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A 724 stairs of Mount Tapyas in Coron …

Asia - Philippines - Coron - Mount Tapyas - The view deck (1)

While I was in Coron Island in Philippines, there’s a popular spot to catch the sunset and sunrise in Coron. It’s called Mt. Tapyas.

And to see the sunset and sunrise, there’s one challenge between you and the sunrise or sunset. The 724 stairs of Mt. Tapyas.

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Mt. Tapyas from afar (Coron, Phillippines)

It’s around 6PM when myself and my travel buddy this time, Kania Kismadi, just reached the place that we stayed in Coron, Eco Coron Lodge.

We then hurry went to Tapyas to catch the sunset. I knew that it’s a bit too late for the sunset, but better late then never right?! So while I went up, I tried to take a few snaps, just in case the sun needs to sleep early on that day!

What it seems close, apparently it’s still far to reach the view deck of Mt. Tapyas! I was running out of my breath when I was in the middle of the track to the top, and it was already getting dark at that time. Many people has gone down from the top, so I guess it was just me and a few people that still going up to the view deck.

I did expect that the sky would be already (quite) dark when I reached the top, but it seemed to just surrender and walking down was not an option for me haha! And finally, I reached the view deck. Hoorayyy …Β And no one’s there … Oops, okay, there’s another person who was on the phone on this view deck. Phiew!

After I took some photos, I then walked down the stairs and made a plan to come back here again for the sunrise.

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The sunset view from halfway to the view deck (Coron, Philippines)

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The sunset view from the view deck of Mt. Tapyas (Coron, Philippines)

If you are planning to catch the sunrise, it’s better to wake up early and go according the time that you have planned.


Haha … Well, I did plan to leave at 5AM, but hallooo … It’s still dark out there, and I bet no one out there, not even on the view deck.

5:15AM … Okay it’s still dark.

5:30AM … OMG, I could already see a bit of the sun ray on the sky!

So then we just walked in hurry to Mt. Tapyas.Β Luckily we stayed quite near to Mt. Tapyas, so at least we still could catch a good photo of the sunrise. Again … The race between me and the sun!

Asia - Philippines - Coron - Mount Tapyas - Sunrise time

Sunrise from the view deck of Mt. Tapyas (Coron, Philippines)

When I was already on the view deck, apparently the sun rises behind a hill, so at least I got the ‘sunrise effect’ in my photo haha!

From the view deck, I could see the city of Coron and the surrounding. Also the hills around the city that protected the city from the typhoon Yolanda, according a Filipino that we met when we walked down the stairs.

This is really a good exercise for me, and if you went to Mt. Tapyas on Saturday, you will see many people also go up there for some exercise! So don’t miss Mt. Tapyas when you visited Coron πŸ˜‰

Asia - Philippines - Coron - Mount Tapyas - The view deck

The view deck of Mt. Tapyas (Coron, Philippines)

Asia - Philippines - Coron - Mount Tapyas - The hill surround

The hill behind the view deck of Mt. Tapyas (Coron, Philippines)

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The city of Coron from the view deck on Mt. Tapyas (Coron, Philippines)

Asia - Philippines - Coron - Mount Tapyas - The roof is gone because of the Yolanda typhoon

The roof of the shelter in some part of the stairs at Mt. Tapyas are gone because of the typhoon (Coron, Philippines)

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Father and son time on Saturday at Mt. Tapyas (Coron, Philippines)

This post is part of myself and my friend [Kania Kismadi]Β trip from Philippines – Malaysia – Singapore.

Thanks to Dusit Thani Manila, Far East Hospitality, Quest Hotel And Conference Center – Cebu, andΒ Hotel QuicklyΒ for being such wonderful partners in this trip. πŸ™‚

In this post, I want to also give away some of the postcard that I have bought while I was in Manila. The plan was to send the postcard from Philippines, but after I look at my schedule, it’s apparently not possible. I will send the postcard while I am in Singapore. So a Philippines postcard will be sent from Singapore Post Office using Singapore stamps! Lol.

Anyway, I only have 5 postcards, so if you want, here are what you have to do:

1. Follow my Twitter account: @timothywpawiro
2. Tell me what do you think of my blog, Mixed Up AlreadyΒ . Really! I just want to know! Haha … If you have any suggestions, please do let me know. Please use the comment form in this blog post πŸ™‚

I will wait until 23 March 2014, so I can send it on 24 March 2014 … from Singapore Post Office πŸ˜€

That’s it! πŸ™‚

[Contest closed]

So who won the postcard????

Well, as this is my first contest, so you guys who has made comment here are the winner! Hooray!!

I have sent some in Cebu, then some in Singapore, and another one will be from Jakarta/Bandung. Lol … Haha.

Thank you all! πŸ™‚

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Philippines Postcards

Mixed Up Already




  • Aggy

    Ohooo wowwww! That looks so cool! It seems like my type of place to visit – although if I went with you I think it would take forever to go up the stairs since we are believers of “very s l o w travel” haha!

    Anyway, I want that postcard woi! What I think of your blog? Well I think it’s awesome otherwise I wouldn’t be such a follower and travelled with you. Your language is light so everyone can join in the fun and funny too. Yep, I believe you can be a stand up comedian if all else failed πŸ˜›

    So, does that get me your postcard?? πŸ˜›

    • timothywp

      Oh well … Luckily there’s no lizard on the way up there … Imagine if there’s one crossed the stairs *oops* πŸ˜€

      Thank you, Aggy … I didn’t know that you are so sweet … #eh πŸ˜›

      Did you get one … Hmm … We’ll see!! *rruuunnnnnn*

  • omnduut

    Seingatku pertama kenal mas Timo gegara ikutan Turnamen Foto Perjalanan tema Sungai yang waktu itu aku jadi tuan rumahnya. Sempat jalan-jalan ke blog Mixedupalready yang keren ini. Terdengar standar : Keren. Tapi gimana ya kalo emang keren hahaha πŸ™‚

    Pesan sponsor (ada yang bisikin nih di sebelah) sering-sering ya bagi-bagi kartu pos haha πŸ™‚

    • timothywp

      Wakakak Oom Nduut bisa ajaa XD

      Sopo sieh yg bisikin, kok ga disuruh mampir jugaa?? *teteuuuppp* πŸ˜€

  • Priska

    Can I say that your blog is awesome?
    Hope that you’ll have your RTW someday, and hope that I’ll follow your habit, to travel every month!

    And, my suggestion is, how about trying to watch some movies at nearest cinema when you do travel and do review about the cinema (not the movie)? I’m a little bit curious about cinema outside Indonesia, and not very much people make review about cinema when they’re doing travelling ~

  • rafiqa humaira

    Hi, your blog look good >.<

    I was reading your blog. whereas before I just wanted to follow the giveaway from you. I really like travelling, I hope I will visit beautiful places like the photo a lot on your blog.

    regards Fiqa πŸ™‚

    • timothywp

      Thank you Fiqa!

      Hope you travel to places that you love soon! πŸ™‚

      Nice to know you too …

  • Uniek Kaswarganti

    Since I’m a new blogger, I always admire the blog with dotcom address. Evenmore, your blog’s background is white, with a friendly letters on it (friendly for old eyes of mine πŸ˜€ ), so I can easily read what you wrote. The design is also nice, not too many ‘things’ like my blog *sigh

    I’m a mother who hardly ever go far away from house and office. It’s really my pleasure to read my friends’ travelling stories. I can go whereever without leave my kids and my job hahaha… a little bit egoistic imaginary traveller, right. I feel like I travel all around the world without spending too much money, only internet cost πŸ˜‰ Nice to meet you, Timothy. Don’t forget this old lady, sittin’ in the corner of a room, waiting for your postcard muehehehee…

    • timothywp

      Hahaha … I also started my blog with lah … So it’s okay! I’m also still consider myself ‘new blogger’ all the time!

      Your blog is nice and simple, just like my blog in the past, your blog will eventually evolve! No worries … πŸ™‚

      Nice to know you Uniek.

      PS: You live in Semarang? I visit Semarang quite often, who knows sometime we can meet in Semarang hehe.

      • Uniek Kaswarganti

        Okay, just lemme know when you’re at Semarang. You can dm me @UniekTweety.

  • Sulis Tianto

    ur blog is awesome

    • timothywp

      Thank youuuuu Sulis!

      Twitter-nya apa nih, biar bisa di-DM?

  • Kirk Acebron

    The view of coron from mt. Tapyas is the most amazing thing… well, aside from Kayangan lake and twin lagoon. Magnificent photos you have!

    • timothywp

      Thank you Sir Kirk … Very nice of you! πŸ˜€

  • Vivian Ibra

    I joined your contest πŸ™‚
    Actually, this is my first time visiting your blog. I know your blog from my friend, Yanita from Indonesia.
    She shared about your blog in facebook.
    I think your blog is very nice and interesting. I like your blog πŸ˜€

    • timothywp

      Haha … Thanks, Vivian!

      Send my regards to Yanita … And nice to meet you as well πŸ˜‰

  • Nida Zahratunnisa

    I love both sunrise and sunset..!!
    It’s like mood booster for me..
    I can get enough information from your blog, actually I never have plan to visit Philipines but I think I must add this country to my list for travelling..
    Thank you for share,
    Nice pict πŸ™‚
    and I hope I can received postcard from you..
    Have a good day.

    • timothywp

      Yes I love sunrise and sunset as well, but I love sunset more as I don’t need to wake up so early in the morning! Lol …

      Anyway, you should go to Philippines soon … It’s another beautiful islands to visit …

      Nice to know you Nida πŸ™‚

  • Muhamad Yudistira Muria

    When i saw this blog at the first time (this time actually), i thought you’re a Pinoy. Then suddenly i read those comments above. Oh wait, you could speak Bahasa! Gosh. So manipulate XD though this blog is great. I love how the simple design yet very cool.
    Best of luck from me πŸ™‚

    • timothywp

      Hahaha! Gotcha! ..

      Anyway, thanks Yudi! πŸ™‚

  • kris

    Tim. Nice pictures, makes me want to explore Asia more. Btw if you want to hike in the dark, please bring flashlight next time. Hiking in the dark can be dangerous.

    • timothywp

      Hahaayy Kris! Thanks for the advice …

      I should actually need to bring flashlight during my travel next time πŸ™‚

  • Liiza Diani

    How a great blog ! Actually I visit this blog because of the contest *lol
    but I love your blog ^^
    I always love travelling blog because every trip has it’s own story and so personal. I hope someday I could go travelling too. Anyway I like this blog that written in English it helps me to learn English *sorry my english is not good enough

    So keep writing and I’ll be waiting for your next posting ^^

    • timothywp

      Hahaha … I’m also still improving my English πŸ˜‰

      Thanks Liiza … Hope you could travel to places that you love soon! πŸ™‚

  • candy

    Cannot say it in a word so I just want to give two thumbs up for your blog…. πŸ™‚

    • timothywp

      Thanks Candy πŸ™‚

  • Firda

    Hi, it’s my second time visiting your blog πŸ™‚
    I like reading traveling stories with nice and a lot of pictures and yours is one of them.
    I read your posts about Lombok and even me, a Sasaknesse, has never visited Gangga and Tanjung Ringgit yet πŸ™ Your posts just like a trigger-of-homesick for me πŸ™
    Well, I think it will be nicer if you tell us about the inn/hotel/hostel where you stayed during your holiday (or did I miss something?) and write a bit longer, so we know more about your trip πŸ™‚ *sorry for my kepo-ness* πŸ˜€ I know that sometimes we have no time to type and just put photos and let them speak πŸ˜€
    Have a nice weekend πŸ™‚

    • timothywp

      Lombok always has a place in my heart, and hope I could also visit it again soon πŸ™‚

      For places that I have stayed, you could actually see it in ‘Place That I stay’ Menu πŸ™‚ >>

      Thanks for the advice to write longer story, I will try! πŸ™‚

      Have a nice day to youu …

  • Kania

    I want the postcards too ;((

    • timothywp

      Noooooooooo … :3

  • Torsten

    Some great morning shots!

    Following you on Twitter so I can read more of your adventures πŸ™‚

    • timothywp

      Thanks, Torsten! πŸ™‚

      I have followed you also in Twitter πŸ˜‰

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