The Malinta Tunnel is located in Cavite City, Cavite province. It is a tunnel complex built by the United States Army Corps of Engineers on the island of Corregidor in the Philippines. It was initially used as a bomb-proof storage and personnel bunker, but was later equipped as a 1,000-bed hospital. The main tunnel, running east to west, is 831 feet (253 m) long, 24 feet (7.3 m) wide and 18 feet ( ...
5.5 m) high. Branching off from this main shaft are 13 lateral tunnels on the north side and 11 lateral tunnels on the south side. Each lateral averaged 160 feet (49 m) in length and 15 feet (4.6 m) in width.
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A historical isle constitute inwards the oral cavity of Manila Bay, Corregidor Island is alone an hr boat ride away from Manila.
Corregidor, an island at the entrance of Manila Bay, mostly attracts history buffs. Known as "The Rock" because of its rocky landscape and the heavy fortifications, this historic island is a great destination for bikers as well. Traversing the islands well-paved roads and jungle trails on board a bicycle and getting to visit the different ruins and landmarks offers a totally different experience from the usual day trip tour on board a tranvia.
When I was in Manila, one of the places where I bring friends and guests is the Corregidor Island. This tadpole-shaped piece of earth is a place that bears a huge significance to Philippine history. Located at the mouth of Manila Bay, its strategic location made it the viable site where ships entering the bay can be checked, thus, the name Corregidor. But there are many other stories on how the island's name came about.
The easiest way to get to Corregidor is from the CCP Complex where ferries ply to and from the island. It's more or less an hour at sea before one reaches the pier. Taking t ...
In celebration of Independence Day, we give you these under-the-radar destinations that will take you on the best journey yet??"back in time.
Old places have souls, but none as palpable as those found in landmarks of great historical importance. These places are mute but great storytellers; stationary yet the closest thing to a time machine you'll ever experience. Whether you're a history buff or a curious traveler, you can know more about the Philippines??"its past tragedies, triumphs, and defeats??"by going beyond the trite Luneta or National Museum. Although relatively less popular, thes ...
Six years ago, on this same month, I together with my high school friends visited Corregidor Island. It was my first time to see this historical island with my high school friends. This trip was also a first overnight with them. Yes, you had seen it right ??" overnight stay in Corregidor. Oh no, I stand corrected. It was a three days, two nights stay in the island. I knew what you were thinking. Three days, two nights in Corregidor?! No way! Were we crazy for staying in an island that long considering its reputation of being a haunted place? Well, our vacation in Corregidor was definitely one ...
TBEX Asia 2016 was recently held in Manila. Just before it commenced, Tourism Promotions Board, Philippines organised a pre-TBEX tour for us to Corregidor Island.
As the first line of defense for Manila (Luzon Island), Corregidor was of strategic importance during WW-II. Additionally, it was an important WW-II base for the US Army Forces in the Far East (USAFFE).
Besides other ruins that tell the WW-II story of Far East, Malinta Tunnel bored as a shaft under Malinta Hill, is an important landmark here. Interestingly, sparse resources were used to build this tunnel. These included expired ...