The Settlement Hotel: A Refreshing Retreat in Historic Melaka

Posted on April 6, 2017

I love hotels that evoke a genuine sense of place. After a few days in Singapore, I crossed the border to Malaysia to visit one of my favorite heritage cities, Melaka, to check in at The Settlement Hotel, a new boutique stay housed in a repurposed white-painted commercial building – a blank canvas for the owner’s private collection of Malaysian artworks and antiques. Like Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong, this  marries the classic and contemporary, exuding the eclectic charm of the UNESCO WorldRead More

Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong: Peranakan-Inspired Boutique Hotel at Joo Chiat Heritage Town

Posted on March 29, 2017

If you’re looking for a unique, locally-inspired stay in Singapore, check in at Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong, a new boutique hotel that draws inspiration from the local neighborhood of Joo Chiat or Katong, the country’s first heritage town renowned for its Peranakan (Straits Chinese) heritage, evidenced by the exquisitely preserved shophouses in the area. Throughout the hotel, one can find Peranakan culture and heritage interpreted in a contemporary manner – a refreshing break from the standard modern hotels you findRead More

8 Reasons Why You Should Book Your Next Flight on Traveloka

Posted on March 16, 2017

Summer has arrived in the Philippines, and it’s high time to book those flights and hotels for your next vacation! With school out and the weather warming up, this season is the best time to relax at a pristine beach in Bohol or Palawan, or savor a cool-weathered destination like Baguio or Davao with family and friends. Holy Week will also be celebrated across the archipelago and exciting festivals like Flores de Mayo and Pahiyas color this time of theRead More

Green Windows Hotel: Budget Stay in Davao City Starts at PHP 188!

Posted on February 24, 2017

Looking for an affordable but decent stay in downtown Davao City? Look no further than Green Windows Hotel, a budget-friendly stay housed inside FTC Tower, a green-windowed commercial building along Mt. Apo Street. I think the best thing going for this hotel is its central location. Tourist attractions within the city center are just a short walk away such as People’s Park, Saint Peter Metropolitan Cathedral (Davao Cathedral), Museo Dabawenyo and Aldevinco Shopping Center. For a DIY guide to exploring theRead More

How Flytpack Pocket Wi-Fi Rental Saves You Money When Traveling

Posted on February 21, 2017

As I’ve recently experienced when traveling in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and most recently on an AirAsia media tour launching direct flights to Taipei from Cebu, Flytpack pocket wifi rental makes it very easy and more affordable to stay always online anytime, anywhere overseas  – starting at only PHP 180 (USD 3.60) per day! Here’s how staying connected through Flytpack pocket wifi rental can save you money when traveling: Stay online anytime, anywhere at lower costs. Say goodbye to expensive roaming charges when youRead More

Pan Pacific Manila: The Philippines’ First and Finest Butler Hotel in Malate

Posted on January 27, 2017

The moment I received the email confirming my stay at Pan Pacific Manila, a 236-room five-star luxury hotel in the entertainment district of Malate in the city of Manila, I knew they took their customer service seriously as they boast to be the “first and finest butler hotel” in the Philippines. The booking confirmation arrived with a guest preference form which queried me about my room preferences in careful detail down to my choice of fruit and room scent. AmongRead More