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8 Jun 2015

SINGAPORE SUITES: THE STORY

It all started in March, when Jarv flew Singapore Airlines short-haul from Singapore to come stay with my family and I in Shanghai (I'd flown out a week earlier). But this wasn't just any flight - he'd booked Suites. A level above even First Class on any airline, Singapore Suites is what some deem to be the ultimate luxury experience in commercial flying (although by the looks of it, I have to say Etihad Apartments take the cake in terms of outrageous decadence). Anyway...Jarv showed me the photos. I shook my head in wondrous disbelief.

Then, this May, due to Jarv's mastermind ways of acquiring air miles ("Kamara, sign up to this credit card, today!") and routing trips, we got to experience Suites long-haul, from London to Singapore (on our way to the Philippines for our dive trip). 12 sweet hours of indulgence; 12 sweet hours of being pampered like spoiled toddlers. 

Although I'm thrilled whenever we are able to fly Business or First long-haul, this was the first time I felt such intense anticipation towards a 12 hour flight, and I wanted to be awake for as much of it as possible.

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Wearing Missoni dress.

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Singapore Airlines Suites, trip report, ZRH - SIN

Luckily for us, there was only one other passenger in Suites that day, so for takeoff we each moved to a window seat to enjoy the 3 window view. Once the plane reached cruising altitude, we had a table set up at one of the window seats to enjoy lunch. A note on the cabin crew - they were all extremely professional, greeting us each by name regularly and happy to help with any request. When we sat for take off, one of the ladies even wrapped my clutch in a protective Singapore Airlines bag before I placed it under the seat (!).

The food is great. Meals in Singapore Suites begin with their signature satay, an array of chicken, beef and lamb skewers with a gorgeous peanut sauce.

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Singapore Airlines Suites, trip report, ZRH - SIN

Jarv had caviar for a starter and I opted for a gratuitously huge slab of foie and pistachio with artichoke. Ridiculously overindulgent, by this stage I was already starting to feel quite full.

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Singapore Airlines Suites, trip report, ZRH - SIN
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Singapore Airlines Suites, trip report, ZRH - SIN
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Singapore Airlines Suites, trip report, ZRH - SIN
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Singapore Airlines Suites, trip report, ZRH - SIN

But of course after that came a flurry of other courses including clear soup, salad and, of course, the book the cook options we'd pre-ordered:

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Singapore Airlines Suites, trip report, ZRH - SIN
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Singapore Airlines Suites, trip report, ZRH - SIN

A massive lobster thermidor for Jarv, and Swiss sausage (why is it so hard to be serious when writing that?) with caramelised onion sauce for me.

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Singapore Airlines Suites, trip report, ZRH - SIN
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Singapore Airlines Suites, trip report, ZRH - SIN

We moved over to the middle seats after having sufficiently stuffed ourselves. If you've heard anything about Singapore Suites, you've probably heard that to score a middle seat with an empty one next to you (if flying alone) - or to snag two middles as a couple - is jackpot. Why? Keep scrolling.


I apologise, the lighting was difficult. But would you look at that double bed? A double bed, for **** sake!

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Singapore Airlines Suites, trip report, ZRH - SIN
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Singapore Airlines Suites, trip report, ZRH - SIN

While Jarv changed into his pyjamas, I rolled gleefully around (hopefully to the oblivion of any passing crew members) in mine. When flying Suites, you're gifted Salvatore Ferragamo amenity kits (containing fairly decent sized cologne for him and perfume for her), and Givenchy PJs. They also use Givenchy linens and tableware (I need to get some of those plates!).

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Singapore Airlines Suites, trip report, ZRH - SINThe next few hours were spent watching movies, ordering 'midnight snacks' and wishing there would be some sort of minor delay...just to have an extra hour.

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Singapore Airlines Suites, trip report, ZRH - SIN

Breakfast was served an hour before landing (seasonal fruit, bircher muesli and potato roesti with smoked salmon for me), and we left the plane feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and, well, feeling maybe a tad wistful that nothing we flew from here on out could ever be as good as Singapore Suites.

11 comments :

  1. love it :)

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  2. I just love these photos. Oh how I wish I could travel in style. And just look at that food, so delicious. I just love this post.

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    1. You totally can! Sign up to credit cards and earn miles that way ;)

      I'm glad you enjoyed the photos x

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  3. Wow! Amazing!

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  5. omg!! if i were to travel like this, i probably wouldn't want to extend the flight!! hahaha! :D

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  6. OMG, if I were to travel like this, I'd probably never want to end my flight experience, hahaha!

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    1. Haha, that's exactly how we felt :)

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