Philippine Daily Inquirer - - TOURS, LEISURE & CHOW -

There’s an en­tire gen­er­a­tion of peo­ple who hunger for travel and live for the ex­cite­ment of dis­cov­er­ing new sights and places to ex­plore. This rings true for many young Filipinos who are now dis­cov­er­ing and re­vis­it­ing many of the Philip­pines’ best va­ca­tion spots, im­mers­ing them­selves with the coun­try’s unique his­tory through fes­ti­vals, fash­ion, and food.

Pre­sent­ing the best that the Philip­pines has to of­fer and so much more is “Lakbay Museo,” which will open to the pub­lic on July 12. Lo­cated at S Mai­son in Con­rad Manila at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) com­plex, “Lakbay Museo” was built on the foun­da­tion of en­vi­ron­ment con­ser­va­tion. Nearly all of the ex­hibits were con­structed us­ing 4,560 old and used rub­ber slip­pers and scrapped ma­te­ri­als, 328 old rub­ber tires, 453 old car mats, and a va­ri­ety of re­cy­clable ma­te­ri­als.

A project of The Mil­len­nial Con­cept Fac­tory Inc., headed by COO Lawrence Li Tan, “Lakbay Museo” of­fers a chance for young peo­ple to travel the across the Philip­pines and know more about the coun­try’s his­tory and cul­ture in one mas­sive space.

“Lakbay Museo” also presents a show­case of unique ex­pe­ri­ences, from tast­ing re­gional cui­sine, see­ing tra­di­tional tex­tiles, to stand­ing across many of the prom­i­nent tourist spots in the Philip­pines such as the Mayon Vol­cano in Al­bay and the Mag­el­lan’s Cross in Cebu.

These In­sta­gram-wor­thy ex­hibits pre­sent an artis­tic take on the col­or­ful fab­ric of our coun­try. Aside from real food to eat, and real hand-made prod­ucts to en­joy, “Lakbay Museo” also fea­tures the mas­ter­ful work of lo­cal artists who have cre­ated thou­sands of re­al­is­tic repli­cas of the var­i­ous mar­ket pro­duce farm­ers and fish­er­men pro­vide, to build our na­tion’s ev­ery­day lives–a mul­ti­tude of fish species and a va­ri­ety of veg­eta­bles and fruits lov­ingly crafted to dis­play the many things one has yet to dis­cover about our coun­try.

Over 600 re­gional dishes were also gath­ered to show­case more than just the usual adobo, tinola or sini­gang that we are used to. Of course, who can for­get about ev­ery­one’s fa­vorite ba­goong (shrimp paste)? More than one va­ri­ety is avail­able. And what about suka (vine­gar)? Dif­fer­ent lev­els of sour­ness can be had from var­i­ous re­gions, giv­ing you a lit­eral taste that is so dis­tinct for each area of the coun­try.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call (02) 838-7927, (0917) 1754992, or e-mail [email protected]­bay­museo.ph.

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