Travelogue Manila: SM Aura Premier, Taguig

Coming from Kuala Lumpur, I can say we have quite a number of shopping malls. But nothing comes close to Manila, where there seems to be one at every corner you turn. Step out from hotel? Mall. Take a jeep down the road? Another mall. So of course I had to stop by one or two during my visit 😀 On N’s birthday, we went … Continue reading Travelogue Manila: SM Aura Premier, Taguig

Travelogue Manila: Rustic Mornings & Marikina (Revisited)

The last time I was in Manila, N brought me to a cosy little place in Marikina called Rustic Mornings. Tucked in a quiet suburb near the Marikina Shoe Museum, the establishment serves great food in a charming ambience surrounded by leafy greens, quirky knick knacks and an artsy mix of vintage and contemporary decor. I liked it so much that on my recent visit, … Continue reading Travelogue Manila: Rustic Mornings & Marikina (Revisited)

Travelogue Manila: Okada Manila – Largest Dancing Fountain In The World + Kiapo Filipino Cuisine

On my recent trip to Manila, N’s family took me to experience the largest dancing fountain in the world at Okada Manila, a five-star resort in the luxury entertainment strip of Paranaque. The mall area with its high ceilings reminded me of Marina Bay Sands in Singapore! 🙂 We arrived just in time for the 6PM show, where crowds were waiting eagerly outdoors for the performance to … Continue reading Travelogue Manila: Okada Manila – Largest Dancing Fountain In The World + Kiapo Filipino Cuisine

Travelogue Manila: Artsy Treasures @ Pinto Art Museum, Antipolo Rizal

Filipinos are an artsy bunch. There’s a lot of pride in the local arts scene, and tremendous effort has been put into preserving the country’s artistic, historical and cultural treasures. The first time I visited the National Art Gallery in Manila, I was blown away by the quality and craftsmanship of Filipino artwork through the ages. I was expecting the same at the Pinto Art … Continue reading Travelogue Manila: Artsy Treasures @ Pinto Art Museum, Antipolo Rizal

Travelogue Manila: Day 1 – Eastwood City and Jollibee Dinners

Finally! I’ve been wanting to blog about my recent trip to Manila since I came back earlier this month, but there was just so much work + backdated Japan stories that I had to put off posting this up. But I digress.   If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll know that this is my third time in Manila – and we all know how the … Continue reading Travelogue Manila: Day 1 – Eastwood City and Jollibee Dinners

I’m Back! Sneak Peek of Manila

Highlight of trip:  It’s been a year since I last had you and I can safely say I satisfied my cravings 101%. smacks lips 😛  I’ve been back in KL for a couple of days, but there were like 100+ emails and so much work to follow up on I haven’t had time to update this space. Lots of things to blog about for your … Continue reading I’m Back! Sneak Peek of Manila

Nadai Fujisoba@ Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

When it comes to Japanese noodles, ramen tends to get more attention – so it’s nice to see a place dedicated to two lesser known (but no less delicious!) counterparts – udon and soba. Like it’s name, Nadai Fujisoba specialises in soba, or buckwheat, noodles. The chain is popular in Japan, but has also made its way to Bonifacio Global City in Metro Manila. Located along High … Continue reading Nadai Fujisoba@ Bonifacio Global City, Taguig