Corregidor is a small rocky island in the Philippines about 48 kilometers west of Manila which is strategically located at the entrance of Manila Bay. This island fortress stands as a memorial for the courage, valor, and heroism of its Filipino and American defenders who bravely held their ground against the overwhelming number of invading Japanese forces during World War II.
Also known as "the Rock," it was a key bastion of the Allies during the war. When the Japanese invaded the Philippines in December 1941, the military force under the command of Gen. Douglas MacArthur carried out a delaying action at Bataan. Corregidor became the headquarters of the Allied forces and also the seat of the Philippine Commonwealth government. It was from Corregidor that Philippine President Manuel Quezon and General MacArthur left for Australia in February 1942, leaving behind Lt. Gen. Jonathan M. Wainwright in command.
Although Bataan fell on April 9, 1942, the Philippine and American forces held out at Corregidor for 27 days against great odds. On May 6, 1942, their rations depleted, the Allied forces were forced to surrender Corregidor to Lt. Gen. Homma Masaharu of the Japanese Imperial Army after having successfully halted the Japanese advance on Australia. It was only two years and ten months later in March 1945 when the Allied forces under the command of General MacArthur recaptured Corregidor ... making good his promise to return to the Philippines.
The big guns of Corregidor are now silent and the ruins of buildings, structures, and tunnels in the island tell a very moving story of a war that has claimed so many lives. A visit to this former battleground is a memorable experience especially for those who cherish and value peace and freedom. In his speech delivered at the signing of the surrender of Japan aboard the U.S.S. Missouri at Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945, General Douglas MacArthur said, "It is my earnest hope and indeed the hope of all mankind that a better world shall emerge out of the blood and carnage of the past - a world founded upon faith and understanding, a world dedicated to the dignity of man and the fulfillment of his most cherished wish for freedom, tolerance and justice."
this is one of the newest destinations in the Manila Bay Area. It is owned by the Owners of Singapore's Ocean World in Sentosa Island and also has a mini shopping mall and a boutique Hotel inside the Ocean park.
Manila Ocean Park is open from 10am – 9pm, Mondays through Sundays.
The Entrance Fee for adults is PHP400 (approximately US$10) and PHP350 (approximately US$9) for children.
A place where you can have your wedding reception, a date with your loved one, or just to ooh and aah. ;p
It is well-known in our country that former First Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos "orchestrated" the construction of this "guesthouse", built of coconut wood & shells, to accommodate Pope John Paul II for his 1981 visit, although its EXTRAVAGANCE turned him off so much that he refused to stay there.
Baywalk Manila is one of the most exciting ways to enjoy the sunset across the Manila Bay. The bay walk at Manila is one of the most sought after pursuit by the families enjoying their time together. Manila Bay is the harbor that serves the port of Manila and the entrance is 19 km wide.
The best place to enjoy the sunset at baywalk Manila is along the Promenade in Roxas Boulevard. It is also a popular place amongst the young who would like to be here with their near and dear ones. During our stay in Bayview hotel, my husband and I never missed our chance to experience the Manila bay sunset. We brought a big bag of knick-knacks (our term for easy to eat finger food) and big bottle of water. Then we looked for a good spot to sit and enjoy our food while waiting for the beautiful sunset. It was such a wonderful experience. ;o)
Baywalk Manila is also a popular venue at night with all the open-air cafes and where one can enjoy the local cuisines and watch the Manila sunset. There are lots of restaurants to choose where one would like to eat. All this is also accompanied with music that makes your night relaxing. Especially during Friday and Saturday nights the stages are built where the bands entertain the visitors.
Manila Sunset is really beautiful. We got to enjoy this on our visit to Mall of Asia in Manila. At approximately 6pm, I quickly went to the mall seaside boulevard and took pictures of the whole episode.
Great fun. Good aquarium with lots of local and international species of fish on display. Sea Lion display was entertaining, very comical routines. Hall of jellyfish was interesting, some in cylindrical tanks some in rectangular tanks, illuminated by lighting that changed colour. There is also a class-bottomed boat ride and you can also dive for 15 minutes in an all-in-one modern diving suit - the type with a a bubble helmet. My favourite attraction was the Doctor Fish. You sit on the edge of a large pool, (there are two, one contains baby fish, the other fully grown adults) and dangle your feet in the water, the fish then 'doctor' your feet by eating all the dead skin cells. It does take getting used too at first, as the sensation is like a cross between being tickled and a tiny mild electric shock, or like a pin prick. After a while you get used to it and it is very relaxing, and said to be therapeutic. Certainly beats going to the chiropodist !!
Ocean Park in Manila is an aquarium exhibit located by Manila Bay. It has quite a few different fish exhibits from tiny sea fish up to sharks. There is a walk inside aquarium to see fish all around you. Travels
The seaside boulevard of SM Mall of Asia has one of the best and friendliest spot to catch glimpse of the sunset. Seafood restaurants are just steps away. Be there at around 5pm to really appreciate this enchanting sight. Do check out my blog to see sunset pictures: http://saggi-space.blogspot.com/2010/02/sunset-by-seaside-boulevard-of-sm-mall.html
The Manila Yacht Club, considered to be a social and sporting Mecca, is a members only club. Most of the sailing in Manila is based in MYC. It remains today as the country's premiere yacht club, owing to its strong reputation and rich historic past. The Club became a yachting hub in Southeast Asia committed to the promotion of sailing as a sport.
Harbor Square is situated near CCP in Roxas Boulevard. It's a great place to hang out & view the famous Manila Bay sunset. It is a short walk to the terminal pier of Sun Cruises for fastcraft to Corregidor Island. Manila Yacht Club is also nearby. Plenty of restos & bars to choose from wherein we can also find Jollibee. Clothing & other items are sold in the area.
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