a metropolitan lifestyle, a busy industry with great historical landmarks defines this Metro Cebu. Cebu is simply beautiful. according to wikitravel "over 50% of all people visiting the Philippines as tourist list Cebu as their main destination". on the previous post you might have seen some of its historical landmarks but Cebu is also known for many other things.it is known for its annual colorful festival called the Sinulog. one of the Philippine's most colorful festival dedicated to the Holy child. this is celebrated every third Sunday of January.it is also known for the two bridges that connects the island of Cebu to the island of Mactan. Cebu's international airport is in the island of Mactan which has regular flights to and from Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei and Doha.it is home to some of the most beautiful hotels in the country like Waterfront Hotel Lahug, Marco Polo Cebu, Marriot Hotel Cebu, Crown Regency Hotel with high class resorts in the island of Mactan namely Shangrila Mactan, Plantation Bay, Cebu Hilton Resort and Spa, Crown Regency Suites Mactan, Maribago White Sands and Waterfront Mactan.the Mactan Export Processing Zone in Mactan is one of the busiest industrial zone in the country. with companies like Timex, Tamiya, NEC technologies, Mitsumi, Bigfoot International, Lexmark Philippines and other large IT hubs.other landmarks that you can visit are Taoist Temple, Cebu Topps, Heritage monument, Magellan's shrine in Mactan. you can also visit popular shopping malls like the Ayala Center Mall, SM Cebu City, Robinsons Mall and Gaisano Country Mall.Cebu being the oldest city in the Philippines, you will also find the oldest street and the oldest school in the country here. the oldest street is Colon street and the oldest school is the University of San Carlos.in the old port area stands the Malacanang of Cebu. this is the old port office building which is now the president's office every time she visits this city.upon leaving Cebu, you might want to bring some of its most popular products like the Cebu made guitar, Danggit (dried flat fish), Cebu lechon, dried Mango, Mangorind and Otap.
today, more investments comes in as the South Road Properties (SRP) was opened along with IT Asia Town. Cebu city hosted last year's 12th ASEAN summit held at the new Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) in Mandaue. all i hope is that Metro Cebu will not be as congested as Metro Manila.