ycp81
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Penang Weekend Jaunt via TR and 3K

Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:08 am

This will be just a short report on my last weekend trip to Penang, flying up on Scoot and returning on JetStar.

Checked in via the self-checkin kiosks and boarding pass receipt issued.

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Had a delicious Korean rice cake in spicy soup meal at TGM Café, compliments of Priority Pass.

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Departure Gate was changed to the far end at F59.

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20 September 2019
Scoot
TR 428
Singapore (SIN) - Penang (PEN)
A320
9V-TRN
Economy Class
Flight Time: 1H00M



Small yellow birdie operating the short flight. To be frank, I would rather be flying on the SQ B787 taxiing past to the adjacent gate.

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Boarding in progress.

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Standard LCC cabin and seats.

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Boarding in progress. It was almost a totally full flight.

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Very tight legroom, made worse at the last row where I was seated.

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Ads for the Singapore Grand Prix on the headrest covers.

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Literature in the seat pocket.

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Departed on schedule and a buy-on-board service was swiftly conducted.

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Very soon, we descended and landed in Penang. A short and fuss-free flight on Scoot.

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Stayed at St Giles Wembley at Georgetown for this short trip.

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Headed to a supper place eatery just a short walk from the hotel, for a very delicious bowl of Penang Hokkien prawn noodles.

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More Penang street food, including Char Kuay Teow, oyster omelette and chendol.

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View from my hotel room.

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Hearty dimsum breakfast at Restaurant Zim Sum.

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Exploring GeorgeTown, including visits to a couple of temples.

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Khoo Kongxi and a tourist street.

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Cooling down with a latte in a café.

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Nasi lemak and an assortment of nonya kuehs for tea.

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My all-time favourite duck kuay chup along Kimberley Street.

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And more street eats, including Penang laksa, lor bak and more char kuay teow.

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A&W dessert

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directorguy
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Re: Penang Weekend Jaunt via TR and 3K

Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:12 am

Great TR, thanks for sharing. Food looks wonderful. Penang has been on my radar for a very long time. I need to visit asap!
 
ycp81
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Re: Penang Weekend Jaunt via TR and 3K

Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:58 pm

Back to Penang Airport to check in for the flight back on JetStar. There were no queues at the check-in counters even though the flight was very full. Coloured boarding passes were issued.

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Scoot A320 at the gate preparing for the flight back to Singapore. However, the flight ended up departing 6hrs late due to a significant delay.

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Visit to the Plaza Premium lounge, which was rather empty at this time.

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There was a selection of made-to-order dishes.

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Feeling a bit down in the stomach, I only had fishball kuay teow soup and green bean dessert.

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Off to the gate where boarding was about to commence.

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22 September 2019
JetStar Asia
3K 676
Penang (PEN) - Singapore (SIN)
A320
9V-JSU
Economy Class
Flight Time: 1H15M



Boarding the aircraft

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As this aircraft was fitted with the new slimline seats, legroom was actually quite reasonable.

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Seat literature

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View out the window. The earlier Scoot flight was very delayed.

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Pushing back

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Taxied to the runway.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfoqJSuCoqA


And took off into the hazy skies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzHnATXNTWc

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Inflight service commenced swiftly, with pre-ordered snacks delivered and BOB service conducted.

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Well above the haze which was engulfing the region.

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We were very soon descending into the sunset and back into the haze.

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Landing on Rwy20R.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rslCcFDIbs

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Taxied to Terminal 1 and parked at the gate nearest to immigration.

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Disembarked.

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It was a short and comfortable ride on JetStar.

Thanks for reading this short review.
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dcajet
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Re: Penang Weekend Jaunt via TR and 3K

Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:18 pm

It's always a pleasure reading your reports.
"Unattended children will be given espresso and a free kitten"
 
moa999
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Re: Penang Weekend Jaunt via TR and 3K

Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:45 am

Any views on TR v 3K, or much of a muchness just take the cheapest, best schedule?
From my experience the Malaysian based carriers have cheaper buy on board than the Singaporean based airlines.
 
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Re: Penang Weekend Jaunt via TR and 3K

Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:04 pm

Nice report, but one I dare not show my wife due to all the Penang food photos. Interesting how the lounge option lacked much in the way of local cuisine.
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