Brunch at Nai-Ek Roll Noodles, a very popular old-school eatery in Yaorawat, specializing in all things pork, especially the pork innards soup. As we were early, there was not much of a wait.
A must visit on every Bangkok trip, dessert at After You! The dessert cafe is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
Was recommended to try a thai restaurant, Somtam, at Siam Square. Its pork floss rice noodles and chicken wings were fantastic!
The popular American chain Cheesecake Factory has opened a stall at Siam Paragon. However, it only sells its popular cheesecakes at this Thailand branch.
On the last day, we had brunch at the ever popular eatery Inter Restaurant at Siam Square.
Facade of Siam Discovery.
Chinese New Year fair in Siam Square.
Trying some local sweet treats from a popular stall just beside Novotel Siam Square.
Back to the airport by the Airport Train from Phaya Thai. Check in and baggage drop at the TG counters were pretty empty and we were processed immediately.
Immigration and security were another story as it took more than half hour to go through both despite most counters opened. After clearing immigration, headed to the gate. View of the tarmac.
When we reached the gate, boarding should have begun. However, as expected due to the Changi Airshow runway incident just a couple of hours earlier which closed down one of the 2 runways and severly limited Changi's capacity, all regional flights were required to be delayed. Our flight was affected a well and we were given a new departure timing of 8pm from the same gate. Ground staff informed that meal vouchers would be distributed, even though it was no fault of the airline. Not only our flight, but all other flights to SIN were severely delayed for at least a couple of hours as well (SQ's 630pm departure was delayed till 11pm!).
Googling the lounges accessible by Priority Pass, I discovered that the Oman Air Lounge near the gate is one of the many lounges granting entry to Priority Pass members, and reviews for the lounge were pretty good as well. So headed to the lounge to pass the next 3 hours. Priority Pass members were granted a maximum of 3hrs stay at the lounge, which was alright with us.
The reception staff welcomed us in warmly. The lounge, though small in nice as expected for an overseas airline lounge, was very well appointed. There is a newspapers and magazines shelf just after the reception.
The lounge is seperated into 2 main areas, the lounging area and the dining/work area. The lounging area was pretty empty at that time, and has a strong middle-eastern flair in the deco.
There are 2 private "rooms" which could be shielded from the main lounge by curtains.
The dining/work area. There is a single toilet and shower facility for use as well.
A wide selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on offer, including arabian coffee.
Buffet selection ranged from finger foods, sandwiches, salads, mains and desserts. Pretty wide-ranging and tasty.
Arabian coffee and dates to start.
Thai and Middle-eastern starters.
Hot dishes including Chicken Briyani, satay, chcken puff and falafel.
Tom yum goong was offered later in the evening as well.
Fruits, desserts and drinks. The Oman Air Lounge in BKK certainly ranks as one of the best Priority Pass lounges that I have visited so far.
FIDS. Note the delays of all SIN-bound flights.
06 February 2018 Thai Airways TG 409 Bangkok (BKK) - Singapore (SIN) A350-900 HS-THC Economy Class Flight Time: 2H08M
Back to the same gate, where boarding had just commenced.
It was a bus gate, and we were ferried by bus across almost entire airport compound to the awaiting A350 aircraft. This was TG's 2nd A350 plane.
The mighty Trents.
Up the stairs and welcomed at the doors. Apparently the crew has also waited for the delayed flight since 230pm and they would still need to operate the sector back to BKK after this flight.
View of economy seats and cabin towards the rear, with a pillow placed on each. Blankets were later distributed by the crew.
View out the window.
IFE system and camera view.
Pillow, blanket and headsets.
Boarding in progress.
Boarding completed and we started the very long taxi to the runway. Flight was pretty full and the captain apologised for the delay due to the runway closure in Changi.
Turning onto the runway and takeoff from Rwy01R.
Mood lightig turned on.
Decided to watch a Korean comedy on this flight.
Meal service commenced shortly after.
On this flight, we were offered a choice of Chicken in oyster sauce with rice or Omelette with fried rice. We chose an option each. The meal tray came with a smoked salmon salad, warm roll with butter, a bottle of water and a vanilla mousse dessert.
Chicken with rice and vegetables option.
Starter and dessert.
The main course was decent, but I still preferred the thai curries option.
Got an orange juice from the bar cart.
Omelette with fried rice option.
Generous portion of salmon in the smoked salmon salad.
The omelette had a tomato-filling. The dish was decent, but again I preferred the meal served on the previous sector.
Dessert with a cup of tea. Overall, this meal is not as good was the meal served on the previous sector which was excellent.
Again, meal service was completed very efficiently within 1hr and the cabin lights were dimmed for passengers to rest.
Very soon, we were approaching Singapore.
Landing on Rwy02L, which reopened at around 7pm SG Time.
Parked at Terminal 1 C20, which is just beside immigration. A SQ A350 was parked a C1, which is a common occurance as there are insufficient gates at T3.
Thanks for reading my short report and comments are welcomed.
Oman Air Lounge
Bangkok - BKK
Singapore - SIN
Again a short an pleasant flight on Thai Airways, which offers very good flight schedules at competitive fares and inflight offerings.
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