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IN PHOTOS: Touring the Singapore of 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Sep 23, 2018 - 3:00 PM

See the chapel where Colin married Araminta, walk on the same steps as Eleanor Young, eat at the same restaurant as Rachel and Peik Lin, and more – all without having to be crazy, rich, or even Asian.

Holy Week 2018: Where to pray Stations of the Cross in Bicol

Mar 25, 2018 - 2:01 PM

For those who are Bicol-bound this Holy Week, here are tourist destinations that also serve as venue for Stations of the Cross and other traditions

MOUNTAIN HOTEL TURNED NATURE PARK: MAYON SKYLINE. Every year, devotees gather at the Mayon Skyline. Photo courtesy of Ian Diaño

5 activities to do with your doggo in the Year of the Dog

Feb 17, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Bork if you love dogs!

Things to do with your kids: Pre-holiday festivities

Nov 28, 2017 - 10:20 AM

Check out this list of activities you can do with your kids to make every bonding moment special

Budget guide: 3 days in Beijing

Aug 06, 2017 - 9:45 PM

Planning a trip to Beijing? This writer traveled to see the Great Wall and Forbidden City – on a budget

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Going glamping? Here's a beginner's guide

Mar 18, 2017 - 4:52 PM

The mix of luxury and camping makes every glamping experience new and refreshing Here s what you should know before trying it out

DOG'S LIFE. Pets are free to roam in the premises and take a break too

Near and around Metro Manila, go on these fun, romantic dates

Feb 12, 2017 - 9:46 PM

Want to go a romantic date but can’t go too far from the metro? Here are some ideas

TIME TOGETHER. From city walks to spa dates like here at Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa, there are many possible romantic dates. Photo by Claudine Callanta

Budget guide: 6 things to do in Yunnan, China

Jan 08, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Looking to explore China outside of Shanghai Nanjing and Beijing? Here are the beautiful history rich attractions you can see in Yunnan

YUNNAN. There are many things to see and do in and around Yunnan. The Stone Forest, pictured above, is just a bus ride away. All photos by Joshua Berida

Catch 'Hi-5 Fairytale Live' at Resorts World Manila this month

Dec 11, 2016 - 7:00 AM

The theatrical presentation of the Australian children s program will come to life at the Newport Performing Arts Theater from December 16 to 18

24 hours in Bohol

Nov 01, 2016 - 8:54 PM

Make the most out of your Bohol stay with this itinerary for exploring the island

Photo by Joshua Berida

Budget guide: Day trip to Macau

Oct 15, 2016 - 12:19 PM

Explore Macau s streets casinos and tourist sights without breaking the bank

New Zealand, stunning bucket list destination: 18 breathtaking photos

Oct 01, 2016 - 12:07 PM

Bucket list worthy experiences in one of the most beautiful countries on earth

Experience Antique: Guide to 7 adventures from the mountains to the sea

Sep 14, 2016 - 6:57 PM

Where can you find the Hidden Rice Terraces see the Rafflesia flower in bloom go whitewater river kayaking and more? Here s why you need to visit Antique soon

Kawa Bath in Tibiao. Photo by Gael Hilotin

QC launches new tourism campaign – details here

Sep 05, 2016 - 9:18 PM

Mayor Herbert Bautista unveils Quezon City s new tourism slogan website and activity maps

Photo courtesy of the Quezon City Tourism Department

[Where I've Been] Magic hour at mesmerizing Lake Holon

May 25, 2016 - 8:54 PM

It isn t easy to get there but once you arrive you are rewarded with serenity and peace at beautiful Lake Holon

MAGIC HOUR. Incredible view at Lake Holon. Photo by Louie Lapat

[Where I've Been] For this traveler, PH's Manjuyod Sandbar is 'Maldives of the Philippines'

May 21, 2016 - 11:27 AM

Canadian traveler Christian LeBlanc shares this featured photo and shares more about this beautiful stretch of sand a boat ride away from Dumaguete

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Breathtaking Siargao: Awesome things to see and do

May 15, 2016 - 7:37 PM

Go island hopping explore the caves and beaches and more

ONE OF A KIND. A stingless jellyfish at Sohoton Cove National Park. Photo by Jefferson Balon

Budget itinerary: 5 Days in Singapore for P9,500

May 14, 2016 - 8:32 PM

There s something for everyone to enjoy in Singapore Here are a few budget tips and tricks from Ligaya Solera

[Where I've Been] Canyoneering in Alegria, Cebu

May 14, 2016 - 6:02 PM

In Alegria adventure awaits More about where is stunning photo was taken in the words of traveler Rachel Lim

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8 things to see, do in island getaway, Saipan

May 02, 2016 - 2:43 PM

PAL has announced new direct flights to Saipan Here we explore its famous sights and various activities for tourists Go diving watch the sunset or plan your second honeymoon in Saipan an island just a few hours away from Manila

Photo courtesy of Marianas Visitors Authority

Beautiful Bicol: What you can see, eat, and do

Apr 09, 2016 - 2:09 PM

Find out how you can hike the hills of Quitinday swim with the fish in Matnog feast at Bicol s restaurants and more

Subic Beach. Photo via Dennis Ruiz

Discovering another side to disarming Dumaguete

Mar 10, 2016 - 5:29 PM

Colorful Buglasan festival peaceful Silliman University placid beaches and a look at the city s growing art scene

Estudio Damgo's pyramid floats offshore at Silliman Beach

A Pinoy's guide for planning a trip to the Scottish Highlands

Feb 06, 2016 - 8:27 PM

Let the Scottish Highlands – its sights songs stories and spirit delight your eyes touch your soul and fill your heart to bursting

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12 best memories of my time in the Philippines

Feb 06, 2016 - 4:13 PM

Once you visit some places in the world you get a feeling whether you’ll return to them or not But the Philippines is one place I ll always go back to writes English traveler Tommy Walker

All photos provided by Tommy Walker

Soul-searching trip to Nagsasa Cove, beauty from disaster

Jan 24, 2016 - 6:41 PM

Nagsasa shows that there can be something beautiful after a disaster – new beginnings new hopes and new reasons to fall in love again

 All photos provided by Chrisley Ann Hinayas

El Nido, Palawan: Tips for the budget traveler

Jan 20, 2016 - 9:16 PM

Traveler Mark Villaflor and his wife Camille have packed up and moved to El Nido Palawan Here are his top tips for your budget trip to the beautiful island paradise

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The sights and sounds of Wonderfruit, a rising music and arts festival in Thailand

Jan 19, 2016 - 5:29 PM

Or how you can still have a blast while being part of a change making event Let’s take a look in photos and videos at what makes this festival stand out

ENPHERIA. This dreamlike chill out spot designed by Zieght was lit by pulsing lights, which was strangely relaxing.

First time in Cebu? Locals share awesome things to do in 24 hours

Jan 16, 2016 - 2:25 PM

Visit Cebu s famous beaches go stargazing eat like a king Locals talk about what they would do if they had just 24 hours in Cebu

LOOK AROUND. Instagram user @massab posts this beautiful photo while exploring Tumalog Falls in Oslob. Photo from Instagram/@massab

Quirky, wonderful sights in Indonesia

Jan 03, 2016 - 6:12 PM

Dinosaurs laminated cadavers a giant taxidermy exhibit – you can find all these and more in Indonesia

10 reasons why Florence is your next Christmas trip

Dec 31, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Magical Christmas lights beauty and history at every corner and divine coffee are just some reasons why Florence is a great destination for the holidays

CHRISTMAS CITY. Florence is resplendent in its Christmas decor glory. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

These 7 places in PH shine bright and beautiful every Christmas

Dec 14, 2015 - 11:35 AM

Staying in the city or looking to travel this Christmas? Take a look at these magical destinations that shine bright during the holidays in the Philippines

CHRISTMAS IN PH. Where will you be this holiday season? Photo courtesy of Naga Smiles to the World Facebook page

IN PHOTOS: Touring the new SM Seaside City Cebu, PH 3rd biggest mall

Nov 27, 2015 - 11:27 AM

Have a peek at the shops food court and ice skating rink in Cebu s newest destination

SM SEASIDE CITY CEBU. Cebu's newest mall is the 3rd biggest in the Philippines. Photo by Sionee Lagman

Why Nepal should be part of your travel bucket list

Nov 07, 2015 - 12:44 PM

Nepal will amaze and inspire – whether you’re a hardcore backpacker or a leisure traveler craving for a different experience

Tacurong, the city of goodwill (and great eats!)

Nov 07, 2015 - 10:34 AM

My recent visit to the City of Goodwill brought me to places where locals usually dine Let s take a look at these great eats as well as the beautiful locations

FESTIVITIES. Participants wear colorful costumes during the Talakudong 2015 streetdancing competition. Photo by Ping Zerrudo

Serenity and mindfulness in Kyoto, Japan

Nov 01, 2015 - 8:41 PM

I a student of mindfulness finally found a moment of inner peace amidst all the chaos of the world

Touring Davao Oriental's Subangan Museum

Nov 01, 2015 - 9:45 AM

From an exhibit the bones of a 53 foot whale to its various displays Subangan Museum shows off many aspects of Davao Oriental

DAVOR. A 20 metric ton sperm whale is the museum's center of attraction. Photo by Henrylito D. Tacio/Rappler.com

Biliran: The beautiful province you haven't discovered yet

Sep 26, 2015 - 8:47 AM

It’s the perfect place to take in the rough beauty of the mountains waterfalls beaches and rice terraces

PICTURESQUE. Even driving along lets you see the sunset. In the distance are Capiñahan and Dalutan islands.

How beautiful Miagao captured my heart

Sep 17, 2015 - 9:49 PM

For me Miagao is just a bit more special for beyond the quiet facade it has unexpected eclectic delights to offer

Singapore off the beaten track: 9 things to do, places to visit

Aug 23, 2015 - 9:53 PM

There’s more to Singapore beyond the gleaming buildings downtown or its enormous shopping malls Let s take a look at just a few other offerings from the diverse beautiful city state

IN PHOTOS: The wonders of beautiful Lake Holon

Aug 18, 2015 - 3:53 PM

Magical moments happen at peaceful serene Lake Holon

Local fishermen usually sells Tilapia to tourists and trekkers staying at the Lake.

#SG50: First time in Singapore? 12 places to visit

Aug 09, 2015 - 9:42 PM

Planning your first trip to Singapore? Here s a list of must visit locations with prices and travel information

#SG50: Around Singapore in 16 dishes

Aug 04, 2015 - 9:24 PM

From iconic eats like the Hainanese chicken rice and bak kut teh to new dishes from Singapore s talented chefs there s something for everyone in the Lion City

What to expect at KidZania, where learning and playtime meet

Jul 30, 2015 - 5:22 PM

When your child enters KidZania he is entering a world that operates in KidZos and is governed by KidZania laws What will you see when you visit? Read on to find out

PRACTICE. Holy smokes! Kids actually get to put out a 'real' fire. Photo by Pam Basa Siao

DIY guide to planning a Bali vacation

Jul 18, 2015 - 12:39 PM

There s no doubt Bali has become touristy but the real thing is still there waiting to be discovered by those who make the effort In the end you get out of your Bali holiday exactly what you put into it

Sunset at Tanah Lot

IN PHOTOS: Which of these 5 Palawan destinations will you visit next?

Jul 11, 2015 - 12:08 PM

El Nido Coron San Vicente Taytay Puerto Princesa – what s next on your Palawan itinerary?

BLUE, GRAY, AND GREEN. Breathtaking view from Matinloc Shrine, El Nido. Photo by Rhea Claire Madarang

Ban lifted on photos during White House tours

Jul 02, 2015 - 11:36 AM

Photography is now encouraged

epa04827129 A woman takes a picture of the Blue Room during a tour of the White House, in Washington, DC, USA, 01 July 2015. The White House has lifted a longstanding ban on camera and photo ban on public tours - a ban that had been in place over 40 years. Video cameras, cameras with detachable lenses, tablets, tripods, monopods, camera sticks and flash photography are still not permitted on White House tours. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Breathtaking Nagsasa Cove, beauty from destruction

Jun 28, 2015 - 4:57 PM

Over 20 years ago Mt Pinatubo spewed out dark clouds of ash that fell on Nagsasa Cove Today Nagsasa s shoreline is a beautiful beach now a popular tourist attraction particularly for campers

THE BEST VIEW. Wake up and trek early in the morning to get a sweeping view of Nagsasa

Baragatan Festival, a wonderful time to visit Palawan

Jun 22, 2015 - 9:19 PM

Every year in the two weeks leading up to Palawan’s Foundation Day all the municipalities of Palawan gather at the capital to showcase the best of their locations

EXTREME ADVENTURE. After the Underground River tour, take the 800-meter zipline across the sea, from the hill down to the beach

Peaceful adventure: Stand-up paddleboarding in Bohol

Jun 20, 2015 - 1:15 PM

Beautiful views gentle movement a sense of peace and serenity

Things to Do June 7-11

Jun 07, 2015 - 3:07 PM

We round up this week s events in the metro