A Walk in the Park: New Washington, Aklan

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When we left Marie’s home, we headed to the famous Sampaguita Gardens, a place I once had a wonderful time exploring. That place made a mark in my heart when I fell in love with it 6 years ago. That time, it was this wonderful amusement park filled with tons of loveliness and delight all over the corner. There are museums, doll shops (awesome doll shop I dare say), a pool, lovely backyard, a pretty chapel, gardens, etc.

It was truly a wonderful place.

Only at the present, it’s no longer as charming as how it was before.


It was saddening, how that once amazing place turned out to be. I just hope that the management will be able to turn it back to its fantastic version in the future.

We didn’t let the sadness spoil our little trip though. We still got to enjoy what remains of the Sampaguita Gardens’ charm. Since the 50php tickets are consumable, we bought ourselves plenty of snacks: popcorns, brownies, butterscotch, and even ice cream. And we enjoyed the pleasant breeze of the sea at the back.


When we left, we headed to the multicab terminal going back to Kalibo. But when we hopped inside the multicab, we suddenly decided to well, hop out. It so happens that the church of New Washington and Cardinal Sin’s statue is just nearby and it would be a shame not to take a look around when we were right there. Getting off from the multicab, we then headed towards the park and had a nice leisurely walk.

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Once we satisfied ourselves with the views of the church, Cardinal Sin’s house, and the statue of him, we hopped on a tricycle which took us back to Kalibo. 🙂

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