Category Archives: Benguet

Monobloc Trikes

At Burham Park you can see those tiny three-wheeled pedal vehicles. Kids rent them to playfully go around a short distance path of about 200 meters (I think) for an hour. Some have fancy looking roofs, some have “A” roofs, and some have no roofs. Those single seater ones are the most common but I have also seen several tandem ones. What truly caught my attention is the practical design of its seating. A Monobloc chair is removable, replaceable, readily available, and easy to clean.


Target Shooting Sign

Target shooting sign with an image of its mascot

Signal Here


The only spot with reception at Baban's Homestay in Mt Pulag

Pulag Plant Curiosities


Plenty of sightings of this plant along the trail in the mossy forest of Mt Pulag


Same plant as above


Mt Pulag's dwarf bamboo


Clusters of dwarf bamboo grasses at the summit


The grass in Mt Pulag's grassland area apart from the dwarf bamboo grasses

Pee Hole


The tiny hole is meant for peeing only

Squat toilets in the country are not as common as in other Asian countries. It’s only in Benguet that I’ve seen several toilets of this type and normally in eating places that serve as motorist stops along Benguet-Nueva Vizcaya Road.


Although squat toilets like those in Japan and Malaysia have flushing system, every one of those I’ve seen here is meant to be flushed using small bucket of water. One thing that caught my fancy on a couple of toilets is that the design is meant for peeing only.

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