El Niño Effect of 2016 in Sirao: The Amsterdam Garden of Cebu
As a girl, who wouldn’t be amazed with the sight brought by the beauty of the flower?
The uphill location with a blast of the cool wind is just one of the good thing you would feel right through your face as you travel through the place; away from the crowded and noisy place in the City you always been living with…. Oh, it feels great! It is amazingly beautiful travelling especially if you would really witness the grandeur view of the City down below.
3: oo PM after shift when I decided to travel alone to feel unwind and I did not regret it though it was just a short tour. The first time as of this year I ever travelled solo. A feeling of satisfaction runs through me. You know the feeling of a “happy just got lucky to go type of girl” as you go solo experiencing the great glimpse of a traveler be like type? HAHAHAHA, pardon!
1. It is now a popular place known for the variety of flowers tha blooms astonishingly beautiful located in a scenic hillside flower farm in Barangay Sirao.
- The owner is Maria Elena Sy Chua, an International Flight Attendant brought some variety of flowers from her travel in Amsterdam. (Sourse: Sunstar)
Additional info: Amsterdam is in London
- Flowers found there to name some: CELOSA-(from Greek word “BURNING” comes from different color: red, pink, purple, orange, yellow and gold) blooming in a rows really looks so refreshing and so attractive in the eye of any tourist. Other are, deep hued daisy, solemn white chrysanthemum, aster, and some roses.
Flowers above are just some of the photo I toke on my cam when I visited Sirao.
4. Previously, every All-Saints Day, they usually harvested the flowers to be sold for the occasion but due tp the strong demand of tourist coming in, they stopped it.
HOW TO GET THERE:
From JY Square Mall, there are a lot of habal-habal driver who could take you there. Just inform the driver that you would like to go there. They might also offer you to try visiting the other nice spot nearer like the Mountain View or in tops.
GOOD MONTH TO VISIT: From September – February
According from them Best month is November.
THE SAD PART: The EL Nino Effect
As EL Nino hit Philippines, mainly affected as well is Cebu. In fact Cebu Mayor, Rama declared Cebu was in state of Calamity. The agriculture business has been also greatly affected by the dry spell. With this, some part and Baranggay in Cebu were provided with budget both for food and water supply.
That was April when I visited the Sirao Park. It was my first time and yes it was El Nino. I felt a bit of dismay when I saw the Sirao Farm. It is way far from what I expected but of course what could I expect in season like this where El Niño is happening.
Hopefully, the beauty of this place will be back as the way it is as it was named: “The Amsterdam garden of Cebu”.
Some PHOTOS TAKEN:
My craziness did not stop there. The scenic view of the mountains, as you witness the meet up between the peak of the far sight neighboring mountain and the wide range of the proud limit of the sky, it is indeed, a great and worth my solo travel.
Update: latest visit: latest visit in Sirao