Indonesia | Teluk Asmara Beach Malang

If you're looking into the beautiful beaches in Indonesia, forget about Bali, the beaches in this City is still unspoiled, quiet and very relaxing. Malang has a great place to fill your vacation loaded with good spots along with your family or alone and if you're looking for a serene beach, this place will not hurt you to try visiting the Teluk Asmara Beach located in the south of Malang is certainly beautiful with a romantic set of nature, white powdery shoreline and the islet view is epic. 

The Masjid Tiban, Indonesia

Malang is not just famous with regards to beautiful beaches in Java Island in Indonesia but a home of numerous mythological and religious spots. In a typical rainy night, one spot took my attention through a late night local travel show about this mysterious mosque, the Masjid Tiban; located in the Turen district, Kabupaten Malang (regency), this viral mosque lies in mystical stories from its construction and I was very intrigued about this myth, where even known outside the East Java locals. According to the myth, this 10-story mosque was built by the powerful Jinn forces overnight and it suddenly appeared without noticing by the locals. So, I decided to head on the exact location during my free weekend to see how it was made.

Things to Do in Santo Tomas, Davao Del Norte

Bananas haven, first impression that you will say when entering the municipality of Santo Tomas.  Previously known as Tibal-og, home of the "tribong lumad" called Ata-Manobo inhabited in the lush forest in current days.  Located in between the municipality of Kapalong (north), Davao City (west), Asuncion (east) and Kapalong on the east side; this town is one of the fastest growing municipality in Davao Del Norte province in which economy is dependent in the multi-national corporations and cooperatives connected to banana based production while rice is very significant in helping the economic development of the community.

Things to Do in the Island City of Samal

The Island City of Samal or locally known as Igacos is a 4th class city in the province of Davao Del Norte located just 15 minutes away from Davao City. The city's economy is dependent mainly in agricultural and livestock production that primarily sold in Davao City. Samal Island was tag by many travel goers as exotic and unspoiled with the priceless scenic beauty of surroundings.  The beaches and other spots are indeed magnificent, attracting thousands of visitors every summer that contributes to the job opportunities of the locals. In fact, there are more than 37 registered resorts around the island and marked as the most visited tourist destination in the Davao Region.

Things to Do in Panabo City, Davao Del Norte

Panabo City is a 3rd class city in the province of Davao Del Norte located in the border of Metro Davao with a population of more than 180 thousand people and one of the fastest growing cities in Davao Region. It is formerly known as Magugpo (an old barangay of Tagum) and originally inhabited by the native group of Aetas that directly engage in hunting using the bow and arrow (Pana sa Baboy) and root crops production as their daily diet. In the 20th century, Panabo became the center of trade or known as Taboan, immigrated by the Christians, then later, the indigenous group move to the highland.

Things to DO in the province of Davao Del Norte

Davao Del Norte is one of the provinces covered by Davao Region with a total of almost 3,427 square kilometers located in the border of Agusan Del Sur, Bukidnon, Compostela Valley, and Davao City. Its economy depends on Agriculture and gold mining, in fact, this province is the biggest producer Bananas which exports overseas, no wonder that the province earns its namesake as “the Banana Capital of the Philippines”. 

Lumang Simbahan ng Sablayan, recognized by National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP)

The Lumang Simbahan is located in Poblacion, Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro. This Old Church was built in its namesake Recollects Parish “Parokya ng Rekoleto” as a church and convent for Nuns made of stone finished with lime or  “apog” during the leadership of Padre Jacinto Perez de San Agustin in 1861-1866.