Long haul cool
17.10.2009 - 18.10.2009 30 °C
Well I did the flight with BA from Heathrow to Singapore on Saturday night, before doing the short hop with Singapore Airlines to KL. In total, it was about 21 hours door to door. The business class seat was comfy, but the entertainment did not work for the entire flight, unless you count tracking your journey as such. Still, I took the offer of an additional 15,000 air miles to make up for it. I had a pear and Stilton pate followed by Liam Tomlin's roast chicken, named after a chef whose recipe was used. For dessert I had blackberry upside down pudding. I had a nice Sauvignon Blanc with the meal, unfortunately the lingering finish ended up over my trousers after the stewardess tipped the glass over.
I had a calming herbal tea to help me sleep, but still woke up whilst the cabin was dimmed and sat up to read, as I wanted to get into local time. For breakfast I had creamy mushrooms on a toasted English muffin, among other things.
Singapore airport was like a calm shopping centre and we took the monorail to another terminal for the short flight. My bags went straight through, but I still had to check in. On arrival in KL, my colleagues and myself was met by a hotel minibus that was fiercly air conditioned and we arrived at the Westin.
We decided to eat in, but the restaurant was closing at 10.30, so was not too pleased when we turned up at 10.15pm. I ended up having red snapper and chips, after being told my first choice would take too long to prepare. We then went for a walk down the road. Despite approaching midnight it was still hot and busy. We passed several shops in a row all offering foot massages and you could see people lying on couches inside having their feet kneaded. Having no local money we declined all offers and returned to the hotel for a sleep, having only seen a couple of hours of daylight in Singpore.