Southeast Asia

Bujang Valley: A Travel Guide to Southeast Asia’s Oldest Civilization in Kedah, Malaysia

Posted on October 30, 2023

Southeast Asia is known for its ancient civilizations, which left behind magnificent centuries-old stone edifices. Among the region’s main tourism draws are ancient temple ruins like Angkor in Cambodia, Ayutthaya in Thailand, and Borobudur in Indonesia. But did you know that the region’s oldest civilization can be found not in these countries but in Malaysia? Among the best-kept secrets of the country – and perhaps the entire Southeast Asian region – is Bujang Valley (Lembah Bujang in Malay), a sprawlingRead More

Santa Grand Signature Kuala Lumpur: New Hotel with Amazing Rooftop Views

Posted on October 1, 2023

One of the best hotels to stay when you revisit the Malaysian capital is Santa Grand Signature Kuala Lumpur, which opened its doors in December 2022. The sleek contemporary hotel is strategically located near Menara Kuala Lumpur (KL Tower), just a few minutes walk to Dang Wangi LRT Station, which connects you to the extensive train network of Kuala Lumpur and the rest of Peninsular Malaysia. I was hosted at this brand-new accommodation with other Indonesian influencers, while attending theRead More

Keretapi Sarong: Celebrating 60th Malaysia Day with a 10,000-Strong Flash Mob

Posted on September 27, 2023

I finally got to travel to Malaysia for the first time since the pandemic! Events company LOCCO invited me, together with other influencers from Indonesia and the Philippines, to Keretapi Sarong 2023 in celebration of Malaysia Day. From Cebu, I conveniently flew direct to Kuala Lumpur aboard event partner AirAsia via the Philippines’ most beautiful airport terminal, MCIA T2, on September 15th. The world’s best low-cost airline flies three times weekly between the two cities. After landing at KLIA2, IRead More

10 Out-of-the-Box Singapore Experiences You Can Book on Klook

Posted on September 12, 2022

Are you excited to travel overseas again? Now implementing eased restrictions for fully-vaccinated foreign tourists since April 1, Singapore is one of the easiest countries to visit for international travelers, including Philippine passport holders.  A travel and leisure online booking platform, Klook makes it so convenient to find and book accommodations and activities in Singapore and elsewhere on your mobile phone or laptop. Use the promo code PHHELLOSG to get 10% off your Singapore experiences when you spend a minimumRead More

Mercure Jakarta Cikini: Escape Frenetic Streets To A Rooftop Oasis

Posted on November 22, 2018

When you visit a chaotic metropolis like Jakarta, staying in a decent, comfortable hotel is more of an investment for your sanity than a frivolous luxury. You won’t go wrong when you stay at Mercure Jakarta Cikini, a centrally located mid-range hotel that’s within reach from the throbbing heart of the city where all the action is (ie. the shopping-cum-business district around the Selamat Datang Monument)  but along a not-too-busy street a little farther east that allows you to quicklyRead More

10 Amazing Cultural Attractions in Yogyakarta You Shouldn’t Miss

Posted on November 21, 2018

The world’s largest archipelago spanning between Indochina and Australia, Indonesia is a vast country full of diverse wonders that it can be overwhelming to decide where to begin. Yogyakarta – or simply Jogja, shortening an older spelling – is an excellent starting point located in central Java, the most accessible and populous island. From Manila, one can fly AirAsia to Yogyakarta from Manila, via the Jakarta, or from Cebu, via Kuala Lumpur. The capital of Javanese arts and culture brims withRead More