I don't think you can book an F Apartment seat as an award ticket on the 388 ex-SYD (or ex-anywhere) can you ?
I checked a few days ago for a multitude of dates on the 388 ex-SYD and it seemed blocked, consistent with what some bloggers have been seeing (all F awards on the 388 currently being blocked to all destinations).
Would be interesting if someone has noticed otherwise.
That said, the EY Business Studio product on the 388 looks very very good. I'm planning a trip to MLE next year too and was saving up points for a KF redemption as SQ have a better connection, but now you've got me thinking....
They have had patchy availability on the 787 ex-BNE which is what I had been considering.
I am doing Sq on the way back. The EY connect actually works very well for me. Overnight flight and you land in MLE in the early-afternoon so you don't lose much time. 2.5 hours on the ground in AUH to connect is good IMO as well.