Subangang Museum

Subangang Museum, Mati: Address, Phone Number, Subangang Museum Reviews: 4/5

Subangang Museum
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PDD-101
Davao City, Philippines62 contributions
Double pricing
Mar 2019
If your a foreigner you get double charged even if you are living and working in the area

The Admin staff barricade themselves in to there office filling the stairwell with chairs so you can not get to the office to complain

The security guard will not let you pass until they get the all clear that they are safe behind the barricade

Not acceptable for a country that hopes to get the tourist dollar
Written February 27, 2020
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Eka D
Makati, Philippines3 contributions
Subangan Museum
Nov 2018 • Friends
I love museums as it gives you more information about the places you are in. If you are the type of person who sought for the ethnicity of a place. Museums are the place to be.
Written June 13, 2019
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daphne-jem
Mandaluyong, Philippines109 contributions
Interesting
Jan 2019 • Family
The Subangan museum is interesting not an ordinary boring museum. The kids and teens enjoyed the visit.
Written February 1, 2019
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Zyna A
83 contributions
Exceptional! ❤️
Jul 2018 • Couples
I must admit that i am not a fond of museums but this one is an axception. I just love that they managed to make the place look lively and elegant. When i entered the museum the first thing that greeted me is a bone of sperm whale named Davor. They showcase not just about the history of the place but also its flaura and fauna in the area. The museum is exceptionally clean and well maintained.
Written September 6, 2018
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Grace B
Davao City, Philippines269 contributions
Informative and history- laden
Mar 2017 • Family
Subangan Museum gives you a rich informative history and culture of Davao Oriental.

Upon entering the white building , you will see the huge ( 53 ft long ) skeleton of a sperm whale which was found in the shores of Davao Oriental , thus , it got its name "Davor" or short for Davao Oriental.

What struck me the most is the room where pictures of the devastation which happened during the super typhoon "Pablo" ( Bopha) were displayed and the actual things that came from those places that were destroyed during the typhoon. Knowing how greatly those places were devastated and the many lives that were lost gave me some reflections about life and what we do to the environment.

"Subangan" means "where the sun rises"

You may reach this place via private car ( 3 -hrs drive) or you may ride a bus or van going to Mati. Ride a tricycle or "bao-bao" ( similar to tuktuk) in going to the museum.
Written July 26, 2017
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Arcee C
8 contributions
made me more aware of the beauty of davao
Jan 2017 • Solo
It was a bit small but the place was beautiful and very modern. You get to learn more about davao and find out more natural resources you can visit in every provinces.
Written January 26, 2017
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986piah
21 contributions
First Must Stop
Dec 2016 • Family
To be greeted by a complete sperm whale skeleton at the entrance promised a good experience already at the Subangan Museum.

Actually, to be greeted with airconditioning was the start of the experience what with the afternoon heat outdoors.

With a ramp running behind the sperm whale skeleton, and a second floor overlooking corridor, both abled and disabled alike could view the remains of the whale at various heights and angles.

More than just that ginormous centerpiece, the museum's two floors was an educational tour of Davao Oriental's history, attractions, natural resources, culture,
costume, dialect and its people.

Life sized walk thrus in a rainforest, across several waterfalls, dwarf trees on the mountain, into a cave and skimming across the various swim and surf beaches of this peninsular province made the Davao Oriental experience come alive. The videos under your feet in the rainforest display elicit additional wows.

After going thru the museum, we realised we should have made this our first stop of Davao Oriental with all the great info the Subangan Museum provided. Definitely, we came away with a much better appreciation for this province.

Apparently, a mark of a successful museum was the number of selfie sticks raised to click per minute. This museum certainly was clocking 'em.
Written December 29, 2016
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Pam B
Cebu City, Philippines19 contributions
Beautiful, well-maintained museum
Oct 2016 • Family
The facade of the museum building is enough to tell you that the inside is clean and well maintained. It isn't as huge as the other museums in the country but it does give you a glimpse of what Mt. Hamiguitan offers and more. You can also see Davor prominently displayed and a room dedicated to Typhoon Pablo. Well worth the price (P50 each for locals) but it would have been better if there was a guide to assist us. :D
Written October 15, 2016
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basteboi
General Santos, Philippines82 contributions
Know Everything About DavOr
May 2016 • Solo
entering the doors of the museum brings you to a new world, everything about Davao Oriental. you will be welcomed by a huge whale and leads you to the forests of the province for their unique flora and fauna, and feel the cold of their caves, the grainy sands of their beaches, the people and culture, history, the memories of Pablo and everything in between. it's a wonderful world in there.
Written September 29, 2016
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Ardee M
Makati, Philippines9 contributions
Impressive and Interactive
Jul 2016 • Solo
A whale skeleton - the centrepiece of the very modern museum! Great lighting and efficient use of technology to boot its display.

It is an interactive museum showcasing the mindanaoan culture and it's vast resources. Really worth the visit.

Entrance fee - P50
It's a short ride from the city center.
Written July 26, 2016
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