Trip to Asia 2016

On a trip to Asia in March 2016 I decided to take the tiny GoPro session alongside my usual Sony DSLR for some additional footage. The Session got off to a bad start as it never saved any of the footage it was recording in Glasgow airport – which messed up my intro. Then it got more frustrating when we landed as its too bulky to put in your pocket, so I kept having to carry it around. The final straw was when it would refuse to record at all.

The trip was mostly captured on my Sony A57 as a result of the poor GoPro Session, and can be watched in full below.

Our hotels consisted of:

JA Ocean View, Dubai - a beautiful and modern hotel right on Jumeriah beach with a great pool and beach access. The rooms are brightly decorated and have balconies looking out over the beach towards the palm. Location was great, however service from staff was lacking in friendliness.

Dinner in The Observatory, Marriott Dubai

View from the Burj Kalifha

Corus Hotel, Kuala Lumpur – my second stay in this small, older style, hotel. Its located right in the middle of the city and has a comfortable, homely feel to it. The staff are always so helpful and kind. Our room this time looked out over the KLCC park which was pretty nice. Previously we have had a room which looks out at the Petronas Towers. Definitely worth staying here, highly recommend.

Kuala Lumpur

Aleenta Resort and Spa, Phuket – a beautiful beachside, Thai paradise. Located 20 – 30 mins from the Phuket Airport on a private stretch of beach. Nothing nearby this hotel which would make you get itchy feet after more than 5 days. We got a £30 taxi into Patong one evening for dinner and a change of scenery – the taxi rank opposite the hotel entrance is great for affordable trips.

Aleenta Hotel Room

The Fullerton, Singapore – this hotel is near the top of my list of favourite hotels, after the Marina Bay Sands, obviously. The huge hotel has buckets of history and the heritage room which we stayed in is luxurious and full of old charm. The pool is a real treat, especially early in the morning when nobody else is awake yet. Staff even put on balloons and cake for Traci birthday which was nice surprise!