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Zambales: Camara Island

Located near the shores of the barangay of Pundaquit in San Antonio in the province of Zambales, Camara Island is a favorite island hopping destination of the province. 

Camara Island is about 2 to 3 kilometers off the nearest shore of Pundaquit. The island is no bigger than a professional football field. 4/5 of the island is dominated by a rocky hill while the remaining 1/5 consists of a stretch of 30 to 40 feet of cream-sand beach. 

The island is home to a few trees and an occasional flock of seabirds. Its surrounding waters is clean and teaming with marine life which is why it is perfect to go snorkeling in it. 

The island also provides a great backdrop for photoshoots and selfies. However, aside from snorkeling and photoshoots, there are only a few things to do in the island (unless you are creative and crazy). Overnight camping is prohibited and so is drinking sessions. It you want to put some excitement on your visit, I suggest you play the modified hide and seek where you hide obj…

Singapore: Fort Siloso

Located in the western side of Sentosa Island in Singapore, Fort Siloso is the restored renmnant of the once formidable British coastal artillery fort. 

Fort Siloso got its name from the Malay word "siloso" which means rock. It was due to the fact that the fort was built in the 1880s on top of Mt. Siloso (a huge rock) that was like a sentry guarding the passageway to Singapore Harbour.
Here are some of the guns of Fort Siloso:

The fort was once manned by the British Royal Artillery and the Singapore Artillery Corps. From 1880s to the 1930s the fort armaments were constantly improved. It once had 7-inch guns, 64 pounder guns, 10-inch guns, 6-pounders, quick-firing anti-torpedo guns, machine gun nests, and Lewis anti-aircraft machine guns. The fort was also equiped with five searchlights and an Operational Tower. Sadly, these proved no match for the Japanese war machine that swept through Southeast Asia during the Second World War.

Fort Siloso was eventually turned into a prisoner…

Singapore: Fort Siloso Skywalk

Located in the western side of Sentosa Island in Signapore, Fort Siloso Skywalk is a 11-storey, 181 meter long skywalk trail that leads visitors from the Siloso Beach area to Fort Siloso.

The Fort Siloso Skywalk was launched with the Sentosa Cable Car Line on 2015. Its 11-storey tower comes complete with an elevator which brings visitors to the view deck. From the deck, visitors may choose to follow the 181 meter long skywalk trail that snakes above the trees going to Fort Siloso or simply enjoy the panoramic view of the skyscrapers of Singapore and the forests, cable cars, and beach events of Sentosa Island.

Going back to the 181 meter long skywalk trail, you'd notice that there are several covered areas spread throughout the trail. These covered areas are actually stations where the history boards about the history of the island are placed. It also serves as a perfect cover just in case it  suddenly rains.