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Top 6 Favorite Fishes at The Reef (Oceanarium), Manila Ocean Park

The Manila Ocean Park, one of our favorite theme parks in the Philippines, is conveniently located in the heart of Manila City. The Manila Ocean Park is divided into different sections, one of which is the impressive Oceanarium, which in turn is subdivided into huge sections: Agos (Flow), Bahura (The Reef), Laot (Fishing Ground), Buhay na Karagatan (Living Ocean), Kalaliman (The Deep), Pagi (Sting Ray) and Pating (Shark). The only sane way to present the Manila Ocean Park is to take small bites, starting with The Reef. So, while you’re researching whether the plural of “fish” is indeed “fishes,” we’ll proceed to list down our 6 Favorite Fishes at Manila Ocean Park‘s The Reef.  Continue reading Top 6 Favorite Fishes at The Reef (Oceanarium), Manila Ocean Park

5 Reminders to Enjoy the Sandbox Adventure Park by Alviera (Porac, Pampanga)

Every kid enjoys the sandbox, literally a small box filled with sand. Imagine exploding the size of the sandbox and the vastly increasing the number of fun activities in it, and you have The Sandbox Adventure Park right in the middle of Alviera, out here in what used to be a quiet, lahar-stricken portion of Porac, Pampanga. Because we can’t resist the usual sneaky way of having fun with the intent of presenting our experience here in VisitPinas, we devoted one whole weekend day to explore The Sandbox. Continue reading 5 Reminders to Enjoy the Sandbox Adventure Park by Alviera (Porac, Pampanga)

Ranking the Rides of Enchanted Kingdom

It’s good to discover that the best theme park in the Philippines, Enchanted Kingdom, added new rides since the last time we went here. We also discovered that a visit to Enchanted Kingdom is more fun, at least for us, when done late in the afternoon, around 4:00 p.m., when the sun is about to set. The cooler weather makes it more fun and less energy draining. The park (located in Sta. Rosa, Laguna) closes at 9:00 p.m. so there’s enough time to go around. Continue reading Ranking the Rides of Enchanted Kingdom

Try the Disk-O-Magic of Enchanted Kingdom

Obviously to keep the theme park fresh to guests, the new and frequent visitors alike, the Enchanted Kingdom (Sta. Rosa, Laguna) brings in new rides from time to time. The last time we were here, Enchanted Kingdom welcomed the EKstreme Tower Ride. This time around, we didn’t expect to see, and so we were smiling when we saw, the spanking-new Disk-O-RamaContinue reading Try the Disk-O-Magic of Enchanted Kingdom

Imperial Palace Waterpark and Spa Cebu

In terms of historical significance, we know Mactan Island as the place where the forces of the Spanish conquestador, Ferdinand Magellan, and the Filipino forces of Lapu-Lapu, [see also Revisiting Magellan’s Cross, Mactan Shrine and Basilica del Sto. Nino]. In terms of tourist attractions, we know Mactan Island as the location of a number fine beaches and 5-star resorts, including the Imperial Palace Waterpark and Spa CebuContinue reading Imperial Palace Waterpark and Spa Cebu

Dinosaurs Island in Clark, Pampanga

Name three dinosaurs that you know. Quick! Let me guess — you named some of the common dinosaurs: T.Rex, Triceratops and the Velociraptor. These dinosaurs have been popularized by that amazing 1993 movie, Jurassic Park. Imagine these dinosaurs (and more) are moving, roaring at the top of their lungs, and you can interact with them, face to face, in an enclosed location that resembles Jurassic Park? If that’s a tad difficult to imagine, then better visit the Dinosaurs Island. Continue reading Dinosaurs Island in Clark, Pampanga

EKstreme Tower Ride at Enchanted Kingdom (Laguna)

We have a previous post on the Enchanted Kingdom and, as a general rule, we’d simply have one post for each destination or item under a category. The few exceptions are made under exceptional circumstances, like when we ranked the slides in Splash Island. We’ll be doing something similar to Enchanted Kingdom — not a ranking, because the EKstreme Tower Ride is hands-down the most scary ride. Continue reading EKstreme Tower Ride at Enchanted Kingdom (Laguna)

Ark Avilon Zoo, Fun Ranch and Tiendesitas

We’ve read somewhere that there’s a “cool” zoo just beside Tiendesitas. A zoo beside Tiendesitas is a bit strange because aside from the fact that Tiendesitas is a place to shop and eat, it’s beside a mall (SM). Also, we regularly pass through the Malabon City zoo, just behind Potrero elementary school along McArthur Highway (that’s a few meters from Monumento, Caloocan), but we never had the desire to go in a zoo, and we’re not really sure if it’s proper to qualify a “zoo” with being cool. The Ark Avilon Zoo beside Tiendesitas (sister zoo of Avilon Zoo, Rizal) made us rethink that. Continue reading Ark Avilon Zoo, Fun Ranch and Tiendesitas

Enchanted Kingdom (Sta. Rosa, Laguna)

I was always excited every time the peryahan, which I believe is translated as a “fair” in English, comes to town. There’s the Ferris wheel, or something that resembles it, the caterpillar ride, the haunted house and, of course, the games. Looking back, there’s really nothing fancy about the perya, that is, if you compare it with the likes of Enchanted Kingdom. So, the first chance I got after it opened in 1995, I went to see this Enchanted Kingdom, and went back for more — perhaps proof that there’s always a child in each of us. Continue reading Enchanted Kingdom (Sta. Rosa, Laguna)