Sharing with you an announcement from UNESCO Bangkok regarding the Call for Entries: 2012 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation.

Projects involving buildings more than fifty years old which were completed within the last ten years are eligible for consideration. Houses, commercial, cultural, religious, industrial or institutional buildings, gardens and bridges, for example, are all eligible for consideration. Public-private partnership projects such as historic towns, urban quarters and rural settlements where the essential elements are more than 50 years old are all eligible.

Established since 2000, the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation recognizes the achievement of individuals and organizations within the private sector, and public-private initiatives, in successfully restoring structures of heritage value in the Asia-Pacific region.

In addition to the established awards, the “Jury Commendation for Innovation” will also be judged. The Jury Commendation for Innovation recognizes newly-built structures which demonstrate outstanding standards for contemporary architectural design which are well integrated into historic contexts.

The Heritage Award entries with an official 2012 entry form and relevant materials such as drawings, photographs, a project description have to be submitted by 31 March 2012 (Deadline for receipt of entries) to:

Culture Unit
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNESCO Bangkok Office
920 Sukhumvit Road
Bangkok 10110 , Thailand
Email: heritageawards.bgk@unesco.org

For more information and to download entry forms, please visit the following website: http://www.unescobkk.org/news/article/2012-unesco-asia-pacific-heritage-awards-call-for-entries/

Dining Recommendations in Boracay

This summer, you probably chose the sensational sea, sand and sun of Boracay island to be your grand summer getaway. You can be sure, beach bummers and vacationers will be out in force in the island’s restaurants and bars, seeing and being seen this summer season. So come on, hole up in these restaurants for relaxed dining and partying at a reasonable prices....

Aria Italian Restaurant

To complete the feeling that you are really on a holiday, I suggest to go Italian for lunch at Aria Italian Restaurant nestled at the front of D'Mall in Boracay. For me, Pasta and Pizza is  the general idea of Italian food. It is such a big part of Italian cuisine.


Or try Friday's for dinner! They are well known for "Famous Friday's Night Buffet". The buffet is serve three times in a week from Monday, serving traditional Filipino buffet, Wednesday, Viva Italiana Buffet and Friday, catering BBQ and Grill Buffet.The restaurant has a great ambiance. Majority of restaurants in Bora are offering dine-by-the-beach-while-the-sun-sets but Friday's beach front is different among others because it is perfectly positioned on Boracay's eye-catching White Beach. Plus, it offers delectable cuisine.

Nigi Nigi

Breakfast like a king! Try Nigi Nigi's Millionaire's Meal: Brewed Coffee, toast, butter, jam, huevos mejicanos, bacon, beans, cheese, sausage, buttered mushroom and fruit. 


Indulge in a creamy, summer treat from authentic Italian Ice cream from Gelato that will definitely melt your cold, cold heart.

Jonah's Fruit Shake and Snack Bar

Jonah's is popular among netizens for it's frothy fruit and milk shakes. So I tried, I asked what was their bestseller, the crew suggested their Tropical Shake. Two thumbs up!

The Beach Café, Le Soliel de Boracay

Their Buffet was priced at P396 net per person plus unlimited iced tea.  Dinner starts from 6:30PM to 10:00PM. Judging from three days of flavorful journey  in this famous island, Beach Café serves the best oysters.I have no idea how the oysters were prepared but I'm sure it was not steamed. The texture was between cooked and raw.

Don Vito Ristorante Italiano

Dine and Wine at Don Vito Ristorante Italiano. This is also not a restaurant where the waiter automatically recommends the most expensive wine on the menu. The restaurant has liquor and wine list offering a wide selection to complement Italian meals. Nonalcoholic beverages include coolers, specialty coffees and hot teas. There has been a lot of buzz about this place and it's easy to see why. From the cool ambiance to the fine spread of comfort food, the restaurant has hit the mark.


Put your bad feelings under the bridge. Have a good time! Party like its the end of the world with good collaboration and choices of pop songs only at Epic!

Club Summer Place

  At cheerful atmosphere of Club Summer Place, beat the Pacquaio's Punch. With its loud and super nice choice of music, dancing is surely a very fun and entertaining thing to do in this bar. Party until the early hours of the next morning.