#Restaurants, #Travel

PIZZERIA MOZZA with Filipina Exec Chef Karla Mendoza (A Review) @MarinaBaySands

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Pizzeria Mozza is an Italian Pizza Restaurant by celebrity chefs Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali with restaurateur and winemaker Joseph Bastianich. It’s the second outlet after the main Los Angeles restaurant, and it opened in Singapore last 2010.

Most Filipinos are proud to eat here because the executive chef in the Singapore branch is a Filipina–Chef Karla Mendoza. Its fine dining counterpart–Osteria Mozza–again made it to #45 of the 50 World’s Best in Asia in 2015.

Here’s what to expect and what to order at Pizzeria Mozza…

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CREATE TRIPS: Planning My Tokyo Trip with @CreateTrips Mobile TravelBook (A Review)


CREATETRIPS is a mobile travel planning guide app where you can get well-curated TravelBooks and insiders tips from local food and travel experts around the world.

It was very helpful during our recent family trip to Tokyo because it provided awesome advice on the best places to go to Tokyo vs. online sites or review sites like TripAdvisor.

It convinced us to visit the Tokyo Sky Tree with the kids, the tallest tower in the world vs. going to Tokyo Tower. We skipped joining the guided Tokyo tours and choose the places that our family will enjoy.

Here are what I like and don’t like about the app:

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SITIO LA PRESA: Will Tourism Destroy its Natural Beauty? #LaParusa #Forevermore (A Case Study)

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SITIO LA PRESA is the name of the fictional strawberry farm that is home to Agnes (Liza Soberano) and the setting of her love story with Xander (Enrique Gil) in the teleserye Forevermore. (Watch the Forevermore Pilot Episode)

The actual Sitio Pungayan in Mt. Kabuyao, Tuba, Benguet has now adopted “La Presa” as its magical name, and has become a popular tourist spot for Baguio goers. It has attracted local tourists who want to relive the Forevermore love story

Sitio Pungayan has managed to create a whole tourism economy around the La Presa branding–La Presa Strawberries, La Presa Vegetables, La Presa Jam, La Presa Souvenirs, and maybe even a La Presa Inn in the future. While this resulted in a lot of jobs and businesses in the sitio, uncontrolled commercialization is threatening the natural beauty, appeal, and smell of the place, plus endangering the water catchment area of Baguio.

Here’s what to expect before deciding to go or not to La Presa…

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LAKE TAAL: Up, Up, and Away! Parasailing Adventure–1 Hour away from Manila! @ClubBalaiIsabel

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PARASAILING, also known as parakiting, is an extreme sports activity where you glide through the air wearing an open parachute while being towed by a motorboat.

Time to cross off parasailing from your bucket list because you can now experience it in Lake Taal, just one hour away from Manila! 

Checkout Team OAP having fun at Lake Taal:

Here are some tips on how to organize your parasailing adventure at Lake Taal…

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#Travel, Awesome Festivals

MALASIMBO MUSIC FESTIVAL: A Magical Weekend at Mt. Malasimbo! @MalasimboFest

March 9, 2016 Update: MALASIMBOOO! Transformative Music, Art & Magic @MalasimboFest 2016

Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival 2015Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival, an international event set within the tropical gardens of Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. Situated at the foot of Mt. Malasimbo where the grass-terraced amphitheater overlooks one of the most beautiful bays in the world. This year's festivities include The Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival on March 6-8 and The Malasimbo Lights & Dance Festival on March 13-15.

Malasimbo Music & Arts FestivalPeople from over 30 countries come to learn and experience first-hand indigenous cultures through arts and music.

Checkout our video and find out what Malasimbo is all about!

MALASIMBO 2016 Series:
Malasimbo: A Backstage Pass To The Beautiful Mindoro Island! @MalasimboFest 2016
MALASIMBOOO! Transformative Music, Art & Magic @MalasimboFest 2016
Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival: What to expect @MalasimboFest 2016?  

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#Hotels, #Travel

My MARINA MANDARIN Singapore Experience @MandarinMarina


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:

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

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

18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
FacebookGardens by the Bay 
Telephone: +65 6420 6848
Email[email protected]

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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