After a hearty dinner at Lau Pa Sat with my former officemates, we walked around Marina Bay. I never thought we’d walk from One Raffles Place to Fullerton Hotel. Some of you might think it’s silly to walk around that far but we really do not have a choice. The roads were closed since it’s F1 season there. It may be tiring but it was a fun experience. 😀
Yesterday (Christmas day), SEAir surprised everyone with their dancing flight attendants not wearing their usual uniforms. They wore a Santa-inspired dress with a Santa hat. Mark Salling (Puck of Glee) was on that flight from Manila to Caticlan. 😀
After the short dance number by the flight attendants, gifts were given to passengers.
SEAIR offers the fastest flights to Boracay via Caticlan Airport on Panay Island Aklan Province.
Me and Sha were able to experience an overnight stay of One Tagaytay Place courtesy of the hotel. We weren’t really expecting a big room since we were told that we will get to stay in a Deluxe Twin room. We were overwhelmed when we’re told that our room has been upgraded to a one-bedroom suite.
In the whole duration of our trip in Puerto Princesa, we stayed at Pads by Legend Hotels. Pads is situated just beside Legend Hotel and both share the same entrance, same frontdesk and same staff. By the time we arrived in front of the hotel entrance, we were welcomed by festive music while a garland made up of shells were hung around us.
Binondo, Manila’s third district, is also known as Manila’s Chinatown. We just had a photo walk here where our route began a couple or more meters away from the foot of Jones Bridge (just outside Original Savory). We were then welcomed by the picturesque Filipino-Chinese Friendship Arch.
A short visit to the Puerto Princesa City Baywalk is part of our city tour itinerary. The development of the area may be still incomplete but it is a lovely place to stroll around. How I wish we could stay a bit longer here so that we could see more of it.
Plaza Cuartel, located just a few meters away from Immaculate Conception Cathedral, has a dark past. During the World War II, 143 American soldiers were burned inside the tunnel by Japanese soldiers. Eleven soldiers were able to escape from Plaza Cuartel. In 1997, Plaza Cuartel was transformed into a leisure park after it was occupied by the National Police.