Wednesday, 17 June 2009

SQ SMS Check-in

Singapore has recently launched a SMS Check-in Service, which draws my attention immediately. You can find the link here of you can see the text below: 

Singapore Airlines is pleased to offer you SMS Check-in service designed to reduce hassle and offer more convenience should you be on the go.
To take advantage of this facility, you need to be a Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer or PPS Club member. When you log-in to your KrisFlyer account, access  “My Booking Alerts” and register for a personal flight alerts profile. 
To check-in, simply reply with the given code in the check-in notification sent from “SQAlert” and you will receive a check-in confirmation message when you are successfully checked-in for yourself. 
SMS Check-in is currently available for flights operated by Singapore Airlines with the exception of flights departing from Colombo.  The service is unavailable for mobile phone subscribers in Canada, Japan, Korea and USA.

For me, this is kind of innovative service because it is really better to check-in with mobile, especially when I am in oversea where internet connection is not obvious. The process is simple, just replying a SMS. It is done.

But then, the next question coming is, why I need to do an early check-in?
To reduce hassle, which is answered in the above already.

However, how do we present the boarding pass? Perhaps one day, the Singapore airport and some more airports allow to use a bardcode (or something else) on the mobile as the boarding pass, it could be the solution. Technically is possible and it is not very costly. But I don't see this will happen because part of the check-in process is visual check. This can't be done by a mobile device. In addition, even if I have checked in with mobile but I arrive the airport late. At the counter, will the airline still help me to print the boarding pass? I doubt. Or they have just released by seat because I did not show up in time.

The second reason for an early check-in is to select a seat, but I don't think this can't be done by SMS.

So? Do I need a SMS check-in?

Monday, 15 June 2009

Singapore Funny Posters Series

係星加坡,見得最多既就係所有預防既 Poster。
係地鐵有預防恐怖襲擊,係 商場 / Food Court 有預防小偷,係球場有預防雷擊,偷車場有預防汽車底盜竊,Lift 都會有 Lift Robbery。

近期 D 既有洗手 Poster...

再近期 D 既有 Great Singapore Steal,因為就尼有 Great Singapore Sales...

有 Poster 係好事。不過呢 D Poster 絕對會多過香港 D 美容纖體 Posters...  同埋,睇完 D poster 真係會令人好不安。~

呢張好 D,只係警告呀,有少少似漁濃署既山泥警告牌。

呢個 slogan 幾押韻
呢四張就不得了,係一 Set 咁。其實仲有好多款。有機會見到新款 Upload 埋。

呢張我估 D 小朋友睇到會喊啦


Tuesday, 2 June 2009


One day, I went to the biggest shopping mall in Singapore, Vivo City. i saw this banner and i through this is so funny.

It is actually a banner from a restaurant. The name of the restaurant is "Boss", and the Chinese name is '黑社會'!

Look at this banner, it actually said '黑社會歡迎你'. I guess they just want to make a joke, but i don't think this is any funny.

Or, I just can't imagine, when we are going to have a dinner outside. Someone will ask, where we go to eat........... Hm.. "黑社會", even in English "Bosses". 

Hm... or actually, 其實我應該無資格話人. XD