TR2963 - The Flight Home from Hong Kong

Hong Kong

30th June 2010. Written by Xin Li.
Tiger Airways : Flight TR2963
Hong Kong International Airport to Singapore Changi International Airport.

One of the perks of travelling on the road is you get to see some nice scenery of the city and the islands on the way back to Hong Kong International Airport, something the Airport Express is unable to offer. The downside is that the travelling time is longer, about half an hour to 45 minutes. Luckily, the weather is good, this is the seaport near West Kowloon. (Around 8 am)

Hong Kong

Still about 8 am, we passed the Stonecutters Bridge as the coach makes its way to the airport.

Hong Kong

Expressways, nothing special, they are part of any major cities. Still around 8 plus am.

Hong Kong

This is what I am talking about, the chance to see stunning views on the coach.

Hong Kong - Lantau 大嶼山

Hong Kong - Lantau 大嶼山

Hong Kong

The Carribean Beach Residences at Tung Cheng.

Hong Kong International Airport 香港國際機場

Finally reach the airport around 9 am plus. The airport can get a bit confusing and messy, you have to take some light rail to get to another part of the airport etc. but the presence of English signs makes it easier to navigate around the area.

Hong Kong International Airport 香港國際機場

SIA plane outside the departure hall, one thing I like about the Hong Kong International Airport is that it gives you the full view of the surroundings with its glass panelled walls. It is unlike Terminal 3 in Singapore where the views were obstructed and the lighting makes it hard to see the outside thanks to the reflection on the glass panels.

Hong Kong - Air Asia

An Air Asia plane waiting for us to take off first.

TR2963 - Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau 香港國際機場

TR2963 - Tai O 大澳, Hong Kong 香港

Tai O comes into view after shortly after taking off.

TR2963 - Fan Lau 分流, Hong Kong 香港

As the plane starts to make a turn, one can see Fan Lau.

Hong Kong - Towards Macau

Throngs of people making their way to Macau via ferry, passing the Adamasta Channel between Cheng Chau Island and Lantau Island, the ferries looked so tiny from above.

TR2963 - Hong Kong Islands

A few of Hong Kong’s islands come into view as the plane starts turning south for Singapore. You can see Cheng Chau, Lantau in the foreground and Hong Kong City is like a emerald city hiding in a sea of clouds in the background. You can spot the approx. 484 metres tall International Commerce Tower (U/C) in this photo.

TR2963 - Hong Kong Islands

The other islands of Hong Kong, in the foreground are the Sanmen Islands, which are being used as landfills, the island behind them is Danganzhen followed by Lamma Island.


Stunning cloud formations just off the coast of Hong Kong with the deep blue ocean underneath.


It is nature’s live sculpture gallery in the skies.

TR2963 - Islands at Khanh Hoa Province Near Nha Trang, Vietnam

About an hour and a half plus into the flight, I am able to see land again. This is Vietnam, the islands here are located near Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa Province. The biggest island (center-left) is Hòn Thị Island and the island at right side of the photo is Hon Lao, the Monkey Island.

TR2963 - Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam

This is Nha Trang, Vietnam, the capital of the Khanh Hoa Province, well known for its pristine beaches and scuba diving spots.

TR2963 - Phan Rang-Tháp Chàm, Ninh Thuận Province ,Vietnam

TR2963 - Phan Rang-Tháp Chàm , Ninh Thuận Province ,Vietnam

Further down was Phan Rang – Thap Cham of the Ninh Thuan Province, still in Vietnam.

TR 2963 - Hai Long, Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam

This Hai Long, the last sight of Vietnam for this flight as the plane makes its way for Singapore via Malaysia over the South China Sea.


Back to the skies.

TR2963 - Approaching Malaysia

Reaching Singapore soon via Malaysia.

TR2963 - Near Kota Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia

Rivers near Kota Tinggi.

TR2963 - Near Teluk Sengat, Johor, Malaysia

A new bridge under construction near Teluk Sengat.

TR2963 - Johor, Malaysia

TR2963 - Belungkor Jetty, Straits of Johor

TR2963 - Belungkor Jetty, Straits of Johor

TR2963 - Pulau Unum, Singapore

And here we see Pulau Tekong after flying pass Belungkor Jetty. This is the Northeastern part of Pulau Tekong and Pulau Unum can be seen very clearly here connected by a trip of newly reclaimed land to Pulau Tekong.

TR2963 - Pulau Tekong Reservoir, Pulau Tekong, Singapore

Pulau Tekong Reservoir, the jungles of Pulau Tekong remains untouched by the outside world.

TR2963 - Bukit Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia from Pulau Tekong, Singapore

TR2963 - Chia Tong Quah Estate, Pulau Tekong, Singapore

The reservoir in the foreground and relaimed land in the background, you can see the Royal Malaysian Naval Base at Pengerang as well.

TR2963 - Kampong Selabin & Pulau Semechek, Pulau Tekong, Singapore

This area used to be Kampong Selabin, the rather empty stretch of land is reclaimed land connecting Pulau Tekong and Pulau Tekong Kechil. You can spot a cluster of trees at the right side of the photo. That is Pulau Semechek, a very small island in between Pulau Tekong and Pulau Tekong Kechil.

TR2963 - Tanjong Ladang, Pulau Tekong, Singapore

This used to be Tanjong Ladang and Kampong Ladang. Almost all Singaporean males have visited this island resort.

TR2963 - TFT, Pulau Tekong, Singapore

It even has a Ferry Terminal for itself and ‘penguins’ carries soldiers to and fro the island everyday.

TR2963 - Pulau Tekong Land Reclamation Works, Singapore

TR2963 - Pulau Tekong Land Reclamation (Sejahat Parcel), Singapore

Land reclamation works going on.

TR2963 - Straits of Johor

Finally the Straits of Johor between Pulau Tekong and Changi.

Alright, hope you enjoy the flight photos. I am going off to Kyoto in a few hours time!


  1. Wow..superb photos of HK, TST and my favourite TEKONG and its surroundings!
    Must really commend you for this beautiful pictorial feast for sore eyes.
    I just cannot believe this is what Kg Ladang and Tg Ladang appear as it is today.
    Can I have your ok to copy just that picture? May do some more blogs on old and new Tekong.
    Unk Dicko

  2. Whoo! xinli! tekong warrior!



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