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Let's continue my South-East Asian routing with an international flight from Ipoh Malaysia to Singapore.
The goal of this trip was to spend 3 days in Pulau Pangkor, an island located on the Western Coast of Malaysia, near Ipoh. It's an authentic island, with few tourists.
For the outward journey, we choose a night bus to save time. For the return, we had the choice between Scoot, which is part of the SQ group and AirAsia. We choose Scoot only because it was the last flight leaving Ipoh, for a decent price of $35.
We commuted from downtown Ipoh by Grab.
As you can see, Ipoh is a small regional airport with flights to Singapore and JB. AirAsia, Scoot and Malindo are the only airlines landing there.
Let's move inside to enjoy some fresh air.
We will be the last flight leaving Ipod today.
Check-in was mandatory for all passengers, as online check-in was not available.
I got easily a window seat. Our A320 will be full today. Commuting by air from Malaysia to Singapore can save a lot of time, since you avoid queuing at the Causeway.
Waiting from immigration to open.
Ipoh airport has a decent size for the number of flights it welcomes.
Online check-in is available with AirAsia
Immigration opened 90 minutes before departure.
Immigration and security screening took no more than 10 minutes. The boarding area was too small for a full A320.
Waiting for my A320…
The only runway of IPH.
Landing of my A320 from Singapore.
No jet bridge nor pushback are required at Ipoh, saving time and money for airlines.
Playing some ping pong?!
9V-TAZ will bring me back to Singapore.
Disembarkation of passengers started very quickly.
We decided to board last to avoid queuing (no Covid at that time!).
Nice walk on IPH :)
My friends and I will be the only "Western" people on the flight. Ipoh region is not very touristic.
Quick welcome by the crew, and let's move to 11F.
55 minutes of flight were announced by the crew. Push-back at 5h40PM.
Some storms around us.
Seats were ok
But legroom was the worst I have ever seen (28,5)… Anyway, the flight is short and cheap :)
BOB, expensive and not tasty. Avoid it and prefer the one from AirAsia.
No Duty Free, which is prohibited from Malaysia to Singapore.
Some islands near Batam
Boats waiting to enter in SG harbour.
Tanah Merah Golf Club.
B737-800 Silkair taking-off
Changi was busy at that time, with all terminals open.
Landing at 6h40PM.
SYD or SIN?
B787-10 Singapore Airlines
A320 Jetstar Asia
A330-200 Fiji Airways
A350-1000 Qatar Airways
Disembarkment on time :)
Massive queue at T2 immigration. As a PR, I avoided it.
Thanks for your reading and feel free to comment :)
Cabin: Worst legroom I have ever seen... 3/10
Cabin crew: Professional, I liked the announcement from the cockpit. 7/10
Entertainment/Wifi: Nothing but we are flying a low-cost carrier. I don't expect anything for a 55min flight. 5/10
Meal/Catering: Expensive BOB. 5/10
Ipoh Airport: Quick and easy access from downtown Ipoh.
Singapore-Changi T2: Nothing to complain about.
Conclusion: A quick and cheap flight with Scoot.
See you soon!