and I am set to go. Despite checking in at 7.40am, exactly when the check-in opened, I had sequence 4 for my SIN-BKK flight and sequence 2 for my BKK-PVG flight. Did another a.nutter defeat me to it?

The Actual Day

After more than 90 days of waiting, 12th June has finally arrived! I have pre-booked a London Cab to get me to the airport from my residential area. Although the prices were sort of high, I wanted to have a great start to my trip. At 4.15am, I woke up to have a shower and some last minute checking to ensure that everything is in place. After showering, I had nothing to do so I thought of the excitement that I am going to be in Business Class for the first time in my life till about 4.50am when my London Cab driver messaged me saying that he has arrived. Great punctuality, I had my booking set at 5am! After some chatting with the driver and 40 minutes later, I am at my favourite place in Singapore, Changi Airport!


London Cab


Check In and Flight

After alighting from the cab, I walked briskly towards check-in row 4 which TG has their check-in. Of course, I went to the Royal Silk Class check-in queue. Right after queuing, a lady approached me and asked if I was a Business Class passenger or Star Gold member. I replied, “Royal Silk Class” and she walked away. 3 seconds later, another lady approached me and we had the following conversation:

Lady: Business Class?
Me: Yes, Business Class.
Lady: Oh, Business Class? *in disbelieve*
Me: Yes, maam.
Lady: Ok. For Business Class passengers you can use the sit-down check-in at the SATS Premier Check-In which is over there. *points to the direction*
Me: Thank you very much, I will go over now.

I guess it was too much of a shock to her seeing a 19-year old guy travelling in Business Class. However, I was not the youngest in the cabin. There was a boy who looks under 10 years old with his father. Being polite, I asked if I could take a picture of the check-in. The lady replied yes, but without looking at me in the eye or smiling. Not a very good move, I’d say.


Beautiful Premier Check-In Area


After checking in, it is time to go on to the Royal Silk Lounge which is located just a minute’s walk from immigration. The lounge was great, far beyond my expectations. Sandwiches and pastries were offered and I even saw a large selection of hard liquor.

Lounge Invitation


Tasty lounge food


My boarding passes

Wonderful place to be in!



No prizes for guessing the website!



"Mood lighting"?



My boarding passes again


After enjoying the lounge, it is time for the flight! I headed over to gate C13 which is about a 3-5 minute’s walk from the lounge. What greeted me was an Airbus A330-300 in Thai’s old livery, HS-TEM which is also a frequent visitor to SIN. A thing to note is the name as I found it very familiar, it could actually be the plane I took in January 2008 on TG404 to Bangkok in Economy! I remember there were no PTVs in Economy. Although great to have one with old livery, it also means that it has the old interior. Small PTVs in Business and no AVOD. However, it was acceptable for a 2-hour flight. Boarding was about to commence soon so I took the time to camwhore the plane before boarding. When boarding was called, the normal situation happened; A long line of Economy Class passengers lining up for boarding. Boarding commenced at about 7.10am, 30 minutes before boarding time. Business Class passengers can board at any time without queuing up while Economy passengers have to go by row number. I was one of the first and I went straight to my seat, 15A. On a small note, my seatmate in 15B looks like the old man in the movie “UP”, haha! I took OJ as a pre-departure drink. After sitting down, the F/A came around our seats and passed us the menus. Before pushback, our orders were taken. Pushback commenced exactly at 7.40am, our scheduled departure time.

Segment 1
12 June 2010
TG402
Route: SIN-BKK
Departure Gate: C13 (Terminal 1)
Arrival Gate: E5
Departure (Scheduled): 7.40am (7.40am)
Arrival (scheduled): 8.54am (9.00am)
Registration: HS-TEM (Jiraprabha)
Type: Airbus A330-323X (First flight on 6th June 2000)
Seat: 15A (Royal Silk Class)
Distance: 882 miles


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We made a long 20-minute taxi to runway 2C for takeoff. We had a powerful takeoff and soon we were airborne and enroute to BKK.

HS-TEM preparing for her next mission



Seats in the boarding lounge



Cockpit


Shortly after departure, post-takeoff drinks were offered. I took OJ again. When flying, I always take OJ for no apparent reason. Around 15 minutes later, breakfast service started.


Orange juice, my welcome drink



Menu



Legroom shot



PTV that is stowed in armrest



Orange juice for post departure


It was a very fulfilling breakfast and for some reason, I am eating VERY slow compared to my normal eating speed. I guess I was trying not to gobble up food when sitting up front? Guess so. Eating slow lets you enjoy the atmosphere and the food too. Bread was offered and I chose a croissant. It was tasty and crispy, too crispy till I had the crumbs all over my plate.


Preparing for breakfast



Starter, fruit plate



My main course, Spinach Frittata with Chicken sausages and potatoes



My tea for a drink


After the meal, it was time to explore with the IFE which was basically as good as non-existent. All the channels were playing the same show until a while later when 2 channels shared a show. Therefore, without anything to watch, I went to the most well-liked channel in airliners.net, the airshow channel! It kept me entertained for the rest of the flight. With nothing to do, I decided to do the mandatory lavatory visit and take some pictures of the galley at the same time.


Seatback



Galley view



Galley view



Cabin after meal service



Lavatory view


Soon, we were on descent to BKK! We passed by BKK for a turn around and landed on runway 19L.


Airshow



Window view


Any experts can tell me what is this for? It looks like an ashtray to me if it can be opened but it is tightly sealed



Flight information, the best IFE!


After landing, it is time to visit the lounge at BKK, which I had even higher expectations seeing that it is a hub for TG. Since I only had 2 hours, I decided to go to the nearest lounge which is located at Concourse E. However, I had to go through the transfer check first. At the entrance, there were 2 fierce looking ladies guarding. I went up to them and had the following conversation.

Me: Excuse me, do I go through here if I am transferring?
Lady: Where is your final destination?
Me: Shanghai (in my normal accent)
Lady: Chiang Rai? Chiang Mai?
Me: No. SHANGHAI.
Lady: Yes, you have to go through here. Boarding pass please.

After showing my boarding pass, I had to go through a security check again. After which, I went up and found the Royal Silk Lounge. Upon entering, the receptionist greeted me with a very warm “sawasdeeka” in which I replied “sawaskeekrup”. A conversation went on.

Me: Here is my boarding pass.
Lady: Thank you.
Me: May I know where is my boarding gate?
Lady: It’s Gate C7. Very far from here. 20 minutes walk!
Me: Ok, thank you.

Therefore, I found myself a seat beside the window so that I can do some spotting while surfing the net. However, I did not take any pictures due to a large screen blocking the window which makes photography very unpleasant. Despite that, I managed to spot some exotic aircrafts including an Air Berlin A332, Emirates 77W, Singapore Airlines 772ER, Thai 50th Anniversary 747-400 and some other Thai aircrafts from 777 to A330.


Lounge food at BKK







Views of the lounge


After an hour of relaxing, I left the lounge at about 10.05am Thailand time for the long trek to gate C7 which is about a 1.5km walk away. Sigh, if only Thai provides buggy service for Business passengers with gates far away.




The infamous artwork in BKK


Finally, I reached C7. Upon reaching, there was the announcement saying that boarding will start in 2 to 3 minutes. When boarding commenced, there was a woman holding a sign “Business Class” and we were told to line up for boarding. It makes us feel like small kids queuing up to get our food in Kindergarden.

Segment 2
12 June 2010
TG664
Route: BKK-PVG
Departure Gate: C7
Arrival Gate: E5
Departure (Scheduled): 11.01am (11.00am)
Arrival (scheduled): 4.18pm (4.15pm)
Registration: HS-TNC (Chon Buri)
Type: Airbus A340-642 (First flight on 12th July 2005)
Seat: 12A (Royal Silk Class)
Distance: 1801 miles



Upon entering, I was delighted by the First Class cabin up front and I was so tempted to take a seat there but oh well, I am in Business Class so I guess it is acceptable enough for me. However, I do not eliminate the possibility that I might go to the counter and pay for an upgrade to First on my way back… Once I sat down, I started playing around with the seats. Also, the F/A came by and gave us the welcome drink and I chose the champagne. The first champagne in my life, I’d say. It tastes nothing special to me, though. Also, like the previous flight, the F/A came by and gave us the menus (with wine list this time) and our order was taken before pushback. Another nice touch was the amenity kits given to us. When taking Thai, amenity kits will be given for flights longer than 4 hours in First and Business class.

HS-TNC at the gate



My seat at 12A



View across



3 windows for a row! I could only capture 2 though



My seat again



PTV



Pre departure drink



Safety card



Amenity kit



Menu



Wine list


Pushback occurred and we did a short taxi to runway 19L for takeoff, the same runway I arrived. A nice touch was that the nose wheel camera was turned on and of course that is the best IFE when on the ground!


Company 744



What's wrong with this picture? Notice it has "A139" painted instead of "A319"



Engine view



Front view camera


After takeoff, roasted pumpkin seeds were given as a snack. A little while later, a round of post-departure drinks service commenced. This aircraft is equipped with AVOD, so I was planning to use the time to see what options there were for movies. I planned to watch “Free Willy 4” when I saw it from the website but for some reason the movie does not catch my eye anymore. After more searching, I decided to watch Toy Story but turned it off after 20 minutes for meal service.


After takeoff snack



Nose view camera still on after takeoff


Meal service was great! It started off with a small starter which was superb and a while later the first course came. The smoked salmon was perfectly smoked and there was the smoked salmon mousse which definitely made my appetite better for the main course. Also, smoked salmon links me to Thai all the time.


Orange juice again



Hot Savoury - Deep-fried crab roll



Toy Story



Flight information



Appetizer. Smoked salmon mousse and smoked salmon



Mixed Green Salad with Tiziano Italian Dressing



Always a nice little touch!


After I was done with appetizers, the main course came. I chose the braised beef option. The beef was tender although it actually looks like it is very hard. Also, the sauce is cooked to perfection and goes on well with the angel hair spaghetti.


Braised Beef with Red Wine Sauce and Tossed Angel Hair Spaghetti


What is after main course? The course I been waiting for: Cheese plate! I chose all 3 cheeses and some fruits. Of course, I included biscuits to go with them.


Cheese plate with all 3 varieties of cheeses and fruits


Thinking that the meal has ended after the cheese course, I cleared my table and passed the table cloth to the F/A. However after checking the menu, I discovered that there is still the dessert left. Since it is just a small cake, the tray was not needed. The only problem was that it looks so appetizing that I ate everything up before I remembered that I needed to take a photo. Sorry!

This has got to be the best meal I ever had on a plane. After an ultimately satisfying meal, I went for the mandatory lavatory visit and wanted to go to the Economy class cabin to take a photo. However the curtains were closed tight so I banished that thought. The rest of the flight included me trying to watch shows on the PTV and sleeping when I felt sleepy.


Overflying Vietnam



Lavatory with a view!



Toilet bowl



The empty Business Class at the back, with only 2 seats occupied



Relaxing



Some port wine to go with IFE



The joy of flying - A beautiful view!



Very elaborate seat controls!



Peek into First Class minutes before landing


Finally, after 4 hours of flight, it was time for our descent into Shanghai Pudong International Airport. It is my first visit to Shanghai so I was definitely very excited. Descent was bumpy and I can see that the ceiling today was quite low. It was not until 5000ft or so (estimation) that I got to see the land. With the map showing us being left with a left turn to line up with the runway, we actually made a right turn so I expected that the captain was circling to lose more altitude as we were too high up. True enough, we made a circle and lined up for runway 34 at PVG. Landing was smooth and soon we were at our stand.


Exiting the runway


PR Airbus A340-300



Visitor from a faraway land



My seat after the flight



Looking back


Immigration was a chore at PVG. I guess with the Shanghai Expo 2010 going on, it is mandatory to ensure that the highest level of security is implemented. When I got to the counter, I told to fill in my Chinese name. After which, the officer requested my address in Shanghai which I had no idea as I only knew the name of the place. Again, he asked for information, my telephone number. I asked if a Singapore number is ok, he said that he would prefer a Chinese telephone number. It was not until I told him that I can take calls in Shanghai with my Singapore telephone number before he allowed me to write my Singapore number.

A trip from the airport to the hotel takes around 45 minutes to an hour. I did not have any pictures as my luggage was in another car. However upon reaching and after dinner, I went for sightseeing and here are some pictures to share. Enjoy!


Oriental Pearl Tower (东方明珠塔)


The following pictures are taken at Cheng Huang Miao (城隍庙), a tourist shopping district.

















Conclusion

Although Thai has great service, they really need to brush up on their English. When making their announcements in English, it was almost inaudible as they had a very strong Thai accent and the broadcast was very soft. A good idea would be having good English speaking F/A onboard for all international flights. Also, the new Royal Silk Class seats were not as comfortable as claimed. My buttocks hurt when I put it in the lie-flat configuration and I could not fall asleep at all. I do not know how am I going to survive if I am on a long haul flight of over 10 hours. However, if you want a cheap and good Business or First class, Thai is the way to go.

My previous trip reports:

Away We Go - China Southern WUH-CAN-SIN (2/2) (by initious Apr 14 2010 in Trip Reports)
Away We Go - China Southern SIN-CAN-WUH Vv (1/2) (by initious Apr 2 2010 in Trip Reports)
Sardines In A Can - Jetstar Asia SIN-HKG-SIN (by Initious Mar 29 2010 in Trip Reports)
Flying 5 Star - SQ SIN-CAN-SIN (2009) (by Initious Mar 26 2010 in Trip Reports)


[Edited 2010-06-13 10:15:33]

[Edited 2010-06-13 10:24:13]

Topic: RE: Oldest Vs Newest: Royal Silk Class On Thai
Username: AI151
Posted 2010-06-13 10:35:36 and read 21222 times.

Hi Daniel for your first proper TR as you have put it, it is very good. Lots of information as we like but to be honest with you all the other TR's you have posted have been just as good.

Quoting Initious (Thread starter):
I guess it was too much of a shock to her seeing a 19-year old guy travelling in Business Class.

I'm sure you won't be the last person that that happens to. I nearly got refused to fly from DEL to LHR with BA when I was 17 as they didn't believe I was a genuine ticket holder! There was a very apologetic BA manager at DEL airport at the end though!

Quoting Initious (Thread starter):
What's wrong with this picture? Notice it has "A139" painted instead of "A319"

Classic!! Looks like someone doesn't like the A319

Quoting Initious (Thread starter):
The following pictures are taken at Cheng Huang Miao (城隍庙), a tourist shopping district.

Great night shots!

Look forward to the CZ TR following.

Sandeep (AI151)

Topic: RE: Oldest Vs Newest: Royal Silk Class On Thai
Username: Initious
Posted 2010-06-13 10:40:35 and read 21195 times.

Hello Sandeep, thanks for the compliment! Your experience was shocking for the rejection of boarding, I hope it does not happen to me. Regarding the A319 painting, I was shock that it could actually happen in such a major international aviation hub like BKK. Someone should give that picture to airport management, I guess?

Thanks for the compliment about the night shots, it took me great pains to take them with a digital camera!

Just a little out-of-topic post but I somehow had a feeling that you will be the first to comment and I was actually right. Probably just based on luck, haha. =D

Topic: RE: Oldest Vs Newest: Royal Silk Class On Thai
Username: AI151
Posted 2010-06-13 10:54:17 and read 21117 times.

Quoting Initious (Reply 2):
Just a little out-of-topic post but I somehow had a feeling that you will be the first to comment and I was actually right. Probably just based on luck, haha. =D

LOL! you were correct! You might be psychic? Maybe no-one at BKK had actually noticed this as its quite a comical error which shouldn't even happen in a small airport let alone a major international one!

Sandeep (AI151)

Topic: RE: Oldest Vs Newest: Royal Silk Class On Thai
Username: Initious
Posted 2010-06-13 10:57:42 and read 21100 times.

Quoting AI151 (Reply 3):
You might be psychic?

I hope so. Should I predict what numbers will come out in the next lottery so I can become a millionaire? =p Nah, jking. I should prolly try predicting who will reply first for my next 2 TRs coming up, the CZ one and the return trip from PVG-BKK-SIN.

And as for the CZ report, I actually took the leg from SHA-SWA this afternoon and all I can say is that the runway in SWA is SUPER bumpy and braking was very hard. More details in the trip report. End of trailer.

[Edited 2010-06-13 11:01:11]

Topic: RE: Oldest Vs Newest: Royal Silk Class On Thai
Username: SirThomas
Posted 2010-06-13 11:36:31 and read 20891 times.

Great Trip Report Initious! I was happily sitting here reminiscing of my recent trip to good old China/Shanghai.

Especially the 'Cheng Huang Miao' place, which I remember... (nice gardens near there as well from what I remember).
Only annoying thing was, there was a large Starbucks slap bang in the middle of the place! I guess you can never avoid the modern chain stores these days!  

How was the expo?

Tom

Topic: RE: Oldest Vs Newest: Royal Silk Class On Thai
Username: Initious
Posted 2010-06-13 11:50:04 and read 20833 times.

Quoting SirThomas (Reply 5):
Especially the 'Cheng Huang Miao' place, which I remember... (nice gardens near there as well from what I remember).
Only annoying thing was, there was a large Starbucks slap bang in the middle of the place! I guess you can never avoid the modern chain stores these days!

That place was really nice, the Starbucks added a special touch to it though, for me.

Quoting SirThomas (Reply 5):
How was the expo?

I have yet to go to the Expo. I am now in Shantou for relative visiting and will be flying back to SHA on the 18th where I will start my 'real' tour of Shanghai. I only stayed for 20 hours in Shanghai from my TG flight to my CZ flight as of now. I will definitely share photos of the Expo if I have any, do look out for them!

- Daniel

Topic: RE: Oldest Vs Newest: Royal Silk Class On Thai
Username: flightsimboy
Posted 2010-06-13 18:53:59 and read 19961 times.

For a 19 year old....this is a masterpiece!! Very nice report and a lot of effort into it!

Topic: RE: Oldest Vs Newest: Royal Silk Class On Thai
Username: Initious
Posted 2010-06-13 19:37:31 and read 19866 times.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 7):
For a 19 year old....this is a masterpiece!! Very nice report and a lot of effort into it!

Thanks a lot! Hope you enjoyed it! =D

Topic: RE: Oldest Vs Newest: Royal Silk Class On Thai
Username: LAXintl
Posted 2010-06-13 20:24:35 and read 19700 times.

Good job, and thanks for the report.

One of my dislikes about TG (and CX is the same really) is the very different premium seat products across the fleets.
One leg might be on a modern sleeper seat, and next one is basically on a 1980s vintage F class seat. While I understand some types of equipment like A330 solely fly intra-Asia, its quite a let down when coming or going from long haul flights with the disparity to be stuck in the more basic configuration for a portion of your journey.

Topic: RE: Oldest Vs Newest: Royal Silk Class On Thai
Username: Initious
Posted 2010-06-13 20:35:27 and read 19637 times.

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 9):
Good job, and thanks for the report.

Welcome, hope you enjoyed it. Thanks =D

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 9):
One of my dislikes about TG (and CX is the same really) is the very different premium seat products across the fleets. One leg might be on a modern sleeper seat, and next one is basically on a 1980s vintage F class seat. While I understand some types of equipment like A330 solely fly intra-Asia, its quite a let down when coming or going from long haul flights with the disparity to be stuck in the more basic configuration for a portion of your journey.

TG products can be a hit or miss on some flights operated by the A333 and B744. However there are some ways to tell from the old and new config though. Also, Thai's A333 seats are more comfortable than the new seats in A346 imho. However, it has to have AVOD in order for me to be able to withstand it for longer flights.

Topic: RE: Oldest Vs Newest: Royal Silk Class On Thai
Username: bps3458
Posted 2010-06-14 22:19:22 and read 17700 times.

Quoting Initious (Thread starter):
Also, the new Royal Silk Class seats were not as comfortable as claimed. My buttocks hurt when I put it in the lie-flat configuration and I could not fall asleep at all.

Hi Daniel,

thanks for posting such a nice trip report with such excellent pictures. As you mentioned above, did not find the new seats very comfortable and had problems getting decent sleep on my recent return trip BNE-BKK-BNE.

Cheers from Brisbane,

Peter

Topic: RE: Oldest Vs Newest: Royal Silk Class On Thai
Username: Initious
Posted 2010-06-15 04:25:24 and read 17320 times.

Quoting bps3458 (Reply 11):
Hi Daniel,

thanks for posting such a nice trip report with such excellent pictures. As you mentioned above, did not find the new seats very comfortable and had problems getting decent sleep on my recent return trip BNE-BKK-BNE.

Cheers from Brisbane,

Peter

Hi Peter,

Thanks for reading and the compliment. Also, I am glad that I found someone who has the same thoughts as me. However, I would definitely choose Thai again as their service, pricing and food is very good. The Royal Silk Class seats on the Boeing 777-200ER looks more comfortable to me, though.

Cheers,
Daniel

Topic: RE: Oldest Vs Newest: Royal Silk Class On Thai
Username: Cysafan
Posted 2010-06-15 05:36:26 and read 17201 times.

Quoting Initious (Reply 6):
I have yet to go to the Expo. I am now in Shantou for relative visiting and will be flying back to SHA on the 18th where I will start my 'real' tour of Shanghai. I only stayed for 20 hours in Shanghai from my TG flight to my CZ flight as of now. I will definitely share photos of the Expo if I have any, do look out for them!

Quoting SirThomas (Reply 5):
How was the expo?

I have yet to go to the Expo. I am now in Shantou for relative visiting and will be flying back to SHA on the 18th where I will start my 'real' tour of Shanghai. I only stayed for 20 hours in Shanghai from my TG flight to my CZ flight as of now. I will definitely share photos of the Expo if I have any, do look out for them!

- Daniel[/quote]

Try not to go to the Expo if you can!! IMHO , it really is a waste of time to go there. Expect queues of the expo to be very long and you must be prepared to arrive there at least 2 hours in advance which the expo only opens at 9:00am in the morning. You must plan ahead of the time to avoid disappointment. BTW , Shanghai metro lines only opens from 9:00am so it is impossible to reach the expo early. Apart from the rest of the metro lines, line 10 closes at 4:00pm in the afternoon.Back to the expo topic, the swiss and Dutch pavilion are definitely worth a visit if you don't mind the long hours queue. For the expo tickets , it is 160 Yuan Per Person with no special student discount etc for the one day pass.And one more thing,you can enter Singapore Pavilion without queuing by showing them your Singapore passport or card to verify. Anyway, I hope you will enjoy your trip to Shantou and Shanghai..

Topic: RE: Oldest Vs Newest: Royal Silk Class On Thai
Username: Initious
Posted 2010-06-15 09:20:03 and read 16917 times.

Quoting Cysafan (Reply 13):
Try not to go to the Expo if you can!! IMHO , it really is a waste of time to go there. Expect queues of the expo to be very long and you must be prepared to arrive there at least 2 hours in advance which the expo only opens at 9:00am in the morning.

I just want to have a look at how Shanghai organises a world event, so I guess having a look won't hurt.  
Quoting Cysafan (Reply 13):
Shanghai metro lines only opens from 9:00am so it is impossible to reach the expo early. Apart from the rest of the metro lines, line 10 closes at 4:00pm in the afternoon.

Transportation will not be a problem, we have chauffeurs. Haha. :p

Quoting Cysafan (Reply 13):
And one more thing,you can enter Singapore Pavilion without queuing by showing them your Singapore passport or card to verify. Anyway, I hope you will enjoy your trip to Shantou and Shanghai..

Thanks for the tip, I didn't know that! And thanks, I will definitely enjoy my trip!

Topic: RE: Oldest Vs Newest: Royal Silk Class On Thai
Username: Cysafan
Posted 2010-06-15 18:22:06 and read 16505 times.

Quoting Initious (Reply 14):
I just want to have a look at how Shanghai organises a world event, so I guess having a look won't hurt.


Okay sure!! 

[quote=Initious,reply=14]Transportation will not be a problem, we have chauffeurs. Haha. :p[/quot
That 's good!!   Do report us back how it feels to be in the expo thanks! Expect travel jams along the way. BTW , International Pavilions in Pudong , Other pavilions in Puxi. They can be reached by the complimentary inter-expo metro line 13. Okay, that 's all. Hopefully I have been very helpful to you.  

Topic: RE: Oldest Vs Newest: Royal Silk Class On Thai
Username: Initious
Posted 2010-06-15 19:46:48 and read 16407 times.

Quoting Cysafan (Reply 15):
Do report us back how it feels to be in the expo thanks! Expect travel jams along the way. BTW , International Pavilions in Pudong , Other pavilions in Puxi. They can be reached by the complimentary inter-expo metro line 13.

That's another piece of useful news, thanks!  
Quoting Cysafan (Reply 15):
Okay, that 's all. Hopefully I have been very helpful to you.

Your are sure of a great help, I did not know the stuffs you said. Are you actually in Shanghai right now or you are back in SG?

Topic: RE: Oldest Vs Newest: Royal Silk Class On Thai
Username: Cysafan
Posted 2010-06-16 00:07:24 and read 16136 times.

Quoting Initious (Reply 16):
Your are sure of a great help, I did not know the stuffs you said. Are you actually in Shanghai right now or you are back in SG?

Well.I am back in SIN a few days ago. I will try to post some pictures of the expo if I can find my camera wiring.


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