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Singapore Airlines 9V-SQI SQ237 Singapore - Melbourne | 2007 Photos

Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:11 pm

Trip Report : Singapore - Melbourne on Singapore Airlines

Flight Details

Airlines: Singapore Airlines
Flight : SQ237 SIN - MEL
Reg : 9V-SQI
Aircraft: Boeing 777-212/ER
Departure Singapore Terminal 2 : 23:40 SGT
Arrival Melbourne International Terminal : 10:05 AEST
Flight time : 7 hours, 32 minutes
Distance : 6,057 kilometers


This report is from a trip in July 2007. I have travelled to Mumbai with family. Read trip report here: Singapore Airlines 9V-SYG SQ424 SIN - BOM

On return, I flew with Singapore Airlines, Read trip report here: Singapore Airlines 9V-SYD SQ 421 BOM - SIN

Being monsoon season, I fell sick while in Mumbai and had to change the return flight. After getting well, I went to Singapore Airlines office in South Mumbai to reschedule my flight. I was put on wait-list for the Sydney flight. Having to return back to work, I decided to fly to upto Singapore and try to travel to Sydney on the 15th. Being wait-listed I had to head to the airport and try my luck at securing a seat.

Singapore Photos

I went around the city area in the morning.

Hindu Temple at Bugis


Chinese Temple


Singapore river


Singapore Parliament




I had visited this spot in 1989.


Raffles Hotel

Raffles Hotel was the tallest hotel in world in 1989.


Cricket in progress



Changi Beach

Took bus to Changi Beach. Had lunch at Hawker Centre near the bus terminal. After having lunch, decided to head to Changi Beach for planespotting.



Singapore Airlines 9V-SQI arriving


Heading to Airport

As I was wait-listed arrived the airport early before check-in commenced. With time to spare, waited in the viewing area at Terminal 1.


Terminal 1 Flight schedule


Terminal 1 Check-in


Garuda pushback



Qantas Singapore Hub


Qantas VH-OJA pushback


Turkish A340-300


KLM pushback


Check-in on 15th July

I arrived at the check-in counter and was advised to wait. As it was end of school holidays, flight to Sydney were full. I waited at the airport being wait-listed number 10-15 [can't remember]. I didn't make it on that flight. I was informed to arrive at the airport and try for the 7 am departure next day.

Terminal 2

It was past mid-night as I wasn't going to make it to the flight. I left my check-in bag at the Left Luggage in Terminal 1 to collect around same time next day. It cost me SGD $13 [Approx].


After dropping the bag, took train to city and looked for hotel to spend the night.



Check-in 16th July

As I was staying at a hotel in Bugis, had to change train at Tanah Merah MRT station to arrive at Changi Terminal 2

Tanah Merah MRT


I arrived at the Terminal 2 before the flight, I wasn't able to secure a seat.

I was spending for the hotel and other expenses while waiting for the Sydney flight. I spoke with the reservation staff and requested to be put on any Australian flight.

I was advised there was 11p.m flight to Melbourne but I would have to make my own arrangement to fly to Sydney. I accepted the condition.

Terminal 2



With the booking sorted, I headed to the Terminal 1.


Skytrain to Terminal 1


Terminal 1

I headed to viewing area for spotting


Terminal 1 Departure Schedule

As the terminal 1 viewing area offer a good view of the tarmac, I spent rest of the time there as I was still recovering from health issues. Had my lunch and dinner in the food court close to the viewing area.


Plane spotting


Night view

It was dark as evening set in, Qantas flight started to arrive.

China Eastern


Qantas B747 and Emirates B777



Air India A310 to Mumbai


View of Terminal 1 Departure area


Terminal 1 Flight Schedule


As flight time approached, took collected the left bag at Terminal 1 and took SkyTrain to Terminal 2.


Sunflowers at Terminal 2



Check-in counter was aisle 7-8, my bag was light, didn't have any issues with bags, got the boarding card for Melbourne. Flight to Melbourne was full. I requested a window seat and was able to secure it.

Terminal 2 Flight schedule


View of Terminal 2




Immigration was quick as I was exiting Singapore, passport was scanned and stamped.

To Gate

I checked the gate number and it was short distance from where I had completed the immigration. On reaching the gate, indicator stated gate closing. I passed security. Passport and boarding pass was checked by ground staff. Stub was torn off the boarding card and was allowed in the waiting area.

Waiting area

After a wait of few mins, boarding was called. As seen, there was no wi-fi, laptop docking terminals were provided along with desktop for emailing and browsing. I emailed to informed family, I was about to board flight.


On Board

Boarding was through aerobridge, Once on board, boarding card was checked and was directed to seat which was on the starboard side. I was seated 32K.


Seating was 3-4-3. I was lucky to get a window seat even though I was wait-listed. My neighbours were a Singaporean couple.

Cold towel

Crew provided cold towel for wiping and then menu and immigration form.

Business class - Drink Service before departure



Pushback commenced on time, after a short taxi, lined up to depart Singapore. I was happy to fly out as I had to return to work.

Departing Singapore


Flight path

After departing Singapore on attaining cruising altitude.


Drinks service commenced. I selected red wine for the drinks.


Flight Details


Cabin view



Supper option was Chicken or lamb. I had selected the lamb option. I was too tired and sick and didn't take any food photos. After dinner, lights were switched off and I feel asleep after exhausting day.

Heading towards Victoria

I woke up to notice flight had progressed over South Australia, I must have slept 5-6 hrs.



Flight details



Sunrise over South Australia




Breakfast was served 1 and half before arrival in Melbourne. Options were scrambled egg or noodles.

I chose scrambled egg with orange juice.

Over Victoria


Approaching Melbourne

Approach towards Melbourne was from the North-West landing on the main runway.



It was cold day in Melbourne. After landing, exited the main runway to head to International Terminal.


Rex - Regional Express


Virgin Blue Airlines


Melbourne Airport


Singapore Airlines B747 at Gate D8


SQ 237 parked next to the sister-ship



As I was seated behind the business class, disembarkation was quick.

Immigration and Quarantine

After arriving in Melbourne, passed through immigration without hassle. Baggage arrived soon after entering the collection area.

As I wasn't carrying any declarable items, I was allowed to exit out.

To Departure

After exiting the quarantine area, I arrived in the arrivals area which was full of waiting people. I took a travelator to the departure area.

Went to the toilet to freshen up in the departure area, it was dirty and disgusting. After freshening up, I headed to BK for breakfast.

I still had to book flight to Sydney.

Hope you enjoyed the trip. Thanks for reading.

End of report


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