The Bangkok Experience

I was dumbfounded by the richness of Thailand’s culture. They really did a good job with keeping their culture until this day.

Our first stop: Jim Thompson House

They have a souvenir shop where you can buy all sorts of products made with silk (scarves, bags, shirts, pouches and many more)Kriscel Go 2013 BKK Thailand-4

This wood was used in the past to transfer intricate designs to silk.Kriscel Go 2013 BKK Thailand-6

We also visited The Grand Palace and Wat Po (the famous Reclining Buddha) by riding the Chao Phraya River Cruise.

This is a good example of a photobomber. Ha haKriscel Go 2013 BKK Thailand-14

Some more shots inside the temple.

Wat Arun from a far.

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Lunch like a royal family at Blue Elephant. Lol

Chicken Curry. Yum! ლ(´ڡ`ლ)Kriscel Go 2013 BKK Thailand-33

Of course, what’s a BKK experience without going to a night market.

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MBK at night.Kriscel Go 2013 BKK Thailand-42

We also checked out the newly opened mall, Terminal 21. It’s a one floor-one concept shopping mall. The concept represents different market streets around the world. Each floor is decorated in to a well-known city streets such as Rome, Tokyo, Japan, Istanbul, etc. The toilets also differs depending on the country they represent—I checked every toilet. Lol

Artsy streets of Bangkok.

I can say, Suvarnabhumi Airport is one of the nicest airports I’ve been to.Kriscel Go 2013 BKK Thailand-44

’Til my next trip. ❤

Haven in the City

Being busy is now part of everybody’s life. But it was never wrong to stop and take a break. Let’s unwind and take a breather. Let’s visit Gardens by the Bay.

The Supertrees Grove.

You can walk around and see many fascinating stuff. Like this “floating” sculpture—Planet by Marc Quinn.

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A close-up of the Canonball Tree.Kriscel Go 2013 Singapore-145

If you don’t have anything to do at night, you really have to stay and wait for the light show (OCBC Garden Rhapsody.) It so surreal.

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You should also visit the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest while waiting for the light show.

FLOWER DOME:

These flowers looks like fairies.Kriscel Go 2013 Singapore-153

This flower is so cool. It’s leaves are grey and only the flowers have a colour. Looks photoshopped  but it’s not.

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CLOUD FOREST:

Btw, it’s cold inside the dome since they are mimicking the Cloud Forest.

If I have to choose between the two domes, I prefer the Cloud Forest just because it’s dope!

For more information about the Gardens by the Bay, visit their official site.

Lazarus Island

My sister bought a coupon to celebrate her birthday on a yacht at a cheap price. So, Riding on a yacht. Let’s crossed that out of my bucket list. And we’re heading to Lazarus Island as part of the package. Lazarus Island is one of the Southern islands in Singapore.

The place is really serene and relaxing.

A panoramic view of the island.

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Panoramic view of Lazarus Island

We had our dinner at the island as well. So it was dark already when we got back. It was quite an experience, an unforgettable one.Kriscel Go 2013 Singapore-170

 

Singapore: Week 2&3 (Food)

 

I compiled the things I’ve eaten during my 2nd and 3rd week here in Singapore.

CHINESE:

Of course, Din Tai Fung. You can’t leave Singapore without eating here. Except if you are from Taiwan.

 

For the weight watchers, Soup Broth Asia offers dishes that is prepared without MSG and they put calorie count in each dish. Try the Yam rice. Yummeh!

JAPANESE:
Tajiyama, a Japanese charcoal grill Yakiniku restaurant. You have to try their Eat-all-you-want Wagyu Beef menu. So good! ❤

Ajisen Ramen

Ichiban Sushi
Chicken Teriyaki with Miso soup + Hot green tea.
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Ramen Play

And some Japanese Soba from Cold Storage.
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THAI:
Absolute Thai at Johor Premium Outlet.

Our food:

WESTERN:
Boston Clam Chowder from The Soup Spoon. They also sell their soups in this handy packs. Just need to re-heat them in microwave or stove.
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High Tea Buffet at House, Barracks & Camp. They have lovely food and interior—very homey and relaxing.

KOREAN:
All-You-Can-Eat Buffet at Seoul Garden


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DESSERT/SWEETS:
Ci Gusta! A gelato and yogurt place located at Anchorpoint Shopping Centre. Their gelato is too sweet for my taste though.

Twelve cupcakes, they offer a lot of flavours. And I heard that this is one of the most popular cupcake shops here in Singapore.

Lao Ban Soya Beancurd is LOVE! The soya just melts in your mouth and the sweetness is just right. Soya goodness!! Kriscel Go 2013 Singapore-60

Singapore: Week 1

My first week in Singapore.

Trying out the famous Chili crab at Crab Party.

Our food:

For Snoopy lovers, you can check out the Charlie Brown Cafe at 313 Somerset.

One of the must-try restaurants here in Singapore is Marché.

Our food:

I also got to try out BBQ party at one of the condominiums here.
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Lunch at Holland Village with a friend. First time to try Nasi Lemak, and it was YUM! Thumbs up for 363 Katong Laksa.

I got to visit the famous Botanic Gardens.

Hello there cute animals!

If you want to feed these lovely creatures, they have a capsule machine that dispenses fish food for S$1. I’m not sure how many I purchased, but I’m sure it’s a lot. Lol

 

Cactus and bonsai area. Weeee

There’s also a possibility that you’ll come across a Monitor Lizard. We’re lucky enough to spot one and it was BIG!Kriscel Go 2013 Singapore-36

Botanic Gardens is big, spent the whole afternoon exploring the place. Quite tiring given the weather is humid. It’s Singapore after all. But this place is lovely. Worth the visit and sweat. Lol

 

Chocolate-y Christmas

It’s the holidays again. Time flies so fast. And here we are, spending Christmas in Bohol. Yey!

Touch down at Tagbilaran Airport!

14 THINGS TO DO IN BOHOL:
1. Visit the Chocolate Hills.

I love how colour-coordinated we are.Kriscel Go 2012 Bohol-22

The locals will ask you to pose on a broomstick. The effect is like you are flying over Chocolate Hills. But I think ours didn’t achieve that. Lol We were laughing the whole time while taking this photo—it was sort of hard because we’re six and we can’t get the right timing to jump together. But we tried our best. Ha haKriscel Go 2012 Bohol-21

2. Visit some Tarsiers at Tarsiers Conservation Area.

Before entering the park, there’s a brief orientation on the Do’s and Don’ts. Kriscel Go 2012 Bohol-13

Remember, no flash photography and keep noise at a minimum.Kriscel Go 2012 Bohol-15

Hello there little fellow!

3. If you like butterflies, you can drop by the Bohol Butterfly Sanctuary.

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You can try out this as well—”I’m a beautiful butterfly” pose. Lol
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A great way to beat the heat is to eat this yummy natural fruit ice cream. Mine was cheese flavoured and it has cheese bits inside. I died! It’s good! For all those cheese lovers out there, you have to try this!
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4. Go on a River Cruise at Loboc River. It also includes native lunch on board.

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6. Say “She sells seashells by the seashore.” Kidding. Check out Nova Shell Museum.

7. Pass by the Blood Compact Commemorative Shrine and the “Shiphaus”, it’s ship looking house that’s owned by a former ship captain. That’s a mouthful of ships. Lol

8. Visit some of the oldest churches in Bohol.

  • Baclayon Church
  • Dauis Church

9. For those who like some adventure, go to Loboc Eco-tourism Adventure Park and try out the zipline and cable car.

10. Another place you can visit is the Hinagdanan Cave.

11. Crossed the Tigbao Hanging bridge.

12. Visit Prony, the world’s biggest and longest native phyton in captivity at Bohol Phyton & Wildlife Park.

13. Eat healthy/organic/fresh food. Dine in Bohol Bee Farm.

The ingredients they serve came from their own garden. Nom! Here are some of the dishes we tried:

Aside from honey products they also sell potted herbs.

 

14. And of course, buy some souvenir shirts.
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WHERE TO STAY:
We stayed at Bohol Beach Club. And the overall experience is quite nice.

Our room:

The beach is also lovely!

They transformed the dining area to be extra special because it’s the Christmas Eve.