Getting Around Zamboanga City

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    by yellowbell Written Sep 16, 2007

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    You can see tricycles all around Zamboanga city.
    Beware though since the fare is only P8 per passenger for the 1st kilometer and P2 for the next kilometer thereafter. We were charged P40 (3 passengers) for a destination that is just 3 blocks away. A local could have been charged only P30 the most.
    The solution, act like a local, don't ask the driver how much the fare is (know that before hand from the hotel concierge) and pay outright.

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    Six Flights A Day

    by bike_packer Updated May 13, 2006

    Zamboanga City being a major airport hub in southwestern Mindanao is serviced by at least 6 flights a day from Manila. Short connecting flights to the neighboring provinces and a very few international flights make the airport here a little busy.

    From Manila are 2 flights each by Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Air Philippines - that is, 1 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon. Last plane out in Zamboanga by 5pm.

    The airstrip here is a little bit rough, expect a bumpy landing. Last time I heard is that they are putting up a new airport in the very near future, the reason there's not much improvement in the present airport.

    Zamboanga International Airport.
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    Weesam Fastcraft

    by bike_packer Written Feb 23, 2006

    Weesam Fastcraft is basically a passenger ferry that connects Zamboanga, Philippines to Sandakan, Malaysia via a 12-hour sea cruise. Making twice a week round trips, the fastcraft makes stops at Jolo,Sulu and Bongao, Tawi-tawi. Cargo goods are discouraged making stopover time minimal.

    The fastcraft can accomodate up to 150 passengers in an airplane-like seating arrangement and has in-house video entertainment plus a refreshment bar. Air-conditioned.

    Double-decker fastcraft
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    by malbari Written Sep 22, 2004

    Keep in mind that Zamboanga does not have any taxis. SO don't expect yellow cabs to pull up once you leave the airport. Most people leaving the airport (locals anyway) take a tricycle to town, which isn't too far away anyway. So pack light.

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    Travel to Zamboanga

    by Ric Written Sep 5, 2004

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    For foreign travellers, the easiest is to book Philippine Airlines (PAL) through Manila as part of an international ticket. There are two flights daily from Manila to Zamboanga, (very!) early morning and mid-afternoon.

    There are also airline connections from eastern Indonesia into Davao (Mindanao) and from eastern Malaysia into Cebu, although not frequent. From either city there are flights or (overnight) ships to Zamboanga.

    Upon arrival at Zamboanga airport, foreigners are required to register with the Immigration Service. However, sometimes there is no one at the counter, in which case just walk through!

    Be sure to re-confirm return flights, especially to Manila.

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    Motorised tricycles

    by Ric Written Jul 28, 2004

    These motorized pedicabs are a major means of local transportation. The drivers are like New York cabbies, so be sure to agree on a price before you get in. Within the town the fare is 10 - 20 Pesos one way, regardless of how many children, chickens, or cousins are packed inside or cling around the outside. Even when you agree on a price, the driver may ask for more once you get to your destination. You can either stand on principle or consider how little these drivers make in a day; it's your choice.

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