Generator Dublin Hostel: Reasonably Clean and Convenient Shared Accommodation

With just slightly more than 24 hours in Dublin, I would be spending time exploring the city rather than in a hotel room. As such, I opted for a hostel for this stay, reminiscent of my previous budget backpacking trip from London back to Singapore. A quick research on agoda shows that the hostel prices … Continue reading Generator Dublin Hostel: Reasonably Clean and Convenient Shared Accommodation

Flight Review – Malaysia Airlines MH4: Kuala Lumpur to London Heathrow Terminal 4 by Airbus A350-900

Coming in from my MH602 flight from Singapore, it's finally time for the highlight flight of this journey - Malaysia Airlines MH4 from Kuala Lumpur to London Heathrow by Malaysia Airlines' flagship Airbus A350-900, an aircraft which I had wanted to try since before its delivery but didn't make it for their short-haul trials because … Continue reading Flight Review – Malaysia Airlines MH4: Kuala Lumpur to London Heathrow Terminal 4 by Airbus A350-900

Flight Review – Malaysia Airlines MH602: Singapore to Kuala Lumpur (for London Heathrow) by Boeing 737-800 (ML-series)

Despite being on a very familiar flight route with a familiar airline, this time, I'm heading to a rather different destination. As with most daytime connections through KL, I am booked on Malaysia Airlines MH602 from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, the first flight of the day, in order to meet the connections in KLIA for … Continue reading Flight Review – Malaysia Airlines MH602: Singapore to Kuala Lumpur (for London Heathrow) by Boeing 737-800 (ML-series)

Flight Review – AirAsia AK6422: Johor Bahru to Penang by Airbus A320-200

AirAsia AK6422 is one of many frequent flights from Johor Bahru to Penang, with 7 flights operating on a Saturday. I picked this late afternoon departure to get across the Causeway safely with minimal risk of missing my flight, and to pair it with my return flight from Alor Setar so that I needn't head … Continue reading Flight Review – AirAsia AK6422: Johor Bahru to Penang by Airbus A320-200

Flight Review – Indonesia AirAsia QZ268: Jakarta (Soekarno-Hatta Terminal 2) to Singapore by Airbus A320-200

Indonesia AirAsia QZ268 is the last Indonesia AirAsia flight of the day from Jakarta to Singapore, with a dinner-time flight time, making it very time-effective to get back home from Jakarta. As all AirAsia flights had moved to Terminal 2 of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, I caught the Skytrain there to head for my flight. Terminal … Continue reading Flight Review – Indonesia AirAsia QZ268: Jakarta (Soekarno-Hatta Terminal 2) to Singapore by Airbus A320-200

Smart Hotel Thamrin Jakarta: Budget Hotel outside Dukuh Atas BNI MRT Station

Smart Hotel Thamrin Jakarta used to be a building that I see behind a perpetual construction site on a road difficult to access from both the KRL and TransJakarta Busway, but that has changed ever since the MRT Jakarta construction has completed as it's currently the total opposite, on the new main road just outside … Continue reading Smart Hotel Thamrin Jakarta: Budget Hotel outside Dukuh Atas BNI MRT Station

Flight Review – Indonesia AirAsia QZ263: Singapore to Jakarta (Soekarno-Hatta Terminal 2) by Airbus A320-200

I booked this Jakarta trip as a gamble, not knowing the precise date when the MRT Jakarta would actually open, since I wanted to secure a low fare about 2 months before. Thankfully, with the news updates closer to the date, it turns out that my prediction was almost spot on and I made this … Continue reading Flight Review – Indonesia AirAsia QZ263: Singapore to Jakarta (Soekarno-Hatta Terminal 2) by Airbus A320-200

Lounge Review – Saphire Temporary Lounge Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Terminal 3: A Simple Lounge for Short Stays

The Saphire Temporary Lounge at Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Terminal 3 is the only Priority Pass lounge available to use in the newest terminal of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. As I had one lounge visit left to use before its impending expiry date in less than 2 weeks and I have no more flights scheduled for more premium … Continue reading Lounge Review – Saphire Temporary Lounge Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Terminal 3: A Simple Lounge for Short Stays

KA Argo Parahyangan Tambahan 7061: Bandung to Jakarta Pasar Senen by Train (Eksekutif 2019 Stainless Steel)

The KA Argo Parahyangan Tambahan 7061 is probably the most unique Argo Parahyangan train among all in the same series. While it looks like a normal train in the booking system and even looks physically like any other train from Bandung, KA 7061 does not actually serve Jakarta Gambir station, but instead, terminates at Jakarta … Continue reading KA Argo Parahyangan Tambahan 7061: Bandung to Jakarta Pasar Senen by Train (Eksekutif 2019 Stainless Steel)