Cebu Parklane International Hotel: A Haven of Cebuano Cuisine & Hospitality

Posted on June 6, 2018

Located at a busy intersection near Cebu Business Park, Cebu Parklane International Hotel may be right in the middle of the action, but a convenient location isn’t only the thing that’s happening for this locally-owned hotel designed for both business and leisure travelers. While it has the polished look of a contemporary world-class hotel, what I really liked about this midrange hotel is how the interiors reflect Cebuano heritage and culture, as seen in the lobby diorama and murals of famousRead More

Royal Selangor Visitor Centre: Discovering Malaysia’s Pewtersmithing Heritage

Posted on May 10, 2018

Before the Kuala Lumpur, Lah! media tour, I had little knowledge about what pewter really is, how it is made, and its importance in the history of Malaysia. So I was in for a treat when we dropped by the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre, established by the world’s foremost pewtersmithing company that was founded as far back as 1885 by Yong Koon, a young Chinese immigrant from the port town of Shantou. He joined his two brothers who worked asRead More

Bike with Elena: Discover Kuala Lumpur’s Hidden Heritage On A Guided Bicycle Tour

Posted on May 5, 2018

Just when you think you’ve seen all that Kuala Lumpur has to offer, local tour operator Bike with Elena offers an eye-opening bicycle tour of the Malaysian capital’s hidden heritage – some of them vanishing as urban development quickly transforms the cityscape. The following day after checking in at the all-new Hilton Garden Inn along Chow Kit Road, our media group bussed to the KL City Gallery at Merdeka Square to meet up with tour guide Elena Mei Yun andRead More

AirAsia Launches Flights from Manila to Bangkok (Don Mueang)

Posted on April 23, 2018

It’s now more convenient and affordable to fly to Thailand from the Philippines with award-winning airline AirAsia launching flights between Manila and Bangkok, arriving closer to the heart of the Thai capital at Don Mueang International Airport (DMK), located only 20 kilometers north of the city center. From this airport, which serves numerous domestic flights, it’s quicker to fly to other destinations within the country, or get to Bangkok Bus Terminal (Chatuchak) for overland transfers to the rest of Thailand.Read More

San Rafael River Adventure: Water Sports & Dinner Cruise at Angat River in Bulacan

Posted on April 22, 2018

After our heritage tour of Malolos, we bussed for an hour and a half to San Rafael River Adventure, a resort in San Rafael town located along the Angat River, one of the major rivers in Luzon that originates from a forest watershed in the Sierra Madre mountains and meanders across the province of Bulacan. An idyllic getaway that’s just a couple of hours from Metro Manila, the sprawling resort consists of glass cottages and an infinity pool overlooking theRead More

La Paz Sand Dunes: Dune Bashing & Sandboarding in Laoag City

Posted on April 16, 2018

A desert would be one of the landscapes you’d least expect to see in the tropical archipelago of the Philippines, but along the northernmost province on Luzon island there are, indeed, sand dunes! The La Paz Sand Dunes cover 85 square kilometers of sandy coastal desert and beach in Laoag City, the provincial capital of Ilocos Norte. The coastal desert stretches from the towns of Currimao to Pasuquin. The undulating sandy landscape makes for beautiful sceneries, but visitors may alsoRead More