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Monday, December 09, 2019

Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc. Honored at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2019

Twenty outstanding Philippines' entrepreneurs and organisations were honored at the recently concluded Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2019 or APEA, led by Megawide Construction Corporation's Chairman and CEO, Mr. Edgar Saavedra and Robinsons Land Corporation's President and CEO, Mr. Frederick D. Go.

An initiative by Enterprise Asia, the leading non-governmental organization for entrepreneurship in Asia, APEA is the largest regional recognition program, with over 3,000 nominations received each year, and less than one tenth of that receiving the awards in all 14 markets. With the theme of 'Promoting Inclusive Economic Development Through Sustainable Entrepreneurship', over 300 attendees were present at the by-invitation only event, comprising of industry leaders and dignitaries.

Leading the list of winners includes Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc. who received the award under Corporate Excellence Category.

About Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc.

Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc. ("TIHGI") is the developer and operator of Resorts World Manila, the first and largest integrated tourism resort in the Philippines. On November 5, 2013, TIHGI began trading on the Philippine Stock Exchange ("PSE") under the ticker "RWM". TIHGI is a joint venture between Alliance Global Group Inc. (AGI), and Genting Hong Kong Limited (GHK).

Resorts World Manila (RWM) is a pioneering integrated resort (IR) in the Philippines that showcases world-class performances, multi-level recreational alternatives, global lodging brands and exciting lifestyle options. Coinciding with the beginning of the Philippine Tourism Decade that enacted Republic Act 9593 or the Tourism Act of 2009, RWM pioneered a new concept in the country that intends to showcase an array of lifestyle and entertainment alternatives for guests in one property.

How Hiking Can Change Our Brains [Mountain Climbing / Trekking] VIDEO


1. Hiking Minimizes Rumination
2. Hiking Improves Creativity and Problem Solving Skills
3. Hiking Boosts Brainpower
4. Hiking Improves ADHD in Children

Source: https://backpackingblueprint.com/doctors-explain-how-hiking-can-actually-change-our-brains/


Time Magazine named Weiwuying as one of World's Greatest Places 2019

Kaohsiung's soft power is once again on the international stage! The latest issue of the well-known American Time Magazine named Kaohsiung's well-known National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) as one of World's Greatest Places 2019. Taiwan's Pride, Weiwuying, became the first Taiwan attraction to appear on Time magazine's list.


National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) has become an important platform connecting Taiwan and international culture. It uses cultural soft power to speak for Taiwan. It has successfully attracted many foreign tourists and international performers. In order to continue enriching cultural elements, Kaohsiung will establish a unique Marine Culture and Pop Music Center in 2020. It is located at the junction of Love River and Kaohsiung Port, leading the city's style and future trend. It will help Kaohsiung to become an Asia-Pacific pop music creation and performance center and an international oceanic culture exchange platform.

Sunday, December 08, 2019

The Philippines' Best Beaches and Islands [VIDEO]



BEST BEACHES - The Philippines' best beaches and islands
One of the Philippines best assets is its 7,000 islands, edged by white sand buffering turquoise waters filled with some of the world's most diverse marine life. And most of them are relatively unexplored. 
https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/philippines-best-beaches-and-islands/index.html
Of course, not everyone will agree on which destination is best, but this is a good starting point for coming up with a travel plan:

Saturday, December 07, 2019

Top Adventure Destinations for 2020 [according to National Geographic] VIDEO


THE WORLD AWAITS. Where will you go next? Where will you be expanding your horizons in 2020?  https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/features/best-trips-2020/

National Geographic has just released its Best Trips list, highlighting 25 destinations it recommends for "transformative travels" in 2020. Best Trips is National Geographic's annual list of where to go, what to know and how to see the world in the year ahead.
https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/national-geographic-best-trips-2020/index.html

The picks are divided into four categories: Culture, City, Nature and Adventure.
Top adventure picks for 2020

Thursday, December 05, 2019

MQDC, Tourism Authority of Thailand and RSTA Jointly Organise "Beautiful Bangkok 2020: A Blossom of Happiness"

Amazing light and sound spectacular on Magnolias Ratchadamri Boulevard to light up Bangkok's skyline and Create a New City-Center Countdown Destination

Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC), one of Thailand's leading property developers, together with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Ratchaprasong Square Trade Association (RSTA),  today announced that they are jointly organizing 'Beautiful Bangkok 2020: A Blossom of Happiness'. The dazzling light and sound spectacular will turn the landmark Magnolias Ratchadamri Boulevard tower into a stunning attraction - lighting up Bangkok's skyline during the festive season and culminating in a New Year Countdown display.



The 'Beautiful Bangkok' annual display is now in its third year. This year the event has grown with 'The Wonder Flower Land', featuring a wide range of activities on the square in front of Magnolias Ratchadamri Boulevard.

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Monday, December 02, 2019

Top10 Highest Mountains in the Philippines [Updated] - VIDEO


1. Mt. Apo (2956m) ⬌1
2. Mt. Dulang-Dulang, Kitanglad Range (2938m) ⬌2
2. Mt. Pulag, Cordilleras (2922m) ⬌3
4. Mt. Kitanglad, Kitanglad Range (2899m) ⬌4
5 . Mt. Piapayungan, Piapayungan Range (~2890m) – as reported by hikers who reported an ascent in 2014 and based on satellite imaging. Based on visual evidence also from my 2013 Mt. Ragang ascent. ⬆︎6
6. Mt. Kalatungan (2860m). ⬇︎5
7. Mt. Tabayoc, Cordilleras (2842m) ⬇︎6
8. Mt. Maagnaw, Kitanglad Range (2742m) ⬇︎7
9. Mt. Timbak, Cordilleras (2717m) ⬌9
10. Mt. Ragang, Piapayungan Range (2714m) – based on my own measurements at the summit and on satellite imaging (Google earth). Ragang is 2.7km away from Piapayungan.

Source: http://www.pinoymountaineer.com/2016/01/the-10-highest-mountains-in-the-philippines-2016-update.html


Sunday, December 01, 2019

Climbing Mt. Calavite - Paluan Occidental Mindoro [VIDEO]


MT. CALAVITE - Paluan, Occidental Mindoro 
Jump-off: Sitio Ulasan, Brgy. Harrison, Paluan
LLA: 13°29’N,120°24’E, 1521 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 1-2 days / 5-6 hours
Specs: Major climb, Difficulty 4/9, Trail class 1-3
Source: http://www.pinoymountaineer.com/2008/05/mt-calavite-1521.html

BACKGROUND
Perched at the northwestern edge of Occidental Mindoro, overlooking South China Sea, is Mt. Calavite. Known as one of the two remaining areas where tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis) could be found in the wild (the other being Mts. Iglit-Baco), this mountain is a haven of biodiversity – one of the few places in the Philippines where hikers have a good chance of seeing animals such as wild boar, deer, and yes, even the tamaraw, roaming on its grassy slopes. The name ‘Calavite’ is said to mean ‘giant clam’ – and this is derived from an old Mangyan tale that tells of ships being seen at the mouth of Calavite.



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Yodi Insigne
Yodi Insigne is one of those delusional sorts who imagines himself a useful contributor to the greater blogosphere (Well, that's what he's trying to accomplish).

He started blogging for three reasons:

1. He always felt he has something important to say,
2. Books can make him cry, and cliff jumping can make him high,
3. He want to sleep at night.

He is a self-certified bookworm, travel junkie, shutterbug, movie freak, Mangyan hiker who sleeps a lot and think a lot. He got a little vice, which is black coffee and cashew nuts. He got colorblindness on yellow and green - and he freaking loves it!

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