Day 16. Our final day in lovely Singapore

We were up shortly after 7.00 a.m. so that we could make the most of our final day in Singapore.  Breakfast in the hotel's Crystal Cafe had been good all week and it ended on a high with my favourite roti prata and bread and butter pudding both being included in the morning's selection.  Reluctantly …

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Day 4. Qatar Airways Doha to Kuala Lumpur

It was just after 2.00 a.m. when we boarded our Qatar Airways A340-600 flight at Hamad International Airport bound for Kuala Lumpur with a journey time of 7 hours 55 minutes.  Our selected seats of 21A and 21B were situated on the second row of the economy cabin and the seating configuration of 2-4-2 meant …

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Souq Waqif Boutique Hotel, Doha, Qatar

We had taken advantage of the Discover Qatar Programme which is available to passengers who have booked flights with Qatar Airways and can be taken in either direction of travel.  After booking flights it was very easy to add the Discover Qatar programme to our itinerary, with visa free entry being available for over 80 …

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Day 3. Exploring Katara Cultural Village and The Pearl, Doha

We slept until 9.00 a.m. but as we had a long day ahead of us, it didn't matter.  It was so nice to be able to ring for the club car to meet us at the door and take us over to the Al Mirqab Hotel for breakfast on its terrace. As we had enjoyed …

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Day 2. Exploring Doha, Qatar

We had slept like logs in our extremely comfortable bed and ignored the phone alarm at 7.00 a.m. preferring an extra hour in bed.  Finally raising the energy to get up I was brought back to life in the shower which probably had the largest monsoon head that I had ever seen and I lingered …

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Day 1. Doha stopover with Qatar Airways

I had travelled down to London the previous evening where I met my son at the Premier Inn, Gatwick Airport.  This hotel is conveniently located at the north terminal and can be easily accessed from Gatwick Railway Station at the south terminal by means of the inter-terminal shuttle service which takes only two minutes.  It …

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Day 9. Shopping at the Mitsui Outlet Park and a return to KLIA

Our final day in KL, why does the time pass so quickly when on holiday!  A window table once again at breakfast and the final opportunity to savour one of the Berjaya's delicious omelettes cooked to order.  We then packed our suitcases and checked out of our hotel.  The Berjaya Times Square hotel was an excellent …

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Day 10. Qatar Airways flight from Kuala Lumpur to Manchester via Doha

We boarded our overnight flight to Doha.  After a snack of a chicken wrap and a chocolate muffin, I settled back in my seat and watched 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel', the sequel to the film I'd watched on my outbound flight.  It was equally good.  I then fell asleep for a few hours …

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Day 1.  Manchester to Doha on our way to Singapore with Qatar Airways

We caught the 9.53 am train to Manchester Airport and arrived in Terminal 2  just as check-in opened for our flight so there was no queue.  Passing through security was busy as it was the first day of the school holidays but it still left plenty of time to enjoy an airside coffee before our …

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Day 2.  Arriving in Singapore

After a short time in transit we boarded the 787 Dreamliner to Singapore, it was our first time on this airliner.  Our chosen seats were in Row 17 again but this time the configuration was 3 3 3 so we had another passenger sitting with us.  Again, good, attentive service throughout the flight.  We managed …

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