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Mike Aquino

I’m Mike Aquino – I write for a living, which means my office is anywhere I plug in my laptop. I’m based in Manila at the moment, but I’ve had spells working as an advertising copywriter in Singapore and Malaysia. In that previous life, I worked at FCB, Bozell, Publicis-AMA, and Mandate Advertising (Singapore). I’m currently the guide in charge of About.com Southeast Asia Travel.

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Sights and sounds: A tour of Georgetown

GEORGETOWN in Penang, Malaysia is a hotspot for history buffs; the town was once a British colonial trade depot serving as the foundation for the district’s dining, shopping and cultural attractions....

Eastwood Richmonde Hotel: Business class in Manila

A ROOM at the Eastwood Richmonde Hotel is not a bad deal for business travelers in Manila: check into one of the hotel’s 138 rooms and suites (which all have amazing...

Shopping in Kuala Lumpur: A guide

By Mike Aquino Shopping in Kuala Lumpur can be very rewarding. You’ll find a mall, market, or night market (pasar malam) in practically every corner of the Malaysian capital, almost...