A walk through PH culture
Many young Filipinos are now discovering and revisiting many of the Philippines’ best vacation spots, immersing themselves in 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. A project of The Millennial Concept Factory headed by Lawrence Li Tan, Lakbay Museo offers a chance for people to travel across the Philippines and know more about the country’s history and culture all in one space.
Lakbay Museo 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.
The Instagram-worthy exhibits present an artistic take on the colorful fabric of our country. Aside from real food and real hand-made products, Lakbay Museo 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.
Lakbay Museo is an interactive experience, with people who represent many of the regions to talk to and entertain you as you go around. A puppet show educates children on Philippine heritage, and dance troupes perform on the big stage. In total, Lakbay Museo presents over 11 Philippine landmark destinations and hundreds of artifacts covering rice and coffee variants, market produce and food staples that represent the unique variety of the Filipino people.
Lakbay Museo features traditional clothing woven by actual ethnic and indigenous groups across the country.
Over 120 mannequins wearing authentic Filipino fashion from these groups are displayed. Original tapestries and fabrics are also on show.
Over 600 regional dishes were gathered to showcase
more than just the usual adobo, tinola or sinigang that we are used to. Looking for bagoong? More than one variety is available. What about suka? 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.
Don’t be surprised when Lakbay Museo staff randomly burst into dance with familiar and not-so-familiar moves from many Filipino fiestas and celebrations. The same goes for memorable music pieces and artworks that young people can recognize.
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 scrap materials, 328 old rubber tires, 453 old car mats and a variety of recyclable materials. The museum also provides job opportunities to out of school youths, nonprofessionals, local artists, disabled persons and senior citizens.
In partnership with the DTI OTOP, this Philippine millennial museum concept is providing 189 micro, small and medium enterprise in the country market access for their products.
School administrators and educators will be delighted to know that Lakbay Museo follows an educational curriculum specific to the different grade levels or age groups and provides interactive activities that fit their needs and subjects.
Lakbay Museo is located at level 1, S Maison, next to Conrad Manila, Mall of Asia complex, Pasay City.
A display depicts the Panagbenga Festival of Baguio.
Lakbay Museo’s replica of Albay’s Mayon Volcano (top) and an under the sea scene in the Visayas (above).