Sunday, 20 January 2008

Travelling Update 21 Jan 08

Our big days is less than a week away, we hope you are as excited as we are. Just want to highlight a few pieces of key information:

1) For all those staying in Shangri La, I have reserved a seat for you on the resort shuttle bus from the Cebu airport to Shangri-La Hotel. Round trip cost is USD$5. If you want to catch a taxi instead, the fare should be around PHP150 per taxi.

2) There will be a welcome dinner on 26th, Saturday at The Cove, Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort +63 32 492-0100. We will depart at 5pm from entrance of the Shangri-La hotel for a 10 mins journey to arrive before sunset. The dress code is causl and informal.

3) The dress code for the wedding ceremony and reception will be formal and we encourage all the ladies to wear a headpiece, there will be a hat party with wild fun and one of the best photgraphers in Malaysia.

4) There will be a 7 men live band and 5 dancing instructors (one of them is our bridesmaid Teresa, she is good at Salsa) to dance with guests at the reception, so please bring yoru dance wear and shoes and be prepared to dance the night away.

5) Beach fun - bring suntan lotion, snorkel and / or diving equipment if you have them. The white beaches are beautiful and the blue star fish is magical.

….and a few pieces of notices too:

6) Cousin Ken is leading an on land sightseeing tour on 25th Friday. We will have our own coach. We are also going to a Filipino restaurant that evening before hitting out the town for some night actions. Sign up with him if interested.

7) Cousin Kit and Jeanette SO will go diving on 26th Saturday, morning. Sign up with Kit if interested.

8) Bestman ahdont is yeaning for some adventure, he and Tim are thinking of a guided walk up river valley with waterfall or explore caves on 25th. Sign up with him if interested

9) Martina and Gabriel will be going shell shopping on 24th Thursday afternoon after tasting wedding cake sample in the same afternoon. We will be shopping for shells, corals, and star fish for wedding decoration. If you fancy shell shopping, just let us know.

10) After the wedding Tim is planning a trekking trip to Banaue and Mt. Amuyao. Text him if interested.

That is all for now looking forward to seeing you in Cebu,
Gabriel & Martina

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Cheaper Travel Agent

Hi our friends found a cheaper travel agent:
Win Castle
See link:
Tel: 2332 1633
Contact: Ms LO

Package 5D4N Phillipnes (on CX flight HK-Cebu direct) Airlines Shangri-la Garden View hk$4346 Per Pax, Seaview room hk$4949

8am flight 24 Jan Depart HK, 28 Jan Cebu-HK 7pm flight Best period
HK-Cebu only 1 flight per day, 8/9am Mon to Thurs and Sat, on Fri it is 4pm flight

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Hotel and Flight Rate

Here are the room rates we get if book via Planet Holiday

Cebu-Mactan shangri-la room rates :

22Jan ~ 29Jan Out (below room rates is per room per night)
Superior Gardenview HKD1,320.00 with breakfast
Superior Bayview HKD1,420.00 with breakfast
Premier Gardenview HKD1,480.00 with breakfast
Deluxe Seaview HKD1,600.00 with breakfast

Flight Deal:
(HKG/CEB/HKG by Philippine Airlines)
Operated by
Cathay Parific Airways
2-8days ticket (Fixed date)
Per ticket fare : HKD1,980.00 + Tax HKD361.00

(HKG/CEB/HKG by Philippine Airlines)
Operated by
Cathay Parific Airways
0-60days ticket
Per ticket fare : HKD2,470.00 + Tax HKD361.00

Bohol Hotel (After Wedding Trip - 29Jan,08 ~ 02Feb,08)
Deluxe Room at Amorita Resort for HKD990 per room per night.

Travel Ageng Contact:
Thomas So
Room 1004 Podium Plaza
5 Hanoi Road TST
Hong Kong SAR, China
Tel.: (852)2992-0414
Mobile: (852)9034-6921
Fax.: (852)2314-3863
YM :
Website :

Monday, 8 October 2007

Formal Invitation in yoru Letterbox

Hi Friends we are going to send out formal invitation to our weddings soon. Please kindly help by emailing your home address so we could send the invitations.

Many friends and relatives have made booking of plane tickets. If you have not done so, please call Thomas now and reserve asap! As there are only 20 Philippines Airline places in each Cathay Pacific Airlines once per day flight HK-Cebu. Price for HK-Cebu return ticket is HK$2500 (tax and supplement fees included) return + HK$700 per person per night at Shangri-la hotel.

If you are staying more than 8 days, the plane ticket will become HK$2600 (tax and fees included)

If you book from Cathay Pacific Holidays direct they are still the cheapest: HK$3650 3D2N with HK-Cebu direct flight on CP airlines.

Monday, 24 September 2007

Hat Maker and Hats Web Site

If you plan to join in the fun and wear hats to our party. Please check out these hat web sites:
1) For men and women hats:
2) The only Hat Maker in Hong Kong. She made her hats with heart. She is making my head piece:

New Travel Agent

Hi Please use new travel agent. Thomas booked for us for the Bohol diving trip.
He is not cheap, the cheapest is booking via Cathay Pacific Holidays but you can talk to no one at CP holidays and you can only book on line. So if you need a real person to help you book, please call Thomas or Yero. My bookings are all through Thomas.

Thomas So
Room 1004 Podium Plaza5 Hanoi Road TST Hong Kong SAR, China
Tel.: (852)2992-0414
Mobile: (852)9034-6921
Fax.: (852)2314-3863
YM :
Website :

Thursday, 20 September 2007

Cathay Pacific Holidays Package Rate for Cebu Shangri La

You could see the latest rate and also book online direct:

You could also consider Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort which is just 5 minutes away from Shangri-La.

We are told it has:
  • a more resort feel than Shangri-la
  • it is a little cheaper in room rates
  • the rooms are bigger and more of a resort setting
  • their private beach is nicer than the beach of Shangri-la
  • it has a very nice seafood restaurant that extends all the way outside the beach into the sea, very worth going

Check out their web site:

For those who are diving. It is confirmed that Bohol is a very nice area for diving and they have nice hotels too.

Here is the hotel we will book:

Amorita Resort HK$1070 delux room for 2, breakfast included.

This is a new hotel hence nicest in the Bohol area.

Diving open water course will be around US$390 all inclusive.