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Singapore is close to my heart because this is the second country I’ve been since I started traveling. It’s also Gwen’s first international trip when she was 7 months old. Singapore makes an impact right after you step out of the plane. They really mean it when Singapore Changi Airport is recognized as one of the most awarded airport in the world. On my next visit, I plan to explore the airport so I’ll allow plenty of time before my flight.

Nature & Gardens Terminal 3 Transit - Worlds first Butterfly Garden in an airport

Nature & Gardens Terminal 3 Transit – Worlds first Butterfly Garden in an airport

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Tiger Airways now flies from Kalibo to Singapore

Just last month, we were able to fly to Laoag from Manila, thanks to Tiger Airways’ seat sale. I’m glad that Filipino travelers will have plenty of airline options to choose from.

Known as the leading and most trusted value-for-money carrier in Southesast Asia, Tiger Airways Philippines will make its formal debut in the skies beginning July 10, 2013.

“Tiger Airways is the leading airline and travel partner connecting people across Asia Pacific. It is a distinguished regional brand that differentiates itself in terms of safety and reliability,” says newly-appointed president and chief executive officer (CEO) Ms. Olive Ramos.

Committed to bringing its customers its brand of friendly, high-quality service,  and excellent standards of security,  Tiger Airways Philippines promises to make travel around Asia more enjoyable.

Currently, Tiger Airways flies to Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong from Manila and Clark. Locally, it serves travelers going to Laoag, Bacolod, Kalibo, Cebu, Iloilo Tacloban and Puerto Princesa.

Next month, Tiger Airways will add another feather to its cap when it marks a milestone – the Kalibo and Singapore route, the first and only airline to offer such route.

“We embrace the simple belief that travel is about bringing people closer to their dreams and about enabling great experiences, and memories,” adds Ramos.

The new Tiger Airways Philippines will offer great value and seamless experience. Together with the Filipino personnel’s warm and hospitable traits, the airline will be “the one to beat” in the coming years, she adds.

The birth of Tiger Airways Philippines brings along with it the technology and business savvy of Tiger Airways as it offers travelers greater accessibility to the rest of Southeast Asia. It does not only commit to high performance standards and innovation, it also confident about keeping its venture more sustainable for stakeholders.

Tiger Air embodies a ‘can-do’ and respectful spirit, according to Ramos. “We will continuously pursue for roaring excellence. We are going to be the airline of choice!”

For more details log on to www.tigerairways.com.

A walking video tour of Makansutra Gluttons Bay, Singapore

En route to Marina Bay Sands, we found out that Helix Bridge was closed because of a celebration that day. So we took a detour to the nearest taxi stand and we found ourselves savoring the atmosphere and feasting our eyes on gustatory delights of Makansutra Gluttons Bay.

Makansutra Gluttons Bay, Singapore

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Off to Garden City

We’ll be leaving tomorrow to see the lush greens and smell the fresh air of Garden City that is Singapore.

photo taken on our last visit, December 2006

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All set for our first family travel

I can’t contain my excitement, the three of us will fly in 2 months! You see, I booked tickets to Singapore when Cebu Pacific had their Labor Day sale. Tickets are still expensive at around Php 11,000 for round-trip tickets for two but I’m just using the money refunded because of my canceled tickets to South Korea last January since I just gave birth. We can leave Gwen at my in-laws but Jeff suggested that we bring Gwen with us to Singapore.

I immediately completed her requirements to get a passport and luckily, DFA passport application for infants was a breeze. It’s like the stars are aligned for Gwen to travel this young. And what’s even great is that our friend, Eric, is willing to adopt us in their home for free. We also don’t have to worry about Gwen’s sterilizer, crib and stroller because Eric also has a baby boy. This is such a blessing since we’re still recovering from our expenses from our Hong Kong trip.

I hope that we’ll be able to survive our 5-day SG vacation, of course, I won’t make an itinerary this time. Because I just want it to be easy for Gwen. When she’s old enough and can appreciate these things, I might plan for holidays to Majorca. I just told Jeff that we have to visit Universal Studios Singapore and I’ll be okay. On the other hand, he wants to explore an island in Singapore called Pulau Ubin. Sounds great, and our itinerary must not include shopping places because it’s the Great Singapore Sale during that time, haha…

Universal Studios Singapore in Resorts World Sentosa now open

Universal Studios Singapore (Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa Island, Singapore) – Universal Studios Singapore finally opened its doors to the public, news reported that tickets were sold out fast after it went on sale on Wednesday. The clamor for Universal Studios Singapore tickets will not be expected to die down as people are willing to wait for hours and days just to get in. However, the management advised them to email Universal Studios Singapore reservations department instead.

Universal Studios Singapore

Also see the video of Universal Studios Singapore opening below…

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Singapore’s EntrePass and Employment Pass

Planning to seek greener pastures and explore career opportunities in Singapore? Well, I also considered this option a few years back and tried sending applications online. I got some offers before but the salary is not enough to compensate the homesickness I will be experiencing once I’m there. I visited Singapore 4 years ago and I enjoyed my vacation, a clean and safe country to live in, no wonder most of my batchmates from Mapua are there to work. Jeff and I are still considering working in Singapore because of the encouragement we get from friends. They can help us look for a job in Singapore or refer us to their employers and once we’re hired, we are eligible for an Employment Pass. If we can’t get a job but we have money to start a business in Singapore, then we can apply for an EntrePass. Puzzled about the difference between the two, I made my own research for future reference in case we push through with our plans of relocating in Singapore.

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