Showing posts with label Davao City. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Davao City. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Jack's Ridge Resort in Davao City by Night

This place was on my bucket list about 3 months ago when my friends and I traveled the island of samal but we can't able to drop by at Jack's Ridge Davao City that time because of some other reason and lack of time as well. When I finally booked flight last October 2012. I prefer to go during night time because it is situated on a hill overlooking and provides great view of Davao City downtown. Some other estaurant is very popular to Davao residents and tourists, the Taklobo Restaurant offers good foods and service. It has one of the best restaurants and is a favorite venue for weddings and other occasions. Its other amenities include a swimming pool, a playground for the kids, and also a billiard hall. There is a some other native restaurant, where every table overlooks the city of Davao and the atmosphere is very festive,calm and casual. You can find a lot of people taking pictures, eating with their friends and family.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

My First Mindanao Trip: Goodbye Davao City

After 3 days vacation leave, Its time to say goodbye "Davao" but I definitely back again. No need to for words that all of us had a wonderful experience in Davao and these was the end of my Davao Blog Series. We are looking forward to meet again for our future trips. I want to explore some other part of Davao Del Sur and Davao Oriental soon. hehehe! It was a budget trip for me and my two travel buddies - ken and cha. See you again Dabaw! Thanks to Airphil Express for their sales promo!

Departure Area in Davao International Airport

The pre-departure area is simalar to NAIA Terminal 3 in Pasay, which is in the second floor of the airport. We had an early flight bound to Manila but our flight is delayed for one hour. So we decided to check their lobby area and free internet access from Globe Telecom.  The air conditioning unit needs some cleaning probably. And I like duty free shops most at the aiports.

A Glimpse at Abreeza Mall in Davao City

At Abreeza Mall in Davao City, we eat and dine at Mang Inasal which is located at the ground floor . Abreeza Mall is a shopping mall complex located at J.P. Laurel Avenue, in Davao City. It is the first Ayala Shopping Center located in Mindanao. The mall give you the best dining experience through music and great food.

For further inquiries, visit their Concierge at the ground floor or check out for more updates on events.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Cheapest Fruits at Magsaysay Fruit Stand in Davao City

If you are buying ffordable Durian, Pomelo, Marang, Magosten go to Magsaysay Fruit Stand in Davao City. This is the road beside the Ramon Magsaysay Park and also the area where visitors of Davao go and buy their pasalubongs before going to the airport. Read more about Ramon Magsaysay Fruit Stand. Outside the Magsaysay Park is the Magsaysay Fruit Vendors Association which consists of a long row of fruit stands that sell Durian and other fruits abundant in Davao Region.

Affordable Pasalubong Items at Aldevinco Shopping Center in Davao City

Where to buy affordable pasalubong and souvenir items in Davao City. There's no place quite like Aldevinco Shopping Center infront of Ateneo De Davao University. This is the place to visit for all ethnic handmade products, t-shirts, homemade pasalubong. This is a modern and very attractive mall with a great variety of stores and products to choose from. The place is the largest shopping area for buying or shopping local crafts and cultural products in the whole davao region and they also sell other mindanao region Products plus items imported from Indonesia and Malaysia.

The Art Gallery at Ponce Suites Hotel in Davao City

At the second floor of the hotel, you can see the art exhibit of some artist and kublia's children. Filled with paintings and sculptures by a local artist, We arrived at Victoria Plaza, from there a 5-minute walk from going to Barangay Bajada, Davao City. It features a long stretch of paintings, art decors, sculptures, photos etc. The local called as the ARTBAHAY of Kublai Millan, multi-awarded artist (sculptor, painter, poet, illustrator, digital artist, musician) and philosopher.

Gigantic Sculptures at Ponce Suites Gallery Hotel in Davao City

I just found this Hotel in a magazine which features pinoy travel blogger. Walang duda kaapelyido ko! db! hehehe!  At the entrance of the hotel it has odd statues that surround it. The statues are Mindanao-inspired with Kublai and has a gigantic sculptures which resonating local myths and  characters. The restaurant and bar called Kublai Café in the ground floor, serves local and international dishes. Guests can also enjoy their meals and drinks on the roof deck. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can arrange hotel reservation and inquiries. The property provides free Wi-Fi in public areas.

Friday, July 13, 2012

How to Get to People's Park in Davao City

There's always something to do in Davao City. Whether you prefer a quick ... Peoples Park statues by Kublai Millan photo by Jojie Alcantar. The park also has its built-in surveillance system which surrounds the area, 24hours security and definitely a no-entrance fee needed. From the Davao International Airport, take a taxi (P140) or jeepney (P15) going to People’s Park located at Palma Gil Street in the city center. It’s a known landmark because it’s one of the prime tourist attractions in Davao so asking for directions is fairly easy.

Sidetrip at People's Park in Davao City

The park that is most visited by the locals and international visitors wherein they could take pictures to the nature scenic. Davao City's four-hectare People's Park which was formerly known as the PTA grounds. I'm glad that Davao City never failed in putting recreational areas such as PARKS.

Touring Around the City of Davao

Going to Davao might be one of the things that I want to do before. Thanks to Cha and Ken for spending time with me. Our ticket was booked 1 month before our flight schedule. I was able to search some tourist attraction at the city center of Davao. The places of interest outside Davao City is quiet far from each. So I set the theme as “If you were to tour a first timer around Davao City. Taking pictures all over Davao City for the whole day.

Photo Session Outside the Davao City Hall

After touring city center of Davao, we arrived at their City Hall. We take some pictures and return to the hotel. The Old City Hall (formerly the Municipal Building) was constructed in 1926, some ten years before Davao finally became a city.  There’s strict discipline being implemented in Davao City—no smoking, no littering, curfew hours, no fireworks, among many others, and the city is known for its strict compliance. No other city in the country is as disciplined. Criminals stay far from it. These no nonsense policies and exacting implementation are all forged at the city hall of Davao.

San Pedro Church in Davao City

While waiting for the time to check in the hotel, We roamed around Davao City and accidentially took part into their mass and take some pictures inside the church. Among the davao churches San Pedro Cathedral is considered the oldest church in the city. Located at the corner of San Pedro Street and CM Recto Avenue in Davao City, this church was named after the patron saint of the city.

Polian Buddhist Temple in Davao City

In Quirino Avenue is a high-fenced property with the distinctive arched rooftop – the Polian Temple. And since it was the Chinese New Year, I’ve never been to a Chinese temple in Davao City and so I snatched the opportunity to go to Polian Temple.  It was built through the efforts of the Chinese community led by Lim Pi in the 1960s and has since been the refuge for prayers of Davao Buddhists, and even the Christianized ones who have grown up running around the small manicured garden of the temple. Like any Buddhist temple, there were the two kidney shaped wood that you will hold in each hand and drop to see if you have the permission to go ahead and shake the container full of bamboo sticks, to seek guidance from the centuries old wisdom of the Buddha.

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Giant Durian Sculpture in Davao City International Airport

One thing you have to see in Davao International Airport when you arrive is the huge Durian sculpture built by one of Davao’s highly respected sculptor, painter and artist Kublai Millan. The biggest durian in Davao can be seen not in the market… but at the Davao International Airport! I’m talking about the giant durian statue. The Durian sculpture unfolds to reveal the tri-people of Davao: the Lumads, the Muslims, the Settlers.. Departing or arriving at the Davao International Airport, don't forget to take a pictures with your family and friends. Come and visit Davao City now.
You can see another work of Kublai here

Inside the Davao International Airport 2012

A lots of stores and restaurants inside the terminal. Davao International Airport is the only airport where you get your shoes x-rayed twice before you can pass. Transportation outside the airport are jeepneys ply from Barangay Buhangin, Sasa where the Davao International Airport is located to Davao’s city center where tourist attractions including San Pedro Cathedral nearby Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Dabaw, and Museo Dabawenyo are located. The jeepney fare is about P15 per person. Taxis are available inside and outside the airport 24 hours a day. Taxi fare from the airport going to the city center is about P100-P150.

Touch Down at Davao International Airport, Davao City

Hello! Davao International Airport, formerly known as Francisco Bangoy International Airport, is Mindanao's international gateway to countries like Singapore, Hong Kong, and Indonesia; and to the rest of the Philippines: Cebu, Zamboanga, and Manila. It is the busiest airport in Mindanao. is the main airport serving Davao City in the Philippines.  Eventually a new, larger terminal building which would consolidate the two existing terminals. In planning since 1992, construction of the new Davao International Airport began in 2000, and was subsequently inaugurated on December 2, 2003, with a capacity double than that of the old airport terminal. The terminal has four units of these boarding bridges for passengers.

Bound to Davao City Via Airphil Express

We had a trip last June 15 via Airphil Express, our first time to ride that airline. Early flight at 4am, so we had to go as early as 2am sharp. It has a smooth travel which approximately 2 hours travel time. I booked this flight 2 months ago. As low as Php. 1,474 (roundtrip) per person inclusive of taxes, fuel surcharge, web fee etc. This is the latest promo fare announced by Airphil Express. This flight allows as to have a 10 kilos per person.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Kadayawan Festival 2012 Schedule in Davao City

City Governement of Davao, announced that the Kadayawan highlight would be on the 24th of August. This will make August 20 to 26 the highlight week, as well as the "most-lively week" for this year’s celebration of Kadayawan Festival. About 30,000 people are expected during the festival . Kadayawan Festival is also known as " The King of Festivals".

Kadayawan Festival 2012 in Davao City Contact Information
Address: City Information Office Room 28, City Hall Bldg. San Pedro St., Davao City 8000 Philippines
Telephone: (082) 227-2500



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