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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Corregidor: History Up Close

November of the year 2011 was one of the most memorable months of my life. Not only that in this month that I went to some of the Philippine destinations that I want but because I have experienced a very special trip back in time. Yep, you read it right, back in time. If you're wondering how we did it, go to Corregidor!
Malinta Tunnel
Malinta Tunnel


Corregidor Island is an Island strategically located at the entrance of the Manila Bay. The island was filled with coastal artillery and ammunition magazines that served as a defense for invading Japanese forces during the World War II. The island also served as a headquarters for the Allied Forces and the seat of the Commonwealth government headed by President Manuel L. Quezon. This is where President Quezon and General Douglas MacArthur left for Australia leaving his famous line, "I shall return".

Today, Corregidor Island is now a peaceful island that tells many stories of the war and has become one of the best tourist spot in the Philippines. 

To go to Corregidor, go the Sun Cruises website and book your trip. 

Here's some of our captured piece of History from Corregidor!





What I like with the Corregidor trip is the sea travel via Manila Bay. It's a 1 hour travel and if you love the sea, you'll surely enjoy it.


Enjoying the sea breeze

Looking back at Manila

Welcome to the port of Corregidor featuring the full-uniformed guards.


The Ferry of Sun Cruises that brings tourists to Corregidor Island.
The Tram that will tour you inside the island





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Cine Corregidor








Battery Hearn
Battery Hearn

Battery Hearn
Battery Hearn

Battery Hearn
Battery Hearn

Battery Hearn


The Battery Way
The Battery Way

The Battery Way
The Battery Way

One of the mortars of the Battery Way
One of the mortars of the Battery Way

One of the mortars of the Battery Way
One of the mortars of the Battery Way

Battery Way

Battery Grubbs
Battery Grubbs

Battery Grubbs
Battery Grubbs

Battery Grubbs
Battery Grubbs
The impact can be seen below the Battery Grubbs









A buffet lunch is also included when you book a Corregidor tour.


Lunch served at the Sun Cruises Hotel




















The clear but shark-infested see of Corregidor











There's also a museum that was built inside the island that contains many items from the war. Here's some of the stuffs that you will see inside.




Philippine money during the Japanese Period


Philippine money during the Japanese Period


Japanese propaganda picture
Japanese propaganda picture










The Pacific War Memorial
The Pacific War Memorial


The Pacific War Memorial
The Pacific War Memorial


The Pacific War Memorial
The Pacific War Memorial


Eternal Flame of Freedom
Eternal Flame of Freedom














Corregidor Lighthouse
Corregidor Lighthouse





General Douglas MacArthur's Monument near the port
General Douglas MacArthur's Monument near the port

Malinta Tunnel


Malinta Tunnel


Malinta Tunnel


Malinta Tunnel

The Malinta Tunnel Light show is optional but I suggest you try it. It's kinda creepy inside but the light show is worth it.

As we go home, we carry home a lot of insights and story about this peaceful island but as a bonus, I also won a Manila Bay Dinner cruise by just answering the survey. :D