SATS Premier Lounge

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I have to catch a flight at 9.20am and left home very early to avoid the jam to the airport. I would have grab a quick breakfast if not for a complimentary access to the lounge, blessing from the DBS Altitude card. This card came with a priority pass with two complimentary access to many lounges all over the world (see here). In fact, there are quite a few travel friendly credit cards that provide lounge access as well (see here). However, as far as I’m concern, I still prefer the Altitude over the rest because its annual fee can be waived if a minimum amount is charged to the card per year. At 25,000, it is quite doable if all the combined family expenses are charged to it. So the travel benefits and air miles really comes with no additional cost.

Anyway, here’s what I enjoyed for free.

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Lunch at Pelican

I had a belated birthday celebration for my wife at the Pelican. The food was great but the peaceful and quiet time together was even better 🙂

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Roasted pumpkin, japanese pumpkin salad with feta cheese

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Crumbled bleu cobb, tomato, bacon, avocado, chopped egg

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Baked salmon fillet, glazed peas and cucumber

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Pelican burger, chopped steak, smoked ketchup, fries

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Sweet potato cake, served with sweet potato cream

And after sending her back to office, I found some time to take advantage of the blue skies.

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First day at Palm View Primary School

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Two and a halve years after attending the Palm  View Primary School open house, my wife and I eventually did enroll our eldest child in the school. Like all parents, we are excited on this day and hope she survive well.

(Not much pictures today as I didn’t bring my camera, so just make do with my tablet).

After some briefing by the principal and parent volunteers, we were allowed to see how our children did in their first recess… reminds me of feeding time in the zoo. 🙂

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No parents were allowed in and its actually pretty chaotic inside. Each child has 30 minutes to queue, buy and eat. Quite a number of parents actually brought food to give their children more time to eat instead of queuing.

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And finally by 2.30pm, we were happy to welcome her off the school bus… mission accomplished.

Compared to my time 30 years ago, the children now did much better for their transition from K2 to P1, probably due to the ‘training’ they had in childcare. I still remember my traumatic experience and crying for my mom… no cries today at all. 🙂

 

Christmas dinner @ Azur, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

This is my second time at Azur but the first time for Christmas dinner. But most surprising is seeing the sashimi and a quick check with NEA website provides the assurances.

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Usual seafood selection

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Meat selection

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Salad station, my favorite.

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Noodle station

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Simple carbo

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and Christmas special pastries

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And fruits

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The food is nice but the selection is quite limited for the price.