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Puerto Princesa Palawan underground river featured in Singapore festival

The Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) in Palawan, the Philippines’ bet for the “New Seven Wonders of the World,” was featured on World Parks Day in Singapore last week.

Puerto Princesa Underground River
Puerto Princesa Underground River

The Department of Foreign Affairs said the PPUR was showcased at the Philippine pavilion during Singapore’s twin celebration of Global Community Day and World Parks’ Day on September 24 and 25 . Continue Reading

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Philippine Department of Tourism promotes Puerto Princesa Underground River as the Philippines’ bet to the New 7 Wonders of Nature

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is in the forefront in campaigning for the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) as the Philippines’ bet to the New 7 Wonders of Nature (N7WN).

Palawan Underground River
Puerto Princesa Underground River

In the next months, the DOT will conduct familiarization trips for the media and produce an episode in a produce an episode in a travel program in TV, to encourage media friends and countrymen to spread the word about the campaign and the natural wonder of the PPUR. It is hoped that through various advertisements, forum and voting stations, the PPUR’s bid to be in the N7WN will be strengthened. Continue Reading

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Arena Island: Palawan’s most beautiful Pawikan (turtle) habitat

Beautiful and awesome Arena Island is home to the now endangered sea turtles, or pawikan, which makes it a noteworthy sanctuary for marine life preservation. By keeping the island unmarred through responsible tourism, Arena Island, along with the people who visit the island, share a commitment to provide these sea creatures a habitat of their own.

Baby Pawikan Turtle in Arena Island Palawan
A baby sea turtle like this freely roams to and fro the fairy-like Arena Island which remains unspoiled despite its discovery by local and foreign tourists.

Staying at this few and far between paradise comes with a price, and it does so for its sheer exclusivity, which allows travelers to experience the natural sights of this island all to their own — while protecting these wonders too. Continue Reading

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Palawan’s private island looks for ecotourism partners

Palawan never runs out of beautiful islands with breathtaking scenery and natural fresh air that comes with unspoiled environment.

But investments seem slow in coming because of the current economic downtrend or slow recovery of most countries worldwide.

Still, there is a growing market for exclusive travelers or luxury tourists in search for unusual places and spots that are not yet too commercialized.

In view of this new ecotourism trend, the owners of Arena Island, a four-hectare private island in the coastal municipality of Narra, Palawan, are inviting interested investors to join them in exploring the potential of this one-of-a kind island that will let visitors sail off the beaten-path.

Arena Island is a private island which is a joint pioneering effort by communications leader and businessman Louie Morales and Palawan-born engineer Fuji Rodriguez.

According to them, “We are looking for business partners who could join us in realizing our vision for Arena Island – that is, for it to be the premier ecotourism destination in Palawan, or simply the best place to experience the raw beauty and serenity of nature while enjoying luxurious and personalized service.” Continue Reading

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