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Hello! Why Cliff(y), you ask? Well, a lot of people I've met since primary school till now have always called me Cliffy! Unless specifically mentioned, I personally paid for whatever chargeable stuff featured in my blogs. Thanks for dropping by and enjoy! :)

Saturday, July 14, 2018

FIN: Finnair Lounge @ Vantaa Airport (Schengen Area)

Terminal 2 Near Gate 22, Vantaa Airport, Vantaa, Finland
Daily: 5.30am - 12 midnight

Finnair operates a total of three lounges at Vantaa Airport, one in the Schengen area and two in the non-Schengen area. My BFF and I had about three hours to kill before our next flight to Warsaw, Poland. Most of our transit time was spent at the one in the Schengen area, which is 940 square metres big and seats 305 guests.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

FIN: Finnair AY132 (Business)

SIN-HEL (11h 50m)
Airbus 350-900
ETD: 11.35pm (GMT + 8) 
ETA: 6.25am (GMT + 3)

Finnair, the flag carrier of Finland, prides itself in providing a faster connection between Asia and Europe by flying the northern route via Helsinki. Finnair is currently the sixth oldest airline in continuous operation, founded as Aero O/Y in 1923 before it changed its name in 1968.

Monday, July 9, 2018

SIN: Qantas Lounge @ Changi Airport

Level 3, Transit Area, Changi Airport Terminal 1, Singapore
Daily: 2.30pm - 11.00pm

If you've dropped by my food blog recently, perhaps you could recall that I was bound for Europe on Finnair. At Changi Airport, the airline issues an invitation pass to Dnata Lounge for each Business Class passenger. However, given that I've been there before, I decided to check out the sleek Qantas Lounge instead with my boarding pass.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

INA: Batik Air ID7157 (Economy)

CGK-SIN (1h 45m)
Airbus 320
ETD: 6.30pm (GMT + 7) 
ETA: 9.15pm (GMT + 8)

I used to fly with Lion Air, an Indonesian budget airline, once in a while whenever I could find good deals until it was caught with too many issues. However, I'd always wanted to give Batik Air a try, an airline by the same company that markets itself as providing full service. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

INA: Monumen Nasional

Merdeka Square, Jakarta, Indonesia
Mon-Fri: 8.00am - 4.00pm, 6.30pm - 10.00pm
Sat-Sun: 8.00am - 4.00pm, 6.30pm - 12 midnight

Merdeka Square in Central Jakarta is one of the largest squares in the world, covering an area of 75 hectares. For want of a comparison, it's significantly larger than the renowned Tiananmen Square in China. Standing at the centre of it is the national monument, which is commonly referred to as its abbreviation: Monas.

Monday, July 2, 2018

INA: Yello Hotel Harmoni

Jalan Hayam Wuruk No. 6, Jakarta, Indonesia

Yello Hotels group prides itself in offering economical, yet trendy accommodation. At the point of writing, there are two branches in Jakarta, one in Bandung and another one in Surabaya. Yello Hotel Harmoni (3*) is situated along the bustling main street of Hayam Wuruk in Central Jakarta.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

KSA: Saudia SV814 (Business)

JED-CGK (9h 55m)
Boeing 777-300ER
ETD: 12.05am (GMT + 3) 
ETA: 2.00pm (GMT + 7)

After spending about 4 hours at the Alfursan Lounge at King Abdulaziz International Airport, it was finally time to say goodbye to Jeddah. BTW, did you know that each of Saudia's wide-body aeroplanes has got a prayer room towards the rear of the Economy Class cabin?