Sunday, March 22, 2015

2015 Jan: Philippines: Negros Occ: Exploring the Capitol side of Bacolod

Exploring the Capitol side of Bacolod

From Lacson St., take a jeepney (Sign board: Bata-Libertad, Magdalaga-Libertad), make sure to ask if passing by SM Bacolod.  

Drop-off at Pope Tower.
This is a tower in a reclaimed site, dedicated to Saint John Paul II.
Entrance: 20php/pax (2015)

From the roof top, you can see baywalk, Campuestuhan, Bacolod cityscape.

Take a tricycle (15php, 2015) going to Bacolod Cathedral.

You may opt to check the Museum (but too sad that the Secretariat Office is close and we did not continue to go upstairs for the Museum)

Next, take a jeep (Magdalaga-Libertad) going to Negros Museum.

Open: Monday t0 Saturday 9am - 6pm 

This houses the  JGM Gallery of International Folk Art and Toys. Which includes different toys and dolls from different countries like Malaysia, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Myanmar.  I like the most is the collection for Matryoshka Dolls from Russia.

For me, sharing this personal collection to the public is good for us to gain knowledge on toys other countries have, especially for those who are non financially-able to reach this foreign land. So I suggest that the "no photography" should be replaced by "no flash photography" - with this you'll invite more visitors most of the tourists would share photos on SNS and blog sites. 

The upper floor is the permanent exhibit which shows traditional items from Old  Filipino Days.  *Warning: Be careful in going down the stairs since it is too slippery.

Just outside is the Museum Cafe (looks like owned by an English man). 

Take a walk until the next block to reach Provincial Capitol and Lagoon.  This turns as a practice ground and extended classroom during weekends as students meet to do their dance rehearsals and other activities.

Take jeep  (Magdagala-Libertad) from (St) to go back to Lacson St.

You may opt to drop at Bob Caffee to another set of sweets.  

View this link for the: The Taste of Bacolod.