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    the Famous "SALAKOT" Veranda

    by machomikemd Written Jul 5, 2014

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    This is my old pictures of the famous salakot

    The Big Salakot is the Sign that you are entering Clark Freeport Zone. It was made about 33 years ago as a symbol that the then US Airbase is a Part of the Philippines. At present it is still standing but more as a sign that you are nearing the Clark Freeport Zone. At Present, the road going to the Salakot entrance is now gone and the Giant Salakot is now a big Veranda where anyone can step inside and have a cool shade to escape the blistering summer heat or to take pictures. The area is now packed with many commercial establishments nearby.

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    Fontana Waterpark

    by machomikemd Written Jul 5, 2014

    The Fontana Water Park is the showpiece of the Fontana Leisure Resort and Casino Complex, it is the most visited part of the Fontana Complex and is open for both members and non members. Inside this huge water park are several themed pools and a long lazy river ride It also has several dining establishments located inside the complex. Bringing of food and drinks from outside is not allowed.

    Entrance rate is 475pesos per person on weekends

    Operation Time and Rate:
    Monday (Maintenance Day)
    Tuesday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Php 375.00/person
    Friday - Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Php 475.00/person
    Additional Services:
    Life vest Rental Php 50.00 / piece
    Nipa Hut Rental Php 500.00 / unit
    Metal Cottage Php 700.00 / unit
    Towel Rental Php 50.00 / piece * plus Php 200.00 deposit

    * Towels from villa are not allowed to use inside the Water Park .
    ** With Php 50.00 Consumable at Happy Family or Crocodile Bar

    Restrictions:

    No height requirements
    0-6 feet deep pool
    Children below 12 yrs old should be accompanied by an adult or guardian.
    Proper swimming attire only: bathing suit for women and swimming trunks for men.

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    Mimosa Resort and Casino Complex

    by machomikemd Written Jul 5, 2014

    The Mimosa Complex is now under new Management

    Mimosa was the first entity that went into Clark Free Port after it reverted to Philippine Sovereignty and they developed a 230 hectare area within Clark Freeport as an integrated Leisure and Resort Complex complete with a Holiday Inn Hote (rooms start at 5,000 pesos and up)l, an 18 hole Golf Course, Casino, Private Villa's for rent, Swimming Pool, etc. but unfortunately, they were overtaken in Popularity by the Nearby Fontana Resort Complex and other mushrooming Leisure Spots in the Clark Freeport. Still it is a good place to unwind (if you have the money though) and relax and rent a private villa at the Montevista Villas (a villa costs 8,000 pesos a day) and play golf.

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    golf course room in montevista villas of Mimosa resort holiday inn clark montevista villas lobby of holiday inn clark
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    LOTS TO DO-CLARK FREEPORT ZONE

    by davidjo Written Jul 23, 2013

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    Angeles City is not just about beer and women but there are a wealth of things to keep you occupied in Clark Freeport Zone (it is the size of Singapore), which you can enter by the Main Gate by jeepney near SM Clark or by taxi. Of course many people arrive at Clark airport with one of the several budget airlines that operate from there, and even stay at one of the resorts, hotels, country club or leisure park inside Clark F Z. There are theaters, monuments, historical buildings to see. To keep you occupied there is horse-riding, golf courses, country clubs, theme parks, a zoo and a nature park. There are spas, hot springs, casinos, shops, ultra lights, target ranges, speedway and duty free shopping. And if that is not enough there are many first class restaurants.
    It is not surprising that many visitors arrive at Clark and never leave the Freeport Zone.

    by the entrance main gate

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    BALE HERENCIA

    by davidjo Written Jul 22, 2013

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    Another old building dated from 1860 is now used as a restaurant and private banquets as well as other functions. The best carpenters came from Vigan, the famous city in the north to construct it. In 1988 the owner, Jose Paras started to renovate it and is now very popular due to its colonial history.

    the traditional house in the 1860's could not quite figure out the purpose of these terrace inside View from Sto Rosario St now a banquet hall
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    Historical Camalig Restaurant

    by davidjo Written Jul 22, 2013

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    One of the oldest buildings in Angeles has been converted into a pizza joint--- serving pizzas and pastas---the original owner would turn over in his grave. It was originally constructed in 1840 by the first mayor of Angeles, Don Ciriaco De Miranda, and was evened used as a grains warehouse until the 1960's, but it was later restored and now the restaurant is a favorite among the locals.

    could be put to better use pizzas served here now 1840 grain house
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    THE FOUNDER'S HOUSE

    by davidjo Written Jul 22, 2013

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    In 1824 Don Angel Pantaleon De Miranda (founder of Angeles) constructed his new house with some materials he managed to save from his old house such as stone and tree trunks which he used for the foundation, and it is now the best preserved and oldest house in Angeles. There is a historical plaque on the outside wall which unfortunately is not in English. And more bad news---there were security guards outside the house and obviously it was being used as some type of offices, so visitors are unable to gain access to this building in Sto Rosario Street.

    Historical Plaque the house the house
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    PAMINTUAN MANSION

    by davidjo Written Jul 22, 2013

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    Don Mariano built this house in the 1890's for his son who was the mayor back then, but General Luna lived there while head of the Revolutionary Army against the Americans at the turn of the century. Emilio Aguinaldo, General Mcarthur and Japanese Kamakazi pilots also occupied the house. The Central Bank of The Philippines purchased the house in 1981, restored it then became regional headquarters of the bank.

    statue on the roof magnificent edifice the stairway at the rear.
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    VISIT THE MUSEUM

    by davidjo Updated Jul 22, 2013

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    Museo ning Angeles is housed in a historical building which should be a museum piece itself. There are not too many artifacts there as it only opened in 1999, but it is free to enter (although there is a donation box) and the museum staff will show you around. The building was constructed in 1921 and served as the municipal hall until it was converted to the museum. Downstairs you will see a room with Don Angel Pataleon De Miranda in it who was the founder of the city in 1976 . Back then it was just a small barrio called Culiat but Don Angel attempted to make it a self governing town but the church was against this and prevented him from doing so until 1829 when it became its own municipality. It was renamed El Pueblo De Los Angeles in honor of the great man.
    Still downstairs you will find photographs and displays of action during the war and the development of the city. Upstairs there is a culinary room which shows old kitchen ware and utensils from previous times as well as photographs of local food as Pampangans were known as first class cooks.

    the museum building Don Angel, founder of the city bombs dropped by the Japanese. museum plaque the culinary room
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    HOLY ROSARY PARISH CHURCH

    by davidjo Written Jul 22, 2013

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    Between 1877 and 1896 this church was built by local men aged from 16 to 60 that were forced to do so under Spanish rule. A few years later it was used as a military hospital by the Americans.
    The church is located in the old part of the city across the road from the museum in Sto Rosario Street. Inside you can see paintings around the walls, chandaliers.

    the church built by forced labor inside stained glass paintings chandaliers
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    HOLY ANGEL UNIVERSITY

    by davidjo Written Jul 22, 2013

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    Located in Sto Rosario Street the university was the first private Catholic school in the country that was established in 1933 and stands on a 7 hectare campus with over 17,000 students. I was first attracted to it aas i noticed a courtyard with around 12 statues in it, but unfortunately the guard would not admit me, even to take a photograph. The view from the street is quite restricted and i was unable to find a suitable vantage point to capture a decent photo of the statues. The main building was a large ugly concrete edifice, but whether there are older buildings on the campus, i am not sure.

    statues can be seen from the gate. main gate with modern building only statue i managed to Photograph
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    JOSE ABAD SANTOS

    by davidjo Written Jul 22, 2013

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    Nearly every town in the Philippines has a Abad Santos Street and often a statue and Angeles is no exception as his statue is found in Santo Rosario Street standing proudly outside the museum. He was born in 1886 and was acting president (as Pres Quezon chose to leave the country to shelter in the USA) of the Philippines before the Japanese executed him in 1942. He was born a few kms away in San Fernando and studied law in the United States, later returning home and working as an attorney at the Bureau of Justice.
    He was captured with his son by the Japanese in April 1942, taken to a concentration camp, refusing to co-operate with the enemy, and later taken to Mindanao where he was shot to death 3 weeks after his capture. His last words to his son made him into one of the country's heroes---
    "Do not cry, Pepito, show to these people that you are brave. It is an honor to die for one's country. Not everybody has that chance

    the hero the plaque
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    LET FISH NIBBLE YOUR FEET

    by davidjo Written Jul 22, 2013

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    In SM CLARK you will find a fish spa which my wife thought had very reasonable prices. Tibiao is located in the left wing of the mall if you are looking at it from the front. Little fish will nibble the dead skin on your feet or also nibble at the dead cells around your wound and clean it while doing so. She chose the fish spa for 30 minutes and the steam chair and thoroughly enjoyed it once she got over the fish tickling her feet. There are several fish spas in malls throughout the country.

    tiny fish TIBIAO menu with prices
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    VISIT THE MARKET

    by davidjo Written Jul 21, 2013

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    Angeles City public Market is known as Pampang Market located on Fransisco Road, but it is best to visit before 10 am as several stalls are closed around lunchtime, especially the meat and seafood department. You will be able to see the trucks bring the produce from the countryside and taste some local snacks such as maize which is boiled or BBQ'd. One can buy fresh apples and oranges there that have probably been imported from Taiwan or China. Markets are always good to take colorful photographs. As markets go, it is one of the biggest that i have seen in the country.

    fruit stalls the market offloading coconuts oranges and rambutan
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    WALKING STREET AT NIGHT in SIN CITY

    by davidjo Written Jul 21, 2013

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    Walking street is closed to traffic from 4 pm to 4 am as hoards of sex tourists wander up and down visiting the bars and clubs where you can see scantily dressed Filipinas dance and put on various shows. It is located at the eastern end of Field's Avenue. Some bars advertise Happy Hour Beers at 75 pesos but during the evening it would be difficult to find a beer under 90 pesos. Bars and go-go joints line the street on each side but not really much point in going here unless you are a sex tourist. Girls stand outside each bar/club trying to persuade you to enter, but once you are inside the ladies will try and get you to buy ladies drinks at 150-200 pesos a shot. The girl will probably order an expensive shot of whisky or vodka with coke, but unknown to the tourist the drink will probably be nothing more than a sprite or a coke. The more drinks the customer drinks, the more commission the girl will get. Some bars the girl will not get a salary but work for commission only. if a customer wants to take the girl out of the bar the fee will be between 1500 and 2200 pesos which will be split between the girl and the bar. Apparently the police are cracking down a bit on this custom and some bars do not let the girls leave unless the customer buys around 10 ladies drinks and no buy out fee is charged. Best to avoid entering any of these places unless you know what you are doing.

    bright lights at night deserted during the day sex workers enticing tourist to enter the bar

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Angeles City Hotels

  • Angeles Beach Club Hotel

    Don Juico Avenue, Balibago, Angeles, 2009, Philippines

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Lewis Grand Hotel

    Don Juico Ave, Malabanias, Angeles City, 2009, Philippines

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Pacific Breeze Hotel & Resort

    1888 Vian Street, Balibago, Angeles City, 2009, Philippines

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

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