Take a virtual tour golf courses, sugar plantations, green parks and even a weekly country market in Dumaguete City & Negros Oriental, Philippines!
Man-made Attractions of Negros Oriental, Philippines
For visitors to the Philippines who want a glimpse of the genteel life, the man-made attractions of Negros Oriental will reflect the old world good life, with golf courses, resorts and plantations that one can tour, sample and enjoy.
Life here in Negros Oriental is unhurried, fabulous island living with the friendliest natives around, their ready smiles and a happy air about them.
Even small towns have their own charm, a fish and livestock market that sells anything from bamboo beds and rubber slippers, with retired foreign nationals on scooters haggling prices in the local dialect.
Man-made, yes. All natural, even more.
Parks, country markets, plantations, golf courses, villages and even a sinamay weaving workshop or a marble & stone factory.
These attractions are particularly interesting because they showcase man's creativity of harnessing nature's gifts.
Wide expanse of green lawns and old trees with flower borders, musical fountain and the Aquino stage. For promenading and lounging right in front of the imposing Negros Oriental Provincial Capitol building.
Established in 1918 as the first two sugar centrals of Tabacalera in the Philippines, it also pioneered in the manufacture of paper from bagasse. The Central Azucarera of Bais propelled the sugar industry into of Negros Oriental into a top dollar earner for the Philippines.
Buildings, early machines, implements and locomotives, including the popular attraction Baldwin Locomotive, used for hauling sugarcane in olden times are on display, making your visit truly informative and interesting.
Dumaguete Golf & Country Club - Sibulan
WIth a newly refurbished clubhouse and nine-hole golf course of the San Antonio hilltop greens, members and non-members can enjoy the fresh country air and a sunny game all days of the week, including holidays. Golfing equipment available for rent.
Malatapay Fish & Livestock Market - Zamboanguita
A popular seaside market where livestock, fresh fish and seafood, grain and many other commodities from salt to rubber slippers are sold. Malatapay is evolving into something bigger with more than just industrial implements being sold, to include clothing and even stonecraft with original designs by native artists.
Held every Wednesday, it is a popular destination for tourists. Freshly caught fish may be cooked according to the diner’s desire, with racks of lechon to enjoy, right on the beach and in the midst of the market bustle.
Negros Oriental Arts & Heritage – Bacong
Tour a factory and watch local craftsmen at work on export-quality stonecraft with original designs. NOAH includes a showroom where one can buy exquisitely-crafted souvenirs to bring home
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Pamplona Plantation Tourism Estate – Pamplona
Leisure and lifestyle built around nature’s varied attractions, an 18-hole golf course, a world-class clubhouse, swimming pool, private landing strip, a flank of residential enclaves for those who wish to live amid the panoramic beauty of the country side.
The ultimate in Negros Oriental living, amid woods and greens that sweep down the Pamplona mountains to Tanjay.
San Antonio Golf Course - Sibulan
A nine-hole golf course located 15 minutes away from Dumaguete City. While playing golf, one can enjoy the fresh country air, open to both members and non-members all days of the week, including holidays. Rental of balls, tees, clubs and other equipment are also available. For inquiries and reservations, one may call the Provincial Tourism Office.
A recent addition, located at Noblefranca Street, and accessible via multicag for just Php8.00, Sidlakang Village is a cluster of pavilions run by the different towns and cities of Negros Oriental to promote their products, art, and culture all in one place.
The Sidlakang Negros Showroom is run by the Negros Oriental Entrepreneurs Association (NOREA), makers of gift and novelty items, household and décor accessories, garments, basketry, souvenir shirts and delicacies, where one can feast on reasonably priced furniture items (chandeliers even) and souveirs to bring home.
Tirambulo Highland Resort – Mabinay –
A resort set among scenic mountains with five man-made lakes teeming with fish, man-made waterfalls, cottages, and a restaurant amid beautifully landscaped lawns and shady forested areas
Universal Robina Sugar Miling Company - Manjuyod
Negros Oriental's most modern sugar mill, that also has an oil mill for processing copra.