November 14, 2017

While only 7km tall and at its bikini line 500m wide, tiny Boracay is the Philippines’ top tourist draw, fuelled by explosive growth and a tsunami of hype. The centre of the action is dreamy White Beach, a 4km, postcard-perfect stretch of sand lined from one end to the other with hotels, restaurants, bars and …
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How to travel from Kalibo airport to Boracay

November 6, 2017

Boracay is a tropical island surrounded by stunning white sand beaches and clear blue waters located about an hour’s flight from Cebu or Manila just off the larger Philippines island of Panay. For Singaporeans, we are lucky enough to have direct flights from Singapore to Kalibo, the main airport in the region. There are two …
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Pampanga, Philippines

May 30, 2017

Flying in to Clark Airport is so much more of a breeze compared to flying in to Manila. I took a Cebu Pacific flight from Singapore to Clark to spend the Labour Day long weekend in the Philippines.┬áThe future international gateway for the country is currently being built at Clark International Airport. It is planned …
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Manila not my vanilla

April 24, 2015

Manila is a chaotic, congested, polluted, crowded and dirty city. There is even a large rubbish dump in the middle of the city where children will play in it and scavage for stuff, but conditions have largely improved over the years and there is a strong sense of community among the people living there. Contrast …
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5 reasons not to take the public transport in Manila

April 23, 2015

Of all the public transport systems that I’ve taken during my travels around the world, the one in Manila has got to be the worst. Please read on to find out more. So, feeling adventurous today, I decided to try out the various modes of public transport in Manila. I took the jeepney and the …
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swimming with whale sharks

April 22, 2015

Instead of going back to Cebu to catch the bus to Oslob, we managed to get a direct ferry from Panglao to Oslob to watch the whale sharks. Oslob does not have a nice beach like Alona, but many tourists flock here to be able to swim with the whale sharks. It costs 1000P for …
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of Chocolate hills and turquoise waters

April 21, 2015

Cebu is located in the Visayas region of the Philippines and it contains many islands, which makes it the perfect beach and diving paradise. Fret not for those who do not know how to dive, you can either enjoy sunbathing by the beach or rent a boat out for island hopping and snorkelling. There are …
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18 things not to miss in the Philippines

March 18, 2015

In preparation for my upcoming Philippines trip, I’ve been doing some reading up and shortlisted the activities that caught my attention. It is not possible to see everything the Philippines has to offer in one trip – and I don’t even suggest that you try. What follows is a selective taste of the country’s highlights: …
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