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Forum: Singapore
Jan 16, 18, 8:25 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 4,445
Posted By jf123

Smile That's because it was Nuwater. Made from...

That's because it was Nuwater. Made from sewage/effluent water.
Sep 2, 17, 10:28 am
Replies: 460
Views: 136,445
Posted By jf123

Don't get too excited, folks. "Earning the miles...

Don't get too excited, folks. "Earning the miles is one thing, trying to use them on SQ is another story."
Nov 2, 16, 4:02 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,754
Posted By jf123

Take the bus. www.quickcoach.com or...

Take the bus. www.quickcoach.com or www.boltbus.com. 4 hour rides between downtown Vancouver and downtown Seattle, vice-versa. $15 to $40 one-way. Frequent departures.
Jul 17, 16, 11:39 am
Replies: 42
Views: 6,398
Posted By jf123

Scoot/TigerAir/SQ - same shirt, different pockets

What happened at Scoot is the same at TigerAir. They have an attitude problem. "We know best...we are a part of SQ." Watch what's happening to SQ now. It was voted 3rd best airline this year. No...
Forum: Singapore
Dec 26, 15, 4:30 am
Replies: 28
Views: 11,620
Posted By jf123

Smile David Marshall - former Prime Minister of...

David Marshall - former Prime Minister of Singapore said that people in Singapore are "mindlessly efficient"!
Forum: Singapore
Apr 21, 15, 8:51 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,639
Posted By jf123

Smile Mustafa Center

Mustafa - the Walmart of Singapore. I was once told by a Mustafa employee "...except Walmart sells more items. There is no sale day at Mustafa... everyday is a sale day."

Interesting place to...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,706
Posted By jf123

Smile Which LCC in Asia?

Tiger Air is the fairweather carrier. Air Asia is the nickle & dime carrier. Cebu Pacific is the "Juan" peso carrier.

Stay with Jetstar if I were you.
Forum: Asia
Jan 25, 15, 5:23 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,567
Posted By jf123

Smile Travel from Phnom Penh to Angkor Wat (Siem Reap)

I have done the Phnom Penh-Siem Reap road trip & back by 12-seater minivan some three years ago. It was like 6 hours one way. A bit crammed but bearable (I am of small stature.) Stopped twice for...
Jan 16, 15, 5:47 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,063
Posted By jf123

Smile High Russia visa cost.

Two summers ago, paid $850 for return air ticket to Moscow plus a total of $400 Russia Visa charge ($200 for tourist visa, $200 for travel agent Visa "processing fee".)
Forum: Singapore
Oct 28, 14, 8:26 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 12,473
Posted By jf123

Smile Singapore taxis - what's with the surcharges?

The "disappearing taxis" act 1 hour before midnight (when the 50% surcharge kicks in) is a very old problem which remains unresolved till today. They have tried everything to no avail. The...
Forum: Singapore
Oct 15, 14, 9:42 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By jf123

Smile Hawker Center near Hilton.

A hawker center is usually an open place (non-airconditioned) built by the Government where a variety of stalls sell food which can be consumed there. A food court is similar except it is usually...
Forum: Singapore
Jul 14, 14, 10:18 am
Replies: 320
Views: 52,683
Posted By jf123

Correct. Singapore supplies potable water to...

Correct. Singapore supplies potable water to Johor because the source of the raw water is from Johor rivers and reservoirs. Singapore's water treatment plants are in Johor.

However, tap water in...
Jun 5, 14, 1:30 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,626
Posted By jf123

Smile Traveled SIN-NRT-LAX today on DL. My boarding...

Traveled SIN-NRT-LAX today on DL. My boarding passes showed Zone 1, not Sky Priority for the first time. Presumably will be Zone 1 henceforth.
Apr 3, 14, 8:39 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,594
Posted By jf123

A more serious topic to mention on Delta longhaul...

A more serious topic to mention on Delta longhaul flights - 8 hours or more non-stop flights - to Asia is the lack of "refreshing" of the onboard toilets. I have never seen anybody make any service...
Nov 20, 13, 6:13 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,313
Posted By jf123

From SEA airport you have the option of two bus...

From SEA airport you have the option of two bus services to Vancouver, Canada

https://www.boltbus.com/default.aspx

or http://quickcoach.com/schedule.htm

Boltbus runs between downtown Seattle...
Forum: Thailand
May 6, 13, 11:01 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By jf123

Do you need to go through Thai Immigration to...

Do you need to go through Thai Immigration to check-in for your BKK-RGN flight? If so, I would not chance it if I were you.

I arrived BKK last night at 11:25 PM on Delta. There many lines at BKK...
Mar 29, 13, 5:09 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,955
Posted By jf123

Yes, I had a similar problem with my Chinese name...

Yes, I had a similar problem with my Chinese name 123 when I booked my flight on expedia.com - First/Given name 3, Middle name 2, Family name 1 format - when I checked in at Singapore Airport. The...
Forum: Asia
Dec 17, 12, 1:57 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,747
Posted By jf123

I was in Yangon last week. The cab fare from...

I was in Yangon last week. The cab fare from Yangon airport to the Traders Hotel, which is about one block (further) south of the ParkRoyal, was MMK6,000 (USD7.50). Return trip to the airport was...
Sep 1, 12, 10:12 am
Replies: 27
Views: 8,643
Posted By jf123

Smile *A First Class versus SQ First Class do not share...

*A First Class versus SQ First Class do not share the same lounge.

Wow! There is discrimination even among the top elites!
Apr 18, 12, 9:20 am
Replies: 19
Views: 29,119
Posted By jf123

Smile A great way to fly!

Do not be too sure that alls well if you are checking in at Singapore airport. I was charged S$100 to have my name changed on my boarding pass. My story:

When I made my Online booking at a...
Apr 3, 12, 9:38 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 7,547
Posted By jf123

What? "Blame the Singapore government for giving...

What? "Blame the Singapore government for giving too much of traffic rights to AirAsia? Now SQ is suffering..."

Singapore is known in Asean as "a small red dot" on the world map. Singapore is a...
Feb 26, 12, 10:56 pm
Replies: 533
Views: 104,356
Posted By jf123

Quotation of the law by "Often1" has left brown...

Quotation of the law by "Often1" has left brown stains in my pants.

Is this an excuse for missing the last leg of my flight?
Feb 19, 12, 11:47 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,222
Posted By jf123

Cathay Pacific Award booking system down

FYI: the CX booking system for award travel booking has been down for the past week. Still not working when I checked this morning Sun 2/19. Problem due to CX changeover to the Amadeus system, I am...
Forum: Singapore
Nov 26, 11, 10:54 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,773
Posted By jf123

Yep. The three incidents happened within four...

Yep. The three incidents happened within four months. No more Tiger for me.

Just don't go into battle with Tiger as your buddy...when you need him most by your side.

Situation may change...
Forum: Singapore
Nov 26, 11, 2:06 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,773
Posted By jf123

Unhappy My experiences with Tiger Airways: 1. I was...

My experiences with Tiger Airways:

1. I was among the thousands of TR passengers stranded when Yellow Shirts closed BKK airport Dec 2009. Tiger abandoned all of its passengers. All Tiger did was...
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