Review of Scoot flight Ipoh Singapore in Economy

Airline Scoot
Flight TR483
Class Economy
Seat 11F
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:30
Take-off 28 Jan 19, 17:30
Arrival at 28 Jan 19, 19:00
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nicobcn
By GOLD 378
Published on 31st December 2020

Hi everybody!

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.


Routing

  • TR483 - Economy - Ipoh –> Singapore - Airbus A320 You are here

We commuted from downtown Ipoh by Grab. 


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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.


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Let's move inside to enjoy some fresh air.


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We will be the last flight leaving Ipod today.


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Check-in was mandatory for all passengers, as online check-in was not available.


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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.


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Waiting from immigration to open.


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Ipoh airport has a decent size for the number of flights it welcomes.


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Online check-in is available with AirAsia


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Immigration opened 90 minutes before departure.


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Immigration and security screening took no more than 10 minutes. The boarding area was too small for a full A320.


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Waiting for my A320…


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The only runway of IPH.


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Landing of my A320 from Singapore.


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No jet bridge nor pushback are required at Ipoh, saving time and money for airlines.


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Playing some ping pong?!


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9V-TAZ will bring me back to Singapore.


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Disembarkation of passengers started very quickly.


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We decided to board last to avoid queuing (no Covid at that time!).


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Nice walk on IPH :)


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My friends and I will be the only "Western" people on the flight. Ipoh region is not very touristic.


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Quick welcome by the crew, and let's move to 11F.


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55 minutes of flight were announced by the crew. Push-back at 5h40PM.


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And take-off!


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Some storms around us.


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Seats were ok


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But legroom was the worst I have ever seen (28,5)… Anyway, the flight is short and cheap :)


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BOB, expensive and not tasty. Avoid it and prefer the one from AirAsia.


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No Duty Free, which is prohibited from Malaysia to Singapore.


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Sumatra


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Pulau Assan


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Pulau Karimunbesar


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Some islands near Batam


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Batam


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Boats waiting to enter in SG harbour.


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Tanah Merah Golf Club.


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B737-800 Silkair taking-off


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Changi was busy at that time, with all terminals open.


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Landing at 6h40PM.


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SYD or SIN?


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B787-10 Singapore Airlines


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Qantas x5


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A320 Jetstar Asia


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A330-200 Fiji Airways


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A350-1000 Qatar Airways


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B787-8 Scoot


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A320 Silkair


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A320 Scoot


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A380 Lufthansa


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Disembarkment on time :)


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Massive queue at T2 immigration. As a PR, I avoided it.


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Thanks for your reading and feel free to comment :)

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Verdict

Scoot

5.1/10
Cabin3.0
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment/wifi3.0
Buy-on-board menu7.5

Ipoh - IPH

6.8/10
Efficiency10.0
Access8.0
Services4.0
Cleanliness5.0

Singapore - SIN

9.8/10
Efficiency10.0
Access9.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

Scoot:
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!

Information on the route Ipoh (IPH) Singapore (SIN)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 4 reviews of 3 airlines on the route Ipoh (IPH) → Singapore (SIN).


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The airline with the best average rating is Firefly with 7.3/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 26 minutes.

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4 Comments

  • Comment 569343 by
    Pilpintu 723 Comments

    Hi, Nicobcn!

    I really enjoyed reading your report!

    The boarding area was too small for a full A320.

    It should be mandatory for airports to have boarding rooms that can accommodate all the passengers of a plane comfortably, I think! I hate sitting on the floor!

    No jet bridge nor pushback are required at Ipoh, saving time and money for airlines.

    I have been at this kind of airports where planes come, stop, and leave without having to push back. Feels funny. It's a bit like taking a bus! :D

    Playing some ping pong?!

    He must be good, as he's playing with two rackets! XD
    I always forget the name of those racket-like thingies.

    9V-TAZ will bring me back to Singapore.

    I'm not sure I like Scoot's livery. What color is that? Mustard? Or baby poop?

    Ki Jiak Hong

    I wonder what this plane's name means. I only found this on the internet:
    "In the Malaysian Hokkien community, jiak hong means travelling and is a direct translation of the Malay term “makan angin” which carries the same meaning."

    Nice walk on IPH

    Nothing like a nice stroll around the apron!

    BOB, expensive and not tasty.

    But look at that braised chicken with rice or makhani chicken with basmati rice!!! I have never tried them but they look heavenly! Come and try LATAM and you will learn to appreciate that menu!! lol

    Sumatra

    Some day I will visit those exotic places! In the meantime, thank you very much for sharing this report and those fantastic photos! Have a great 2021 with lots of flights and reports! :)

    • Comment 569383 by
      nicobcn TEAM GOLD AUTHOR 4855 Comments

      Thanks for the nice comment !

      It should be mandatory for airports to have boarding rooms that can accommodate all the passengers of a plane comfortably, I think! I hate sitting on the floor!

      I agree ! When you know that airport taxes can be closed to $30, that's a minimum to have enough seats for everybody.

      I'm not sure I like Scoot's livery. What color is that? Mustard? Or baby poop?

      No just a kind of flashy yellow.

      Come and try LATAM and you will learn to appreciate that menu!! lol

      I have tried LATAM in Peru and never considered buying something from the BOB^^

      Have a great 2021 too !

    • Comment 570011 by
      tn92 166 Comments

      Ki Jiak Hong kinda means to go and slack.

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