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It was one for the books. Emirates, one of the world’s most well-regarded airlines, landed the first Airbus A380 commercial flight into the Philippines last October 7, 2014. The one-off event, graced by Emirates executives and President Noynoy Aquino himself, marked the carrier’s move to the newer NAIA Terminal 3 in Manila, as well as their longstanding commitment to the country. Lucky was I to be present in that historic event for Philippine aviation. Read more…

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On October 14, 2014, Emirates landed the first A380 commercial flight into the Philippines amid fanfare and the presence of President Noynoy Aquino himself. But why is the Emirates A380 so special that its movements and activities are well-celebrated and well-documented? We boarded the aircraft during the one-off event and found out why. Read more…

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Now on its fourth run, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Singapore has placed itself prominently on Singapore’s tourism calendar. I was luckily invited to the media preview, and all I can say is, it’s definitely worth flying to Singapore for. Read more…

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On September 27, Malaysia was one with the United Nations World Tourism Organization in celebrating World Tourism Day. With the theme, “Tourism and Community Development,” the annual event aims to “highlight tourism’s social, cultural, political and economic value.” Along with Malaysian media, we went to Johor to partake in the worthwhile activities. Read more…

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My second flight on business class was the return leg of my Manila-Bangkok-Manila journey on Philippine Airlines. While it was indicated on my ticket that I’d be riding flight PR731 on the Airbus 330, I was surprised that I was taking their Airbus 340 instead. Read more…

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Positioned by the banks of the legendary Chao Phraya River, the prestigious Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok is a majestic beacon in the bustling City of Angels. While the rest of Bangkok, as a megacity, seems to get busier by the day, we were glad to have found a verdant oasis that has stood through time but has still retained much of its charm. Read more…

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Our friends at UNIQLO Philippines invited me to the launch of their Lifewear 2014 Fall/Winter Collection. Its timing couldn’t have been any better because I actually was outlining what clothes to bring to my yearend trip to a country that has a true winter season. And so checking out their new catalog, I picked some absolute must-haves. Read more…