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Sabah curfew extended once more

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

The curfew on the East Coast of Sabah, involving the sea area starting three nautical miles from shore up to the international borders with the Philippines, has yet again been extended to the 21st of October 2014. It will be a 10-hour daily sea curfew from 7pm to 5am. This ...

Sabah Sea Curfew Extended again

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

The curfew on the East Coast of Sabah, involving the area starting three nautical miles from shore until the international borders with the Philippines, has yet again been extended to 2nd September 2014. However, it will be now only be a 10-hour daily sea curfew from 7pm to 5am. This ...

Sabah Curfew Extended

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

The curfew on the East Coast of Sabah from dusk to dawn (6pm to 6am), involving the sea area starting three nautical miles from shore until the international borders with the Philippines, has been extended to 17th Aug 2014. This encompasses an area of some 121,270 sq miles. The length ...

Top 50 Philippine cities to see in your lifetime

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_3355" align="alignright" width="660"] Daraga Church with active volcano, Mount Mayon, in the background[/caption]The Philippines has a rich and colourful culture. If you're creating a bucket list of places across the Philippines’ 7107 islands to visit, Ivan About Town’s list of 50 cities (and towns), each with a rich history, ...

New flight to Boracay from Singapore

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

SilkAir has launched flights between Singapore and Kalibo the gateway to Boracay in Philippines. Kalibo will be SilkAir’s third destination in the Philippines after Cebu and Davao, increasing the number of destinations in SilkAir’s route network to 46 destinations in 12 countries. Flights to Kalibo will be operated on a thrice weekly ...

Whaleshark spotting in Donsol, Philippines

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

"Butanding interaction" is the Philippines' official term for swimming with whalesharks. Butanding, a Bicol dialect word, means blind shark, which is how local fishermen once thought, incorrectly, of these creatures. Local whaleshark guides are known as Butanding interaction officers - or BIO - a somewhat pompous term for a good ...

Qatar Airways launch flights between Edinburgh and Doha

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Good news for travellers from Scotland, Qatar are launching flights to Doha from Edinburgh using the new Boeing Dreamliner, starting on 28 May this year. With connections from there to numerous destinations in Asia, this should noticeably shorten travel times to this part of the world. Flying direct to and from ...

Dive Sangat Island Reserve, Coron, Philippines

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Special for this weekend's LIDS (London International Dive Show), but valid for booking until the end of the month... Book a 10 boat dive package at the lovely Sangat Island Reserve in Coron Bay, Palawan, Philippines - famous for the 2nd largest fleet of Japanese WWII shipwrecks (after Chuuk in Mocronesia) ...

Dive Sardine City, with whalesharks at Oslob, Philippines

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Special offer to mark the London International Dive Show (LIDS): stay 7 nights at Turtle Bay Dive Resort in Moalboal, Cebu, but only pay for 6 nights. Includes: 7 nights, full-board, airport transfers. Prices start at US$608.00 twin/double sharing and a 10-dive package is US$ 298.00 Promotion is valid for stays from ...

Philippines Dive Liveaboard specials… helping typhoon relief

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Enjoy 25% discount from the listed price (as shown per below) on a selection of trip dates for cruises in the Philippines aboard the lovely sailing ships, the S/Y Philippine Siren and S/Y P. Siren, and help with typhoon relief at the same time! On each trip divers can expect to ...

New bird species in the Philippines

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

A ground-warbler from the Philippines is the twenty-third species of bird described in 2013. The species, dubbed Robsonius Thompsoni, is described in the August issue of the journal The Condor. It was discovered after researchers from the University of Kansas, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, the University of the ...

Europe Lifts Ban on Philippine Airlines

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

The European Commission has lifted the air ban for Philippine Airlines to operate flights to Europe. Siim Kallas, Commission Vice-President responsible for transport, said, "The EU air safety list was created for the protection of European skies and citizens, but it can also serve as a wake-up call to countries and ...

Philippines Dive Liveaboard special offers for 2014

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Book Now and Save in 2014!! The following Summer Special Promotional Offers may be promoted direct to your clients and on your website throughout the months of July and August 2013. Book any Batangas~Coron or Coron~Batangas 10-night trip in 2014 aboard the S/Y Philippine Siren and get a 10% Early-Bird ...

Philippines Dive Liveaboard offer

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

One week only remaining to book your Philippines dive liveaboard cruise and get a 10% discount off the normal price. Offer is valid for dive cruises departing between 31 July 1012 and 30 June 2013 on the wonderful Philippine Siren (excluding photo workshops and speciality cruises), but must be booked before ...

Late availability discount on Tubbataha diving, Apr 2012

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Last minute 20% discount for diving onboard the M/Y Vasco - CONTACT SYMBIOSIS now for your space, only 6 spaces left!!! Trip date: 16-22 April 2012 Where: Tubbataha, the Philippines Boat: M/Y Vasco Price: WAS USD $2,150; NOW USD $1,720/per person/sharing Value: Saved USD $430 INCLUSIONS: - Full board accommodation in a twin sharing cabin - Meals, snacks, ...