16 March 2018

Scoot Singapore Kuching Malaysia Review Flight Travel + Food tour & Nature itinerary

Scoot to Kuching, East Malaysia from Singapore on board award winning Asia Pacific’s Best Low Cost Airline. The inaugural Scoot flight from Singapore Changi Airport to Kuching International Airport (SIN-KCH)  last October marks Scoot's Airlines first-ever destination in East Malaysia. Scoot's Singapore flights to Malaysia includes Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi, Ipoh and Kuantan.    

Vinod Kannan, Chief Commercial Officer, Scoot on the inaugural Kuching flight with the passengers were welcomed by a traditional dance organised by the Sarawak Tourism Board.  Sarawak Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister, Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah  and acting CEO, Mary Wan, acting CEO Sarawak Tourism shared that with the new Scoot Singapore flight to Kuching further affirmed  East Malaysia as a ultimate holiday destination for authentic Sarawak cuisine, heritage, culture, nature and adventure tourism.
Setting sights on Sarawak
Kuching, the capital of Sarawak located on the mythical island of Borneo, East Malaysia is reminiscent of a secluded paradise, just 85 minutes flight from Singapore.

Scoot Airlines Singapore Kuching Flight review

Scoot Airlines uses Airbus A320 for its short haul flights, 3 by 3 arrangement in the 180 economy seats in the single aisle aircraft. We were booked on Scoot stretch seats with at least 34inches seat pitch, located at front Row 1 bulkhead seats. Scoot super seats with extra legroom seat pitch of minimum 34 inches are located at row 1 to 4, 12 and 13.

Warmly welcomed by the cheerful Scootitude Scoot cabin crew, the flight journey from Singapore to Kuching and back was a smooth flight with no air turbulence. Seated comfortably with ample legroom at row 1, we enjoyed our pre-ordered Scoot's Premium Selections in-flight deluxe meal with two deluxe sides and a drink.

Scoot’s Premium Selections menu include Singapore Signature Chicken Rice, Signature Nasi Goreng with Chicken  (Halal), Braised Beef Cheek with Penne, Sweet & Sour Fish with Steamed Rice and Teriyaki Chicken, depending on flight routes, available for purchase up to 72hrs before flight.

On Scoot TZ430 Singapore to Kuching flight, we tried Scoot deluxe hot meal - signature Singapore chicken rice, served with salad,  Haagen-Dazs Belgian chocolate ice cream and water. The tender chicken meat goes well with the chicken stock flavoured rice and special chilli sauce. From Kuching to Singapore flight TZ431, the Nasi lemak hot meal set with chicken chunks, fish tofu, long beans and coconut rice was average and a bit too spicy.

Scoot inflight menu offers hot meals selection from popular Singapore local food like Signature Nasi Lemak, Beef and Mushroom Lasagne, Braised Chicken with Rice, Chicken Corn Curry, Makhani Chicken with Basmati Rice, Roasted Chicken Thigh with Honey Garlic Sauce, Stew Chicken with Rice, Teriyaki Chicken with rice, Tom Yam Fried Rice to vegetarian menu of Pomodoro Fusilli, Spiced Lentils with Basmati Rice and Spicy Oriental Vegetables with Steamed Rice. Light meals choices include Halal food choices like Chicken Ham & Cheese Croissants, Teriyaki Chicken Wrap with Shimeiji Mushrooms, Greek Salad Wrap and kids meal of Cheese hotdog, Snyder’s cheddar cheese pretzels with Ribena cheer pack.

Order Scoot hot meals set with Coca-Cola or Heaven and Earth Jasmine Green Tea + Ritter Sport Milk Chocolate with Cornflakes online and enjoy $4 OFF or $3 OFF Scoot light meal set with Coca-Cola or Heaven and Earth Jasmine Green Tea + Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate.

Walks in the Wild - Kuching Sarawak Malaysia

Soak in Sarawak's richly diverse tourists attractions like Bako National Park, Gunung Gading National Park, World’s first Cat Museum as well as the first Malaysia UNESCO World Heritage site, Gunung Mulu National Park, Miri, Sarawak are on tourists must do checklist.

Sarawak - the world's third largest island, is blessed with the world's oldest rainforests and a wealth of rare flora and fauna.  The perfect countryside to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, explore Sarawak vast mountains caves, spot endangered species and wildlife, extensive coast lines, pristine sandy beaches, exotic cultural festivals and ethnic groups, authentic Sarawak cuisine, a mix of old world charms, heritage and cultural amidst modernization.

Kuching National Parks, wildlife spotting, bird watching and eco-tourism
Bako National Park, Kuching, Sarawak - Board the 25 minutes boat ride from Kampung Bako village and enjoy the river boat ride to Baku National Park, the entrance fee to the park is 20 ringgit. Visit Bako National Park visitor centre for walking trails information and updates.

Picturesque and private, Bako National Park is bordered by limestone and sandstone cliffs with remarkable rock formations like the famous Sea Stack along the beautiful coastline.

Borneo's endangered species - proboscis monkey, long-tailed macaque monkeys, silver leaf monkeys, Bornean bearded pig or wild boars, squirrels, monitor lizards, green snakes, rare flora and fauna of Sarawak live in the oldest nature reserve in East Malaysia.

The mostly arboreal rare proboscis monkeys have reddish-brown fur, grey limbs and a white tail and can be spotted  in the forest or mangroves, feeding on young leaves, shoots, sour fruits and seeds. The male proboscis monkeys can be distinguished by its huge pendulous nose and a large pot-belly.

Bako National Park walking trail consists of 16 extensive colour-coded jungle routes walking and hiking options from relaxing forest walk to full-day jungle hikes or overnight camping expeditions.

Walking trails like Telok Paku, Telok Delima and  Telok Assam mangroves are popular for rare and unusual proboscis monkeys spotting. Follow the trails quietly, keep listening and look around to spot the wildlife. Telok Pandan Kecil will lead to one of Bako’s best beach by the coast.

Sarawak Rhinoceros Hornbill, Bornean Banded Kingfisher, Bornean Wren Babbler, and Blue-banded Pitta are some of the divese bird species spotted at Kubah National Park, minutes away from  Santubong National Park which is renown for its sandstone terrain and tall rainforest.

Kuching Wetlands National Park is a a popular place for spotting wildlife like  proboscis monkeys, long tailed macaque monkeys, silver-leaf monkeys, monitor lizards, estuarine crocodiles and birds watching for white-vast bellied sea eagles,  adjutant stork, kingfishers and shore birds.

On our way back to mainland, we met fishermen boats going home with the day's freshly caught seafood of lobsters, crabs, sea urchins, fishes and shell fish.  One fisherman showed us his prized catch happily.

Fresh lobsters, sea urchins and crabs for dinner ? Yes, you could buy from some of the local owner fishermen at extremely low prices like 5 ringgit for a sea urchin, from 20 ringgit for 1 kg of crabs or lobsters before they supply to hotels, seafood restaurants and food centres like Topspot food court. This is great if you have access to kitchen during your vacation, yearn for home cook food or love cooking.

Semenggoh Wildlife Nature Reserve Rehabilitation Centre, Kuching Sarawak East Malaysia

The Borneo Orangutan is an endangered primates of apes and semi wild Orangutans live in Semenggoh Wildlife Reserve Centre where orphaned and injured orangutans are nursed before returning to the wild.

In the natural habitat, the orangutans may visit the park rangers for bananas, fruits and milk during feeding times in the day between 9am to 10am and 3pm to 3.30 pm, offering visitors an opportunity to see them at a closer range.

Gather around the viewing area across the feeding platform and you may spot squirrels and orang-utans swinging from the forest canopy to the lower branches of trees and guided ropes once they hear the flute whistling by park wardens that its snack time.
Prince Charles of Wales visited Semenggoh Wildlife Centre and got up close and personal with the Borneo orang-utans as part of his tour in Southeast Asia and India.

Support orangutan conservation with adopt orangutan program where 100% of the funds will be used for Orangutan conservation projects, educational activities to support orangutan conservation and food medication for orangutans in rehabilitation centres.

Besides orangutans, squirrels, birds and other wildlife, there is an enclosed area where crocodiles can be seen sun bathing in the natural habitat.

If you like adventure sport, try the guided kayaking or water rafting down the Sungai Sarawak Kiri river (Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching) and explore hidden waterfalls, limestone formations and unspoilt nature or continue for lunch at the Bidayuh tribe.

Kuching City Tour, Sarawak Malaysia.

Kuching,  known affectionately as the City of Cats is unpretentious with quaint charms. Make a pitstop at Kuching city centre roundabout on Jalun Padungan for a souvenir shot.

If you are a feline fan, do visit Kuching Cat Museum in City Hall building, Petra Jaya, the first Cat Museum in the world for cat lovers housing cat photographs, paintings, art and craft and of course cat souvenirs.
Kuching is a compact city and easy to explore. Visit Chinatown or take stroll on the esplanade riverside on the south bank of Sarawak River, in the heart of the city.

Ride on the local Penambang boat on Kuching Waterfront scenic, jetty hoping to explore the rich heritage and cultural attractions like the Astana, Fort Marguerite, Sultan Iskandar Planetarium, Jalan Taman Budaya Civic Centre tower, Chinese History Museum, Sarawak Steamship Building, Square Tower and the Malay kampungs across the river.

Kuching Food recommendations

Sarawak is renown for springy Kolo mee, delicious Sarawak laksa and Sarawak fried rice. Carpenter street is lined with many local coffeeshops and food centre that served Sarawak kolo mee, Sarawak laksa, pork satay, fried kway teow, prawn mee and wonton noodles that are popular with both locals and tourists.

We visited the coffee shop in front of Lau Ya Keng Temple to satisfy our local food cravings. Walk around the vicinity and look out for crowded coffeeshops with queues at individual stalls for affordable tasty local food.

For true blue Sarawak cuisine, try Lepau restaurant with local live music performances, run by ethnic tribal orang ulu in a beautiful Sarawak house decorated with intricate wood carvings and native ornaments.
Sarawak orang ulu cuisine dishes we tried includes Ayam pansuh - tender chicken cooked in a bamboo with tapioca leaves, midin jungle fern, a vegetable that locals eat daily, Umai sliced raw fish with onions, chillies and lime juice, fried fish, nourishing chicken soup and calamari  served with Nasi Bungkus (banana leaves wrapped rice).

Homemade coconut ice cream drizzled with home brewed rice wine completes the meal as we unwind in the evening to the local music performances. 
Always dine where the locals go. For affordable fresh seafood dinners, visit Top Spot, the most popular Kuching food centre located at Kuching waterfront, Level 5, Taman Kereta, Jalan Padungan, 93100 with open air dining area patio serving halal and non halal seafood.

Rows and rows of freshly caught fishes, crabs and lobsters to freshly plucked local vegetables beckons from the bright neon lit stalls in the huge hawker centre with tightly packed seating areas. Take your pick from the selection or ask the chefs to chose for delicious local seafood.

Salted egg yolk egg crab, cereal prawns,  local sharks fin soup, steamed river fish, crispy oyster pancake, squids, bamboo clams, Midin vegetables were some of our selection from Bukit Matta seafood restaurant stall at Topspot food center.

Sarawak souvenirs shopping include Sarawak kolo mee, laska paste, pepper, crab crackers, dried fish fillet, cuttlefish, city café 3-in1 Sarawak coffee, rice crackers, layer cake to name a few.

Rainforest World Music Festival, Kuching Sarawak
Sarawak's Rainforest World Music Festival is a unique music festival that brings together renowned world musicians and ingenious artists from all continents to the extraodinaire island of Borneo, against the magnificient backdrop of the legendary Mt. Santubong.

Jamming sessions, mini concerts, interactive and educational workshops, ethno-musical lectures, Sarawak souvenirs and CDs by the performing artists, local food fair, arts and crafts market and amazing evening performances on the main stage is the winning formula where Sarawak celebrates its 21st anniversary Rainforest World Music Festival this year from 13 to 15 July 2018 at the Sarawak Cultural Village in Kuching. Visit RWMF.net for more information.

Borneo Jazz in Miri, Sarawak is an annual two-day international festival on 11- 12 May, 2018 with eclectic bands and jazz repertoire.

Stay at Kuching luxurious 5-star properties or Hilton Kuching, a hotel located at Kuching waterfront, popular with both business and leisure travellers to clean budget accommodations like Abell hotel, located in the heart of the city centre or home stay with the locals.
Scoot airline currently fly to a total of 64 destinations in 17 countries including newly launched Scoot  flight destinations Honolulu in the United States of America, Harbin Northeast China, Kuantan Malaysia, Palembang Indonesia and soon, Pekanbaru  Indonesia on May 30 and Scoot to Berlin on 20 June 2018 on Scoot 16 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 24 young and modern Airbus A320 family aircraft, with four more Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 39 Airbus A320neo aircraft on order. Book flight tickets at FlyScoot.com or contact Scoot Call Centre. For Scoot updates, visit FlyScoot.com, Facebook.com/FlyScoot, Instagram.com/FlyScoot, and Twitter.com/flyscoot.
*Thank you Scoot Airlines and Sarawak Tourism Board for the warm hospitality.

Next : Novotel Singapore On Stevens hotel review and opening launch

08 March 2018

Microsoft Surface Store Singapore opens + Surface Book 2 prices | Surface Laptop | Surface Studio Hub

Microsoft Surface Book 2, Surface Studio, Surface laptop and Surface Pro, together with Microsoft accessories like Surface Precision Mouse, Surface dial, Surface pen and stylus, type cover keyboards, power adapters and dock, laptop sleeves and covers are available at the first South East Asia Microsoft Surface Store in Singapore for the ultimate Microsoft Surface windows devices experience, complete with a dedicated Microsoft Surface Concierge service, located at Harvey Norman Singapore Flagship Superstore at Millenia Walk.
Surface empowers the best-in-class Intel® Core™ processors, best in battery life and support for your favourite applications — all on stunning PixelSense™ displays, designed to be viewed, touched and written on in striking, true-to-life colour for the ultimate Surface device user experience with Surface book 2 laptop tablet, surface studio, surface laptop and surface pro. Microsoft Surface Hub will be available at a later date, visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-sg/ for updates.

The new Microsoft Surface Singapore store  officially open on 10 March 2018 and will allow Microsoft fans and new users to have a hands on experience to explore the Surface family devices and the powerful laptop tablet desktop application performances that one could achieve easily. There is 10% education discount for students and academic staff for both Microsoft Store shop purchase or Microsoft Surface online store.
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (Prices from S$2,188 - S$4,588)
True to its mantra as the most Powerful Surface ever, Microsoft Surface Book 2 laptop tablet features the latest 8th generation Intel® Core™ processors with NVIDIA GeForce GPUs graphics performance on 17-hour battery life. Switching seamlessly between professional grade software like Adobe, Autodesk and Unity to  playing popular PC games, Surface book 2 support four different modes like Studio Mode, Laptop Mode, View Mode and Tablet Mode, connecting with USB Type C, USB Type A, full size SD card, surface dial, surface dock and surface pen for the ultimate user experience.

Surface Book 2 prices starts from S$2,888 - 13.5” Intel® Core™ i5, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Intel® HD Graphics 620 to S$4,588 - 15” Intel® Core™ i7, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060.
Surface Studio (Price S$6488, Microsoft Surface Pen, Keyboard and Mouse included)
Microsoft Surface Studio known as the Ultimate Creative Studio is an entirely new Surface device with an adjustable 28” PixelSense Display and Zero Gravity Hinge aluminium design, transforming from desktop upright to studio flat, creating a stable 20 degree angle, optimised to draw naturally with the surface pen, like a drafting table canvas for infinite creative ideas.
Powered by Intel® Core™ i7 with  NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX980M discrete GPU 4GB GDDR5 on 32GB RAM with 128GB SSD and  2TB Rapid hybrid drive storage, four USB 3.0, full size SD card, Surface Studio work seamlessly from Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, intensive desktop class software to PC games and VR experiences.  

Surface Dial (price $159) is a controller that allows the user to store, customise, access, navigate and reimagine physical tools in the digital world – from concept to creation. 
Surface Precision Mouse (price $148) is designed for exceptional precise accuracy, comfort, and control with patented magnetic scrolling, customisable thumb buttons and the ability to use with up to three computers at the same time.
Pair Microsoft Surface Studio with the Surface Dial and Surface precision mouse for fluid creative applications process for both on-screen and off-screen experiences.
Microsoft Surface Laptop (Price from S$1,488 - S$3,888)
The sleek Surface Laptop is a trendy design device, powered by 7th generation Intel® Core™ processor, starts up and runs faster with InstantOn optimized OS. Marrying performance with style, the lightweight Surface laptop is fitted with 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM, Intel HD® Graphics 620 and up to 14.5 hours of battery life. Aesthetically designed, the Surface laptop features a signature keyboard finished in luxurious Italian Alcantara® material, large precision trackpad and soft palm rest for typing comfort. 

Surface Laptop prices starts from S$1,488 for Intel® Core™ i5, 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM, Intel HD® Graphics 620 to S$3,888 for Intel® Core™ i7, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM, Intel Iris™ Plus Graphics 640.

New Microsoft Surface devices - Surface Book 2, Surface Laptop and Surface Studio will join Surface Pro to complete the Surface family of devices available in Singapore. Surface Book 2 and Surface Studio will launch in Singapore on 15 March 2018  and available for pre-order at shop online 
Microsoft Store and authorised retailers like Best Denki, Challenger, Courts, LOL by Epicentre, Harvey Norman, and Newstead online shop and in-store.   Surface Pro and Surface Laptop are now available in Microsoft Store and authorised resellers.
Visit the new Microsoft Surface Singapore Store and the first in South East Asia, with the latest range of Microsoft Surface devices - Microsoft Surface Book 2, Surface Studio, Surface laptop and Surface Pro with Microsoft Surface concierge, located in Harvey Norman Singapore Flagship Superstore Millenia Walk, next to Promenade MRT Circle line at No. 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-59 to 63, Singapore 039596, open daily from 10.30am-9.30pm, telephone number 6311 9988.

28 February 2018

Singapore Airshow 2018 Aerial Display + Airbus A350-1000 | Embraer E-190 E2 | RSAF F-15SG 50th Anniversary

Singapore Airshow 2018 showcased Airbus A350 XWB latest edition, A350-1000, Embraer E-190 E2 prototype "profit hunter" with a tiger's face painted on its nose, Gulfstream G500 and G600 executive jets, Textron Aviation Cessna Citation Longitude and HondaJet - commercial and business  aircrafts displayed for the first time at Asia’s largest and one of the most important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world, from 6th to 11th February 2018 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore.

Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Defence and Mr Khaw Boon Wan, Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport officiated the Singapore Airshow 2018, strengthening long-term partnerships and strategic collaborations across aviation and aerospace industry, featuring latest technology innovation trends like unmanned aerial vehicles, autonomous technology, smart technologies and cybersecurity to more than 55,000 trade visitors and close to 80,000 public visitors.
#SingaporeAirshow2018 Airbus is the largest international exhibitor at Singapore Airshow 2018, showcasing its latest wide body twin aisle A350-1000 commercial plane,  new-generation A400M military defence and space airlifter, helicopter H130 and H135 for public utility, tourism, private or corporate markets. Airbus Aerial commercial drone services included Singapore, Asia-Pacific,   Atlanta, U.S. and Munich, Germany.
Singapore Airlines will be the first to use the all new Airbus A350 Ultra Long Range for the re-launch of the world’s longest commercial services flight from Singapore to New York in 2018.

Singapore Airlines currently flies 20 A350-900s, with 47 more on order to be delivered in the coming years. Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, China Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways International and Vietnam Airlines are currently flying the A350-900 and A380 for long haul and A330 / A321/ A320 for short haul markets.

Qatar Airways is Airbus A350-1000 global launch customer - the first in the world to fly the new Airbus A350-1000 wide body long range fitted with the award-winning Qsuite Business Class for Doha-London route in late February 2018, followed by Cathay Pacific, the first in Asia Pacific.
The Airbus XWB A350-1000 - MSN065 displayed at Singapore Airshow 2018 is one of the three Airbus A350-1000 test aircraft equipped with a fully functional cabin accommodating 366 passengers in a three-class configuration of 40 business class, 36 economy plus class and 219 comfort economy class seats with 18 inch wide pitch in the twin-aisle aircraft, offering the latest spacious and remarkably quiet cabin design, comfort, technology and entertainment for the ultimate passenger experience in non-stop services to Europe and the US.

The US pavilion consist of more than 100 companies, including Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, Bell helicopter, Gulfstream,  Textron Aviation,  making it the largest US presence ever at the Singapore Airshow, with more than 60 companies comprising of contractors, integrators, equipment manufacturers, small to medium enterprises and maintenance specialists were new to the Airshow.  

At Singapore Airshow 2018, Boeing announced services orders valued at more than $900 million across Global Services’ four capability areas, including parts; engineering, modifications and maintenance; digital aviation and analytics; and training and professional services with All Nippon Airways, China Southern Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Nippon Cargo Airlines, Royal Brunei Airlines, Silkair, Singapore Airlines,  Singapore’s Defense Science and Technology Agency,  Alaska Airlines Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Lufthansa Group and Tunisair .

Embraer E-190 E2 "profit hunter" flight test aircraft with tiger face decal painted on its nose is a nod to Embraer's respect for Asia.  Embraer commercial single aisle aircraft with up to 146 seats configuration includes clients like Delta Airlines, American Airlines, Air France, Lufthansa city line, Air Costa and airlines in China looking to expand operations in tier two and three cities.

Embraer with its multi label commercial and executive jet brands like EMB, ERJ, Legacy, Lineage, LR, Phnom is the third largest producer of aircraft, after Airbus and Boeing.
The Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 flight-test aircraft with exquisite interiors, unparalleled comfort and superior craftsmanship made its first appearance at Singapore Airshow 2018 static display, alongside with the flagship Gulfstream G650ER, the high-performing Gulfstream G550 and the class-leading Gulfstream G280.

Textron Aviation Cessna Citation Longitude business jet which also débuted in Asia Pacific for the first time, attracted trade visitors with its combination of cabin comfort, low operating costs, maintenance intervals, speed and range, enabling travel nonstop within the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore to Beijing or from Hong Kong to Mumbai with four passengers.
Piper Aircraft Inc. flagship Piper M600 was showcased at Seletar Airport in collaboration with Piper Dealer, Wings Over Asia and will embark on a three month demo tour covering five countries including Australia.

The HondaJet 422 KTAS is the fastest in its class, equipped with the quietest and most fuel-efficient capacity also made its debut at the Singapore AirShow 2018 static aircraft display. HondaJet announced an order for 16 jets with Wijet.

PhilJets Group, the largest Airbus Helicopter operator in the Philippines, celebrated its 5 years Anniversary with the 10th Helicopter order at Singapore Airshow for chartering, heli-tours and VIP transport services to Palawan, Baguio and Isabela. PhilJets will then count a fleet of 11 helicopters and 3 business jets under its operations of more than USD 90 Million in value, with the aim to add 3 more aircrafts within the year.

Global aerospace companies will be investing more than S$300 million in Singapore over the next five years with expansion plans in Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park by JTC, the region’s leading hub for aerospace and aviation companies like Airbus, Bombardier, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, Safran, Textron, GE Aviation, PPG, Hawker Pacific Asia,  SIA Engineering Company, ST Aerospace, Wah Son and JEP Precision Engineering.
Singapore Airship 2018 Aerial Display with RSAF Republic of Singapore Air Force | USAF U.S. Air Force | TNI-AU Indonesia Air Force Jupiter |  RMAF Royal Malaysian Air Force | RTAF Royal Thai Air Force

Singapore Airshow 2018 aerial displays opening takes flights from Republic of Singapore Air Force featuring  a specially painted sky blue livery F-15SG to commemorate RSAF’s 50th anniversary and two F-16Cs fighter jets, performed 15 exciting manoeuvres, showcasing the high degree of precision and coordination required between the three aircraft.

RSAF spectacular performances included the grand finale Golden Salute, as well as 3-Ship Dedication Pass and six new integrated manoeuvres that was performed for the first time ever in public.

USAF U.S. Air Force, TNI-AU Indonesia Air Force Jupiter, RMAF Royal Malaysian Air Force and  RTAF Royal Thai Air Force performed exhilarating aerobatic manoeuvres, spectacular aerial flying display performances with the latest commercial and military aircraft for Singapore AirShow Symphony 2018 in the Sky segment.

The U.S. Air Force (USAF)’s F-16 Fighting Falcon from 35th Fighter Wing at Misawa Air Base, Japan wowed crowds with its supersonic speed while the majestic USAF B-52 Stratofortress of 2nd bomb wing, BarsdalevAir Force base flypast Singapore Air Show on its way back to Andersen Air Force base in Guam.

At the Singapore Air show 2018, Indonesia Air Force (TNI-AU) Jupiter Aerobatic Team 6 KT-1B showcased a series of  choreographed manoeuvres, jaw-dropping stunts and synchronized  adrenaline-fuelled flying displays with precision and coordination between 6 aircraft to the delight of the mesmerized spectators.

Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF)  flew the Russian made military aircraft Sukhoi SU-30 MKM with thrust vectoring capability and performed the famous ‘Cobra’ maneuver.

Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) flew the powerful yet low maintenance JAS-39 C/D Gripen jet military aircraft during the Singapore Airshow aerial displays.

Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) Black Eagles Aerobatic Team T-50 only performed at Singapore AirShow 2018 media conference.
Singapore Air Show visitors got up-close and personal with the first in Asia display range of commercial and military aircraft at the Static Aircraft Display Area including RSAF F-15SG sky blue livery painted to commemorate the RSAF's 50th anniversary,  F-35B Lightning II, the world’s first supersonic short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) stealth aircraft, Royal Australian Air Force E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning aircraft, the Royal Thai Air Force’s Gripen jet and the United States Air Force RQ-4B Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS). 

At the Meet-the-Pilots sessions, visitors had the opportunity to interact and received auographs from  RSAF, RTAF, TNI-AU and RMAF pilots. The Singapore Airshow mascots, Captain Leo and Captain Leonette, made their appearances at the Singapore Airshow, taking photos together with the visitors.

Singapore Airshow 2020 will be held from 11 to 16 February at Changi Exhibition Centre, featuring an exciting line up of aerial performance and static aircraft displays, latest aerospace technology and aviation innovation.


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