The company outing was an overnight in Antipolo last June 10 to 11. It was my first time to join. I even got the boyfriend to tag along. 🙂
Our itinerary was (in order): Pinto Art Museum, Angono Petroglyphs Site, Balaw Balaw Restaurant and Art Gallery, Marc’s View Deck and Cycling Station, and The Home of Sinigang na Ulo Ulo.
Pinto Art Museum
Owned by Dr. Joven Cuanang, Pinto Art Museum showcases his extensive art collection in different forms. We were early and first to arrive in the museum, so we got a tour guide. Because I was busy taking videos for the vlog, which I’ll be uploading very soon, I didn’t get to listen to him as much. 😀 Also, I would like to apologize for the lack of description in each art or photo.
The museum’s architecture is Greek-inspired.
Beds and benches are situated accordingly in the museum for guests to have the option to rest or relax and enjoy the gardens.
This gallery hall has two very wide paintings.
Regular entrance rate of Pinto Art Musuem is PhP180; PhP150 for Seniors and PhP100 for children and students. They are open Tuesdays to Sundays, 9AM to 6PM. The museum is also open for prenuptial and other events shoots. Visit their Facebook Page for more details.
Balaw Balaw Restaurant and Art Gallery
I’m one of the few minority who has heard of this restaurant. They’re popular, I’ve been told. Pictures of the former President GMA with her staff dining are even posted in the restaurant.
Balaw Balaw offers mostly seafood and possibly exotic for some. The dishes aren’t common. I can’t even recall the names of the dishes above, but only how much food we had. 😛
The restaurant is located at Doña Justa Street, Angono, Rizal. Menu and other information are available in their website
Angono Petroglyphs Site
Right after lunch, we went to the Angono Petroglyphs Site. We couldn’t have picked a better time. After noon time is usually the warmest in the day.
And when you thought you’ll see the petroglyphs as you pass through the cave, there’s still a long walk to the actual site.
I was told visitors could see the petroglyphs up close before. The management had to make restrictions because of the vandal (in the picture on the right).
The site is located at Binangonan, Rizal. After the National Museum took over management, there is now an entrance fee that won’t burn a hole in your pocket/wallet. PhP20 for adults and PhP10 for children.
Timberland Sports and Nature Club
Around 5PM, we finally arrived where would be staying for the night.
Timberland Sports and Nature Club offers nature activities (hiking trails, camping grounds); facilities for sports & recreation, spa & fitness, children; and overnight accomodations. Since we were a big group, we rented a villa in Timberland Heights. The villa is outside the club, so we get some privacy. But it was also far from the club. We had limited time to enjoy some of the facilities because of the availability and time of the service. Then again, the facilities were only open at certain hours.
The club still makes a decent short getaway from the city. Staying within the club would ensure a more enjoyable and comfortable stay. Details of Timeberland Sports and Nature Club are available in their website.
It seems the photos in Marc’s View Deck and Cycling Station and The Home of Sinigang na Ulo Ulo are missing in my Flickr album. That means I will have to cut this post in two parts. 😐