Sunday, July 01, 2012

Sunrise, at General Santos City

Sunrise in General Santos City. 

In 22nd of April, that was Sunday, I woke up early in the morning to spare some time in exploring the place before going home to Bukidnon. Exploring a place where effective wide road system and well established urban planning system was worth of experience. And this is one of the reasons on why I am so interested to see the hub of the City, it is because of their method of urban planning.
The Plaza and the City Hall Building - a chalice like form....(this is the form that I admired about their planning system)

I took a trike ride from the Dolores Hotel where I spent my overnight rest (courtesy of Doc Remo Aguilar-The Hiker's Itch) and was looking for a 24 hour food chain in the vicinity. I found one. It is located in the National Highway.

Savouring my meal with simple early morning mode of Gensan, the simpleness of the place, as I recalled, it was paralleled to the manner when I was warmly welcomed by Kuya Avel Manansala, a dynamic, humble and down-to-earth and respected media man of this City. He then introduced me to some of his friends, before the start of the Google Map-Up Summit. Because of that, I am thanking Kuya Avel and Orman, the dynamic duo of their kindness and their warm welcome.

I passed by one of the icons of development---the SM City of Gensan which was underway of its final stage of construction. Full throttle of operation would surely be this year. I would say that, like the sunrise with that emblem of smile of a food chain, General Santos City would be the new face of real estate boom in this Southern Part of Cotabato or the Philippines as a whole.



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29 Con Tour Passers by:

  1. Thanks Bonz for the nice words.

    It's visitors like you who make our job of welcoming everyone with open arms to our city worthwhile.

    Hope to visit your own place in Bukidnon soon!

    Magandang GenSan!

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  2. my professor once said that GenSan is the first one to established a well thought out urban planning.

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  3. a beautiful quiet sunrise photo :)

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  4. I wish I can visit GenSan someday.

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  5. Great photo of Sunrise in General Santos City

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  6. i would love to visit GenSan soon. can't believe i have not been there considering i grew up in Mindanao. oh well, there's always a first time.

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  7. I usually buy tuna and shrimps as pasalubong when I visit Gen. Santos City. The city is great, but I hate the fact that visitors and travellers can't use trolleys for free at the GenSan airport. That sucks!!!

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  8. i love sunrise. i love the color it brings within the horizon.
    i sure hope i can also visit Gen San too!

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  9. Nice photo! Would love to visit the place and eat a lot of shrimp and tuna lol I'm a huge fan of seafood! :))

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  10. love the sunrise! And the Mcdonalds logo up there sure is inviting for a breakfast!

    Maraming Tuna dyan at mura pa!

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  11. How is their urban planning system like? Now I wish I was living in the outskirts of Manila to experience a more serene life.

    SM malls are everywhere. They are burgeoning every nook there is and making their establishments available to everyone :d

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  12. Good to hear how General Santos has improved now especially that an SM mall is being in construction. Great post and thank you for taking us to General Santos City with this. :)

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  13. I should have visited GenSan when I went in Davao!

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  14. I'd like to visit GenSan someday. I only passed through one time en route to Lake Sebu from Davao City.

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  15. Beautiful! Nicely presented informative share.

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  16. Nice shot!
    I'd love to visit GenSan one of these days :)

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  17. It's a bit weird for me to say this living in Manila but I find it sad that all those greenery are disappearing.

    On the other hand, it will create more jobs, investment & tourism. :/ So it's a win?!

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  18. There's SM malls everywhere! I'm not sure if that's too good. I just hope there are more parks for the kids instead.

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  19. Nice place, I hope they can still preserve the serenity of the place despite of the future developments..

    My site: Pretty Gorgeous Kikay

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  20. Great picture of the sunrise with the logo of McDonald's. I wish to go that place perhaps in the near future.

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  21. Waking up early morning and looking at the dawn really makes you feel great, especially on other locations aside from your home and hometown.

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  22. wish to visit GenSan...when i worked before in Philippines, our DFT students have their OJT here in GenSan

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  23. What a beautiful sunrise.. :) I haven't been to GenSan and I hope I get to go there some time in the future.. ^^

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  24. I love map trivia! So far I've only seen two architectural design in Manila that looks great even through Google Maps, Manila City Hall (looks like a coffin) and the Malate Church (looks like a cross). And now this, it does look like a chalice.

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  25. '...I wish I can visit GenSan someday.

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  26. I was there last summer but I wasn't able to explore the city because we travel immediately to Siargao Island. :( Wish I still have time to roam around the city that time.

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  27. I hope I'll see this too and visit GenSan soon.

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  28. urban sunrise, parang di ko pa na try yan :)

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