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Of Old Structures & Respectful Silence

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Plenty of old style buildings are still being used in this island where folks are respectfully silent in public places namely jeepneys, boats and eating places. Felt wonderful to dine where conversations in other tables do not reach you – finally, the perfect scenario for eating out in this country­­ but only in Marinduque.

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Population Explosion

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Mountain covered with houses at maximum capacity, as seen inside a moving vehicle on the road between La Trinidad city proper and Baguio City.

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Cock Village

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Cock shelters from repurposed tyres

Water Village: Modern Houses

If you have read about Kampong Ayer which is a huge network of water villages in Brunei comprising of about 42 villages and home to about 30,000 Bruneians, then you have also read about its existence for a long time already that it’s considered a heritage of this country. So what I have in this particular post is a village in Kampong Ayer where houses have evolved into modern look. In fact I stayed in one of those.

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The modern look of house in the water

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A network of modern houses in the water village. It's raining almost everyday and it's high tide.

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Below each house is a space to park their own boats

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Bridges have evolved into concrete in this village though majority of bridges (outside of this village) are still made of wood. One can also see the sewer and water pipes

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See the modern village behind the old one

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Low tide. Brunei Darussalam flags are everywhere for their upcoming National Day on February 23

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A modern jetty too for the residents

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Inside the modern house where I stayed. When feasible, I'd rather do homestay for a closer observation of the place and locals. Hotel is corny

Wooden Construction

It is not unusual to see structures such as house, place of worship or school constructed entirely from wood in Kiangan and Lagawe.

Wooden House/Store

house and store

Wooden Wall

Rows of Wooden Structures

Ifugao Academy

Ceiling

Blue House

A house with carved patterns (bahay ukit)

A house with carved patterns (bahay ukit)

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