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#Hotels, #Philippines, Palawan

A Funny Lion Coron Adventure! (Is your Coron experience like this?)

Funny Lion

Coron, Palawan is no stranger to every Filipino’s bucket list. Many Pinoys have never even been to Palawan, but they’ll definitely agree that Coron is one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines.

Having been blessed with precious beaches, limestone cliffs, freshwater lakes, and spectacular diving spots filled with WWII sunken warships, Coron offers unparalleled experiences and picturesque scenery! It’s no wonder Travel+Leisure declared Coron part of the world’s best islands.

(Click the play icon ▶️ and watch The Funny Lion experience video ⬆️)

There are only a few luxury resorts in Coron. One I highly recommend is The Funny Lion, a safari-themed eco-boutique resort, conveniently located in the heart of Coron Town, 30 minutes away from Busuanga Airport.

Here’s a complete guide to our roaring adventure in Coron, Palawan…

Sitio Jolo, Poblacion V, Coron Palawan
Landline: 632 856 1443 | 553 9549
Mobile: +63 917 861 9441
Facebook: thefunnylion

11 San Agustin Street Coron, Palawan
Facebook: calamianecotour

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PAL OFFERS AS LOW P78 and $78 PROMO FARES ON ITS 78TH YEAR (Over 2 Million seats available!)

Philippine flag carrier, Philippine Airlines, launches its biggest seat sale for the year in celebration of its 78th year in the airline industry. With offers as low as Php78 for domestic and as low as USD78 for international routes, passengers can now book as much flights as they want in 2019 as travel period runs from March 16 all the way to December 31, 2019. Booking dates are from March 1 to March 10, 2019.

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SENTOSA: Inside the Sentosa Merlion’s Lair @Sentosa_Island @MySingapore

READ: SENTOSA2014 Planning Guide to Maximizing the Sentosa DAY FUN PASS!

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Situated just 15 minutes from Singapore’s city centre, SENTOSA is a home to an exciting array of themed attractions, award-winning spa retreats and resort accomodation, alongside lush rainforests, golden sandy beaches and luxury residences. 

We kick off this Awesome Sentosa Adventure series with a visit to the Sentosa Merlion’s Lair in Sentosa…

Sentosa Merlion Park, Sentosa Island
Standard Rates: S$12 / Adult, S$9 – Child (3 – 12 years old
Operating Hours: 10am – 8pm daily (last entry 7.30pm)

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Awesome Festivals

You Tube Cannes Young Lions (Please Vote for Pinoy Entry)


This video is the official entry of an OAP friend, Katrina from JWT, who joined a competition sponsored by Oxfam International and Cannes Lion. It is a film that tells people to sign a petition to get world leaders to attend the UN Summit for Climate Change at Copenhagen in December.

Can you do us a favor? Please vote for the film in the official competition site.

I decided to support if for 3 reasons:
1) It is a cool film and is better than the other entries.
2) It is for the environment, and I want to be counted in supporting any efforts related to it.
3) It is created by a Filipina. 🙂

You can vote for the film in the official competition site by following these 3 easy steps. It would only take a minute to vote and you’ll get good karma points for it. 🙂 

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#Hotels, #Philippines, #Travel, Bicol, Boracay Island, Dumaguete, Family Escapades, Siargao, Staycation

10 Best Hotel Resorts in the Philippines! (2019)


The Philippines is arguably one of the best travel destinations in all of SE Asia, home to 36,289 km of beautiful coastline which includes some of the worlds most renowned reefs, beaches, and biodiversity. In fact, just this year, Siargao, Boracay, and Palawan islands have been ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd (respectfully), as the “Top 5 Islands” in all of Aisa.  It’s not surprising then, that these prime locations are alluring to travelers from around the globe, people who want to sample the natural beauty of the Philippines.

2018 has been a great year for tourism in the Philippines and 2019 is projected to do even better.  So if you are planning a trip to the Philippines for 2019 here are our picks for the best Hotel Resorts to visit in the new year.

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#Philippines, Palawan

PALAWAN GUIDE 2018: Coron, El Nido, Taytay, Puerto Princesa!

Have you been to the best Island in the World?

With pictures like these, you can easily see why Palawan’s a destination on everyone’s bucket list, that’s home to clear aquamarine water, breathtaking limestone cliffs, secret lagoons, unspoilt coral reefs and the world’s longest underground river.


Team OAP has come up with exciting activities and staycation experiences you might want to try on your next trip to Palawan. Find yourself Stand Up Paddling (SUP) with Coron’s famed limestones as your backdrop, play in Puerto Princesa’s inflatable water park, go camping at Tao Expedition, or even enjoy your own private island in Taytay?

Checkout what’s new on our 2018 guide as we hit all major islands of Palawan from Coron, El Nido. Taytay down to Puerto Princesa…

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#Philippines, Food

10 Best Home-Based Food in Manila (that Are Better than Restaurants)!

Manila’s home-based food scene is getting better and here are the ones better than restaurants:


Ginataang Kuhol, anyone? Cleaning kuhol (snail) is never an easy task. So when we got reconnected with @auntiemays we immediately ordered her ginataang kuhol! No questions asked! Just buy! ₱390 a tub of 1000ml. Need lots of rice because the sauce needs it! And you need it too!


Auntie May’s bestseller is their Angus Beef Salpicao cooked with minced garlic aplenty and special seasoning.  An original recipe by Auntie May’s family made from Certified Angus Beef. They serve it with rice and also sell it in frozen packs with 3 individual sachets with a “how to cook guide”. It an easy prepare meal you can cook straight from the freezer. The salpicao was a pleasure to eat as well because the meat was tender and juicy. (₱390 -3 single serve)

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#Philippines, #Restaurants, Food

Sichu Malatang : Finally, a Legit Hot Pot in Manila!

Sichu Malatang brings authentic, Sichuan-style street food hotpot to Manila and it’s absolutely worth all the hype!  We loved the authentic flavors and we were surprised to hear that all sauces and soup bases are made in house.  And while I can’t say with certainty that Sichu is the best hotpot in Manila it sure as hell deserves to be in the top 5. (fight me! 😝)




What makes Sichu worth it (in my humblest of opinions) is that for the freshness and quality of ingredients they use,  the price is very affordable, and the fact that they have streamlined the process into what owner Jeff Li calls ”Fastfood hotpot” makes it convenient for people on the go. Add on top, the fact that they have put in great efforts into making it easy for takeout orders and delivery under quarantine, Sichu has made dinning on a delicious restaurant-style meal, simple for you to prepare and enjoy in your own home.


Double Dragon Plaza 1302 Pasay City, Philippines
Phone: +63 935 868-4584
Facebook: Sichu Malatang
Instagram: @sichu.malatang


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#Hotels, #Philippines, Staycation

10 Hotel Staycation Deals in the Next Normal in Manila

Cancelled travel plans? With travel restrictions and spike in COVID-19 cases across the world, hotels are gearing up to with staycations deals with massive discounts ranging from 20%-45% and extra perks.

Here’s a list of hotels offering staycation deals in Manila via Klook.

Discovery Primea

This is the best Filipino 5-Star Hotel experience in Manila because of the signature Filipino service, the best hotel-concept restaurants and the most awesome weekend experience with the family.

Here is our guide on how to love every minute of your Discovery Primea experience.

Read more: DISCOVERY PRIMEA Experience: Guide to Lovin’ Every Minute of it!

PROMO LINK: Discovery Primea (Overnight Stay) with Breakfast & Php 1000 Food Credits

  • 1-night stay in a comfortable Business Flat for 2 person(s)
  • Inclusive of breakfast for 2 and Php 1000 worth of Food Credits
  • This luxury hotel in Makati is a member of the prestigious Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX Collection, a selection of refined and globally sophisticated hotels and resorts around the globe
  • Klook exclusive: Best pricing guaranteed and as a Klook customer, you’ll get 15% discount on Tapenade and In-room Dining
  • Valid daily until December 15, 2021, this stay is perfect for you and your loved one to celebrate a special occasion or just spend a day for that pampering you deserve

1 Aug 2020-15 Dec 2021

Blackout Dates:
24 Dec 2020-26 Dec 2020
31 Dec 2020-1 Jan 2021
1 Apr 2021-3 Apr 2021

Additional Information:
Parking is available at the hotel. Contact the hotel to reserve a spot.

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#Restaurants, Food

Bake Series: Sushi Bake, Nacho Bake, BibimBake…

Dalgona coffee, ube pandesal and now the newest quarantine food trend are these scrumptious and addicting baked dishes! From sushi bakes, nacho bake, bibimbake and even tako(yaki)bake, we’ve tried them all!

The deconstructed dishes are unlike how you originally eat your favorite fares! It’s typically cooked in a pan either baked or aburi style, then wrapped and eaten with nori (seaweed), chips, or lettuce. With all the bake dishes popping up, we’ve just been curious and had to check them out.

Here’s a list of baked goodies that we’ve tried…

Kurimi Sushi Bakes

Kurimi means creamy and indeed, @kurimisushibakes was spot on! Their house-blended kurimi sauce and another layer of cheese sauce makes their spicy UNI kani, spicy SALMON kani and kani mango sushi bakes unique in the market aside from their different flavors.

The spicy 🌶 sushi bakes were a hit for the adults because of the uni 😋 and salmon while the kani mango for the boys (they love mangoes!). Happy with the ratio of the toppings vs the rice too!
It was advised to consume asap but we did not need to be reminded because it was as if a storm has passed! But really, it’s better to consume while it is warm and freshly assembled on the nori sheets. Yum and tasty in every bite!
Order half-and-half for you to taste their other flavors! They will surely accommodate your request.
Also to note that, uni, salmon and mangoes (which are add-ons) are always fresh as they don’t stock up so better to reserve in advance.

3 sizes are available:
Sampler (1pax)- P250
Solo (1-2pax)- P350
Sampler tray (3-5pax)- 650

Add-on pricing: Salmon and uni are both +50, 70, 100 for sampler, solo, sampler tray, respectively. Mango is 20, 30 and 50.

Instagram: kurimisushibakes

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