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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

FOOD: PAUL French Bakery Restaurant

PAUL continues to be a family owned company  built on the foundations of time- honoured production methods passed down through five generations. A commitment shared in more than 25 countries today with PAUL bakery in London, Washington, Dubai & Tokyo. In 2012, PAUL open its first bakery here in Singapore. Paul also opened recently back in my country located @ SM Aura in Philippines.

I was able to try PAUL last Christmas Eve after getting my 13th month pay (LOL!) I know prices here were quite stiff so I need to be prepared. Here's how our experience with PAUL went out. Enjoy this food blog post everyone & Happy New Year.

PAUL French Bakery Restaurant
Le restaurant du boulanger

Christmas 2013

Sharing with you guys how I celebrated my christmas holiday of 2013 here is Singapore with my friends & colleagues. Hope you guys had a blast as well on this year end celebration. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to everyone.

Coffee Night @ Robert Timms Orchard.

Sunday, 29 December 2013

FOOD: Satay by the Bay

Enjoy sumptuous feast if succulent, freshly grilled meat on skewers while surrounded by lush greenery before a beautiful waterfront. Choose from eight satay- serving pushcarts as well as a variety of other local delicacies such as BBQ chicken wings, chicken rice, popiah & more. Indulge a little further with a premium selection of the seafood & steamboat options.

We had on year-end dinner in this place for the cable billing team with my colleagues from Starhub. We were totally satisfied with this best venue to have our mini dinner celebrations & you should definitely try it yourself.

Having 2 thumbs up for this great steamboat discovery.

Friday, 27 December 2013

K Box Cineleisure Orchard

Christmas is the most awaited season to celebrate life & thanksgiving for the Messiah was born. As the whole world celebrates, Christmas Day will always be the busiest & memorable for me. So I'm sharing with you a great place to celebrate this festive season.

K Box Cineleisure Orchard offers 88 stylishly designed guest rooms, comprising of part, large, medium & small sized rooms. It includes wide screen TV, wireless microphone, KOD System (Karaoke on Demand), buffet session & in-room service call.

K Box launched it's first outlet in August 2002 as an extremely high benchmark for family karaoke entertainment in SG. K Box operates the largest chain of karaoke outlets with strategic locations throughout Singapore. They provide high quality service & an interactive entertainment for all patrons.

Buffet Session available.

Friday, 20 December 2013

FOOD: Cedele Paragon

Looking for a perfect christmas dinner with friends or family? Then this spot is one place to consider. 
Cedele in Paragon will be one sure hot for the whole group as it offers variety of food options from appetiser to dessert. Its located strategically along the isle of Paragon Shopping Mall. I've discovered this place as one close friend of mine is working here. After trying it out, I will definitely recommend it for everyone to try. Advance Merry Christmas to everyone.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

INSTAGRAM OCTOBER 2013

"To break the rules, you must first master them."

That's how I sum up my October experience based on what life has taught me. I exceeded my personal expectations & soared higher that what I believed in for the past 24 years of existence. I conquered many cities, explored the infinity of friendship & realized what life has to offer beyond thoughts of my mind.

Hope you'll enjoy this photo diary filled of food entries, friendship memories & above all life experiences captured in amazing photos posted in my Instagram account. Live life to its fullest everyone.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Zouk Out 2013


Welcome to Zouk Out 2013!
Tonight will be the biggest party of Asia if not in the world happening here in Singapore.
There will be full line-up including some of the best music makers in the planet like Zedd, Cyber Japan Dancers, Solomun, Seth Troxler, Martin Solveig, Lee Foss & Anabel Englund, Alesso & many others.

Watch out for my full Zouk Out 2013 blog post soon. Work hard & Party hard to all!

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

INSTAGRAM SEPTEMBER 2013

Wake me up when September ends, that's how I can sum up my September 2013 experience. It was indeed a thrilling experience & too much memories that these photo diary need not to have any captions at all for they all shouting its captivated memories on friends, travel, love & lifetime amazing moments.

Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching. Enjoy the rest of 2013 and always aim high & hit the mark. At the end of the day, life will give it back to you depending on the effort you have given to achieve whatever this earth can offer. More Instagram photo diaries to be posted so watch out for my blog post. Thanks everyone. =) 

Friday, 6 December 2013

Gadeno Pizza & Steak

Any travel wouldn't be complete without having a try of local cuisines & randomly trying some infamous food spots around the place & get lost with the tastiest food offerings that your taste buds will surely gets hooked up with.

Gardeno Pizza & Steak is one humble place I can recommend located at Nagoya Hill in Batam, Indonesia. Not really sure is its a chain of restaurants here but the foods are definitely worth a try. They offer simple & clean cut menu ranging from rice, pasta & steak options for everyone to enjoy.

It comes with a spacious area & numerous staff to attend your needs. Quite surprised though that it's a free smoking area inside the restaurant & having an English speaking staff will be quite challenging. But over-all experience in terms of food quality, customer service level & budget wise, this place is a must-try food haven & enjoy more to life through good food.

Indonesian Seafood Rice.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Novotel Batam Indonesia

Novotel Batam Indonesia is a place worth staying & a value for money hotel. Everyone would love to have a convenient & affordable staycation and for that Novotel is one place I would recommend to all wanderlast souls out there.

We were supposed to have our stay at Turi Beach in Batam but due to some time constraints, we had some last minute hotel booking via Agoda.com & bumped into this hotel with good offers in terms of their room price & excellent review from the web. We never had a second thought to spent a night in Indonesia here.

Arriving at around 9AM, we were advised of the early check in by 11AM, so we headed our way to their cafe to grab a cup of coffee. Next thing we did was to stroll around the hotel vicinity & guess what, we had some great Indonesia lunch & heavenly massage for the hitel location is strategically located near commercial & tourist spots area.

Upon check-in, I am personally impressed the hotel's interior, service & over-all experience. I can definitely say this hotel made a good impression considering all the hotels I've been to in Asia.

So the next time you decide to take a relaxing weeked getaway to Batam, head your way up to Novotel Batam Indonesia & experience more of what it can offer you.
Novotel Batam Main Entrance.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

INSTAGRAM AUGUST 2013

The month of August will be an unforgettable journey that marks a higher maturity level & view points in life.

This month was spent well connecting back with people that matters a lot to me. Celebrating birthdays, little success & simply forgetting life's demand over bottle of beers with friends were such memories worth remembering.

I also had a lot of first try this month including some highlight is this photo diary via Instagram: Arab Street, Wine & Cheese celebration, Adventure Cove, Annual Marathon & a whole lot more.

So hope you guys enjoy this photo diary in showcasing how awesome life can be. Remember that your life unfolds in proportion to your COURAGE!

Beng-Beng Hazelnut from Indonesia.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

USS Halloween Horror Nights 2013

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Singapore is one of the most anticipated year end event in the island of Singapore. Imagine the whole theme park to be totally transformed into some kind of frightening & nerve wrecking designs & architectural genius all in one purpose- to let you scream and feel the spirit of halloween night. 

I got lucky to be with bunch of outgoing colleagues from Starhub who where all ready to yell out of their lungs & try all the horror booth without hesitation at all. 

Halloween Horror Nights event highlight including their much awaited Haunted Attractions: Adrift,
Songs of Death, House No. 13 Possessions, Attack of Vampires, Convention of Curses & Forbidden Forest.

Ticket prices range from $68 (General Admission) & $60 (Early Bird Rate). 
But if you don't have money issue, then better purchase the VIP express ticket as you will expect long qeue especially to those who don't have talent with patience.  Over-all experience was superb even though the ticket was a little pricey to be honest. But if you're up to the experience and more memories to cherish, this event is definitely a must try.

Also watch out for my video blog entry for this USS Halloween Horror Night 2013 experience.

Revenge of the Mummy.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Bali Tropikal Spa

Any travel escapade wouldn't be complete without having a soothing & refreshing whole body massage unique in a country of your visit. Considering the high cost of typical body massage in Singapore, most of us will go hunting for the best massage place and good enough I found one in Batam, Indonesia.

Tropikal Body Massage is strategically located righy in front of Novotel Batam Hotel. The place is just a walking distance away from the hotel main entrance. We were lucky enough to find this massage haven after having a satisfying Indonesian Lunch in a nearby restaurant. 

We came in and treated first class with staff. Offered with some hot tea, we were given the massage manual to quick view of their service offer. We were stuck on choosing between the Tropical Balinese or Javanese Massage. We ended up trying the Balinese massage for a price of 
RP 268,000 upon recommendation of the receptionist. It is a combination of aromatherapy with the choice of Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Grapefruit or Eucalyptus 100% Essential Oil.

Essential Oils & Organic inspired Tropikal Body Massage.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

A DAY IN THAILAND

Imagine to be in a place for a day leaving all your worries & just simply enjoy the day of travelling and conquering the busy streets of Bangkok. I was lucky enough to experience this unplanned journey when I visited Cambodia & for some reasons I just decided to be here before heading back to Singapore.

I wasn't able to catch my flight in Phnom Penh International Airport from Siam Reap so my only choice was to travel 6 hours by land to Thailand from Siam Reap via Poipet- Aranya Prathet border crossing. It seemed to be forever travelling not until I reached Thailand where I realised it was indeed worth a travel experience.

Thailand never fails to impress me with what their city can offer to all the tourists. From their genuine smile, luscious Pad Thai, quick street market shopping & simply going around Siam Centre will be one great experience for everyone.

Travel is rebellion in its purest form... We follow our heart. We free ourselves of labels. We lose control willingly. We trade a role for reality. We love the unfamiliar. We trust strangers. We only own what we carry. We search for better questions., not answers. We truly graduate. We, sometimes, never choose to come back.

Siam Ocean World

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Batam Indonesia 2013 Video Blog

Want to have a short vacation away from the hustle & bustle of Singapore's busy lifestyle? Then have a short vacation in Batam Island, Indonesia just a 40 min distance away via ferry ride & you will never miss out the excitement, fun & adventure this humble island could offer you. So here's a video of how we did enjoy our Batam trip & some exciting itineraries for you to consider from food tripping to island hopping. Wishing more travel experience for everyone =)



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Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Rawon Setan Surabaya Restaurant

One of the best restaurant that I tried in Indonesia will be this food haven called Rawon Setan Surabaya Restaurant. Famous for their local delicacies, this restaurant offers authentic Indonesian menu items to complete your Batam experience. Make sure to always try local food whenever you travel to know or simply drop at any popular spots in town & drop by for a meal. Here are some photos of our food experience.

Chicken marinated in special loca flavours served with fresh greens & chili sauce.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

CAMBODIA VS. THAILAND VIDEO BLOG 2013

Travelling in two countries in one itinerary will always be an awesome journey to experience. I went to Cambodia last October and booked my flight a night before my flight. I got a big check off my bucket list when I finally visited the majestic Angkor Wat. After all the great food & temple hopping experience in Cambodia, one unexpected surprise changed my route going to Bangkok, Thailand instead of coming back to Singapore. A long land travel from Cambodian boundary on a flooded highway to reach the Kingdom of Thailand & spent an afternoon loitering around Siam Centre in Bangkok before heading home was one big memorable experience I will cherish forever.

video

My next travel itinerary will be Hongkong & Macau so watch out for more video blogs soon as I'm planning to document nightlife in Lang Kwai Fong & bungee jump one of a kind experience in Macau Tower.



Monday, 4 November 2013

TOP 10 MUST-KNOW IN CAMBODIA

Explore CAMBODIA with me!
Cambodia known as the Kingdom of Cambodia is popular for the monumental temple of Angkor Wat.
Nestled between rice paddies and stretched along the Siem Reap River, the provincial capital of SIam Reap City serves as the gateway to the millennium-old ruins of the Angkorian-era Khmer Empire.

Designated a World heritage Site by UNESCO, the Angkor Archaeological Park, encompasses dozens of temple ruins including Bayon, Ta Prohm and the legendary Angkor Wat whose artistic and archaeological significance and visual impact put it in a class with the Pyramids, Machu Pichu and the Taj Mahal.

Siem Reap town is where you will probably stay during your visit. The area has been receiving foreign visitors to the temples for more than 120 years. The town is actually a cluster of old villages, which originally developed around individual pagodas, and was later overlain with a French colonial-era centre. Siem Reap offers a wide range of hotels, including several 4 and 5- star hotels, dozens of mid- range places and plenty of budget guesthouses, as well as an amazing variety of restaurants, lots of shopping opportunities and a vibrant nightlife.

Often missed are the many opportunities to experience traditional Cambodia: boat trips on the great Tonle Sap Lake to villages and the bird sanctuary, craft shops and silk farms, road tours through rice-paddy countryside to distant temples and beyond...


ANGKOR WAT

There are dozens of temple ruins in the Siem Reap area, many if the most significant within the Angkor Archaeological Park just north of the city, others further afield. The temples vary in importance, interest
and condition and are spread over a large area, often kilometres  apart. In order to get the most of your temple visit, it is best to prepare at least a preliminary itinerary.

Any itinerary should include the legendary Angkor Wat & Bayon. These two temple ruins offer the most spectacular and unique examples of Angkorian art and as architecture. On the road trip to Bayon, you will also see the South Gate of Angkor Thom and other minor ruins. As it is within walking distance of Bayon, even the briefest visit can usually include central Angkor Thom with its artistically interesting terraces and massive "temple-mountains," Baphuon and Phimeanakas.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

TOP 10 DESTINATIONS SINGAPORE

Singapore has been my second home since I started working here way back in June 2011. There will always be something new to try & more places to visit despite it's small land area. One night while I was browsing my old photo albums, I decided to create a blog post to compile my most memorable & should I say picturesque shots that I had during my whole stay in this wonderful city. Once you have the chance to visit "The Lion City", make sure to visit this places that I will be sharing & I will tell you it's definitely worth it!

MERLION PARK (MARINA BAY)

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Bangkok Pad Thai Restaurant

Everyone loves Thai food especially when its authentic, fresh & eating right from the city where it originated. Listed at No. 5 on World's most delicious food, this stir fried rice noodle dish is a must- try in Bangkok. It is commonly served as a street food & at casual local eateries in Thailand. So for all the Pad Thai lovers out there, here's one secret restaurant I discovered in Thailand where they offer one of the best Pad Thai I have ever tasted so far.

Pad Thai from a local eatery in the busy street of Bangkok.

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Nando's Restoran

Finally I had a taste of this talked about Nando's Restoran in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. They actually do have an outlet here in Singapore but comparing SGD to RM price range, I bet you would prefer to try it in Malaysia. What makes Nando's Restoran special is that their chickens are marinated for 24 hours in its secret sauce until the flavour goes right through the bone. They're then flame-grilled and basted in your choice of Nando's Peri- Peri sauce. The result is ultimate perfection.

The have this what you call as the PERI-Ometer where you can choose your heat (spice level) before you eat. This varies from Lemon & Herb, Mild, Hot & Extra Hot Peri-Peri. They also have platters to share that is perfect for groups - sharing is what Nando's is all about (Meal, Full & Jumbo Platter). You can also make it as meal with their various sides options (chips, coleslaw, potato wedges, corn-on-the-cob, garlic bread, spicy rice & mediterranean rice & grilled vegetables).

With it's great customer service, relaxed ambience & practical price range, you should have a try of Nando's Restoran when you visit JB Sentral. We spent a total of RM 160.00 not bad for 4 person sharing (around $16/head).

Mild Peri-Peri Grilled Chicken (Jumbo Platter) RM 53.00

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

TOP 10 MUST-TRY IN VIETNAM

Take a fresh approach to Vietnam with these Top 10 must try in Vietnam from irresistible walks and tours down to the best food in town to show you the best way to link the sights and taking you beyond the beaten tourist track. Once you visit Vietnam, this Top 10 guide will definitely make your experience in Vietnam unforgettable.

Vietnam is a free (no-visa-needed) country. Just bring along your passport, ticket plus guide & you're good to go.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Baphuon Temple Cambodia

Cambodia has a special place in my heart. I went here due to some personal dilemmas that I needed to escape out of Singapore. For travelling never fails to refresh my mind & give me new ideas in liffe. Anyhow, here's the third part of my Cambodia trip last month. This blog post is all about my half day tour to what I call "Temple Run" popularly known as the Baphuon Temple. 

Angkor Thom: Large temple- mountain in Angkor Thom. Recently re-opened after an extensive and troubled restoration. The project began in the early 1970s with archaeologist dismantling much it, but abandoned in 1975 due ti war. The records were lost during the war years, leaving an enormous rock jigsaw puzzle. The restoration was restarted in the 1990s and the temple finally reopened just last year. Note the unique animal carvings at the walkway entrance. Similar carvings are visible on West Mebon. Also note the impressively large reclining Buddha on the west side, which was added to the temple in the 16th century.

The Temple Run.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Ta Prohm Angkor Cambodia

Ta Prohm is a sprawling monasteric complex that is only partially cleared of jungle over-growth. Intentionally left partially unrestored, massive fig & silk- cotton tress grow from the towers and corridors offering a "jungle atmosphere" and some of the best "tree-in-temple" photo opportunities at Angkor. Unfortunately, massive numbers of visitors and the recent installation of wooden walkways are detracting some from the "jungle atmosphere."

Ta Phrom is still well worth an extended exploration of its dark corridors and open plazas. This temple was one of Jayavarman VII's first major temple projects. Ta Prohm was dedicated to his mother. (Preah Khan, built shortly after Ta Prohm in the same general style, was dedicated to Jayavarman VII's father.) Ta Prohm was originally constructed as a Buddhist monastery and was enormously wealthy in its time, boasting of control over 3000 villages, thousnads of support staff and vast stores of jewels and gold. Of the monastic complex style temples, Ta Prohm is a superior exmaple and should e included in almost any temple itinerary.

The entrance gate to the temple of Ta Prohm.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Angkor Wat Cambodia

This is one big check for the things I need to do before I die. To be in Cambodia & witness Angkor Wat right with your naked eyes is such a fulfilling dream anyone can experience. Considered to be world's largest religious monument, Angkor Wat is a must see place & definitely worth visiting for. In this blog post, I will share more details of my travel experience, preparation, budget & itineraries to help everyone make the best of your Cambodia's infamous Angkor Wat one of a kind experience. Here we go.

Angkor literally means "Capital City" or "Holy City". In its modern usage, "Angkor" has come to refer to the capital city of the Khmer Empire that existed in the area of Cambodia. It represents the pinnacle of the ancient Khmer architecture, art and civilisation.

There are dozens of temple ruins in the Siam Reap area, many of the most significant within the Angkor Archaeological Park just north of the city, others further afield. The temples vary in importance, interest & condition and are spread over a large area, often kilometres apart. Your itinerary should depend largely on the length of your visit and your level of interest, though some ruins are must-sees. Any itinerary should definitely include the legendary Angkor Wat.

Angkor Wat is visually, architecturally and artistically breathtaking. It is a massive three tiered pyramid crowned by five lotus-like towers rising 65 metres from ground level. Angkor Wat is the centerpiece of any visit to the temples of Angkor. 

Friday, 11 October 2013

FOOD: XI SHUA SHUA RESTAURANT

Dreams really do come true if you will only continue to strive & never give up on it. One of my dream destination is the country of Cambodia. Finally, I conquered this country & can't wait to witness the infamous Angkor Wat. We arrived at Phnom Penh International Airport & went straight to the bus terminal going to Siem Reap. Since we arrived early, we had some early food hunting and came by
this restaurant to have a taste of Cambodian food offering.

Xi Shua Shua Restaurant offers modern Cambodian food cuisine that includes traditional Asian rice & noodles food selection. We had a taste of their grilled chicken rice & Phnom Penh Noodle Soup. They also offer Dimsam, sticky rice, chicken porridge & American breakfast menu.

The service was excellent & they offer quality & great tasting food items. If you ever visit Cambodia, have a try of this food haven to experience the best of life through good food.

Cambodian Dining Set-up.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Grapevine Cafe Bar & Restaurant

It's been a long time since my last blog post way back on my series of Vietnam travel & food escapade.
I've been through some major life events yet as what they say, you will always go back to where your heart belongs to. Now let me share with you this cozy place for chilling out while here in Singapore.

Grapevine Cafe Bar & Restaurant is a place that can be seen if you are travelling along Serangoon Road. It is a nice place to chill out & the cafe has a nice ambience to it. The price of the food & alcohol are quite high but still affordable. With good service & good company, you will surely enjoy this place & will make it a good night.  

Variety of shots to choose from.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Bi Saigon Hotel & Restaurant

Bi Saigon Hotel & Restaurant ia a traditional Vietnamese restaurant offering great views of Saigon's busy street & urban lifestyle. The staff are friendly & helpful, even if their English isn't spot-on. Happily, it has an English- language menu & offers favourites like spring rolls (cha gio), fresh seafood, stir fried noodles, fried rice, and caramelised meat in a clay pot.

Refreshing Coconut milkshake.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Gia Vien Hotel Vietnam

When visiting Ho Chi Minh City, you'll feel right at home at Gia Vien Hotel, which offers quality accommodation and great service. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 0 Km away, and it normally takes about 35 minutes to reach the airport. Also within easy reach are Delta Adventure Tours, Mekong Tours, Pham Ngu Lao street (backpack).

At Gia Vien Hotel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are business center, concierge, laundry service/dry cleaning, elevator, 24hr room service.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Gia Vien Hotel.

175/4-6 Pham Ngu Lao Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 01, District 1 - Pham Ngu Lao / Tay Balo, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 70000 (click here)

Sunday, 25 August 2013

FOOD: Barbecue Garden

 Welcome to Barbecue Garden! Barbecue Garden specialises in a unique mixture of Vietnamese & International barbecue recipes. Each of the restaurants is designed to offer a natural environment filled with the delicious smells of Asian barbecue while being in the heart of Saigon.

During the day, you can discover a relaxing & exotic atmosphere with exceptional cuisine. BBQ Garden offers free Wi-Fi, and you may be tempted by their fresh fruit smoothies, delicious ice cream, or simply just a cup of coffee. Dining at BBQ Garden in the evening allows you to connect with the exotic aromas, relaxing ambience & chill-out music.

135A Nam Ky Khoi Nghia District 1
Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 
Open Everyday 11AM-11PM

Saturday, 24 August 2013

War Remnants Museum Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City: War Remnants. This place is all about the Old Saigon's downtown District 1 and gives a glimpse into the former capital's wartime past through the atmospheric stroll in War Remnant Museum.

Walk north up Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street to Vo Van Tan Street and turn left to fins at No. 28 the War Remnants Museum. (Bao Tang Chung Tich Chien Tranh; 28 Vo Van Tan Street; tel: 08-3930 2112; daily 7.30AM-noon, 1:30- 5PM; charge), set in the former headquarters of the US Information Services. You need a strong stomach as the museum comes to grips with the nastier aspects of Vietnam's recent history, such as human embryos in jars & pictures of deformed children, depicting the effectiveness of the defoliant Agent Orange, gory photographs of war mutilations and a guillotine used for decapitating agitators of the 1920s riot.

One of the exhibition halls, entitled REQUIEM, holds works of photographers from many countries who died in war conflicts in Indochina. Outside in the forecourt, there is an impressive array of military hardware, including tanks, a helicopter and a fighter jet. Although, a visit here is likely to be distressing, it is a sobering reminder of the heavy toll of war.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

VIETNAM FOOD & TRAVEL VIDEO BLOG

21 st-century Vietnam is thriving economically and as a tourist destination thanks to freedoms introduced over the past two decades. Visitors are flocking to Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi & other vibrant coastal cities to explore this country with its infamous history, diverse culture and modern dynamism.

FOOD & DRINK 

The essence of Vietnamese cuisine is the pursuit of perfect harmony and balance among the five essential flavours: sweet, sour, savoury, spicy and bitter. This balance may be achieved within a single dish or through an entire banquet, but the experience is always memorable.


Watch the full video here.

Friday, 16 August 2013

FOOD: Ben Dinh Restaurant

Ben Dinh Restaurant is one of the best authentic Vietnamese restaurant in tried in Ho Chi Minh City. This food haven is located near Cu Chi Tunnel and they serve fresh & organic food menus to satisfy everyone's appetite for Asian food. Foods are so simple yet so precise in terms of taste & consistency. This restaurant is a must-try, with view overlooking Vietnam River & enjoying good food with friends or families. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Adventure Cove Waterpark Singapore

Promising endless splashes of fun, Adventure Cove Water park is an aquatic adventure park with something for everyone. Feel the adrenaline rush as you zoom down thrilling waterside such as Southeast Asia's first hydro-magnetic coaster. Chill out with friends at Bluwater Bay wave pool, or grab a tube and journey down Adventure River, passing through 14 stunning scenes including a tropical jungle garden and a grotto inhabited by whimsical sea creatures. Snorkel over a colourful coral reef with 20,000 friendly fish or wade amongst dozens of rays as you touch their velvety wings, For a day of wet and wild fun in the sun, come and experience it all at Adventure Cove Waterpark.

One-day pass (non-peak) for adult is around $29 & for child is $20. The One Day Pass charges are based on the chosen date of visit. For peak and non-peak dates, please click (here).

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Silver Creek City Resort Vietnam

Silver Creek City Resort is a luxurious resort hotel surrounded by landscaped gardens. It is ideally situated in the junction connects Saigon with provinces, just 12 km from Tan Son Nhat International Airport and 15 km from the city centre, close to many international businesses and leisure attractions.

Silver Creek City Resort has 50 extremely  spacious guest rooms & suites, all of which are decorated in a European style & feature luxury bathrooms. All rooms feature an interactive TV system, DVD player & complimentary wireless internet access. Suite room also has a private balcony with views over the pool or the countryside surrounding Saigon river.

Alternatively, guests can benefit from 24-hour room service. The resort has a food and beverage outlet for guests, and the Bino Restaurant all-day dining restaurant featuring great American, Asian and Chinese menu.

Business centre is including the Golden Hall up to 650 guests for banquet and wedding and Silver Hall for meeting & conference. Leisure facilities at the Silver Creek City Resort include a beautiful outdoor swimming pool surrounded by Osaka green trees with Poolside bar. There is also a well-equipped fitness centre, tennis court & karaoke room. The classical styled Spa offers a range of treatments, includes a sauna and a steam room.



Thursday, 8 August 2013

FOOD: Wine Connection Bar & Bistro

A wine bar located in the heart of Singapore. Discover value for money menu paired with extensive selection of wines to enjoy. This particular bar is tucked behind the shopping malls of Orchard Road
but must not be missed.

Wine connection is a great place for wine experience that is value for money in a city that is notoriously expensive when it comes to wine. Enjoy wine and food that are very good & prices that are among the best value in Singapore.

The location is simple but the atmosphere is really good. I can highly to try & visit Wine Connection just off Orchard Road. Wine connection is a safe choice. It's not going to blow your mind, but for a regular hang-out, it's a worthy option.

Wine Connection Bar & Bistro - Cuppage Terrace

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

INSTAGRAM JULY 2013

Another awesome month of July had passed & I'm grateful for all the blessings of travel, friends, work & food escapade that flooded my Instagram account. Hope you enjoy once again my Instagram July 2013 blog post & remember Life is too short not to enjoy so continue to dream & don't stop believing.

Good things come to those who wait or those who are willing to get up & get shit done.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Cu Chi Tunnel Vietnam

The tunnels of Cu Chi was the holy revolutionary base of Military Region Committee Saigon-Gia Dinh Command of Cu Chi District Party Committee and all Cu Chi People, where was also a versatile battle formation to front enemy and to contribute significantly to task of enemy fighting and national unity.

Located about 70 km (44 miles) to the northwest of HCMC, the Cu Chi tunnels are one of Vietnam's proudest patriotic shrines and achievements during the Vietnam War. From these hiding places, Viet Cong were able to spring devastating surprise attacks on their enemies. In fact, by the mid- 1960's, it is believed that over 200 km (124 miles) of tunnels laced the region around Cu Chi. The tunnels run up to 10m (33 ft) deep, each with a breadth of between 0.5 to 1m (11/2 to 3ft), and stacked up to three levels.  The top tier could support the weight of a 50-tonne tank, with the middle layer, could withstand moderate mortar attacks. The lowest level will virtually impregnable. Located at the end of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, and straddling both Highway 1 and the Saigon River, the tunnels were of vital strategic importance. 

In coming to Ho Chi Minh city, visit Cu Chi Underground Tunnel, to understand how was the long - during fight of hardship, to properly comprehended the profound aspiration: loving of peace, independent, happy and warm well-fed permanently. 

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

FOOD: Cafe Fresco

Vietnam has seen an explosion of new coffee shops oriented towards foreign visitors & affluent locals in the last few years. Most of the action in this new cafe scene is in HCMC, with significant development  also in Hanoi. That being said, coffee shop like Cafe Alfresco should certainly not be ignored.

Located in walking distance from Saigon Square & frequented by locals, this cosy safe has lots of sitting nooks surrounded by very relaxing ambience perfect for enjoying that cup of coffee. Service might be slow but friendly. Cafe Fresco has a menu that includes western favourites like burgers, pasta & pizza. There's also free wifi. Make sure to try this once you visit HCMC.

Monday, 29 July 2013

VIETNAM JULY 2013

I just came from my 3-day tour in Ho Chi Minh with friends and I can't wait to share some of blog worth photos I had taken in the culture rich city of Saigon. I will be posting comprehensive blog post soon on top tourist spot & must visit restaurants & coffee shop around the city. Just can't wait for another travel experience of my life for in the next couple of months, we will be in Hanoi-Cambodia-Bangkok destination. That will be one awesome escapade to lool forward to. Enjoy the photo diaries my dear blog readers.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Travel's Note

It's been a stressful & busy week that I didn't notice i got no more blog post to share at all. Well it's been a habit for me to post something & to sum up my last thoughts before this day ends, I just wanna share with all these photo compilation of my travel escapades since I started to realize that life is all about travelling and exploring the world. I'll be out of Singapore for a short asian invation so watch out for my upcoming blog post. Happy weekend everyone.


Monday, 22 July 2013

FOOD: Astons Express

When it comes to steak, one of the best place to try when you're in Singapore is to try Astons Express. Try their best selling Chargrill Chicken with mushroom sauce for only $7.50. It comes with 2 choices of side dishes for free (Baked Potato, BBQ Beans, Corn on the Cob, French Fries, Garden Veggies, Mac & Cheese, Mashed Potato, Onion Rings, Potato Wedged & Plain Rice). That's value for money.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

DADA FAB | LOOKBOOK

LOOKBOOK is my fashion diary. It is a collection of photographs compiled to show off a model, photographer, a style, or stylist or a clothing line. Usually, bloggers will "model" fashionable looks for that month or season. This give viewers ideas on how to style outfits, or to show what the latest fashions are. It is an especially popular term for fashion bloggers.

Currently I have a total of 75 looks posted since I started in 2011, including 164 Fans, 2,693 Karma & 159 Comments, not bad at all. This website is like my portfolio aside from my personal blog where you can also see every time I'm posting new looks. So here are some of my hyped looks I just wanna share to all of you.


Monday, 15 July 2013

THREE SOME Video Blog

video

Here's another video blog I just finished editing called "Three Some" featuring my two lovely friends
Jizelle & Tracy. It's a collaboration of friendship, fun & fashion combined in a video blog under the rhythm of the song In My Arms by Tocadisco Mix Edit. Enjoy the video clip & watch out for more 
video post soon on my blog.

Friday, 12 July 2013

FOOD: The Loft

Are you a Pancake or waffle lover? Well let me share with you my latest discovery. The Loft Pancakes and Waffles, a cafe housed in a beautifully - modernised shop house located in the heart of Chinatown. Seated on cozy sofas in the cafe overlooking the hustle & bustle of Chinatown, The Loft Pancakes and Waffles is ideal for a comfortable getaway from the busyness of the city. The modern & cozy interior accompanied with soft lights, comfy sofas & friendly staff leads the guests to a relaxing experience.

Blueberry Pancake

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

INSTAGRAM JUNE 2013

The month of June is typical of time where I will randomly surprise myself with impossibilties & travel escapades. This month highlight was my homecoming experience back to Philippines as being so memorable & awesome vacation escapade I had so far. So hope you will enjoy this month Instagram comilations for June 2013 as I continue to capture best moments of my life through inspiring photos & likeable photos for eveyone to enjoy & be inspired too.