DUMAGUETE AT NIGHT
Dumaguete is the capital of Negros Oriental. The name Dumaguete is actually derived from the word dumaguet / daggit, meaning to swoop or snatch, because centuries ago the town was constantly attacked by pirates.
It’s a university town because of the presence of different universities and colleges. The most popular is Silliman University, the first Protestant school in the country built in 1901 and was named after its founder, Dr. Horace B. Silliman.
Rizal Boulevard is one of the most famous landmarks in the province. Obviously, it was named after our National Hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal. It has been said that he had a brief visit here before departing to Dapitan. For me, it has a resemblance of Roxas Boulevard in Manila Bay, only shorter but less noise and pollution.
At night, the boulevard fronting the old Silliman Hall turns into a native food market called Tempurahan. There are stalls that sell street foods like squid balls, kikiam, balut and a local fish meal called tempura. It got its name from the Japanese version because it is also deep fried and coated with batter. I enjoyed eating here because of the good local vibe.
Gears: Panasonic Lumix LX5
Settings: 24mm, 30 secs, f8, ISO 80, 16:9 mode