Monthly Archives: October 2013

Cebu Pacific Air 2013 Promo — 3 Pesos Base Fare on Domestic and International Flights

Here’s a very exciting and travel-loving news from Cebu Pacific Air. They are offering three (3) pesos base fare on all Philippines and International destinations.

Cebu Pacific Air 2013 Promo -- 3 Pesos Base Fare on Domestic and  International FlightsCebu Pacific Air 2013 Promo — 3 Pesos Base Fare on Domestic and  International Flights

Isn’t that cool to know and avail?  Smiley

Yes, you heard that right. So, as early as now, better to grab those seats especially if you are planning to travel on these dates between June 01 to September 30, 2014. But of course, you have to be early as a traveling bird to catch this hot seat sale since this is only until November 02, 2013.

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24 Hours In Macau

Macau has been a gambling Mecca for well over a century now. The former Portuguese colony has seen sustained growth in tourism, especially from mainland China, and is now home to some of the world’s most luxurious casinos. The gaming, tourism and hospitality industries make up 50% of Macau’s economy and the region has surpassed Las Vegas as the world’s top casino market. Needless to say, it’s a gambler’s paradise, but there are plenty of other activities on offer. So what should you do if you’ve only got 24 hours?

Let The Hotel Do The Hard Work

If you’ve only got a day in Macau, you don’t want to be faffing around sorting out an itinerary. The Venetian hotel offers its customers a “discover Macau” package, starting at a very reasonable £140, for one night in a suite including breakfast, airport ferry tickets and a half-day tour of Macau. That way you can see the sights, absorb a little culture and then hit the bars and casinos in the evening. All that time you save can be spent brushing up on your gambling skills at sites like Betsson (https://www.betsson.com/en/).

Go For A Stroll

The best way to see the city is to go on a walking tour. Start off at the A-Ma Temple which opens at 7am daily then head north past the arches of the Moorish Barracks, which formerly housed Goan soldiers in the 1870s. Then pop in to the Mandarin’s House, the erstwhile residence of social reformist ZhengGuanying, before going over to the north-east of the city to visit the Jesuit churches, St Lawrence’s and St Joseph’s. Finish off with the Dom Pedro V Theatre and Senado Square.

Senado Square

Senado Square

A Quick Bite

If you’re planning on getting a lot done during the day, you’ll want to take lunch on the run. Sample some of the famous sweet egg tarts, a favorite of the Macanese, and grab some cured beef or fish balls at the various snack shops near St Paul’s. There are more traditionally Asian dishes such as roast duck and noodle dishes on offer at places like Chan Kong Kei and Hung Pun Kei respectively.

Take in The View

For £7 you can go up to the top of the 338-metre high Macau on the southernmost tip of the peninsula and get an amazing view of Macau. If you’re feeling especially brave you can also fork out the £200 fee for the world’s highest bungee jump while you’re there.

Bungee Jumping at Macau

Bungee Jumping at Macau

Window Shopping

A prospering tourism industry means there are plenty of malls to check out. Many of them are attached to some of the swankier casinos, so for something more Macanese, visit the Rua da Felicidade and peruse the restored 19th century shops. From jewellery and food, to curios and snakes, there’s plenty to distract you.

Macau at NightMacau at Night

A Cocktail or Two

After a day’s activity, you’ll likely be in need of a good watering hole. Try the delightful 38 Lounge, located on the 38th floor of the Altira hotel, which offers an impressive array of cocktails, cognacs, single malts and wines, as well as an amazing view.

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Use a freight forwarder to get the cheapest possible air, road and sea freight quotes

When you’re looking for a freight quote at a low price, you should ask yourself some questions before you say yes to anything. First of all, have you actually tried asking for a discount? Secondly, do you know when the cheapest times to deliver cargo are and do you know if a delivery is about to go out with unused cargo space? Thirdly, how many companies do you know of and do you know which ones provide the best service?

air freight

If you can’t answer yes to all of these questions, then it would be worth your while to look for a freight forwarder to find a quote for you. Freight forwarders have connections with lots of different companies and can get discounts and advantages for you that you wouldn’t be able to get on your own. Their first step in getting you a significant discount will be to simply ask for it. Most companies would rather have the extra custom and the chance of beating their competition than the extra money, and a freight forwarder has the power to persuade them. Just tell the freight forwarder what sort of price you are looking for and they will get you the lowest they can.

Whether you’re looking for an air, road or sea freight quote, no company wants to leave cargo space unsold. A freight forwarder will be able to get you discounts on last minute bookings, especially if your load is small, because the companies would rather make a small amount of money from the leftover space than none at all. You can make sure your cargo isn’t going to take up too much space by ensuring any irregular shapes are packed into boxes so that everything fits together nicely without leaving space in between, and all goods are packed tightly with no loose parts.

Freight forwarders have a good knowledge of all the companies they work with so they’ll know when the best times to deliver goods are and what days it is cheapest on. They’ll also know which companies offer the best service to suit your needs. Freight forwarders are a much better choice than price comparison websites because they can negotiate lower prices than what you would originally have been charged whilst matching you up with the best service for you. A price comparison site will only provide you with the lowest official prices, so the service you receive might not be as good as it could be and you won’t necessarily get any discounts out of it.

Use a freight forwarder next time you need a freight quote, whether it’s an air freight, sea freight, or road freight quote, and you’ll find that the cost will be much lower than it would have been beforehand because you’ll have opened yourself up to all sorts of advantages that you would not have been able to get otherwise. There’s no reason why you should pay more than you need to, and a freight forwarder will all the tricks and tips that they know to ensure you do not.

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Just another road trip..

It’s still break time from hospital and school work. So I and some friends decided to see each other and dine out. But as we’d been enjoying the moment together, one of us suggested to have another road trip — a road trip which we don’t specifically know where to go.

Some of the suggestions of our destinations include Tagaytay, Batangas, Pampanga and other provinces nearby. However, there’s one who just remembered that he was asked to canvas for keyboards which his sister will be using. And since we’re already quarter way to our destination, we just suggested him to check online and so he could even save on irig keys at guitar center. He just nodded. But because it’s his mom who asked him to do so, he still did canvas after our road trip.

Anyway, the road trip went great. We brought three (3) cars since we all are 11 in our group. We really enjoyed that day and almost forgot that in a week time, we’ll all be back to school, to the hospital — the reality.

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Tiger Airways Philippines Seat Sale Promo — 50% Off on International and Domestic Flights

Just so timely when I was checking for available flights this coming December 2013 going home, Tiger Airways is offering a 50% off on international and domestic flights.

Tiger Airways Philippines Seat Sale Promo -- 50% Off on International and Domestic FlightsTiger Airways Philippines Seat Sale Promo — 50% Off on International and Domestic Flights

These are the domestic flights which are discounted:

  • Bacolod to Manila and vice versa
  • Cebu to Manila and vice versa
  • Davao to Manila and vice versa
  • Iloilo to Manila and vice versa
  • Kalibo (Boracay) to Clark and vice versa
  • Kalibo (Boracay) to Manila
  • Manila to Puerto Princesa and vice versa
  • Manila to Tacloban

For the international flights with 50% off, here are the following:

  • Manila to Phuket
  • Clark to Singapore
  • Kalibo (Boracay) to Singapore

The travel period for this promo will be between 01 Nov 2013 – 31 Mar 2014 while the selling period is only up until Oct 23 2013 11:59PM, or until seats sell out. So guys, grab your seats now and enjoy your flights!

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