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KADAYAWAN FESTIVAL 2014

August is fast approaching and the king of festival is ready to soar high again for the 29th KADAYAWAN 2014 with this year’s theme: “KALAMBOAN SA KINAIYAHAN: KADAYAWAN SA TAWHAN” ( Nature’s flourishing: People’s Well Being)


Schedule of Events for Kadayawan 2014 



Source: Davao City tourism





Tuklasera’s travel tips:

·         Book your airfare tickets in as early as NOW! For it will skyrocket a week before the festival.

·         There are a lot of beautiful hotels in Davao but budget and affordable hotels will for sure be fully booked. So to avoid this , here’s the list  of hotels and  hassle free booking engine to help you with your accommodation. 



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KADAYAWAN FESTIVAL 2014 SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

KADAYAWAN FESTIVAL 2014

August is fast approaching and the king of festival is ready to soar high again for the 29th KADAYAWAN 2014 with this year’s theme: “KALAMBOAN SA KINAIYAHAN: KADAYAWAN SA TAWHAN” ( Nature’s flourishing: People’s Well Being)


Schedule of Events for Kadayawan 2014 



Source: Davao City tourism





Tuklasera’s travel tips:

·         Book your airfare tickets in as early as NOW! For it will skyrocket a week before the festival.

·         There are a lot of beautiful hotels in Davao but budget and affordable hotels will for sure be fully booked. So to avoid this , here’s the list  of hotels and  hassle free booking engine to help you with your accommodation. 



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We had been using this hotel booking gateway for 5 years now and saved a lot of money because of their deals, discounts and promotions. Why spend more when you can spend less.




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7Stones Boracay Suites
Boracay Apartments at 7Stones
Crowne Regency Prince Resort
Isla Kitesurfing Guesthouse
La Bella Casa De Boracay
Levantin
Mayflower Hotel
Palm Breeze Villa
Reef Retreat Resort
Tanawin Resort & Luxury Apartments
The Lazy Dog Bed & Breakfast

 
Station 1

Ambassador In Paradise Resort
Astoria Boracay
Boracay Beach Club
Boracay Breeze Resort
Boracay Gold Crowne Resort
Crown Regency Resort
Discovery Shores Boracay
Estacio Uno Boracay Lifestyle Resort
Fridays Boracay Resort
Nandana Boracay Hotel
Nigi Nigi Nu Noos
Niu Ohana Garden Resort
One Azul
One Crescent Place Hotel Boracay
Patio Pacific Boracay
Pearl Of The Pacific
Sea Wind Resort
The District Boracay
The Palms Of Boracay
The Sitio Boracay Hotel
Two Seasons Resort
Willy's Beach Resort


Station 2

Alice In Wonderland Hotel
Alla Luna Rossa Beach Hotel
B & B Beach Resort
Best Western Boracay Tropics Resort
Bora Sky Hotel
Boracay Cottage
Boracay Garden Resort
Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel
Boracay Peninsula Resort
Boracay Red Coconut Beach Hotel
Boracay Regency Beach Resort & Spa
Boracay Sand Castles Hotel
Calypso Diving Resort Boracay
Canyon De Boracay Hotel
Club Ten Beach Resort
Crown Regency Resort & Convention Center
Eurotel Boracay
Frendz Resort Boracay
Golden Phoenix Hotel Boracay
Grand Boracay Resort
Hey Jude Hotel Resort
Hotel Villa Sunset
Jony's Beach Resort
La Carmela De Boracay Resort
La Isla Bonita Resort and Spa
Le Soleil De Boracay Hotel & Apartment
Nigi Nigi Too Hotel
Nirvana Beach Resort
Pinjalo Resort Villas
Real Maris Resort Boracay
Regency Lagoon Resort
Shore Time Hotel Boracay
Sun Village Resort
The Boracay Beach Resort
Tides Hotel

Station 3

3-5-7 Boracay Resort
Arwana Hotel & Restaurant Boracay
Asya Premier Suites
Bamboo Beach Resort And Restaurant Boracay
Boracay Ocean Club Beach Resort
Casa Pilar Beach Resort
Crown Regency Beach Resort Boracay
Erus Suites Hotel
Mandala Spa & Villas Hotel
Queen's Beach Resort
Sheridan Villas Boracay
Starfire Resort (Main Building)
Surfside Boracay Resort & Spa
Titay South Beach Resort

Or use the search engine below to find the latest promos and discounts.

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Discounted Boracay Hotels,Guesthouses Courtesy of Hoteltravel.com

We had been using this hotel booking gateway for 5 years now and saved a lot of money because of their deals, discounts and promotions. Why spend more when you can spend less.




Balabag 

7Stones Boracay Suites
Boracay Apartments at 7Stones
Crowne Regency Prince Resort
Isla Kitesurfing Guesthouse
La Bella Casa De Boracay
Levantin
Mayflower Hotel
Palm Breeze Villa
Reef Retreat Resort
Tanawin Resort & Luxury Apartments
The Lazy Dog Bed & Breakfast

 
Station 1

Ambassador In Paradise Resort
Astoria Boracay
Boracay Beach Club
Boracay Breeze Resort
Boracay Gold Crowne Resort
Crown Regency Resort
Discovery Shores Boracay
Estacio Uno Boracay Lifestyle Resort
Fridays Boracay Resort
Nandana Boracay Hotel
Nigi Nigi Nu Noos
Niu Ohana Garden Resort
One Azul
One Crescent Place Hotel Boracay
Patio Pacific Boracay
Pearl Of The Pacific
Sea Wind Resort
The District Boracay
The Palms Of Boracay
The Sitio Boracay Hotel
Two Seasons Resort
Willy's Beach Resort


Station 2

Alice In Wonderland Hotel
Alla Luna Rossa Beach Hotel
B & B Beach Resort
Best Western Boracay Tropics Resort
Bora Sky Hotel
Boracay Cottage
Boracay Garden Resort
Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel
Boracay Peninsula Resort
Boracay Red Coconut Beach Hotel
Boracay Regency Beach Resort & Spa
Boracay Sand Castles Hotel
Calypso Diving Resort Boracay
Canyon De Boracay Hotel
Club Ten Beach Resort
Crown Regency Resort & Convention Center
Eurotel Boracay
Frendz Resort Boracay
Golden Phoenix Hotel Boracay
Grand Boracay Resort
Hey Jude Hotel Resort
Hotel Villa Sunset
Jony's Beach Resort
La Carmela De Boracay Resort
La Isla Bonita Resort and Spa
Le Soleil De Boracay Hotel & Apartment
Nigi Nigi Too Hotel
Nirvana Beach Resort
Pinjalo Resort Villas
Real Maris Resort Boracay
Regency Lagoon Resort
Shore Time Hotel Boracay
Sun Village Resort
The Boracay Beach Resort
Tides Hotel

Station 3

3-5-7 Boracay Resort
Arwana Hotel & Restaurant Boracay
Asya Premier Suites
Bamboo Beach Resort And Restaurant Boracay
Boracay Ocean Club Beach Resort
Casa Pilar Beach Resort
Crown Regency Beach Resort Boracay
Erus Suites Hotel
Mandala Spa & Villas Hotel
Queen's Beach Resort
Sheridan Villas Boracay
Starfire Resort (Main Building)
Surfside Boracay Resort & Spa
Titay South Beach Resort

Or use the search engine below to find the latest promos and discounts.

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VIGAN, Philippines—Residents and netizens in this Ilocos Sur capital woke up to the news that the country’s only heritage city made it to the list of 21 finalists in the new Seven Wonder Cities of the World race.

But they knew that the campaign to push Vigan to the finish line had just started as the fresh round of voting starts on Monday and ends on Oct. 7.Vigan made it to the penultimate round in the search and needs a further boost over the next three months to advance to the final round of voting.

Organizers of the New7Wonders Cities campaign earlier observed that Vigan, a trading port long before the conquering Spaniards arrived in the late 16th century, had been losing steam but got a second wind in the run-up to the July 7 cut-off.

Vigan City Mayor Eva Marie Medina, who was out of the country when the list was released, sent a text message to city employees thanking Bigueños and Filipinos around the world for helping Vigan’s bid.

Vigan, known for its Spanish-era mansions, cobblestone streets and culture, is the lone Philippine candidate in the global competition initiated by the Swiss nonprofit New7Wonders Foundation. The contest aims to preserve the world’s man-made and natural heritage sites.

The foundation was behind the campaign that named Palawan’s Underground River in Puerto Princesa City as one of the world’s New7Wonders of Nature in 2011.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) has placed Vigan in the World Heritage list in 1999, citing the city for its “best practice in sustainable conservation and management of world heritage properties.”

Vigan tourism officer Edgar de la Cruz said the city government is preparing to expand the campaign as it prepares for the next round of voting.

How to vote

The New7Wonders Foundation has made available various channels that allow supporters to rally more votes for their bets.

Aside from using the group’s website (www.new7wonders.com), votes may be cast through mobile applications for Apple and Android devices.

Voting may also be done through text messaging as well as dedicated international telephone lines.

The Switzerland-based foundation has also enabled international phone voting using the following numbers—+881821611990; +881921611990; +349027

35471; +447589975201; +447559121023; and +447559583500.

Meanwhile, feel free to  browse my Ilocos series below. 

Vote for Vigan




VIGAN, Philippines—Residents and netizens in this Ilocos Sur capital woke up to the news that the country’s only heritage city made it to the list of 21 finalists in the new Seven Wonder Cities of the World race.

But they knew that the campaign to push Vigan to the finish line had just started as the fresh round of voting starts on Monday and ends on Oct. 7.Vigan made it to the penultimate round in the search and needs a further boost over the next three months to advance to the final round of voting.

Organizers of the New7Wonders Cities campaign earlier observed that Vigan, a trading port long before the conquering Spaniards arrived in the late 16th century, had been losing steam but got a second wind in the run-up to the July 7 cut-off.

Vigan City Mayor Eva Marie Medina, who was out of the country when the list was released, sent a text message to city employees thanking Bigueños and Filipinos around the world for helping Vigan’s bid.

Vigan, known for its Spanish-era mansions, cobblestone streets and culture, is the lone Philippine candidate in the global competition initiated by the Swiss nonprofit New7Wonders Foundation. The contest aims to preserve the world’s man-made and natural heritage sites.

The foundation was behind the campaign that named Palawan’s Underground River in Puerto Princesa City as one of the world’s New7Wonders of Nature in 2011.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) has placed Vigan in the World Heritage list in 1999, citing the city for its “best practice in sustainable conservation and management of world heritage properties.”

Vigan tourism officer Edgar de la Cruz said the city government is preparing to expand the campaign as it prepares for the next round of voting.

How to vote

The New7Wonders Foundation has made available various channels that allow supporters to rally more votes for their bets.

Aside from using the group’s website (www.new7wonders.com), votes may be cast through mobile applications for Apple and Android devices.

Voting may also be done through text messaging as well as dedicated international telephone lines.

The Switzerland-based foundation has also enabled international phone voting using the following numbers—+881821611990; +881921611990; +349027

35471; +447589975201; +447559121023; and +447559583500.

Meanwhile, feel free to  browse my Ilocos series below. 

Wat Chalong or Wat Chaitharam is the most revered and the most visited temple in Phuket. It is located  8 kilometers south of Phuket and it is accessible via Songthaew ride from  Phuket town.According to thai's, that if you are visiting Phuket but have not yet set foot in Wat Chalong, then you have not really arrived on the island.


The entrance to Wat Chalong from the main road. The structure is easy to notice and very visible along the road.

It's around 5-10 min walk from the main road to the main entrance. There are few stalls on the left where you can buy souvenirs and bottled water.   

 Poh Than Jao Wat temple
Poh Than Jao Wat is one of the more important Buddhist statues in Wat Chalong. It is located in the westerly old hall of the temple, with two statues of an elderly gentleman called Ta Khee-lek (grandpa Khee-lek), a famous local who won many lotteries after consulting the Poh Than Jao Wat statue. Another statue in this hall is called Nonsi. One of the temple's halls features a gilt-covered statue of Luang Poh Cham and this busy hall also contains statues of Luang Poh Chuang and Luang Poh Gleum, all ex-abbots of the temple. 
  
Phra Borom Sareerikatat
The Phra Borom Sareerikatat is the most recent addition to the wat. Standing at 61.39 meters high and Cost around 66 million baht. 


Phra Borom Sareerikatat is constructed to house a fragment of bone from Lord Buddha. The fragment was brought from Sri Lanka last 1999. When visiting these temples as a tourist, it is important to observe proper etiquette so as not to offend Thai people.


You need to take off your shoes when visiting a Thai wat temple. Don't wear expensive shoes as you will need to take them off before you enter the temple. Hubby was tying his shoe lace to my sandals to secure it. 


Spectacular place to visit. The temple is amazingly serene and there are a lot of photo opportunities inside.

The second level of the temple. Lots of tourists wandering through and tourist shop.

 

Firecrackers go off intermittently for good luck. Elephants are an important part of Thai culture and the Thai way of life. They are a traditional symbol of royal power, an essential feature of Buddhist art and architecture, an a spiritual mentor for people of all walks of life.

Taking the quick stroll under the elephant's belly for good luck.

How to get there: Wat Chalong is about 8 km south of Phuket City. Travel along Chao Fah Nok Rd (Chao Fa West Rd) from the Central Festival mall, and you will see the temple on the left side of the road. If you are coming from Chalong Circle, take the same road heading towards town, and you will see the temple on your right. 

THE GRAND WAT CHALONG TEMPLE OF PHUKET

Wat Chalong or Wat Chaitharam is the most revered and the most visited temple in Phuket. It is located  8 kilometers south of Phuket and it is accessible via Songthaew ride from  Phuket town.According to thai's, that if you are visiting Phuket but have not yet set foot in Wat Chalong, then you have not really arrived on the island.


The entrance to Wat Chalong from the main road. The structure is easy to notice and very visible along the road.

It's around 5-10 min walk from the main road to the main entrance. There are few stalls on the left where you can buy souvenirs and bottled water.   

 Poh Than Jao Wat temple
Poh Than Jao Wat is one of the more important Buddhist statues in Wat Chalong. It is located in the westerly old hall of the temple, with two statues of an elderly gentleman called Ta Khee-lek (grandpa Khee-lek), a famous local who won many lotteries after consulting the Poh Than Jao Wat statue. Another statue in this hall is called Nonsi. One of the temple's halls features a gilt-covered statue of Luang Poh Cham and this busy hall also contains statues of Luang Poh Chuang and Luang Poh Gleum, all ex-abbots of the temple. 
  
Phra Borom Sareerikatat
The Phra Borom Sareerikatat is the most recent addition to the wat. Standing at 61.39 meters high and Cost around 66 million baht. 


Phra Borom Sareerikatat is constructed to house a fragment of bone from Lord Buddha. The fragment was brought from Sri Lanka last 1999. When visiting these temples as a tourist, it is important to observe proper etiquette so as not to offend Thai people.


You need to take off your shoes when visiting a Thai wat temple. Don't wear expensive shoes as you will need to take them off before you enter the temple. Hubby was tying his shoe lace to my sandals to secure it. 


Spectacular place to visit. The temple is amazingly serene and there are a lot of photo opportunities inside.

The second level of the temple. Lots of tourists wandering through and tourist shop.

 

Firecrackers go off intermittently for good luck. Elephants are an important part of Thai culture and the Thai way of life. They are a traditional symbol of royal power, an essential feature of Buddhist art and architecture, an a spiritual mentor for people of all walks of life.

Taking the quick stroll under the elephant's belly for good luck.

How to get there: Wat Chalong is about 8 km south of Phuket City. Travel along Chao Fah Nok Rd (Chao Fa West Rd) from the Central Festival mall, and you will see the temple on the left side of the road. If you are coming from Chalong Circle, take the same road heading towards town, and you will see the temple on your right. 


After Ati- Atihan Festival 2014 in Kalibo, we headed to Boracay for the third time but this time  we tagged along my friends Clair, Ruth and her baby Ryu. From La Carmela in Boracay, we took a short tricycle ride to Crown Regency Resort. From the main lobby, we were directed to a counter near the water park. From there, we paid Php 1,200 /pax for the admission fee to the oceanarium with a buffet lunch combo at Wang Shan Lo Restaurant. Normal ticket prices without the buffet cost around Php 600.00 with free light snacks and drinks. Here are some images during our visit at Crown Regency's Pearl of the King.

Boracay Oceanarium
Our tour guide enumerates the fish inhabitants inside the tunnel

With Claire, Hubby, Ruth and her baby Ryu

Boracay Oceanarium
Aside from the Pearl of the king, the oceanarium boasts having the longest underwater tunnel in the Philippines having 30 meters in length.

Kids and adults will surely enjoy the place

Boracay's Pearl of the king
The pearl weighs around 6.4 kilos and was found by a filipino diver in Palawan in 1939. The “Pearl of Kings” although big is not considered as a non-nacreous pearl having no
iridescence or sheen; thus it is not considered a gem stone. It is said to have come from a giant clam which produces the so-called tridacna pearl. Last 2013, Richard King , chairman of  Crown Regency Hotel introduced the Pearl of the King to the public and it weighs around 9 kilos . He added that he inherited the pearl from his grandfather. It reportedly came from the waters of Palawan like the “Pearl of Allah".  By the way during this writing I have read some news that it was duly recognized  by the Guinness Book of World Records.



With the Pearl of the King 

Awesome place to chill and relax

Buffet lunch at Wang Shan Lo Chinese Restaurant

The oceanarium boasts some superlatives like the 30 meter tunnel, unique fish inhabitants, sharks, cool aquarium tanks and the Pearl of the King but the admission price was way too expensive and the oceanarium was not that big. It's only been a month since the opening of the oceanarium and hopefully they will add more aquariums and attractions inside.

BORACAY'S PEARL OF THE KING

After Ati- Atihan Festival 2014 in Kalibo, we headed to Boracay for the third time but this time  we tagged along my friends Clair, Ruth and her baby Ryu. From La Carmela in Boracay, we took a short tricycle ride to Crown Regency Resort. From the main lobby, we were directed to a counter near the water park. From there, we paid Php 1,200 /pax for the admission fee to the oceanarium with a buffet lunch combo at Wang Shan Lo Restaurant. Normal ticket prices without the buffet cost around Php 600.00 with free light snacks and drinks. Here are some images during our visit at Crown Regency's Pearl of the King.

Boracay Oceanarium
Our tour guide enumerates the fish inhabitants inside the tunnel

With Claire, Hubby, Ruth and her baby Ryu

Boracay Oceanarium
Aside from the Pearl of the king, the oceanarium boasts having the longest underwater tunnel in the Philippines having 30 meters in length.

Kids and adults will surely enjoy the place

Boracay's Pearl of the king
The pearl weighs around 6.4 kilos and was found by a filipino diver in Palawan in 1939. The “Pearl of Kings” although big is not considered as a non-nacreous pearl having no
iridescence or sheen; thus it is not considered a gem stone. It is said to have come from a giant clam which produces the so-called tridacna pearl. Last 2013, Richard King , chairman of  Crown Regency Hotel introduced the Pearl of the King to the public and it weighs around 9 kilos . He added that he inherited the pearl from his grandfather. It reportedly came from the waters of Palawan like the “Pearl of Allah".  By the way during this writing I have read some news that it was duly recognized  by the Guinness Book of World Records.



With the Pearl of the King 

Awesome place to chill and relax

Buffet lunch at Wang Shan Lo Chinese Restaurant

The oceanarium boasts some superlatives like the 30 meter tunnel, unique fish inhabitants, sharks, cool aquarium tanks and the Pearl of the King but the admission price was way too expensive and the oceanarium was not that big. It's only been a month since the opening of the oceanarium and hopefully they will add more aquariums and attractions inside.

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