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Travel News | Singapore Airline’s SilverKris Lounge now Open at NAIA Terminal 3

Singapore Airline passengers on the Suites, First Class, Business Class and Club Members flying from NAIA Terminal 3 now has something to look forward to. The SilverKris Lounge is now open. A 450sqm well-defined space with a total of 117 comfortable seats spread out smartly to a living room, gallery and dining spaces. The interior is classy, well-lit and designed to give everyone their own personal space. A touch of creative vibe by chosen modern art from several Filipino artist, gives a nice accent to the walls. True to their aim of a “Home away from home”

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SMUGs Metro Manila 1st Photo Walk in Taal Town Batangas

SMUGs Metro Manila Photo Walk visits a Panutsa Factory in Caysasay
SMUGs Metro Manila Photo Walk visits a Panutsa Factory in Caysasay

The SMUGs Metro Manila had it’s first Photo Walk in Taal Town, Batangas. It’s been two years since I last went to Taal Town. While it is declared as a Heritage Town, two years ago I was disheartened on how it was neglected – the Taal Basilica was dilapidated, the stream along the Sta Lucia Well was flowing with trash and the streets were dirty. Returning with a group of fellow photographers through Smugs Metro Manila, I found renewed hope for this town. The Basilica is being renovated with freshly painted walls, the streets a lot cleaner and alas! The Sta Lucia Well is free of garbage. I also noticed there were a number of tourist coming and going wherein before I think we were the few who was there. Who ever the people in charge of restoring the grandeur of the town, I must commend them.

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Dispatch: Halfway Through Myanmar

View of the Old Bagan during sunrise
View of the Old Bagan during sunrise

I’m currently halfway through my journey in Myanmar and I can say it’s more than I expected it to be. I’m currently in Pyin U Lwin at the north of Mandalay. 3445 ft above sea level, taking the slow train immediately coming from Bagan. The cool clime is a refreshing change from the warm and dusty environs of Bagan. One thing I can say that the country is changing fast, any latest information from 1 year ago or even a few months ago has changed. Anyways I’ll leave you guys with one of the sunrise shots in Bagan which I thought was really a fabulous place.

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Dispatch: AirAsia Philippines 1st Branded A320 Plane Arrived in Clark

AirAsia Philippine's First Branded A320
AirAsia Philippine's First Branded A320

Exciting travel times are ahead for us travelers as Low-cost Carrier giant expands its wings establishing its 13th hub in the Philippines. AirAsia has been in operation in DMIA (Diosdado Macapagal International Airport), Clark for many years now. I even remember having my first international flight via AirAsia to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia from Clark. The difference now, is that AirAsia Philippines is co-owned and operated by Filipinos this time.

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Dispatch: Olympus E-5 at Nagsasa

Olympus E-5 field tested at Nagsasa, Zambales
Olympus E-5 field tested at Nagsasa, Zambales

So I let my little powerhouse Olympus PEN E-PL1 take a rest and take the new Olympus E-5 DSLR out into the wild. It was a fun weekend trip to Nagsasa in San Antonio Zambales and I get to expose this camera to the elements. And all I can say for now is that if you are looking for one rugged DSLR camera that can withstand the outdoors, this one’s it.

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Dispatch: Hopping Around Hong Kong

Hong Kong Disneyland Fireworks
Hong Kong Disneyland Fireworks

I’m currently in Hong Kong since Friday. It is my first time to visit this place and it has been really exciting these past few days. I and a few bloggers, Nina and Oggie were able to go around getting accustomed to the place during our free days, trying out different forms of transportation, getting from one place to another and more importantly trying out some of the best Cantonese Food I’ve ever tasted. Our main reason for coming here is Disneyland Hong Kong, and so far it was a really fun first day here. I’ll be coming back there later before we head back to Manila.