Some facts about Palawan
- Palawan is home to exotic animals from Kenya, Africa, like giraffes, zebras, impalas, waterbucks, bushbacks, gazelles, elands and topis which live in harmony with endemic Philippine animals like the Calamian mousedeer, bearcat, Palawan peacock, pheasant, sea turtles and Philippines crocodile in the Calauit Island Wildlife Sanctuary in Busuanga. From a hundred, their population is now over 600.
- Palawan is also home to the sea cow or “dugong,” the world’s rarest marine mammal.
- Palawan has 52 dialects with Tagalog being spoken by 28% of the people.
- Antinio Pigafetta, Ferdinand Magellan’s chronicler, named Palawan the “Land of Promise” after their crew were saved from starvation by local leaders.
- Cuyo, the oldest town in Palawan with only a population of over 18,000, is one of the most unexploited places in the Philippines.
- Brooke Point, one of the municipalities of Palawan, named after British Adventurer Sir James Brooke, is also the home of the largest pearl in the world known as the Pearl of Lao Tzu or the Pearl of Allah found in its waters on May 7, 1934.
- Just recently Puerto Princesa City added a few taxi’s to the city (March 2015), however on the island of Palawan people generally get around by tricycle, multicab or jeepney. From the city to other destinations on the island, you can take a bus, boat or van. A tricycle is a regular motorcycle with a sidecar and can carry 3-4 passengers to any specified location. Fare is only Php10.00 per passenger within the city proper. To other places within the city, you may check the rate card hung inside the vehicle. Rates can be negotiated for special trips.
Originally posted 2016-05-09 20:07:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter