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#Hotels, #Philippines, #Restaurants, Boracay Island, Food, Staycation

Mövenpick: Your Next New Boracay Staycation

Having started as a humble yet revolutionary restaurant chain in Switzerland, Movenpick has since gone on to become one of the world’s most trusted and recognizable brands today.  The Swiss chain, which has successfully branched into the hotel and resort business, has prime locations at some of the best destinations in the world.

Boracay is probably one of (if not) the busiest tourist destinations in SE Asia.  Having won numerous awards for Best Island in the World, it’s a no brainer to find some of the world’s top resort chains here, carving out a name for themselves in a market that is incredibly competitive.

Enter Movenpick.

The world-class resort is perfect for families and anyone wanting to experience everything Boracay has to offer with the added bonus of privacy.  Situated at what’s informally known as “Station Zero”, the world-class resort boasts the islands largest pool, cutting edge health and wellness facilities, a number of restaurants and cafes and, to be quite frank, the island’s best pizza!

Plan your next stay at Movenpick Boracay and enjoy the quieter, more family-friendly side of the island.

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Boracay
5608 Malay
Punta Bunga Cove (Station Zero)
Brgy Yapak, Aklan Boracay Island
Hours: Daily
Phone: +63 36 288 2256
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Movenpick Resort Boracay
Instagram: movenpickboracay

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#Restaurants, Food

HUI LAU SHAN: Opens in the Philippines!

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Hong Kong’s mango dessert expert Hui Lau Shan opens its Philippine flagship store in SM Megamall on March 23!

Hui Lau Shan 許留山 is a household name in Hong Kong globally known for their 200+ innovative dessert creations and refreshments using Philippine carabao mangoes.

The first store 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. With their passion for innovation, they made a product breakthrough by adding the mango sago in the 90s, catapulting Hui Lau Shan to fame and earning them the title of Hong Kong’s Fresh Fruit Dessert Pioneer.

As a frequent flyer to Hong Kong, I found no difficulty spotting all the Hui Lau Shan shops located around the touristy spots. With over 300+ international stores in China, Malaysia, South Korea, Macau, Canada, Taiwan, Paris, Vietnam and Melbourne, it only makes sense that the Philippines should be part of the growing chain.

Here’s a list of our favorite menu items…

Hui Lau Shan PH
SM Megamall Atrium, Level 4 beside Army Navy

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#Restaurants, Food

Bench Cafe 2.0: Halo Halo and the Best of Bench Cafe!

Bench Cafe is the “Love Local” Filipino Cafe of the Bench fashion house in partnership with Foodee Global Concepts. It specializes in Bench-to, a Filipino Bento version, and Halo-Halo plus merienda specialties.

Their flagship store is in Bonifacio High Street, and they recently opened their version 2.0 in Greenbelt 3. Here is the best of Bench Cafe in 2019.

Bench Cafe High Street

The Bench Cafe flagship store is hidden on the 2nd floor inside Bench High Street.

BENCH CAFE
2F BENCH/ Flagship Store, BGC
Telephone: +632 821-8415
Mobile: +63 917 702-1133
Facebook@BenchCafePH
Instagram: @benchcafeph

We love the homey feel, the spacious distance between tables and the tables with couches near the walls.

The best table in the house is the private one on the left side where you can have a mastermind meeting or intimate dining with friends.

 

Bench Cafe Greenbelt 3

The Bench Cafe 2.0 is relatively smaller and is located in the middle of the 2nd floor of Greenbelt 3.

BENCH CAFE
2nd floor, Greenbelt 3, Makati
Mobile: +63 917 634 2825

It has a private function area with white and wood interiors.

Bench Cafe 2.0 Menu: Bench To | Soup, Salad, Appetizers, Pamilya Style | Silog, All Day Merienda, Dessert | Beverages

They have a new optimized value-for-money menu, now with ala carte options.


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#Hotels, #Travel, Food, Japan

Nikko Japan via Tobu Railways (Travel Guide)

Top Places to Travel in 2019 Series


Nikko is one of the more beautiful places we have visited in Japan. Famous for its heritage sites and breathtaking mountains, it is also known for the many onsens built around the hot springs that dot the area.

About a 2-hour train ride from Tokyo, Nikko is the perfect destination for travelers who want to see a more rural side of Japan.

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#Restaurants, Food

Silayan Dining Room: A unique dining experience inside the Masungi Geo Reserve.

The Masungi Georeserve is a vast conservation area located in the eastern part of Luzon, in the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountain range in Baras, Rizal.

It is a privately-led organization and scenic trail that goes through one of the most pristine landscapes and protected areas in the country.

Which grew in popularity a couple of years back due to its world-famous “Discovery Trail.”

And sitting on top of a hill, overlooking the Metro Manila skyline is one of their latest effort in sharing with you their hard work and lifetime commitment in nature conservation.

The Silayan Dining room, a restaurant like no other serves seasonal menus inspired by its surrounding landscape.

Join me as we taste our way to learn more of what the Masungi has to offer one unique local dish at a time.

SILAYAN RESTAURANT
KM 47, Marcos Highway, Baras, Rizal, Philippines, 1970
Website: https://www.masungigeoreserve.com/dining/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/masungigeoreserve
Contact: +63 929 13 23531 | +63 995 186 9911
Email: [email protected]
Operation: 8am to 5pm | Reservations Only

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#Restaurants, Food

Naked Foodie: Have Yourself a Merry Naked Christmas!

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The holidays are here, and it’s that time of the year again when you would always look for the best foodie gifts or the best food to bring to potluck celebrations.

We finally had a taste of Christian Mark Jacobs’ Naked Patisserie that specializes on bespoke cakes for celebrity weddings and celebrations and signature luxe gift sets.  Christian is known as the Naked Foodie in his food and travel vlog and the partner of celebrity fashion designer Francis Libiran.

Why the Naked branding? They believe in being true and transparent and in using only the best natural ingredients to create good food.

Here are some suggestions on how to have Merry Naked Celebrations according to the Naked Foodie…

NAKED PATISSERIE by Christian Mark Jacobs
Telephone: +63 945 468-5141
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @nakedpatisserie
Facebook: Naked Patisserie
Website: www.nakedpatisserie.com

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#Philippines, #Travel, Food, Palawan

San Vicente, Palawan: A Chance To Get Tourism Right (Philippines)

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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.

 

 

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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.

San Vicente
Palawan Philippines 

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#Philippines, #Restaurants, Food, Manila Life

The New Wild Flour Restaurant

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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.

 

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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

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#Hotels, #Philippines, #Restaurants, #Travel, Dumaguete, Food, Staycation

Atmosphere Resorts: 10th Year Anniversary Celebration (Let’s Go to Dumaguete!)

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Our good friends at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa are celebrating 10 years in the Phillippines on November 30th and December 1st. The two-day celebration will be full of activities and events that will highlight some of the best of what Dumaguete has to offer.

It’s guaranteed to be a blast, and if you’ve ever had plans on visiting Dumaguete, NOW is the time to go!

You’ll be able to choose from 10 of these Atmosphere Anniversary Specials until December 19th!    

  1. Spread your belongings over at least 10 more square meters by receiving a Room Upgrade
  2. Cycle at least 10 K on your holiday during your guided Mountain Bike ride through the scenic mountains of Negros
  3. Eat your Daily Dessert in 10 heavenly bites after your dinner**
  4. Feel the power of 10 skilled fingers during your Executive Back Massage
  5. Do 10 sun salutations during your divine Yoga Class*
  6. Dive to at least 10 meters during your Scuba Dive on our amazing house reef***
  7. Try to spot 10 turtles around Apo Island during your Apo island Snorkeling Trip****
  8. Pamper your 10 fingers and 10 toes with a Manicure and Pedicure
  9. Make at least 10 fin kicks during your Scuba Experience in the pool
  10. Taste up to 10 wines during your delicious Wine Tasting

This offer is valid for stays of minimum 3 nights until December 19 through any booking channels – please contact [email protected] before your stay to confirm your chosen 10 Year Anniversary Special at least 48 hours before arrival. One item per adult for fully paying guest – non-transferable. You can book by phone +63(35)4006940, +63(0)9177221042, via [email protected] or via our online booking engine, and to avail of the Special, mention “10 Year Anniversary Special” in your booking.

Atmosphere Resorts & Spa Philippines
Maayong Tubig, Dauin, 6217 Negros Oriental. Philippines
Telephone: +63 35 400 6940
Mobile: +63 917 700 2048. +63 998 960 2289
Email:  [email protected]
Web: atmosphereresorts.com
Facebook: @atmosphere.resorts
Instagram: atmosphereresorts

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#Philippines, #Travel, Bicol, Food

8 Unique Pasalubongs to Bring Home from Your Next Trip to Bicol

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Bicol has always been a popular destination for both local and international travelers, as it is home to one of the most beautiful works of Mother Nature. Although shy to show its tip on most days, the Mayon Volcano’s perfect cone structure has continued to attract all forms of tourists.

This region is also popularly known for their cooking – especially when it comes to coconut or chili-based dishes. So much so that they have started to package the popular Bicol Express, Pinangat, and Inulukan in frozen bags for people to take home. While those alone already make for the perfect pasalubong, why not try other unique items?

Here are some pasalubong ideas I spotted on my last visit…

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