Melbourne to Singapore
01.01.2012 - 01.01.2012
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We arrived at Melbourne Airport far too early - Bundy thought the traffic on the road and the lines in the airport would be horrendous, however it was quite the opposite. The traffic was almost non-existent and since we were business class we went straight to the front of the check in line, the customs line and the boarding line. However, once we got through everything and waited around awhile, our plane had a 2 hour delay due to engineering problems. Just what I needed to hear - we're flying on a dodgy plane.
We finally boarded the plane 2.5 hours late. In business class we had large leather seats with footrests and were served free champagne while the lower class thugs boarded. We were given a free toothbrush, toothpaste, blanket, neck pillow, ear plugs, eye mask, headphones and free entertainment systems (economy class had to pay for headphones, entertainment, and food since it was a budget airline) . We got free appetisers (greek salad) and a main (choice of three delicious meals), bread and dessert as well as all the free alcohol and snacks we could ask for.
We arrived in Singapore and took the very efficient and modern (and on time) public transport system out to Little India. When I tried to get out the gates at the station my ticket said it was invalid so I had to go to the counter and re-new it. We then walked to our hostel through large crowds of people, most of which were drinking on the street (we assume for New Years). The weather was very hot and humid and it was nice to have air-conditioning in the hotel. We were staying at the Prince of Wales hotel and there was half price food at the bar downstairs so Bundy and I went down for a snack. We were quite tired so we went to bed early.