Saturday, February 26, 2011

LAHUG: THE HOME OF MIRTHFULNESS


Map - Metro Park Hotel (Cebu City, Philippines)
       Map of Barangay Lahug, Cebu City

HISTORY

     Lahug is an area that once covered by a vast expanse of towering trees which covered hundreds of hectares within the span of a lifetime, however, it has metaphor into an upper class suburban area. In the 1950's, an intervening businessman built a fashionable and classy residential district or suburban housing development project that had come to mean the ultimate modern living and became known as "The Beverly Hills of Cebu".
      The airport was once in Lahug that made Cebu to be linked to Manila and other cities and provinces within the archipelago but it was being transferred to Mactan Island where there is a bigger airstrip and to lessen the danger of airplanes crashes since Lahug Airport was near to downtown Cebu. However, it was urained an alternate landing area for the Mactan international Airport.
      When it was forestland, insurrectors used to sank refuge in the numerous files of heavily-foliated trees. The Spaniards could not penetrate the nearly inaccessible paths of the jungles. But the natives could easily weave in and out of the way (Lahug-Lahug in Cebuano). This forest came to be known as Lahug-lahug and the people used to short terms, in time came to be known as LAHUG.

THE MODERN LAHUG

      Lahug is the second largest barangay within the Cebu City. In fact, it is the home of one of the most popular hotel chain in the world, THE WATERFRONT HOTEL. Furthermore, it also became a home of many investments and businesses that continually invested. There were new hotels, restaurants, fastfood chains, and in fact, the newly opened LDS TEMPLE which  became an excellent tourist spot in Lahug.
     Due to this good fortune, it cannot be denied that Lahug is already been part of the economic and social cycle of Cebu City and of the world.

WATERFRONT HOTEL AND CASINO


      It is located in Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City and it can be arrived 30 minutes from Mactan International Airport. The neo-classical structure design is a purpose-built international class hotel offering distinctive convention and business facilities, catering to the to the needs of the business and leisure community. The hotel commits a superior service with a Filipino hospitality and to provide a unique experiences and surprises for their guest.
     From 562 guestrooms that are fully carpeted, central air-conditioned, equipped with different room amenities like IDD phones, cable TV, shower and bath, and an unobstructed view of the city or the mountains inside the Entertainment Center; to the signature restaurants including Tin Gow Chinese Restaurant and Hirasawa Japanese Restaurant that offers an endless array of cuisine; to a 24 hours a day Grand Casino, plus the Cebu International Convention Center,the largest convention center in the Visayas  and Mindanao, all these were the hotel's actions to inspire and to treat modern travellers into excessive attention and fulfills excitements.
      The hotel's Convention and Exhibition Center also offers a function space for Grand Ballroom, 2 Exhibition Halls and 9 Meeting Rooms. In fact, they provide advance communication system and technology to enhance presentation standards to all convention delegates. The hotel's other amenities include Shopping Arcade, Fitness & Spa Center, Beauty Salon, and a parking facility for 1,000 cars.
     The hotel was opened in January, 1998 and has successfully hosted the ASEAN Tourism Forum 1998 and the Cebu International Furniture Show1998.

GOLDEN COWRIE RESTAURANT

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      Golden Cowrie Restaurant is located in Salinas corner La Guardia, Lahug Cebu City. It is a must-eat place when you are in Cebu. It serves delicious dishes in affordable prices. As the management says "Make your stomachs full without making your pockets empty".
      Savor two of Golden Cowrie Restaurant’s specialties, the Tahong and the Adobong Kangkong and with other delicious foods on the menu such as Dinuguan, Crispy Pata, and Tuna Fingers. Golden Cowrie Restaurant also advertise the ambiance of Filipino. There are paintings centered on the native life which decorated the restaurant.
      The management is friendly and they make sure that the guests are served really well. In Golden Cowrie Restaurant, everybody smiles. 

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS


     The CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS is located in Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City, was the second temple built in the Philippines, following the Manila Philippines Temple (1984). It was announced in a letter to Filipino priesthood leaders dated April 18, 2006. The gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni was placed atop the Cebu City Philippines Temple on November 5, 2009.
     The temple was built on an 11-acre (4.5 ha) site that it shares with a church meetinghouse, residences for the temple president and mission president and a mission office.