Search This Blog

Monday, December 2, 2019

Welcome to Singapore!

Aloha Everyone,

16 hours ahead of Los Angeles means that we lost a day somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Singapore Airline service is better than most international carriers. On board food service was good especially J.J. and I ordered “special meals” and we were served first. But like other airlines, we noted their shift in the level of “freebies."

We were a little taken aback since we paid for the Premium Economy seats but found out that there are only Business and Premium Economy classes on our flight. Except for roomier, more comfortable seats and larger TV screens, we received Economy Class service. For example, no amenity bags for individual passengers. No disposable slippers or slip-on socks, no eye masks nor earplugs. I did not pack disposable toothbrushes/tooth paste. I chewed my trusted Trident gum. Which brings us to our next topic.

Singapore takes pride in its impeccable cleanliness and strong reputation for being safe. Public discipline and punishment is strictly adhered with no exceptions.

Here is a couple of items which could directly affects us.

  1. No chewing gums - the fine can cost up to $1,000 for first time offenders.  Candies are also prohibited. 
  2. No jaywalking - cross only where pedestrian lanes are marked. J.J. tends to follow “when in Rome do as the Romans” and many places we visit, including US cities, jay walking is a common practice. Here, we will observe the rules.

Welcome to Singapore!

Aloha -- Cathi