Clarke Quay - Singapore

Located upstream from the mouth of the Singapore River and Boat Quay and within the Singapore River Planning Area, Clarke Quay is a historical riverside quay in Singapore that has become quite famous to tourists for its nightlife and food.  Clarke Quay Clarke Quay History Clarke Quay  and the street next to it -Clarke Street, was named after Sir Andrew Clarke . He was Singapore's second governor who was known for playing a key role in making Singapore a major port among the Malay colonies in the late 17th century. It played a huge part in the prosperity of Singapore during colonial times.  Clarke Quay - Singapore Warehouses were built in Clarke Quay for the tons of goods that were transported daily from the commercial center in Boat Quay. However, it was during this time that the Singapore River became heavily polluted. Because of this, the government decided to relocate the cargo services to a new modern facility in Pasir Panjang in the 20th century, and because of this Cla

Food Trip: Batangas Buko Macapuno

The Philippines is not only rich in beautiful sights, but it is also rich in delicacies. That's why no matter where you are in the country, there is always a chance to do some food trippin'. Our food trip today takes us to San Juan, Batangas to check out the Batangas Buko Macapuno . Batangas Buko Macapuno For my foreign reader  buko  is the Filipino word for coconut while  macapuno  is the local name for the soft jelly-like coconut flesh that comes from the dwarf mutant coconuts. It is also known as  kopyor  in Indonesia. Time to try this delicacy. Let's open one. Open sesame! Oooooohhh what do we have here?! What's this Daddy? A closer look! If you're in Laiya, you can see these guys selling the buko macapuno. I encountered the Batangas Buko Macapuno during our company outing in Palm Beach Resort in Laiya, San Juan. Local vendors sell it for 100 pesos per 4 packs. Each pack contains 10 bite-sized pieces of the buko macapuno . I got to

Singapore Chinatown - Singapore

Located within the Outram district in the Central Area of Singapore , Singapore   Chinatown is a subzone and ethnic enclave that is also a famous place for tourists to buy souvenirs. Singapore Chinatown Singapore Chinatown details Historically, Singapore Chinatown was the area designated for the Chinese immigrants under the Raffle's Plan during the Colonial Period of Singapore . Like its Indian community counterpart, the area also became overcrowded and the British government did little to solve the problem. It was only in the 1960s when the issue was addressed when the Housing Development Board finally relocated many of the Chinese residents to different parts of the country. Singapore Chinatown You can go on a guided tour or DIY... Feel the "Chinese Atmosphere" starting from the overpass Check out those colorful windows in Singapore Chinatown The place gets very crowded though... ...but it is a good place to buy some Chinese calligraphy souvenirs

Quezon Herbal Pavilion - Quezon

Located in front of Zigzag Park in the Atimonan part of the Quezon Protected Landscape , Quezon Herbal Pavilion is one of the newest tourist attractions of the municipality of Atimonan. Quezon Herbal Pavilion Quezon Herbal Pavilion history The Quezon Herbal Pavilion was built on May 26, 2015, in what was once an ill-managed picnic area of the Quezon Protected Landscape . This project of Governor David "Jay-jay" Suarez aimed to improve that and also promote the benefits of herbs in preparation for launching Quezon province as the herbal capital of the country.  Quezon Herbal Pavilion - Atimonan, Quezon Welcome to one of Quezon's newest tourist destination Ready to walk up a bit? We frequently drive through the Zigzag Road (also known as Eme Road by the locals) on our way to my mom's hometown in Atimonan , Quezon. However, it was during the Experience Quezon Media Tour last 2016 that I first saw the pavilion. During that time, the pavilion was about 70-

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