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At first I was a little surprised to see VH-OJF parked at gate C4 (next to the JAL 763 operating my flight parked at gate C2). QF 744s are not regular visitors here.

I assume its here operating a charter flight. My guess is between KL and Jakarta. This weekend is the end of Ramadam, the Muslim Holy month of Fasting, with Monday and Tuesday being public holidays in many countries in the region. This is the time when many people travel back to their own home town/village to celebrate with their families. As such, lots of people are travelling and Qantas has provided aircraft for charter flights at this time of year before. QF's 743s used to do such charters regularly as they had the highest density seating capacity of fleets available in the region (450 seats, the same as QF's A380).

Anyway, VH-OJF was an interesting and unexpected sight with which to be greeted as the Aerotrain arrived at Terminal C.
 

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That is an odd sight, especially since i would have thought SQ etc would have had plenty of spare capacity around, but i guess QF is maybe more favored by whoever was organising the charter.

Was a busy day here in SIN as everybody was out and about, lots of familys celebrating the end of Ramadam and it will be nice to see some people at work drinking again during the day ! i can understand not eating during the day but not drinking must be really difficult in the Singapore heat and air-con climate.
 

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The streets around KL (well PJ actually) were pretty quiet yesterday and today. BB area was buzzing yesterday afternoon. But today I was in the office (just me a three other international travellers) working. Had difficulty finding somewhere for lunch that was open. Even Subway was closed.
 

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NM, Where do you stay in PJ ? i usually stay at the PJ Hilton but just wondering if anybody had other ideas.

Singapore was very alive, more or less all shops open, most places have enough staff that they can accommodate the special holidays one way or another.
 
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NM, Where do you stay in PJ ? i usually stay at the PJ Hilton but just wondering if anybody had other ideas.
Yes, PJ Hilton is the place to be in PJ. Uncle Chillies was rocking on Saturday night, but quiet on Sunday night.
 
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