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“Not bad for a free "Zoo"”
Review of Baluarte

Baluarte
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

I just always hear baluarte as associated with the name Singson. When we get to go at the Baluarte, it was a very huge area. And the surprising thing is, the entrance fee is FREE!. Not bad. We also get to ride on their mini calesa in which small horses are the ones running instead of the big horses. As payment, you can give any amount as you wish.
The place was great though because there are a lot of animals - snakes,tigers,birds,ostriches,etc. The other side of the field is still in progress of beautification so we get to explore more on the left side. Not badfor a tourist destination that is free.

Thank SAM11MAY20151
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

Last tourist attraction we went to. A public mini zoo with local and imported animals. You can have a visit without entrance fee to pay. But I think it is better for them to ask for an entrance fee from tourists for additional maintenance of the zoo and for additional food for the animals. The animals looks very hungry and thirsty, and they even look so tired. Lack of trees for animal shades. It would be much better if they will ensure safety and comfortability of the animals in it.

1  Thank Kathlene U
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Courtesy of Mr. Chavit Singson... He had a good idea in putting up this small paradise down in the north. It is one of the tourist attraction not only foreigners but also Filipinos. All free! Wow! Mr. Singson deserves a full respect. In this way he helped the community, too,

God bless and keep the good work, Sir!

Thank Beth R
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

a public zoo free for all to see. lots of ponies, small animals roam around the area. a nice place to past the time in.

Thank hlim34
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

it is like the private zoo of Mr. Chavit Singson, but what's nice is that he opened it to the public for free. Here you can see his tigers, small horses, ostriches, different birds, butterflies, and other animals. Not that large collection of different animal species, but it was a very nice trip around.

Tip: Go up to the end of the pathway (even though it's a hard and steep walk) and you will find the tiger's den/cage. You can come near the tigers for photos (although touch them if you dare!)

Thank Rohise
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