It feels good to make somebody smile within the morning.
An Aeta vendor couldn’t include her happiness once I and a fellow journey blogger purchased her kamote, a root-crop that she was promoting. I keep in mind her vibrant smile, then she advised us that it was her “buena mano” or her very first sale that day. When she left, I continued her. She went on the opposite facet of the street the place much more of her root-crops will be discovered. I noticed her pulling out the cash from us, and unfold it evenly touching all of the remaining kamote. That made me smile.
I used to be loving Clark, Pampanga thus far, our first day of familiarization tour sponsored by DOT Area 3. I loved our morning espresso and bread, and I additionally favored what I used to be seeing – a fusion of nature and a few buildings. Clark, Pampanga is a delight to discover.
After our satisfying espresso, we had been off to our first cease, The Clark Museum and 4D Theater.
1. Clark Museum and 4D Theatre
Every of us was given 4D eyeglasses once we entered the Theater. It was such an interactive expertise as we watched a movie about Clark, Pampanga’s historical past. Our chairs moved and a few sprinkle of water got here out on the high a part of the theater because the story of Clark was offered specializing in how it began till the Mt. Pinatubo eruption.
How the unlucky calamity destroyed Clark, the way it rebuilt itself from the ashes to a fast-rising vacationer vacation spot that it’s at present.
I discovered so much in regards to the historical past of Clark, and I can personally relate to the Mt. Pinatubo eruption. We had been dwelling in Taguig then, distant from Mt. Pinatubo, however I keep in mind waking up as a child and I noticed our place and our dwelling’s roof crammed with ashes. Think about the magnitude of its destruction to the folks dwelling close to the eruption?
Our tour adopted by exploring the Clark’s Museum. It’s an enormous assortment of Clark’s historical past, tradition, and traditions. The museum consists of Four galleries, every depicting vital elements of Pampanga’s heritage.
Gallery One is all in regards to the geological and geographical context of Clark. The place it’s situated that includes the wealthy nature that surrounds it like mountains of Arayat and Pinatubo. The second gallery focuses on folks of Pampanga and Central Luzon, their lifestyle and likewise the commerce and business that mirrored their traditions and pure assets.
Gallery Three is all in regards to the historical past of Clark Air Area and the way it has affected the lives of its folks. Whereas the 4th gallery options Clark that has risen from the ashes, the fashionable and rising tourism and enterprise vacation spot that it’s at present, the Clark Freeport Zone.
Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. It’s closed on Mondays for upkeep work and through public holidays besides on particular preparations.
Whereas touring to our subsequent vacation spot, it was additionally an opportunity for us to know extra about Clark. Our tour information defined each element of locations that we handed via just like the barn homes, historic places of work, and others. She grew up in Clark, so she shared plenty of attention-grabbing tales of her childhood. I actually loved it.
2. Clark Solar Valley Resort and Nation Membership
Our subsequent cease is Clark Solar Valley Resort and Nation Membership, one of many highest factors in Clark, Pampanga.
It’s a premier resort and actual property growth with residential areas excellent for individuals who desire a dwelling overlooking nature. It’s simply wonderful how an enormous golf course was additionally constructed going up the hill.
However I can say that the perfect half is the spectacular view of the mountains and river from the resort, an superior technique to chill.
We roam across the place and the supervisor even shared with us the longer term developments and initiatives. A brand new 5-star lodge is about to be constructed there, and extra homes and residential initiatives are awaiting to be launched. With these developments include extra infrastructure and enterprise initiatives. Simply think about Clark in about 5 years from now.
3. Hansa Creation (Toy Worldwide Philippines)
Most likely probably the most attention-grabbing spots we visited is Hansa, an organization situated in Clark that creates real-life wanting stuffed animals handmade by Filipino employees.
This is likely one of the pioneering buyers in Clark financial zone, and most of its merchandise are exported overseas. One workers from the corporate shared that the tiger used within the film, Lifetime of Pi, was created by Hansa. Additionally, they’re the popular suppliers by Zoos and Wild Life Parks on the earth
The corporate has viewing or exhibition rooms that showcase their merchandise, real-life wanting animals comparable to bears, snakes, canine, penguins and much more. We had an opportunity to discover these rooms and we had been all delighted with these real-life wanting animals! I used to be significantly amazed at how they had been in a position to create these, it takes plenty of dedication and a spotlight to particulars.
Word: If you wish to go to Hansa and expertise their creations, contact them immediately under.
Hansa Creation Inc.
Hansa Bldg., Andres Soriano St.
Clark Freeport Zone, Clarkfield
Phone Numbers: (045) – 599-3333 / (045) 599-2143
4. Nayong Pilipino
I keep in mind experiencing Nayong Pilipino when it was nonetheless situated in Paranaque, years in the past. However because it was transferred to Clark, this was my first time visiting it. Nayong Pilipino is a 45-acre theme park atmosphere showcasing typical Filipino villages, cultures, and traditions. It’s like touring all the nation in a single place. It’s like a miniature illustration of something in regards to the Philippines and its wealthy tradition.
The place is split via completely different areas within the nation just like the Cordillera area, Ilocos areas, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
We entered a theater and watched a cultural presentation. It was a delight to look at proficient and younger Pinoys carry out our very personal songs and dances. It’s an effective way to unfold consciousness of our distinctive tradition which admittedly is slowly declining particularly among the many youthful generations. The road parade can also be one thing that you just shouldn’t miss once you go to Nayong Pilipino.
Grownup – P 150
Senior – P 120
Youngsters – P 100
5. Aqua Planet
Later that afternoon, we got an opportunity to get a glimpse of the most recent and one of many largest water parks within the Philippines. Aqua Planet is a 10-hectare property inside Clark Freeport Zone with 25 trendy sights!
Although Aqua Planet remains to be not but open to the general public, we got entry to this promising water park. Be careful for his or her official opening and launch in 2018. Will probably be introduced on their web site and social media accounts.
6. Commercio Centrale
We capped off our day by celebrating the launch of “Commercio Centrale”, a life-style weekend market on the Parade Grounds of Clark Freeport Zone.
Commercio Centrale showcases meals and tradition that will probably be extra targeted on Kapampangan traditions. Although we noticed some commercialized meals stalls there and a few worldwide cuisines, we nonetheless felt the celebrations that’s uniquely Filipino. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was led by former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Governor Lilia Pineda. We even had an opportunity to speak with them.
Later that evening, extra meals was served! There have been additionally some performers. It was an evening crammed with smiles and celebration. It was a pleasant expertise and a privilege to have the ability to have fun Tourism and Kapampangan tradition in a single superior day.
“Deliver Residence A Pal”
The whole program was consistent with the nationwide marketing campaign of the Division of Tourism dubbed as “Deliver Residence A Pal.”
It’s a nationwide marketing campaign of DOT to make 2018 the homecoming yr of Pinoys and their associates overseas. Bringing dwelling a good friend to the Philippines isn’t just a technique to share our wealthy tradition, it is usually an opportunity to win thrilling prizes. Sure, you learn it proper. Simply convey dwelling a good friend from overseas, be part of the marketing campaign and get an opportunity to win some superior prizes!
Mechanics and methods to affix will be discovered right here, Deliver Residence A Pal.
It was a day crammed with pleasure and studying extra about Clark Pampanga. All of the vacationer spots that we visited from the Nayong Pilipino to Comercio Centrale are supposed to create an impression that can make guests come again to Pampanga, come again to the Philippines.
Word: First revealed on January 3, 2018
Up to date on September 23, 2019
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