Friday, April 29, 2011

Metro Manila Skyline

Here's a couple of shots I took of the Metro Manila skyline, taken last Good Friday during an early morning flight to Singapore aboard a Tiger Airways Airbus A320.

Singapore Cable Car

This is not a typical window seat experience, but one of the highlights of my recent trip to Singapore is the ride in the cable car. The system links the main island to the resort island of Sentosa, spanning over Keppel Harbour. It is reputed to be the first cable car system to span a harbour [1].

The ride starts at the Imba Lookout point in Sentosa Island, and goes all the way to the main island, to the top of Mount Faber, a 105-meter high hill. The ride terminates at the Jewel Box, a swanky restaurant at the top of the hill.

A roundtrip costs $SG 26, and it comes with a free muffin and coffee at the Jewel Box. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket booths around Sentosa.

pics, from top: on to Mount Faber, the gondolas, passing over a cruise ship

[cross-posted from Kin's Ant Farm ] 

Monday, March 21, 2011

Chicago Midway International Airport

I changed planes in Chicago Midway International Airport on my way to New York from St. Louis. One of the unusual features of this airport is the criss-cross arrangement of its runways, as seen from this window seat view. The livery of Southwest Airlines is also visible from the wingtip extension of the B737's wing.

The airport is the second-busiest in Illinois after O'Hare International Airport. 

[March 12, 2011, Southwest Airlines 1957]


Flying from New York to Manila (via Tokyo), my plane took the polar route. This is the window seat view about 9.5 hours into the flight: the icy expanse of southern Siberia.

[March 16, 2011, Delta DL173]