Category Archives: East & Southeast Asia

Hotel Review: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore (May 2019)

Hello everyone. Firstly, I hope that you are all well and safe, especially during COVID-19. I apologize for the lengthy delay in writing an update on BuildingMyBento.  My plans of moving to Japan earlier this were swiftly dashed as a … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Eat Me, Bangkok, Thailand

Disclaimer: In exchange for a review, I was invited by the lovely Ann at The Marcom Pro to enjoy dinner and cocktails at this restaurant. Located at 16 Convent Road, slightly detached from the major expat and nightlife scene in … Continue reading

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Hotel Review: Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Sukhumvit 15

Disclaimer: In exchange for two nights, I am writing this review.  Additionally, I would like to specifically thank Ann at The Marcom Pro for helping to arrange this review, and Jern, a marketing manager at this hotel, for meeting with … Continue reading

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Hotel Review: Pullman King Power Bangkok, Thailand

Disclaimer: In exchange for a two-night stay at this #BangkokCityHotel, I am writing this review. The Pullman King Power Bangkok is located in the Phaya Thai neighborhood of the sprawling Thai capital.  It is near to the transportation nexus of … Continue reading

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Hotel Review: Hotel Tavinos Hamamatsucho, Tokyo

Disclaimer: In exchange for two nights in a Hollywood Double room, I am writing this review.  Photos are my own, and from the Hotel Tavinos Hamamatsucho. Tokyo-based Fujita Kanko’s newest brand, Hotel Tavinos, was opened to the public on August … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: The Chocolate Buffet at The Sukhothai, Bangkok

Disclaimer: In exchange for two chocolate buffets, I am writing this review. Although a few Thai desserts come to mind, when I’m traveling to Bangkok, my mind is set on the spicy mains, the soups, and exotic juices. However, if … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: The House of Smooth Curry at The Athenee Hotel, Bangkok

Disclaimer: In exchange for a review, I was invited to lunch at The House of Smooth Curry.  Photos are both my own, and of the restaurant. In Bangkok, one is never bereft of choices.  Hotels pop up left and right, … Continue reading

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Hotel Review: Conrad Centennial Singapore

Disclaimer: In exchange for this hotel review, I received a one night-stay in Singapore in one of the Conrad Centennial Singapore’s Executive Twin rooms. Rarely have I stayed at a hotel where nearly everything was enjoyable.  By and large, I’d … Continue reading

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Hotel Review: Raffles Jakarta, Indonesia

Disclaimer: In exchange for a one night’s stay in the Raffles Room with dinner at the Raffles Jakarta, I am writing this review. My colleague was interested in visiting the Indonesian megalopolis, so as a former resident, I was glad … Continue reading

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Hotel Review: Hotel Nikko Bangkok, Thailand

Disclaimer: In exchange for this hotel review, I received a stay in Bangkok, Thailand in one of the Hotel Nikko’s Premier Corner rooms. Though I’ve visited Bangkok many times, I haven’t changed the location of the hotel much.  Generally, I … Continue reading

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