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25 posts categorized "#ItsMoreFUNinthePhilippines"

February 24, 2016

Philippines' First 15-Hour Food Tour Frenzy Safari (Part 1) #WSFC16

It was such an honor to curate the first ever 15-Hour Food Tour in the Philippines--a culinary introduction to the best of Filipino food and culture.  This is also the official press launch of the World Street Food Congress happening in Manila on April 20-24, 2016!

Related Blog Post: Announcing... World Street Food Congress in Manila! (April 20-24, 2016)


From the foodie backstreets of Metro Manila to the culinary center of Pampanga, over 30+ culinary ambassadors, food journalists, and bloggers from Manila, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Spain came together to eat their way to the coveted title of “Commando Foodie”.


Here's a photo essay of Philippines' first 15-hour Food Frenzy Safari...  

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An Epic 15-Hour Food Tour in Manila (Part 2) #WSFC16

Read First: Philippines' First Epic 15-Hour Food Frenzy Safari (Part 1): Recovery Food, Everybody's, Aling Lucing, and Cafe Fleur!


4.30pm: WORLD STREET FOOD PRESSCON (Manila Diamond Hotel Culinary Studio

After 3 hours of grueling traffic, we finally made it back to Manila where we had to make a mad rush for Diamond Hotel to attend the official press conference for World Street Food Congress 2016.


KF Seetoh of Makansutra talked about the importance of preserving our country's Heritage Foods, bringing the street vendor community together, and what to expect at the upcoming WSFC on April 20-24, 2016. 


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January 19, 2016

Plan Your Next Adventure this 2016! (A Comprehensive Guide to Philippine Festivals and Holidays)


When it comes to one of the happiest places on earth, the Philippines definitely does not fail to impress. In these 7,000 islands are an array of beautifully rich festivals and celebrations to make you feel alive!

So if you’re looking for adventure, here is a comprehensive list of some of the most popular festivals and fiestas the Philippines has to offer this 2016!


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November 05, 2015

BACOLOD FOOD TRIP: Eat Like a Local in Bacolod! @TourismPHL

By Abigail Javellana

Bacolod City

Bacolod is a foodie haven and food is central to the MassKarra Festival experience. Check out our list of favorite local finds...



Our Awesome Guide to Bacolod City and the Masskara Festival

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November 04, 2015

BACOLOD: Our Awesome Guide to MassKara Festival! @TourismPHL

By Abigail Javellana

MassKara Festival 2015

Experience 20 days of merry making with street parties, endless food, and wonderful masquerade costumes that make up Bacolod City's MassKara Festival.

It is considered by the likes of CNN and National Geographic as a must do experience when visiting the Philippines. The celebration starts between Oct 1 to 19, with the biggest event starting on the weekend nearest to the 19th.

Our #BoomingBacolod adventure starts as we'll show how you can make the most of the MasKara Festival from festival line-ups & parades, must-go parties, delicious local fares, yummy desserts, pasalubong, tourist spots and tips!

By the way, this is the hometown of Abi of Team Our Awesomeplanet. So expect a guided tour from a local's perspective. Come and join us as we rediscover Bacolod City. :)



Our Awesome Guide to Bacolod City and the Masskara Festival


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July 13, 2015

The Navigator: The Official Segway Tour is now in Manila! @TourismPHL

by #TeamOAP

Segway Tours PhThe Original Segway Tour is now in Manila! Get ready to see Intramuros in style with these wicked wheels.

Simply Moving Philippines Inc., in partnership with the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) will be providing Metro Manila residents, visitors and tourists a fun and unique way to view the historical, scenic wonders of Manila through a guided Segway Tour experience branded as The Navigator .

Segway tours are popular around the world, locals and tourists alike have been enjoying it around Paris, San Francisco, Bahamas, Canada, Singapore and etc. One of the best use is to tour around a city as it's a faster way to get to more destinations in a shorter period of time.

Segway Tours already established different tours in the country specifically in Boracay and Enchanted Kingdom. This year, they will be starting The Navigator Tour. This includes Club Intramuros Golf Course, Intramuros and other tourist spots in Manila such as the Manila Bay and Rizal Park.

Here are some quick tips about our experience from #TeamOAP...

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June 15, 2015

DREAMPLAY by DREAMWORKS (A Review): 11 Tips for Planning your DreamPlay Date with your Kids! @CityofDreamsPH

Read More: Here are... 10 Most Fun Activities in Manila (2016 Edition)! @TourismPHL

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DreamPlay is a DreamWorks movie-inspired creativity play center for kids located indoors inside City of Dreams Manila.

I like that the attractions stimulate the minds of the kids and challenge their creativity. The activities are interactive, like workshop classes and exercise activities for your little ones. 

Although, some say the entrance fee isn't worth it, considering how relatively small the place is, with limited attractions you can finish in two hours. Others comment that it's just an interactive day care where parents, who want to spend more time in the casino, can drop off their kids.

We tried it first hand with the boys and their cousins, and here's our planning guide and review of DreamPlay by DreamWorks... 

DREAMPLAY by DreamWorks
Upper Ground Floor, The Shops at the Boulevard, City of Dreams Manila
Operating Hours: 10 am to 10 pm 
Telephone Numbers: +632 808-0909 
Ticket Purchase: At the DreamPlay entrance, or online via SMtickets.com.
Cash, credit cards or Dream Rewards points accepted. 

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May 26, 2015

PAHIYAS: Our Awesome Guide to the Pahiyas Festival in Lucban, Quezon! @TourismPHL

Make sure to download Our Awesome Guide for information, food, and pasalubong tips when in Lucban, Quezon! :) 

Our Awesome Guide: Pahiyas Festival
The Pahiyas Festival is one of the most popular fiestas in the Philippines, held in honor of San Isidro Labrador, Catholic Patron Saint of Farmers. It is celebrated annually every May 15th (regardless of whether it falls on a weekday or a weekend).

The festival is a thanksgiving feast for a beautiful harvest. Kiping (colorful decorations made from dried rice paste) are used to decorate the houses along with various fruit, vegetables, and flowers.

#TeamOAP (Team Our Awesome Planet) visited this year and put together these helpful tips for you to use next time you visit Pahiyas.  

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