Category: Asia

Patong Beach

Patong, Phuket after lock down

Our flight got cancelled with Thai Airways ( Again!) , at the same time Phuket just unlock down the city on February 1, 2021…then the beach we love is waiting so we flew there and happy with our decision!

Yes, it’s devastating when you dont see much tourist, less vendors sell ting things, quite at night due to curfew still on going BUT the nature and the peaceful beautiful beach is waiting for you there.

Patong Beach
Patong Beach in front of Four Points Hotel

We stay in Four points by Sheraton Hotel front of Patong beach next to Graceland Hotel. The hotel was newly builded after Covid situation on last 2020 end and its now open again.

We choose pool access because i was thought in case if the beach close due to situation, we still have pool access for swimming (Well, you can’t swim in ASQ hotel anyway ^^) or if the pool closing down, you still can walk to beach front of hotel 🙂

So here we go PATONG BEACH! Thank you for make us feel home away from home

We will back to PHUKET for sure! Stay safe and Stay Healthy!

ASQ Pullman G Bangkok Hotel with Variety of Food!

Not regret staying here. Service be excellent and Super Star of each meal. We salut all people who work here and Thank you for taking care of us.

We actually sent email to several hotel that’s we wish to stay. But our finalize is Pullman G Hotel and happy with our choice.

Please be informed that you can also earn the point for ALL (Accor Loyalty Program).   

Package inclusion :

  • 15 Nights stay – with breathtaking views over Bangkok’s skyline through the floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Private transportation from Suvarnabhumi or Don Mueang Airport to Pullman Bangkok Hotel G
  • Full board meals from our award-winning restaurants (Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, & dinner)   please note we provide 3 meals daily, along with an afternoon tea. 
  • Complimentary in-room coffee and tea amenities
  • 10% discount on laundry service from a certified laundry service provider
  • Pullman’s signature bedding with an extensive pillow menu
  • E-reader access to 7,000+ worldwide magazines and newspapers
  • High-speed Wi-Fi internet access
  • In-room streaming service including all the key entertainment channels (i.e Netflix, HBO NOW, ESPN, etc)
  • Medical service included from BNH Hospital:

Covid-19 test as specified by the Ministry of Public Health, 2 times per person (day 3-6 & day 11-13)

Guests are requested to provide a Covid-19 Free Certificate at least 72 hours before travelling. Should they not be able to provide the aforementioned certificate, they will be required to take a Covid-19 test on day 0 with a supplement charge at THB 4,500.-net.

Above are standard of what I received from the hotel before booking, some hotel have similar rules but the mandatory rules is same such as Covid test, or in case you got positive during stay, insurance coverage need to be check before you enter Thailand. Just in case.

Good Luck and Always remember why you here. ASQ in hotel is not easy so prepare and make your daily routine busy.

Advance Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2021!

Review our Stay in Pullman G Hotel Bangkok

Delicious Afternoon tea

Relaxation Area after 1st NEGATIVE Result at 5th floor with Mahanakorn Building View.


Grilled Seabas..wow!

Goodbye Philippines. Hello Thailand :-)

During Pandemic, we had cancelled our travel plan in several destination, including Thailand on last February. In that’s time Covid-19 virus just started. So to be safe, we just stay where we are and that’s was in the Philippines.

Time pass by, we heard the news, the lockdown in Metro Manila starting hard from March which was ECQ ( Enhance Community Quarantine) until December 1, the city is now under GCQ (General Community Quarantine)

So for me, I am from Thailand and of course its time for me to go home when Philippines getting better in somehow and the repatriated flight from Thailand was started from October. But then it will take time and take cue and plan weather I will go home alone or with my husband.

Finally, I’ve learn the rules of all arrival passenger to Thailand must quarantine 15 days (Day arrived consider day ZERO) so better quarantine together, then decision take him with me is good idea 🙂

To start of document. We applied Non-O Immigrant visa since we married legally from Philippines ( We dont have married cert yet in Thailand) but at least you have legal document to support.

Non-O Visa process take almost a month since the Royal Thai Embassy busy for both Repatriated flight and Several Visa to Thailand after Thailand open country. I waiting for December flight and I found 1st commercial flight from Philippines Airline and we were so happy.

Aside from that’s Covid-19 insurance is needed. In summary here what you need when you travel to Thailand in whatever visa you may hold, here our timeline

Journey to Thailand 🇹🇭 เตรียมตัวกลับบ้านนาน เอกสารเยอะ แต่คุ้มที่ได้กลับ (ปล เราตรวจโควิทก่อนกลับเพื่อความสบายใจ)… กักตัว 15วัน ตรวจโควิทอีก 2 รอบ …พักแบบ ASQ ร่วมกับสามี
ทำตามระเบียบบ้านเมืองเราและรับผิดชอบต่อสังคม 🙏 รอวันเป็นอิสระ หลังกักตัว

Oct 20 – Submit Non O visa
Nov 10 – Released Visa, Reserve ASQ (Alternative State Quarantine Hotel)
Nov 18 – Submit for COE
Nov 28 – Drive tru RT PCR test Nasal and throat
Nov 30 – Covid-19 Result
Dec 1 – Am Get F2F from Baranagay Clinic
– Pm Get COE for Embassy and download T8 form
Dec 2 – Fly PR730✅ [1st Commercial flight]

For me its take time, all you need is plan and arrange document ready.

Once arrived at the airport just follow the system there Airport Personal will assist to verify document and temperature before let you walk through immigration which is they already have your name list with free SIM card there.

Welcome to Thailand!

At Royal Thai Embassy in Makati on Rada Street.
Visit Baragay BelAir Clinic for Fit to Fly Certificate
At The Suvanaphumi Airport, During Document Verification.
Received ASQ number Tag to identify yourself once you out at Airport Gate. All pickup personal will identify by your tag there.
Do wear face mask and face shield at all time

Approximately from arrival to pick up area took 30-40 mins depend how many people of your flight, but they will release passenger batch of 10.

I wish you all stay safe. Stay positive and respect the rules. Always remember, why you here.

Drive Thru RT-PCR Test in Makati Medical

รีวิว ขับรถไปตรวจโควิทก่อนกลับบ้าน 💯 #เสียว กรี้ดเลย
✅ข้อดี สำหรับคนที่ไม่อยากเดินเข้าไปเสี่ยงใน รพ.
❌ข้อเสีย อาจแพงสำหรับบางคน
ค่าเสียหาย 8,000 เปโซ

Free Fit to Fly Certificate just present your Barangay ID or Baragay Certificate at your Baragay Clinic

ต้องมีผลตรวจโควิทเป็นลบ ก่อนขึ้นเครื่อง 72 ชม.

Required for Outbound to Thailand for Negative of RT-PCR test released 72 hr prior departure.
Location Makati Medical Center (8,000Peso in that’s time but now the price maybe drop due to government price cap. Please verify price again each time for the test)

https://youtu.be/KSVkIaUVY0U

JetStar Flight from Manila to Hokkaido

It was on my birthday and we were so busy during December, thought we didn’t make it on time. Plus, my hubby is Filipino so visa applied. But yeah, he got it on time!!!

Since there is no direct flight from Manila to Hokkaido so we just need to do little homework.

Day 1 – Flight from Manila to Hokkaido , Dinner at Ramen Arena

Day 2 – Otaru Day

Day 3 – Sapporo Clock Tower (Christmas Fiesta), Sapporo TV Tower, Hokkaido Government office

Day 4 – Mount Moiwa Ropeway, Sapporo Beer Garden

Day 5 – Flight back to Manila


Let’s start the Journey. We took flight with Jet Star and the flight start from Manila at 9AM, transit at Osaka, then touch down at Hokkaido in the night. ( I used to fly from Bangkok direct to Hokkaido, I wish one day Manila have direct flight too)

Ready for Hokkaido!!
View from 22A Seat
Arrived at Osaka Airport
Took Robot train shuttle to Transit
Self service Check in Kiosks
On Air, way to Hokkaido
Time to take JR Train to Sapporo
Train from New Chitose-Shi Airport > to Sapporo
Arrived at Sapporo main station – The most busies Train BUT!!! People discipline so no one going to push you just like you experience in Metro Manila 🙂

La Playa Beach Resort – Bantayan

So we pick La Playa Beach Resort because…..

1. Location at Beach Front.

2. Quiet and distance from Bar and Restaurant

3. Positive Review on Crew

4. Free Shuttle To/From Pier and Hotel

5. Middle place between Bantayan Town Proper and Santa Fe Pier

You can get a free shuttle once you arrive at Santa Fe pier or you can rent moto bike if you are light traveler.

Sunset – Look back to Hotel
View from Lobby

Trip to Milford Sound, Queenstown NZ

So did advance booking Milford Sound with Real Journey. The Trip included pickup – drop off to/from hotel, with coffee and tea on ferry during sailing to Milford.

Bus pick up from Hotel exactly at 7am ( bring your own snack and box lunch if you like)

Comfort Seat

The first stop at Gas Station at TAKAHO, where you can have your own refreshment with minis top and use of comfort room can be found here.

Then the bus stop and fantastic view where you can experience the fog touch the cloud and it near by mountain mirror.

Freezing
Before reach Milford Pier

So there is slightly traffic when about to goin tunnel because of heavy snow and slippery road. Signal has been warn and all driver slickly follow the sign. If you drive yourself, please always check weather and Milford sound is far, so you have to manage your time. – Drive Safe!

Overall the whole day was great, and enjoyed scenery along the way.!

Mahanakorn Building #Bangkok

So we have one day free in Bangkok and I took time off for easy day for us and we thinking why dont try to visit new building name Mahanakorn Building.

We called and ask for promotion on weekday and yes! we got it. So walked in promotion cost 680THB until the TOP.

King Power MahaNakhon (Thaiคิง เพาเวอร์ มหานคร), formerly known as MahaNakhon (มหานคร), is a mixed-use skyscraper in the Silom/Sathon central business district of BangkokThailand. It was opened in December 2016.[1] It features the unconventional appearance of a glass curtain walled square tower with a cuboid-surfaced spiral cut into the side of the building. Following transfer of the first residential units in April 2016, at 314.2 metres (1,031 ft) with 77 floors, it was recognized as the tallest building in Thailand on 4 May 2016 by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).[2] Featuring hotel, retail and residences, 200 units of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bangkok inside the building are priced between around $US1,100,000 to $US17,000,000, making it one of the most expensive condominiums in Bangkok.[3]

The building was recognised as the tallest building in Thailand until the Magnolias Waterfront Residences at ICONSIAM breaks the record in 2018 with the height of 317 metre. More info, please refer wiki here

Simply took  BTS Drop at Chong Non Si Station, Exit 3 > Then you walk follow the sign until you saw Mahanakorn Building. Proceed to ticket counter and get your owrn promotion.

For Thai local, most of promotion offer using with Thailand Credit card. So keep checking for your benefit.

Also you can purchase ticket online, redeem at the same counter. Simple as that.^^

if you stay in hotel near by, such as Trinity Hotel, Triple Two Silom or Pullman Bangkok Hotel G << These are just walking distance.

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