The Wonders of Singapore: Gardens by The Bay, Temples, Wild Life, and Universal Studios

Summer time usually means the time to unwind. Seasielle and her family (mother&sister) truly knew how to spend their vacation. They all went to Singapore together with some of their relatives for 8 days (April 21-28,2018), though they didn’t really count the 8th day since it was already the time to bid farewell to SG.

The highlight: Plane ride brought to you by Singapore Airlines for only Php 9,900+ back and forth with meal including travel tax. (Now, this was what super sale means)

21st of April:

Their group, consists of 10 adults plus 2 kids, arrived at Terminal 2 of Changi Airport around 8 in the evening; and they immediately rented a router. For Public Transport: It was an easy one to find a ride especially an airport taxi since it was waiting within the premises. Past 8 in the evening, they arrived at Tai Hoe Hotel (Seasielle and her family paid Php 36,600 for the said accommodation good for 8 days). The location of the said hotel is in-front of a mall, and just a walking distance going to Mustafa (a store where you can buy everything you need at the lowest possible price).

About the Hotel: The room they got was below average when it comes to cleanliness, and space, but an average one for location, and staff friendliness.

22nd of April:

This was the day they went to Gardens by The Bay. They bought their tickets online for Cloud Forest which includes an entrance for Flower Dome as well at 912 in Philippine Peso. For groups who have an elderly or people with special needs, a wheelchair is available at the information center for rent.

Highlights: The Tram Ride which really gave the group a tour of what to see, and what to expect within the premises. For Cloud Forest, it was The Waterfalls inside whilst in Flower Dome, it was the tea cup that really captures Seasielle’s interest.

23rd of April:

The group were divided since the six adults plus two kids went to Singapore Zoo, and Night Safari; whilst Seasielle together with her family (since they were all adults) went to Haw Par Villa, China Town, and Lucky Plaza Mall.

Highlights: Ten Courts of Hell which can be found in Haw Par Villa (free entrance); The sculpted designs of Buddha Tooth Relic Temple (free entrance); and the lowest bargain price of goods in Lucky Plaza Mall.

24th of April:

The day where Reality turned into a Magical World: Universal Studios. The whole group bought their tickets online specifically with Klook and they only got it for 2,666 in Philippine Peso. They spent their whole day there [from opening (10:00 in the morning) until closing (6:30 in the evening)], and went to Lau Pa Sat, which is known for good food, to eat dinner (this one is a must try).

Highlights: The Water World Show; Characters Meet and Greet, and shows as well; and the rides (Puss In Boots Giant Journey, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, Canopy Flyer, Transformers, and Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase).

Note: Include Universal Studios Singapore in your itinerary and you won’t regret it. Also, wheelchairs strollers, and scooters can be rented at the entrance of the said amusement park.

25th of April:

Where Art meets Science: Welcome to Art Science Museum Singapore. Benedict Cumberbatch aka Dr. Strange paid a visit to this place since it is one of the most sought about Science Museum in Southeast Asia. Also, the whole group had a chance to watch the not-so-famous Wings of Time at around 7:00 in the evening. (All tickets were bought online).

Highlights: Nature which is the first part of Art Science Museum; Space which showcases the lights that everyone is talking about; and the interactive part where you will see your artwork in the big screen.

26th of April:

The group were divided again since the six adults plus two kids went to Legoland Malaysia; whilst Seasielle together with her family (since they were all adults) went to Haji Lane. Afterwards, they went to Mustafa (which is a shopping center where one can buy souvenirs at the lower possible price).

27th of April:

Flock of Birds: Welcome to Jurong Bird Park where all species of birds gathered together in one area. The whole group bought their tickets online.

Highlights: Tram Ride which is a big Yes; and the famous Hanging Bridge which can be found inside Lory Loft.

28th of April:

Time to bid goodbye to this Peculiar Place.

Singapore Airlines ✌

Singapore Airlines ✌

Gardens By the Bay.

Gardens By the Bay 🌼

Haw Par Villa ❀

Chinatown πŸš—

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple πŸ’œ

Universal Studios Singapore 🌎

Art Science Museum 😍

The famous Marina Bay Sands.

This peculiar 🐦 @ Jurong Bird Park. πŸ•ŠπŸ§πŸ₯

Time to bid goodbye to Singapore. #SingaporeAirlines

Note: Please do not grab any photos from this post. If by any chance, you want to grab any pictures, kindly message here. Thank you for your consideration. πŸ™‚

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Snowy Christmas: Hobing Ice Cream

This is a post-Christmas celebration with Seasielle’s ever gorgeous awesome friend (her so-called ultimate food buddy), Joan.

After they ate at Genki, they decided to try the Snowy Ice Cream of Hobing ((Managed by a Korean since Snowy Ice Cream originated from them (not sure in this part)).

Well, good thing there was a vacant table when they’ve arrived there. The interior of the place is good.

These pictures are totally awesome (the food and place).

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Time for a cold treat. πŸ˜‰

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Strawberry = Heaven Sent. #wonderfullife #foreverlove πŸ€—β€

Such a perfect Family Portrait. 😊

Rating:
Place: 4 out of 5
Price: 5 out of 5 (Swear, it is worth it).
Food: 5 out of 5 since the servings of the food are good for 2-3 persons. (Seasielle and her friend even had a take-out)
Service: Self service
Overall: 4.5 stars (satisfied)

If you want to visit Hobing, it is located at the 3rd floor, BGC Stopover, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Thank you for reading, and hope you can share your stories as well.

Fancy Japanese Food: Genki Sushi (and the Magic Train)

This is a post-Christmas celebration with Seasielle’s ever gorgeous awesome friend (her so-called ultimate food buddy), Joan.

Well, Seasielle had learn Genki Sushi while watching Poptalk (a Filipino food/travel/gadget/etc TV show) three or two years ago, and made a promise to herself that she will dine there. That promise came true last December 27, 2016 with the company of Joan.

They arrived at the said place around 7:30pm, and took the seat at the end (near the glass window). It was a bit crowded that time for so many reasons (and that’s not the purpose of this article). Anyway, they immediately ordered since Seasielle was really excited (like a child lost in time) so she started to tap the gadget (IPad) and browse for the menu.

The following pictures will let you know what they have ordered, and will give you a preview of the said place. πŸ€—

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Menu board, and the magic faucet with hot water. ☺

Technology at its finest. πŸ€—

Seared Salmon Skin ☺😊

Genki Salad πŸˆπŸŠπŸ‰πŸ‹

Tamago Maki Roll

Salmon Sashimi 😍

Family Picture πŸ€—πŸ˜

Seasielle’s rating:
Place: 4 out of 5 stars.
Price: 3.5 out of 5 stars since some are very expensive, and not good for sharing.
Food: 4 out of 5 stars (small servings. Just good for an individual, but the taste, pertaining to what they have ordered, are delicious, it melts in your mouth, and have a long lasting taste).
Service: 5 out of 5 (Definitely great staff).
Overall: 4 stars (satisfied)

Highlight: The delivery train. A very unique idea, and a fascinating one since it is very enjoyable to watch your food being delivered through a train.

If you want to visit Genki Sushi, it is located at the 2nd floor, BGC Stopover, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Thank you for reading, and hope you can share your stories as well.

Sawadee Ka: Krung Thai in Metro Manila (Second time Around)

Typical Sunday turned into a wonderful one. πŸ™‚

Its been one and a half years since Seasielle bond with her friend, and two years since she last ate at Krung Thai. “Ber” months had finally arrived, and gatherings are common scenarios you can see in the country. After everything, finally they (Seasielle and Da) shared an everlasting memory.

Krung Thai is a Thailand inspired restaurant located within the public market of Marikina City (a City within NCR, Ph).

The place was a hot catch since it was lunch time; thankfully, Seasielle’s family didn’t wait to be sat since there was a vacant table good for four (4) people.

What’s on the Menu?
They ordered the following:
Vietnamese Spring Roll
Pad Thai
Chicken Satay
Beef tenderloin
Soup (spicy one)
Thai Ice Tea

Total amount spent: Php 1500 + tip since there was no service charge.

Overall Satisfaction Rating: 3.5
Food: 3.5
Place: 4
Price: 3.5

Reason/s:
The first time that they tried it, everything was sumptuous, and truly melts into your mouth. Now: everything was good for commercial and/or fast food taste.
Then, the price was a bit expensive for the value of the food.
Customer service was good. They still managed to be courteous even though one can see that they were a bit tired already. (Maybe because of the hot weather).
Finally, the location is a bit hard to find for first timers, but since it was their second time around, Seasielle would give it a pop points now.

Overall: It was a well-spent Sunday, and according to her friend she enjoyed the meal very much.

God bless everyone.

Pad Thai 🍝


Chicken Satay πŸ—πŸ–


Spicy Soup (forgot the name) πŸ€—


Vietnamese Spring Roll (already ate the other 4pieces)


Beef Tenderloin 🍽


Thai Ice Tea (not sure if this is Milk Tea)🍢

Wonderful Birthday: Gastronomic Adventure Served by Ticxs

Finally, got a chance to try this awesome Plate Culture place! I’ve learn this one from watching Poptalk, and I’m so awed after I’ve got a taste of their own food.

I’ve been waiting for this day to happen. The first time I inquired for my father’s birthday celebration last April, they told me they weren’t available on my prefer date; I was left heartbroken. I do forget about Gastronomic as months passed by; suddenly, Plate Culture popped up on my screen, and I knew from that day on that it would be a great one.
I’ve inquired once again in Gastronomic, and fortunately, they’re available on my mother’s birthdate. Yahoo!

I already reserved the slot for my prefer date earlier September. Fast forward, the day I’ve been waiting for had arrived.

We rode an Uber going to the said place, and had a “tough” time finding their house since the driver entered the wrong street, good thing Mr. Chino saw us and help us to find their house.

Well, I’m not very good in detailed stories so I’ll just post photos for your understanding.

Thank you.

Design ☺

You have brought delight to Mr. Table, Ms. Flower. 🏡

Lovely Menu for my Dearest Mother. πŸ€—

Starter: Camachos

Starter: Asian Salad ☺

Lemon Basil Mushroom Pasta 🍝

Beef Rendang. πŸ™‚

Hickory πŸ” with Dirty 🍚

Ticxs Yogurt Shake πŸ€—πŸ˜

Sorry, no picture of S’mores Dunk-a-roo πŸ™

Overall Rating: 4.5 πŸ™‚
Food: 4.5
Place: 4
Price: 4

For reservations:
Kindly visit plateculture.com
Enter Philippines as location, then choose your preferred date.

Or search Gastronomic Adventure by Ticxs on fb.