Clark, Angeles City: A Day in Transit

This post is part of a series on our Asian mini-trip last December 2012, during my four-week home leave. 


Parol overload, SM Clark 🙂

After our last day in the Island Paradise, Boracay, we proceeded to Clark, Angeles City as prelude to our SIN-KUL-HKG-MFM trip. 🙂

Dapat talaga maaga kami eh. Plano ko pa sanang humirit ng daytrip sa Nayong Pilipino hehehe. Kaso due to tanghaling gising, massive traffic and everything, we got on a bus bound to Dau around 2 pm na.

Arriving at Dau Bus Terminal about 1.5 hours later, we got on a jeep going to Angeles City, lapit lang naman. Kaso sa papuntang Tune Hotel kami medyo naligaw kami dahil medyo malayo pala ire sa SM Clark. Kailangang magtricycle kapatid.

Checked in at Tune Hotel, dropped our bags and went out to explore, ambilis dumilim in fairness. At kumukutitap na ang kalye ng Malabanias. We walked curiously ni Buboy and stopped at an isaw stand manned by a young boy. Wasted no time, ihaw agad! (hanapin ko muna photo ha, di ko makita e o baka nabura ko sa excitement hehe) Isaw foodtrip, check! 🙂

Walked further and saw a carinderia, and agreed to have our dinner there instead sa SM. Ewan ko if to save or dahil sa gutom na hehe. We had sinigang, asado and Kapampangan longganisa, extra rice and sopdrinks, all around Php 100-120, solb! 🙂

After dinner, we walked and saw an ongoing fireworks display in the night sky – sa SM Clark pala. We paused to watch for a while, afterwards saw a jeep and got in (instinct ko going to town proper to, hehe). The jeep actually stopped at the terminal near Friendship Gate (entrance going to Malabanias), pwede nang lakarin papuntang SM Clark. And so we did, 🙂


Merry-Go-Round, inside SM Clark

At dahil no chance talagang mag-Nayong Pilipino (gabi na noh), sa SM na lang kami namasyal hehe. Double purpose naman, kasi we went to the hypermarket and bought baon and supplies for our trip later – cup noodles, 3 in 1 coffee sticks, bread, et al. 🙂


Snowflake-themed lights

Went around a bit, window shopped, checked prices (hobby ko to nyek) then decided to go back to the hotel. Maaga ang gising mamaya for our morning flight.


Tune Hotel, Angeles City, Pampanga

Booked Tune via Agoda (which includes all amenities @ around Php 900++), but you may also book directly at the hotel’s website, wherein you can customise your booking by choosing among options, 12 or 24 hours or more, toiletries or none, internet, AC, et al.


spacious lobby

Tune looked new (well, it is, relatively new) and clean. The lobby area is spacious pwede kang mag basketball. There’s an internet station (where I did online check in for our Tiger Airways flight later).

Went to the receptionist and booked transfer service @ 4am to the airport for our flight later, Php 350. A bit pricey, I know. Pero at this hour and for the convenience, OK na rin.


hotel lobby with internet station

Booked a double room which had a double bed which took up most of the room space. Parang ung room namin sa La Villa sa Doha hehe. Space saving ang design / layout with LCD TV, foldable side desk, et al.


double room

The toiletries provided were cute and were added to our toiletry bag and went all the way to SIN-KUL-HKG-MFM. Yung shampoos, soaps and red bags lang ha, hindi kasama yung twalya nila hehe. 🙂



Pero dahil excited kami ni Buboy halos di naman kami natulog. We spent some time packing and unpacking our bags. Handcarry lang kami allowed. Didn’t buy checked luggage allowance para less hassle and siguradong walang shopping overload na magaganap hehehe.

While fixing our stuff, I was having this super yummy Buko shake which we bought at a stall outside SM Clark. I miss this. Hays.


super yummy Buko Shake, from a stall outside SM Clark

Finally, our eyes force closed, half-slept through the night and woke up sleepily at 3 am to prep up.

Singapore, see you in a bit! 🙂

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