|located at the Old executive building|
Whenever I hear the word Malacañan(g), I thought of the seat of power, the
rarely visited, most guarded structure in Manila and it became one of my goals in life,
to enter the premises at least of Malacañan(g) Palace. walk on one of its halls, and
admire the 1930s Tampingco narra carved furnishings, the look and feel of the executive
well thanks to the international museum month, an invitation was sent and a tour of its
premises was arranged.
Its an hour tour inside the Kalayaan Hall of the Malacañang Palace Complex. a tour
that needs a 1 week ahead request email and confirmation to be addressed to the
Malacañan Palace Museum. I met my friend I met a friend that works at the dept. of
budget and management Ms. Florence Littaua who grant me an opportunity to drive
inside gate 2.
The “common citizen” were given access to Malacañang Palace and its grounds
after the Edsa Revolution.
inside the museum itself. Visitors go through a security check and all camera phones
if you want a 3D view of the Presidential Museum and Library here is one done
by my friend Fung Yu.
here are some more pictures of the Museum
The Malacañang Museum is located in a handsome building which was built in the
1920’s ,the American colonial period. and called (old) Executive Building Maharlica
Hall during Marcos, and during Cory's precidency, the Kalayaan Hall.
the guide also discussed the architectural details of the palace from the chandelier to
the furnitures, fixtures and tanpinco wood carvings.
It was a truly splendid afternoon and very worth while. by the way if you are wondering
am not a tour guide, I'm just fond of history travels and today, I was also a visitor and
I got there with prior arrangements.
This is the contact details if you would like to visit. It would be best to check with
them and make the schedule with them too.
Tel: 784-4286 loc 4945, call any day between May 13 to 15, 2015
(Wednesday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
This is your LOVERBOY Dennis Signing out