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Saturday, January 24, 2009

SULU...The Hidden Paradise

Sulu was known for being the land of the Abu Sayyaf (the world renowned terrorist) that leaves a bad image in the eyes of everyone throughout the world. But behind the negative impression about the place lies a secret paradise that has been undiscovered by some. It was in the midst of year 2000 when Sipadan hostages blurted in the face of everyone. It has became the talk of the century that escalate into different social issues involving the Abu Sayyaf group and made the said place famous. From then on Sulu was renamed as the "Home of the Terrorists" and impart a futile reputation that has been set by the critically minded people. For them it was a place that considered next to hell but for those who do not know this place, Sulu is actually the perfect definition of what you called paradise. It was a piece of Eden, a kingdom and a secret paradise here on earth.

White sand beaches, exotic fruits, beautiful historical landmarks, exquisite culture or so not to mention how hospitable people are. These are just but a few commentary facts about the place, not because I'm from here but because of the way i viewed it. In Philippine map Sulu located lower part of Mindanao consisting 18 municipalities with a colorful history attached to it. It maybe long forgotten and given not much attention by the government but it helps protect and preserve the youthful beauty 0f the place.

The white sand beach of Quezon beach that has the likes of Boracay in Aklan and the Waikiki beach of Hawaii. This beach has been one of the most enticing and adorable beaches in town for its sky blue silhouette by far. There's the falls of Tambuang known for its crystal clear water that can be found in Maimbung Sulu. The Subah Datu Beach Resort located in Annor Indanan Sulu that is quite a man made sculpture for its delightful landscape. Aside from having the most beautiful beaches, Sulu also wrapped with an extraordinary version of the word History. With the historical landmarks as manifestation, these became the contents of Tausug foklores and later transverse it into our own version of tell tales that now transferred from generation to generation. To name a few there is the Shrine of Sultan Rajah Baginda buried in Bud Datu, the Bay Puti (also known as the White House) in Poblacion Indanan Sulu that was errected during the American era and the Bud Dahu Massacre in Danag Patikul Sulu. But what makes this place worthy enough to live in is the fact that Sulu is rich in natural resources. The place itself tagged as the " Land of Exotic Fruits " which is indeed true with its variety of fruits that come in season. Last but not least is the glamorous cultures of us Tausug that is captivating to the eye. From the unique dresses being wore by our lovely ancestors to our native foods that only us has, down to how hospitable tausug can be. All these are just but a manifestation that Jolo, Sulu is quite a paradise here on earth.


Rick Rosenshein said...

Hi there,
Thank you for visiting my blog. I appreciate it greatly. Thanks again and keep up the great work on your blog. Great photos. Rick

janice_phil said...

hey! mind you dude sulu is not a land of terrorist it still a land of exotic fruit, and jolo its not that bad trust me. don't feel like it is, its not