For my next off days I picked Malapascua in Philippines as destination.
Malapascua lies in the middle of Philippines and is a small (2.6km x 1km) island north of Cebu.
Malapascua got his name way back in time. It says that some Spaniards have been sailing through the Visayas in the year of 1520. Due to some bad weather their boat stranded on Malapascua on Christmas Day, 25th December 1520. While having a broken boat and sitting on a tropical island far away from home during a tropical storm, they called the island Mala Pascua, which literally means “Bad Christmas”.
Today Malapascua is a laid back island with lovely people living here. The “Thresher Shark” made the island famous by divers and every year more and more people coming to enjoy the white sandy beaches, the lovely small resorts, the nicest local people and excellent diving. Surely a great place to visit and to completely forget about the western world.
Philippines is a country in the Pacific Ocean, which consists of about 7100 islands. Phlippines is (besides Osttimor, wherever that is :o), the only Asian country with a christian majority.
We fly to Malapascua with Tiger Air. From Maldives we will fly to Singapore and from there directly to Cebu in Phlippines.