Celebrities and their Asian destinations this Holy Week

by Myrna Fernando
Apr 16, 2017
Ruffa Gutierrez: "Bali bucket list: the crystal clear waters of Karma Kandara Beach Club," where she had a swim with boyfriend Jordan Mouyal.

Japan is this year's top Holy Week destination of stars.

Its "clear and cool" weather and the cherry blossoms season are enough reasons to book a flight and enjoy a well-deserved break.

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But more Asian countries are fast becoming celebrity favorites, too.

Here are the runners-up:

South Korea

Jennylyn Mercado, her son Jazz, and boyfriend Dennis Trillo flew to Seoul, wherethe actress got reunited with her dad Noli Pineda.

She also spotted a bus ad of Steffi Cheon, the character she will be playing in her upcoming soap My Love From The Star.

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Dennis captioned this with "Seoul mates"

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James Reid (third from right), Nadine Lustre second from right, Kiana Valenciano (second from left), Sam Concepcion (third from left), Alex Diaz (right), and their squad are back in South Korea.

It may be recalled that the same group joined Nadine's birthday celebration in the same country.

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Lauren Reid just left Jeju Island, which is known for its beach resorts, volcanic landscape of craters, and cave-like lava tubes.

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This time, they watched the Coldplay concert held on April 15.

Tricia Centenera has been "Seoul searching," and had a museum "marathon."

Roxanne Guinoo and her family spent their first day in Lotte World Adventure, which has the world's largest indoor theme park.

That's Richard Juan savoring his first "moment" with cherry blossoms in Seoul.

Prior to this trip, the Kapamilya newbie spent two days in Taipei, Taiwan, and also dropped by Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Thanks to Coldplay's April 12 concert, a lot of celebrities flew to Taipei and decided to do some sightseeing in the small country, too.

Princess Velasco with husband, Dr. Bistek Rosario, and Ehra Madrigal with husband, Tom Yeung

Sitti and husband Joey Ramirez

Valerie Concepcion

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KZ Tandingan and boyfriend TJ Monterde

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Maricar Reyes and Richard Poon visited the latter's mom, who took them to "new food places."

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Venus Raj arrived in Taiwan on April 15.

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Ruffa Gutierrez, daughters Lorin and Venice, and boyfriend Jordan Mouyal arrived in Bali four days ago.

"Gorgeous and versatile" were the star's adjectives for the island.

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One of the former beauty queen's "Bali bucket list" was crossed off this time after she experienced swimming in the "crystal clear" waters of Karma Kandara Beach Club. Aside from its white sand, it has its own blue lagoon.

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Derick Monasterio and his family checked in at Conrad Bali, a five-star hotel.

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Ariella Arida is "at peace with nature" in Ubud, where Julia Roberts's movie Eat, Pray, and Love was shot.

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Martin del Rosario did some serious sunbathing in W Bali Seminyak.

Alfred Vargas brought his family to Bali, where they swam and went to Kemenuh Butterfly Park and Bali Bird Park.

Hong Kong

Gretchen Barretto arrived in Hong Kong on April 15.

Julia Barretto and Erich Gonzales had so much fun in Ocean Park on April 14.

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Maxene Magalona and fiance Rob Manaquil are in Hong Kong, where the latter celebrated his birthday.


Kris Bernal picked Langkawi, Malaysia, which is a "tropical paradise" and a quieter place during Holy Week.

Aside from showing off her "hairless" body, Kris got to snorkel, sunbathe, and try a variety of cuisines.

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Sunshine Dizon and her kids went to Legoland in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Donny Pangilinan spent most of the week in Kuala Lumpur before joining his cousin Kiana Valenciano and the JaDine Squad in Seoul, where he watched the Coldplay concert.

Donnie was among the Philippine delegates to the awards night of Influence Asia 2017, which was also attended by Louise delos Reyes...

Alodia Gosiengfiao

...and Carla Humphries.

Other celebs who went to the event were Donnalyn Bartolome, Daniel Marsh, etc.

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