Singapore Quest for Good Service; Changi Airport

Discussing good service in Singapore without mentioning the sovereign city’s multi-award winning airport would be remiss. Changi Airport, voted the world’s best airport many times, and is often mentioned on many traveller’s favourite airport list. It seemed fitting to save the last task of the visit for my departure from the city, a little retail therapy for some duty-free goods. …

Singapore Quest for Good Service – A Surprise Package

Extensive use of crowdsourcing was employed as a method of discovering the best places to visit in Singapore. It allowed me to gain plenty of insight into the destination, receive recommendations for places to go, things to do and see, and where good service was usually received. I received several particularly enthusiastic recommendations in favour of the Four Seasons hotel. However, …

The Singapore Quest for Service – Arrivals

Setting out on the American Express quest for good service from Manchester airport to Singapore I was treated to my first experience of the positive effect of good service. Having just checked-in at the British Airways desk, I heard every travellers favourite sentence; “Sir you’ve been upgraded”. Twenty minutes later, having breezed through security via the fast track lane, I …

Nepal, A Portrait of Innocence

The high altitude tracks, trails, passes and teahouses of Nepal offer each traveller with a wealth of experiences. In a country and region which is well-known for it’s remoteness every step of the rocky trail provides encounters which are fascinating and exciting insights into the culture. Trekkers pass each other travelling in opposite directions to and from Everest Base Camp …

Maldives – Had a ‘Spaful’ of Extremism?

The following post was written in January last year. Since then Mohamed Nasheed the first democratically elected president has been replaced, fundamental forces have continued to rise in influence despite claims otherwise and the culture of floggings continues unabated. A 15 year old girl who was raped for years by her step-father, and then subsequently murdered her resulting child is …