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JUMEIRA ROTANA HOTEL DUBAI : A STAYCATION REVIEW

Here are 7 reasons why I enjoyed my 2-night-staycation in Jumeira Rotana Dubai. Accessible location. Conveniently located at the heart of Dubai, Jumeira Rotana is about 16-20 minute-away from Dubai International Airport, 10-minute away from Dubai World Trade Centre and Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), and also a short-distance-away from Dubai Mall and the iconic,…

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WHY STAY IN AL GHURAIR RAYHAAN HOTEL BY ROTANA WHEN IN DUBAI

aIn a cosmopolitan place where describing everything with superlatives is the norm, a highly recommended hotel in Dubai has to step it up a notch with unparalleled hospitality, impeccable service, remarkable facilities, yet pocket-friendly rates that even the most frugal tourist could consider. Dubai for the many, usually means the tallest building in the world,…

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DUBAI : AMWAJ ROTANA JUMEIRAH BEACH

Breathtaking view of Jumeirah Beach from my room at 20th floor of Amwaj Rotana Hotel. It is during the holy month of Ramadan, which usually coincides with summer season in Dubai, that work timings are shortened and huge sale and massive discounts are offered by malls and hotels within the emirate hence, there’s a lot…

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KUALA LUMPUR | OUR 3D2N SOMERSET AMPANG KL EXPERIENCE

Glorious morning view of Malaysia’s capital from the kiddie’s wading pool at 22nd floor of Somerset. “Uncle, can you take us to Somerset, Ampang KL?”  I asked the Chinese-Malaysian taxi cab driver from where I stand in front of Pudu Sentral Bus Station. When I received a nod, I immediately hailed another taxi cab for…

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SINGAPORE | THE ELIZABETH HOTEL EXPERIENCE

Allow me to begin this post by commending the Reception staff of The Elizabeth Hotel in Singapore by the name of Bernard.  That guy needs an applause, a promotion, a salary raise or perhaps, even an award for Best Hotel Service or whatever appropriate title, in my own opinion. Why? Picture this – We had…

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WHY WE ENJOYED QUAYSIDE HOTEL & HALIA RESTAURANT & COFFEE BAR IN MALACCA, MALAYSIA

My wife, Tina & our son, Gabby in Malacca, Malaysia on our second visit, June 21-23, 2013. Our 7-hour-night-trip via bus from Butterworth, Penang to Malacca on our second visit to one of Malaysia’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites was absolutely worth it!  Despite everything (read : haze from Sumatra’s slash and burn farming that greatly…

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IBIS HOTEL SINGAPORE ON BENCOOLEN

For people like us who prioritize location, comfort and price, finding a decent accomodation in one of the most expensive cities like Singapore could be a tough challenge and at times, painful on the pocket.  It’s a well-known fact that rates of hotels in the Lion City could cost you an arm and leg; well,…

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1885 : E&O HOTEL PENANG’S FINE DINING RESTAURANT

Memorable. It was one of our most unforgettable dining experiences ever. We’re eternally grateful! 05/17/13, Friday, Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang, Malaysia. My family and I were fortunately invited by E&O to a 3D2N luxury accomodation at one of the five-123-square-meter-Corner Suites, among its 117 units of 55-square-meter-Superior Suites located at the newly built, Victory Annexe wing (our experience & views on the hotel suites, other F&Bs & facilities …

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE : ESCAPE

*The gorgeous living room *The toilet & bath that looks divine and almost sterile *My wife & son : my love, my life. *We’re grateful for the experience; we’ll cherish the memories! The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is so apt for what we’re having now. For 3 days and 2 nights,…

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OUR FAMILY WEEKEND INDULGENCE AT EASTIN HOTEL PENANG

A priceless scenic ocean view, a fantastic glimpse of Penang Bridge by the window and the warmest greetings on the nicest card welcomed my family and I last Saturday, 23rd March 2013, when we were invited to spend a usual weekend turned extraordinary one in Eastin Hotel Penang. One of the sweetest greeting cards I’ve ever received. Accessibility…

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