Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Day 5: Honda Bay & arrive Cebu

It was another day of disappointment as PPUR is closed and I have to quickly organise another tour to Honda bay where the tour cover 3 islands of better and nice white sand beach as the inland do not have a nice beach. The tour cover 3 islands namely Starfish Island, Luli Island & Cowry Island.

Then the tour end and sent back to the resort at around 5pm. The resort owner is nice where it provide me facility to bath before I depart from the airport to Cebu.

Reaching Cebu very late night and took a cab to the city area where the bus stop to the south of Cebu heading to Taanawan for whale shark watching.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Day 4: Walking tour @Puerto Princessa

Today would be a walking tour of city of Puerto Princessa since the PPUR is closed and a very disappointed day personally. So I took a tuk tuk to the city baywalk and the start my walk towards the Immaculate Conception Cathedral and then visit Plaza Cuartel next to the church. Then walk along the street of rizal avenue and pass by the Palawan Museum. Along the way until the very end of rizal avenue at the east would be the Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Memorial Museum.

After a tough and tiring day of walking through the morning then I stop by a beach but it is disappointed as the beach condition is not good at all and no view. I quickly walk out and drop by a local restaurant for a lunch with roasted chicken. Ending my day with a nice local Philippines massage before going back to the hotel room.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Day 3: Puerto Princessa

After a breakfast at a local fast food chain then took the Airport bus from Robinson Mall at 10am for my flight to Puerto Princessa.

Reached around 4pm and the weather at Puerto Princessa is terrible as the rain welcome me once I reached. The weather forecast at Puerto Princessa is not good as rain shower expected and the 7 wonder nature of the world PPUR is closed for several days and I can’t manage to visit this world heritage site.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Day 2: Visit Manila & Intramurous

Today is a Manila walking tour as I start my day early with a simple breakfast at local 7-11 and start my walk towards Rizal Park then continue to Intramurous. Intramurous is huge and my focus is the world heritage church ‘San Agustine’ and it was a Sunday and so happen I experience the Sunday service as well at the church. Then visited the San Agustine museum. Continue to Casa Manila next to the church which is worth a visit on a local heritage home.

After lunch at Chow Mein a local fast food, then walk towards Fort Santiago another historical place around Intramurous and Manila. After complete our attraction then walk towards Chinatown across the bridge to experience the local busy street experience at Chinatown Manila. Also experience the local train LRT back to Robinson Mall.

Have a simple dinner around Robinson Mall and then visit a famous La Café with a beer and experience the Philippines go-go bar.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Philippines Typhoon & Dangerous City Experience during October Blog

Day 1: Arrival to Manila Arrived Manila around lunch time and have an Asian cuisine at the airport before departing on the Airport transfer to Robinson Shopping mall. The bad experience on the local transport as it took 2 hours to reach the city with the terrible jam during peak hours between 3 to 5pm.

I walked around to ask and look for a reasonable budget hotel either it is expensive or the condition is not good. The average room cost above PHP1200 around Malate & Ermita area.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Silk Route Day 14 & 15: Exploring Guangzhou & Flight Back KL

Here is the walking tour of 1 day Guangzhou: -

We start off Guangzhou at 9am to Museum Nanyue King (西汉南越王博物馆) where the metro train stop at Yuexiu Park (blue line) and the Admission is ¥12. It is a nice museum with the history of King Nanyue during the Han Dynasty and also site of the excavation which converted to a museum. Worth a visit during stop at Guangzhou.

We continue the tour to Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (中山纪念堂) by stopping at Memorial (blue line). Admission is free for the park and ¥10 to go inside the hall. We reached at 10am to walk around the park with some Memorial Hall scenery.

. We continue the tour to Temple of Six Banyan Trees (六榕寺) dropping at Gongyunqian (blue line) and the admission is ¥5. This temple is just a normal small temple but the main attraction is that the temple is active with local praying. Have a light chiong fun around the temple at 11:30am. There is another attraction at Beijing road where there are many little historical temple and shopping with food around the road.

We continue at 1pm to the Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family (陈家祠) with stop at Chen Clan Acedemy Station (Yellow Line) and the admission is ¥10. Chen Clan place is a historical home with their tradisional home build during Qing dynasty.

Then continue to Culture Park Station(Purple line) reaching at 2:00pm following walk to Shamien Island (沙面岛), Then another short walk to Shangxiajiu Road to spend some shopping until late noon at around 3pm. Continue the walk to Yide road to have a glimpse at the Sacred Heart Cathedral (石室圣心大教堂) until 4:30pm

Continue to the following metro station Canton Tower (orange line) for the sunset of canton tower at 5:30pm before wrapping up a dim sum dinner at the Canton Tower. Visiting Canton tower in the evening can witness the tower from day to night where is it colourful with lights during night.

Then it is the end of the 2 week Silk Route trip. The flight back KL the next day from Guangzhou Airport.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Silk Route Day 13: Transfer to Guangzhou

Check out at 9am and reach Urumqi Airport at 10am for the flight transfer to Guangzhou.

Flight from 12:50 to 6pm. Guangzhou is a huge modern city with all metro infrastructure developed. I took an airport train transfer until Gangding where the hotel is located. Then walk around the street near the hotel e.g. Shipai East & West where there are many local street food available.

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