SIGHTS OF NEGROS - BLOG - Floral Delights of Dumaguete's Public Market

BLOG: Floral Delights of Dumaguete’s Public Market

Nestled within the bustling aisles of Building 2 in Dumaguete’s public market complex lies a hidden gem: the vibrant flower stalls. While this market section primarily caters to the vegetable and fruit trade, it’s also a hub for all things floral, offering a fascinating glimpse into the city’s floral culture.         Traditionally, these stalls have been a go-to destination for funeral arrangements, providing fresh-cut flowers for somber occasions. However, in recent years, there’s been a noticeable shift in consumer behavior. The general populace has developed a fondness for flower bouquets and arrangements not just for solemn events but also to adorn their homes with natural beauty. From hotels seeking to create inviting atmospheres to seminar organizers aiming to infuse freshness into their spaces, fresh flowers have become indispensable. But it’s not just businesses that are embracing the floral trend; ordinary households are also incorporating blooms into their daily lives. Housewives, in particular, frequent the market to purchase small bouquets of flowers, using them as altar decorations to add a touch of elegance and serenity to their homes.       One of the most enchanting aspects of the flower stalls is the artistry that goes into crafting each arrangement. Skilled hands deftly work with fresh-cut flowers, transforming them into stunning bouquets and intricate displays. It’s a sight to behold, watching as colorful petals are arranged into harmonious compositions, each one a testament to the beauty of nature and the creativity of the florists. Wandering through the market, you’ll encounter a kaleidoscope of blooms in every hue imaginable. From delicate roses to cheerful sunflowers, there’s something to delight every floral enthusiast. And as you admire the floral offerings, you can’t help but feel uplifted by the fragrance and beauty that surrounds you.   So, whether you’re in need of funeral arrangements, seeking to brighten your home, or simply looking to indulge in the beauty of fresh flowers, the flower stalls of Dumaguete’s public market await. Step into this fragrant oasis, where the art of floral arrangement flourishes, and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of blooms.   See also our video about Dumaguete’s public market here: PUBLIC MARKET in DUMAGUETE

SIGHTS OF NEGROS - PHOTO OF THE DAY - Vibrant Life at the Dumaguete Public Market: A Pedicab Portrait

Photo of the Day for April 15, 2024 – Vibrant Life at the Dumaguete Public Market: A Pedicab Portrait

In the bustling public market of Dumaguete, located along the main street, a vibrant scene unfolds around the famous pedicabs of Negros Oriental. The market sprawls across several buildings lining the street, each bustling with activity and offering an array of goods and local delicacies. At the front of these market buildings, two designated areas serve as terminals for the iconic pedicabs. These unique three-wheeled vehicles, adorned with colorful decorations and often sporting creative designs, are a quintessential mode of transportation in the region. Amidst the hustle and bustle, one pedicab has already whisked away a passenger, its driver navigating the narrow streets with practiced ease. Nearby, a second pedicab awaits its next passenger, the driver engaged in lively negotiations with a potential fare. Meanwhile, a third pedicab patiently waits, its driver scanning the crowd for the next eager passenger, knowing they won’t have to wait long in this bustling hub of activity.     These pedicab terminals serve as lively hubs of movement and interaction, with passengers coming and going throughout the day. The distinctive sound of pedicab bells mixes with the chatter of vendors and the hustle of shoppers, creating a dynamic atmosphere that is quintessentially Dumaguete. Watch our video about the famous pedicabs: The amazing PEDICABS of DUMAGUETE

BLOG: Exploring the Visayas arriving at Sibulan Port

As the ferry glided through the crystal clear waters of the Visayan Sea, passengers on board were treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding islands, their lush greenery contrasting with the azure expanse below. Including Negros, a jewel of the Philippine archipelago, known for its rich history, vibrant culture and breathtaking scenery. For travelers from the south of Cebu Island, the ferry ride from Liloan Port in Santander to Sibulan Port in Negros Oriental is the gateway to an unforgettable adventure. As the ferry approaches the port of Sibulan, passengers’ anticipation grows of the wonders that await them on the island of Negros.   PHILIPPINES MAGAZINE – PHOTO OF THE DAY – Exploring the Visayas arriving at Sibulan Port   Leaving the ferry at the busy dock of Sibulan Port, travelers were greeted by the warm tropical breeze and the vibrant energy of the surrounding city. From here, the journey continued to explore the various attractions of Negros Oriental, from pristine beaches to green mountains. However, before embarking on their island adventure, travelers had the opportunity to experience the convenience and efficiency of Miracle Wash Laundromat Services . With branches in both Sibulan and Batinguel, Dumaguete City , Miracle Wash provided the weary travelers with a convenient solution to their laundry needs. Amidst the excitement of exploring Negros Oriental, travelers could rely on Miracle Wash to take care of their laundry and ensure their clothes remained fresh and clean throughout their trip. Whether preparing for a day of sightseeing or relaxing after a day of adventure, Miracle Wash provided travelers passing through Sibulan and Dumaguete City with a reliable and accessible laundry solution. Now travelers could turn their attention to the vibrant markets of Dumaguete City to the tranquil beaches of Dauin Beach. As they ventured further into the interior of the island, they discovered a land full of natural wonders and cultural treasures that provide a glimpse of Negros’ rich heritage. From the bustling streets of Sibulan to the picturesque landscapes of Negros Oriental, every corner of the island invited travelers to discover the hidden treasures. The video about the place Sibulan: SIBULAN – The place

SIGHTS OF NEGROS - BLOG - Photo exhibition 'PATHWAYS' by Gary Webb at the Henry Resort in Dumaguete

Photo exhibition ‘PATHWAYS’ by Gary Webb at the Henry Resort in Dumaguete

Today I would like to tell you about a very special cultural event that took place yesterday in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental. Yesterday, 21 March 2024, our son-in-law Gary Webb had his first photo exhibition as a passionate photographer. Born in New Zealand, he lives and works in Dauin, Negros Oriental, where he found his artistic passion.     The exhibition showcased a fascinating collection of black and white photographs capturing the daily lives of the people of Negros Oriental. From bustling cattle markets to tranquil coastal landscapes, Gary’s images told stories of humanity, tradition and beauty. In addition to local subjects, he also shows colour prints of people from northern India, which convey a deep appreciation for the cultural diversity of our world.         Gary swears by his Leica M10-P as his camera of choice, but firmly believes that a simple smartphone camera can be the catalyst for a passion for photography. These images are just a taste of the forthcoming video that will bring his captivating images to life. The realisation of this remarkable exhibition was made possible by the support of the Foundation University Department of Fine Arts in Dumaguete. This prestigious institution offers programmes in the fine arts and is known for its dedicated faculty and diverse artistic opportunities. With its emphasis on creative development and practical training, the University has been instrumental in bringing Gary’s visionary artwork to the public.     Many friends and familiar faces from Dumaguete and surrounding areas attended this special event at the Henry Resort in Dumaguete. It was an inspiring gathering of art lovers and supporters celebrating the beauty and power of photography. We are very proud of Gary’s passion and talent and look forward to continuing to follow and support him on his journey as a photographer. The exhibition is open daily from 1pm to 5pm at the Henry Resort, Dumaguete until 4 May 2024.

SIGHTS OF NEGROS - BLOG - Carinderias: A Culinary Journey Through Filipino Heritage

Carinderias: A Culinary Journey Through Filipino Heritage

Carinderias: A Culinary Journey Through Filipino Heritage In the bustling streets of the Philippines, where the air is filled with the enticing aroma of flavorful dishes, the carinderia stands as a living testament to the rich culinary heritage that has been woven into the tapestry of Filipino culture. The concept of the carinderia traces its roots back to the early 1800s, emerging as a humble native food shop and a convenient haven for weary travelers. Before 1764, there was no specific term to encapsulate the essence of a commercial establishment selling freshly cooked meals. However, as bustling crossroads began to thrive, carinderias swiftly became a beacon for locals and travelers alike, offering a quick and satisfying respite for those in need of nourishment. SIGHTS OF NEGROS – BLOG – Carinderias: A Culinary Journey Through Filipino Heritage SIGHTS OF NEGROS – BLOG – Carinderias: A Culinary Journey Through Filipino Heritage Over the centuries, the carinderia has not merely survived; it has thrived, adapting and evolving to meet the ever-changing needs and preferences of the Filipino people. Today, the streets are adorned with variations of carinderias, each telling its own unique story and promising a distinct dining experience. From the vibrant chaos of traveling carinderias to the refined elegance of high-class establishments, these culinary gems have become an integral part of Filipino life. They serve as more than just eateries; they are the bearers of tradition, a celebration of the flavors that define the Filipino palate. Step into a carinderia, and you’ll find yourself immersed in a world of diverse offerings. The menu, a testament to the culinary prowess of the Filipino cook, spans a wide range of traditional home-cooked meals and popular local favorites. The dishes are a celebration of authenticity, carrying the soulful essence of Filipino home kitchens to the bustling streets. Adobo, with its succulent marinated meat stew, shares the stage with the comforting warmth of sinigang, a sour soup that whispers tales of family gatherings. Tinola, a hearty chicken stew, dances alongside the rich flavors of kare-kare, an oxtail stew luxuriating in a peanut sauce. The menu unfolds like a culinary love letter, featuring an array of vegetable and seafood dishes that showcase the diversity of Filipino cuisine. SIGHTS OF NEGROS – BLOG – Carinderias: A Culinary Journey Through Filipino Heritage SIGHTS OF NEGROS – BLOG – Carinderias: A Culinary Journey Through Filipino Heritage At the heart of it all is rice, the undisputed staple that binds the Filipino meal together. Whether it’s nestled alongside a savory dish or served as a comforting side, rice completes the symphony of flavors that emanate from the carinderia kitchen. As you embark on a culinary journey through the carinderias of the Philippines, you are not just savoring a meal; you are delving into the soul of a nation. Each dish tells a story, a narrative passed down through generations, and each carinderia is a chapter in the epic tale of Filipino gastronomy. So, step into the lively world of carinderias, where the spirit of Filipino culinary artistry awaits, ready to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to the heart of Filipino heritage. Discover the culinary delights and lively atmosphere of the Dumaguete market with me! Watch my video in which I guide you through a delicious breakfast and take you on a tour of the colourful Dumaguete market. From savoury to sweet, from exotic to familiar – let yourself be seduced by the diverse flavours and fresh ingredients. Immerse yourself in the vibrant scenery, discover local delicacies and learn more about the stories behind the stalls. Ready for a visual journey of flavours? Click on the play button now and join me as I show you the hidden treasures of this authentic market experience! Click here for the video – Don’t miss it! EATING at the Market in DUMAGUETE

SIGHTS OF NEGROS - PHOTO OF THE DAY - Early in the morning at Mangnao Open Beach in Dumaguete City

Photo of the Day for January 27, 2024 – Early in the morning at Mangnao Open Beach

Discover the tranquility of Mangnao Open Beach, a budget-friendly oasis with an expansive shoreline during low tide and a shallow beach ideal for children during high tide. While it may not be the perfect spot for avid swimmers, the beach offers a serene escape. Cottages are available for rent, allowing you to enjoy a day by the sea with the convenience of bringing your own food. The area is well-maintained, featuring clean surroundings and restroom facilities for a refreshing shower or change of clothes after a swim.     In the early morning, as the sun paints the sky with hues of sunrise, Mangnao Open Beach comes alive with shell gatherers and beach strollers. As the day progresses, especially on weekends, the beach can become a lively hub, attracting visitors seeking a leisurely escape by the sea.

Dumaguete – Negros Oriental

“Dumaguete City: The City of Gentle People and Academic Excellence” Educational Hub: Explore the city’s renowned universities and colleges, including Silliman University, and discover how Dumaguete earned its reputation as a center for academic excellence. Dumaguete’s Culinary Delights: Dive into the local food scene, featuring the famous Silvanas and Sans Rival. Experience the unique blend of international and local cuisines that make Dumaguete a gastronomic delight. Dumaguete’s Cultural Charm: Uncover the city’s cultural heritage by visiting historical landmarks such as the Dumaguete Belfry and St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral. Attend local festivals to witness the vibrant traditions and warm hospitality of the Dumaguetenos.               Industrial Laundry Dumaguete Miracle Wash, the regions premier industrial hotel linen laundry service with a focus on exceptional quality and convenience. https://miraclewash.ph/   for your private household laundry we have a convenient laundromat in Batinguel, Dumaguete

SIGHTS OF NEGROS - NEWS - New pumping station ensures Dumaguete water supply amid El Niño

New pumping station ensures Dumaguete water supply amid El Niño

DUMAGUETE CITY – The newly inaugurated Pumping Station (PS) 21 and Transmission Pipe Bridge of the Metro Dumaguete Water (MDW) will boost the water supply of this Negros Oriental capital city, ensuring that it will not be affected by the El Niño. MDW chief operating officer Angelo David Berba made the assurance Friday after the ceremonial switch-on of the facility in Barangay Cadawinonan, which is connected to the transmission pipeline in Barangay Candauay. “The facility is projected to produce up to 3 million liters a day, benefiting more than 5,000 households or around 20,000 Dumagueteños in the areas of Batinguel, Taclobo, Motong, and Daro,” Berba said. He said the switching on of the PHP30-million pumping station, which became operational on Jan. 11, means that there would be plenty of water in this capital city amid the El Niño phenomenon. “In terms of the water table and the recharge rate, we have more than enough water as our source is coming from nearby Valencia town with underground systems flowing to Dumaguete,” Berba said. Before the construction of PS 21, he said, the MDW was generating up to 45 million liters per day, depending on the requirement of customers. As of last year, about 95 percent were already being supplied by the MDW, he said, admitting a “shortage” of water supply during peak hours. Meanwhile, another pumping station located in Barangay Talay here is expected to be operational this year to fully satisfy the requirements of the city, he said. “This is proof of our commitment to excellence and the welfare of the community we serve. It represents a vital step forward in ensuring the sustainable provision of clean and safe water for the people of Dumaguete City. Moreover, it is only one of the multiple joint initiatives with DCWD (Dumaguete City Water District) that are lined up for 2024 and onwards,” Berba said. Operating since February 2021, the MDW is the joint venture company of DCWD and Metro Pacific Water. The joint venture aims to provide improved water services to Dumaguete and nearby communities. Source: PNA

SIGHTS OF NEGROS ORIENTAL - PHOTO OF THE DAY - Chess players at the market in Dumaguete City

Photo of the Day for January 14, 2024 – Chess players at the market in Dumaguete City

Anyone familiar with the public market in Dumaguete City will know what I mean by ‘snack & delicacies mile’. Here the interested visitor will find some chess players from morning to evening near the entrance on the side of the Holy Child Hospital. At these small stalls with seating and a table facing the street, market-goers can also get hot and cold drinks and savour baked goods and delicacies.