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February 2015

#Restaurants, Food

COCO ICHIBANYA: #1 Japanese Curry House in the World…Now in Manila! @CoCoIchibanyaPH

Related post: 10 Most Awesome New (Franchised) Restaurants in Manila 2015! 

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Curry House CoCo Ichibanya holds the Guinness World Record for the largest curry restaurant chain in the world–with over 1,400 stores. 

The first store in Manila finally opened at Basement 1 of Estancia Mall, franchised by Hubert Young of UCC Philippines and Mitsuyado Sei-men fame.

Here’s a guide on how to enjoy your CoCo Ichibanya Curry experience in Manila…

COCO ICHIBANYA PHILIPPINES
B-006, Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Meralco Ave. Cor. Shaw Blvd, Pasig City
Facebook: CoCo Icibanyan PH
Instagram: cocoichibanyaPH
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +632 696-1649
Websitehttp://www.ichibanya.co.jp/english/

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Awesome Festivals

TOURISM STAR Philippines: Honoring Individuals Who Truly Make it #MoreFuninthePhilippines! @TourismPHL

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The Philippines Tourism Stars are a batch of individuals recognized by the Department of Tourism (DOT), who have exemplified excellence and dedication in driving the Philippine tourism industry.

“The Philippines tourism is undoubtedly the fastest growing industry in the country, taking on a significant role in our economy. We believe that we owe this tremendous growth to our people. Without them, our destinations would only be a mere landscape. It is our people that give beautiful destinations life and meaning. And the Tourism Star Program honours these individuals who truly make it more fun in the Philippines,” DOT Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. said.

The first Tourism Star Philippines award was held last Feb 12, 2015 at the Raffles and Fairmont Hotel, Makati. Watch the video below:

Department of Tourism honored the first batch of awardees, celebrating the contribution of Filipinos from the tourism industry, media, and local government units. 

Join us in congratulating the first batch of Tourism Star Awardees in the Philippines:

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#Restaurants, Food

HOUSE OF WAGYU: How does Saga Prime A5 Wagyu cooked on a Stone Grill Taste Like?

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Ever since the Philippines lifted the ban on Japanese Beef last 2014, Manila has been enjoying a Japanese Wagyu craze of the available top variants–Kobe, Matsusaka, and Ohmi. Now, the strictest quality Wagyu can be added to that list–Saga.

Have you ever wondered how A5 Grade 11 Japanese Wagyu would taste like cooked on stone grill? Take a look at our House of Wagyu Saga Prime A5 experience…

HOUSE OF WAGYU
2Ecom Building, Harbour Drive, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay
Telephone: +632 553-8437
Mobile: +63 917 834-1248
FacebookHOUSE of WAGYU

Best Steakhouse in Manila Series 2015!

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Awesome Festivals, Mystery Rooms

JEWEL HEIST AT THE RESORT: Sherlock Holmes-inspired Mystery Room @EscapeHunt Manila

Jewel Heist at the Resort

Jewel Heist at the Resort is an Escape Hunt real-life mystery room game experience, where players are transported 100 years in time to play the role of a famous London detective. The whole genre revolves around a resort where you need to solve the mystery of the missing jewel while also trying to escape within 60 minutes.

The Escape Hunt Manila is a live escape room franchised by Mike Kerveillant and partners after trying it and loving the original Escape Hunt Experience in Bangkok.

JEWEL HEIST AT THE RESORT
The Escape Hunt Experience Manila- Philippines
5773 Ebro St. Barangay Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila 1210
Mobile: +63 915 596 8363, +63 (2) 751 9124
Twitter@EscapeHunt
Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/escapehunt
FacebookThe Escape Hunt Experience Manila – MNL, Philippines
Websitehttp://manila.escapehunt.com/

Escape Hunt Manila series:

We first got to try the easiest room, and here are some previews and tips on what to expect @EscapeHuntPH’s Jewel Heist at the Resort:

Check out the video of OAP team’s experience in Jewel Heist at the Resort…

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#Hotels, #Travel

My MARINA MANDARIN Singapore Experience @MandarinMarina

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MARINA MANDARIN is a five star luxury hotel in Singapore with an impressive view of Marina Bay. It’s an ideal location when watching shows in Esplanade, attending conventions at Suntec, or hearing the roars of the F1 cars during the Singapore Grand Prix Formula One race.

Here’s our Marina Mandarin Singapore experience during the #MigUpSG event in Singapore:

MARINA MANDARIN
6 Raffles Boulevard
Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Telephone: +(65)­ 6845-1000
Reservations: [email protected]
General Enquiries: [email protected]
FacebookMarina Mandarin Singapore
Twitter: @MarinaMandarin

Check room availability and Book the lowest rates from Agoda: MARINA MANDARIN

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#Restaurants, #Travel, Food

Secret Hawker Canteen in Changi Airport! (Thanks @ChangiRecommends for the Makan Tip!)

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I was pleasantly surprised to discover this secret Staff Hawker Canteen at the Changi Airport Terminal 2 public area. Thanks to our friend Andrea of Changi Recommends for sharing with us this well-guarded makan tip in Singapore’s famous airport. 🙂

You’ve got to check out this secret hawker canteen on your next trip to the Lion City!

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#Travel

GARDENS BY THE BAY Singapore: What’s the Best Way to Explore the Gardens? @VisitSingapore

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Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay is an award-winning urban landscaped garden featuring two cooled conservatories and the Super Tree Grove

GARDENS BY THE BAY
18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
FacebookGardens by the Bay 
Telephone: +65 6420 6848
Email[email protected]
Websitehttp://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

Related Blog Post: GARDENS BY THE BAY: Singapore’s Iconic Super Trees, Cloud Dome, and Sleeping Child Installation Art @VisitSingapore

First timers may feel a bit intimidated to explore this vast garden. So since I’ve been here a number of times, I’d like like to share this guide to the best way to explore Gardens by the Bay…

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Events, Manila Life

BRAIN GAIN: Brain-Based Techniques to Raise Awesome Kids! @OurAwesomeKid

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Dear Our Awesome Planet friends,

Greetings from Our Awesome Planet!

I would like to invite you to attend a parenting summit on raising smarter kids entitled:

“BRAIN GAIN: How Parents Can Help Raise Smarter Kids! Techniques to Boost Intelligence and Productivity in School and in Life”

Date: February 28 (Saturday)
Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Venue: 2/F Electronic Library
Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Conference Center, Makati

It’s very challenging to raise kids with a highly competitive academic environment and evolving school curriculums and pervasive influence of social media and the internet.

I continue to seek the best ways to raise my own kids to develop the next awesome generation of Filipinos. I’m launching a series of educational campaign under the Our Awesome Kids brand to help parents who want to help children boost their learning potential, academic performance, and overall productivity. 

The summit brings together top educational experts in their fields:

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#Travel

ISRAEL: “Thank You, Philippines!” (Why Jews have a Close Friendship with Filipinos)

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The Jewish Rescue

In 1939, President Manuel L. Quezon opened the doors of the Philippines to 1,300 Jews escaping the Holocaust in Europe before the war erupted. This started the close friendship of Jews and Filipinos, which is commemorated through the Open Doors Monument in Tel Aviv.

In 2013, a documentary entitled Rescue in the Philippines shared the untold story of this Jewish rescue in Manila. It was heartwarming to hear the stories of Holocaust survivors who were based in Manila and how Filipinos warmly accepted them like their own family. 

Charity Repaid

In November 2013, Danny Pins, who is the son of a Holocaust Survivor in Manila, Margot Casell Pins, joined the American-Jewish Joint Distribution Committee to be the first ones on the ground in Tacloban and help the Typhoon Haiyan Victims.

He wrote a beautiful story in the Wall Street Journal entitled: “A Christmas Story of Philippine Charity Repaid“. I was crying by the time I finished reading the article. 

In 2014, the Israelis also showed their support for our own kababayan Rose Fostanes to win the reality singing competition X Factor Israel. 

Thank you, Philippines!

This 2015, this close Jewish-Filipino friendship is the inspiration behind the Embassy of Israel’s “Thank You, Philippines!” campaign. It started with the launch of the commemorative Philippine-Israel stamp featuring the Open Doors monument.

On February 26 at 7pm, Rose Fostanes is leading the Thank You, Philippines Jazz Fest at the Music Museum to celebrate the historical friendship between Israel and the Philippines.

This year’s Jazz Festival coincides with the commemoration of the 70th year of the end of World War II, as well as the liberation of Manila. It will highlight the Philippines’ role in the rescue of 1,300 Jewish people from the Holocaust.

Join us as we celebrate this Jewish-Filipino friendship in this Free Thank You concert.

(To reserve tickets to the free concert, please call +632 883-9500 or email [email protected] no later than Monday, 23 February 2015.)

Here are some additional information about the “Thank You, Philippines” Banner Program…

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