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by ycp81
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Weekend up north to KL via Malindo OD806/805
Replies: 4
Views: 2165

Re: Weekend up north to KL via Malindo OD806/805

Immigration and customs was fast and painless at KLIA and a 28min KLIA Ekspress train ride later, I was in KL Sentral where my hotel was located. Checked into Hilton Kuala Lumpur, which was also booked at very affordable prices. Room, and especially the bed, was very cozy and comfortable. Not to men...

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by ycp81
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Weekend up north to KL via Malindo OD806/805
Replies: 4
Views: 2165

Weekend up north to KL via Malindo OD806/805

This would be a short trip to KL for the weekend on Malindo Air, with tickets bought on promo fares for a very low SGD$80 return all-in, which is a superb deal for weekend flights on a full-service airline. Malindo does not offer web check-in for its flights originating from SIN and thus check-in wa...

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by ycp81
Sat May 20, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Down Under to Perth via SQ
Replies: 6
Views: 4531

Re: Down Under to Perth via SQ

Back to the airport via bus 380 again to Terminal 1. The SQ check-in counters were deserted as we reached the airport only slightly more than an hour before departure since the airport is rather small and not too busy. https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4155/34350782050_5312e16100_b.jpg Boarding pass iss...

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by ycp81
Thu May 18, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Down Under to Perth via SQ
Replies: 6
Views: 4531

Re: Down Under to Perth via SQ

Day trip out of Perth. First stop, Cavesham Wildlife Park. https://scontent-sit4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18519987_10154987685144017_875796111350574593_n.jpg?oh=0060173088569d68df577172aff7d458&oe=59A595A8 https://scontent-sit4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18446989_10154987685414017_154993371203971082...

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by ycp81
Wed May 17, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Down Under to Perth via SQ
Replies: 6
Views: 4531

Re: Down Under to Perth via SQ

We were the first international arrival in the morning, and hence immigration, baggae delivery and customs was swift and painless. A vast difference from arriving into Melbourne or Sydney during the peak hours. https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4173/33867415363_d1f1286bc2_b.jpg Perth International arriv...

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by ycp81
Wed May 17, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Down Under to Perth via SQ
Replies: 6
Views: 4531

Down Under to Perth via SQ

With the many public holidays these couple of months, I had been making short trips around to take advantage of them and the latest over the Vesak holiday was to Perth, the Western Australian city which I had not visited before, even though it is a very popular destination for Singaporeans. Flights ...

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by ycp81
Fri May 12, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bandung Long Weekend on SilkAir
Replies: 6
Views: 3304

Re: Bandung Long Weekend on SilkAir

allrite wrote:

Am I correct that there were no earphone sockets for listening in to the cabin screen entertainment?


I think it is available on the B738 (proabably along with some radio stations) as there is an audio selection panel on the armrest, but not on the A319/320.

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by ycp81
Thu May 11, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bandung Long Weekend on SilkAir
Replies: 6
Views: 3304

Re: Bandung Long Weekend on SilkAir

Breakfast was included in the room rate and it was a filling affair each morning. https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4171/34465917005_765aa0f468_b.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4177/34424614866_1e29b59e28_b.jpg Afternoon, we went to PVJ mall, and had lunch at Sagoo Kitchen. https://c1.staticflickr.co...

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by ycp81
Fri May 05, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bandung Long Weekend on SilkAir
Replies: 6
Views: 3304

Bandung Long Weekend on SilkAir

For the May Day long weekend holidays that just passed, I took a trip to nearby Bandung, Indonesia, just to enjoy the cool Bandung weather and feast on Sundanese cuisine. The trip was booked on SilkAir at a reasonable fare, with early departure on Saturday and evening arrival on Monday. A week prior...

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by ycp81
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: KLM Fifth Freedom Short-Haul to Bali
Replies: 8
Views: 5610

Re: KLM Fifth Freedom Short-Haul to Bali

The flight back to Singapore is scheduled at 2040hrs. We departed for the airport slightly after 6pm, and even with the short distance, the bad traffic to the airport made it an almost 20min ride. Through the obligatory security checks and into the check-in hall. The KLM desks were busy, expectedly ...

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by ycp81
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: KLM Fifth Freedom Short-Haul to Bali
Replies: 8
Views: 5610

Re: KLM Fifth Freedom Short-Haul to Bali

For this trip, I was staying at a rather new boutique hotel, Vasanti Kuta, which is rather near the airport. Booked a Junior Suite at very good rates, and the room was well-designed and good-sized, with comfortable beds, good amenities and a gigantic bathtub. https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2882/33276...

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by ycp81
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: KLM Fifth Freedom Short-Haul to Bali
Replies: 8
Views: 5610

KLM Fifth Freedom Short-Haul to Bali

Over the Good Friday long weekend holidays, I went on a rest and relax trip to nearby Bali, flying on one of the rare but long-surviving 5th freedom short-haul flights from Singapore, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines's SIN-DPS route. Some of the benefits of such 5th freedom routes is that you would be able ...

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by ycp81
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Short long-haul trip to Europe on SQ Economy
Replies: 4
Views: 5077

Re: Short long-haul trip to Europe on SQ Economy

In the evening, I proceeded to Heathrow via pre-booked car. The ride took more than an hour in the evening peak traffic crawl... And I thought traffic in Asia was bad... This would be my first time using the newest terminal at Heathrow, Terminal 2, also known as The Queen's Terminal. Most Star Allia...

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by ycp81
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Short long-haul trip to Europe on SQ Economy
Replies: 4
Views: 5077

Re: Short long-haul trip to Europe on SQ Economy

Immigration was surprisingly painless with the foreign queue much shorter than the EU queue and after grabbing my luggage, I was on the way to the hotel, Melia Vendome, in Central Paris. As it was way too early to check-in, I proceeded to a nearby cafe, Angelina, for some morning pastries. This cafe...

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by ycp81
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Short long-haul trip to Europe on SQ Economy
Replies: 4
Views: 5077

Short long-haul trip to Europe on SQ Economy

Recently, I had to make a week's travel to Paris and UK for work purposes, with 2 SQ long-haul flights in economy and a hop across the English Channel on the Eurostar accomplished within 6 days. Would be flying up to Paris and returning from London. As usual, it was the DIY check-in at Terminal 3 an...

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by ycp81
Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Charkuayteow, Charsiew, Chendol and more (Penang on AirAsia and Jetstar)
Replies: 4
Views: 2339

Re: Charkuayteow, Charsiew, Chendol and more (Penang on AirAsia and Jetstar)

For the flight back, we got an Uber ride to the airport, which is half the price of the exorbidant airport taxis. Jetstar's check-in counters were busy but there was only a short queue at the web check-in counter. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/753/33058406276_c7ddec39c6_b.jpg Got my boarding pass. h...

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by ycp81
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Charkuayteow, Charsiew, Chendol and more (Penang on AirAsia and Jetstar)
Replies: 4
Views: 2339

Charkuayteow, Charsiew, Chendol and more (Penang on AirAsia and Jetstar)

Last weekend, I did a foodie trip to Penang, just to savour the local Penang food again. Would be flying up on AirAsia and returning on Jetstar. Checked in online on AirAsia's website up to 2 weeks prior to departure, but I forgot to print my boarding passes and thus had them printed at the airport ...

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by ycp81
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My First SQ A350 Ride: SIN-HND-SIN SQ632/633 in Economy and Business
Replies: 6
Views: 13618

Re: My First SQ A350 Ride: SIN-HND-SIN SQ632/633 in Economy and Business

With the luggage in tow, we took the Airport Limo bus from Conrad to Haneda. Costed more but saved the hassle of the 15min walk with heavy luggage to the monorail station. Arrived at Haneda international terminal 2hrs prior to departure. Check-in counters were not too busy. A First Class counter was...

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by ycp81
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My First SQ A350 Ride: SIN-HND-SIN SQ632/633 in Economy and Business
Replies: 6
Views: 13618

Re: My First SQ A350 Ride: SIN-HND-SIN SQ632/633 in Economy and Business

A warm bowl of Ichiran ramen for dinner is heavenly in the cold! https://scontent-sit4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16388359_10154692811239017_4588469203027807779_n.jpg?oh=fe104fb71520aacad8210e6f2642fa15&oe=590DFAD9 Went to busy Shinjuku on next day. https://scontent-sit4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/162...

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by ycp81
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My First SQ A350 Ride: SIN-HND-SIN SQ632/633 in Economy and Business
Replies: 6
Views: 13618

Re: My First SQ A350 Ride: SIN-HND-SIN SQ632/633 in Economy and Business

9V-SMF will be resting for 1hr and being prepped for her flight back to SIN. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/741/31775174823_e855e61cec_b.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/583/32434337752_3c42a5ddae_b.jpg Immigration was rather smooth as there were not many international arrivals during this time of t...

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by ycp81
Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My First SQ A350 Ride: SIN-HND-SIN SQ632/633 in Economy and Business
Replies: 6
Views: 13618

My First SQ A350 Ride: SIN-HND-SIN SQ632/633 in Economy and Business

This short trip to Tokyo was booked last year and it was a pleasant surprised that SQ had decided to replace the non-retrofitted B773ERs on this flight SQ632/633 to the brand new A350 since Dec last year. Missing out on the SQ A350 ride last May from Amsterdam, finally I had a chance to fly on the n...

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by ycp81
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taipei Countdown 2017 via Singapore Airlines Business Class
Replies: 3
Views: 3870

Re: Taipei Countdown 2017 via Singapore Airlines Business Class

The trip back to Taoyuan airport was via a direct airport bus right from the bus stop beside the hotel. It was almost an hour's ride to the airport. SQ's check-in counters were at the far end of Terminal 2 and with the expected full flight, the economy queue was snaking. https://c1.staticflickr.com/...

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by ycp81
Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taipei Countdown 2017 via Singapore Airlines Business Class
Replies: 3
Views: 3870

Re: Taipei Countdown 2017 via Singapore Airlines Business Class

There was a queue at immigration due to an earlier arrival flight ahead but it was cleared within 15min. Luggage wa already circulating the belt. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/342/31368070853_64b566c087_b.jpg We took the airport bus for an hour long bus ride direct to the hotel near Minquan West Roa...

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by ycp81
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taipei Countdown 2017 via Singapore Airlines Business Class
Replies: 3
Views: 3870

Taipei Countdown 2017 via Singapore Airlines Business Class

Following my trip to Bangkok over Xmas, I made another trip over the New Year holidays, to Taipei to witness the Taipei 101 New Year Fireworks. This was of course coupled with some shopping as well as eating. Having checked-in online earlier, we proceeded to Terminal 3 to drop off our bags and obtai...

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by ycp81
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bangkok Xmas Escapade via Thai LionAir and SQ Business
Replies: 4
Views: 3394

Re: Bangkok Xmas Escapade via Thai LionAir and SQ Business

To Suvanarbhumi Airport for the flight home in SQ Business Class. Check-in was quite with no queues at the Business class counters. https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5610/31898275566_1ea65cb1a9_b.jpg Premium pax were entitled to use the premium lane and a Premium Lane pass was issued together with the b...

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by ycp81
Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bangkok Xmas Escapade via Thai LionAir and SQ Business
Replies: 4
Views: 3394

Re: Bangkok Xmas Escapade via Thai LionAir and SQ Business

Stayed at Dusit Thani Bangkok in Silom for this trip. This old dame remains as one of the best hotels in Bangkok, offering old-world luxury at affordable prices. To make it sweeter, I was upgraded to a suite! https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/400/31891650296_26371f5b23_b.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/...

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by ycp81
Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bangkok Xmas Escapade via Thai LionAir and SQ Business
Replies: 4
Views: 3394

Bangkok Xmas Escapade via Thai LionAir and SQ Business

I would be doing a couple of regional trips during the festive year end season and the 1st was to Bangkok for Xmas. Due to the King's passing away recently, the Thai Kingdom has toned down festive celebrations, though shopping and eateries were still operating as normal if you are just into these. T...

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by ycp81
Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wat-Hopping & the Golden Triangle: Chiang Mai on TigerAir & SilkAir
Replies: 6
Views: 2268

Re: Wat-Hopping & the Golden Triangle: Chiang Mai on TigerAir & SilkAir

For the flight back, it was a 150baht Uber ride back to the airport. Great thing about Chiang Mai is that the airport is a mere 10-15min car ride (depending on traffic) from the town center. Chiang Mai Intl Airport is clearly showing its age among the mega or new airport terminal buildings in Asia. ...

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by ycp81
Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wat-Hopping & the Golden Triangle: Chiang Mai on TigerAir & SilkAir
Replies: 6
Views: 2268

Re: Wat-Hopping & the Golden Triangle: Chiang Mai on TigerAir & SilkAir

Some of the delicious food that we had in Chiang Mai: Dinner of Thai fishcakes, pepper pork and Tom Kha soup. https://scontent-hkg3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15192573_10154493899299017_7892146803485382135_n.jpg?oh=a28f41251d703983bf53292da3e6efef&oe=58BA6640 https://scontent-hkg3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/...

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by ycp81
Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wat-Hopping & the Golden Triangle: Chiang Mai on TigerAir & SilkAir
Replies: 6
Views: 2268

Re: Wat-Hopping & the Golden Triangle: Chiang Mai on TigerAir & SilkAir

Went further north to the Golden Triangle, where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet. https://scontent-hkg3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15203225_10154493929359017_3225210423414003773_n.jpg?oh=87d979755992db1da464f562e1ba141d&oe=58D1FE3F Took boat ride along the Mekong river to Laos. https://scontent-hkg...

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by ycp81
Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wat-Hopping & the Golden Triangle: Chiang Mai on TigerAir & SilkAir
Replies: 6
Views: 2268

Re: Wat-Hopping & the Golden Triangle: Chiang Mai on TigerAir & SilkAir

A must visit on a sunday is the Sunday Night Market, which spans across the length of the entire Old city. Seriously, considering the scale of the market, this must be the mother of all night markets that I have been to. Almost 3hr there and I still could not complete walking through the entire mark...

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by ycp81
Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wat-Hopping & the Golden Triangle: Chiang Mai on TigerAir & SilkAir
Replies: 6
Views: 2268

Re: Wat-Hopping & the Golden Triangle: Chiang Mai on TigerAir & SilkAir

Immigration was quick as our flight was the sole international arrival at the time. A short 15min and 150baht taxi ride later, we reached Suriwongse Hotel. The hotel is conveniently located near the Night Bazaar area. Hotel is currently undergoing extensive refurbishment, preparations for operation ...

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by ycp81
Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wat-Hopping & the Golden Triangle: Chiang Mai on TigerAir & SilkAir
Replies: 6
Views: 2268

Wat-Hopping & the Golden Triangle: Chiang Mai on TigerAir & SilkAir

Having never set foot in Northern Thailand before, I recently went on a short 4-days trip to the charming city of Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai, the second largest city of Thailand and the unofficial capital of the north, is not as popular as the touristy beach towns and islands in the south, but offers a ...

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by ycp81
Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Quest for the best Sarawak Laksa and Kolo Mee (SIN-KCH on AirAsia and SilkAir)
Replies: 3
Views: 3154

Re: Quest for the best Sarawak Laksa and Kolo Mee (SIN-KCH on AirAsia and SilkAir)

Had a simple and tasty seafood dinner at See Good Seafood Restaurant. Apart from the usual seafood dishes, also ordered the popular wild fern "midin" dish, a must try when in Sarawak! https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5642/30100880054_6db1fa849e_b.jpg https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5337/3009792...

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by ycp81
Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Quest for the best Sarawak Laksa and Kolo Mee (SIN-KCH on AirAsia and SilkAir)
Replies: 3
Views: 3154

Quest for the best Sarawak Laksa and Kolo Mee (SIN-KCH on AirAsia and SilkAir)

Missing the great food in Kuching, Sarawak and being the foodie Singaporean, I booked a weekend trip to Kuching over the recent weekend, with flights up on AirAsia and return on Silkair. At the time of booking less than a month ago, the return flight on full-service Silkair was actually cheaper than...

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by ycp81
Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: KL Weekender via Malindo (SIN-KUL-SIN)
Replies: 5
Views: 2861

Re: KL Weekender via Malindo (SIN-KUL-SIN)

On the trip back to the airport, I took the Airport Bus from KL Sentral, which is a 55min ride to KLIA. Reached the airport by 6pm for the 7.40om flight. Checked in at the Internet check-in counter which had no queues. Newspapers were available at each counter for yours to take. https://c1.staticfli...

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by ycp81
Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: KL Weekender via Malindo (SIN-KUL-SIN)
Replies: 5
Views: 2861

Re: KL Weekender via Malindo (SIN-KUL-SIN)

Immigration and security was swift, and a 28min KLIA Express train ride later, we were right smack in KL Sentral, a 3.5hrs journey from my home to KL city. Before checking into the hotel, I had a light supper at one of the Indian eateries in Brickfields. Maggie goreng with chicken https://c2.staticf...

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by ycp81
Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: KL Weekender via Malindo (SIN-KUL-SIN)
Replies: 5
Views: 2861

KL Weekender via Malindo (SIN-KUL-SIN)

This would be a short review of my last weekend hop to nearby Kuala Lumpur on one of the lesser known airline, Malindo Air. Malindo may already is a familar name in Malaysia, but in Singapore, many are still unaware of the airline's existant, much less the almost full-service (at LCC prices) it offe...

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by ycp81
Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: HKG Culinary Weekend on ScootBiz & SQ New Business Class
Replies: 4
Views: 5259

Re: HKG Culinary Weekend on ScootBiz & SQ New Business Class

Took the airport bus back to HKIA, which was a 1hr ride away and arrived about 2hrs prior to STD. Checked in at the SQ counters, which were not crowded despite the full flight. Was offered check-in at the First counter as it was empty at the time. Check-in was very efficient, but felt just lacked a ...

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by ycp81
Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: HKG Culinary Weekend on ScootBiz & SQ New Business Class
Replies: 4
Views: 5259

Re: HKG Culinary Weekend on ScootBiz & SQ New Business Class

Simple lunch at Cui Hwa HK café https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8445/29699995295_091742a26a_b.jpg Colourful and delicious yam and milk mix drink. https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8542/29073516064_577b048788_b.jpg Very popular Cheong Fun (rice rolls) stall at Sham Sui Po with long queues. https://c1.stati...

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by ycp81
Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: HKG Culinary Weekend on ScootBiz & SQ New Business Class
Replies: 4
Views: 5259

HKG Culinary Weekend on ScootBiz & SQ New Business Class

With the recent long weekend holiday in Singapore, I made use of it plus an additional day of leave to go on a 4-days weekend trip to Hong Kong. Took the red-eye Scoot flight up and return on SQ. Check-in for the 0155am flight at Terminal 2 was quick as I was flying ScootBiz. The regular counters ha...

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by ycp81
Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Joy to Fly to Phuket (SilkAir MI756/753)
Replies: 4
Views: 3349

Re: A Joy to Fly to Phuket (SilkAir MI756/753)

A short 3 nights stay and time to fly back home. Phuket Airport's current check-in and departure hall is really rather depressing. Small, old and crowded. Can't wait for the new terminal to open soon! SilkAir's check-in counters were quite empty even though the flight would be totally full in Econom...

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by ycp81
Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Joy to Fly to Phuket (SilkAir MI756/753)
Replies: 4
Views: 3349

Re: A Joy to Fly to Phuket (SilkAir MI756/753)

Luckily immigration queues at Phuket was not too bad at the time of the day and bags were out pretty fast as well. Phuket's international flights would be moving to a brand new terminal beside the current terminal next month. https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8072/28587484140_39b47147f2_b.jpg For this t...

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by ycp81
Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Joy to Fly to Phuket (SilkAir MI756/753)
Replies: 4
Views: 3349

A Joy to Fly to Phuket (SilkAir MI756/753)

The past weekend, I did a short weekend trip to Phuket for a laze and relax birthday getaway via SilkAir. Tickets booked quite some time back were of a very reasonable price, almost similar to the budget carriers. This would also be my first time flying on SilkAir's new B737-800 aircraft as my previ...

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by ycp81
Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying SQ New Economy to Sydney SQ231/232
Replies: 4
Views: 7055

Re: Flying SQ New Economy to Sydney SQ231/232

On the last evening in Sydney, there was a fireworks display at Darling Harbour. This is a weekly Saturday event for some periods of the year. Nice way to end the short trip! https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8367/28285494311_fbcec0316f_b.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8711/27747932724_b0f13d7b2a_b.j...

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by ycp81
Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying SQ New Economy to Sydney SQ231/232
Replies: 4
Views: 7055

Re: Flying SQ New Economy to Sydney SQ231/232

Spotted another of my favourite airlines while walking to immigration. https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8652/28252557176_241351ed99_b.jpg For the first time ever, immigration was a breeze at an Australian airport, due to my eligibility to use the SmartGate automated clearance. There was a slight wait f...

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by ycp81
Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying SQ New Economy to Sydney SQ231/232
Replies: 4
Views: 7055

Flying SQ New Economy to Sydney SQ231/232

Since the launch of SQ's newest seats, I did not have much luck in scoring an aircraft fitted with them, till the recent outbound flight to Sydney on SQ. It was only a rather short trip over the public holiday and weekend and airfares on SQ was surprisingly reasonable for the flights I chose. Check-...

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by ycp81
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Weekend Food Escapades To BKK & PEN (FD,SQ,AK,3K)
Replies: 6
Views: 5675

Re: Weekend Food Escapades To BKK & PEN (FD,SQ,AK,3K)

Fried carrot cake and oyster omelette. https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7691/27057940293_68355156be_b.jpg Beehoon soup https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7751/27057939253_75ccd7e2af_b.jpg As it is the durian season, it is a must to try some of the famous Penang durians! https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7319/27...

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by ycp81
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Weekend Food Escapades To BKK & PEN (FD,SQ,AK,3K)
Replies: 6
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Re: Weekend Food Escapades To BKK & PEN (FD,SQ,AK,3K)

Now for the second weekend jaunt to Penang via AirAsia and Jetstar. As similar to previous, boarding passes were printed at home and we can proceed directly to the gate. https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7453/27594055501_ab1dcf122d_b.jpg Departure Gate D34 https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7105/27056503374_...

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by ycp81
Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Weekend Food Escapades To BKK & PEN (FD,SQ,AK,3K)
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RE: Weekend Food Escapades To BKK & PEN (FD,SQ,AK,3K)

3 nights in Bangkok with lots of food and massages later, it was time to fly home. Took the subway and transferred to the Airport Express train to <acronym title="Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International (BKK / VTBS), Thailand">BKK</acronym> for only about 50baht. Very cheap and convenient! <acronym tit...

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