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7 Days in Manila and Palawan

7 Days in Manila and Palawan

Philippines
This is my simple summary and itinerary that you can take as reference if one day you are planning to visit Manila and Palawan. Most of the time we use public transport in Manila but in Palawan we use small van own by my friends. Day 1 : Arrive airport at early morning and visit some place in Manila city Pambansang Museo (National Museum of the Philippines) The National Museum of the Philippines(Filipino: Pambansang Museo ng Pilipinas) is the official repository established in 1901 as a natural history and ethnography museum of the Philippines. The museum complex is located next to Rizal Park and near Intramuros in Manila. It houses the Spoliarium, a famous painting of Juan Luna. Rizal Monument The Rizal Monument originally called the Motto Stella is a memorial...

9 Days in Cebu-Manila-Baguio

Philippines
Day 1 : Cebu Manila Bagui "Think Your Next Trip, Think Malaysia Backpackers"   P.S : I'd love to meet you on Twitter : here   Read other perspectives on this topic from awesome group of backpackers at Malaysia Backpackers Group   And if you enjoy this post, please consider sharing it on Facebook or Twitter below
Midnight at Mall Of Asia

Midnight at Mall Of Asia

Philippines
SM Mall of Asia (MOA) is a shopping mall owned and developed by SM Prime Holdings, the largest mall chain owner and developer in the Philippines. SM Mall of Asia is the 2nd largest mall in the Philippines after SM City North EDSA, 3rd largest shopping mall in Asia and the 4th[1] (Ref. Forbes' World's 10 Largest Shopping Malls) largest shopping mall in the world. It has a land area of 42 hectares and has a gross floor area of an approximate 390,193 square metres (4.20000×106 sq ft)[2] and 407,101 square metres (4.38200×106 sq ft) of total area. The mall is located in Bay City, Pasay, Philippines near the SM Central Business Park, the Manila Bay and the southern end of Epifanio de los Santos Avenue. The mall attracts a daily average foot traffic of about 200,000 people. SM Mall of Asia's rei
A Day In Baguio City

A Day In Baguio City

Philippines
The City of Baguio (Ilokano: Ciudad ti Baguio; Filipino: Lungsod ng Baguio) is a highly urbanized city located in the province of Benguet in northern Luzon island of the Philippines. The city has become the center of business and commerce as well as the center of education in the entire Northern Luzon thereby becoming the seat of government of the Cordillera Administrative Region(C.A.R.).[1] According to the 2007 census, Baguio City has a population of 301,926.[2] Baguio City was established by the Americans in 1900 at the site of an Ibaloi village known as Kafagway. The name of the city is derived from the word bagiw in Ibaloi, the indigenous language of the Benguet Region, meaning 'moss'. The city is at an altitude of approximately 1,610 metres (5,280 ft) in the Luzon tropical pine fore...
Kultura the most popular souvenir shop in Philippines

Kultura the most popular souvenir shop in Philippines

Philippines
Kultura Filipino began as a small Filipino handicraft store during the late 1950's, quickly gaining a reputation for creating world class products sold at reasonable prices. Over the years it evolved into a lifestyle retail store showcasing a wide range of furniture, houseware, home decor, wearable fashion, souvenir items and food. In 2003, Kultura Filipino became an affiliate of SM Incorporated. Today, it is the largest Filipino lifestyle retail chain in the country offering a definititve shopping experience for Philippine culture and crafts. Serving both local and international markets, the company continues to expand with a total of 26 branches in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. It is located in major mall outlets - SM Megamall, SM Makati Annex, SM Mall of Asia Main Mall, SM North Edsa ...
Day 7 : End of journey at Honday Bay

Day 7 : End of journey at Honday Bay

Philippines
Day :Island Hopping  at Honda Bay for beaching and snorkeling activity Nothing much different with island in Malaysia but the most important I”m really enjoy the snorkeling with my friends . We went to Pambato West Coral Reef, Snake Island and Isla Pandan Island . Pemabato West Coral Reef actually in the minddle of see and have small hut make by bamboo. People will stop Honda Bay also famous for diving activity , i wish one i will come again for diving Safely arrive to Shah Alam at 3am from Manila. thanks to someone who wake me up while waiting my flight bcoz they change ‘the gate’ and flight is delay for 30 minute if not I will miss the flight. Before that i buy 2 books, the tagalog-english dictionary and conversational filipino in case in the future i will coming back
Day 6: Underground River

Day 6: Underground River

Philippines
Day 6 : Visit Iwahig Prison and  Underground River  then dinner at  Puerto Princesco city We wake up early going to Nara and then take our things  then strayight to Iwahig Prison .I’m very suprise to see the prison that everyone can go in and out and the wife and also girlfriends also can stay for a nite during weekend. Then we buy pack ‘brunch’ at Baker’s Hill and then we goin stright to Underground River. The Underground River is measured to be 8.2 km long. It is easily navigable up to 4.3km and is reputed to be the longest Underground River in ther world . That why his place has become a Natural World Heritage Site. The Underground River is new experience for me and very interesting to see stalagmite and stalactite that form into many formation and also has nomi
Day 5: Volunteer activity at Mainit Falls and Mt Maruyong Resort

Day 5: Volunteer activity at Mainit Falls and Mt Maruyong Resort

Philippines
5th day : Post program activity then going to Mainit Falls for Hot Spring but not so hot hahhaha and Mt Maruyong Resort For post program activitiy that lead by Faith (Pangkat Sulo the 2010 Philippine Contingent 37 th SSEAYP) , I’m and Ino need to fix the fan and light but the problem we dont have chance to see the light and fan function or not because on that time dont have electrict.. I wish i can see the light and the fan are functioning. Just pray for GOD, Amin Then after lunch at tribe house we going to Mainit Falls and also they have Hot Spring there. But the hot spring is not so hot  we spent arount 1 hour then we move to Mt Maruyong Resort to countinue swimming . We have stay for a night because to going back to Nara is very far and Faith very tired. So have post mortem abo
Day 4: Palawan, Here I Come

Day 4: Palawan, Here I Come

Philippines
This trip actually organize by my Filipino friends . we have some volunteer activity (PPA) then the rest is vacation plus adventure trip. Why i call adventure trip because most of time we travel from one place to another place by van. The distance also very far and it takes long hours to reach. The journey start in the morning  where i take flight from Manila to Palawan. Welcoming lunch by Mummy Becky at Badjao Seafront Restaurant . While waiting Bas also friends from Philippine too , I with other friends going to souvenier shop. I dont buy a lot coz worried about my luggage over the limit .so i just buy the t-shirt only. Then we going  Nara the orphanage house that we will stay for a night. Before that we have dinner at Baker’s Hill . Versi Bahasa Malaysia: Perjal
Day 3 : Binondo and Quiapo

Day 3 : Binondo and Quiapo

Philippines
On 3rd day we going to Binondo  and Quiapo , actually the QUIAPO is best known for the Quiapo Church, the official “residence” of the Black Nazarene. Around the Church, one finds many hawkers selling religious articles side by side vendors selling “anting-anting” (charms, herbs, amulets, voodoo items) . I and Marielle are try to check our luck by Fortune Taller. She the most popular Fortune Taller is here. Anyway the are a lot of cheap souvenier you can  bagain here. Then from Quiapo , I went to Binondo to see the China Town . Binondo is an enclave in Manila primarily populated by ethnic Chinese living in the Philippines. Chinatown, Manila(Binondo) is the oldest Chinatown in the world, established in 1594. Mostly the building have Chinese character on their signage. Vers