Checking in at the Qatar Airways desk of Terminal 3 was very quick, so we had plenty of time to explore the terminal building. Our first stop was to the Changi Butterfly Park on the upper floor which was a haven of tranquility in the midst of an international airport and certainly worth a visit.
After having a snack and visiting the duty free shop it was time to board our flight to Doha. We travelled on a new A350 airliner which had only been in service for two weeks. As usual with Qatar Airways, we found the in-flight service to be very good.
After dinner we were asked if we would like to change into pyjamas so that we would be more comfortable on the overnight flight, these were brought in appropriate sizes, were stylish and contained silk. Also provided were attractive amenity kits containing Armani toiletries with perfume or aftershave. Ready for a sleep, we fully reclined our seats enabling us to stretch out and sleep comfortably for a few hours. Breakfast could be taken whenever we wished. I had eaten so much for dinner that I just opted for a smoothie, yoghurt and fresh fruit but my travelling companion went for the full works, informing me that it was very tasty.
On coming in to land, we felt fully refreshed and it didn’t seem as if we had just travelled on an overnight, long haul flight. Thank you Qatar Airways for allowing us the opportunity to experience Business Class travel, it certainly was the icing on the cake at the end of our lovely holiday.
I would definitely like to visit Singapore again, it’s such a fascinating destination, an ultra modern city centre combined with easily accessible beaches, rainforest walks and the cultural mix of Little India, Chinatown and the Arab District. Perhaps my posts on Singapore might inspire some of you to visit this beautiful island state too, I hope so.
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