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Route: DPS-SIN

Airline: SQ

Cabin Class: Business

Equipment: Boeing 777-200

Flight Number: SQ943

Seat Number: 15A

Singapore Airlines Business Class

Date: February 12, 2014

Departure time in Bali (DPS): 13:00

Arrival time in Singapore (SIN): 15:35

 

*This is an award travel, Business Class flight #50

 

Text and Photography by Arthur Jeciel

 

Introduction

February 24, 2014 I stayed four nights in Bali and since I was alone, I thought I would stay at a simple hotel in Legian which is close to Kuta and then hire a private car with a driver for 10 hours and see the essentials of Bali. I paid about 52 US dollars for the tour which was reasonable, I guess.

 

 

During my stay in Bali, I stayed at the Jocs Boutique Hotel in Legian, a very nice hotel with friendly staff. The nightly rate was about 40 US dollars which was a very good price since it included breakfast and they had complimentary wifi connection in the room as well.

The Mother Temple of Besakih is about 2 hours drive from the hotel where I was staying. I have seen pictures of the temple a lot of times but seeing it for real is unbelievable.

Mother Temple of Besakih

Mother Temple of Besakih

I came just in time to witness the ceremony in the temple starting with this dance.

Video of the Manchawalikrama ceremony inside the Mother Temple of Besakih starting with this dance.

Ricefields in Klungkung.

For lunch, we made a stop at the Artha Agung Resort and Restaurant. They had lunch buffet for about 10 US dollars excluding drinks.

They have a terrace where you can sit and have your lunch and have a great view of Mount Agung, the highest mountain in Bali.

Next stop was the beautiful Bukit Jambul Ricefields.

Kertha Gosa Pavilion, first built in the early 18th century, is a perfect example of Balinese architecture.

Inside the Kertha Gosa Pavilion

The ceiling of Kertha Gosa painted in traditional Balinese style called wayang.

There were lots of these statues in the street, doing the balinese dance.

And of course, the Kuta Beach!

 

After having a wonderful stay in Bali, it was time to return to Europe via Singapore. I knew I would be getting the excellent service and very good food on this flight since Singapore Airlines is really known to be consistent with their soft product.

I didn't know that the international terminal is much more beautiful compared to the domestic one. I came from Jakarta to Bali a few days ago so it was my first time to be at the international terminal.

Check in

The check in counters for business class passengers were C11 and C12 and in front of me was a big family which I believe were heading to China via Singapore.

After a friendly agent has checked me in, I got my boarding pass as well as the lounge invitation.

You can find a review of the Premier Lounge here.

Aircraft

Boeing 777-200 bound for Singapore

Boarding started around 12:45 instead of the scheduled 12:20.

The cabin with a total of 30 seats has a 2-3-2 configuration. The flight was about 75 % full.

My seat 15A, was a window.

Reading materials in front of me, as well as the business class menu card.

Really spacious legroom.

The seat controls.

The business class menu card.

Lunch menu, Denpasar to Singapore.

The champagne on board was the Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve.

Cocktails and aperitifs ...

Cocktails and aperitifs ...

A glass of bubbly as a predeparture beverage! Newspapers and magazines were also offered as well as hot towels. I was also asked which after-departure beverage I would like to have and I decided I would have the Silver Kris Sling.

The personal screen, headset and entertainment controls. I ended up watching Escape Plan which I thought was a very good film.

View from my seat a few minutes after departure.

Almonds and cashews plus my Silverkris Sling.

Lunch for today.

Marinated Prawns and Asparagus with Mesclun Salad

Honey Mustard dressing

Seared sirloin with cafe de paris butter, potato puree with cavalo

nero, Brussel sprout and roasted cherry tomato

Pineapple coconut mousse

Lavatory amenities

View of one of my favorite hotels, the Marina Bay Sands Hotel (a review of which you can find here) from my seat a few minutes prior to landing.

Singapore Airlines Airbus 380-800.

I had a long connection in Singapore so I took advantage of the Free Singapore Tour which happened to be the Marina Bay area tour from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

Me with the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in the background.

Conclusion

 

I really love flying on Singapore Airlines because the service is always topnotch and the food is always excellent. Again, I was always adressed by my name and I guess Singapore Airlines is one of the few airlines who is consistent with that together with ANA. Though we arrived late at Singapore Changi Airport, it wasn't really a problem since my flight to Bangkok was still the morning of the following day. To the great service and excellent food, thank you Singapore Airlines!

 

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