Metro Manila may be the largest metropolis in the Philippines but Cebu undoubtedly reigns as the Queen City of the South. Sunny skies, a bustling urban core and a variety of heritage and nature sites make Cebu City and the rest of Cebu island a refreshing alternative to the noise and chaos of the capital. Did we mention that you’re never too far from the sea?
Compiled by: Abby Yao
Colourful in nature and massive in size, the Sinulog Festival is a much awaited event not only for the Cebuanos, but also for tourists from all over the world. It is a festival unlike any other in Southeast Asia, and it only happens once every year—on the third Sunday of every January. Read our close encounter with this unique festival!
Words & Photography: Irvin Hanni
In the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan, AirAsia Regional Head of Operations Improvement Stuart Michael Cross went on a different kind of island hopping: bringing relief supplies and evacuating survivors of the typhoon which wrought massive destruction and loss of lives across the Visayan islands of Central Philippines. Stuart narrates his experiences on this humanitarian mission.
As central Philippines recovers from the devastation of Super Typhoon Haiyan, many of the nation’s 7,107 islands are ready to receive visitors. The monsoon season has come to a close, making now the ideal time for a beach getaway. Help kickstart the local economy by turning up on these shores. No two islands are the same in this archipelago, so here are 7 to get you started on your holiday planning.
Compiled by Abby Yao
With over 7,000 islands in the Pacific Ring of Fire, the Philippines has bountiful waters and a seemingly endless shoreline. Three centuries under Spain and 50 years under the United States haven’t fazed the 90 million karaoke-singing, basketball-playing people of this country often skipped—undeservedly—on journeys to Southeast Asia. Come get a glimpse of the Philippines through the lenses of Travel 3Sixty readers.
Compiled by Abby Yao
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