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Singapore Airlines To Shorten Kebaya Skirts

Tue Aug 05, 2003 7:19 am

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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zizou
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RE: Singapore Airlines To Shorten Kebaya Skirts

Tue Aug 05, 2003 8:04 am

I look forward to seeing this new skirt. Already, they look pretty good in the current kebaya. How does shortening a skirt save money?
 
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RE: Singapore Airlines To Shorten Kebaya Skirts

Tue Aug 05, 2003 12:05 pm

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.
 
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RE: Singapore Airlines To Shorten Kebaya Skirts

Wed Aug 06, 2003 4:37 am

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.
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RE: Singapore Airlines To Shorten Kebaya Skirts

Wed Aug 06, 2003 5:39 am

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...

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RE: Bellybuttons

Wed Aug 06, 2003 6:08 am

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.

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RE: Singapore Airlines To Shorten Kebaya Skirts

Wed Aug 06, 2003 6:32 am

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!

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UN_B732
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RE: Singapore Airlines To Shorten Kebaya Skirts

Wed Aug 06, 2003 6:43 am

It appears that Singapore_Air was just a little too gullible!
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a380
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RE: Singapore Airlines To Shorten Kebaya Skirts

Wed Aug 06, 2003 6:59 am

I do think the skirts are too long and can be dangerous in an evacuation situation...?
 
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RE: Singapore Airlines To Shorten Kebaya Skirts

Wed Aug 06, 2003 10:39 am

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
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RE: Singapore Airlines To Shorten Kebaya Skirts

Wed Aug 06, 2003 10:53 am

Methinks the plunging neckline has Airmale all hot and bothered  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Singapore Airlines To Shorten Kebaya Skirts

Wed Aug 06, 2003 11:31 am

Getting those SQ girls some mini skirt?  Nuts  Nuts
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SQ772
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RE: Singapore Airlines To Shorten Kebaya Skirts

Wed Aug 06, 2003 3:07 pm

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

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RE: Singapore Airlines To Shorten Kebaya Skirts

Wed Aug 06, 2003 4:33 pm

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!

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RE: Singapore Airlines To Shorten Kebaya Skirts

Wed Aug 06, 2003 4:48 pm

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.


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RE: Singapore Airlines To Shorten Kebaya Skirts

Wed Aug 06, 2003 4:48 pm

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).

 
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RE: Singapore Airlines To Shorten Kebaya Skirts

Wed Aug 06, 2003 5:00 pm

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)


 
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RE: Singapore Airlines To Shorten Kebaya Skirts

Wed Aug 06, 2003 6:06 pm

Doesn't sound real at all Laugh out loud

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Ikarus
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RE: Singapore Airlines To Shorten Kebaya Skirts

Wed Aug 06, 2003 6:15 pm

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 )

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