Looking for land on Samal?

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Proposed infrastructure connecting Samal Island to Davao City

Proposed infrastructure connecting Samal Island to Davao City

 

Barangay Catagman, Samal Island

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House for Sale, Catagman [Click to download details]

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Catagman 400sqm vacant lot (Click to download)

 

Residential Lot for redevelopment

Residential Lot for redevelopment

Adjacent to access road and just 15m from new National Hwy / Circumferential Rd

Adjacent to access road and just 15m from new National Hwy / Circumferential Rd

Catagman lot 400sqm (Click to download)

 

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Lot 2330sqm Catagman Samal (Click to download)

 

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125m beachfront

125m beachfront

Huge approx 4Ha beachline property (Brgy Catagman, between Seagrass and Punta del Sol resorts)

 

Barangay Toril, Samal Island

Large subdivision with many Lots of various sizes

Large subdivision with many Lots of various sizes

All surveyed and marked on the ground - see download below

All surveyed and marked on the ground – see download below

Subdivision Brgy Toril Samal Is (Click to download)

Originally posted on Rocky Beach Samal Island:

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Coastal?

Overlooking?

Inland?

Agricultural?

Residential?

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The SPICE HUT – Bahay Kubo Restaurant, Samal

Now providing Indian or Thai style curries – eat in, takeaway, or delivered locally.

Taking the lessons learned from all the restaurants (here) and our own building and living experience, we created a kubo-style living space where we can entertain, relax and play.

Location Plan – SPICE HUT – Catagman near Penaplata

Download a Map – SPICE HUT location

SPICE HUT – Penaplata map

Contact Numbers:

Globe: 09153814108

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Fresh Lapu-lapu from the local market, soon to be a delicious Indian curried fish

Fresh Lapu-lapu from the local market, soon to be a delicious Indian curried fish

Thai Red Curry with Beef

Thai Red Curry with Beef

Kedgeree - smoked fish, sliced boiled eggs and lightly curried rice

Kedgeree – smoked fish, sliced boiled eggs and lightly curried rice

Nasi Goreng

Nasi Goreng

Indian chicken curry

Indian chicken curry

Indian Prawn Curry

Indian Prawn Curry


Available for Parties

Available for parties, birthdays and functions

Birthdays
Birthdays

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18th Birthday Party
18th Birthday Party

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Family reunions
Family reunions

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Entertaining international guests from Switzerland and Russia
Entertaining international guests from Switzerland and Russia
 The original SPICE HUT, Obenza St., Penaplata

On the right side heading north out of Penaplata, on the one-way system, about 75m before the bridge. (see map download below)

Opened on 18th March 2013

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Opening Night

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Lyn Pangalinan visited several times in early May

Lyn Pangilinan visited several times in early May

If you’d like to get away from the noise and dust of the city, find out more with this download
Tired of city life

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Location, location, location!

There’s a property porn programme which has been running on UK TV for about a decade (or more) from which we have borrowed the name of this post.

Many adventurous foreigners consider the option of moving to the Philippines as a retirement dream.

Let us entice you some more with a desirable, well provisioned subdivision having a convenient location (near a major department store and supermarket, DIY store and an international membership-only discount store all within a stone’s throw).

The subdivision has high quality concrete roads (unlike most areas of the outer suburbs), street lighting, drainage, excellent landscaping and an onsite cafeteria where you can mix with other retirees and foreigners. Electricity is already served throughout the subdivision.

View with us some of the desirable, high quality properties already established on the subdivision. The neighbours are guaranteed not to disturb with loud karaoke or wild parties (apart from one night per year).

The cafeteria clubhouse is low-key with landscaped gardens and sculptures

The cafeteria clubhouse is low-key with landscaped gardens and sculptures

Note the clean, wide, empty roads and beautiful landscaping

Note the clean, wide, empty roads and beautiful landscaping

Many architectural styles are encouraged in this subdivision

Many architectural styles are encouraged in this subdivision

From the palatial...

From the palatial…

...large balconies for those quiet sunset beers...

…large balconies for those quiet sunset beers…

...two-storied plus covered roof-top entertaining area...

…two-storied plus covered roof-top entertaining area, and for extra comfort, note air-conditioning on two floors…

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I've walked around many top subdivisions in Davao, and I don't think any of them can match this one for the quality of the housing. Of course, not all the colours or styles are to my taste, but the building materials and infrastructure are literally second to none.

I’ve walked around many top subdivisions in Davao, and I don’t think any of them can match this one for the quality of the housing. Of course, not all the colours or styles are to my taste, but the building materials and infrastructure are literally second to none. Note the airconditioning unit.

I'm awestruck by the availability of the streetlighting. I've seen nothing like it anywhere else in the Philippines.

I’m awestruck by the availability of the streetlighting. I’ve seen nothing like it anywhere else in the Philippines.

Perhaps my favourite house and garden. I applaud the two (2) gardeners who were attending the topiary.

Perhaps my favourite house and garden. I applaud the two (2) gardeners who were attending the topiary.

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No tastes left uncatered for: Chinese...

No tastes left uncatered for: Chinese…

...Cold war nuclear bunker...

…Cold war nuclear bunker…

...Upside-down...

…Upside-down…

...Spaghetti Western/Mexican style...

…Spaghetti Western/Mexican style…

...McMansion...

…McMansion…

...Post Modernist/cubist...

…Post Modernist/cubist…

...Back-to-backs...

…Back-to-backs…

...California beachfront...what's that ornamentation on the front lawn?

…California beachfront…what’s that ornamentation on the front lawn?

There is one small fly in the ointment. The residents of all these houses shown on this page won't be moving out anytime soon...perhaps ever.

There is one small fly in the ointment. The residents of all these houses shown on this page won’t be moving out anytime soon…perhaps ever.

And would be residents must fulfill one (or two) strict requirements before they can enjoy the surroundings, airconditioning, TVs, sofas, street lighting etc.

And would be residents must fulfill one (or two) strict requirements before they can enjoy the surroundings, airconditioning, TVs, sofas, street lighting etc.

You need to have ceased to be, to be no more, to have shuffled off this mortal coil, to be an ex-parrot [shome mishtake, surely?]. You also need to be extremely wealthy. Wealthy beyond the means of most of the wealthy people you’d meet in most countries of the world. So the next time I’m confronted by a Filipino who accuses me of being rich on the basis that I’m an Americano (of which I’m neither), I now have the perfect response – “You think I’m rich, go and see how rich the deceased are in Davao Memorial Park. I’ve never seen anything like it.”

Moving house – Pinoy-style

As someone who has lived on ships, and moved from Europe to Asia, back to Europe, onwards to Australasia and back to Asia again…I like to think that I know a bit about moving house. But this is the Philippines, and they have their own distinctive take on house-moving. Pickfords, take note!

 

Time to rearrange the 'deckchairs'...

Time to rearrange the ‘deckchairs’…

 

Round up a bunch of residents with a promise of a hearty breakfast

Round up a bunch of residents with a promise of a hearty breakfast

Get some spectators for encouragement

Get some spectators for encouragement

And the move is underway

And the move is underway

Some helpful advice and more encouragement

Some helpful advice and more encouragement

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"You don't want to do it like that - you want to do it like this!"

“You don’t want to do it like that – you want to do it like this!”

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And Bob may well be you mother’s brother!

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Italians are Curious to Discover the Philippines

Originally posted on Tropicalissimo:

As some of you might know,  last September 14 until last October 20, we showcased a photo exhibit about the Philippines around Italy (“Tutti i colori delle Filippine” – All The Colours Of The Philippines”). Presenting such a beautiful and colourful country through photographs, to a lot of people who didn’t know much about the Philippines yet, was a very beautiful experience: some were enthusiastic about the Palawan province and its wild islands, while someone else was thrilled about the challenge of trekking around Banaue Rice Terraces, and some others were excited to have fun and party on Boracay’s White Beach. Some other people are curious about Bohol and take a close look at the Tarsier, or is attracted by Camiguin’s white beaches and volcanoes, the rusty province of Davao, the history of Cebu and chaos of Quiapo Market in Manila.

A Fano (PU), sul Lungomare Our exhibit in Fano (Pesaro), Marche…

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Accommodation

Originally posted on Rocky Beach Samal Island:

Bahay kubo Bahay kubo

Known as Nipa Huts or Bahay Kubo Known as Nipa Huts or Bahay Kubo

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Amakan cottage Amakan cottage

Open cottage Open cottage

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Gazebo Gazebo

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‘Rocky Beach’ by name, sandy shore by nature

Originally posted on Rocky Beach Samal Island:

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The first important thing you’ll notice when you arrive at Rocky Beach resort in Barangy Catagman, Samal Island, is that has the archetypal palm-fringed, white-sandy beach you expect to find at a tropical island beach resort.

Enough sand to make a life-sized beach alligator! Enough sand to make a life-sized beach alligator!

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The rocks refer to the fossilised coral shelf which marks the high water mark around the whole island of Samal.

Shaded seats and tables looking out on the beach Shaded seats and tables looking out on the beach

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