Pulau Ubin

Quarry Lake, Pulau Ubin Singapore Singapore, a bustling metropolis, a melting pot of diverse cultures and races, a dense city home to 5.5 million inhabitants. Vibrant and modern, busy and cosmopolitan. We all picture Singapore as an urban metropolis filled with stylish skyscrapers but unknown to many, the city state has an other side… a contrasting side. Northeast of the city is Pulau Ubin or simply Ubin Island, once a granite quarrying island, is considered as one of the few remaining rural villages if Singapore. A day of strolling and biking in the…Continue Reading “Snapshot: Pulau Ubin, Singapore’s Secret Corner”

Badian

Kawasan Falls Barangay Matutinao, Badian, Cebu When I first saw Kawasan Falls in pictures, I thought it was too good to be true. Its perfectly turquoise water is quite unbelievable. Must be the power of Photoshop, so I thought. But when I finally got to see it in 2010, I was so astonished that it was in fact real! Situated in Barangay Matutinao in Badian, Cebu, Kawasan Falls is a multi-layered waterfalls famous for its turquoise-colored deep natural pools. The cold and clear water flows through layers of…Continue Reading “Snapshot: Reacquainted with Kawasan Falls”

Osmeña Peak Mantalungon Range Mantalungon, Dalaguete, Cebu At 1,013 meters above sea level, Osmeña Peak is known to be the roof of Cebu, the highest point in the province. Located in Barangay Mantalungon of the town of Dalaguete, Osmeña Peak is the highest in the group of hills that form the Mantalungon Range. Collectively, the place is called Osmeña Peak although it is officially only for the tallest one while the others are yet to be christened. Osmeña Peak offers a panoramic view of the…Continue Reading “Snapshot: Hail to the Peak of Cebu”

The Rice Terraces of Kilong, Tetep-an and Antadao Kiltepan Viewpoint, Sagada, Mountain Province These past few months, we saw the influx of tourists in Sagada, particularly in Kiltepan Viewpoint. Thanks (or no thanks) to that famed movie that showcased this spot, one of my favorites in town. Situated on the eastern Sagada, around three and a half kilometers from the town center, Kiltepan Viewpoint is famed for the amazing view of sunrise over the sea of clouds in Sagada. It is among the highest points…Continue Reading “Snapshot: The Rice Terraces of Kiltepan”

Tinglayan

Tulgao Rice Terraces Tulgao, Tinglayan, Kalinga One of the most intimate ways to discover Cordillera is by riding a bike to the trails and off-roads of its innards… to the places and spots that are usually out of the tourist radar. What awaits are picturesque images of the endless horizon of green mountains and beautiful rice terraces such as this one in the village of Tulgao. This is the panoramic image of Tulgao Rice Terraces as seen from the Sungang View Point in Tinglayan, our view as we…Continue Reading “Snapshot: The Hail-Worthy Tulgao Rice Terraces”

Anabel Rice Terraces

Anabel Rice Terraces Sadanga, Mountain Province The Cordillera Region is best known for its rice terraces, hand-carved mountain slopes that appear to be stairways to the sky. Among the most popular are those found in towns of Banaue, Mayoyao, Kiangan and Hungduan in Ifugao that are inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage List, as well as those in Sagada, Mountain Province. Not everyone knows that there are other rice terraces scattered in the region that are equally beautiful than the famous ones. Some are tucked in…Continue Reading “Snapshot: The Rice Terraces of Anabel, Sadanga”