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    The signal is OFF!

    by asianbelle Updated Mar 16, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wear shorts if you plan to do the underground river tour. Part of the journey will be on boat and jumping off/into the boat can get your thighs wet.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Again, don't forget to apply OFF mosquito repellant lotion liberally on exposed parts of your body. Sabang is more forested than Puerto Princesa where more insects inhabit.

    Miscellaneous: Sabang is a Smart country. That is, only Smart Telecom has cell site in the area. In fact, there was no cell signal in most parts of the 2 hour travel between PP and Sabang.

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    by bluebug Written Mar 7, 2008

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    Luggage and bags: I always carry a 10 liter dry bag, available at most sporting goods shop. When island hopping you never know when a storm will hit. Plus sometimes the inside of the boat gets splashed by waves. Save your digital equipment and all other dry items by purchasing one of these. These should cost no more than $20.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you plan to go hiking in the waterfalls 14km north of down bring hiking shoes, if not flip flops or water shoes should be all you need.

    Miscellaneous: Bring earplugs for the roosters, mosquito repellent, and a headlamp or flashlight. This town often experiences 'brown outs' so don't be stuck in the dark.

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    Fresh feeling with Light Colored Cotton Shirts

    by yellowcab Updated Jun 10, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: backpacks

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Light colored Cotton shirt, shorts, sunglasses, cap. Please don't wear black/dark shirts so pesky killer mosquitoes won't be attracted to you.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Medicines, vitamin c, anti-mosquito repellents,

    Photo Equipment: extra photo memory cards since photoshops there are rare.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: snorkelling gear, diving gear, goggles but there are licensed well equipped stores like Sea Dive resort which rents these things.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Jungle and Rain Forest

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    Suffer the DUST should you forget those HANKIES

    by yellowcab Written Dec 23, 2007

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Handkerchief or better a dust cover. If you are allergic to dust, dont forget to bring these since travel between the airport to the Coron town proper is so rough esp during summer.
    As of this time, There is no fully covered public transport vehicle that will shield you from the dirt. Mostly they are open type jeepneys and motorcycles.

    Dusty road: Palawan airport to Coron town proper
    Related to:
    • Diving and Snorkeling
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Adventure Travel

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    Pack that Sheet & Pack that Sheet

    by orangus_kulafus Updated Sep 26, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: A waterproof bag for travelling in the seas and rivers.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: tank tops, shorts, bathing suits, flip-flops, & aqua socks.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: lots and lots of insect repellant lotion or spray (be sure to put it in your check-in luggage), bonamine (for "byahilo" motion sickness), and alka seltzer for your hang-overs. Also, sunblock.

    Photo Equipment: aquapac! or any other underwater casing for your cameras! or better yet an underwater camera. the aquapac wasn't actually for underwater photograpy, but for protection against sand, saltwater and travelling on seas and rivers.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: tent for honda bay...incase every kubo (hut) is already occupied.

    Miscellaneous: caps, sunglasses, and leave your jewelry and gowns at home!

    oh saved my day...

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    Off to the beach and more

    by Yla Updated Mar 23, 2008

    Luggage and bags: Regular luggage are ok when you stay in hotels in Puerto Princesa or in the mainland. Bring waterproof bags when staying in the islands. Pack light.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Travelling during the summer can get very hot, bring shorts, light tees and tank tops, insect repellant esp when going to the subterranean river area. A hat or scarf, sunblock, a small fan can help beat the summer heat. Temperature can get as high as 37 degrees during Phil summer. Rubber sandals that straps around the ankle or water shoes are advised esp when trekking rocky beaches and as protection from sharp coral reefs.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Except for prescription and specialty drugs and supplements, almost all regular toiletries and medicines are available so you don't have to bring any. Go on, save luggage space by buying your usual supplies locally and help the local industry.

    Photo Equipment: Waterproof camera will be great to take those unique underwater shots of you and coral gardens.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring your snorkling gear. If your luggage has the space, its always preferred to use your own rather than rent.

    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism

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    Anti-Malaria Pills

    by itzypies Written Apr 27, 2009

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Malaria is endemic in Palawan, so better take anti-malaria pills .. better safe than sorry

    Miscellaneous: Hi,

    Malaria is endemic in Palawan. It is better to take some precautions than to be sorry later.

    Last year we went to Palawan via Puerto Princesa this was our IT:
    Honday Bay --> Sabang (includes underground river and mangroves) --> Fort Isabel then El Nido. Mind you it's around 5 hours from Sabang to El Nido.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Beaches

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    To Bring:

    by enail Written Aug 5, 2009

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: - clothes (preferably dry fit especially when you do island hopping and UR tours)
    - trekking sandals w/ staps (this is very me)
    - googles/snokling gadgets
    - cap/hat/umbrella (as the weather is PP is unpredictable)
    - dry bag (to avoid your things getting wet)

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: - sunblock
    - moisturizer
    - insect repellent

    Photo Equipment: - camera (preferably waterproof to enjoying underwater photo ops)

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