2017 H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection: Turns Discarded Plastic Into Evening Gowns

From plastic bottles to yarn, from yarn to fabric - H&M has launched their Conscious Exclusive Collection yesterday around the world. 

An ethereal evening gown made from 89 plastic bottles?

The Hero piece in H&M’s new Conscious Exclusive Collection isn’t a basic T-shirt or dress—it’s a pleated, sweeping blush-color gown with swirling ruffles and a billowing skirt. It’s also the first piece of eveningwear ever made with Bionic Yarn, and looks fit for a black-tie gala.

I'm so in love in this piece of art and imagine myself walking on the red carpet. 

"When you talk about sustainable fashion, I still think people have these misconceptions around how it will look. This is one way of showing them what is possible," Johansson told The Huffington Post Australia at a media event in Stockholm.

Japan Travel Guide 2017 : Plan your trip is super easy with Odigo

Planning your trip well helps you get what you want and find the experiences you wish for, without risking your hard-earned days off. Have you ever go to a bookstore and grab yourself a travel guide book before the trip? Some traveller like myself will go online and do some research to plan my trip. And recently I found Odigo, which is even easier for you who are planning a trip to Japan!

There're a lot of informative posts shared by the users around the world, and especially by the local! You can also create your itinerary via the website with all the tips and transport details given. Odigo is basically a full platform for you to get recommendations from local experts, create and customise your itineraries, get directions and also share your trip and travel experiences with others. 

Like myself, I'm a travel blogger and people often ask me about travel tips and must-eat food in Japan, I've then post about my travel experience here to share with more people who would love to go to Japan.

My latest updates for Japan trip:

I would love to share more of my Japan trip experiences on Odigo to help the community, on top of that I can earn Odigo points on my posts which can be redeemed for Amazon gift vouchers, and coming soon with Japan tour packages. It's a super win win way to share and gain at the same time.

Best thing is, I discovered a lot of fun and interesting facts and info from the locals! The posts as below are so informative and cool!

I can't stop myself surfing on Odigo and get more details from the community, they are really good in sharing almost everything about Japan! I found it super interesting, it's better than travel guide book indeed! Can't wait for my next trip to Japan, and I'll definitely do more write up to share with the community. Awww, Japan is worth to pay a visit for sure! Plan your trip today with Odigo.

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Finnair Business Class: Fly from Singapore to Helsinki Finland is so Comfy

I'm so lucky to embark on the #NBEFinland blogger trip with #VisitFinland this year and Thanks to Finnair who was taking care of my return flight from Singapore to Helsinki Finland. I flew the economy class from Singapore to Helsinki, and business class back from Helsinki to Singapore. The experience was incredible!

It was a twelve-hour direct flight and I couldn't imagine if I can sit still for such a long flight at the beginning. And then I found myself an answer - Yes, I prefer a direct flight!

After experiencing on a direct flight with Finnair, I found that it's least tiring, I reserved my energy and I slept so well after two glasses of wines haha.

I can't wait to share my Finnair Business Class Experience with y'all. Here we go!

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There's a special check in counter and private security check lane for business class

I was there three hours before the flight, and enjoyed the Finnair lounge like a boss.
Guess what? There's a sauna here in the lounge!

Feel so cosy here.

A welcomed drink was here with a fabulous glass of champagne

Personally love this system so much!
They elaborate clearly on which hour you will get meal and your entire journey in details.

Menus are so cool!

Thanks to the air crew who took a few photos for me. You guys are awesome!

I really love this experience with Finnair. Although it was a twele-hours long flight but it was fantastic, it didn't get me exhausted like my past experience to travel to Europe with other airlines. I can totally enjoy myself with the in-flight entertainment and food! Yes, their food is super good.

I can't wait to fly again with Finnair. To explore the world, I guess this would be my first choice to fly with.

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12 Reasons to travel to Finland in 2017

Finland is a little hidden gem located far up North. Just back from a two-week trip traveling in Finland, and I feel like I want to move over to Finland and stay for a while. I found so many reasons to travel to Finland in no time, I can't wait to share it with all of you lovely travellers.

Photo from : http://www.nordicadventuretrails.com/discografie/
1) The Northern Lights in Finland
It's definitely on my bucket list this year! I couldn't make it for Northern Lights during my trip to Finland two weeks ago as the schedule is quite full, but I'm definitely going back again for this. The best place to spot northern lights is in Lapland Finland. They also called it The Aurora Borealis, more likely appear over 200 nights a year in Lapland, it's almost every night. This year you can take witness the northern lights to the next level as several northern destinations are opening up new and unique accommodation options.

2) Creative Food & Fine Dining in Finland
I've travelled to a few European countries such as France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Ireland, but I found Finland is the only place that I can survive without instant cup noodle even after two weeks. Finland has really creative and quality food scene that bright up my everyday. And I realised Helsinki, Finland's capital has the most vibrant food scenes in Europe. Their food is super delicious and detailed, really happy that I've tried a lot of good food and it's definitely a place for food hunting.

3) Instagram-worthy places & postcards view in Finland
I can easily take an instagram-worthy photo like this in Finland. They have way too many postcard's view scenery in this country! You can simply just snap it with your phone and it comes out like wow! I really love every corner and every part of this country. Space to breathe, time to dream. You can find these treasures in Finland, where the lakes are many and the people are few.

Photo from one of my favorite travel blogger, Sofia:

4) Finland is the safest place in the world.
I feel safe walking alone in city parks or use public transport regardless of the hour. Finland also one of the few countries where lost wallets and mobile phones get returned based on Reader's Digest. People are so kind and honest, super pure and loved, I feel that this is the place that people aren't "polluted". The extremely low-level of crime makes Finland an ideal place for solo travelers, families and elderly travelers who might feel more vulnerable than others in cities that are known to have their fair share of crime. 

Photo from Hanna

5) Everyone speaks English in Finland
It's so easy to communicate with the people here as everyone speaks English, perfect for solo traveller too, you can simply ask anyone on the road if you need any help. 

Photo from www.keliautigera.lt

6) I admire the "honesty system" in Finland
There won't be anyone go into the tram to check your ticket, or anyone issue you a fine if you didn't pay for your car park. Everyone just does what they need to do by default. The Finns are so honest and this really impressed me! In many countries, rules are implemented and use to control and guide people to do what they should have done to make things fair. But in Finland, they seem don't really need any of this, they will passively do the Right Thing by their own. I love this culture, it just made me feel love everywhere! It should be like this in anywhere in the world!

Meet my beautiful Finnish friend - Hanna 

7) Asian are so welcomed by the people in Finland
This is what I strongly feel when I was in Finland! You hardly see Asians in Finland and maybe that's the reason why the Finnish are so happy when they see us in their country haha! They are so friendly and they will just talk to you no matter you are in a tram or in a coffee shop. I feel so welcomed and I couldn't get this feeling in any other European country so far. And I found myself loving Finland more and more because of the people! 

8) Art & Design district in Finland
Finland is a true design nation! Finnish culture and a strong craft tradition have brought up some of the world's most impressive designs, designers and designs related brands. I love one of their famous brands - Marimekko, it's not just something you see but something you experience. And their art centres are also must-visit places to spend an afternoon during your trip with no regrets.

Photo from http://www.fragrantica.com
9) Sauna is everywhere here in Finland
Sauna is such a big thing in Finland! It's a common recreational activity where Finns go both to socialize and use for its relaxation purposes. There are reportedly three million saunas in Finland, a lot of them in private households. You can also experience the sauna and followed by dipping yourself into the ice hole, how cool!

Photo from visitfinland.com
10) Santa Claus is from Finland
Did you know Santa Claus is from Finland, and you can meet him in person??? You can visit to Santa's office and enjoy a private chat with him at Rovaniemi each day of the year! I can't wait to see him and take unlimited selfies with him and the reindeers.

11) Stop Over in Finland
I've experienced the Stop Over activities in Finland and it was Amazing! It you fancy a peaceful break while traveling between continents like me, Finland is the place to stop and breathe! Their StopOver option provides passengers time to explore Finland from 5 hours to 5 days with endless possibilities to build your itinerary. You can do hiking like me in the National Park which is just half an hour drive away from Helsinki city, or simply spend half a day shopping and cafe-hopping in the city.

12) Most beautiful people in the world
Tall, fair, blue-eyed Vikings and beautiful blonde women are found in Finland! I met a few of them and they are so gorgeous! And I guess this is a super good reason to visit Finland haha! By the way, can I have their crystal blue eyes please?

So what are you waiting for?
I'm planning for my next trip already haha!!!

Travel to Macao 2017 - Itinerary & Guide

Macau is a small peninsula in mainland China, just west of Hong Kong and is best known for its casino’s and widespread gambling establishments. It is listed as The most densely populated region of the World with almost 700,000 living in an area just 30.3km.

The region was originally a Portuguese colony between 1557 and 1999 when the region was handed back to China. In fact one of the most visited places on Macau are the ‘Ruins of St Paul’ which was originally the church of Mater Dei (Mother of God) and it was built-in the first part of the 17th century.

When it comes to beautiful and memorable places in Macau, images of Senado Square, the Ruins of St. Paul and Taipa Village quickly come to mind. However, it is St Lazarus district that I find to best exemplify Macau’s charm and beauty.

What impressed me about Macau was hardly the casinos, but the many of UNESCO Heritage Sites, ranging from Ruins of St. Paul's to A-Ma Temple and many more which are also known as “The Historic Centre of Macau” with their own respective background stories. Are you one of those travelers who misunderstood Macau’s real beauty like I did before?  If yes, plan your trip like myself to experience the real beauty and some exiting shows and festival experience in Macao.

5 Days Macao Itinerary:

Day 1:
Checked-in Hotel –Ruins of St. Paul’s – Mount Fortress – Macau Museum – Company of Jesus Square – Senado Square – St. Dominic’s Church - Holy House of Mercy – ‘Leal Senado’ Building – Sam Kai Vui Kun (Kuan Tai Temple) – San Man Lo (Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro) & Rua da Felicidade Business Circle

Day 2:
Coloane Village (for the famous Lord Stow’s Portuguese Egg Tarts) – Pier 16 Macau 3D World – Lunch – The House of Magic – Macao Tower –  Bungy Jump – Sky Walk – Three Lamp District for shopping and dinner – Macao Light Festival –The Macau International Fireworks Display Contest

Day 3:
St. Anthony’s Church – Casa Garden – Barra Square – A-Ma Temple – Moorish Barracks – Lilau Square – Mandarin’s House – St. Lawrence’s Church – St. Joseph’s Seminary & Church – Guia Fortress – City of Dreams (for House of Dancing Water show)

Day 4:
Shopping at San Man Lo (Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro) & Rua da Felicidade (Red House) Business Circle – New Yaohan  – Grand Lisboa – One Central Plaza Promenade  – MGM Macau (Water-Sky Aquarium) –Red Sandalwood Art Exhibition of Old Beijing City Gates at MGM Macau – Macao Food Festival for Dinner

Day 5:
Galaxy Macao ( Fortune Diamond ) – Tap Seac Gallery for photo shooting – S. Domingos District for some souvenir shopping – So Spa – Sofitel Macao at Ponte 16 – Check out hotel

Charlene's 2016 : A year of Traveling

It's Day 365. A day to review everything in this year. It's indeed a Year that from something to nothing, and from nothing to something. Lol, kinda complicated but yes, I've grown up a lot in terms of EQ and IQ.

My 2016 started with this memorable trip to Maldives! Sounds like a wonderful trip, actually yes and no, as I went there because of breaking up with my ex lol!! But the trip was remarkable because I experienced their crystal clear water and went to a sand bank! Also snorkeling with baby sharks, how cool! Actually I miss it already, wanna go again with my MR. Right in the near future, for the glow in the flow. ( glowing phenomenon at the seaside, kinda feel like get into an Avatar world )

Dior KLCC : Grand Opening 2016 December

Congrats to Dior Women boutique launched in Suria KLCC on the 1st of December 2016 with an exclusive mini Lady Dior Bag created with the House's extraordinary savoir-faire. I'm seriously excited about their store's design and their bags of course!

I was told that this is so far the most modern Dior boutique in the world! Yay for Malaysia! Inspired by the original, World's famous corner store on Avenue Montaigne in Paris, there's a lot of art pieces are hiding in the store. I was amazed by the in-house tour with their store's manager to discover the treasures. Besides of shoes, accessories and bags, they also have a selection of Ready-To-Wear and VIP room for better shopping experience.