Magical Tawi-Tawi From Above

Magical Tawi-Tawi From Above

An alluring world of seaweed and houses on stilts, of seafarers, of long stretches of sand, of the Sama and the Bajau, of a serene oasis in a neighborhood of turbulence. Islam's first missionaries made their maiden steps here. Yet, people of diverse beliefs coexist. Welcome to Tawi-Tawi!

Romancing The Spirit: The Valley of Temples

Romancing The Spirit: The Valley of Temples

A long lazy ferryboat ride south from the city of Mandalay reaches the ‘Valley of Temples’ at Bagan, and the magic and mystery of this spirited place rolls out like a carpet over a vast flat plain. At the height of the Kingdom of Pagan between the 11th and 13th centuries over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in these Bagan plains.

Onuk Island: On the Outer Reaches of the Final Frontier

Onuk Island: On the Outer Reaches of the Final Frontier

This part of Palawan is less prominent than its prestigious counterparts in the North-- El Nido, Coron, Sabang or Port Barton-- yet no less spectacular. The long sandy powdery white stretch in San Vicente and the limestone karsts that shoot out to the sky in the Calamianes are noticeably absent but the place is not diminished one bit.