Lake Sebu | Exposing the beauty of Hikong Bente Waterfall

Hikong Bente or  is the 2nd majestic waterfall that can be explored in the province of South Cotabato. Located in Barangay Seloton in the small town of Lake Sebu, Hikong Bente is known to be the highest and the most beautiful of all seven magnificent waterfalls with  70 feet high.  Lake Sebu is 102 kilometers or about 2 hours drive from General Santos City, a closest Airport to reach this incredible place. 


Lake Sebu | The Summer Capital of South Cotabato

Lake Sebu is a first class Municipality and a home of more the eighty thousand people covered by the province of South Cotabato, Philippines. Nested with natural beauty, surrounded by hills, mountainous landscapes and virgin thick forests covering 42,450 hectares land area. It is also a home of several Indigenous tribes (T’boli, Ubo,Tiruray and Manobos), maintain their cultural identity and known for their unique skills in weaving, brass casting and fishing activities. The community living on the lake shore engaged in aquaculture, mainly produce Tilapia and other freshwater harvests while the Agriculture sector contributes the major shares to their economy.

Hikong Alo

Sinulog Festival 2019 schedule of Activities and Events

The Sinulog  Festival, one of the most prestigious festivals celebrated in Cebu every January and the grandest of all festivals in the Philippines attended by millions of people each year in commemoration of religious history and honor to Patron of Cebu City, Santo NiƱo; a statue of baby Jesus as a special present by the Portuguese-born Spanish explorer Ferdinand Magellan to Rajah Humabon of Cebu  in late 1521. This millennium history became an organized celebration when the first Sinulog Parade held in 1980, then later on, it was adopted as the grandest festival.

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The Electrifying Beauty of Ma. Cristina Falls, Iligan City

Ma. Christina falls is one of  the twenty seventh natural  waterfalls that could be explored in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte; no exemptions that this City  known as “The City of Majestic Waterfalls”. Ma. Cristina Falls waters are coming from the Lanao Lake, flowing to the entrance toward Agus River going through the small town of Baloi, then, split up into different directions; one sheltered to Tinago Falls and the bulk of waters streaming onto the Ma. Christina Falls.

        

Tinago Waterfall of Iligan City

Tinago Falls make its name as a primary tourist attraction in Iligan City, coined as a City of Majestic Waterfalls where Ma. Christina is also located. Tinago, means  hidden, Gitago in Bisaya or Tinago in Tagalog, which the waterfalls name came from. Aside from that,  the waterfalls owning a 500 steps downhill before it can be reached its feet.


Must Try: Seafood in Kota Nganjuk, Indonesia

As my three days visit in Kota Nganjuk in East Java, Indonesia. my curiosity begins again how their food evolve by different taste, different preparations but in same name. check some foods that i had tried in the City of Nganjuk

The funny moment of eating Mie Ayam Bakso in Kota Pacitan, Indonesia

During my first travel to Kota Pacitan, I search the best Mie Ayam bakso in the City since this local food is one of my favorite kind of noodles to eat in Indonesia. One of local store was appear. At lunch me and my friend went to the food stall and order the best serve. a while our order was served in our table together cold iced tea.


Must try : noodles in Wonogiri Regency , Indonesia

Indonesia is the largest world's Island country and second largest consumer of noodles in the World next to China. No wonder that every travellers can find the noodles cooked in every City to visit. Most of the time, I love prefer trying local food to taste, during my travel, that sold by the local people not just to help them to raise their income but also looking for the culture taste and the originality of it.    Here are some of the best local noodles i've ever taste during my visit in Wonogiri, Indonesia.
 
1.  The Soto Ayam in Baturetno, Wonogiri

Must Try: Seafoods in Kota Pacitan, Indonesia

Pacitan Is located in the East part of Java Island in Indonesia. It it also very famous in terms of beautiful Beaches. It is a small City but very sustainable especially with their seafoods harvests that should try when you visit this City. 

1. Sweet and Spicy Lobster ala Pak Edwin

Must Try : Nasi Kremes of Kota Pacitan, Indonesia

Nasi Kremes can be taste anywhere in Java Island. it is a local style of buffet which all foods are displayed in the food store. Just get a plate then choose local food you want to eat. After meal, the cashier will ask about the class of food have you get and pay for it base on what you say. Funny, but it very effective to test an honesty to pay what you've eat! Nice practice! food is very tasty and very unique. Enak Banget! 

Sambal Cumi (Chilli in squid) of Wonogiri, Indonesia

Sambal Cumi is a combination of unique indonesian flavours mixed with fresh sliced tomatoes, traditional sugar (Gula Jawa), terasi, ginger, garlic, onions, seasonings, Indonesian Chili and sliced Cumi (squid). The taste is little sweet, sour and spicy that could mixed in the rice or dip with tofu, chicken or anything you want to mixed with it.

An original taste of Sate Ayam of Nganjuk, Indonesia

Sate Ayam (chicken barbeque) is a typical food in Indonesia that can be order anywhere in the City. Indonesia has the largest chicken consumption next to  noodles. Kota Nganjuk is located in the Eastern part of Java Island in Indonesia.

Lanao Del Norte | Pagayawan Waterfall of Bacolod is Epic

Here comes the Waterfalls! Pagayawan waterfall is an another masterpiece of Lanao Del Norte; so called as the waterfalls capital of the Philippines. Located in Barangay Pagayawan in  the small town of Bacolod, Pagayawan Falls has taken the spots as another prospect tourism attraction that will be added to its natures epic collections of the province. Must visit this enchanting waterfall and have a chance to get a shot to one of the most beautiful and amazing waterfalls in the Island of Mindanao.  


Camiguin | The magnificent beauty of Binangawan Falls

Binangawan waterfall is located in the highland of Sagay in the province of Camiguin. Pave roads have been constructed to  make it more accessible to every tourist wants to see the magnificent waterfalls. From the west, the easiest way to reach Binangawan falls passing Sagay National High School, but summer is the best days to hike since several steep extremely difficult and slippery drive. But if you are a climbing enthusiast, then those treks may be one of the best that you can experience here in Camiguin.
  

Sablayan | Libuao Lake, one of the cleanest inland body of water in the Philippines

Libao Lake is located inside the 24 hectares Siburan forest parks and the Sablayan prison Farm in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro. The Libao is derived from the local tribe word of Mangyan “Libwa”, or the white lotus, that typically grown in the lake waters. Lake helps to produce local (fish) harvests and other source of livelihood to the prison community. Fish fences are restricted in order to retain the natural beauty, in fact, this lake is considered as the cleanest inland body of lake water in the country. 

Sablayan | Panikian Lake stopover

The 3rd class municipality of Sablayan in Occidental Mindoro is currently regaining its popularity in terms of world class Tourism destinations. In recent year, the World Longest Island to Island Zipline open its door and became popular overtime. Sablayan is also a home of the second (2nd) largest contagious coral reef in the world, the APO Reef. Love beaches? Try to visit the Pandan Island Grande and you will surprise to its white sand coastline and crystal clear water.

    

PALUAN | Best Things TO DO in the Waterfalls Capital of Occidental Mindoro

Occidental Mindoro is a developing province covered by MIMAROPA and yet, it may be self-reliant to develop several public services accessibility especially in terms of transportation. However, this province doing its best to rise its namesake Mina de Oro due to developing tourism destinations like the APO Reef which recognized as the second largest contagious reef  in the world, and; the longest Island to Island Zipline  in the World both located in the town of Sablayan; Today, as to write this article, I just realize that this small town of Paluan have so much potentials awing the world class tourism attractions that could soon be place in the Philippines tourism map.  


World Karst Museum Indonesia

This mountain-like building stands an impressive architectural design in the Pracimantoro District in Wonogiri Regency, Central Java, Indonesia. Surrounded by mountains, mosque and Parks, Karst museum has been founded in 2008 and 2010 when it opens to the public as part of National geopark of Gunung Sewu and Wonogiri tourism attraction site. There are at least three Karst Museum in Indonesia, but the just this can be found in Java Island. It is also considered as the largest Karst Museum in Southeast Asia and the very unique museum with complete displays of karst-stones in the country.  

The charming Islands in Davao Oriental

Rich in nature, it is labeled as “The Wonder of water Paradise” of Davao Region. The most popular destinations that should not miss once you visit this province are; (1) The World Heritage site and a wildlife sanctuary of Mt. Haguimitan in San Isidro; (2) The historic place of Cape San Agustin in Governor Generoso; (3) Subangan Museum in Mati City, where the 7th largest preserved whale species in the world are displayed; (4) Pusan Point in Caraga, a place with a perfect glimpse to witness the New Millenium Sunrise, and; (5) Aliwagwag waterfalls or known as the stairways to heaven in Cateel.


Best Places to visit in the East Coast of Davao Oriental

Davao Oriental is one of the beautiful province in Davao Region that blessed with world class Tourist attractions and stunning places, so it is known the Wonders of Paradise. Davao Oriental is divided into two (2) political district; the west coast fronting Davao gulf and Celebes sea, and; the East Coast is fronting the  Pacific Ocean. Davao Oriental relying on agriculture based economy, which mainly produce rice, lumber and root crops.  In 2002, when the east coast of  Davao Oriental devastated by category 5 by typhoon Pablo that destroys major parts of the town; many families lose their homes, livelihoods and the tourism attractions.

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