The Rat Trap
The Rat Trap
It is maybe not a rat trap, it is a maze. I am in the Singapore Airport, I will spend the night. Everything is a bump on my nose, I lead myself down one path and bump my nose, stop, back up and go another direction and bump.
I spent a wonderful night here on the way to Indonesia.
I flew with Singapore Airlines, my bag was forwarded to Indonesia, I had a boarding pass and all was great.
They will not let me into the International Area, I cannot even enter the Budget Airline Area, I am trapped outside the entrance, inside Singapore, but not leaving the Airport.
I have discovered that Singapore and Tiger Airways do not play together, it is not a friendly transit.
There are two Internet places outside, from 5 til 11:20 the Kids have dominated the McDonald's free place and the only choice really. I get on and worried, will the let me get to Yahoo Mail. http://www.mcd.com.sg/
Or will I be stuck on the McDonald's site.
I am here and it is working.
There are three terminals, 1, 2, and Budget, the budget is decorated like one of the first McDonalds and corny.
I returned to the main expensive airline terminal and have steadily bumped my nose. There is a maze, I sometimes believe the fun of an airport is how to find the lift and get my free airport carts up from 1 to 2 to 3, etc. They constantly make it like walking in Sears, there is not straight path from A to B.
Oh, well, I have figured it how.
Internet is difficult outside the International Transit Zone, I needed to be inside, this did not work out.
I had 13 hours of time in Singapore.
Minus 2 for transit to the city.
2 to be early for the morning flight.
I would have nine hours in Singapore, not worth the effort to enter, or the huge cost and stress. It would just be another bump on the nose, I would be a rat.
Sometimes I think the brilliance I may have is not begging or asking for stress, most travelers do volunteer for a headache, I would rather be bored, then just busy.
I had a Plan B, if I did not get into the good International Zone. I purchased 5 movies, I have watched 2, it took me about 30 minutes to find a plug that was good.
I am in a location the floor above the McDonald's and just outside the Post Office, there are some chair, peace, and an English plug type.
All is good. The Rat Trap
Why would anyone want an English plug?? ;o)
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