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Melbourne Singapore Airport

27 October 2018

Singapore airport has no butterflies

Flying from Melbourne to Singapore on a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777

Now I am in Singapore airport, famous for its butterflies and plastic plants. More impressive is its size but it does appear to be quite dated these days.
I feel lucky to have got here on time, I thought we were going to divert due to a medical emergency.

A few rows in front of me a woman started vomiting, a lot. That happens quite often, I generally start to accept my fate, death by Ebola. Anyway, the vomiting did not stop, and doctors were called, oxygen was given and eventually they laid her out on the floor on a solid plastic ironing board looking thing she was strapped to and the captain came down to check out the action. I was sure we would land in Karratha and I would go back to work. Strangely they seemed to fix her a number of stiff drinks to get her going again, maybe that was her problem in the first place?

Eventually they decided to put her back in her seat and we continued on. Actually we continued on throughout this ordeal, you cant really pull the plane over on the side of the sky to consider what happens next.

The remainder of the flight was long and boring, lots of minor bumps, enough to keep the seatbelt sign on and allow me to observe the constant to-and-fro of people getting up despite the sign, the stewardess running around shaking her hands telling someone to get back in their seat, and then eventually people just all ignored the sign.

Here in Singapore airport, the lounge is crap, the butterflies are all dead and its hot as hell outside.

Melbourne-Singapore-Airport - Here is my plane, on the ground in Melbourne shot through tinted dirty glass. A Boeing 777, my second favorite plane to fly in economy on due to 9 abr

Here is my plane, on the ground in Melbourne shot through tinted dirty glass. A Boeing 777, my second favorite plane to fly in economy on due to 9 abreast seating. The only issue with these is they are very loud, much much louder than my favorite plane for economy travel the 8 abreast Airbus A330. Also the wifi did not work on-board, despite the screen in my seat advertising that it was working. I punched my screen repeatedly to try and make it work but of course thats not where it works from, I needed to punch somewhere in the roof lining.


Melbourne-Singapore-Airport - Here is a plastic and glass tropical garden in Singapore airport. They need to dust it more often.

Here is a plastic and glass tropical garden in Singapore airport. They need to dust it more often.


Melbourne-Singapore-Airport - I walked the wrong way and decided to take a sky-train back around. A stood at the front of the first carriage and pretended to be the driver, includi

I walked the wrong way and decided to take a sky-train back around. A stood at the front of the first carriage and pretended to be the driver, including yelling 'NEXT STOP, TERMINAL 3'. No one paid me any attention though.


Melbourne-Singapore-Airport - This is the butterfly garden, but where are the butterflies? I have taken this exact photo multiple times, normally with butterflies. Actually I took

This is the butterfly garden, but where are the butterflies?
I have taken this exact photo multiple times, normally with butterflies.
Actually I took this almost identical photo again to compare my new camera to my slightly older still new camera. I have too many cameras.


Melbourne-Singapore-Airport - They put out plenty of cut up pineapples for the elusive butterflies, but still I could not find a single one, and I looked everywhere. The pineapple

They put out plenty of cut up pineapples for the elusive butterflies, but still I could not find a single one, and I looked everywhere. The pineapple was quite delicious.


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