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RSP-Lifestyle - Spotting in Singapore

 

Ever thought of Spotting in Singapore? Well here’s your chances, I will be giving you're the best place to spot in Singapore! First on the list is Singapore Changi Airport Viewing Mall Terminal 1, it’s the best to spot any aircraft as you're are facing the central apron and have view of Landing and take off, it’s at level 2, take the escalator up. The escalator is by the information Counter, from there, follow the sign board!

Next up is Changi Beach Park

Changi Beach Park is very popular with aviation enthusiasts. In the morning, stand to the left of the plane (around the CAFHI jetty) and do a "nearside"; this is due to the sunlight direction. In the afternoon, also due to the sunlight direction, stand to the right of the plane (road divider of the first bus stop that services 9, 19 and 89 stop after turning right into Nicoll Drive). Do be careful of the traffic though.

 

Getting there 9 from Bedok, 19 from Tampines and 89 from Hougang. 

 

- Changi South Ave 3 road end and Laguna Golf Greenare also quite nice places; but the latter is only if you have at least a superzoom with 14x zoom or at least a 300mm lens as planes are still quite high at that point, and there are quite a number of trees, but it will help if you actually get into the golf course itself. The former, however, has no public transport access, the nearest bus service is 35 and to get there you have to walk at least 1 km, which is a 20 min walk. The planes there fly quite low so as long as you have a decent compact camera you should be able to take pictures.

 

Getting there 35 from Bedok. Alight at the Xilin Ave bus stop; if you are going to Laguna Golf Green walk west and turn left at Laguna Golf Green. If you are going to Changi South Ave 3 end walk west and turn right at the junction betw Xilin Ave/Changi South Ave 3 and walk all the way up to the end, up the grass patch and right beside the PIE. Do not go ONTO the PIE though. 

NEVER EVER point your camera in the direction of the CAFHI Ferry Terminal. You could be asking for trouble if you do so (SAF Ferry Terminal is directly next to it and is a protected place).

 

In fact, I don't like this spot very much. The kind of photos I got are the bellies of aircraft.

 

You can also opt to walk further down to Changi Coast Rd, but there are no bus services there, so unless you are Johnnie Walker, you won't want to waste the effort to do.

 

 

SirXavierPlus


RSP-Lifestyle - Stuttgart to Munich

 

My trip started with a Lufthansa flight from Stuttgart to Munich in a Bombardier CRJ900. Since I was traveling only with hand luggage, the security check was very fast and I was one of the first in Terminal 2, Gate 162. After the plane landed with ten minutes delay, a bus picked the passengers up and drove us to the parking. After good twenty minutes we arrived in Munich five minutes earlier as scheduled. With another bus, we went to the lobby, which led both to the baggage claim and to further connecting flights. I fought my way through the huge Duty Free at Munich Airport and then turned to Gate G24, where the next plane, a Lufthansa Airbus A321, was already ready for boardings. The legroom in the A321 was slightly smaller than in the CRJ900, which surprised me. On time, the plane took off in the direction of Berlin Tegel and landed after 50 minutes of flight time buttery soft in the capital of Germany.

After two days in Berlin I went back to Stuttgart in the evening. Again in Tegel with a Lufthansa A321 we went from the gate A01 to Frankfurt. I was sitting next to a kind German family living in South Africa and was able to chat with them about the one hour long flight.

After a soft landing in black night in Frankfurt, we rolled a felt eternity to the Lufthansa Gates. My connecting flight was only two gates away, so I decided to do another round of duty-free shopping and bought some tasty food at a restaurant. After about an hour at Frankfurt Airport, boarding began for the next flight. With a bus we were driven across the Frankfurt airport to our Lufthansa Airbus A319. The plane was a complete difference to the modern A321, which was a lot quieter than the A319. The legroom was suprisingly terrific, as well as landing and takeoff. After another 25 minutes flying time we landed again in Stuttgart. On all four flights, the crew was very friendly and there were never any problems. Especially the very soft and clean landings were decisive for me, because otherwise I was used to harder landings of other airlines.

 

 

- the Faceless Blogger


RSP-Lifestyle - Tripreport Flight EK086 and EK342

 

Hello Guys. I flew one week ago with Emirates in Economy Class on their route from Zurich to Dubai. The flight was really cool, we took off just in time and landed 10mins earlier than expected in DXB (Dubai). We had some little turbulences in the air but the flight was still great. The cabin crew had some problems with so many passengers on board, e.g. I had to wait 10 minutes for my coke. The food aboard the flight was so delicious that's why I wanted to order a second one but they had no meals left. So I ate some chocolate from the duty free and watched some new movies. Later, we landed safely in Dubai. In Dubai I had 3 hours rest time before I tool my next flight to Kuala Lumpur. The clean and huge airport of Dubai is pretty cool tho. There land really special planes all the time but there was just one problem: the United Arab Emirates literally hate spotters as it's illegal to spot some of the coolest airplanes. So I decided to shop some things in their huge duty free shops and wait for my connecting flight. After two hours and a half we finally got access to the boarding area of gate A10. After a couple of minutes of waiting in the boarding lounge, the the Emirates crew told us that our plane is going to have a delay of one and a half hours due the foggy weather conditions. I have to admit that I lost a little bit of my motivation then. Finally after hours, they called for boarding. And when I finally was in the jetbridge I saw that we will fly on the "Year of Zayed" Emirates A380 Special Livery. Then we took off in Dubai. We had a really cool cabin crew, I was seated just in front of the galley and so I could saw how they were preparing the inflight food. The meal of this flight was quite normal, not as delicious as the food on my first flight who was made by a gate gourmet. Then shortly before landing, the sun was already setting, I became a delicious sandwich. After six and a half hour we landed with a delay of 1 hour at Kuala Lumpur. After deboarding, the always hated procedure came up: We had to wait for our luggage. After one hour, I finally arrived at my hotel.

 

 

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