Travel: Corregidor

07 March 2010

 

Travel: Corregidor

 

Corregidor is a tadpole-shaped island in the entrance of the Philippines’ Manila Bay. Given its position in the bay, it has served as a focal point for the naval defenses of the capital city of Manila. Corregidor is also called “the rock” as it saved as a fortress of Manila Bay during World War II. Situated just near the entrance to Manila bay, Corregidor Island has become one of the main historical and tourist attractions of Manila.

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Transpo to, from, and around Corregidor – ferry and tranvia buses

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The Malinta Tunnel is a tunnel complex built by the United States Army Corps of Engineers on the island of Corregidor.

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The Malinta Lights and Sounds show was written and directed by National Artist Lamberto Avellana, while the sculptures were done by National Artist Napoleon Abueva.

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War Memorials

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The island is dotted with artillery and mortar batteries that were used by the American and Filipino soldiers during the Second World War.

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A short break from the historical tour – Lunch and rest at the Corregidor Inn

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The lighthouse is one of the oldest landmarks in Corregidor. A lighthouse with a beam range of 33 miles (53 km). It was first built by the Spaniards in 1836 and was replaced with a better one in 1853.

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Flora

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Pacific War Memorial

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Eternal Flame

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Brothers in Arms Statue – Filipino soldier being supported by an American soldier. The Filipino is badly wounded, with a bandage around his head and with his arm bandaged and in a sling. He is leaning on the taller American soldier. The plaque in front states: “In these hallowed surroundings where heroes sleep may their ashes scatter with the wind and live in the hearts of those who were left behind. They died for freedom’s right and in heaven’s sight. Theirs was a noble cause.”

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More of General Douglas MacArthur

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Going back to Manila

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DETAILS:
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Travel Date: March 2010
Budget: 2,500
– Tour with buffet lunch 2000
– Lights and Sound Tour 150
– Smaller Laterals Tour in Malinta Tunnel  150
– Snacks 200
Place: Corregidor Island
Address: Corregidor Island, Cavite (yup, it’s part of Cavite per our historian)
Telephone Number: +632 831 8140;Â +632 834 6857;Â +632 834 6858

Website: http://www.corregidorphilippines.com/

Others: If you are a big fan of Carlos Celdran, I hgighly recommend that you join his overnight ‘The Rock’ tour. Bring extra food and drinks to share with the other guests during the sunset potluck party.

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