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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

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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

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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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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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#Hotels, #Travel, Palawan

HUMA ISLAND: One Huma-zing Day in a Maldivian Resort Paradise in Palawan! @Huma_Island

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HUMA ISLAND is a resort island paradise on the Calamianes group of islands near Busuanga
Its name is a tribute to the Great Galleon Huma and the legend of Captain Ibrahim.

It’s the first Maldivian resort experience in the Philippines, with its own signature Huma-zing hospitality. The resort is owned by Dr. Hamad, a Kuwaiti who believes and invests in the tourism potential of our country.

HUMA ISLAND RESORT & SPA
Dicilingan Island, Busuanga – Palawan, Philippines
Telephone : +632 553 0119
For reservation inquiries[email protected]
FacebookHUMA Island Resort
Twitter@Huma_Island
Instagram@humaislandresort
Websitehttp://www.humaisland.com/

Here’s a must-read guide on planning your own Huma-zing Day at Huma Island…

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SENTOSA SINGAPORE: 2014 Guide to an Awesome Sentosa Experience with DAY FUN PASS!

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(download Sentosa FUN Pass Brochure)

The first time I was planning my Sentosa Trip with the boys in 2013, I had a hard time because I was not familiar with the attractions and their proximity to one another. 

Sentosa is huge and it could be daunting just looking at the map, planning your itinerary and budgeting the trip for the family. 

I was planning to buy the Sentosa Day FUN Pass with a promise of getting access to 20 attractions with a caveat that you have to finish all of them in one day. I wonder if it was even feasible to hop from one attraction to another and enjoy it instead of just ticking them off a list.

After several visits to Sentosa, I would like to share with you how to maximize the BEST of Sentosa attractions with an effective 1-day itinerary at the most efficient cost.

Here’s the 2014 Planning Guide to have the most awesome experience at Sentosa using the Sentosa Day FUN Pass:

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SENTOSA: The Wings of Time Show + Tastes of Asia Pre-Show Dinner @Sentosa_Island

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

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WINGS OF TIME is a mesmerizing multimedia lights and sounds musical show with an amazing display of water, lazer, and fire effects, with a backdrop of the open sea at night.

Go and eat some Asian food at Tastes of Asia and watch Wings of Time to end your fun adventure at Sentosa with a bang.

WINGS OF TIME
Websitehttp://www.wingsoftime.com.sg/
Tickets: Local S$15 | Standard S$18 | Premium S$23 
Show times: 7.40pm & 8.40pm daily 

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#Philippines, Singapore

SENTOSA: Port of Lost Wonder (POLW) Waterpark at Palawan Beach @Sentosa_Island

READ: SENTOSA: 2014 Planning Guide to Maximizing the Sentosa DAY FUN PASS!

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The PORT OF LOST WONDER is Singapore’s First Kids’ Club at Palawan Beach, with its Pirate Ship waterpark as the centerpiece. The kids are given a Port Pass where they can collect stamps to get prizes and manage their finances via Curio Coins to use for the activities.

Here’s our Port of Lost Wonder experience with the boys…

PORT OF LOST WONDER
Palawan Beach, Sentosa Island
Operating Hours: 10.00am to 6.30pm daily (Water Play Area closes at 6pm)
Restaurant opens:
10am to 9pm (Sun – Thurs) *Last order at 8.30pm
10am to 9.30pm (Fri – Sat) *Last order at 9pm
Facebook: POLW Sentosa
Website: http://www.polw.com.sg/

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SENTOSA: MegaZip & MegaBounce Adventure @Sentosa_Island

Read: SENTOSA: 2014 Planning Guide to Maximizing the Sentosa DAY FUN PASS! 

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MEGAZIP ADVENTURE PARK specializes in the latest in zip line and high rope activities, with the Imbiah Hilltops as the backdrop. The park includes five adventure activitiesMegaZip, ClimbMax, NorthFace, ParaJump, and MegaBounce.

We tried the MegaZip with Aidan and the MegaBounce for Joshua & Raphael. Here’s our experience…

MEGAZIP ADVENTURE PARK
Imbiah Hill Road Sentosa Island Singapore
Email:
 [email protected]
Booking:
 [email protected]
Telephone: 
+65 6884-5602
Websitehttp://www.megazip.com.sg/
FacebookMegaZip Adventure Park

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SENTOSA: Asia’s First-Ever DC Comics Super Heroes Cable Car + Spuds & Aprons Experience @Sentosa_Island

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

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With the use of Augmented Reality, Singapore Cable Car launched Asia’s first-ever DC Comics Super Heroes-inspired cable car experience. Ride with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern to fight against evil and save the day.

Afterwards, you can eat at the new casual dining spot–Spuds & Aprons (which replaced the premium Jewel Box brand)–with a stunning vista of the relaxing greenery, a running cable car line, and an aerial view of the harbour.

DC Super Heroes Cable Car Tickets
Imbiah Lookout, Sentosa Island
Operating Hours: 8.45am – 10pm Daily (Last boarding at 9.30pm)
WebsiteSingapore Cable Car

Here’s our awesome Singapore Cable Car experience with the boys…

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