Travel must-haves

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After traveling for years, I already have my staple travel gear. I’ve blogged them numerous times before, but here’s a short list of the basics for first time travelers.

Good, sturdy luggage
Not all travelers are backpackers, and though I travel mainly with a backpack, there are times when I have to bring out the big bags.

Muji Hard Carry Case Luggage – Made of durable and lightweight polycarbonate, this travel case provides supreme comfort with its 360-degree turning wheels and an adjustable carry bag to fit any height.

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Category: Preparation

Touring Changi Airport

One of the things I’ve always loved about going to Singapore is Changi Airport. In all my trips there since 2000, I’ve mostly used Terminals 1 and 2. When I last flew out of Singapore prior to my trip last July, there were wooden board all around Terminal 1. Renovations of the terminal have already started then, and this year, the transformation was completed.

To say it was impressive is a gross understatement. It was freaking AMAZING.
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Category: Destination, Singapore

Muji’s new Smart Travel items

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I’ve always loved and lauded Muji’s travel items, so I’m delighted to find out that they’re expanding their range of travel items. Among their new products, my wish list/to-buy includes:

Shrink Wrap Shirt. A shirt that’s meant to be worn wrinkled. I like that. No need to worry about creases in your clothes from packing haphazardly hours before your flight. Even better, it folds into a compact bundle that you can squeeze into your bag.
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Going behind the scenes of Saltimbanco in Manila

The circus is back in town! Cirque du Soleil is back in Manila with their longest running show, Saltimbanco. Unlike last year’s Varekai, this show does not come with the Grand Chapiteau; the show is held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

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Rehearsing the bungee

Though I did get invited to watch during the opening night, it was the invitation to watch the performers rehearse and tour the backstage.
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Holiday mode at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa

They said that when you want something and keep thinking about it, the universe gives you what you’re asking for. It was the fourth week of May, and I just realized just how big a commitment I signed on when I agreed to do PHL360°. I needed to take a break, at least for a while. Then came an e-mail bearing the best news.

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Aerial shot of Rasa Sentosa courtesy of the hotel

“Would you like to spend 4 days and 3 nights at any Shangri-La property around the world?” I’m paraphrasing, but basically, that was the content of the email. I was beside myself with joy, and I had to read the email several times, going through each word with care, to be certain that I did read it right the first time. I did, and I was now faced with a tough decision to make: which Shangri-La property?
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