Showing posts with label Shopping. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shopping. Show all posts

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Korea Sale Festa

"I'm not a shopaholic, I'm just helping the economy"

Hands up if you agree with me that the emails that you love receiving the most are those that tells you your orders has been shipped :) Shopping is my middle name (besides procrastinating and many others) though I have toned down my shopaholic nature for the past 2 years. To stretch my dollar further, I'm always on the lookout for deals or promotions. Be it physical goods or services, I feel happy (or do a silent YEAH!) whenever I'm paying the discounted price instead of the original price. Having said so, let me share a piece of good news for the shopaholics who are heading to Korea for Autumn - the month-long Korea Sale Festa will start from 28th Sep. Festa doesn't simply means festival; it also includes entertainment, shopping, tour and attraction. This means an entire month of discounts, not just on shopping but also on K-wave cultural festivals and customised events for foreign visitors. You get to indulge without having to break the bank. Furthermore, 20 companies are selected as TOP20 of Korea Sale Festa. By just being a foreign visitor, you get to enjoy discounts from airfare, hotels, attractions, transport and shopping! Read on to find out more on how you can make use of the deals for your (upcoming) trip.
Official website: Korea Sale Festa

TRANSPORTATION
Besides discount on airfare and car rental, there are also special discount on the AREX/Airport Express for those who are traveling to Seoul station from Incheon airport. The airport express is one of the quickest and most convenient way to travel, bringing tourists to central Seoul within 45 minutes.

For more information on transporation, refer to this link
ACCOMMODATION
Agoda.com is kicking off the sale period for a duration of 2 months starting 9th Aug, whereby you get to enjoy up to 80% special discount for hotels worldwide with an additional 7% Korea Sale Festa special discount for hotels in Korea. Use promo code "KRFESTA7D212" in the hotel reservation page. This promotion is valid only for the hotel with the mark of "Promotional Product". 

For more information on accommodation, refer to this link
CULTURAL
A trip to Korea is not completed without wearing the hanbok and walking around Gyeongbokgung palace. With discount from 3355 Hanbok, the experience is now more affordable! Not to mention that you can gain free access to the various palaces if you wear a hanbok. 
Woongjin Playdoci is an urban leisure sports complex located just 30 minutes from Seoul. The park includes a water park and spa; Snowdoci which is an indoor ski and sledding park. We went to the water/spa park and it was really fun sliding down the slides. We even enjoy the spa at the outdoor rooftop, which was quite an experience. For foreigners, there is now a 1+1 special offer when purchasing a ticket for the water park or snow park. 
The Korean Folk Village is one of my favourite places to go for it felt like going back in time to the Joseon period. Visitors get to see the cultural performances such as tightrope walking, horseback martial arts and traditional wedding in this place. Not forgetting that the Korean Folk Village is the filming location of period dramas like Moon embracing the Sun, Jang Ok-jung and Sungkyunkwan Scandal. With a reduced price of KRW11,000 (from now till 31 Oct 2017), this place is definitely worth a visit.

For more information on culture, refer to this link
BEAUTY/HEALTH
Skincare and cosmetic shopping is a must-do activity when the sun sets. Consumers are spoilt with choices as many K-cos brands make their presence in Myeongdong. I usually stock up on my skincare whenever I travel to Korea, hence I'll bring an empty luggage with me to contain my hauls, haha! 

For more information on beauty/health, refer to this link
TRADITIONAL MARKET SHOPPING TOURISM FESTIVAL
The traditional Korean marketplace is one of the best way to soak up in the local spirit of Korea. In here, you get to rub shoulders with the ahjummas, bargain with the store-owners and feast to your heart's content. These traditional market places are littered throughout Seoul and Namdaemum Market is the most popular of all. The fall festival will be held in 17 major markets and 500 traditional markets with local features, harmonized with experience, culture and sightseeing. Visit this site for more information on the dates and activities of the various markets.
KOREA ONLINE HOT SALE
For those who enjoy shopping from the comfort of their homes, you can still enjoy the benefits from the online sale. Did I mention that I love 1+1 deals?Websites like G-market and Kmall are participating in this event and there is also a 20% discount for international orders (for G-market). Click here to find out more and start adding your items to the cart, check-out and wait for the email(s) that indicate your items are shipped! Hurry and grab the offers while it last.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Leeds Castle, Kent Day 1: Breakfast & Shopping in London

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Once everyone has freshened up, we headed for breakfast. The morning breeze caressed my face as soon as I walked out of the warm hotel lobby. We stayed at the same hotel for a night before moving to Leeds Castle for an official start of the conference the next morning. 
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Back to Patisserie Valerie for breakfast. This seemed to be the same routine during the sales conference, since I remembered visiting this place previously. We always ended up at the same place, lol! I ordered a pot of hot English Breakfast Tea (£2.75) to warm up my body from the chilly morning breeze.
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We decided to sit outside since the weather was lovely and get to people-watch, haha! 
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Having breakfast together with the HK team - Kathy, Clarins and Cindy. Kathy was just hired when we attended the conference, but she has left us for greener pasture earlier in August. Good luck in your new venture!
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The cafe served all day breakfast and brunch (hooray!) and we ordered a set each. As usual, Eric ordered Full English Breakfast set, which came with 2 poached eggs, fried/scrambled eggs, bacon, cumberland sausage, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms, baked beans and toast (£7.95) while Kathy & Clarins went for Eggs Benedict instead (£7.80), love the hollandaise sauce covering the poached eggs! 
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 I went for my fave - scrambled eggs with smoked salmon on granary toast (£7.95). Ignore the Heinz Tomato Ketchup, as Eric "photobomed" my picture, haha! 
Patisserie Valerie
37 Brushfield Street, London
E1 6AA, United Kingdom
Tel: 44 020 7247 4906
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After a hearty breakfast, we walked around the area before adjouring to ...... Selfridges, lol! Check out the loots that we bought! I love my Cath Kidston purchases and even brought it to Finland for our Northern Lights adventure (more on that for another day!)
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As night came, I was glad to head back to my own room for a good night rest! Till the next post, tata :)
 

Monday, December 17, 2012

BKK Trip with Leecher Nov 2012 P4

 Off the KL for a day trip - think this should be my last trip of the year before flying resumes in Jan. I've consolidated quite a lot of KL pics, will blog about it once I'm done with BKK & TW. A continuation from our Chatuchak trip (previous part can be found here). The weather was incredibly humid that day - cold drinks and ice creams were selling like hot cakes!   

 Their version of cold stone creamery! No, we didn't try that for I was starving for food. 

 
Needed to rest our legs and re-fuel 


 
Looks yummy! Placed my order immediately.

 
Coke! I'm not really a fan of cold drinks, but when it comes to hot weather (esp in Thailand), I'll have to break all the rules. 

Leecher, extremely happy with his purchase. See how tightly he's holding onto the bag?

  
Leecher wasn't feeling hungry, so we ordered 1 bowl to share. I remembered to change to mama mee, but totally forgot about the no-adding of veg part. 

 
The familiar sight! Another of my must-try in Chatuchak :)

 
I wanted to take a pic of coconut icecream inside the container, but it was so deep down that I couldn't capture a nice picture. That goes to show how popular this is! 

 
Choose your toppings - peanuts, corns, aloe vera etc ....

Leecher joining the queue too!

 Coconut ice cream with corns (my pick) and aloe vera (Leecher's pick)

 
Every ice cream purchased will get a small cup of coconut water, perfect complement. 


 
I can finish this by myself, but good things are meant to be shared with Leecher :) 

 
Left the area early to escape the going-home crowd, and also, we have another agenda on the list. 

Guess where we are heading?
 
The usual massage place that I always frequent in BKK, Healthland Asoke. To get here, alight at BTS Asoke station and walked 10 mins to get there.

 
Looked empty, but we had to wait for almost 30 mins for our rooms to be ready cuz I forgot to make an appt with them, haha! 

 
Waiting for our turn to be called. 

 
Leecher's companion!

 
Keep calm and watch on :)  

 
We took the hot herbal compress massage. I've tried it before and I intro Leecher to give it a try.

 Leecher with his big yawn, lol!

 
 
2 hours later, we were rejuvenated yet famished!

Health Land Asoke
55/5 Sukhumvit 21 Road (Asoke)
Khlongtoeinuea, Wattana
Bangkok 10110
Tel: 66 2261 1110 (Booking strongly recommended if traveling in big groups)
Nearest BTS: Asoke

 
Wanted to drop by Terminal 21, but we didn't have time --- another to-do list for another trip! 

 
Saw this while crossing the road - the final installment to Twilight :) Caught this movie on my birthday (cuz I just had to see Edward on my birthday). My heart nearly sank at the beginning, nice twist to the story.  Nice closure - was kinda sad for "to be continued" no longer applies to this :( 

 
Alighted at BTS Thong Lo station in search for food. We didn't know which exit to go, so we walked towards Exit3 and 4 to see which side has a higher possibility of leading us to the food street. To our surprise, this is the view we saw when we head towards Exit 4. Lights + people + stalls = food street! 

 
Walked till the end of the food street in search for the famous Wanton noodle stall that was recommended. We couldn't find it, so decided to settle our dinner @ this stall that looked like it had the most number of patrons. 
 
 
In the midst of preparation.

 
Waiting .......

 
 Crabmeat with char siew & dumplings - one of the most expensive bowl of wanton noodles in BKK, costing THB60/bowl. I kinda got a shock when the bill was over 100THB, for we normally pay less than 100THB for 2 pax.

 
While walking back, we saw the food corner that we came here for! It was tucked at a corner, so we missed it the first time round for we were too focused on the stalls along the road.
 
 
Fruit juice corner 

  
Passionfruit ice-blended. Not recommended.

  
 
Leecher was drawn by the array of food displayed @ this stall and proceeded to order.

 
Check out that fire! Woohoo ..... I nearly got scared by it for standing too close in trying to capture the pic. 

  
Pad Thai, with lots of bean sprouts. Not my fave dish. 

 
Then, I saw the recommended wanton mee stall. Recognized the stall based on the bag hanging, for it was the same pic that the blogger took.

 
Ordered the soup version this time round.

 
Trying out DOF. 
 
 
Mango sticky rice to finish off the meal. Generally, the food is OK, just that it was kinda expensive as compared to the other street stalls that we have tried. 

Wanton Noodles, Sticky Rice, Pad Thai
Address: Sukhumvit Soi 38
Alight at Thong Lo BTS, head towards Exit 4
Opening hours: 8pm till 2am
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