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User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Posted (4 years 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 12129 times:

I've been planning to go to SIN for a while, since I was planning to move there for a while for work (unfortunately for personal reasons that has been postponed indefinitely), but when LH had an offer last year for EUR 400 to SIN, I just couldn't resist. So I booked the trip for 26 October to 5 November 2009. And as long as I was in the neighbourhood, I decided to also make a side trip to Kuala Lumpur from 2 to 5 November. This trip would also give me a couple of firsts:

1st time on Augsburg Airways (AMS-MUC)
1st time on an E-jet (Augsburg E195)
1st time on an a346
1st time on MH
1st time on an 734 (I know, long overdue, lol)
1st time on an AVRO RJ (LH Regional on the MUC-AMS route)
1st time I had 6 flights in one trip 

When I booked the trip with MH, the KUL-SIN was supposed to be flown with a 772, but this was unfortunately changed to a 734 due to the liberalisation of the KUL-SIN route.

I've recently been busy typing TR's. My other recent TR's can be found here:

AMS-PBM-AMS On KL MD11 (by Kappel Sep 7 2010 in Trip Reports)

AMS-EDI-AMS On KL Fokker 70 And Boeing 73Gw (by Kappel Sep 7 2010 in Trip Reports)

To Athens On LH A300-600 (by Kappel Sep 8 2010 in Trip Reports)

Feel free to give them a read and/or comment if you haven't already  

Anyway, on to the flights, as I had plenty of flights ahead of me.

Flight #1: AMS-MUC
Date: 26 October 2009
Airline: Augsburg Airways (under the LH regional banner)
Flight: LH4699
Aircraft: Embraer 195
Reg: D-AEMB (delivered new to Augsburg Airways on 26 June 2009, so only 4 months old at the time)
Seat: 18F
Scheduled departure time: 17:20
Scheduled arrival time: 18:45
Loadfactor: about 95%

D-AEMB waiting at the gate:


Wing view of the E195 before takeoff. The flight to FRA is waiting next to ours:


Cabin view. It's obvious this aircraft is brand new:


The flight had a short delay of about half an hour, but since I had a transfer of 3 hours at MUC, I wasn't too worried. Upon arrival at MUC I was looking at the board to check my gate for the flight to SIN when a customs guy in civilian clothing approached me (flashing his badge). He asked me the following:
"Where did you fly from?"
AMS.
"What is your destination?"
I informed him to SIN.
"Are you traveling alone?"
Yes I am.
"Business or pleasure?"
Pleasure.

Then he wanted to see my passport and itinerary. Looking at it he asked me to step aside and another guy joined him, asking me what line of work I am in. I told him tax consultant. They then asked me how long my transfer was and wanted me to come with them to check my handbag. They also swabbed my hand and face with some kind of liquid (I assume to check for drugs). Of course that was negative. And when they saw I had some stuff for friends in SIN in my hand luggage, as well as an e-mail advising me for good places to eat, they seemed to be satisfied that I was not a smuggler or anything and I was free to go.

Either way I had nothing to hide and had plenty of time for my transfer, so I was not worried and quite calm. It's also not the first time I was singled out, even though the last time was 10 years earlier (and I was selected for an extra pat down at JFK when flying to DCA in 2008), but I didn't know customs was checking these flights in civilian clothing as well. Quite an unusual experience. Does anybody have a similar experience at MUC (or another airport)?

Flight #2: MUC-SIN
Date: 26 October 2009
Airline: Lufthansa
Flight: LH790
Aircraft: Airbus A340-600
Reg: D-AIHV (delivered new to LH on 31 March 2008)
Seat: 32A
Scheduled departure time: 21:40
Scheduled arrival time: 15:55
Loadfactor: Y was full, no idea about J or F though...

D-AIHV waiting at the gate:


Wing view before takeoff:


Sunrise somewhere over Afghanistan:


Wing view after sunrise:


Almost there:


View of the lovely LH cabin:


Arrival at SIN:


Definitely SQ country. Unfortunately no a380 to be seen:


The flight went very smooth and I was happy with LH service. Again except the catering. The hot meals especially could really use some improvement. I've eaten much better on other airlines. Unfortunately, the flight back would be even worse in this respect. But the crew was curteous and professional. I have grown accustomed to this at LH, very good!!!

I really like the big PTV's with AVOD, but LH could use some more choices in this respect. KL for example has more movies on offer in their Y AVOD. But it kept me busy and the flight passed quickly, even though I didn't sleep at all. There was a nice German lady sitting next to me, but she hardly spoke English and my German is not that fantastic, so communicating was quite difficult. I did manage to help her with her immigration card though.

Anyway, here are some pics of Singapore:

View over Singapore in the direction of Clarke Quay (the area with blue and yellow lights in the center-right of the picture). This picture is taken from the Equinox bar on top of the Swissotel The Stamford:


My hotel right on Clarke Quay (Swissotel Merchant Court). It was a decent enough hotel with very nice staff. The location was fantastic, MRT station nearby and centrally located:


Clarke Quay by day. Of course it's much more lively and fun at night:


Singapore is truly a "fine" city  

Singapore has truly excellent food. Maxwell Food Court is no exception:


The branch of my employer in Singapore. I was so close to working here   Oh well, I still might...   


Thian Hock Keng temple, built in 1822:


Lovely statue on Boat Quay:


The Fullerton Hotel:


The Merlion on One Fullerton:


The bigger Merlion was undergoing repairs due to a lightning strike. In the background the CBD (Central Business District) can be seen:


Boat Quay:


Statue at the Raffles landing site:


Hindu temple in the Bugis area:


Gotta love the Singa-Lion:


Inside the Chinatown Heritage Centre. Unbelievable that up to 10 people used to live in rooms like this.


Food stand in Smith Street in Chinatown. Our Dutch readers may appreciate the Dutch interpretation of Bak Kut Teh   I didn't try it though... too much other good food to eat, like Hokkien Noodles, Carrot Cake, Laksa, etc  

Smith Street, a lovely place to eat. Especially a bit later when it's busier:


Fort Canning Park:


The Chinese and Japanese gardens are a lovely getaway from the busy city centre:

Pagoda in the Chinese gardens:


Bonsai Tree and Stone garden in the Japanese gardens


Orchard road, can't go to Singapore without at least one visit to this street  

I loved my time in Singapore, but it was time to move on to Malaysia. I took a cab from the hotel to SIN, which took about 20 minutes. Not too expensive either, so no problem. I was thinking about taking the MRT, but it was the morning rush hour and didn't feel like taking my laggage in the MRT at this time of the day. So I decided to take the taxi.

The orchard garden at Changi. I really love this airport!!


9V-MMQ just arriving from KUL, about half an hour late.


Flight #3: SIN-KUL
Date: 2 November 2009
Airline: Malaysia
Flight: MH604
Aircraft: Boeing 737-400
Reg: 9V-MMQ (delivered new to MH on 30 March 1993)
Seat: 8F
Scheduled departure time: 09:50
Scheduled arrival time: 10:50
Loadfactor: about 95%

It's a good thing MH has ordered new aircraft, because the 734 looks really tired, inside and out! The windows are all scratched up, the seats look tired, etc. I was happy to be back on the ground...

Inflight:


Scratched up windows!! I was trying to take a picture of the numerous palm farms on the ground. Palm oil is one of the biggest export products (if not the biggest) of Malaysia. Unfortunately it's also destroying the rainforest  

Arrival at KUL. reverse thrust and spoilers deployed...


The cabin of 9V-MMQ:


It was a very short flight and the cabin crew distributed drinks that clumsy me, dropped while taking pictures. Oh well... the flight was ok, we did have some turbulence and like I said, the plane looked tired.

My hotel room in KUL. I booked the Sheraton Imperial and it was a truly awesome hotel!! Highly recommended... good location as well.


Malaysia Tourism Center. It's located in a lovely colonial building that was almost demolished. Thankfully they kept it. I booked a few trips here, to Melaka and Batu Caves:


Dutch windmill in Melaka:


Stadthuis is Dutch for City Hall. This was the old city hall modeled after the City Hall of the Dutch town of Hoorn. It's a museum now.


Weird to see a gravestone in Dutch in a fort built by the Portuguese, partly demolished by the Dutch and saved from total demolition by the British. Yes... Melaka has quite a history  

The beautiful Petronas twin towers:


The Suria KLCC mall at the base of the twin towers. Lovely mall!!


View from the walking bridge between the two towers:


The museum of Islamic art:


Models of the Taj Mahal and the Ka'ba Mosque (Masjid al-Haram):


If you ever stay at the Sheraton Imperial in KUL, be sure to eat here. It's right around the corner, cheap and more importantly, has delicious food:


Inside the Royal Selangor Pewter factory:


Entrance to Batu Caves:


Hindu shrine inside Batu Caves:


Macaque on the stares to Batu Caves. They are everywhere! And not afraid of people at all...


Oh well, that was the end of my Malaysian vacation as well. Malaysia is a beautiful country and I really want to visit again. I will definitely take more time then to see more of the country!!

Departure hall of KUL. It's a nice airport, very modern. But IMHO no match for SIN. The upside is that since it's way too big for the number of pax it handles, it not busy anywhere. MH ground staff was also very friendly and even booked my luggage all the way through to AMS!!


I had time for a quick Nasi Lemak. Not as nice as in the hotel, but still quite tasty:


KUL does have a very nice aircraft model collection though!!   


Flight #4: KUL-SIN
Date: 5 November 2009
Airline: Malaysia
Flight: MH607
Aircraft: Boeing 737-400
Reg: 9V-MMG (delivered new to MH on 16 October 1992)
Seat: 20F
Scheduled departure time: 19:30
Scheduled arrival time: 20:25
Loadfactor: about 95%

9V-MMG at the gate. Also half an hour late and also tired looking. MH must work these aircraft to the ground:


Service again consisted of a drinks service. Again there was quite a bit of turbulence, so thankfully the flight was short. I had some time at SIN, so I looked around some shops, got something to eat and decided to check out the games. Unfortunately those were all taken. So I went to see a movie in the small theater. There was a fun comedy on (forgot the name), so I stayed until it was time to board my flight to MUC. There is really no reason to get bored at SIN during a transfer!

Flight #5: SIN-MUC
Date: 5 November 2009
Airline: Lufthansa
Flight: LH791
Aircraft: Airbus A340-600
Reg: D-AIHT (delivered new to LH on 30 April 2008)
Seat: 33C
Scheduled departure time: 23:35
Scheduled arrival time: 05:45
Loadfactor: Y was at most 80% full, no idea about J or F though...

I normally don't take an aisle seat, but since this flight was completely at night, I decided to forgo the window seat and go with an aisle seat. The guy next to me didn't say a word the entire flight. I also slept for about 8 hours (on and off). Catering was again not good. They had a choice of duck or fish for dinner. I reluctantly decided on the duck as I don't like to eat fish on aircraft. It tasted terrible (when there's so much good food to get in Singapore). I ate the rice and dessert and bits and pieces of the duck, just to have something in my stomach. A couple of hours later I was really happy I took the aisle seat, as the duck really didn't agree with me and I had to go to the bathroom a couple of times. I'll spare you the details  

Almost back in MUC:


I again had a couple of hours of transfer time, which is not easy on MUC (especially when tired). Not much to do at all. So I just strolled around the shops, got a bite to eat (and really had to get used to European prices for food again, lol). Finally the time to board came.

Flight #6: MUC-AMS
Date: 6 November 2009
Airline: Lufthansa Cityline
Flight: LH4699
Aircraft: AVRO RJ85
Reg: D-AVRO (best reg ever for an AVRO jet, lol, delivered new to LH Cityline on 17 October 1994)
Seat: 3F
Scheduled departure time: 09:00
Scheduled arrival time: 10:00
Loadfactor: Most of the middle seats were empty, so about 70%

On the way to the aircraft, we came up close to a few others such as the following two:


Engine #3 of D-AVRO during the flight:


On approach to AMS, the reflection of D-AVRO in the clouds. Of course it was cloudy in the Netherlands, lol:


And finally D-AVRO on the tarmac at AMS:


While I did enjoy my first flight in an AVRO RJ, it was quite weird to fly an aircraft with the wings on the top of the fuselage. The seats were also quite narrow (3-3 config), but thankfully the middle seats were empty. The other LH flights were all fantastic (except the LH catering, lol). I like the a346 a lot. I'm a fan of the a330/a340 cabin cross section anyway. And Singapore and Malaysia are really fantastic countries to visit, highly recommended!! And again, so is LH. MH shorthaul I'd avoid, at least until the new 738's have arrived. Next time, maybe I'll try SQ, Silkair or Air Asia.

Again, thanks a lot for reading and as always comments are welcome!

Regards,
Sergio


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User currently offlinekq787 From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 11855 times:

very nice trip report. excellent pics of singapore as well. is the food cheap there?

User currently offline9MMAR From Malaysia, joined Jul 2006, 2110 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 11450 times:

Hallo Kappel, hoe gaat het?

Since most of the photos are the sightseeing portion of the trip, kudos for featuring some attractions that are not well known to many tourists, such as the Islamic Art Museum and the Royal Selangor Pewter factory in Kuala Lumpur.

And thank you so much for the photos of the sights in Malacca. I spent my high school years there and that was the best years in my life, though I never returned to the state after finishing O Level. The state is the cradle of the Malay civilization dating back to the 15th century.

Quoting Kappel (Thread starter):
I booked the Sheraton Imperial and it was a truly awesome hotel!

Honestly, I am quite surprised as the hotel has a not so good reputation (for being dated). It is definitely the worst Starwood hotel in Kuala Lumpur (other Starwood Hotels down town include Le Meridien in KL Sentral and Westin in Bukit Bintang. There will also be St. Regis and Aloft, both in KL Sentral, in the nearest future). But, I agree with you that despite its dated reputation, its location near the Asian Heritage Row (where the restaurant that you mentioned is located) and infront of the Medan Tunku monorail station is quite unbeateable.

Quoting Kappel (Thread starter):
It was a very short flight and the cabin crew distributed drinks

Being a bit critical here, what kind of drinks that were offered (type of juices, coffee and tea)? Are they in prepacked plastic cups SQ-style or being poured in a proper cup and served in a tray? Does a napkin accompanied the drink? Does the logo on the cup was facing you when served by the arguably 'world's best' cabin crew?

Quoting Kappel (Thread starter):
Palm oil is one of the biggest export products (if not the biggest) of Malaysia. Unfortunately it's
also destroying the rainforest

However, I really need to rant about this!

Having spent 6 years of my career in the palm oil industry in Malaysia and Indonesia, having not bulldozed off a single rainforest tree nor involved in an open burning of the rainforest for site clearing, it is very sad to hear that this mindset is still inside the head of so many people, especially those in the West. I hope you are aware that all this bad propaganda was started by the European vegetable oil producers who was threaten by the cheaper, healthier and more sustainable edible oil that is the palm oil. The Netherlands is the largest producers of palm oil and its by products in Europe. Malaysian palm oils producers (my former employer included) acquired some leading refineries in the country i.e. Unimills BV and Loders Croklaan in Rotterdam and the crude palm oil that were sent to these European refineries are the best of quality, due to so many 'standards' that were posed by the European regulators. And yet still...

Malaysia in particular has a very strict policy for palm oil development. No development can be done at forest reserves, and most of the new planting that most people saw are actually a replanting (palm oil trees need to be cut off and replant every 25 years to ensure the quality of the crops) or new development at secondary forests. None of this effected the rainforest, which almost all of it have been gazetted as National Parks. I can sincerely speak that the illegal forest lodging for the timber industry is contributing far negative effects to the rainforest than the whole palm oil industry in general. The majority of the palm oil producers in Malaysia are public listed companies in Bursa Malaysia and thus they have CSR and continuously under the microscope of so many government agencies and non profit organisations which concern about the environment.

Despite having a thriving palm oil industry both upstream and downstream (Malaysia was the world's largest producer of palm oil since the early 20th century until 2008, when Indonesia took over), we also proud of having the world's oldest tropical rainforest, which are now becoming increasingly important to the nation's economy from ecotourism.

Sorry for that, but I only want you to have the correct picture as thing was being way over exaggerated. Hey, hope they'll be some vacancies at PWC in Singapore or even Malaysia. Then I hope you could explore more of the region. Suddenly I was reminded of mijn lerares (voor mijn Nederlandse les), she said throughout her years in Malaysia, the best part of the country that she ever encountered was when she was at our Taman Negara (National Park) in Pahang, where her room was visited by poisonous spiders and snakes on each nights during her stay. She was definitely wow-ed by that (the wilderness aspect of it). I hope you could experience something like that too someday.

All in all, an enjoyable read.


User currently offlineBigMac From Suriname, joined Nov 2003, 319 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 11327 times:

Very nice trip report. Ahhh, Singapore, very "lovely" country indeed. I still need to visit Malaysia one day...

Quoting Kappel (Thread starter):
Either way I had nothing to hide and had plenty of time for my transfer, so I was not worried and quite calm. It's also not the first time I was singled out, even though the last time was 10 years earlier (and I was selected for an extra pat down at JFK when flying to DCA in 2008), but I didn't know customs was checking these flights in civilian clothing as well. Quite an unusual experience. Does anybody have a similar experience at MUC (or another airport)?

Hmmm, had an adventure with some custom officers at FRA late last year. I was flying alone and just came off a SQ flight from JFK and was in transit in FRA going to SIN (same SQ flight).
Right before boarding 2 custom officers in uniform surrounded me and began to ask questions in a loud and authoritive german accent. What was I doing here, where did I come from, where was I going to, was I alone. They then asked for my travel documents. The moment they opened my passport and saw my F boarding pass they handed my documents back without inspecting my documents.
I did notice these 2 officers outside the waiting area when I deplaned from JFK and again when I entered the waiting area for my flight. They were looking at the passengers on this flight like hawks but never saw them questioning anyone.



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User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2775 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 11248 times:

Cool report!!

I also went to SIN with LH back in 2008, it was my first time visiting Asia and had an amazing time (I posted a trip report here but did not finish it)

My flights were on A343s and left MUC at 13:00 arriving in SIN at 7am, the flight back to MUC was at 9am arriving at 16 in MUC.

The service was great typical LH, food was ok so no complaints there.

I loved Singapore, so clean and nice but the humidity nearly killed me 

I stayed at a hotel in Bugis basically next door to the Hindu temple you showed us, (South East Asia Hotel), I didn't went to a hawk centre nor did enjoy some more local food (it was my first time there, and I did not know where to go or what to do) but I did tried Durian juice... let's say it was a unique experience.

I also went to KL but by coach instead of flying, well it was a super duper amazing coach (Aerolines) which had Business class-style seats, the trip took around 5 hours along a very scenic highway (lots of palm trees)

I also enjoyed my stay in KL, at first I was a bit worried since I read about robberies and stuff in KL but in the 4 days I was there, I never felt threatened or anything, the people were fantastic and warm and I fell in love with KL.

Definitely I would love to go back to SIN and KL and enjoy them some more.

MIAspotter.



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User currently offlineckblah From Singapore, joined Jul 2010, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 11036 times:

Hi, great to know that you enjoyed your time in Singapore! A pity you weren't in town during the National Day and Youth Olympics period, there were lots of fireworks displays! Anyway, if you're interested, my photos are at: http://chinkeat.com/singapore/singapore-marina-bay/ and http://chinkeat.com/singapore/singapore-from-above/

User currently offlinerichcandy From UK - England, joined Aug 2001, 723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 10630 times:

Hi

Great trip report, some people don't like Singapore but I love it, its a great city.

Quoting Kappel (Thread starter):
Either way I had nothing to hide and had plenty of time for my transfer, so I was not worried and quite calm. It's also not the first time I was singled out, even though the last time was 10 years earlier (and I was selected for an extra pat down at JFK when flying to DCA in 2008), but I didn't know customs was checking these flights in civilian clothing as well. Quite an unusual experience. Does anybody have a similar experience at MUC (or another airport)?

I have been singled out for extra security a few times, but never by staff in civilian clothing. I always feel a bit scared when this happens but with nothing to hid I don't really know why.

Rich


User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 10451 times:

Quoting kq787 (Reply 1):
is the food cheap there?

Yes, certainly compared to European prices. Especially in the food courts and food streets though. There are restaurants that are on par with European prices. But to be honest, I usually like the food in the food courts and food streets (hawker stalls) better. A meal costs about EUR 5 at those places. Malaysia is even cheaper! Needless to say, I ate way too much, the food is so delicious in Singapore and Malaysia!!!

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 2):
such as the Islamic Art Museum and the Royal Selangor Pewter factory in Kuala Lumpur.

Those are great places to visit! I only posted a few pics of the Islamic Arts Museum, but it's really nice. The bird park next to it is also supposed to be very nice, but didn't get a chance to visit. And my house has pleny of Royal Selangor Pewter now, lol. I love their stuff!

We also went to a batik factory, so needless to say I have a few batic paintings and table cloths as well   Excellent stuff!!

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 2):
The state is the cradle of the Malay civilization dating back to the 15th century.

Yes, Melaka truly has an amazing history!

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 2):
Honestly, I am quite surprised as the hotel has a not so good reputation

I'm really surprised the hotel has not such a good reputation, because it was an amazing experience for me. Amazing large room, extremely friendly staff (they pointed me to Buharry restaurant). I wasn't planning to take breakfast in the hotel, but I did and it was amazing (Nasi Lemak everyday of course, lol). I really had nothing to fault this hotel during my stay. I spent time in several 5 star hotels, but hardly any of them came close to this one!

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 2):
its location near the Asian Heritage Row (where the restaurant that you mentioned is located) and infront of the Medan Tunku monorail station is quite unbeateable.

Definitely. I was thinking about taking this hotel or the Traders hotel. But the price of the Sheraton couldn't be beat...

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 2):
Being a bit critical here, what kind of drinks that were offered (type of juices, coffee and tea)? Are they in prepacked plastic cups SQ-style or being poured in a proper cup and served in a tray? Does a napkin accompanied the drink? Does the logo on the cup was facing you when served by the arguably 'world's best' cabin crew?

Wow, lots of questions... ehm... they had a few juices (no soursop unfortunately), so I took Orange juice. It was presented in a plastic cup with a handkerchief. I don't remember whether the logo was facing me when it was served. Honestly, the flight was way too short to judge whether the MH crew is really (one of) the world's best.

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 2):
I hope you are aware that all this bad propaganda was started by the European vegetable oil producers who was threaten by the cheaper, healthier and more sustainable edible oil that is the palm oil.

Nope, didn't know that. What I did see was massive palm oil plantations...

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 2):
Sorry for that, but I only want you to have the correct picture as thing was being way over exaggerated.

No problem, it's always good to have the full picture!

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 2):
Hey, hope they'll be some vacancies at PWC in Singapore or even Malaysia.

Vacancies wasn't the problem. I was not far from accepting the job in Singapore. I was definitely planning to tour around the region during weekends and vacations. Unfortunately this will have to wait until my health issues are resolved...

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 2):
Taman Negara (National Park)

Definitely want to go there! As I'm from Suriname, I'm quite used to the tropical humidity, so that's no problem at all.

Quoting BigMac (Reply 3):
I still need to visit Malaysia one day...

You should! It's like a more modern Suriname. Be sure to take your time to tour around the country.

Quoting BigMac (Reply 3):
Right before boarding 2 custom officers in uniform surrounded me and began to ask questions in a loud and authoritive german accent.

I'm happy that during my questioning they were always respectful. The commanding tone really adds nothing but aggravation.

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 4):
I loved Singapore, so clean and nice but the humidity nearly killed me

I definitely like the cleanliness and safety of Singapore. And hey, if you get hot, you can always hop into a mall or something like that to cool off. But it didn't bother me that much, I can take it. Malaysia was even hotter than Singapore though, especially Melaka.

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 4):
at first I was a bit worried since I read about robberies and stuff in KL but in the 4 days I was there, I never felt threatened or anything, the people were fantastic and warm and I fell in love with KL.

No, I never felt unsafe in KL either. And the people are indeed very friendly.

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 4):
I also went to KL but by coach instead of flying, well it was a super duper amazing coach (Aerolines) which had Business class-style seats, the trip took around 5 hours along a very scenic highway (lots of palm trees)

I was thinking about taking the bus, but the airfares are not bad at all and I love flying, so the choice was easy for me.. 
Quoting ckblah (Reply 5):
Hi, great to know that you enjoyed your time in Singapore! A pity you weren't in town during the National Day and Youth Olympics period, there were lots of fireworks displays! Anyway, if you're interested, my photos are at:

Thanks for the pics. Maybe next National Day I'll be there  
Quoting richcandy (Reply 6):
some people don't like Singapore but I love it, its a great city.

I don't get why some people don't like Singapore. I love it too...



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User currently offlinemegablank From Germany, joined Jul 2008, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9419 times:

Hello Sergio,

a really nice TR.

But the most funny thing is: I was on the same flight LH 791 from Singapore to Munich on November 5th, 2009.

This was the most pleasant flight back from Asia as I had the second-last middle row completely for me.

I opted for the fish meal (which was good) and I'm glad I did so after reading your experience with the duck.

Yours, Markus


User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 8960 times:

Quoting megablank (Reply 8):
I was on the same flight LH 791 from Singapore to Munich on November 5th, 2009.
You're kidding!!! That's so funny!!! 
This was the most pleasant flight back from Asia as I had the second-last middle row completely for me.

Yeah, I made the mistake of taking a row at the window. Most of the middle rows only had one or two pax. The middle rows around me all had 2 pax, so it made no sense for me to move. Good for you I wasn't sitting near you  
Quoting megablank (Reply 8):
I opted for the fish meal (which was good) and I'm glad I did so after reading your experience with the duck.

Indeed, it was a difficult choice. I never take fish during a flight, but the duck was terrible. You certainly made the better choice!



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