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Strawberry Farm - Benguet

Located in La Trinidad in the province of Benguet, Strawberry Farm is a popular destination for tourists and families looking for a unique bonding activity in the province. 

It is a common knowledge that strawberries thrive in a cool environment. Hence, strawberry farms are quite rare in a tropical country like the Philippines. Having one like the Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad, Benguet is more than enough to generate visitors from curious locals from all around the country. 

Strawberry Farm
is just 30 minutes away from Baguio City (one of Benguet's most famous tourist traps) making it part of the itineraries of most tourists. 

To make the most out of your visit in Strawberry Farm, it is highly recommended that you visit during the months of November to May. This is the season for strawberry picking activities. However, you have to keep in mind that there is a fee for the said activity. Aside from that, you will also pay for the strawberries that you harvested (and it's not cheap…

Singapore: The Lion City

With a territory measuring only 719.1 square kilometers, Singapore is the smallest country in Southeast Asia. Despite its size, Singapore remains the top economic power in the region.

Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Throughout the past years the country has undergone extensive land reclamation which increased its total size by 23%.

The country gained its independence from Britain in 1963 by joining the federation of other former British territories which formed Malaysia. However, due to ideological differences, Singapore was expelled from the federation in 1965. Hence, it became a sovereign nation that year.

The local inhabitants of Singapore are generally called Singaporeans. However, they are from a diverse cultural race. Singaporeans are actually composed of Malays, Indians, and Chinese. Years back, this diversified nationality led to several race riots. However, with strong leadership started by Lee Kwan Yew, Singapore quickly moved f…

DIY: A Night in Cagbalete Island

Cagbalete Island is part of the municipality of Mauban in the province of Quezon. It is 98.6 km east of Manila. 

Its unspoiled beauty and accessibility to Manila make it an island destination to add to your travel wish list. Be warned though, electricity on the island is available on from 6PM - 6AM. Here's how you can have your own DIY: A Night in Cagbalete Island...

Your adventure begins in Manila. Head to one of the bus terminals below and board a bus that leaves very early in the morning:

Jac Liner Inc.
LRT/Buendia Terminal 
Donada St. cor. Buendia, Pasay City 
☎ 274-8245
☎ 0922-8522891

Jam Liner
Buendia Terminal
2124 Taft Avenue, Pasay City
Cubao Terminal
831 EDSA, Kamuning, Brgy. Sacred Heart, Quezon City
☎ 0917-5260008

The trip takes about 3-4 hours. From Lucena Grand Terminal, transfer to a bus heading to Mauban. Travel time is 1-2 hours. Head to the port and pay the fare and environmental fees before boarding the boat to Cagbalete Island. Travel time is 1 hour.

Here's a useful itiner…

Hanging Coffins of Sagada - Mt. Province

Located in the Echo Valley in the municipality of Sagada in Mt. Province, the Hanging Coffins of Sagada is a traditional Igorot funerary practice of "hanging" coffins together with the remains of respected elders by the sides of the cliffs and mountains of Sagada.
The Culture Behind the Hanging Coffins of Sagada This sacred practice was said to have started thousands of years ago and is still being practiced to this day. Just to give you a backgrounder about this sacred custom, not everyone is given the chance to undergo this funerary practice. It is reserved only for the respected elders of the community. As part of the tradition, these elders prepare for their death by making their own coffin and choosing the part of the mountain where their coffins will be hanged or inserted.

When they die, they will be placed on a chair so that his/her body can be arranged to the fetal position. This is due to the belief that a person should exit the world the same way he/she came in. The c…


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