From the founders of Inflatable Island in Subic, and the team that brought the iconic “Pink Bali Lounge” and also the same brains behind The Dessert Museum, comes “The Happy Beach,” a boutique resort located in Mactan, Cebu.
What can you expect at this Instagrammable paradise?
Hui Lau Shan 許留山 is a household brand name very famous in Hong Kong globally known for their 200+ innovative dessert creations and refreshments using Philippine carabao mangoes.
It first started as a traditional herbal tea shop in the early ’60s, selling herbal jelly and a variety of herbal teas, which are believed to provide Chinese medical health benefits. But with the desire for innovation, they made a product breakthrough by adding the mango sago in the ’90s that has catapulted Hui Lau Shan the title of Hong Kong’s Fresh Fruit Dessert Pioneer.
With over 300+ stores internationally – China, Malaysia, South Korea, Macau, Canada, Taiwan, Paris, Vietnam and, Melbourne. It only made sense that the Philippines will soon be part of the growing chain.
Find the first Hui Lau Shan store in the Philippines on its debut in February 2019 at SM Megamall, thanks to Josiah’s Catering through the Fat Daddy’s Group, in taking Pinoy pride back home as it seals the deal to bring Hui Lau Shan to the Philippines!
San Vicente is an almost untouched part of Palawan that is home to one of the longest beaches in all of Asia. A rather large municipality, San Vicente itself is divided into a handful of barangays, sleepy towns and villages.
Underdevelopment has seemingly preserved this part of Palawan with tourism in San Vicente being traditionally low compared to the rest of the island. But that will all be changing soon as the people of San Vicente prepare to open up their quaint and secluded part of Palawan to the rest of the world.
As tourism in the Philippines is expected to recover after a slight decline in 2017, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has implemented a series of aggressive and daring marketing schemes that appear to start revitalizing tourism in and to the country. With the Duterte administration’s controversial closing and reopening of one of the Philippines’ top tourist attractions, Boracay, the impacts from such an undertaking have yet to be quantified. But one can hope that the government can actually maintain its new regulations for tourism hotspots.
That’s why all eyes should be on San Vicente as it will be the testbed and ground zero for the DOT’s (newest branch) Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) and its bold new tourism initiatives. San Vicente is actually a chance for the Government of the Philippines to get tourism right.
New airports and air travel routes are popping up all over the country with hopes of easing congestion in busier airports and bringing in tourist traffic to newer locations.
With the opening of the new San Vicente Airport, the local government hopes to tap into the expected influx of tourists by developing local attractions and essentially building a new tourist destination from scratch.
It’s a daring plan that will take years of dedication from both the private and government sectors. So far, everything seems to be on track, and the locals seem more than eager to start this new beginning for San Vicente.
The founders of Nomi Matcha, a modern Japanese Café dedicated to all things Matcha, has expanded to the booze business. Their most recent expansion is Nomu, a Japanese Speakeasy. It’s no surprise that they expanded towards the liquor circle as drinking is a shared interest between the Filipinos and the Japanese.
What’s surprising, however, is Nomu’s location. It’s located right inside Nomi!
So, where in Nomi can you find this bar?
NOMU Ground Floor, W City Center, 30th Street Corner 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City Operating Hours: 5 PM – 1AM Contact Number: +632 821-8769 Facebook:Nomu Instagram:@nomubgc
Having opened their doors in 2012, Wild Flour Restaurant has gone on to become one of the most successful and recognizable (local) restaurant brands in Metro Manila.
Consistency, great food, and great talent are some of the key factors to Wild Flour’s success, and while a number of restaurants struggle in Manila’s highly competitive restaurant market, Wild Flour has been steadily growing with no signs of slowing down making their story a true, modern-day Filipino success story.
Starting out as a small French/American cafe and bakery that specialized in all day breakfast and lunch, Wild Flour has gradually evolved its menu to incorporate local and international items to keep up with customer demand. This has led the team to expand beyond the brunch style model by adding dinner to their menu which is now available at all branches.
Wild Flour Restaurant Ground floor, Net Lima building,
26th St., Taguig, BGC Metro Manila Hours: Mon – Thu 6am – 10pm, Fri – Sat 6am – 11pm, Sun 8am – 9pm Phone: 856-7600 or +0917 852-0950 Web:www.wildflour.com.ph Facebook:@wildflourmanila
Simply Moving Philippines, Inc.(SMPI), the Philippines’ key distributor of Segway products has partnered with Star City Adventure Zone to bring one of its latest innovations – the Ninebot GoKart – to the public.
Here’s the latest on the Segway Philippine Market:
WHAT IS THE SEGWAY GOKART KIT?
The GoKart Kit is a sort of expansion pack added to the Segway miniPRO, their self-balancing electric scooter. This means that you need to have the Segway miniPRO first before you can have the GoKart.Read more
The recently concluded Social Media Week Manila brought in some of the digital world’s most important voices to talk about what they do best – social media. Some covered topics about building your social media presence, staying relevant, and the pitfalls and struggles of being an online content creator.
Here’s what I learned at Social Media Week Manila:Read more
On my first time to New York, I wanted to see it all!
But with just a few days to spare here’s my list of the top places to visit from the world famous attractions like Empire State Building, Times Square, Statue of Liberty, and Central Park- we’ve got you covered!
Philippine Airlines recently launched their 15 hours non-stop flight from Manila to New York, so I’ve decided to make a DIY-itinerary of my trip, since going around New York was pretty simple, with their easy to read roads and public transport (subway)!
There are so many things to do and visit, I can barely scratch the surface. Check out the list of my suggestions, to make the most of your 2 days in the big apple…
Yup, you got that right—15 hours only! Starting October 29, 2018, PHILIPPINE AIRLINES now flies non-stop to New York onboard their newest and most modern aircraft of its generation, the Airbus A350!
This, they say, is the second to the longest non-stop flight next to Singapore Airlines, and it’s the fastest way from Manila to the Big Apple with no more stopovers via Tokyo or Taipei, unlike my experience before that took 22 hours of travel time.
Plus, foodies flying out to New York with PAL, who want to enjoy authentic American steak, do not have to wait before landing to indulge their craving as business class passengers on the non-stop flights to New York will experience top global brand Wolfgang’s Steakhouse gourmet quality steak dinners on board.
Among my favorites in PAL’s prime New York route’s mouthwatering menu were Wolfgang’s Fillet Mignon, Striploin Steak, Grilled Chilean Seabass, French onion soup and the glorious New York Cheesecake.
It was definitely an upgrade experience for passengers flying to New York in Business Class! Check out the new extra wide body Airbus A350…