Singapore, 29 March 2017 – Like clockwork, school holidays are set in the last four months of the year leading up to Christmas. And what better way for families to give their children new experiences, find time to recharge and relax and have quality bonding time than by going away on a trip?
Just four hours away or so from Singapore, the Philippines has always been a fantastic destination for family holidays, with endless choices to suit the needs and preferences of family members. Whether it’s lazing on an island with pristine white sand beaches and calm turquoise waters, a living history tour of the Philippines’ colonial past, an exhilarating white-water rafting trip or snorkelling with amazing creature of the sea, there’s a whole host of activities that kids will love.
And what better way to get to any of the Philippines’ 7,600 islands than with Cebu Pacific Air, the Philippines' largest carrier? CEB has a three-day seat sale from 29 – 31 March 2017 (or until seats last). All-inclusive fares start from as low as S$85 from Singapore to five Philippine cities (Manila, Clark, Davao, Cebu and Iloilo). This is valid for travel from 1 September to 15 December 2017.
“Book your family’s next trip to the Philippines for some wholesome fun with Cebu Pacific. By planning ahead, not only can you avail of the unbeatable seat sale fares, you can also look forward to an amazing vacation in the Philippines with direct flights to Manila, Cebu or Clark and easy connections to major islands in the country,” said Atty. JR Mantaring, Cebu Pacific Vice President for Corporate Affairs. F stands for Family, Fuss-free and Fun. But F also means:
FANTASTIC deals in Manila
Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, is also known as a godsend for all shopaholics. The capital teems with shopping bargains and for the newly-initiated, the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) is a must-visit. For a unique shopping experience, visit Tiendesitas, a shopping complex featuring some of the best products from the Philippines. The shopping complex comprises of different villages made out of indigenous materials, where shoppers of all ages can amble around and even catch a live band performance after. In December, take the children to experience the San Fernando Giant Lantern Festival, where lanterns of intricate designs symbolising unwavering hope light up the skies.
FIELD-TRIPPING in wide open spaces in Clark
Get close to Mother Nature in the huge open spaces in Clark, and enjoy some good ol’ family bonding time away from laptops and mobile devices. Have a picnic at the tranquil Bicentennial Park, or even ride a horse in the lively Clark Nature Park. For a mix of recreation and learning for the little ones, head over to Air Force City Park to get a glimpse of Clark’s grandeur as a former US airbase, with various World War II fighter jets on display. Climb into planes and experience first-hand what it is like to be in treasured relics of past.
FABULOUS times in Davao
For the thrill-seeking family, Davao presents just the right dose of outdoor family fun. Strap yourself in for Asia’s fastest and longest zipline at Outland Adventure camp, or go for an epic whitewater rafting ride along Davao’s mighty rivers! For a lighter version of eco family fun, hop onto a boat to Samal Island to an idyllic sanctuary and soak up the peaceful sights and sounds. Davao is also the top producer of tropical fruits like durians and mangosteens in the country, so be prepared to feast to your heart’s content!
FROLICKING in the clear waters of Cebu
Cebu is home to some of the Philippines’ best beaches, with its pristine sand and crystal seas. Bask in the sun if you so wish, or even scuba dive in the waters. For those who happen to travel in early October, participate in the Sinanggiyaw Festival, one of the oldest celebrations in the province where locals pay homage to the land’s fertility with lots of dancing and festivities.
FASCINATING cultural heritage of Iloilo
Take a step back into the past, and immerse in the rich history of Iloilo. The architecture of the grand churches and ancestral homes in Jaro and Molo districts is reminiscent of its Spanish colonial times - the perfect treat for any history buff. Families can also enjoy a serene walk during sunset at the Iloilo River Esplanade, where the promenade is nestled beside Diversion Road. Finally, have a taste of Iloilo’s famed cheesy talaba – fresh oysters baked golden with cheese, a dish that is sure to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.
Cebu Pacific Air flies from Singapore to Manila up to 32 times weekly and also operates up to seven weekly flights to both Cebu and Clark, and up to three weekly flights to Iloilo and Davao. For bookings and inquiries, travellers can visit www.cebupacificair.com or call +65-3158-0808. The latest seat sales and updates may also be found on the Cebu Pacific Air official Facebook and Twitter pages.