melodyyap Thankful for a safe flight (SQ 246) & to be back home now. I didn't get a chance to thank the lovely stewardess who served us yesterday, so if you see this, thank you for being so nice!

Cabin crews have very thankless jobs. Beyond the glitz & glam of being "paid to travel & shop", they actually do not have it easy. People see them as high-class servers, but do you know they are the ones who will sacrifice themselves to save your lives in times of emergency? And for airlines that are known for service, it is especially upsetting to see passengers abusing the system & treating the crew like they owe them a living. They are humans all the same & they are but earning an honest living; that deserves basic human respect, and know that they do not serve you alone, they take care of an entire cabin.

I travel regularly enough to see how cabin crew are always being bullied by nasty & unreasonable passengers, and I just hope everyone can be more patient & polite towards this group of people who work really really hard to earn the so-called "easy money" you think.
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  •   melodyyap @nellielim haha I want to specially thank the lady who served us but I didn't get her name. 2h
  •   sniperbunny Shd do a behind the scenes post for them too! 2h
  •   natelletse You should go singaporeair.com/feedback to give her thanks probably by stating what's your seat number for the lady who worked at that aisle. This will be best for her record too. 2h
  •   melodyyap @natelletse yea I've done that. I always write compliment letters for nice staff because I have enough friends in the industry to know how one simple letter will help them. 2h
  •   natelletse Great to have pax like you! 2h
  •   sher_ @melodyyap that's very nice of u..! if only every passenger is like u who will appreciate the crew and understand that they deserve respect like every other human. 1h
  •   melodyyap @sher_ I used to work part-time in the service line when I was still a student, and only truly being in that position would make one understand the difficulties & how good customers make a lot of difference. Sadly, many passengers make such disgusting customers. 1h
  •   sher_ @melodyyap I wished I met like minded passengers like u for my flights last time.. Really heart warming to see recognition from passengers. It might be just be a simple letter of compliment but I'm sure you'll make her day. :) 1h

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melodyyap A fortnight at @queensland is over even before we realized it. This trip has been nothing but enjoyable. We discovered & experienced so much about Australia like never before, and we saw the bests of Brisbane, Sunshine Coast & Gold Coast.

Tonight, we take home with us memories that will be etched in our hearts always. A huge shoutout to the wonderful people at Tourism Queensland - both Singapore & Queensland offices - for the hospitality, generosity & kindness towards Brad & me.

@VisitBrisbane, @VisitNoosa, @VisitSunshineCoast, @VisitGoldCoast: Thank you for making this trip happen, thank you for taking care of us, thank you for the little surprises along the way, and thank you for making our itinerary such a fun one.

Brad & I can't wait to share with all of you the adventures we had here at Queensland, the amazing cafes & restaurants we went to, and all that you must see when you take a trip down under. For now, it's home sweet home. I miss my family!
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melodyyap This afternoon at the Skypoint Observatory Deck, looking out to the panoramic view of Gold Coast. So, so amazing. 22h

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melodyyap Shine bright like a diamond. absolutely loving my sequin top from @younghungryfree. 1d

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melodyyap The astounding view from the top of Skypoint Observatory Deck. I have a major fear of heights, and you have no idea how my legs were trembling - but to look down at the world below my feet and to see the ocean in its full glory + the entire fabric of Gold Coast's landscape is a true sight to behold.

This is definitely a to-do when at @visitgoldcoast. Sunday has been fabulous to us, @queensland.
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melodyyap Channeling casual street chic in a sequin top & leather pants c/o @younghungryfree 1d

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melodyyap Good morning, Gold Coast! You lookin' so fine. @Queensland 1d

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melodyyap Big waves & wind in my hair. G'night, Gold Coast. You've been most wonderful.

Wearing @zimmermann_, one of my all-time favorite Australian labels.
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melodyyap Spent some time at the Marina Mirage because everyone tells me it's so elegant there! True to its reputation, it is a mall with sophisticated restaurants & mid to high-end fashion retailers.

Even if you are not there to pick up an Hermès or a ThreeFloor dress, it is nice to roam around to enjoy the fine environment & wondrous blue skies.

@queensland
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melodyyap Today at Surfers', wearing a ruffles swimsuit from @zimmermann_ 2d

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melodyyap Can't be happier that the sun is finally out to play! Gold Coast, I've missed you looking so sunny. Spending the afternoon exploring Surfers Paradise - the most happening area of Gold Coast with a big beach, lifestyle boutiques & many restaurants.

@queensland @visitgoldcoast
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melodyyap Unlike many girls out there who can easily achieve good complexion with any good products from the market, I do not have that privilege because my skin has always been so sensitive. It took me one month to try @belif_singapore before I decided to endorse the brand, and I have to share with all of you how the Hydration Essentials are part of my life now.

If you've followed me long enough, you would know that it is not my practice to shoutout for just any beauty brands. It has to be something that I've tried, and works for me. So, read my new post (link in bio) about my journey with @belif_singapore & the products that I use for my daily skincare routine.

And I have a special promotion for you. Simply quote "Melody" at Plaza Singapura's outlet to purchase this Hydration Essentials Duo at S$89 (U.P. S$111). The first 200 to follow @belif_singapore + flash this post at any of the 5 belif outlets are also entitled to a complimentary 5-day trial kit with the best-selling Hydration Essentials products.
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melodyyap It is so cold tonight. The winds are howling, the waves are crashing onto the shores, and the rain is pouring mercilessly. Glad we are safe indoors at our #room753.

We are gonna hide under the sheets, watch our HKG dramas and sip white wine in bed. G'night, @queensland. You are still so charming even with the massive rain.
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melodyyap "Don't be afraid to fall in love. If something - a shape, a color, a touch - turns your head, then go for it. Objects have an afterimage that burns into your soul. Nothing waits forever, so follow your instincts." 3d

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melodyyap We've been supremely spoilt by the generous people at @queensland. Not a single bad meal we've had here at Gold Coast, because the dining arrangements are all so well thought of & every meal has been spectacular so far.

Pampered silly by all the fine restaurants & here is a shot of my very plump mussels that I had for lunch today at one of the best seafood restaurants in Gold Coast.

It's still pouring & I am gonna spend the rest of my afternoon looking through all my emails. It is incredible; the overwhelming response shocked us quite a bit, but I am not complaining about the hundreds of replies I have to draft. Grateful for the support & happy long weekend, Singapore!
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melodyyap The rain here at Gold Coast is not stopping & we actually find it therapeutic to watch them splatter from our room.

But, getting dressed anyway for lunch. Here's wearing @mdscollections & there's a special promotion going on today, so hop over to their Instagram to find out more!
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melodyyap LADYIRONCHEF IS HIRING!

Want to join our team of writers and to share your love for Food & Travel?

Full-time positions at Ladyironchef Group Pte Ltd are now open, and you can read more at ladyironchef.com - link in bio. You won't believe the perks of joining us.
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melodyyap Of sunnier days with Broadbeach in full glory. ️ it is raining here at Gold Coast today, but even with the gloomy skies, Gold Coast still looks so alluring. We are cozying up in our #Room753, clearing emails & churning out more posts.

Can't ask for a better office! Oh, @queensland. You really spoil us with your hospitality.
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melodyyap Arty spaces filled with the warmth of the morning sun. BSKT Cafe is one amazing place with a very healthy menu that pampers customers with hearty, delicious green food. Of course, that didn't excite @ladyironchef very much, but you bet I loved it.

@queensland @visitgoldcoast
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melodyyap We caught up with the @Queensland peeps for a BBQ dinner tonight, and they asked if we were having a great time here at Gold Coast.

Of course we are! It is our favourite part of the trip already because Gold Coast is famous for fun. We are not theme parks people, but the stunning beaches work for us. Coffee's great, lots of cafes & amazing restaurants to delight our tummies, people are a lot friendlier & more hospitable than other parts of Aussie (must be the weather), and the #room753 experience has been nothing but perfect.

You know what? #VisitGoldCoast may be a cliche hash tag but you REALLY have to visit Gold Coast if you haven't. You can tell from our Snapchats (@ladyironchef & @melody.yap) that we are so totally loving it here, right?
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