Negros - Philippines


Sugar island of the Philippines


Strand der Insel Negros Philippinen

Negros has just 3 million inhabitants and is the biggest island of the Visayas with more than 13,000 sq. kms.
The island Negros lies in the southwest of the island group Visayas between the islands Cebu and Panay.
Negritos one calls the old inhabitants of Negros. Still today some groups of this minority live in the mountain regions.

The colloquial language in the area Negros of Occidental is Illongo and in Negros Oriental Cebuano is spoken. In the schools the national language Tagalog (Filipino) is informed beside English.


After many years the tourism on Negros developed only very slowly, the tourism industry has lately become an important economic factor.


San Juanico Brücke zwischen Leyte und Samar

Beach Resorts and diving districts
Particularly in the south of the island, with many clarify, not to overcrowded beaches and excellent diving possibilities, the tourism has revived very much.

Brown sand
The sand on the sea beach of Negros is not white, like on Boracay, however, also do not believe so darkly how many if they think of the name of the island "Negros".
On the right photo you see a beach typical for Negros. At some places the sand is a little bit brighter and is maybe a little darker somewhere else.

Volcano Kanlaon
With in the national park Mt. Kanlaon situated volcano Kanlaon owns Negros an active volcano of 2435-m height.
Mountain wanderings are offered to the summit. However, the ascent is also not quite safe.
In August, 1996 it came to a sudden outbreak without every advance warning. Besides, two Philippine ones and an English mountaineer died.
There are smaller eruptions again, last became in June, 2006 the alert phase Nr.1, "light activity" exclaimed.


Rizal Boulevard, Strandpromenada Dumaguete Negros

Duma goodness city is the capital of Negros Oriental. She lies in the east of the island and has approx. 117,000 inhabitants.
The town owns an airport and good Fährverbindungen to too many places on the Philippines.
The journey with a ferry to the neighbouring island Cebu lasts approx. 30 minutes.

Here one meets: Rizal boulevard

In the evening a popular aim is of the Rizal boulevard with his adjoining parks, the numerous bars, restaurants and discos to the dawdling.
The right photo shows the boulevard Rizal in the harbour.
The city of Dumagete is a nice provincial town with Spanish atmosphere and is visited with pleasure by foreign tourists.
Also pensioners from the USA, Australia and different European countries have sat down here.


Bell tower of Dumaguete Negros


Harbour of Dumaguete
Dumaguete owns for the Umschag of the native products an important commercial harbour.
Start place also lies with the harbour for coach travelling to the numerous tourism sighting.

Industrial settlements
New Indusriefirmen could be recently settled with Callcentern and informatics companies and the economic views have developed in Duma goodness positively.


Historical bell tower
The best known place of interest of Dumaguete is the approx. 200 year-old bell tower which was taken earlier also than guard tower for the protection against pirates.




Silliman University, Negros Philippines

Schools, universities in Dumaguete
On the right photo you see renomierte Sillima university.
Dumaguete owns university even other universities beside the Silliman and advanced technical colleges nationally for her high standard are known

Business development in Dumaguete
New Indusriefirmen could be recently settled with Callcentern and informatics companies and the economic views have developed in Dumaguete positively.



Robinsons Place, Bacolod, Negros Philippines

Bacolod lies in the west of Negros and is the biggest town and also the capital of the province of Negros Occidental with 500,000 inhabitants.
Bacolod is known for numerous schools and universities with high level.
In 2005 Bacolod was distinguished as the greenest and cleanest town of the Philippines.
Bacolod with a quick ferry can be reached from Iloilo on the neighbouring island Panay in 2 hours.
Photo on the right: Robinsons Place Bacolod, in the Lacson Street in the Barangay Mandalagan
Bacolod also owns an airport.



On about 450,000 hectares, this is more than half of the land surface of Negros, is grown sugarcane.
Negros Philippines, Sugarcane

About 60% of the Philippine sugar production comes from the island Negros. Strongholds of the sugar industry are in Victorias and Binalbagan where also the biggest sugar refineries are.
Sacadas one calls the workers which the sugarcane harvest.
Harvest season is from October to May. The shrubs must be cut with a sharp knife (Bolo) briefly above the surface of the earth. This is a very heavy work in bent down position.
The sugar export goes to many countries of the earth till the USA and Canada.
Beside sugarcane rice, maize and bananas are still grown. Moreover, different products from the cultivation are won by coconut trees.
From meaning is also the fish-processing industry.
The distance between arm and empire is coined on Negros very much. A rich upper class makes good profits and the rural population often lives in poverty.

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