Tag Archives: outrigger canoe

Bangka Typography

Bulalakaw is the Tagalog word for comet.

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Secondary Function

A beached banca’s great exposure to tropical sun makes it a practical option for clothes drying.

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Banca as clothes drying rack in Malapascua Island

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Fishing pants I suppose, also at Malapascua Island, Cebu

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Fishing pants in San Juan, La Union

Holiday

Teamwork in pushing the outrigger canoe using logs to reduce the work (force * distance). Now it’s time for these folks to rest for the holiday.
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Drag Reduction Improvisation

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Coca-Cola plastic bottle attached to the outrigger to lessen drag

Kudat Beach

Situated east of Malaysian Borneo is the Kudat town endowed with wide good looking beach.  As compared to the beaches in Langkawi, there is handful of visitors here even though the beach is beautiful. Must be the absence of expensive resorts that makes it attractive in its untouched state.

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Tip of Borneo marker

Banca

Some of the many photographs I have of the Philippine outrigger canoe also known as banca.

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Sometimes it is easier to go to another part of town via sea than land

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Banca in Abra de Ilog

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Banca in Calauit

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Chest containers being dried on this fishing banca in Masbate City

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