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Flydazee: Travel deals you shouldn’t miss!

Satisfy your wanderlust with these irresistible offers from Cathay Pacific, Silk Air, Korean Air, and more.

Welcome to Flydazee, the newest section of Zee Lifestyle Online! Here, we break the news and give the lowdown on ultimate travel deals sooner than you can say, “Take off!”



Travel to Maldives with Cathay Pacific

Travel to Maldives with Cathay Pacific

With the popularity of their Buy 1 Take 1 offer, Cathay Pacific has opened its reservations line for a limited time, purely to entertain these bookings.

The Buy 1 Take 1 offer, exclusive to BDO Express and American Express cardholders, gives travelers their second ticket for free upon purchase of a ticket to any destination. Destinations include South Korea (from US $450), Australia (from US $950), India (from US $1,060), Maldives (from US $1,150), the West Coast (from US $1,290), and Africa (from US $1,896).

Free tickets do not include taxes and other surcharges.

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Travel to Taiwan with AirAsia

Travel to Taiwan with AirAsia

Already known for being one of the world’s low-cost airlines, AirAsia further lives up to its name with a special promo exclusive for Security Bank cardholders.

Fly to their two newest routes, Taiwan and Singapore, for only PHP 1,369 and PHP 1,469 respectively. A trip to Kuala Lumpur will also set travelers back a cool PHP 2,669 only. Travel period is until April 30, 2017.

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Travel to Singapore with Philippine Airlines

Travel to Singapore with Philippine Airlines

Do away with the stress of overpacking with Philippine Airlines’ Carry Over Checked In Baggage Allowance. Whether it’s packing everything you need for winter season OOTDs or making sure you have space for all your pasalubong, you can now enjoy a bigger baggage allowance for free. PAL will carry over your checked in baggage allowance from international to domestic travels without charge.

PAL also recently launched a direct flight from Cebu to Singapore—talk about the perfect excuse to shop until you drop without worrying about excess baggage going home!

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Travel to Laos with Silk Air

Travel to Laos with Silk Air

With newly launched flights to Luang Prabang and Vientiane in Laos, Silk Air and parent airline Singapore Airlines take pride in flying to every country in Southeast Asia. Although there are no direct flights from Cebu yet, Silk Air still makes the hidden charms of Laos more accessible to people now, especially with trips to main hub Singapore starting at US $95!

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Travel to Seoul, South Korea with Korean Air

Travel to Seoul, South Korea with Korean Air

You know how everyone likes to buy most—if not all—of their flights during the holidays? Korean Airlines proves it’s for a very good reason with their unbelievable rates. Book now until December 31, 2016 and fly from Cebu to Seoul starting at US $389, to Vancouver starting US $695, and to Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Seattle from US $715. Travel period until April 30, 2017 only.

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Flytpack Travel WiFi (Photo: Facebook)

Flytpack Travel WiFi (Photo: Facebook)

On a recent trip to Taipei, while everyone scoured the streets to look for affordable local SIM cards, my roommate Tricia Ivy Gullas (of The Freeman) introduced me to the Flytpack. It’s a personal wireless modem that lets users have unlimited mobile data over a secure network overseas. The device can accommodate up to five gadgets (or users, if you’re feeling generous), and also doubles as a power bank. With it, my Instagram posts are real time and I can check for directions without worrying about roaming charges! It’s THE ultimate travel essential, one I’m definitely getting for myself next time I take off. – Patty Taboada, editor 

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Find Your Summer Spirit in Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu

Breathe in the tropical atmosphere, as you find summer joys through sight, sound and taste at Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu. Poolside fun during the day, spent serenely and luxuriantly—a refreshment in hand. While the evenings are for outdoor family movie nights, with the ocean waves rippling in the background.

Summer is all of that, and more! Plan an extraordinary weekend with an array of exciting activities that await your arrival. Discover your #ShangriLaSummerSpirit from 15 July to 30 August.

Tiki Bar at Buko Bar

Epicurean Delights by the Pool

Keep yourself fueled up as you splish and splash with the whole crew. Take a quick break from all that summer jazz with Mediterranean and Polynesian-inspired bites exquisitely crafted for your palate. From rice balls and pastas, ice creams to sliders—indulge in tastes and aromas that transport you to a world of endless, golden summers.

Mediterranean Selections at Acqua

A Whimsical Touch

Make it a colourful summer for the kids! Let them explore their own version of paradise with whimsical floaties, sure to keep them happily afloat. Your little ones can now freely kick and play in the water with fun and fascinating, animal-shaped inflatables.

Pleasant Sundowner Tunes

Bid the sun adieu and embrace the sunset hues with live acoustics at the Main Pool from 4pm to 6:30pm.

Tiki Cocktails at Buko Bar

Champagne Bar at Acqua

A Toast to an Endless Summer!

Unwind and savour the tropical vibe as our expert mixologists craft refreshing Tiki cocktails and serve chilled bottles of exquisite champagne by the pool! With a backdrop of swaying palm trees and stunning ocean views, sip on delightful beverages and toast to unforgettable summer moments in paradise.

Family Outdoor Movie Night

Gather your nearest and dearest for an enchanting evening as we set up a large outdoor screen by the pool under the starry night sky. Cozy up as you enjoy a family-friendly movie that will delight both those who are young and young-at-heart at Treasure Island from 7pm to 9pm.

Surrounded by lush greens, let the experience bring you to a world of joy and laughter, creating cherished memories for you and the family. For more information on Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu, you may contact (032) 2310288. You may also follow them on Facebook and Instagram or visit #FindYourSummerSpirit #FindYourShangriLa

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LONDON IN FULL BLOOM: An Exclusive Look at the recent Chelsea Flower Show

Dame Judy Dench (center in white) with gallery owner, Jerry Sibal, Edwin Josue, writer Eva Gullas and artist James Doran-Webb.

The Chelsea Flower Show in London, one of the most prestigious horticultural events in the world, returned in full glory in May 2023, captivating visitors with its stunning displays and landscape designs. Held annually on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London, this year’s show proved to be a true feast for the senses, showcasing an array of breathtaking gardens, vibrant floral arrangements, and innovative landscaping. The 3-day event showcased 36 outdoor gardens, including four balcony gardens for small spaces. Inside the giant pavilion, blooms compete with each other, exotic flowers, roses, and many more.

Princess Kate Middleton walking the booths at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Dame Judy Dench, who owns several of Webb’s pieces in her garden, with James Doran-Webb and Jerry Sibal discussing the works of James.

One of the flower arrangements competing at the show.

The 2023 Chelsea Flower Show embraced a Nature’s Harmony theme, with a strong focus on sustainability and mental health. The show’s organizers emphasized the importance of sustainable gardening practices and biodiversity conservation, inspiring attendees to create beautiful outdoor spaces while preserving and protecting the environment.

One of the floral gazebo displays recycled chairs and salvaged materials.

Shops at the Chelsea Flower Show are mostly from sustainable materials.

What’s Cebu got to do with the Chelsea Flower Show in London? One person. James Doran Webb (, an Englishman working with driftwood, has been displaying his artworks for several years. James collects cast-off driftwood and shapes them into beautiful animal shapes that find places in some of the most iconic gardens. Leaping horses, owls, reindeer, and the occasional dragon, James Webb’s creations are avidly collected by landscapers to add accent to gardens in all sizes, using cast-off wood, fitting perfectly with the sustainable element—something Mr. Webb has done quite well for the last decade.

The impressive dragon of James Doran-Webb


The Philippine International Flower Festival will be held at the PICC in Manila from January 14 to 18, 2024. Watch out for more info from our website!

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Club Serena: A ‘Serene Luxury’ Experience in the Heart of Cebu’s Diving Mecca

photography by GPA Art and Photography

A three-hour drive, or more, depending on traffic, the fishing town of Moalboal in the southwest of Cebu Island is an extremely popular destination for divers and weekenders who love the white sand and pink sunsets. It is also a favorite place to stay for expats looking for a laid-back life of endless coffees or cocktails.

Thankfully, the big chain resorts haven’t discovered it and places to stay are mostly small family-run resorts. But if pampering is what you are looking for, there is only one hotel to book in Moalboal. Club Serena Resort is a 1.7-hectare beachfront property perched above coral rocks, presenting a unique union of luxurious accommodations and a host of activities to be enjoyed. This hidden gem is reached through a dirt road away from the main highway. Fronting a wide swath of white sand beach, it is an easy walk past several smaller resorts to reach the main town.

Recently renovated by noted architect James Jao, the new Club Serena has 17 rooms, three swimming pools, a restaurant, and a beachfront event space, all designed with modern Filipino aesthetic. On the drawing board are more rooms to be added, an expansion of their modern dive shop, and their popular Kids’ Club program. Their food outlet, Mira, offers all-day dining, favorite among visitors and locals, as well as the growing expat community that has settled in Moalboal. 

Club Serena offers diving courses for adults and kids by their resident operator, Seven Seas Aquanauts Phil. Corp, a PADI 5 accredited diving facility operating since 1988. For a complete list of the courses and their rates, please call (+63) 917.872.6367 or (+63) 905.459.5307.

The resort encourages above-water activities as well, and they have several paddle boards and kayaks available for guests to use.

For rates and more information, visit or email or (+63) 917.872.6367 or (+63) 905.459.5307. You can also visit their Facebook page for updates.

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