Published: December 8th 2005November 15th 2004
This used to be a building of the American troops during WWII.
By 8am, we were already aboard MV Sun Cruises at CCP Manila Bay dock. An hour later, we arrived the tadpole-shaped island of Corregidor on the province of Bataan.
During the one-hour ferry ride, our historical trip already started, as a historian, gave us a brief history of the island.
Corregidor is also called "the rock" as it saved as a fortress of Manila Bay, during World War II.
Soon as we sat foot on the island, we hopped on tramvia buses w/c will get us around the island for our day tour.
We had a very funny tour guide, coz we really can't help ourselves from laughing whenever he delivers his punch lines.. (my bad) :D
Corregidor is a very relaxing place, w/ all its fresh forrests and and very green grass.
We really enjoyed looking at the huge canyons, the guns used by american soldiers during WWII.
The ruins of the barracks, and the past buildings there, served also as added attractions. We were asked not to step inside the buildings, coz debris might fall on us. But still, we enjoyed taking pics in front of them.
We also visited the pacific
This is where they used to store the huge batteries used during the war.
war memorial, w/c has a very nice dome. The lighthouse, w/c u can climb up and have a glance of the whole island. We also bought souvenirs at the store, beside the parola.
For almost two hours, we were already tired of going around, taking pics, and remembering the historical past. So, by 12nn, we had our buffet lunch(part of the package we took) at the hotel. We rest for a lil while, then by 1pm we were again on our tramvia buses for the rest of the trip.
We went to the Japanese memorial, w/c has a very large buddha, w/c our tour guide called as the "virgin mary of buddhism". Funny, our guide was a Mr. Bean of his own.. :D
We also dropped by different museums, w/c showcased more of WWII and the island's history.
One thing, one should'nt miss doing in this island is to pick-up small beautiful rocks, beside the beach. They are really wonderful souvenirs, i want to bring home more, but, we were told to bring up to 1 kilo only.. :D
Last stop, was the malinta tunnel, where we had the light and sound show retelling the fall of corregidor. It was nice, but i was kinda tired and sleepy to appreciate the 30-min show. :D
So, that was it, our corregidor tour. By 230 pm, we were again aboard the ferry bound for Manila.
And to borrow McArthur's infamous lines: "I shall Return". And next time, we really have to stay overnight to explore more of this historical island.
Expenses: (in Php)
1,475 - Package tour(incl. lunch)
150 - Optional Light/SOund Show
350 - Souvenirs and snacks 1,975
More Pics: Corregidor
Links: Reservations @ Lakbay c/o Babes Corregidor Island