Just a week ago, I was in Kota Kinabalu courtesy of Zest Air and Tourism Malaysia and Fleishman Hillard Philippines. One of the favorite activity we did at our Kota Kinabalu Tour was the trip to Mari Mari Cultural Heritage Village where we had a taste of the Old Sabah culture, taste, feel, sight and sound. FYI: Kota Kinabalu is the capital city of Sabah, Malaysia.
May 10, 2013 is a historic day for Zest Air as they launched three (3) new flight routes to give people more choices to book a cheap plane ticket to any of their chosen destination. New routes included Manila to Kota Kinabalu, Manila to Kuala Lumpur and Manila to Bacolod.
The flight to Kuala Lumpur is actually a relaunch after Zest Air stopped operation from Clark to KL. While the Kota Kinabalu flight from Manila is their first flight to Sabah, and I was super happy to be a part of it. We were flown-in to Kota Kinabalu to and was warmly greeted by the Tourism Malasyia on our arrival. We were taken to our 5 star hotel Pacific Sutera Hotel, just 10 minute away from the airport, a Kota Kinabalu city tour, seafood fest dinner at a floating restaurant Kampung Nelayan, then taken to Kota Kinabalu’s famous beaches like Sapian beach and Manukan beach via private speed boat, then off to the Borneo Reef World where we did some diving, snorkeling and underwater sea walking, then an amazing Malaysian heritage tour by the rain forest Cultural Village Mari Mari. I will tell you more about our wonderful travel adventure at the famous tourist destinations in Kota Kinabalu on my upcoming posts.
Zest Air flies to Manila to KL, Kota Kinabalu, Shanghai, Cebu, Davao, Puerto Princesa, Kalibo (Boracay), Iloilo, Taubiliran, Tacloban, Bacolod, Davao, Cebu and CDO. You can get cheap plane tickets but quality service via Zest Air at www.airasia.com or www.flyzest.com. For up to date info you may follow them at Twitter @flyzest. ZestAir has a strategic partnership with Philippines’ AirAsia.
How about you have you been to Kota Kinabalu?
Stay gorgeous everyone!
I’m sending my love to everyone from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia! I am here for the entire weekend as Zest Air invited me and a couple blogger friends to be a part of their historical inaugural flight to Kota Kinabalu from Manila!
I will tell you all about it later when I am sitting pretty at home. Meanwhile, have a happy weekend ya’all!
Stay gorgeous everyone!
There’s nothing more enticing for a mom like me than to hear that she will be pampered like a queen and leave the family’s accommodation, entertainment and food on them, their treat!
When F1 Hotel Manila said they are going to take my family into a weekend staycation at their hotel, so as to give us a sample of their Freebies for Mommies promo on Mother’s Day (May 12, 2013) I did not hesitate to said yes immediately.
Basically, they want me and my family to have a feel of how staying in F1 Hotel Manila is with regards to accommodation, facility, food, customer service, entertainment and everything else in this re-branded hotel has to offer. They used to be the Best Western Premiere F1 Hotel & Resort when they opened at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig catering to expats and foreign visitors. But now they want to market this hotel as not just for foreign tourist but also an all-Filipino Family friendly hotel. By the way, they are the first hotel to stand at the Global City.
Nyung ha se yo!
Two weeks ago, I was invited by Pop Talk, a TV show at QTV Channel 11, to join them for a trip around three most popular Korean communities in Metro Manila where you can find a bulk of Korean food places and hang-outs and give my opinion about them if the place is Pop or Not. Meaning if I recommend the place or not. This episode will be aired tomorrow, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 10PM at QTV11 Philippine free channel.
So, as not to preempt the show, I will just give you the highlights of our “Little Korea in Metro Manila” field trip. We went to three key Korean communities namely:
I was with the host Tonypet Gaba, with actress Chynna Ortaleza and our resident Korean Eugene Cho . In this collage pic you can also see Joanna the executive producer.
In my previous post, I gave you a glimpse of Solaire Resorts & Casino, the first establishment to open in the Entertainment City in the Philippines located along Manila Bay in Pasay. I had my so-called OOTD shot in almost every nook and cranny of the place just to tease you and make you all want to go visit the place.
Well, now I give you a much detailed tour of Solaire. Let’s start with the entrance with the huge and remarable chandelier on display that made me fall in love with the place at first sight.
Each time I visit a new place, I try my best to see almost everything there is to see. This is mostly true in a place where there’s beautiful architecture, interior decoration, furnishing , structure, fixtures, painting, and what not, I can’t stop but become trigger happy and take a shot of everything I could. With each photograph taken of every nook and cranny comes a wish, a wish that I can stay in such a gorgeous place as long as I live!
While most kids are excited for Christmastime, I am excited about summertime. I just love immersing myself on sun, sea, sand and sweet summer sky! I don’t mind the heat and the brightness around me especially when I am in the beach!
I think, I have and am having my most epic summer this 2013. Since March 2013 started I’ve been to three summer outings already. First was a spur of the moment visit to Banana Beach in Davao when I was there for a “work” trip, then I was back again at my birthday beach Lingayen Beach in Pangasinan this Holy Week , then at Malayan Plaza Hotel for a staycation summer reunion with my best friends forever for more than 20 years already and there are upcoming summer trips in the next coming weeks! If you don’t call that epic I don’t know what it is!
This one piece swimsuit from SM Ladies Fashion brand Coco Cabana has been worn thrice already from all that three trips!
I’m still in Pangasinan as I write this post but it looks like I will be back again in May 1, 2013. Why? Well I just learned that Pangasinan will be celebrating their yearly feast in the province differently, the Pangasinan Pitay Dagat 2013 expect fo the first time dragon boat racing, kayak and speed boat exhibit!
How about you have you witnessed this feast before?
Stay gorgeous everyone!
You may want to read about my Lingayen Beach trip and Razalan Beach operated by Vanj Padilla