Wednesday, October 24, 2012


I just want to share with you one night when we went around Zamboanga City with friends from Agusan del Norte.

Lantaka Hotel.
We fetched them from Lantaka Hotel, the historical "golden" hotel of the City, with the ambience of Zamboanga complete with the Lantaka or cannon and the vinta sails.
from Wikipedia: Lantaka (rentaka in Malay) is a type of bronze cannon mounted on merchant vessels travelling the waterways of Malay Archipelago. Its use was greatest in precolonial South East Asia especially in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The guns were used to defend against pirates demanding tribute for the local chief, or potentate.

vinta sail in our background

Astoria Regency Convention Center.
As of the moment, this Convention Center located in Pasonanca is the largest in the City, where grand weddings, debuts and seminars are held. There is a small hotel at the back of the center.

Pasonanca Tree House.
A few meters away is Zamboanga's icon, the Pasonanca Tree House. I remember during our Social Studies class that this place mentioned in the textbook.
For a large version of the Tree House, one can go to La Vista Del Mar.

Freedom Park in Abong-Abong.
Here are links about this place:
Guns of Aggression were previously located at the Cawa-Cawa Boulevard or R.T. Lim Boulevard.
However, the Guns of Aggression are now seen adjacent to the Helmet at the Cesar Climaco Freedom Park in Abong-Abong. 

Paseo Del Mar.
Here's a link:
We passed by the Paseo Del Mar but the Fountain show did not yet start, so I advised to find the time to watch the musically gyrating fountain and laser show.
Zamboanga City has its own charm which we hope many Filipinos would be able to appreciate!


  1. Thank you for sharing these lovely pics. The place looks interesting! :)

  2. galing nung tree house. and very interesting place.

  3. would love to visit this Place one day... zamboanga is surely best place..

  4. Aside from Palawan, I also want to visit Zamboanga. Super nice photos there. :)

  5. Great photos! I actually would love to visit Zamboanga. Aside from the exotic food I want to taste I also want to experience other cultures there like the people and the tourist spots! :)

  6. Btw sis, would you like us to follow each other?

  7. You have friends from Agusan del Norte! I am from Butuan City. Leave a message on my blog if you visit my city (inangkin ano? akin talaga. hehe) and you want to meet up. :D

    1. They are from Cabadbaran District Hospital... Also leave a message if you visit Zamboanga City.

  8. Great fountain you have there...Vibrant colors...I reminded of the musical fountain here in Luneta Park :)

  9. Loads of photos, para na rin akong naka visit ng Zamboanga..I lik the fountain, its colorful, visiting from Com Oct30

  10. Wow! I get to know Zamboang more because of your post. I hope you'll feature more.