About eight bloggers from Singapore visited Davao City for a four-day familiarization tour.
The bloggers coming from lifestyle, travel, beauty, food and fitness were brought by Cebu Pacific and Nuffnang, a blog advertising agency. The delegation arrived by Monday (April 18) early dawn and will be leaving today (April 21) afternoon.
Department of Tourism-XI Regional Director Roberto Alabado III said the bloggers’ trip is a partnership between the public and private sector aimed at promoting Davao to their particular market, Singapore.
“We want them to experience Davao, most of these bloggers haven’t heard about Davao City. “ Alabado said.
Lifestyle blogger and social media influencer Monggchin Yeoh said the vacation took them to the mountain resort of Eden where they got to try sky cycling and the sky swing, the group also got to island hop in Samal and Talikud islands and tried white water rafting.
“ Four days is too short for a vacation.” Yeoh said. Her blog www.mongabong.com have about 40,000 monthly views and she had about 55,800 Instagram followers.
Yeoh said she was impressed with the facilities of the Public Safety Command Center, which monitors the City’s sophisticated CCTV network and also the headquarters of the famed 911 emergency response center. “it’s just like Singapore.” Yeoh said.
Clara Chua, a food blogger gushed about Davao’s gourmet chocolates and cheeses. She raved about the Ten Ways Tuna, a tuna dish of a local restaurant they visited which showcases 10 different ways of preparing tuna.
Clara said there are so many things to explore in Davao. While Juli Phang, a beauty and lifestyle blogger said she really enjoyed the activities during their tour.
Juli and Clara gets a combined 440,000 monthly views on their blogs.
Alabado said he was really impressed with the delegation of Singaporean bloggers noting that they really take good pictures. He hopes that the tour would leave a favorable impression among the bloggers which would greatly help in promoting Davao to the city-state.
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