Finally got down to doing my claims for my Manila trip today.  The hotel was expensive man… S$1400+ for a 4-night stay.  But oh well… it’s on company’s expense.  Heh.  Doesn’t matter.  Haha.  I enjoyed the room.  The secretary told me that the reason why the room rates were so expensive was ‘cos the single rooms were all fully booked and hence i was booked on the deluxe room.  Muahaha.  😛

Here are some pics:


My room on the first night.  Really huge with 2 super single beds (i think – the beds were just slightly smaller than queen beds!).  Also had a couch and a spacious study desk.  🙂






Patience loved the bed.  Konked out immediately upon arrival.





The bathroom was impressive – large with separate bath & shower areas.  There was even this magnifying mirror with an attached light!







This was the mini-bar area.  Impressive huh?






Shifted to a slightly smaller room with a huge (at least) king size bed the 2nd night ‘cos i was on a smoking floor the first night.  Nonetheless, no complaints!  🙂





The excellent level of room service – i dumped my toiletries on the counter top and when the chambermaid/ chamberguy cleaned my room, my things were arranged nicely on a linen hanky!






Night view from my room – facing Glorietta 3 (1 of the many shopping malls in the vicinity).






Same view but during the day.






Had dinner at some fancy Italian restaurant 1 night.  This soup was served with the ingredients (lobster, clam and can’t remember what else) on the plate dry… then the soup poured in!  Interesting!  Heh.






“The Fort” – another Ayala land development that reminds me of Clarke Quay.






The Filipino version of pisang goreng – with icecream too!







My fave restaurant – Via Mare Oyster Bar at Greenbelt 4!  *Slurp*






I had 10 baked oysters with San Miguel Light and…






8 raw oysters with gin tonic on my last night in Makati.  The waiter eyed me curiously… and finally couldn’t suppress his curiousity and asked where i was from.  Haha.  All Filipinos i met claimed they’re big eaters.  They’ve not seen a real big eater man…




Still had strong craving for the oysters so i went back to the Oyster Bar for 8 more raw oysters and a cheesy onion soup (the best i’ve ever tried!) before i went to the airport to catch my flight back to Singapore.


I love Makati City, Manila!  🙂

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June 2007