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A couple of months ago, I invited (read: coerced) two of my closest friends to do the Penang food trail with me to satisfy certain cravings. I wasn’t sure whether they were being adventurous or they simply had no choice, but it was a happy two days in Malaysia’s Pearl of the Orient, thanks to the smorgasbord of diet-worrying but tasty food. Read more…

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We had the pleasure of staying at the W Bangkok recently, and after spending three nights at its sister Starwood brand, Aloft, we surely were looking forward to another modish property. The short of it is, we were happy to find a hotel we truly love. 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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Kelantan was among the last two states I haven’t been to, but thanks to Jom Jelajah Koperasi (Let’s Explore Cooperatives) spearheaded by the Suruhanjaya Koperasi Malaysia (Cooperatives Commission of Malaysia) I finally reached the East Coast state. But instead of doing the typical itinerary of must-do’s and must-see’s, we visited local communities and gained an understanding of how they function cooperatively. Read more…

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Impressed by our stay at Lanson Place Hotel Hong Kong, I made a reservation for Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon Serviced Residences on one of our trips to Kuala Lumpur. Likewise a member of the elite Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the towering mammoth, while concrete and steel in form, was the epitome of home in a bustling world city. Read more…

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Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan all require individual tourist visas for us Filipinos, but with exemption rules and easing of requirements, a trip to these East Asian countries is now possible with just one visa. So instead of the usual Southeast Asian hop, there’s now a new oriental backpacking trail that Filipinos can easily do and explore. Read more…

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Thanks to Asalha Bucha, a Theravada holiday in Thailand that commemorates Buddha’s first sermon, we were able to spend a long weekend in Phuket, a popular island in the southern region of Thailand. Acknowledging a need for a true vacation after stressful days in the city, we skipped the tourist haunts and the parties. We thus opted to spent three days entirely in our classy hideaway, and honestly, we were perfectly happy (and relaxed). Read more…