Saturday, August 14, 2010

At last, I have visited HK. I would say that it will be better ( I think ) if we visited during the winter. Summer in HK may not be the best time to visit to some as it tends to be very humid and very hot. Although we had our land tour packages I was always exhausted every time we come back to our hotel.

Onboard the United Airlines ( my first time ) we arrived in HK around 9am. We needed to stroll around our hotel because our room was not ready yet. I've seen some picture of my friends taken from Spaghetti House restaurant. There may be some historical / interesting fact about it that I don't know so we thought of trying it. Well, for me it was just OK. I tried their black sauce risotto. The black ink of the squid was used as a sauce and I missed this so much. We have the same dish in the philippines only that we mix it along with some noodle. yum!

Now I understand why friends visiting HK are saying that the hotel rooms there are small. Before I was wondering how small a hotel room can be, but now I understand :) but it was rather cute to me. We stayed at Dorsett Far East hotel. I think it is quite far from the city central.

What I find interesting and lovely in HK is its scenery. You will see a hill and on top of that you'll see a building. Very interesting. Some will just make you wonder how did they build them. For sure there's a lot of things to consider when they putting up those buildings. It's really interesting and it's just really great to see. It's like the collaboration of nature and the modern world.

Buildings are like sticks standing next to each other. It was a breathtaking view up in the air. I once uttered during our trip that HK is like the combination of Singapore and Manila. You'll see a very beautiful building standing tall on one side and you'll find some old and untidy buildings on the other. And that for me makes HK very unique.

Another thing that I loved was that it looks like a giant light bulb. Up in the Victoria Peak you will see the entire city. It was a spectacular view. Very romantic and very charming. I kept thinking is it mandatory in HK to not turn off the lights? :) How much does it cost them? But I'll leave those questions behind (if you know anything, feel free to comment :))

Feng Shui is a big thing in HK. i'll leave the research to you on that but if you have time and money, you may want to visit the JW Jewellery for some jewellery shopping of course. It houses specially crafted jewellery to attract good luck, good health, etc. Don't worry, they have some cheap goodies too. :) around 200 HKD for a bracelet (around 26 USD or 35 SGD) not bad yah?

Let me just say this, visiting HK is very easy ( at least for us in Asia ), but if you want to get the best out of your trip, book a package tour. I'm telling you, it will really help you stroll around HK much easily.

Stick around for more of my HK adventure next week :)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Singapore - Chong Pang Restaurant

It's amazing to know that there are seafood buffet in Singapore. I personally love the one I recently re-visited (been there for I think 2 times).It's the Chong Pang restaurant. First, i recommend this because it is very cheap! 18 SGD for the seafood/hot pot buffet! They are now located in Turf City ( previously they were at Marina Bay). To go there, just alight at the Toa Pa Yoh MRT station and ride the free shuttle going to Turf City.

Chong Pang not only has raw seafood but they have breads, noodles etc. Oh, one more thing, drinks is free flow! What a deal! I sure will come back!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Singapore - National Museum of Singapore

Although I've been staying in Singapore for the last 3 years, I have never visited their National Museum. As usual I am impressed with it. The ambience is very modern with the touch of history. Above is the facade of the museum. It is located in front of SMU (one of the premiere schools in Singapore) You can take the purple and red MRT line in Dhoby Gaut or Bras Basah for Cirle MRT line.

The majestic ceiling of the museum

These are the moving chandelier

indoor camping anyone? :)

you can also eat inside if you go hungry.

I just really love this majestic view inside the museum

the first room that we entered was the fashion house. It has the fashion mostly by the first ladies of Singapore. Inside the room are the quotes from some prestigious people in the fashion world.

Next stop was the film house where you can see the old ways of watching a film. 3 screens are inside and I am just really thankful with the technology as watching a movie on 3 screens was quite frustrating. Every scene jumps from one screen to another.

You will also see some costumes and hair dresses in this film house.

Although I only visited 2 rooms, I am just too excited to visit again. I'd like to see what are the interesting things inside the other rooms in the museum

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Singapore - Flea Market and Chili's

Although some people come to Singapore for high end shopping ( LV, Chanel, Prada, etc ) there are however flea markets such as above where you can buy very cheap used clothing. And take note they are actually branded, such as TopShop, Zara, etc but of course you just have to find a good one for you. The one visited was at Tanglin Mall in orchard, according to my friend, the flea market is open every 1st Saturday and last Saturday of the month.

And if you are hungry after the flea market shopping, indulge in the american style of food at Chilli's. Though quite expensive but I must say that the food is very good. Try their baby back ribs, it tastes really good :) yum!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Try me : pop corn and kiwi day

All I can say is this is the best pop corn I've ever tasted. If there's one near you ( in my case Sentosa, Singapore outside Universal Studios ) I really suggest to rush to buy and try it. It's just ahhh... deliscioso!!! (we bought the medium size and combo of caramel and cheese for SGD 9)

After pop corn, try this Kiwi Snow Ice... I am a big fan of this fruit so when I saw it in the kopitiam, i was just very eager to try and it didnt disappoint me. (this costs you SGD 5.20, I know this is not the cheapest dessert. I was also surprise with the price)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

try me : Big M Choco drink

Since I will not be travelling until July, I thought of posting things that I normally don't go for. I mean, I'd like to try different things, like food, drinks, go to different places just to enjoy what this life can really offer and what is out there.

Today, what i've found is this Big M chocolate drink. I first saw/drink it when i was in australia and i didnt know that it's also available in Singapore. I am such a chocolate lover but of course i'd try the different flavor strawberry.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Universal Studios Singapore

My vacation is officially over.

Unfortunately, I don't have anything to share to you regarding my Philippine trip as I did not really do anything there. But I promise, next time, I will provide some pictures.

Though I don't have pictures when I was in the Philippines, when I was back in Singapore, me and my family went to Universal Studios. I must say, I really really had a great time. I visited some theme park before but never like this. I liked the Mummy returns ride. I didn't know what it was when me and my nephew entered. It was a long walk going to the ride. I really thought that we are just going to sit there and we will just watch a film and the chair will move as we watch the show. But I was wrong. Really wrong. It was like an indoor battlestar galactica. It was really really fun. And the funniest part was before exiting, I didn't know that we had our pictures taken. The result : my eyes were closed and mouth were wide open.