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Because of their ubiquity from the most exclusive tables to the rowdiest streets, their compact size, and their sheer affordability, dumplings in its many forms have found their way in the list of most popular snack items for Filipinos—perhaps even surpassing hamburgers. This endearment for these bite-sized treats drove me to sign up for a dumplings tour in Shanghai, China. But instead of merely finding out how a dumpling is folded and made, the tour unexpectedly came with stories and insights about one of China’s most rapidly-growing cities. Read more…

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Singapore Changi Airport has consistently made it across rankings of the top airports in the world, and among its features that have been widely lauded are the excellent transfer facilities. Choosing from the wide network of destinations of Jetstar Asia, I flew with from Manila to Bangkok via Singapore, so I can try what’s it like to transit at Changi with Jetstar. Read more…

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Here in third-world Philippines, where beyond-repair roads are often exacerbated by horrendous traffic, luxury cars are novel and reserved for the rich and famous. But lucky for us who aren’t endowed with a hefty trust fund and inheritance, only a 3.5-hour flight away is Ultimate Drive Singapore, which offers fast rides in their Ferrari, Lamborghini, or both. Read more…

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We were seated among a crowd of mostly expats and what Bangkok calls its hi-so (high society) locals. Chandon and prosecco were free-flowing, as we were cutting through our slabs of beautiful foie gras and savoring our freshly-cooked lobsters. The view was as spectacular as the cuisine—the Royal Bangkok Sports Club, no less. It was Sunday brunch at Viu at The St. Regis Bangkok, and lucky were we to be afforded a table at the sought-after weekend affair. Read more…

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Sentosa Island, although detached from mainland Singapore, is very easy to reach, thanks to the city-state’s accessible and efficient transportation system. Actually, there are a number of inexpensive ways to get to the island that do not involve a taxi nor a private car. Here’s a guide on how to reach The State of Fun from Singapore and Johor Bahru in Malaysia. Read more…

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Diligently throughout the year, the aviation geek in me recorded each flight I took, and these statistics gave me an insight on how much I flew, and somewhat, how much I traveled. But with a total of 95 flights and 83235 miles flown—enough to circumnavigate the Earth around its equator 3.3 times—I am confident that 2014 was my most well-traveled year ever. Read more…

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Remember when we had Westin Philippine Plaza Manila back then? It was among the most luxurious, grandest hotels in the city, if not the entire country. When I booked at The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok, I was ready to reminisce the old days of that glorious hotel in Manila, but I was treated to a whole new experience focused on revitalizing one’s well-being. Apparently, this is the image Westin Hotels and Resorts goes for globally nowadays. Read more…