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Friday, December 28, 2012

Lapu-Lapu Shrine at Mactan Shrine Park Cebu City

The Lapu-Lapu Shrine is also a tourist attraction in Cebu City. It is indeed a historic place just like Magellan Cross. The Lapu-Lapu Shrine is a 20 meter bronze statue and can be found at Punta EngaƱo, Lapu-Lapu City.



The statue was built to honor the native leader Lapu-Lapu who defeated the Spanish soldiers and killed the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. The first Philippine battle was happened last April 27, 1521 on the very exact location where Lapu-Lapu monument was built. That is why the place is being preserved for historical conservation.

The place is famous specially when conducting educational tours, as students from all over the region visit the place for historical purposes. It is a great honor too to visit this historic place and was proud to have our native hero named Lapu-Lapu.



Inside the park there are stores that sell different souvenirs. If you do feel hungry, there are lots of restaurants. There's also a seafood restaurant that is suitable for your stomach and pocket.

Original post can be found at http://themarkofanexplorer.blogspot.com/2012/06/lapu-lapu-shrine-mactan-shrine-park.html

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Magellan's Cross in Cebu City

We didn't miss the chance to visit other places in Cebu City like the old Magellan's Cross. It was a 485 year old cross actually. According to history, 500 years ago, Ferdinand Magellan planted a huge cross in Sugbu which is now Cebu. Magellan's intention was for the Baptism of Island Chief Rajah Humabon into a Roman Catholic religion.



Magellan's Cross is located in Cebu City Hall and just along Magallanes Street. The street name "Magallanes" was derived from a Spanish translation of Magellan.

The original Magellan's Cross was encased in a wood cross displayed on the center top of the chapel. They do it that way to protect the cross from people who wants to chipped some part of it believing it has a miraculous and healing power.



How To Get There

Magellan’s Cross is located at Magallanes Street, just right in front of the old Cebu City Hall building. You can get a taxi cab and tell the driver to drop you at Magellan Cross.

What we did was took a PUJ. We do that usually in order to familiarize the place and it's route. Along Magallanes Street, you can find Cebu guitar vendors, shell crafts and woodcraft displays - best for souvenirs.



A Note About Taxi Cab in Cebu: Just be extra careful as many Cebu taxi drivers are not really trusted. If they sensed that you are a tourist, they might stroll you somewhere before heading to your real target place as they want to make you pay higher.

Original post can be found at http://themarkofanexplorer.blogspot.com/2012/06/485-year-old-magellans-cross-in-cebu.html

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Cebu City's Taoist Temple

Having a day tour in Cebu City, we first visited Cebu City's Taoist Temple. It is located in Beverly Hills Subdivision in Cebu, Philippines. Cebu Taoist Temple is one of the main attractions of Cebu. The temple arised last 1972 by group of Chinese. It is elevated for about 270 meters above. Beside this temple, another temple named Phu Sian can also be found however it is not open to public.

Cebu Taoist Temple

Cebu Taoist Temple was built to have a worship place for Taoism. It is open to all from 8am to 5pm. Some devotees pray inside and they said it really grants their wishes. Usually, people visit only to have a tour and to see Chinese religious beliefs. Inside the temple, you need to observe silense specially on the prayer rooms. They wouldn't allow you to take pictures inside the prayer room. Loud voice and any chaotic actions are not allowed inside, just respect their temple and you'll be fine.

Cebu Taoist Temple

You can only enjoying sight seeing and picture taking on other temple area except the prayer room. There are guards on duty and they are very strict in regards to their do's and dont's.

Inside the temple, you'll find Lao Tze teachings. They have said that devotees climb 81 steps and that represent as the 81 chapters of Taosim scriptures. Arriving on the prayer room, they will light a joss sticks and ask for fortune reading from the monks. It's my first time to saw a monk, I only saw that on Chinese movies. And it's a nice travel experience knowing some other culture and religious beliefs.

Cebu Taoist Temple

How To Get There

In our case, we didn't exert too much effort in order to get there. I have my auntie residing in Cebu, she guided us and bring vehicle with her. Thanks for a very well accommodation!

Cebu Taoist Temple is located in Beverly Hills Subdivision. It is about 10 minutes away from the main road of Barangay Lahug. It is recommended to bring vehicle with you or ride a taxi because the place is too far and you cannot found PUJ heading there directly. When riding a PUJ, you need to stop at high way and then just walk going to the temple.

Cebu Taoist Temple

Cebu Taoist Temple

Original post can be found at http://themarkofanexplorer.blogspot.com/2012/06/taoist-temple-in-cebu-city-beverly.html

Friday, December 7, 2012

Cebu IT Park

Cebu City is one of the top growing IT business industry in the Philippines. The known Cebu IT Park has generated a numerous job opportunities, good advantage for Cebuanos.

cebu it parkProgressive Cebu IT Park



Cebu IT Park recently employing more than 13,000 individuals and now hosting over 60 BPO providers. No wonder biggest call center companies and other outsourcing companies can be found here.

They also maintain a well modern trading center with Asian architecture and high end technologies in which talented individuals and BPO specialist are comfortable conducting IT meetings here.

cebu it park

The park also offers recreational activities and wellness centers and of course with a tasty food choices available near the infrastructure called as The Walk. Many food booths are there with well serving stuffs.

cebu it park

Cebu City's Asiatown I.T. Park is just 1.5 kilometers away from Cebu Business Park and 20 minutes from Mactan International Airport and about 10 minutes from Cebu International Port. More convenient as it is also near to shopping malls, hotel and other dining options.

For inquiries, you can contact their Administration Office
7th Floor Cebu Holdings Center, Cebu Business Park
(6332) 412-7257
(6332) 415-1411 to 15
(6332) 415-1481
customer_care@cebuholdings.com
www.asiatownitpark.com

Contact Number sources and other info sources can be found at http://www.everythingcebu.com/cebu-profile-basic-info/cebu-city%E2%80%99s-asiatown-i-t-park/

Original post can be found at http://themarkofanexplorer.blogspot.com/2012/06/cebu-it-park-cebu-citys-asiatown.html

Sunday, December 2, 2012

What To Do at Night in Metro Cebu City

If you are fond of night life, unwinding and hanging out with friends through having disco and bars, then you'll surely love Cebu City.

Cebu City has a lot of entertainments to offer - best location is the Mango Avenue where nightclubs, discos, bars, music lounges and cafes can be found. Most of them remain open until dawn, so all party people love to stay here as they can fully enjoy the non stop party with their friends.



It is expected that every weekend Mango Avenue is very crowded. Also every Wednesday, a lot of people come in because many bars are having a special promo for ladies where their discos are free of cost.

About security, of course everyone of use is concern about the security of places. No worries as a lot of cops are on duty along the highway of Mango Avenue. They will not tolerate any kind of chaos.

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Original post can be found at http://themarkofanexplorer.blogspot.com/2012/06/night-life-in-cebu-city-what-to-do-at.html