Thursday, August 20, 2009

Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa Palawan

Don't ever leave Puerto Princesa if you haven't been to Honda Bay. All-in-one adventure like Island hopping, swimming, snorkeling, diving and even fish feeding. Perfect site for photography as well by capturing the sunrise or sunset across the blue ocean and white sand. Nice!

How to Get there?
There a couple of ways to go to this island. Just ensure to put into mind that both of these options meet at
Barangay Sta. Lourdes Tagbanua

Option 1. Either get a travel agent by just paying them roughly around Php1,500 each person. This includes hotel pick-up, boat rentals, lunch, snorkeling gears and entrance to islands.

Option 2.
Explore the island by yourself by just spending Php1,500 together with your group (max of 8). If you have a very tight budget, the second option will definitely save you from harm.

What's in our backpacks?
1. Sunscreen
2. Money (roughly around Php300 each, if you're a group of 8)
3. Swim wear
4. Extra clothes
5. Cap or umbrella
6. Packed Lunch
7. Camera
8. Snacks and Water
9. Aqua Shoes (optional since you can rent this)
10. Snorkeling set (optional since you can rent this)

How much is the Entrance Fee in each Island?
Unfortunately there are fees to some of the islands. But it won't cost you a fortune don't worry.

Canon (Cowrie) Island - Php25
Pandan Island- Php25
Snake Island - FREE
Starfish Island - Php50
Luli (Lulubog-Lilitaw) Island - Php50
Pambato Coral Reef - Php50
Dos Palmas - Php500 for just 20 to 30mins of stay only

Gears Can be Rented as well:

Mask - Php1000
Snorkel - Php540
Mask Strap - Php250
Handle - Php35
Mouth Piece - Php160
Fins - Php1200
Booties - Php600

Can we stay overnight in these islands?
Dos Palmas is the only one that have rooms for rent. Reservation is need. You may Visit Dos Palmas Island Resort and Spa for more details.

Related Post:
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Itinerary

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Crazy Crepes, Robinsons Galleria

We love Crepes so much that's why we've alotted one space for this yummy treat. Crepe is a simple, do it on your own treat. This is made by pouring batter (mixture of flour, water, egg and milk) in a hot circular pan. After making a "pancake-like" look, take it away from heat and pour whatever treats you like! Different fruits like strawberry, mango, apple or what have you. Put in some syrup like chocolate or vanilla or spread Nutella or peanut butter into it. Sprinkle it with nuts, cereals, choco flakes or chips. After placing whatever ingredients you may desire, top it with whip cream or ice cream and a lot more of fruit tidbits.


Club Tourists recommend Crazy Crepe located in 3rd Level Robinson's Galleria. Just prepare a budget of Php 200 and below to enjoy this. Yummy!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Korea Garden Restaurant, Makati City

You've tried Japanese, Chinese and American Food already, right? Now, try the Korean dish. Korean cuisine is largely based on rice, noodles, tofu, vegetables and meat. One distinct feature about Korean food is their side dishes. An average of 5 side dishes around your table. Not bad for an appetizer huh?

Club Tourists tried Korea Garden located in Jupiter Street in Makati. As we've enter the place, white table sheets with fine table preparation welcomed us. A simple fine dine restaurant for your. But mind you, the price is not that expensive. An average of Php 200 bucks per meal. Great deal right?


(Kalbi Chim)

(Nackchi Bogum)

You may try some of their specialty

Kalbi Chim (Beef Stew) - Php 310
Nackchi Bogum (Spicy Octopus) - Php 295
Chap Chae (Transparent Noodles with PQK and Vegetables) - Php 280
Bibimpob (Hot Mixed Rice) - Php 295

For more information
about Korea Garden Restaurant

Address: 128 Jupiter St., Bel Air Village Makati City
Telephone Numbers: 02-8955443, 02-8963431
Operating Hours: 11am to 2pm for lunch and 5:30pm to 10:30pm for dinner

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Our first stop, is the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport. This is located somewhere in the far north already. Basically in Subic, Pampanga. We've landed in this airport since we've chosen Air Asia as our carrier to Kuala Lumpur. Air Asia's terminal is only located there so we have no choice but to abide.

Travel period from Philippines to Malaysia is around 6 hours. So while in the plane, we've fine tuned our Itineraries to be able to make sure that we will not miss different must see's in the country. Of course, after the "review", we ended up sleeping to make sure that we have the strength to tour Kuala Lumpur.

We checked-in in Bintang Warisan Hotel. The hotel is very accessible to almost anything! Almost 2-3 blocks from our hotel is Pasar Malam Night Market and the Pavilion. We went to the Night Market to get us some "Pasalubong".

Tired and hungry, we wanted to try some Malaysian delicacies. Luckily, we've passed through one hawker in one of the streets going to our hotel. We got the chance to eat in "Nasi Lemak Kukus" (means steamed rice with coconut milk). A full meal with an average of 1RM. Not bad for a tourist with tight budget huh?

We rested early to make sure that we can wake up in the morning for the Batu Cave. Unfortunately, due to some circumstances, we woke up late. hehe! Anyways, we went straight up to Batu Cave. When you're here, you'll be thinking, are we in India already? Lot's of Indians around since this is a place of worship for them. Huge statues of different Hindu gods covered almost the whole place. Mind you, if you plan to travel here, better bring an umbrella and lots of water because the place is very humid. whew!

After taking some shots in Batu Cave, we are very hungry to the extent that we don't know where to eat. Until we've bumped in this resto named - Chicken Rice Shop. Set meals are somewhat cheap and good for 4 persons. Not bad for a 33RM meal.

Next stop is the National Museum. Actually, we went here by an accident. We tried the Hop-Off, Hop-On bus and to our surprise, it costs a fortune! Huwaaaw! Roughly 44RM for 24hour ride in the city. We are expecting that there is some sort of a minimum wage when going to the next hop-off points but unfortunately, once you ride the bus, you're gonna pay the whole rate.

KL Telecommunication Tower (Menara KL) is one of the known tower in KL. When we got their, they have other recreations like Snow village and Zip line.

Sad part in our tour is we haven't got the chance to climb on top of the Petronas Twin Towers. However, we didn't bother to take some shots outside of one of the tallest high riser in the world

On our last day, we ended up going to Sunway Lagoon Theme Park. We like the concept of this park. It's a combination of Splash Island and Enchanted Kingdom. Nice place for the family!

Last stop, Genting Highlands! One unforgettable experience that we had here was we rode the cable car 3 times! whew! At first, it's pretty awesome but eventually you'll be bored in it. Anyways, Genting Highland is a theme park for the family. They have an outdoor and indoor park that can really satisfy whatever adventure you may have. We suggest if you'll come here, better book your room here and have a whole day tour of the place.

Alright. We've described all the things we've done here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Til next time :)