Pearl of the Orient

Exotic enclaves in the Philippines

Maybe it’s time to take a break, relax and slip away…

Just imagine walking on white sandy beaches and snorkelling in turquoise crystal-clear waters

Now if you love beach holidays and you’ve already been to Boracay – Philippines paradise and Asia’s best beach.

There are thousands of other exotic enclaves that you could also consider.

In fact, you know what? The sovereign island country of Philippines has over seven thousand islands

So you’ll definitely be able to find your dream beach holiday destination

And, if you love chasing waterfalls

You need to check out Aguinid Falls, a cascade-type waterfall tucked away in Barangay Tangbo, Samboan

When you take a peek through regal canopies of age-old trees and lush greens

You’ll see five different levels of waterfalls that converge into the Tangbo river

So if you need a breather, and you don’t wanna travel too far

You could consider the beautiful island country of Philippines


National Fish 

You know how different countries would have different national flowers and birds and things?

Philippines actually has its own national fish known locally as the bangus or the milk fish?

And if you’ve never tried it?

The succulent, sweet flesh and melt-in-your-mouth belly fat of the milk fish is to die for

And best place to try this?

Dangupan City

And you might wanna opt for the boneless bangus which is usually sold marinated.

Remember how Argentina set the Guinness World record for the largest serving of barbecued beef in 2011?

Well, Philippines created the world record for the longest fish barbecue in 2014.

A whopping fifty thousand kilograms of fish were cooked during the Malangsi Fish-tival in order to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the city Bayambang.

Anyway, coming back to the milkfish, if you’d like to have some for dinner later, just Google boneless bangus in Singapore and bam… you’ll have your answers!



I’ve been to the Philippines on several occasions, with family mostly, to Manila, Marikina, Baguio City, which I love the most, and Cebu

And everywhere we went, we’ll see basketfuls of these underdeveloped duck embryos or what they call, balut!

Which is a famous local delicacy featured on US reality game show Fear Factor

Best way to eat it is to crack the top of the egg and sip at the broth before finally working your way through its contents preferably with a dash of salt or vinegar.

I know it’s not as bad as it sounds but the thought of nibbling away at a cute little duckling and chewing on its soft beak and bones is too much for me to bear


Singing Seriously

I was just watching a youtube video of Disney Legend Lea Salonga singing Let it Go!

And she’s just amazing

Lea is one of the best-selling Filipino artists of all time

And you know I was just thinking to myself… actually most or all of my friends from the Philippines can sing like that too!

It’s like they’re all born with a perfect set of pipes

Just ask any one and they’ll be able to belt out any song you request, quite effortlessly

Now the thing is, are they natural-born singers or have they been practicing till it’s perfect?

Apparently, karaoke singing is very popular in the Philippines

Almost every Philippine home has a karaoke machine or a Magic Sing microphone

You know one of those digital mics that turn your television into a karaoke machine

In fact in most bars and restaurants offer karaoke or videoke, which is a more competitive version

that scores singers and records their performances

So if you’re visiting friends in the Philippines anytime soon

Remember to prepare a song that you could also belt out on demand!

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Lynette Tan is Mrs Singapore Universe 2016. She believes in being beautiful and healthy, naturally. Her mantra? You're most beautiful, when you're You!

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