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Holiday in the Philippines any Ideas?

Postby raden888 » Sun, 02 May 2010 1:12 pm

Hi y'all,

I have been thinking of making a trip to the Philippines, however, a little hesitant. You see my last trip was way way back in 80's pre people power!! The memories that stuck with me were the gun toting mall security guards,typhoons (I was there when a Cat 5 typhoon struck , quite amazing wandering the morning after and gazing at those capsized ships in Manila Bay.

So this is the deal, what the to do list in the Philippines?

Has anyone here been to the Boracay Island ?What's the to do list in Boracay?

I am planning at staying at Shangri-la Boracay, so far they have not disappointed me as a hotel group, well with the exception of their 'resort' in Sentosa. That's trashy! Any other suggestions?

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Postby Plavt » Sun, 02 May 2010 2:56 pm

Try to find a copy of the 'Lonely Planet' travel guide, they are usually written by people who have travelled/lived in the country, list dangers and annoyances and have sections on women travellers and where to get medical help if needed.

Borocay although I haven't been there is one of those places where you go everywhere by boat (so my filipino friends tell me). Plenty to see, plenty of places to go and even if you hire a taxi for a day it won't cost very much (in some cases that's the best option). Hope this helps.

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Postby nakatago » Sun, 02 May 2010 3:31 pm

just to warn you since it's may already, the afternoon showers will begin soon.
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Postby Vaucluse » Mon, 03 May 2010 1:37 pm

Boracay? Sure . . . nice . . . but may as well be fairly well anywhere in SEAsia . . .

Shang? Yup, nice place


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Postby Girl_Next_Door » Mon, 03 May 2010 5:55 pm

I adore Boracay! Great place, great people, great food! Yes, one might claimed that there are a lot of places that have great people and food, but Boracay have a little "something" that is hard to describe...

Although I have to confess that the last time I was there, is 2 years ago. Things might have changed in the past 2 years.

Not sure where is Shang in Boracay, but staying around Boat Station 1 is a good bet if you are into nice resorts, and staying in the nice resorts. Boat Station 2 have more "life", if you know what I mean. Nonetheless, its about 10-15 minutes walk from Boat Station 1 to 2.

Nakatago is right, May is a rainy season, so you might want to do a rain-check (literally!) on that.

Personally... Boracay is the only part of Philippines that have managed to impressed me. I was told Bohol is interesting as well, so you might want to investigate that direction while you are at it.

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Postby Mad Scientist » Mon, 03 May 2010 6:08 pm

Try Cebu , you can fly via Manila. Not sure can go direct from SG . Tradewinds use to fly direct.
Cheap Seafood. good for snorkelling and quite good hotel and resort even casino
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Postby Vaucluse » Mon, 03 May 2010 7:51 pm

Mad Scientist wrote:Try Cebu , you can fly via Manila. Not sure can go direct from SG . Tradewinds use to fly direct.
Cheap Seafood. good for snorkelling and quite good hotel and resort even casino


And there's a Shang there as well . . . I must have stayed there or a combined three months over a two-year span overseeing the setting up of Globe T's network infrastructure

Nice place and nice ladies . . . if you're into that kind of thing
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Postby nakatago » Mon, 03 May 2010 8:03 pm

Mad Scientist wrote:Not sure can go direct from SG .


Yes, you can.

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Postby Mad Scientist » Tue, 04 May 2010 4:00 am

Vaucluse wrote:
Mad Scientist wrote:Try Cebu , you can fly via Manila. Not sure can go direct from SG . Tradewinds use to fly direct.
Cheap Seafood. good for snorkelling and quite good hotel and resort even casino


And there's a Shang there as well . . . I must have stayed there or a combined three months over a two-year span overseeing the setting up of Globe T's network infrastructure

Nice place and nice ladies . . . if you're into that kind of thing


Hey V

I was there setting up electronic manufacturing plant for 6 months. I stayed in Cebu Midtown. A bit crappy but right in the middle of town.
During weekend we went for snorkelling near the coastal. Not bad

Ah yes..... nice ladies too :lol:
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Postby morenangpinay » Wed, 05 May 2010 9:57 pm

well for beaches there is bohol, pagudpud, siargao, el nido, pearl farm, dakak, camiguin, caramoan..

if you are going this may check out the santacruzans and fiestas in the barrios.

As for me, i wanna go to batanes.

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 05 May 2010 11:52 pm

morenangpinay wrote:As for me, i wanna go to batanes.


Did you know that Batanes has four seasons?

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Postby Vaucluse » Thu, 06 May 2010 11:57 am

nakatago wrote:
morenangpinay wrote:As for me, i wanna go to batanes.


Did you know that Batanes has four seasons?


A Four Seasons? That is surprising.
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Postby raden888 » Thu, 06 May 2010 11:00 pm

Wow ... I am liking Batanes.It seems like a unique place but suppose I should go in dry season :D or try the so called local winter season.

I suspect the locals must be related to Taiwan's aboriginal population.

Yeah, I have been to Cebu. The ladies are nice but I am a good Catholic lad so don't go poking where I shouldn't. :P

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 06 May 2010 11:10 pm

A good "Catholic" Lad? You weren't the pokee, not the poker were you? :P

Yes, in light of the current situation in the Vatican, it's in rather poor taste, but I have to live with a Catholic who thinks she's just one small step removed from being Mother Theresa. And looking at all the wayward souls in my flat, I'm beginning to believe it! Fortunately, Mother Theresa she's not! She made one huge SIN. She married a PAGAN in direct violation of the Advocate Father's admonition here in Singapore. I guess she wouldn't have been a good Muslim as she liked pork! :cool:

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Postby morenangpinay » Sat, 08 May 2010 8:15 am

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i wanna see this place..pacita abad's house. :)

i didnt know they have four seasons? really? :) the wuthering heights of the Philippines


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