In the morning after my journey with Singapore Airlines flight from Bangkok (in the link above), I checked out of Ambassador Transit Hotel and head to Silver Kris Lounge
The lounge is large, with a lot of comfortable seating. However I personally find the lounge a bit dark and claustrophobic, as it does not have even a single window.
Business Section is readily available with computer terminal and Wifi password. Connection is strong
There is good array of food and drink. So, I fix myself some quick breakfast and a cup of coffee, then leave the lounge for some shopping as I will have a rush connection on the return journey and definitely won't have time then.
A quick visit to the restroom, that also include shower section. There are toiletries provided, not very luxury looking but adequate
Boarding commence at 9.15 for Business Class, and 8.55 for Economy Class. Scheduled Departure time is 9.45. The aircraft, 737-800 9V-MGG awaits her journey.
Flight information Airlines : Silk Airlines Flight : MI 274 From : Singapore Changi Airport (SIN/VSSS) To : Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC/ WAMM) Date : 13 April 2018 Departure Gate : E6 Boarding Time : 09.15 hrs. Departure Time : 09.45 hrs. Actual Departure Time : 10.08 hrs. Flight Duration : 3.18 hrs. Arrival Time : 13.15 hrs. Arrival Gate : 2 Aircraft : B737-800 Registration : 9V-MGG Name : - Class : Business Seat : 3F
This is my first time aboard Silk Air 737-800, the seat is almost identical to that of A320, but I somehow found the seat to be noticeably less comfortable, may be the narrower seat pitch and less recline?
Literature, air sick bag
Entertainment leave a bit to be desired, as small ceiling mounted TV screen is the only thing available. I do not know why iPad is not handed out in this flight. But passenger can log into their inflight Wifi system. there are no internet connection but inflight streaming is available to everyone, including those in Economy class
Spotting a few aircraft during taxi. United 788 has comes a long way, a direct flight from Los Angeles if my memory serves correct
Overflying a reclaimed land, guess that it’s a space for airport extension?
A quick lavatory visit, an ordinary 737 toilet but spotless for the entire flight. Seemed like they clean it after every single use.
Back to my seat and service begin. Cabin Crew offer a choice between mixed nuts or potato chips, serve with a drink of my choice. Probably just a coke and nuts, please.
Table is set and appetizer is served. It’s glass noodle salad that is so chewy. I only have those seafood and return the rest of them. Garlic Bread is nice, though
I ordered Nasi Lemak from their “All-time favorite menu”, which can be reserved between 48-24 hours prior to departure time, and I am glad I did. Nasi Lemak is so nice. It was professionally presented and everything is flavorful. So good that I only opt for a glass of water so not to spoil its taste with anything foreign.
My personal creation – since I still have some Almond and Cashew nuts left over, I experiment a new combination by adding an almond into the mix – impressive result.
Dessert – eTe Sea Salt Caramel ice cream
And some Chocolate Truffle to go with coffee/tea, which I only take chocolate
A peek at economy class, which I like the seat color
A scenic descend
For a Safe landing at Sam Ratulangi International Airport Manado
Spot Lion air 70th Boeing Next Generation 737 Livery
Immigration take just a few minutes and we are all at Luggage service area. My bags are among the very first to arrive, and just a short walk, there awaits my car rental driver
Thank you all for visiting , I would like to conclude my review here.
Bonus - Diving in Lembeh Strait
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Bitung is a small city with approximately 1xx,xxx citizen. It is located 2 hours away from Manado, and is one of the most interesting dive site in the world. Promimity to Tongkoko Volcano make the seabed full of black sand, dwelled by millions of ocean creature, some are unique to the area
View from Resort
Landmark of Lembeh Strait
Nudibranch, aka the sea slug
Pygmy Seahorse, the size of the tip of a ballpoint pen
Mimic Octopus, which will mimic swimming pattern of other creature like fish or sea snake to escape its predator
Singapore Airlines Silver Kris Lounge/First Class Section
Singapore - SIN
Manado-Celebes - MDC
All in all, a good flight. Food is good and cabin crew are nice. Seat and Entertainment leave a bit to be desired but I can say that I am looking forward to the next flight with them.
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