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by loshana k. shagar
Interesting: Malaya (right) and Philippine Department of Tourism marketing director Datin Melissa Ong looking at the tour brochure.
KUALA LUMPUR: Fancy a five-day holiday in metro Manila and nearby provinces – with none less than the Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia as your tour guide?
Here’s your chance to join J. Eduardo Malaya as he introduces his personal favourite locations during the embassy’s inaugural “Ambassador’s Tour to the Philippines” event from Nov 21 to 25.
Among the locations lined up are the Rizal National Monument and Park, Fort Santiago, Manila Cathedral and Casa Manila in the historic walled city of Intramuros.
Malaya said the tour was his unique way to encourage Malaysians to visit the Philippines.
“Through this tour, we are hoping participants will tell friends and family about their experience,” he said at the embassy here.
Asked which location in the tour was his personal favourite, the envoy was quick to pick Villa Escudero.
“My most wonderful memory there was as a child at a waterfall there, where lunch is served on tables set over a flowing stream.
“I would love participants to experience the wonders of the place for themselves,” he said.
The package tour is jointly organised by the embassy and the Philippine Department of Tourism, and is priced at RM2,500 per person including round-trip airfare, accommodation, meals, basic tours, travel insurance, 15kg luggage allowance, airport taxes and transfers.
Those interested can contact the embassy at 03-2148 4233 (ext 106) or Borneo Tours at 03-5631 2988.
On the unrest in the Philippine coastal city of Zamboanga, Malaya said this was unlikely to threaten security in Sabah.
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