Friday, January 31, 2014

Mt. Malarayat Golf & Country Club: Nature’s Playground for Relaxation

After a fulfilling game of golf are excellent relaxation options that are close to nature, offered and prepared especially for you at the Mt. Malarayat Golf & Country Club.

Mount Malarayat Golf & Country Club

Mount Malarayat Golf & Country Club
In less than two-hour easy drive from Metro Manila is Lipa City, Batangas – a home to one of the finest golf courses in the Philippines known as the Mt. Malarayat Golf & Country Club. This place, well-known by golf enthusiasts and country club goers, is famed for having a wide, scenic course bordered with majestic backdrop of Mount Malarayat. 

Mount Malarayat Golf & Country Club

Mount Malarayat Golf & Country Club

“A beautiful piece of land”, that's how Architect Maria Cristina Turalba, a golfer and also the President of the Mt. Malarayat, describes the place during her interview with TFC’s Balitang America. The secret behind the vibrancy and abundant state of the place lies on the sufficient supply of natural rain, giving grass enough water to grow and get greener. The place also has its own irrigation to ensure they have enough water supply during the dry season. Architect Turalba added, “We did a land survey, we studied the topography. We did not disturb the configuration, knowing that water and sunlight are present here, and it flows at the right direction.” Apart from having such lush course, the place is also proud of showcasing a distinctive, contemporary Filipino architecture – showcasing a picture-perfect blend of style and hospitality. 

Mount Malarayat Golf & Country Club

The Mount Malarayat Golf & Country Club is not just a place for golfers, it is also ideal for guests who are looking for a relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle of city living. With its own Country Club and hotel, Mt. Malarayat offers guests excellent accommodations with a plethora of activities apt to their every desire. Over 30 spacious hotel rooms are available for guests who want to extent their stay at the place, fully-equipped with modern conveniences suited for guests’ comfort satisfaction. 

Mount Malarayat Golf & Country Club
 
Located just a short distance from the Country Club are outdoor facilities and complexes of Mt. Malarayat. Guests can beat the heat and plunge into its pool and end the day with a pampering massage at the spa.

Mount Malarayat Golf & Country Club
 
At Mt. Malayarat Golf & Country Club, experience nature at its best while enjoying the activities you love, with your loved ones.

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For affordable golf tour packages, call Mango Tours at its 24/7 U.S. toll-free number 1-866-2-MANILA or (632) 893-0002 if you're in the Philippines. Visit www.mangotours.com for more of our amazing travel deals.


Photo credits: www.activegroup.com.ph, www.malarayat.com, golflifestyleasia.blogspot.com

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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Mango Mix: Sharing the love for music

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For two Filipinos – Koh and Franz, music is life; and they've found a brilliant way of sharing the passion for music through a bamboo. Yes, bamboo - grown and crafted by skilled Cebuano artisans. Read more.


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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

LANDMARK LEGENDS: Red Hill, Singapore

 By Rieh Argel

Legends and myths are not just simple stories; they contain lessons and morals passed on from generation to generation. These tales may also include valuable historical facts and data about the culture and lifestyle of people or race involved.


A legend on the origin of Red Hills in Singapore

STORY: 

Once upon a time, in a far away fishing village in Singapore, there was a smart boy named Nadim. The boy who lives on a hill was known for planting banana trees and selling its fruits to earn a living. He was also known in the village as a boy with a compassionate heart.

Nadim’s village is ruled by a wise and cunning Raja who often accepts gifts of visitors from afar. One day, a visitor from a nearby village came; an old man who uses the beak of a swordfish as a walking stick to help him along. The Raja was fascinated by this use and called his advisor. He ordered every fisherman in the village to gather swordfish beaks.  The fishermen had nothing to do but follow. The time came that the Raja grew tired of collecting swordfish beaks and allowed his townspeople to go back to their own fishing. Unfortunately, the mass-capture of swordfish angered the fish and any boat that entered the water were destroyed by their long, sharp beaks. The townspeople were so much worried that they were blaming their raja for what had happened. The incident brought famine to the town.

Being aware of the current issue; Nadim decided to harvest his bananas to share them with the villagers. One day when he was gathering the bananas, he saw a bird whose beak was caught on the trunk of the tree. This gave him the idea to use banana trunks to catch swordfish. He went to the Raja and proposed his idea.  As the Raja was desperate for a solution, he listened to Nadim’s suggestion. Realizing he had nothing much to lose; the Raja accepted the boy’s idea. He ordered his soldiers and all the fishermen in the village to cut down all the banana trees nearby and build a barrier along the beach.


When the tide was high, the swordfishes swam up to the beach and got their beaks stuck onto the banana tree trunks; this proves the idea to be successful.  


The people were overjoyed with the victory except for one, the Raja was threatened with the boy's intelligence. He was afraid that Nadim would gain more respect and eventually become more popular than him. As a result, he ordered an assassin to murder his competitor.


The murderer successfully carried out the deed; and on that night the whole hill was covered with blood. Every single gravel and soil that lied on the hill turned red.  The hill looked so reddish that the people later on called it Bukit Merah; a hill dyed red.


Rekindle this heartbreaking legend by visiting the Red Hill in Singapore


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Monday, January 27, 2014

Microtel by Wyndham Mall of Asia: Mango Tours in Balitang America


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On this week's travels, Balitang America and Mango Tours take you to Manila where all the exciting elements of the city’s old and the new blend in harmony. From heritage sights and modern highlights, to various leisure options, Manila is sure to give every traveler an amazing experience. Stay at Microtel by Wyndham Mall of Asia - it is every traveler’s getaway destination when in Manila. Stylish and modern rooms equipped with practical comforts provide guests a convenient and relaxing stay during their holidays. Facilities and amenities include a roof deck pool, overlooking the Manila Bay and nearby attractions; function halls to cater corporate activities; and an all-day dining restaurant which offers every guest a wide selection of local and international fare. With its ideal location near the airport, various tourist spots and entertainment establishments, Microtel by Wyndham Mall of Asia is indeed a great place within reach of all the interesting things to do and see right in the very heart of Manila.

Mango Tours Microtel by Wyndham Mall of Asia Package

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Manila - Transfer to Microtel by Wyndham Mall of Asia -
Overnight

Day 2: Breakfast at the hotel - At leisure - Overnight

Day 3: Breakfast at the hotel - At leisure - Check-out

For travel bookings and inquiries, we would be happy to assist you. Call our 24/7 U.S. toll-free number at 1-866-2-MANILA or (632) 893-0002 if you’re in the Philippines. Please visit www.mangotours.com for more of our amazing travel deals.








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Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Gothic Architecture: Basilica Minore de San Sebastian

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Among the iconic elements that depict the rich culture and history of Manila are the ancient churches. These stunning creations dating back the early 16th century have become the country’s prominent treasures. One of the historical churches in Manila that exudes great beauty and architecture is located in Quiapo, Manila. Read more.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Relax and Reconnect with Nature at Buri Resort & Spa

By Camille Conopio

Be in awe with life’s simple pleasures as you head to Puerto Galera, where a paradise awaits you. The journey to Oriental Mindoro’s developed beach destination takes one to a pleasant experience with Mother Nature - drive past along the rustic towns south of Luzon then enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the Batangas Bay on a boat ride. 

Puerto Galera Buri Resort & Spa Mango Tours sights

Puerto Galera Buri Resort & Spa Mango Tours Philippines sights

Puerto Galera offers a variety of activities: Sail across one of the most beautiful bays in the world - the Puerto Galera Bay, and visit the many beautiful islands nearby with an island hopping tour. But among the interesting things to do here, a visit to the little village of Mindoro’s natives - the Mangyans, should never be missed. 


Puerto Galera Buri Resort & Spa Mango Tours Philippines Mangyan Village

While in the village, discover one of its popular livelihoods – nito-weaving. Various handicraft products such as jars, accessories, coasters, trays and a lot more are among the leading souvenirs of Puerto Galera. 


Puerto Galera Buri Resort & Spa Mango Tours Philippines Mangyan Village Nito weaving souvenirs

Get in touch with culture and the natural world as you treat yourself to a vacation that will surely calm your mind and soothe your senses. Opening with only five simple cottages in 2001, Buri Resort & Spa has undergone transformations and now boasts 12 modern luxury villas set on the hillsides offering a spectacular view of its environment. 

Puerto Galera Buri Resort & Spa Mango Tours accommodation

Puerto Galera Buri Resort & Spa Mango Tours accommodation

Puerto Galera Buri Resort & Spa Mango Tours accommodation

Each villa is designed with the perfect balance of contemporary amenities and native interiors like bamboo, nipa and local hardwoods and some with private plunge pools. This natural setting provides guests a deep connection with nature.

Puerto Galera Buri Resort & Spa Mango Tours Philippines private plunge pool

The ideal location of the resort in the Batangas Channel inside Puerto Galera Bay, offers breathtaking view of the bays, picturesque landscape and geographical formations. Bask in the sun and take in the fresh breeze as you relax by the poolside lounge in a beautifully landscaped garden; and for a full relaxation treat, rejuvenate your body, mind and soul with various spa services.


Puerto Galera Buri Resort & Spa Mango Tours Philippines pool side

Puerto Galera Buri Resort & Spa Mango Tours Philippines pool side Puerto Galera Buri Resort & Spa Mango Tours Philippines Villa

Puerto Galera Buri Resort & Spa Mango Tours Philippines Spa

Delight in a hearty feast with family and friends in a comfortable outdoor setting at the restaurant which offers all-day meals.

Puerto Galera Buri Resort & Spa Mango Tours al fresco dining

Puerto Galera Buri Resort & Spa Mango Tours al fresco dining restaurant

Puerto Galera Buri Resort & Spa Mango Tours seafood platter

Puerto Galera Buri Resort & Spa Restaurant Mango Tours Sinigang na Baboy restaurant

Continue to discover Puerto Galera’s wonders as you enjoy the great outdoors through several activities. 


Puerto Galera Buri Resort & Spa Restaurant Mango Tours Philippines Jet ski water sport activities

Puerto Galera Buri Resort & Spa Restaurant Mango Tours Philippines Kayak Water sport activities

Puerto Galera Buri Resort & Spa Restaurant Mango Tours Philippines water sport activities

Buri Resort and Spa promises a unique resort experience while you find comfort in the welcoming smiles and excellent service of professional staff. Whether it’s a quick luxurious getaway or an escape with Mother Nature, Buri Resort & Spa is indeed the best travel destination for everyone.

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