Beijing – opening door to tourists without Visa

In hope to increase the tourism industry in Beijing, China, the country’s tourism department started a visa-waiver program which will give tourist a break from the tedious process of visiting the city’s famous landmarks for trips or vacation.

The program will give way to all business travelers and tourists from 45 countries, in which they can visit and stay in Beijing for 72 hours or 3 days, without visa.  Transit passengers from Canada, United States, members of European Union, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, South Korea, Japan and the United Arab Emirates, are just some of the eligible nationalities to take advantage of this program.

January 1, 2013 is the date to mark on the calendar to all qualified tourist, who can visit the famous Forbidden City, experience motor homes show, finest camping facilities and watch plays at Beijing Theatre.  As what the announcement stated that they are allowing, “….foreigners from 45 countries with visas and plane tickets to a third country to transit through Beijing for 72 hours without a visa.” This is indeed a good news for business men and travelers alike, because it will open both ways for China to present their greatest city to the world and diversify business opportunities.

Bad news is, Philippines is not listed in the countries included in the program. There is really no reason to feel bad about it because, still all Filipino travelers can go to Beijing, though they only need to pass the migration office in the airport just like other travelers, and have their Visa approved.



FREE David Guetta or King and I from Globe!!

Hail to all Globe Platinum subscribers, for you all got a chance to get free invites to attend the most anticipated events this October: David Guetta Live at the SM Mall of Asia Arena and The King and I at the Newport Performing Arts Theater.

It’s amazing because it’s as easy as filling out a survey form, to attend the event of your choice. No sweat! Easy as that! Honestly, I have no idea until when the survey form will be open for all Platinum plan subscriber to have a chance to get invites for free. When I check out Globe Telecom’s survey form here it’s still active so I guess, you can still give it a shot until October 10 for David Guetta’s event and October 27 to get a private show of the King and I.

For more details of the King and I show, visit or call (632) 836-6333. Now for David Guetta’s event, check out my previous post written way back August, to learn more about details of the show.

Calling all Potter fans!

If you’re too addicted (or probably in love) of J.K Rowlings famous character Harry Potter, here’s a treat for you.

Daniel Clarkson and Jeff Turner will be in Manila soon to perform the remarkable Harry Potter parody, Potted Potter on stage. It’s an all fun and will surely tickle all your funny bones, as Dan and Jeff put on their silly wigs and strings as they bring Harry Potter in a different perspective. Forget the drama, because after their successful acts in New York and Canada, all kids and kids at heart get to enjoy the in-jokes as they bring the laughter here in Manila.

Mark your calendar all you Potter fans, and see them live at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, 4th Floor, RCBC Plaza, Ayala Ave. cor. Gil Puyat Ave. Makati City. Perfomances will be on August 28, 29, 30 – 7:30 PM, September 1 – 2:30 PM / 5:00 PM / 7:30 PM and September 2 – 5:00 PM & 7:30 PM. What’s even great is National Bookstore and Powerbooks gives all Laking National and Powercard holders Potted Potter tickets for FREE! The first 20 card holders to book 4 or more Potted Potter tickets, get to snag 2 more pass for free. You all have up until July 31, to purchase and get free tickets just by flashing your Laking National card and Powercard. You can drop by at any Powerbooks or National Bookstore near you to know more about the promo, and even ask for the promo code you can use if you will purchase your tickets online or at any TicketWorld outlets. Most likely, if you’re a Laking National or Powercard card holder, check out your email to avail and use the promo code. Ticket prices are Orchestra: P2,950, Loge: P1,900 and Balcony: P950 and can only be purchased at TicketWorld and Ticket Protect.

Like or visit to know more about Potted Potter.

See you there! 😀