A Weekend at the Rock: Corregidor, Philippines.

Image © Mike Aquino, licensed to Manila walking tour artist Carlos Celdran is, once again, teaming up with Sun Cruises to re-introduce the island fortress of Corregidor to travelers with a weekend to spare. I ventured forth myself a while back (check out our Corregidor tour for images of how it went down) and loved it. The World War II Japanese invasion and the American reconquest may have wiped the tight-knit Corregidor community from the face of the earth, but the buildings remain to remind us of the world this island once knew, and lost. Is it all … [...]

A Month for Love at Four Seasons Jakarta.

Poolside at the Four Seasons Jakarta. Image © Four Seasons. Used with permission. The guys at Four Seasons Jakarta are pulling out all the stops for an awesome Chinese New Year/Valentine’s Month . Here are a few promos that they’ve got planned for their guests: Valentine’s Bliss at the Spa is a 90 minute-massage for two, followed by a sensual bath together with your love. A red wine and neroli bath will be drawn for the lucky couple, combined with a few drops of grape and orange bath oils. Finally, the bed will be sprayed with rose water to make for the ultimate climax for a night of love! The Valentine Bliss package is only available from February 13 to 21, for Rp 1.190.000 ++ per couple. Call (021) 252 3456 … [...]

Which Singapore Hotels to Book? Part III

Even if you are visiting Singapore on business, the trip need not cost a bomb.  There are many hotels along parts of Singapore which are still “near” to the Central Business District. Hotels along Beach Road in Singapore, for example, is only a few minutes from the Central Business District!  There are also roads like Jalan Besar, Serangoon Road etc., which are all a few minutes away.  Some of the hotels along these roads are going for less than S$100 per room night.  Travel time from these roads to the CBD shouldn’t be more than 10 – 15mins by cab, and there are MRT (train) stations which will bring you into and from the CBD for no more than a few Singapore dollars too. If you want further savings, consider hotels along the roads like Geylang or even Joo Chiat.  For example… [...]