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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market for first timers

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is the most famous and touristy floating market in Thailand. It is located in the province of Ratchaburi which is 80kms west of Bangkok and can be reached in less than 2 hours drive. // read more

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Cruise along the River of Kings – Bangkok, Thailand

In the heart of Thailand’s megalopolis, Bangkok, lies the Chao Praya River a.k.a “The River of Kings”. Cargo vessels and barges, up to this day, thrive this river to bring in produce from the provinces and other products that fuel the industry. Each day thousands of locals use the passenger ferries to get on with their daily commute. With its rich history and significance to Thai’s everyday lives, Chao Praya River is often called the city’s lifeblood. // read more

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Persia Grill – Paranaque City, Philippines

I’m always a big fan of anything spicy, flavorful and fresh. When my palate craves for such, it has to be Greek or Persian! Tonight’s situation is far more serious than cravings. I need comfort. It wasn’t a bad day until I spent 2 hours queuing at the shuttle terminal. // read more

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Nirwana Resort Hotel – Bintan, Indonesia

I don’t know why for some reason, I always make time to celebrate my birthday. I feel like of all the days of the year this is the best time to give in to all my wants and not thinking if it’s even necessary. Oh well, anyway birthdays only come once a year.

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Manna Bakery & Cafe – Paranaque City, Philippines

It’s been a while since I spent quality time with my bff and today’s a rare chance. No third wheeling boyfriend (sorry, Alwin!) or other appointments and it’s a holiday. So for our catching up session, we decided to dine somewhere quiet and comfortable for lengthy talks, serves delicious food and of course, good coffee. If you’re at SM BF, one of the cafes that fits in the criteria is – Manna Bakery & Cafe.

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Bag of Beans Coffee Shop, Restaurant and Bakeshop

Weekends are always best enjoyed with family. Since my sister is home for the weekend we decided to have breakfast in Tagaytay to catch up and bond.

We left our house at 10:30am and reached Tagaytay in an hour and a half via Sta. Rosa road. If you frequent Tagaytay, it’s the average travel time from Sucat/Alabang with little traffic congestion in Sta. Rosa and a quick stop over at a gas station along SLEX. Nonetheless, it was fast. When we reached Tagaytay, it was just in time for lunch. (wait, you thought its breakfast? I did too) // read more

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Puzzle Mansion: Labor of Love and Dedication

So after our lunch at Bag of Beans, next stop is at Puzzle Mansion.

Frankly speaking, upon reaching the venue, the “mansion” part fell below my expectation. I was looking for the typical image of mansion, a grandiose structure or at least close to it. I was even unconvinced that entrance fee is P100 per head. But I did pay anyway. // read more

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Turi Beach Resort Staycation, Batam Indonesia

As an expat in Singapore, I came to love what Singaporeans love to do on weekends – STAYCATION!!! A quick getaway to have some R&R that only took me a 35 minute ferry ride. // read more

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Malacca Weekend Getaway, Malaysia

On one weekend we decided to visit Malacca or ‘Melaka’ in Malay and travelled 3 ½ hours by bus from Singapore to beat the hustle and bustle of city life. Being a UNESCO Heritage Site since 2008, this historical state will take you back in time and give you a mixed taste of Portuguese and Peranakan culture. // read more