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Old 24th January 2020, 10:53 PM   #16
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Unlike the way up, the flight back to Singapore was via Hong Kong on SQ. SQ offers through check-in from Shenzhen Shekou Port to SIN via HKIA. Shekou port was about 40min cab ride from my hotel at Futian. It was a rather big and new ferry and cruise terminal.




There were designated check-in counters for the various airlines which offers through check-in from ferry onto the connecting flight at HKG. Baggage were tagged and sent all the way to SIN via HKG. Boarding passes were also issued.






Cleared departure immigration and security and headed towards the ferry boarding gate. I would be traveling in 'First' class on the ferry. There was a separate waiting area for First class passengers, but the seats were not much different than the rest, just with a leather padding. Also, segregation of the First class area and the others were not enforced.








Boarding of ferry commenced. First Class was on the upper deck, and it was more of a lounge-style seating. Nothing too fanciful.






There was an attendant who offered a choice of drinks and snacks.








My selection, and no, we were not allowed to have more than 1 drink and snack per person.

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Old 24th January 2020, 11:22 PM   #17
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If the complimentary snack and drink is insufficient, there are more choices available for purchase.






It was only a 30min ferry ride to HKIA and very soon we docked at HKIA's Skypier, which was connected to the main terminal via an underground people mover. Went to the SQ desks at Skypier to request for my bags to be priority-tagged (they can't do it in Shekou), and also changed my colourless boarding pass to the signature blue-trimmed Business Class boarding pass. You can also claim the HKG airport tax-refund as technically, you are only transiting in HKG.

After security and a short ride on the people mover, we were at the main terminal building where we did a bit of shopping for local snacks.






Weather was wet and gloomy today.




Headed to Silver Kris Lounge before departure.




Upon entry, there was an attended bar.




Lounging area.






And the dining area.




The buffet spread was decent.




Cold beverages in the fridge.

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Old 25th January 2020, 10:52 AM   #18
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Hot finger food and dimsum.




Salads and desserts.




Selection of hot dishes, including served-to-order wonton noodles and laksa which can be ordered from the lounge staff.






Interesting soy beancurd station.




Selection from the buffet. The spread was pretty decent, with the cook-to-order choices a bonus.










Headed to the gate where our Dreamliner was already prepared for departure. The flight was downgraded from the B773ER due to the reduced premium seat demand over the holiday season, hence offering less premium seats and more economy seats.





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