Danjugan Island Sanctuary: Eco-Tourism Paradise in Cauayan, Negros Occidental

Posted on December 9, 2022

Last October, after revisiting the heritage city of Silay and spending a weekend in Bacolod for the Masskara Festival, I bussed further south to the municipality of Cauayan and hopped on a bangka (outrigger boat) for a 30-minute ride to Danjugan Island Sanctuary, an eco-tourism destination I have long wanted to experience. Despite its small size – the lush island is only 1.5 km long and 500 meters wide – Danjugan is packed with topographical features, creating diverse habitats thatRead More

1898 Casa & Restauranté: Stay and Dine at a Heritage House in Silay City, Negros Occidental

Posted on November 7, 2022

Silay City in Negros Occidental boasts some of the largest concentrations of heritage houses in the Philippines, owing to wealthy landowning families overseeing vast sugarcane plantations since colonial times. Its laid-back heritage zone, which can be easily explored on foot via this self-guided walking tour, is conveniently located only 5 km from the Bacolod-Silay Airport. A few heritage houses have been recently restored into accommodations and restaurants, offering great opportunities to really soak up the old-world atmosphere of the place.Read More

A Heritage Walking Tour of Silay City Heritage Zone

Posted on October 31, 2022

The gateway to Negros Occidental by plane, Silay City is one of the best-preserved heritage towns in the Philippines. More than 30 ancestral homes, built between the late 19th century and early 20th century, have been officially recognized as Heritage Houses by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) within the Silay City Heritage Zone. These opulent mansions of various architectural styles were erected by wealthy landowning families who reaped from the economic boom of the cane sugar industryRead More

Cebu Quincentennial Hotel: Boutique Hotel Celebrating Cebuano History & Religiosity

Posted on October 11, 2022

One of the newest – and most unique – accommodations to open in Cebu City is the Cebu Quincentennial Hotel, which, as its name suggests, commemorates 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines (1521-2021). In spite of its theme, this hotel isn’t exclusively for Roman Catholics – they accept guests of any religious affiliation. Standing next to Landers Superstore, this religious-themed hotel is conveniently located near the corner of Cardinal Rosales Avenue and Pope John Paul II Ave – theRead More

The Noble Cebu: Elegant Condotel along Trendy Banilad Road

Posted on September 17, 2022

One of the newest hotels in Cebu City, The Noble Cebu opened only last June 2022. This contemporary accommodation offers elegant lodgings within the uptown neighborhood of Barangay Kasambagan. Housed within the condominium complex of the Grand Residences Cebu, it offers short-term guests a slice of township living in the “Queen City of the South”. Situated along Gov. Cuenco Avenue – also known as Banilad Road – the hotel is strategically located next to trendy commercial complexes like Crossroads andRead 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