Matnog Off The Beaten Path

  • Matnog Bay (Ticling Island on the horizon).
    Matnog Bay (Ticling Island on the...
    by Ramsor
  • A boy waiting for some peso coins
    A boy waiting for some peso coins
    by kylian74

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    The Lambiyong at San Bernandino Strait

    by Ramsor Updated Jul 14, 2008

    Past the town's Ticling Island on Matnog Bay is the deep San Bernandino Strait well-known for its whirlpools, natives call it "lambiyong" (also a word to suggest a whirling motion or crazy notion). Everyone in the town has a story to tell about these whirlpools becoming powerful and perilous to sea crafts. According to an elderly resident, once swallowed or engulfed by one of these whirlpools, the victim refloats later somewhere in Pacific Ocean.

    San Bernandino Strait between Matnog and Samar (Philippine's third largest) is one of the deepest and has a very strong under current, which might had been the major reason why the plan to build a bridge between Matnog and Samar had been shelved.

    Like all towns in Sorsogon province, Matnog could be a potential eco-tourism destination if only developed. Nature lovers would surely delight to discover what many of its natives has yet to see, the navigable swamps and rivers, the floras and faunas in its rarely untrekked hills and mountains, the beach area of its coastal villages, among others.

    Trivia: A Manila-based TV Network's documentary "The Compressor Divers of Matnog" filmed off Matnog coast, had won award from a very well-known international TV Network.

    A travel blogger dubbed Matnog's Ticling Island as a "little piece of Boracay" due to its white sand and clear water but smaller area.

    But for those who prefer a secluded and inexpensive place that equals the famous Boracay's white sand and clear sea (sans the resort establisment), Ticling Island and its neaby Subic Beach of Calintaan Island are very excellent alternatives during a summer. You have to bring your own food of course and other necessities as there are no commercial resort in these places.

    For photo buffs, Matnog's sunrise is very spectacular, its seascapes and sceneries taken from high above its hills are magnificent if only taken by real professional photographers.

    Matnog Bay (Ticling Island on the horizon).
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    Throw some peso coins to these childrens...

    by kylian74 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    There are some childrens on both sides of the ferry, they swim and ready to DIVE once a passenger throw them a peso coin on the water, they will immediately dive to catch it....that's the way they earn some money! they seems to be a proffesional divers without any divers suit, for some passengers they like it seeing them and give them a few coins for fun.

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