Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Ultimate Zipline Camwhore and beautiful beaches at Palawan!

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Hi all! So I've been to Palawan recently and have talked about the City Tours of Palawan. As for now I'm gonna share about the beautiful places you should visit when it comes to sceneries and nature. Palawan is always known for their beaches, and also for their underground river which is said to be one of the 7 amazing wonders of nature over there.

This trip has been sponsored by Cebu Pacific Air as I'm the Cebu Pacific Juan Blogger Ambassador. Also there's accommodation sponsored by Agoda and also shopping money sponsored by VISA. I want to thank you guys for making it happen! Do read my first Palawan City Tour post here: 

So first stop, we decided to go for their underground river tour. We had one of the hotel tour staff to arrange it for us which costed us about 1300 pesos per person (RM100). For those who would want to go, you would need to book your spot a day earlier as they have restrict the number of people/slots going in to preserve the beauty of the place, of if you feel adventures, you can try heading there by yourself by planning your own itinerary and finding your own transport there.

A van came early about 8am where our tour started. Since our permit to enter the underground river was at 3pm, the first place we headed to was Ugong rock which showcases an amazing limestone cave and fun filled activities of ziplining. It was an hours drive away into the mountains and after just napping for a while, We finally reached. 

Ugong Rock stands 75 feet tall, and is about a 40 minute hike up. as for the option of going down, you can either hike your way down, or zipline your way done. Of course ziplining would cost a lil more [200-300 pesos more (RM15-25)], but it definitely is the easier and more fun way down.

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At the first stop

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Some cute lil signboards

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at the cave entrance

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The flash blinded my eyes

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Eileen on a vine swing

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Our American friend posing LOL

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Climbing through the caves

As for the highlight of this part, we managed to do some ziplining! You can choose either the Superman Zipline or the normal sitting down zipline. We chose the superman zipline so we could fly!

Check out my epic camwhore moment ziplining down!

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After ugong rock, we headed over to the jetty which will bring us to the underground tour. We took an hour boat ride out to the island, The Underground river tour is unique as we would have to take a small boat through the caves where its pitch black in there. The cave is about 24km in length but we are only allowed  to head in about 4km.

There are plenty of bats there too, so its advisable not to look up with your mouth open LOL

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The Jetty

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Heading out on the boat

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Finally reached the Island

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I'm thinking,...after the 3rd cigarette its free? =D

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Some monitor lizards on the island

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Eileen & I on the small boat ready to enter the cave

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The underground river

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Rock formations in the cave

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One of the highest peaks of the cave

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Bats who are living in those small tiny holes

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The Candle

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Can you spot the "head" of a person?

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Eileen & I

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Exiting the cave

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Eileen and I outside the cave

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The journey back

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Ooohhhh a mountain.....

On our way back towards Puerto Princessa, we stopped by Elephant Cave, Karst Mountain. What's so special about it? The Amazing Race took place here! so its another tourist spot where everyone goes just to take a pic with the "Amazing Race" banner

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Yes I'm running!

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We won! LOLOL

That pretty much sums up another day at Palawan with the Underground River Tour as it is a full day itinerary. As for the 2nd day, we headed off for the Honda Bay Island Hopping tour. There were only 6 of us for this tour, so pretty much we were given full attention by our tour guide. For the Honda Bay Island hopping tour, we were visiting a few islands, which were Starfish Island, Lulu Island and Courie Island

Our first stop, Starfish Island! Ironically we didn't manage to see any starfish over there, and as for those who plan of going there, do rent those snorkelling boots as there are plenty of sharp coral over there

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Eileen & I

A small shoutout to Cebu Pacific Air for their Anniversary

Our next stop, Lulu Island! What's nice about this Island? its pretty small, and theres an awesome diving board over there! Plenty of chances to do fish feeding over there too!

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Lulu Island

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Chalets around the island

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Eileen jumping off the board

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Myself jumping off with a little twist

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Another guy flipping in

Last stop: Courie Island. Its a great place to chill as there's an open bar and a massage centre! we just had a nice halo-halo and san miguel beer there to chill things off :)

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A big Courie Island sign

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Eileen's Jumpshot

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Eileen & I again

That sums up my Underground river tour and island hopping at Palawan! Once again I would like to thank Cebu Pacific Air for sponsoring my trip there and I can't wait to work with you guys some more!

Read about my other Philippine adventures here:

Manila Trip:




Cebu Trip:


Boracay Trip:



Palawan Trip


Friday, April 11, 2014

Win a trip to the UEFA Champions League Ibiza Finals Tickets with Heineken

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It was a crazy week last week as there were so many alcoholic events to attend. As for me I decided for only 2 of them which were both Heineken. Heineken presented the "Road to the Ibiza Final" where Malaysian fans will be get a chance to celebrate the UEFA Champions League as the world's top football teams battle it out in the quarter-finals

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A small group of us were selected to go for the launch and guess what? one person was going to be selected to head to the Ibiza finals itself! We were given a half ticket, which we had to complete 2 rounds to get our other half ticket to go to Ibiza! Was quite excited about it and the 1st round was to answer a few questions 

1. How many years has heineken sponsored the UEFA Champions League? 
2. When was Heineken Established 
3. How many times has Manchester City won the UEFA Champions League 
4. What is Lionel Messi's jerseys number 

How to pass the first round? we had to add up all those numbers together which will be the code to open 1 of 4 safes over there to get into the finals. I didn't manage to get it as fast as the rest, so the top 4 were selected, and they had to go on a treasure hunt to find the last half ticket

Sadly I didn't win, but oh well, they still gave me a keg of Heineken :)
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For those who wants to try to win a trip to the finals, you can participate by securing a half ticket at your favourite bar by having a Heineken. There'll be a code on that ticket and you would have to head over to www.heineken.com.my/ucl to find out if they are in the running for a pair of Heineken Ibiza Final tickets!

If you wanna check out what you'll win at the  trip, check out the video here:

As for the following day, This was the launch of the new Heineken UV Bottle at Rabbit Hole, Changkat, Brought Eileen over with me and met up some fellow bloggers over there. It was quite a chillax session as we just had drinks and conversations while the dj was spinning

Music was okay..but I guess the crowd wasn't as happening over there compared to other clubs.

Here's some pictures at the Heineken Bottle UV Launch

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The walkway into Rabbit Hole

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The Interior of Rabbit Hole

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DJ's on the decks

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A heineken Ambassador

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Eileen & I

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Kelly, Yat, Bok & Eileen

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Kelly  & Eileen

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Still in the mood for UEFA

Pretty much that sums up my week of Heineken. Can't wait for the next event coming up!