Singapore Airlines to Auckland

Singapore Airlines to Auckland

Tuesday 26th of September 2017 and it is finally time to get away to Tonga to swim with the Humpback whales. Yet another item to thick of my list of “THINGS TO DO” Not many items to go before I have completed the list. Now there will Yet another Smiley on www.aladdin.st hopefully not be any new items.

• To experience a hangover
• African safari
• To see Polar bears and icebergs
• Whale sharks “Failed”
• Tiger safari
• Whale sharks (second try)
• Koala and Kangaroo adventure in Australia
• Antarctica
• The Amazon in Brazil
• Swimming with Humpback whales (Soon to be completed, Yet another Smiley on www.aladdin.st hopefully)
• Kiel - Brunsbüttel - Kiel on a bicycle along the Kiel Canal
• Wildlife tour in Sweden and the Carpathian Mountains (Poland and Romania)New item


I will do some bird watching on New Zealand and I'm going to use two different companies. Habitat Tours and Wrybill Birding Tours. And one of the guys at Wrybill Birding Tours had been to Wrybill Birding ToursTonga to swim with the Humpback whales. He gave me some HOT tips about birding on Tonga.

ibis budget Auckland AirportRead about his adventure on Tonga by clicking HERE

I will fly from Bangkok to Singapore, change flight and I will fly to Auckland where I will stay one night at the ibis budget Auckland Airport, the airport hotel. Flying to Nadi on Fiji in Melanesia. I will stay 2 nights before flying to Tonga in Polynesia.

Oceania
Clock HERE for the South pacific countries

Oceania
Click HERE for full size map of Oceania and the countries of the South Pacific

I have studying the map and ibis budget Auckland Airport is very close to the airport. Seems like a huge mall next door for dinner (if they have a healthy alternative available on the menu) And there is a huge green area next door so it will be birding in the afternoon.

Last session at Chaiyasit Muay Thai Gym with ปีศาจแดง ก.กุมานนท์, Red Devil. We went to Sweeter Day for lunch when we were ready. OK, we went to Bellinies first as we knew we would eat too much if we went to Sweeter Day. We ordered our food and pastries. And Earl Grey tea, after 15 minutes or so they come to our table and tell us that they are out of Earl Grey tea. I told them to cancel the food and pastries.

Now they didn't look very happy and my friend told me that we had ordered the food already. I asked him what he would have done if we had order spaghetti with meat sauce and they told us that they were out of spaghetti.
- Would you leave or stay behind to eat the meat sauce only? Never mind they had “heated” the meat sauce already
- OK, I get your point! Let's go to Sweeter Day.

Sweeter Day

Sweeter Day
They have Earl Grey tea at Sweeter Day

Sweeter Day

Sweeter Day

Sweeter Day

Sweeter Day

Sweeter Day

Sweeter Day

And we were right, we had way too much to eat and I was full of agony when I went back home. I should have gone home to my fruit salad straight after the boxing session. I bought new eye glasses in the evening, titanium frames and fog free glass. I need the glasses for my birding as the glasses I have now gets fogy as soon as it gets hot and I take the pictures.

They will deliver the glasses tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock. The AOT car is booked for 12 so I hope I get my new birding/ photography glasses before it is time to leave.

They called just after 11 o'clock and my new ONBEAT glasses had arrived. I went down to pick them up. Packing my bag and AOT called at 11 thirty, my car have arrived and I'm off for the Humpback whale adventure of a life time.

ONBEAT OBN-308
Birding and photography will be like a dream from now on

AOT limousine service
Here to pick me up

AOT limousine service
Here to pick me up

When I came down a guy that turned out to be the driver asked if I was Aladdin. He took my luggage while I went to throw my garbage. We were soon on our way and I was in the back minding my own business. Suddenly I realised that the driver was doing a U-turn on Asoke Road.
- Where are you going?
- Rama IX and the highway from there
- Why don't you take Sukhumvit?

Well, it was too late to do anything, I made a mental not NOT to give any tip while we drove around Bangkok to get to the toll way. I usually give 100 Bath for the airport taxi in tip, but this time nothing. Really, what makes him think I want to go around Bangkok when we can shoot straight out on the toll way from Sukhumvit, a few minutes away from my place?

Checking in to Singapore Airlines flight SQ 977 wasn't any enjoyment. I have bought many flights with my credit cards and I have never had to show them at check-in. Today they were asking for my AMEX, expired and I have a new card and this was a problem. I was not happy.

It is my name on the credit card and in the passport so what’s the big deal? I can understand if Mr. Scooby Doo have bought a ticket for Mr. Mickey Mouse. Finally checked in and I went through the security and immigration. Security, well, immigration, 2 desk open and the 2 desks for CREW was empty. But there were 2 immigration officers sitting there trying to look busy.

Anyway, I managed to get through quite quickly and I was soon on my way to the new SilverKris lounge on Suvarnabhumi International

Priority lane on Suvarnabhumi International
Priority lane on Suvarnabhumi International

SilverKris Lounge Suvarnabhumi International
On the way to the SilverKris Lounge

SilverKris Lounge Suvarnabhumi International
The new SilverKris Lounge

SilverKris Lounge Suvarnabhumi International
The new SilverKris Lounge

SilverKris Lounge Suvarnabhumi International
The new SilverKris Lounge

SilverKris Lounge Suvarnabhumi International
The new SilverKris Lounge

SilverKris Lounge Suvarnabhumi International
2nd plate of spaghetti & meat sauce

I leave the SilverKris lounge at 3 o'clock and they had started the boarding when I arrived to the gate. I went on board and I took my seat. The Steward was soon bringing a bottle of water. The flight was full so no chance for an empty seat next to me. Turned out that my fellow passenger was from Belgium and he had been living in Singapore for 25 years.

He had been in Bangkok over the day for a business meeting. He knew a lot about Sweden and we talked about the good ol' times and time passed very quickly. I enjoyed 3 mugs of tea and I was skipping dinner. We were soon approaching Singapore and we did two circles over Malaysia before final approach as we were early. We landed in time and we left the airplane.

I said good bye to my new friend from Belgium and I went to look for the departure gate for flight SQ 285 to Auckland. And as I know that the SilverKris lounges here in Singapore have the Pepsi Light so I was looking for the SilverKris in Terminal 3

Singapore Airlines flight SQ 977 from Bangkok to Singapore
Bringing a bottle of water for me

Singapore Airlines flight SQ 977 from Bangkok to Singapore
Refreshments

Singapore Airlines flight SQ 977 from Bangkok to Singapore
Waiting for the thumbs up so we can leave

Singapore Airlines flight SQ 977 from Bangkok to Singapore
Waiting for the thumbs up so we can leave

Singapore Airlines flight SQ 977 from Bangkok to Singapore
We get the “GET GO” and we can leave Suvarnabhumi International

Singapore Airlines flight SQ 977 from Bangkok to Singapore
On the way to Singapore

Singapore Airlines flight SQ 977 from Bangkok to Singapore
Approaching Singapore

I stopped at Watson and I bought vitamins, fish oil and Baby Aspirin before I continued towards the SilverKris lounge. I did my medical exam when I came back home from Boreno. And I was inspired by the result of my blood sample. Good cholesterol, very high. Bad cholesterol, very low. Sugar, low even though I had have breakfast before I went to the hospital.

They tell you to fast before taking to sugar test, but I had eaten just to see that the sugar levels went back to normal. Anyway, I had forgot my fish oil and vitamins so I bought a few small bottles on my way to the lounge.

First thing was of course to locate Pepsi Light. I grabbed two cans and I went to the computer area to play internet while waiting for my flight to Auckland. Time passed very quickly and it was soon time to leave for Singapore Airlines flight SQ 285.

I had time to finish two cans of Pepsi Light and I had two chicken sandwiches

SilverKris lounge in Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3
Pepsi Light

SilverKris lounge in Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3
SilverKris Lounge

SilverKris lounge in Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3
SilverKris Lounge

SilverKris lounge in Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3
SilverKris Lounge

Changi International Airport in Singapore
Gate A10

Changi International Airport in Singapore
Boarding flight SQ 285

Singapore Airlines flight SQ 285
My seat

I boarded flight SQ 285 and I took my seat. I pooped a sleeping pill and when the Stewardess came with the menu to ask me what i wanted to have for dinner I told her that I was going to Singapore Airlines flight SQ 285sleep. We took off and when we were airborne I asked the Stewardess to help me turn my seat in to a bed. I turned on the DO NOT DISTURB light

I woke up after 2 hours and I dropped my second sleeping pill. I woke up two and a half hour before arrival. I was soon having two mugs of tea next to me and I was watching a movie killing time until arrival. Dinner and they had have Gravlax as a starter and I was hoping Yet another Smiley on www.aladdin.st that they had saved my starter and I could have it for breakfast.

I was told that my gravlax was finished, well, I think the crew have enjoyed some gravlax early morning. I had tea and omelettes for breakfast and it was good.

Singapore Airlines flight SQ 285

Singapore Airlines flight SQ 285

Singapore Airlines flight SQ 285
Flying in over New Zealand

Singapore Airlines flight SQ 285

Singapore Airlines flight SQ 285
Flying over Auckland

Singapore Airlines flight SQ 285
Flying over Auckland

We were approaching New Zealand and as soon as we were over New Zealand it didn't take long before we were flying over Auckland. We landed and it was a bit of a walking before we reached the immigration. But the immiration was over in a jiff. Now we had to pick up our bags and then Auckland custom X-raywe had to pass the custom and X-ray. And then we had to have a dog sniffing our luggage to make sure we didn't brought any food in to New Zealand.

Plenty peope and a long queue, but it went pretty quick to reach the arrival hall where I looked for a taxi sign. Auckland International was quite a nice airport and it was easy to find the way around the place. I bought a bottle of chocko milk and I found the taxi stand. 20 NZ Dollars to the ibis budget Auckland Airport

I took my seat in the back and we were soon on our way towards ibis budget Auckland Airport.

Auckland International Airport
Our plane in Auckland

Auckland International Airport
Queue to the custom

Auckland International Airport
Queue to the custom

Auckland International Airport
I'm enjoying the weather outside th eairport terminal

ibis budget Auckland Airport, well, I'm lucky that I'm only going to stay one night. The room was very small and I will have to sleep with my bag in the bed. There is just not any space to keep the bag. The restaurant, well, I will not have any breakfast there and I decided to go look for smoked salmon that I can enjoy in my room tomorrow morning.

But the shower was OK and I felt ready to take on anything when I came out from the shower. The plan is to go looking for birds in the area, something I have been looking forward to.

ibis budget Auckland Airport
ibis budget Auckland Airport

ibis budget Auckland Airport
ibis budget Auckland Airport

ibis budget Auckland Airport
I just knew that I would never have any breakfast here

ibis budget Auckland Airport
My room

ibis budget Auckland Airport
My room

So I left the hotel and the bird watching started just a few minutes after that. Click HERE to find out if I see any birds. Hang on! This will be fun!

And it will be easy to follow Aladdin's adventure “DAY BY DAY” on the South Sea Islands

27 September 2017 - Day 1: Arriving to Auckland - Afternoon bird watching - Click HERE

28 September 2017 - Day 2: Flying from Auckland to Nadi, Fiji - Click HERE

28 September 2017 - Day 2: Arriving to Nadi, Fiji - A very late bird watching walk - Click HERE

29 September 2017 - Day 3: Bird watching in Nadi, Fiji - Click HERE

30 September 2017 - Day 4: Flying to Vava'u, Tonga - Click HERE

30 September 2017 - Day 4: Bird watching on Vava'u, Tonga - Click HERE

1 October 2017 - Day 5: Bird watching on Vava'u, Tonga - Click HERE

2 October 2017 - Day 6: First day swimming with the Humpback whales on Tonga - Click HERE

3 October 2017 - Day 7: Second day swimming with the Humpback whales on Tonga - Click HERE

4 October 2017 - Day 8: Third day swimming with the Humpback whales on Tonga - Click HERE

5 October 2017 - Day 9: Fourth day swimming with the Humpback whales on Tonga - Click HERE

6 October 2017 - Day 10: Fifth day swimming with the Humpback whales on Tonga - Click HERE

7 October 2017 - Day 11: Sixt day swimming with the Humpback whales on Tonga - Click HERE

8 October 2017 - Day 12: Bird watching on Tonga - Click HERE

9 October 2017 - Day 13: Seventh day swimming with the Humpback whales on Tonga - Click HERE

10 October 2017 - Day 14: Eight day swimming with the Humpback whales on Tonga - Click HERE

11 October 2017 - Day 15: Flying back to Nadi, Fiji - Click HERE

11 October 2017 - Day 15: By Bus Taxi to Colo-i-Suva Rainforest Eco Resort - Click HERE

12 October 2017 - Day 16: Birdwatching on Namosi Road - Click HERE

13 October 2017 - Day 17: Birdwatching at Monasavu Dam - Click HERE

14 October 2017 - Day 18: Birdwatching at Colo-i-Suva Rainforest in the morning - Click HERE

14 October 2017 - Day 18: Bus Taxi back to Nadi - Click HERE

15 October 2017 - Day 19: Snorkel with Sharks - Barefoot Kuata Island - Click HERE

16 October 2017 - Day 20: Snorkel with Sharks - Barefoot Kuata Island - Click HERE

17 October 2017 - Day 21: Snorkel with Sharks - Barefoot Kuata Island - Click HERE

18 October 2017 - Day 22: Birding on Denarau Island - Click HERE

19 October 2017 - Day 23: Mamanuca Sightseeing Cruises with optional lunch - Click HERE

19 October 2017 - Day 23: Afternoon birding on Denarau Island - Click HERE

20 October 2017 - Day 24: Half-Day Finding Nemo Cruise to South Sea Island - Click HERE

21 October 2017 - Day 25: Fijian Islands and Snorkel Full-Day Whales Tale Cruise - Click HERE

22 October 2017 - Day 26: Bird watching in Koroyanitu National Park - Click HERE

23 October 2017 - Day 27: Flying back to Auckland - Click HERE

24 October 2017 - Day 28: Habitat Tours: Tawharanui Day/Night - Click HERE

25 October 2017 - Day 29: With Wrybill Birding Tours on Tiritiri Matangi Island - Click HERE

26 October 2017 - Day 30: With Wrybill Birding Tours in MIRANDA - Click HERE

27 October 2017 - Day 31: Habitat Tours: Waitakere Ranges tour - Click HERE

28 October 2017 - Day 32: Hangover?/ Whale watching.
No hangover, seriously, so much to do and so little time. So I have no time to spend in the bed with a hangover.
        • Bird watching at Western Springs, Auckland - Click HERE

        • Whale watching Auckland - Click HERE

29 October 2017 - Day 33: Hangover?/ Whale watching
No hangover, seriously, so much to do and so little time. So I have no time to spend in the bed with a hangover.
        • Muriwai Gannet Colony - Click HERE

        • Bird watching at Auckland Domain - Click HERE

30 October 2017 - Day 34: Wrybill Birding Tours: KIWI NIGHT!! - Click HERE

31 October 2017 - Day 35: Wrybill Birding Tours: Back to Auckland!! - Click HERE

1 November 2017 - Day 36: Birding at Auckland Domain - Click HERE

2 November 2017 - Day 37: Flying to Singapore - Click HERE

3 November 2017 - Day 38: Morning: Birding in Botanical Garden - Click HERE

3 November 2017 - Day 38: Afternoon: Birding at Pasir Ris - Click HERE

4 November 2017 - Day 39: Birding in Hindhede Nature Park/ Bukit Timah nature reserve - Click HERE

4 November 2017 - Day 39: Birding at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve - Click HERE

4 November 2017 - Day 39: Birding in Botanical Garden - Click HERE

5 November 2017 - Day 40: Hangover, please take me back home
No hangover, seriously, so much to do and so little time. So I have no time to spend in the bed with a hangover.
Cancelled bird watching due to rain, so back home - Click HERE


This video is from HumpBackSwims.com and is run through Scuba Diver Life Expeditions.
And this is the company I'm going with on Tonga
And look at the little baby go!
I never get tired of watching this video

Singapore Ailines to Auckland


                  
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