Mahathir with Sophia... here

Videos of Hong Kong actor Simon Yam stabbed in China....read more

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

SIASU upcoming election

Who will challenge Heart Party at the upcoming union election?
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A message from IFM Howard, SGH Heart Center




Sunday, 21 July 2019

Cabin crew union election

It has been almost 4 years since the cabin crew union had its last election. The time has come for another election as the current team's term will be expiring soon. The current team running the union is Heart Party and its leader is also the current SIASU's President Mr Alan Tan.
To view the last election results etc please click here

Friday, 19 July 2019

Good news: Howard has regained consciousness


I was told that Howard has regained consciousness but is still too weak to receive visitors. He is able to talk and would like to thank all those who had prayed for his recovery.
As this is an open blog, Howard's face is blurred to protect his privacy.
Does anyone know what has happened to IFM Edgar and IFM Garry who also had stroke last year?

Exercise that may help/prevent stroke and heart attack


Many crew, especially the ones over the age of 50 suffered from stroke and heart attack. The most recent is that of an IFM who is now in ICU after collapsing at the SIA sports club badminton court.
Above is the video which may help you. Try this simple exercise and it may improve your blood circulation which in turn may prevent you from having stroke or heart attack.

Thursday, 18 July 2019

I remember Howard

Although I had left the airlines 16 years ago,I still remember Howard Huang. He is a nice chap, always pleasant and courteous. Howard used to be our photographer and snapped photos for us at function. I pray he will be alright and my thoughts are with his family.

Friday, 12 July 2019

Some info on Vistara Airlines cabin crew

Photo courtesy of SIA

The money losing Singapore Airlines backed Indian domestic carrier (SIA 49%, Tata 51%) Vistara will start its first overseas flight to Singapore from New Delhi and Mumbai from August this year. Vistara in Sanskrit means "limitless expanse".
Vistara is in need of many cabin crew. Its Walk-In interviews for the crew are ongoing throughout 2019 (on Wednesday only except public holidays). Occasionally, it also conducts online interviews. Most of the interviews are conducted at its head office in Gurgaon, 30 km southwest of the national capital New Delhi.
Most airlines in India impose a training fee of about S$1,000 on its new cabin crew. However, Vistara does not charge its new crew the training fee.
Most Indian domestic airlines pay its cabin crew an average monthly salary of S$900. The international airlines cabin crew gets around S$1,400 per month.
The applicants must be Indian Nationals,fluent in Hindi and English, age from 18 to 32 (for details visit www.airvistara.com).
We wish Vistara great success in spreading its wing to international destinations!

Note: The information provided may not be necessarily accurate. Please refer to the respective websites for accurate information.

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Fishing in AKL in 1979, yes 40 years ago


It was a long night stop in Auckland, New Zealand in the early summer of 1979. Although we did not catch any fish, it was a fun cruising around Auckland harbour chatting and enjoying each other's company. Those were the days when we had 4 days stop in AKL.

Anil said SIA is not overrated as claimed by some people

 Anil Bharadwaj, who studied Airline Economics wrote the following regarding Singapore Airlines:

No. It is not.
It is one of the best airlines in the world in terms of quality of services, rated a 5-star airline by Skytrax, along with Cathay Pacific, Asiana Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Hainan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Malaysia Airlines and Qatar Airways being others in the league. An airline can win a 5-star when it qualifies with an average 5-star rating in around 100 different facets of quality standards among their products. It is a commonly known fact that an airline like this has an economy seat offers a service that is above par with the service offering of a First Class Ticket of any airline based in the United States. Talk about inflight staff - they are trained when they are recruited for 6 months. That's almost like going to school, longer than a training period for imparting training to a pilot. Talk about safety - just one fatal crash in 68 long years of service. Talk about fleet - it has some of the youngest fleets in the world. Talk about connectivity, talk about frequency, Singapore Airlines stands out in anything. That being said, Singapore Airlines is just rightly rated, nothing more-nothing less.👌👌👌👍👍👍