Singapore...SIngapore....Here I Come

Trip Start Jun 02, 2010
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Trip End Jun 04, 2010


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Thursday, June 3, 2010

 

 Unlike my other trips to Singapore, I only left home at 0540 and got my brother to send to to KL Sentral. Since there was no traffic, I arrived in KL Sentral at 0600. Took the KLIA Express to KLIA. It left on the dot at 0615 and arrived in KLIA at 0645. For just RM 38.00, if you are a single traveller, this is the best travel mode.



Since I was early, the counter was empty and I got my boarding pass within 10 minutes but I just had to walk a little far as the Jetstar counter was at aisle M.  Passed through the immigration check and went and found an internet kiosk and checked my office emails. 



My boarding gate was gate C23 and I managed to get there by 0800 and was just around there till flight time. The flight arrived late at 0820 and we were called to board only at 0850. This delay was further made by the refuelling process of the air craft.  The flight took off at sharp 0910.



Arrived in Changi at 1010 and immediately went to Terminal 2. As I had some time, I decided to do some work from Coffee Bean in Terminal 2 and managed to finish my slides from here. 



Once done, boarded the MRT to Harbour Front Station at 1135 and arrived there at 1240 after a brief walk to the office at Keppel Bay Tower. Finished both meetings at 1700 and then took the train back to Changi as I did not want to get stuck in the daily after office rush. I arrived early in Changi at 1800 and just walked around trying to kill time. I could not check in as well as I was way too early for my flight. Then decided to have an early dinner at Burger King in Terminal 2  and after which, was just hanging around there.


 
 
At 1930, went down to take the shuttle bus to the Budget Terminal. Got the bus at 1950 and arrived at the terminal by 2010. Once again, I had to wait until 2040 at the terminal for the counters to open. Once it did, I was the first to check in and immediately went in to the passenger waiting lounge. Then as requested by my friend, bought two t shirts which he wanted and just lazed around until waiting for the boarding time. Since I had some time, decided to get a foot massage at the massage kiosk courtesy of Changi Airport management which they have placed here and there. 

The flight arrived on time and took off at 2250. Boarding the flight was fun, it was definitely much smaller then I imagined, having a cabin capacity to carry not more then 40 people at any time. Even with my height, I had to slightly bend to enter at the doorway. But once on board, I was impressed. Lush interior and posh seats. This is my first time on an ATR. Since I am so used to Airbus and Boeing, this was definitely a different experience. They even served complimentary muffins, peanuts and fruit juice on board. And there is no limit as to how much you could eat, they keep offering you until you say enough. To my surprise, service levels here is better than that of Air Asia or TIger Airways. There were two flight attendants and both were very professional and friendly. 

The flight landed at 1150 in Subang Airport, this was another experience. If you are used to the usual big airports, this airport would take you by surprise. Such a small airport but very well managed. A fun experience. Definitely would recommend firefly.
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