COUNTRY: PHILIPPINES

Siargao Island From Above

Sun, sea, and sand. Home to over 7,000 islands, the Philippines is absolute heaven for those who love to be one with nature. With hundreds of beaches to choose from, you’re sure to be spoilt for choice in the Pearl of the Orient. But the country’s surfing capital holds something…

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Asia in Solitude

We all know Asia to be the vibrant continent that it is, filled with a harmonious blend of different cultures and religion. Asia is teeming with energy and life wherever you go, from Mongolia all the way to Indonesia. Every country that you visit has its own unique culture to…

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Southeast Asia’s Most Underrated Treasures

Southeast Asia is home to some of the world’s most beautiful places to visit. There’s bustling Bangkok in the ‘Land of Smiles’; old Town Hoi An in Vietnam; as well as the white sand beaches of Boracay in the Philippines. But those are just three of the hundreds of ravishing…

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Short Break: Philippines

CEBU Cebu, the most densely populated island in the Philippines and second only to Luzon in economic importance, is a culturally rich destination. Cebu became a trading port in 1521, and expanded with the arrival of the Spanish. Dubbed the ‘queen of the south’, it is the oldest city in…

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Islands Off The Beaten Track in Southeast Asia

One of the advantages of being in Singapore is the relatively easy access to thousands of tropical islands around the Southeast Asian region. As more and more visitors head to popular resort islands like Bali and Koh Samui, other lesser-known islands in the region are drawing visitors who prefer to…

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Why You Should Hike in the Philippines

Rich historical culture; delicious local cuisine; authentic Filipino hospitality; breathtaking nature; and great adventures – The Philippines has it all. When travellers think of the Philippines, the first thing that comes to mind would most probably be its 7,107 islands, the beautiful white-sand beaches and its crystal clear waters –…

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Sinulog Festival, Philippines

Solemn, yet festive. That is how most people would describe the Sinulog Festival in the Philippines. Sinulog, also known as the Sinulog-Santo Nino Festival, is a traditional celebration that happens every year on the third Sunday of January. Celebrated in Cebu City, situated in the Visayas region, catholic devotees come…

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Picturesque Charms

Bohol’s eco treasures feature scenic waterfalls and the bucolic charms of the Visayas region Located in the central Visayas region of the Philippines, Bohol consists of the island itself together with 75 other minor surrounding islands. For its relatively small size, Bohol has a lot to offer: white sand beaches…

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Discover UNESCO’s World Heritage sites: Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

This week we are featuring some of our favourite UNESCO Heritage sites from around the world. To start off this week we are featuring a natural site located straight out of Asia from the UNESCO’S World Heritage List! 80 kilometres north of the Puerto Princesa city center on the island…

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Durian: Is It Really The King of Fruits?

‘Tastes like heaven; smells like hell’ – this is how most people would describe durian, the ‘king of fruits’.  The durian war still continues until today with people either absolutely loving the fruit or despising it with a passion. Durians are so notorious for its smell that it is banned…

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5 Most Scenic Hikes in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is home to some of the most beautiful mountains in the world with absolutely stunning views. This is your curated (short, but sweet) list of hikes for you to embark on your next travel adventure. These picturesque hikes in the Southeast Asian region will leave you feeling like…

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The Truth Behind the Whale Shark Industry in Oslob

Whale shark watching is something you will probably find in a large number of tourists’ bucket lists. Swimming with these gentle creatures and basking in all their glory right in their natural habitat – who could refuse? But is their ‘natural habitat’ all that natural to begin with?    …

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5 Places You Simply Cannot Miss While in Bohol

Situated in the Visayas region, Philippines, Bohol boasts majestic sights, picturesque beaches and diverse wildlife. Here are 5 places you have to visit in Bohol. 1. The Chocolate Hills The Chocolate Hills are probably the most popular destination in all of Bohol. Close to 1700 symmetrical hills varnish the vast…

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