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Singapore-Bandar Seri Begawan on Singapore Airlines in First Class
Cabin Class: First
Equipment: Boeing 777-300
Flight Number: SQ 182
Seat Number: 2C
Singapore Airlines First Class Cabin
Date: March 7, 2014
Departure time in Singapore (SIN): 9:05
Arrival time in Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN): 11:15
Travel Time: 2h 10m
*This is an award travel, First Class flight #14
Text and Photography by Arthur Jeciel
Upon landing at Changi Airport, we headed to the transfer desk and got our boarding pass issued by a friendly agent. She also informed us that the "Private Room" would be closing in an hour and a half so I told her we would just try to have a quick dinner.
We were met by a guy at the lounge entrance and then escorted to the Private Room. Mike decided to have some salad first.
I loved the lobster I ordered the last time I was here (which was a few weeks ago) so I recommended it to Mike. Obviously, he liked it as well.
After our excellent dinner, we transferred to the First Class Lounge and since they do not have a slumber room, we decided to take a short nap on the couch. We were also given the Givenchy blankets.
Our flight leaves from Gate E8 of Terminal 2 and when we arrived at the gate, there weren't many passengers yet.
The Boeing 777-300 taking us to Bandar Seri Begawan that morning.
Welcome to my first class seat, 2C!
Mike thought two persons coud sit on this seat ;) I have actually asked the cabin attendant on which other routes they were using this aircraft and I was told they have this on flights to Tokyo Narita and Seoul Incheon.
We were also the only first class passengers on this flight so we had all the crew taking care of us on this flight.
I settled for a glass of water as my pre-departure beverage. After awhile, we were also offered newspapers and magazines, hot towels, and then the headphones.
The Kris World entertainment magazine featured the animated movie Frozen.
We were also given the immigration and customs declaration forms.
The cabin attendant came to my seat and presented the First Class menu card and informed me that I have ordered the dimsum from the Book a Cook although if I want, I could still order something from the menu. Lovely!
The entertainment and seat controls located on the left side of the seat.
The reading lamp and headset socket.
The not so clear picture of the Bose headphones.
For my drinks, I ordered a glass of apple juice. The other choices were tomato and freshly squeezed orange juice.
Fresh Fruit Plate
Bread and Butter
For starters, they had cornflakes/Weetabix with milk or plain/fruit yoghurt. I chose the plain yogurt.
Singapore Nasi Lemak
Malay style coconut rice with spicy prawns, peanuts, ikan bilis, grilled fish cake, omelette and fried chicken
Mike had the Singapore Nasi Lemak from the menu. The other choices were: Sen Mee Tom Yam Ruem Mit Hang or French Toast with fresh berries, kaya mascarpone and maple syrup or Fresh Eggs prepared on-board with choice of veal sausage, smoked salmon, vine ripened tomato, mushrooms and roesti potatoes.
My Dimsum from the Book a Cook. The champagnes on board was the Dom Perignon 2004.
I was also able to watch parts of the film, "Seven Years A Slave".
View before landing.
We arrived at the Bandar Seri Begawan Airport around 11:05 and after clearing the immigration and collecting our bags, we took a taxi to the Radisson Hotel where we stayed for 3 nights.
April 1, 2014 Another great service from one of my favorite airlines. The food was excellent and the fact that I could actually order from the menu card even if I had already ordered from the Book a Cook meant that they really would do anything for their first class passengers. The seat was huge and the TV monitor had high resolution. I was referred to by my name, as always. And of course, being the only passengers in the cabin was so memorable. To all the cabin crew who took care of us on this flight, thanks a lot. Hope to see you again!