Converstions - Manila Bay Walk


  Manila Bay Walk

When I was in Manila, preparing to go to Lubang Island, I took time to go for a leisurely stroll along the Manila 'Boardwalk'.

The Manila Baywalk follows the Roxas Boulevard.

It stretches for two kilometres between the US Embassy and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).

I have looked at some of the entries in Google on Manila's Bay Walk and find very mixed reviews on it.

My general impression is that people go to one of the two extremes - love it or hate it - I found it interesting.

A link to the page of my visit after Typhoon Pedring is given below:

Manila BayWalk Revisited after Typhoon Pedring


South East corner of Manila Yacht Club's anchorage

The Manila Bay Walk extends along the shoreline in the background, and a section of it is illustrated in the photo at the left.

Jumbo Palace, Casino and Floating Restaurant

The building on the barge at the right is the floating restaurant section of Jumbo Palace.

We parked in a public car park near Jumbo Palace, and then walked along the harbour side towards the Philippine Navy Headquarters on the Manila Bay Walk.

Philippines National Police - 'Baywatch'

Along the central shoreline at the right, is seen the multistory "Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas" (BSP). This is the central bank of the Republic of the Philippines.

Walking past Harbour Square towards the Philippine Navy's Headquarters

The Philippine Navy Headquarters is the low lying building in the left of the photo next to the Manila Bay Walk route.

The 'House-Yacht', Mahi-Mahi constructed and designed by Access Marine.

This two storey 'House Yacht', with a roof deck, was constructed and designed by Access Marine. It is moored within the Manila Yacht Clubs premises. A pontoon connects Mahi-Mahi to the yacht Luisa, owned by Ed Manuel of Access Marine.

The Mahi-Mahi has five hulls and it is said to cut through the waves with great ease. It has an LOA (total length) of 50 meters and a breadth of 25 meters.

Hukbong Dagat ng Pilipinas - Philippine Navy Headquarters

The Philippine Navy Headquarters is bounded by the Manila Yacht Club's domain.

Fishing in Manila Bay

I was surprised to come across this not unattractive fishing scene.

Legaspi Towers and Traders Hotel

These two Hotels are located within about 500m of the beginning of the Manila Bay Walk.

Alternative Accomodation for the less fortunate?
Hukbong Dagat ng Pilipinas Naval Station Jose V Andrade

The Philippine Naval Headquarters has been decorated for Xmas, and above the main sign can be faintly seen three reindeer pulling a sledge.

Naval Helicopter Exhibit
A slow sales day

The triangular sign above the front tire of the bicycle reads "Linisin Ikarangal ang Maynila" which approximately means "Clean up the environment and be proud of Manila"

Manila Yacht Club
Swimmers in Manila Bay next to the Manila Baywalk route
Fishing boat in Manila Bay next to the Manila Baywalk route

I was surprised to see the swimmers and the boat as depicted, next to the Manila Baywalk route.

In Lubang Island when I ask where all the old jandals, plastic bags etc., that I see on the beach in places such as Looc come from, I am told by the locals that it mostly comes from Manila and Batangas Cities.

In the main centre of the Municipality of Lubang, when I visited early last year there was a lot of rubbish on the beach. But since then I understand that they have employed 20 workers to clean up the rubbish and there has been a very big improvement.

Apparently the municipality of Looc has less funding than Lubang, thus making a clean-up more difficult.

Evelio B. Javier and Benigno Servillano 'Ninoy' Aquino "

Evelio Bellaflor Javier (1942 - 1986) was a Filipino lawyer, civil servant, politician, and an oppositionist during the authoritarian regime of President Ferdinand Marcos. Due to these activities, he was assassinated by the regime on February 11, 1986. (Wikipedia)

Benigno Servillano "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr.(1932 1983) was a Philippine Senator, Governor of Tarlac, and an opposition leader against President Ferdinand Marcos. He was assassinated at the Manila International Airport (later renamed in his honor) upon returning home from exile in the United States. (Wikipedia)

Arsenic H. Lacson and a passing aquaintance

There are many bronze statues along the walkway commemorating people significant to Manila. In this case it is Arsenic H. Lacson (1911- 1962) who was a Filipino journalist and politician and was Mayor of Manila from 1952 to 1962.

Street Lighting along Manila Bay Walkway
Real and virtual family interactions

Personally, I prefer to see this form of interaction, than that of people manipulating virtual farms in Facebook.

Manila Bay 'Boardwalk' showing the bay and Roxas Boulevards
Sunshine Ice Cream

This icecream barrow was parked adjacent the seawall at the Manila Yacht Club.

A Coke a Day Keeps a Bad Trip Away

Horse drawn carriages are available along Roxas Boulevarde.

Going Fishing in Manila Bay

I would need to have more than Coca Cola to persuade me to go on this fishing trip!

Jellyfish at the Manila Oceanarium  
Jellyfish at the nearby Manila Oceanarium