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This report covers the second leg of my Singapore trip.
After getting myself thru the security check, given the short connecting time (1h35m security check and boarding time inclusive), the nearest lounge to my boarding gate was the only option. My flight was assigned to Gate 2, THE WING was the perfect one to hop because it is just located next to Gate 2.
Since the open of THE PIER (the most gorgeous CX lounge at HKG), I didn't visit THE WING at all. It was a good change to see any improvements since my last visit.
Once your stepped into the THE WING is the buffet area. Usually I just skip it or have a glance, and head directly to the noodle bar instead.
Here are some examples from the buffet area.
Here we come to the noodle bar, crowded as usual though.
In the noodle bar, you could order a bowl of Chinese noodle, dim sum or pan-fried Chinese bun. I love the dandan noodle with wonton added into it, and highly recommend you all to try this if there is a change to hit there!
A cup of Haagen-Dazs before heading to the gate
Here is the bar. If you want some alcohol before your flight, here is the right place.
Because THE WING is just next to my boarding gate, so I could actually seen my aircraft from the lounge. Yes! Brand new Airbus A350-1000, and it was my very first flight on it!
Time for boarding, couldn't wait to check it out
Aircraft of today, a brand new A350-1000 (Reg: B-LXB)
Seats look so comfy even in economy class
The seats come with a very big touch screen with pretty good response :)
Soon we took off from runway 07R at 3:35pm
A very, very nice view of the core parts of Hong Kong, namely Kowloon and Hong Kong Island
The safety card of A350-1000
Time for some in-flight food again. I was surprised again the meal was edible! (Yes, in the past CX food was usually inedible, especially in economy class). I see a big improvement on CX catering. I opted for the cheese bacon penne. If this is not your favor, chicken with rice was also available.
Always happy to finish the meal with a cup of Haagen-Dazs?
Desceding into Singapore, over Malaysian airspace
Landing from the south of Singapore today, after a big U-turn over the Batam Island of Indonesia. It's worth mentioning that air traffic control over Batam Island is coordinated by Singapore, although it is in fact Indonesian airspace
Approaching Singapore from the south. It was the 7th time I visit Singapore!
Touch down at 7:02pm
And here is the brand new Changi Airport Terminal 4. I could say Changi T4 is the most beautiful and amazing terminal I have visited before! I will cover more on Changi T4 in the next report from SIN to HKG.
But T4 isn't perfect at all, a shuttle bus ride is required to get back to T2, before taking MRT to city. The bus ride could take up to 8min as there is really a distance between T1/T2/T3 and T4.
Took MRT to city, and met my Singaporean friend for dinner
My friend took me to the Old Airport Road Food Centre, which is a local hawker food center. Singapore is renowned for its hawker centers which you can easily find one throughout the city. Many many food selections various from Chinese, Malay, Indian …. and more! I highly recommend satay and carrot cake if you hit Singapore!
The brand new A350-1000 and Changi T4 were definitely the highlights of this trip, comfy seats and IFE loaded with tons of movie, equipped with a brilliant touch screen. Also I'm glad to see big improvement on CX catering. For Changi T4, I'll leave it for the next report. Thank you for your reading! ?