The crystal clear river of Barangay Nabaoy, Malay, Aklan
Unbeknownst to many, Boracay is part of the municipality of Malay, which is a region of Aklan. Most of the time, tourist who came from the Caticlan airport or the Ro-ro ferries are immidiately whisked away to the famed Boracay Island. Little do they know that the province of Malay has more to offer than its white sands.
Sumptous food from Chicken Inasal and Music courtesy of the local Tambuli group.
Just 30 minutes drive from the airport going to Barangay Nabaoy, and a very very short hike, you’ll reach the crystal clear waters of Nabaoy, the water source of Boracay. Food prepared by The Chicken Inasal Resto of Boracay (located at D’mall) was already waiting and the amazing instrumental performance of a local Tambuli group greeted us. Mayor Cawiling and the organizers really did an amazing job setting up the place.
Lunch through a running river.
It was just amazing having lunch in the middle of the river while our feet are submerged under the cool waters. Hey! I even get to wash my hands instantly after devouring all the food there. Hehehe.
Locals watching us by the river.
Many of us would have dipped in the deeper portions of the river, but it felt like being a goldfish in a fish bowl with all the local spectators looking from all directions.
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.