"Sugbu" Province of Cebu by monina_c

Province of Cebu Travel Guide: 698 reviews and 1,903 photos

Old One

Somebody once told me that Cebu City has the oldest continuously used public market in the Philippines. That is the market in Colon Street which is also said to be one of the oldest street. :D

From the official website of the City Government of Cebu:

Cebu was known to be the enterprising and fishing village back in the days of the Chou-Ju-Kua and long before Magellan came to the Philippines in 1561. Sugbu, as the village was intimately called, had commerce relations with foreign merchants like those from Europe, Asia and even old Cathay. These merchants gave Cebu various names as ZUBU, ZEBU, SEBU and SIBUY.

BTW, after much googling I finally found out that Cebu comes from Sugbu, meaning "riverbank".

Here's a good link to visit for additional information regarding Things to Do in Cebu

Night Lights

The city lights of Cebu is a mesmerizing sight specially from the vantage point of Tops. My only complaint is that the facilities up there are not that developed yet.

Fuente Osmena

Fuente Osmena is a picturesque rotonda in the center of Cebu City. Early morning finds joggers and older people doing their tai-chi in the mini-park that surrounds the monument.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Walker friendly, good cheap food, friendly Cebuanos
  • Cons:Urban sprawl like Manila
  • Last visit to Province of Cebu: Sep 2004
  • Intro Updated Jun 25, 2007
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2010 at 4:35 AM

    Too bad about the "urban sprawl like Manila" -- but otherwise Cebu sounds very nice.

  • TheTravelSlut's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2007 at 5:58 PM

    Excellent Cebu pages Monina. I find it amusing that a Beverly Hills is here also. Ann, The Travel Slut

  • sakikot's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2007 at 11:30 PM

    Thanks for the tips:D I was surprised that I have visited your Cebu pages last September!

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2007 at 10:10 PM

    Great page on Cebu. Can't imagine taking a 22 hour boat trip there. I get seasick :) Almost went to Cebu but instead flew to Boracay. SL

  • Aopaq's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2007 at 9:09 PM

    Thanks for your great pages and info ! I hope to visit Cebu and meet my foster child one day. Seeing your photos gives me even greater incentive.

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Sep 26, 2006 at 6:31 PM

    great tips. thanks for sharing. :-)

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