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HongKong: Ngong Ping – Big Buddha

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One of the places we visited is the Ngong Ping 360 in Lantau Island, where you’ll find the Big Buddha, a walk to the Ngong Ping Villa and up to the Big Buddha, will give you a perspective of greener part of HongKong and you feel a lot closer to nature.

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IMG_4777How to get there: Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal is adjacent to MTR’s Tung Chung Station. It is a two-minute walk from Exit B of the station.

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Year End Escapade: City of Pines – Baguio City

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It’s been on my travel list to visit Baguio City, so before 2014 ends and another year will past, I have to make it happen even for a short 3-day trip to the City of Pines. What it makes it more memorable, its my first time to visit Baguio and yes I have waited this long to visit this place. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s worth the wait. They say Baguio has changed over the years and that is expected, if a place is also growing in terms of tourism and modernization. I think what makes it special is the location. Philippines is known to be a tropical country and Baguio is one of the place where the weather is colder from the rest of the cities in the country, that’s why it is also called Summer Capital of the Philippines.

My friends and I decided to have a quick trip last December, which is also a peak season in Baguio, since its a long holiday vacation, we went there right after Christmas, expecting that there were only few tourist by that time and probably most people are going back to Manila to prepare for New Year’s Eve, I guess we’re wrong, again charge to experience. ^__^ You know you’re almost there, if you start to see foggy roads, you can barely see if there are any cars coming, now I know why its dangerous to travel at night if you do not know the place but I’m getting excited already! ^__^v

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How to get to Baguio: Take Victory Liner Bus going to Baguio, travel time is 6 to 8 hours. Fare depends on the type of bus, budget is around 400php to 700php one-way

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HongKong: Wong Tai Sin

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Upon arriving HongKong, we hurriedly went to the guesthouse where we will be staying for2 nights, we left our luggage and head out to our first destination which is the Wong Tai Sin Temple. I don’t know why I always include at least one temple on my itinerary, It’s probably because Wong Tai Sin Temple is a temple for making wishes? ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ well there’s nothing wrong, since my wish might just came true! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Wong Tai Sin Temple is a well known shrine and major tourist attraction in Hong Kong. The Taoist temple is famed for the many prayers answered: “What you request is what you get” via a practice called kau cim.

Credit to the Owner

Credit to the Owner


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Kuala Lumpur: Batu Caves and The Petronas Tower

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Just like in my previous post Malaysia is our unexpected trip, we got a FREE accommodation in a 5-star hotel so, we grabbed the opportunity to visit this place since we planned to visit KL last year during our trip in Singapore but it did not happen.

So finally we’re here and ready to explore the place and see what Malaysia “truly Asia” has to offer. Low cost carriers like Cebu Pacific and Air Asia arrived in KLIA- LCCT (Low Cost Carrier Terminal).ย We arrived in Malaysia at midnight and since its a budgeted trip, we just decided to spend the night at the airport. The agony of waiting in the airport with only steel chairs to get some sleep, priceless (hahaha).

After taking some uncomfortable sleep, we headed to KL Sentral to start our day. We took Aeroline bus to KL Sentral at MYR8 (one-way), the ride going to KL Sentral to took us around 45 minutes, next thing we knew is that we are already in KL Sentral. Since we’ll be starting our adventure early and it’s still early for checking-in to the hotel, its a good thing that there are lockers in KL Sentral where can you leave your luggage while you explore Malaysia, the locker that we rented is MYR10, price rent depends on the size of the bag, price ranges from MYR5 to MYR20 (not bad! for a hassle free walking around KL).

We had our breakfast first, before heading to our first stop the Batu Caves. Good thing that the train is not to crowded, but it took us 45 minutes to wait for the train going to Batu Caves.When you arrive the Batu Cave station you will instantly see the human monkey and you arrived your final destination.

The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia. The limestone forming Batu Caves is said to be around 400 million years old. Some of the cave entrances were used as shelters by the indigenous Temuan people.

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Review: Reggae Mansion Kuala Lumpur

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Review: Reggae Mansion Kuala Lumpur

On our recent trip in Malaysia, we had the chance to stay on a 5-star hotel which is a Grand Hyatt Hotel – Kuala Lumpur. Lucky us, that we get to stay there for 3days/2nights for FREE! (sponsored by slambookproject) But since we’ll be staying for 4 days, we have to find a place we could stay at least for 1 night. The experience at Grand Hyatt Hotel is nice and really relaxing (which I’ll be making a separate review) and it would be nice to have that same experience once in a while or in our next vacation ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ (is there anyone out there who’d be willing to sponsor? hahahha!) Am not really particular with the place I’m staying as long as we feel its safe, clean and feasible to all tourist spot.

So how did I came across with Reggae Mansion, me being meticulous of planning our trip. I’ve been searching online for the best place to stay in Kuala Lumpur and checking reviews of other travelers. I was hesitant at first, since you really have to book online either directly to them orย  thru booking facilities online. Since there are other hostels in Kuala Lumpur that doesn’t need any down payment, you’ll just have to reserve, and payment can be made once we arrived. But what really attracts me is their dorm type rooms and the environment so I booked online thru HostelBookers.com, which is a safe and reliable online booking for your accommodation. So booking at Reggae Mansion is CHECKED!

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Singapore: Day Tour

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This will be a long day, since will be going to Singapore’s tourist attractions/spot, you can actually see Singapore in just one day, me being a first time to travel, I’m not quite sure of my GPS ability, so we’re just hoping to see almost every tourist spot, but good thing we met a very experienced traveler, whose been to a lot of places and survived seeing the country just by walking. Perks of going to places is meeting people and learning from them. He turned out to be our tour guide.. hehehe

Our tour guide

Our tour guide

TIP: If you really wanna saved money from taking trains and bus, it is important to have a MAP and learn how to use it and be prepare to walk. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

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My Unforgettable Travel Story: Singapore is Epic

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When did I start loving everything about Korea? I guess, when I started watching Boys Over Flower and Gu Jun Pyo played by Lee Min Ho, a lot of my friends are talking about it. I got curious and since then, visiting South Korea is on my bucket list. So when I heard Korean Air Southeast Asia is giving a chance for bloggers to visit Korea, I told myself to why not try my luck and maybe, just maybe I might get a chance to win a trip to Korea for FREE by just sending my unforgettable travel story.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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Singapore: Universal Studios Part2

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After all that roller coaster ride, we took a break and had lunch. Since today’s schedule is jam packed we have to make the most out of Universal Studios. After our lunch at StarBot, beside is the Transformer Ride, a lot of my friends recommend to try this attraction, and I approve it to be really fun and exciting. (thumbs up! :)) What makes it different to the other rides, is that it comes with a 3D glasses (which makes it cool) so you don’t know if your in a roller coaster ride of its just our ride that makes it really realistic. Love it!

Sci-Fi City

Sci-Fi City


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Singapore: Universal Studios Sentosa

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Our day 2 in Singapore was spent in Sentosa Island. During the day we went to Universal Studios, probably for first time travelers they would really include this place to their itineraries. I’m not a fan of theme parks, but since this is like once in a lifetime experience or should I say, you can brag people that you’ve been there ehe! ๐Ÿ™‚ it would be worth to try and experience Universal Studios. We took the Sentosa Express from Harbour Center, to get to Sentosa Island, there are also other mode of transportation to get to Sentosa, but we opted to take the Sentosa Express so as to save us time. Tickets can be bought from ticket booth for 3SG$ or you can use your EZ Link card for 4SG$. If you plan to go inside the Universal Studios, tickets for a day-tour inside the theme park is 74SG$ for adults, good thing Andrew got a spare ticket and sold it to us for 70SG$ plus he gave us a express ticket for FREE! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ :). We save atleast 30SG$ for the express ticket, weeee! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Your Universal Studios experience won’t be complete if you haven’t taken a picture with the iconic globe of Universal Studios.

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Singapore: Photowalk Part2

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After the water show by the bay, we continued our photo-walking tour to Helix and Singapore Flyer.

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Marina Bay Sands

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The Helix Bridge

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We barely knew where we are heading, we just follow the flow of people and worry about later, on how we’re gonna get home ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
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