Headed back to the airport, with no queues at the SQ counters. Check-in was quick and both boarding pass and lounge invite issued.
Security and immigration was fast, and we headed directly to the lounge. SQ uses the Premier Lounge at DPS, along with many other airlines. As the lounge is also accessible by various lounge pass members, it can get pretty crowded.
Food selection was not the best, but decent.
As I was still rather full from the late lunch, I only had some desserts and fruits.
View of the terminal from lounge.
Soon, the lounge became very crowded and stuffy, and so we lounge-hopped to the neighbouring T/G Lounge, courtesy of Priority Pass. However, it was not any better, being similarly packed and stuffy.
Checking out the food selection at the T/G Lounge, there was a live station.
Buffet selection was decent but nothing outstanding. Similar in quality to the neighbouring Premier Lounge. I had a carbonara from the live station. Priority Pass members are also given a coupon in exchange for up to 3 glasses of wines or beers, which I passed.
As it was getting stuffy in the T/G Lounge too, we decided to head to the gate early.
Our gate was at Gate 1A, which was changed from the original gate due to the aircraft's early arrival and another plane was still at the original allocated gate. A brand new Dreamliner would be operating this flight, and it was the exact aircraft I had flown just a month prior.
Rossiya Airlines B773ER at the gate beside. An airline which was rarely, if ever, seen in SIN.
14 December 2019 Singapore Airlines SQ 947 Denpasar Bali (DPS) - Singapore (SIN) B787-10 9V-SCN Business Class Flight Time: 2H10M
Boarding was called exactly 30min before STD.
Heading to the aircraft.
Boarding from Door 1 for Business Class passengers and welcomed by the crew.
Guess not much introduction is needed on the New Regional Business Class seats on the B787-10. A pillow and blanket was placed on each seat.
Seat controls and side compartment. Headsets and paper menu placed in the side compartment.
Christmas decorations in the cabin.
Slightly more than 2hrs flight time tonight.
Hot towels delivered. Somehow I found that SQ has reduced the fragrance in its towels on recent flight.
Welcome drinks served. Opted for a champers. Think it was still a Charles (no drinks menu on this flight).
IFE selection for the flight. A recommended movie.
Pushed back and safety video played.
An introductory video of the New Regional Business Class seats was also played.
Lengthy taxi to the runway due to a long departure queue.
Started on my movie in the meantime.
Finally departed after more than 20min in the queue.
Dinner service commenced shortly after takeoff. But first lets take a look at the menu for the flight.
Menu of the flight up on SQ946.
Meal service in progress. Service was of the normal SQ-standards, though nothing too outstanding from the usual high standards.
I chose the Indonesian selection of Indonesian braised beef in green chilli with coconut rice. All courses were serve on a tray as per short-haul flights.
Scallop appetiser and dessert cake.
Scallop with green mango salad was fresh and tangy.
The main course was very flavourful. Excellent choice!
A glass of Riesling to go with the meal.
However, the dessert was a disappointment. Firstly, I am not a fan of ginger. Second, the cake was very dry. And lastly, I am not sure where the vanilla sauce as stated in the menu had evaporated to. I could not finish it and I am a dessert person. Should have requested for the economy dessert.
My friend had pre-ordered the Indian vegetarian meal, and according to him, it was pretty tasty as well. At least the dessert, a coconut sago pudding, seemed better.
Cappuccino to end.
View of the cosy cabin after meal service. Cabin was about 75% full.
Well stocked with amenities.
Requested for a bottle of water to hydrate.
Another view of the cosy cabin.
After finishing with the movie, we were already nearing Singapore.
Browsed snippets of performances at an awards ceremony.
Approach and landing into Rwy02C followed by a short taxi to the gate at Terminal 2.
A shot of the Dreamliner which flew me back.
Independent Premier Lounge
Denpasar - DPS
Singapore - SIN
Another pleasant experience on SQ short-haul. No surprises with the already expected good service, and comfortable new seats, makes SQ short-haul business class flights one of the best, if not the best, in the industry.
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