Corregidor Island Travel Guide

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Corregidor Island Things to Do

  • NOT ONLY KAMAKAZE PILOTS

    The Shinyo (SEA-QUAKE) Class Boat was a suicide motor boat and when the Japanese were about to be defeated on the island many Japanese volunteered to try and ram their boats against the American naval boats. They were packed with explosives and detonated when they came in contact with the enemy boats. They were part of the Special Japanese Attack...

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  • JAPANESE SHRINES

    Dotted around the Japanese Memorial Gardens are several shrines remembering the soldiers who fought so bravely, but most of the inscriptions are in Japanese.

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  • MEMORIAL FOR ALL IN THE JAPANESE GARDENS

    It is rather nice to see that the Japanese have erected a memorial that not only remembers the fallen Japanese, but the Americans and Filipinos too.

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  • BUDDHA IS HERE TOO!!!!

    There is one statue of Buddha with a Japanese inscription at the base as well as a bowl with the inscription "PEACE AND LOVE"

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  • REMEMBER THE JAPANESE TOO !!!

    The Japanese War Memorial Garden is situated in a picturesque area overlooking the sea. There are several shrines and a display of Japanese anti-aircraft guns pointing towards the sea. The gardens were made for Japanese soldiers who died in WWII. Many of the Japanese soldiers committed suicide rather than face the shame of defeat. There is also a...

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  • WE SHALL NOT FORGET

    There is a rather simple memorial with a rifle whose bayonet is sticking into the ground with the words "We shall not forget" written on a plaque at the base. this is to honor the fallen soldiers of the Philippines.

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Corregidor Island Restaurants

  • THE BUFFET (PART OF THE DAY TOUR)

    As part of the tour the buffet is included, but i believe that you can opt out of this and pay a lesser fee. When we attended the buffet there was a lovely fresh salad with two dressings available, and for me this was delicious as i had 3 helpings. Besides that, i ate 3 chicken breasts that had been grilled----good enough but i think they had been...

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  • Keep your expectations at a minimum

    Don't expect too much from the lunch inclusion in your day trip to Corregidor. There was soup, a salad bar, pasta and two meat dishes for you to enjoy. The dessert table consisted of fruits (by that I mean plates full of watermelon) and rice cake. The food tasted alright; nothing was spectacular though.The hotel in which the restaurant was located...

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  • RUN BY SUN CRUISES

    Included in the price of the Corregidor Island Tour, was a buffet lunch at LA PLAYA RESTAURANT. All I can say is that it was just OK. They offered a pork dish, chicken, pasta, rice and a dessert bar with jello and some cake. We were offered a drink on the way in, but any other drinks, including water, had to be purchased.The restaurant was nice and...

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Corregidor Island Nightlife

  • Videoke Fun Haus...

    This is where my friends did their little thing in (NOT SURE WHAT THEY DID)… but it later produced a bottle of tanduay rum and a plate of litson kawali, I'm sure it was something wholesome... haha Anything goes...

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  • sun spotting

    we availed of the sun spotting package, this includes sunset and sunrise viewing, night visit at 1000-bed hospital in Malinta Tunnel and exploration of the Japanese Tunne all for 100php! better have your cameras ready and click away as you watch the sun sets.

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  • Nightlife?

    Nightlife in Corregidor is limited to the following activities:1. Dining at Corregidor Inn's restaurant2. Videoke singing and dancing maybe (while singing, hehe).3. Night lateral visit (Malinta Tunnel)4. Ghost-hunting.Marami din pala.

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Corregidor Island Transportation

  • TRANVIA, IDEAL TRANSPORTATION

    The bus tour is actually on a vehicle called a tranvia, which is ideal for touring the island as it is open at the sides and so one can take photos as the vehicle is in motion. There are 7 rows of seats, and each row can accommodate 4 passengers easily. Try get a seat on the right hand side of the tranvia as most of the buildings are on this side....

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  • THE BOATS THAT TAKE YOU TO CORREGIDOR

    Sun Cruises own 3 boats that operate between Manila and Corregidor. During the low season which is July to September they usually operate with one of the smaller boats that can accommodate 145 passengers, but the bigger boat which accommodates around 250 passengers will operate other times of the year. Safety instructions are given before setting...

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  • HOW TO FIND THE SUN CRUISE TERMINAL

    The Sun Cruise Terminal is located behind the Folk Arts Theatre, so take any form of transport that passes by the Culture Center of the Philippines and alight opposite it in Roxas Blvd. Walk to the right of the Cultural Center, past Harbour Square, then continue past the Folk Arts theater then take a right immediately after, and you will see the...

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Corregidor Island Shopping

  • T-SHIRTS, FRIDGE MAGNETS and MORE

    There are no shortage of souvenir shops on the island and from what i saw , the prices seemed to be quite reasonable. Souvenir shops are to be found at the Spanish Lighthouse, the Museum, and at the Japanese Memorial Garden. I am sure that there are others that i have omitted. Cups, paintings, ash trays, t-shirts, fridge magnets and all the usual...

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  • Buy Mementoes of Your Tour

    Almost all destinations of the day tour have souvenir shops where you can buy "pasalubongs" or mementoes. You can buy old currency, stamp collections, postcards, t-shirts, caps, keychains and other mementoes. P100+ depending on your chosen souvenir item

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  • Souvenir shop at Corregidor Inn

    There is a small souvenir shop at the Corregidor Inn if you are interested to buy souvenirs of the island. Besides the usual postcards, key chains, T-shirts etc, there is a book on the history of Corregidor Island called "A Galleon Guidebook - Corregidor XiXth edition by Alfonso J Aluit" whichs cost about 300 pesos (if you are interested in...

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Corregidor Island Local Customs

  • Bloodstones

    The stones found all around tCorregidor are labeled as bloodstones due to its reddish color. It is romantically whispered that the color of the stones became red because of the amount of bloodshed on the island. However, the rather dull truth is that the redness is nothing more than a crime of geology: iron (or some other reddish stuff) is in the...

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  • English and Japanese Tours

    Two types of tours are being offered: English and Japanese. The operators separate the two tour groups as they believe in telling two sides of the same story.

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  • Mr. Ramon Alonso

    I have read the 2-years-earlier review of syllybabe about this tour guide a week before our trip. Upon docking on Corregidor pier, it was time to board any tramvia of our choice. I looked for this guy that resembles the review close-up picture which was still fresh in my mind. This must be him among 8 tramvia guides. We boarded his designated...

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Corregidor Island Warnings and Dangers

  • PLEASE RESPECT THE MEMORIAL

    For most people the sign is not necessary but visitors are reminded to respect the sacred place reserved for the heroes who died during the Pacific War.Observe serenityAvoid playingNo litteringNo smokingNo food or drinks inside the museum or Dome AltarNo sitting on the altarNo offensive posing during picture takingFilm shooting can only be done...

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  • Danger of Dehydration or Heat Stroke!

    It was sooo hot in Corregidor Island, you could suffer heat stroke or dehydration!We felt the heat of the road permeating the soles of our footwear, though my husband and I wore rubber shoes. Our companions who wore flipflops and sandals went back to the tram because they couldn't stand the heat on their soles. The sun was searing hot, no...

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  • Potential Accidents While Riding Tramvia

    Since the tramvia is open on both sides with only a movable armrest as "guard", it is best to avoid sitting children on the sides as precautionary measure against falls. Even adults need to be careful and keep the armrest down to prevent slipping from the seat when the tramvia makes a sharp turn on the steep hills. Personal things like bags or hats...

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Corregidor Island Tourist Traps

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    Snack food, soda and bottled mineral water sold at the restaurant (be at the hotel or at the buffet restaurant) are priced incredibly high.

    Fun Alternatives: But there's an alternative way at half the price. The tour guide and tramvia driver has an ice box for soda and bottled water; and a shelf full of packed chips. They are allowed to sell as an additional income for them.

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Corregidor Island What to Pack

  • Flash light!! If you opt to join the...

    Wear comfortable shoes and shirts since some times depends on season tends to be hot on the island specially on the lateral tour on the tunnel. Digital Cameras and extra batteries and chargers. Swim wear, sun block, caps or sun visor If you opt to join the night tour of the tunnel and afraid of the dark make sure yo bring a mini flash light...

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  • Prepare for a hot, sweaty tour

    Small backpack or sling bag will do Extra absorbent tshirt or sleeveless blouse, preferably with "breathable" fabric like cotton; rubber shoes (your flipflops or sandals will absorb the heat from the very hot streets; wide brim hats or umbrellas for sun protection Your maintenance and first aid medicines; paper towels or 3-ply tissue paper...

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  • things you must know and bring

    if you're planning to go overnight, separate the things you'll be needing for the day tour and put it in a small bag. and have the rest of your things checked-in before boarding the ferry, because once you arrive in corregidor, you'll immediately board the tour couches and the tour starts. you dont wanna be carrying all your things throughout the...

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Corregidor Island Off The Beaten Path

  • THE CONCRETE BATTLESHIP

    During the tour of Corregidor the tour guide may ask you how many ships you can see out on the ocean. You will most likely see 4 or 5 but he will always say that it is actually one too many as one of the ships is not actually a sea-faring vessel as it is the CONCRETE BATTLESHIP!!!!!It used to be an island called EL FRAILE which was flattened and...

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  • Grafitti of Jabidah Massacre Victims

    It was the late 1960's. The Philippines was pressing its claim over Sabbah. To aid the Philippines' claim, President Marcos, together with some military officials cooked up a brazen plan: recruit Muslim youth to train for covert operations to destabilize Sabbah. Thus, Project Merdeka came to life.The terrains of Corregidor served as the group's...

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  • Visit San Jose Church

    Pay a visit to the San Jose Church as thanksgiving for your safe cruise from Manila to Corregidor.The present structure of San Jose Church is the same site of the original church of the Island.

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Corregidor Island Favorites

  • A BIT ABOUT CORREGIDOR ISLAND

    Sunday January 9, 2012An Island in the entrance of Manila Bay and because of its strategic location, CORRIGIDOR ISLAND served as a focal point for the Naval defences of the Philippine capital City, Manila.The Island is about 48 kms west of Manila, is shaped like a tadpole and has a land area of 9 sq. kms. Because of its rocky landscape and the...

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  • RUINS IN CORREGIDOR

    Perhaps the most thought-provoking sights in Corregidor are the many RUINS there. The bombed out structures are a harsh reminder of how awful it must have been there during the war. One of the Ruins is of Mile-Long Barracks which was officers' quarters (housed as many as 2000 American officers) and quarters for Senior Officers. There is also...

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  • PACIFIC WAR MEMORIAL MUSEUM

    This wonderful museum houses relics and memorabilia dedicated to WWII. The PACIFIC WAR MEMORIAL MUSEUM is right next to the remains of the Theater. When you first walk in, there is a huge map of Corregidor Island. Inside you will find, weaponry, scaled versions of ships used in the War, Relics, coins and medals found on the island, and a huge Map...

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SMALL MUSEUM, VIVID PAINTINGS
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REMEMBER THE FILIPINA LADY TOO!!!!
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THE TWO PRESIDENTS
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THE PHILIPPINE WAR HEROES MEMORIAL
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GUNS AND SANDBAGS
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HEADQUARTERS IN THE TUNNEL
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MORE SCULPTURES FROM MALINTA TUNNEL
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ENJOYING SOME REST TIME IN MALINTA TUNNEL
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HOSPITAL SCENE
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THE LATERALS
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A FEW PHOTOS IN THE MALINTA TUNNEL
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1922 or 1932 ? THE MALINTA TUNNEL
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THE PARADE GROUND AND GOLF COURSE
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WATER TANK HILL
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THIRD TIME LUCKY----IT IS STILL STANDING TODAY
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THE OLD FLAGPOLE STILL STANDS TODAY
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CHAPEL AND POST
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ROCK FORCE MONUMENT
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THE TROLLEYS ENDED AT TOPSIDE
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BROTHERS IN ARMS
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WERE THEY REALLY A MILE LONG?????
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THE QUARTERS FOR THE BACHELOR OFFICERS
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SURRENDER, SURRENDER BUT VERY FEW DID
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THE FLAG WITH 45 STARS
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SURELY THIS IS THE PIECE DE RESISTANCE
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INTERESTING PHOTOGRAPHS AT THE MUSEUM
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ARTILLERY AT THE MUSEUM
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THEY HAD A CINEMA
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BEAM OF LIGHT ON MAY 6th
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AN OUTSTANDING MEMORIAL COMPLEX
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THE FLAME THAT NEVER DIES
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THE BIGGEST GUN ON THE ISLAND
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SLEEPING WITH THE SHELLS
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BATTERY HEARN NAMED AFTER ANOTHER HERO
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THERE WERE MANY HEROES AT CORREGIDOR
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JAPANESE WRITING
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91st Coast ARTILLERY PHILIPPINE SCOUTS
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INSIDE THE BUILDING AT BATTERY GRUBBS
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DISAPPEARING GUNS
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ANOTHER HERO
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