[Hotel Review] Batam Marriott Habour Bay

It has taken me this long to try this property.

While I had my eyes on this spot pre-COVID, prices were hovering around SGD300+ which was too expensive for Batam. So COVID came and went (or still around) and the idea for a short family trip came up, I decided to spring for this as the prices had gone down and I would be able to utilize my Suite Night Awards (SNA) which otherwise would have expired end 2023.

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[Hotel Review] Mondrian Singapore Duxton

Remember my obsession with new hotels? Yup this is one of them.

Also have not experienced a Mondrian property before – Accor markets the Mondrian brand as “Sleek and SculptiralAlways at the heart of the most exciting cultural scenes in the world, Mondrian serves up innovation and creativity with it progressive forward thinking approach that plays with perspective and makes you dream, meaning both guests and locals alike can immerse themselves in the culture of each city it inhabits“.

Impressed yet?

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[Flight Review] Starlux-ury: JX731 Taipei (TPE) -Singapore (SIN) Business (A350-900)

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Mustering as much energy as I could to peel myself away from the Galactic Lounge, I bounded off to my gate in anticipation of the highlight of my trip. This flight was also supposed to be the A330neo but the airline later decided to put the A350 on this route instead – yay to doors in business class!

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[Lounge Review] Starlux-ury: GALATIC Lounge, Taoyuan Airport, Taiwan

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I was super excited to check out this flagship lounge and thanks for APEC card, I was able to somewhat breeze through the chaos that Taoyuan Airport is at 530am.

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[Hotel Review] Starlux-ury: Hilton Taipei Sinban

With the inaugural flight out of the way, it was time to make my way to my home for the next 3 days! This stay ended up with more hiccups than I anticipated though but I survived.

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[Flight Review] Starlux-ury: JX732 Singapore (SIN) – Taipei (TPE) – Economy (A350-900)

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  • JX732 SIN to TPE (Economy)
  • Hilton Taipei Sinban
  • GALATIC Lounge
  • JX731 TPE to SIN (Business)

Here I go! Getting the spider-man themed flight was a cute bonus, though I’m not particularly a fan of spidey himself. You’ll see plenty of the theme throughout this review.

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