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August 31, 2017

KALANGGAMAN: Leyte’s Island Paradise! (A Day Trip from Malapascua)

By: Juanico Fernandez

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Kalanggaman Island is a small island paradise located in Palampon, Leyte. It is famous for its crystal clear waters, lush palm trees, and beautiful sandbars on both ends.

The island is also considered one of the most beautiful island beaches in the Philippines. Its has captivated many Filipino and foreign tourists because of its pristine and untouched beauty.

According to locals, Kalanggaman (the Visayan word for "bird") got its name because it resembles a bird if viewed from above, not to mention the island used to be a paradise for migratory birds many years ago. 

 

Malapascua for Non-Diver's Series:

MALAPASCUA: A Non-Diver's Guide to the Island of Malapascua!
 KALANGGAMAN: Leyte’s Island Paradise! (A Day Trip from Malapascua)
• Where to Eat in Malapascua? (A Foodie's Guide)

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August 29, 2017

OSAKA AMAZING PASS: 7 Awesome Osaka Destinations in 2 Days!

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Osaka is home to over 30 plus attractions, making it a prime destination for tourists visiting Japan. 

From ancient shrines to streets lined with LED billboards, Osaka is a place with one foot in the past and the other in the future. 

One of the best ways to experience everything Osaka has to offer is with the Osaka Amazing Pass. It was our all-access ticket to some of the most wondrous and magnificent places in the whole of Japan.  

 

Osaka Prefecture is one of the main prefectures in the Kansai Region of Japan (the other prefectures being Kyoto and Kobe). Osaka is the second largest metropolitan area in Japan and one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world with 19 million people calling it home.   

Osaka has historically been a major component to the development of Japan as a nation. It was the center of the rice trade during the Edo Period earning it its nickname, "The Country's Kitchen". 

Today, Osaka is one of Japan's major tourist destinations and is home to a vibrant night life as well as a being a hub for some of the best restaurants in the country. In fact, many Japanese will attest to the food in Osaka being among the best in all of Japan.  

Travelers to Osaka may appreciate its more laid back atmosphere compared to the faster pace of Tokyo, and with a booming tourist industry and a healthy economy, you'll find plenty of things to do and see. 

Osaka Prefecture

Kansai Region, Japan  

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August 28, 2017

TEPPAN OKOCHI by Mangetsu Osaka: Finest Osaka Teppanyaki by Chef Akihiro Okochi!

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TEPPAN OKOCHI is an authentic Japanese fine dining Teppanyaki restaurant in BGC by Grand Chef Akihiro Okochi of Mangetsu Osaka in Japan.

They specialize in quality seafood and beef from Japan, cooked on Iron Plates (Teppan) and paired with unique Japanese Sake and carefully selected wines from Napa Valley.

It is the first restaurant by the Dize Link Philippines group offering the finest taste of Osaka Cuisine featuring Okonomiyaki, Wagyu Beef, and Eel, with a carefully designed Japanese ambiance in the heart of BGC.

Here's what to expect and what to order at Teppan Okochi...

TEPPAN OKOCHI by Mangetsu Osaka
Unit 7, Ground Floor, Ore Square Building, 31st Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Facebook: Teppan Okochi by Mangetsu Osaka
Telephone: +63 917 795 0051
Email: teppanokochi@gmail.com
Instagram: @teppanokochi
Operating Hours: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM

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August 27, 2017

BOLD RED: A Special Manila Marriott Thanksgiving Dinner for Philippine Red Cross @RWManila

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For over eight years, Marriott Manila has been a committed partner to Red Cross Philippines through its bi-annual donation drives, community outreach, and feeding programs.

Last August 2, Marriott Manila hosted a Thanksgiving Gala to celebrate their partnership milestone with Philippine Red Cross.

30 head chefs from Marriott hotels across Asia Pacific flew in and collaborated for a world-class 5-course dinner, and as the culmination of their 2017 Chefs Conference in Manila.

 

MANILA MARRIOTT HOTEL
2 Resorts Drive, Pasay City, 1309 Metro Manila
Telephone: (02) 988 9999
Facebook: Manila Marriott Hotel
Instagram:
@manilamarriott
Website: www.marriott.com

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August 26, 2017

A Foodie's Guide to the Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition 2017!

Buy your Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition Tickets (P550) now at www.UltimateTasteTest.com!UTT Pro Horizontal POster

Welcome to the 15th Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition 2017 happening at Glorietta Activity Center Palm Drive, Ayala Malls this coming Sept. 2-3, Saturday and Sunday!

Here are what to expect and some tips to survive the Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition 2017:

This year's Ultimate Taste Test is called Pro Edition because: The Ultimate Winner will receive Financial Investment & Business Support from Eric Dee of Foodee Global Concepts worth up to PHP5 Million to launch a guaranteed food stall, kiosk, or restaurant in an Ayala Establishment.

• Quark Henares of Globe Studios is creating an Ultimate Taste Test Startup Food Entrepreneur Online Show hosted by the lovely Patti Grandidge Herrera.

Watch this video of what to expect in Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition.

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