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Old 04-08-2014, 06:32 PM
 
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So there are more Australians who go to Malaysia. There are more tourist arrivals in Malaysia than the Philippines overall. But there are more Koreans and Americans who go to the Philippines and are more familiar with the Philippines. It's a matter of geography, historical and cultural ties, etc.
Right! Its just personal preferences, if Australians like Malaysia more then that's fine...But tourists sharing borders and numbers doubling the number like the SG 6 million pop 13 million visitors is just Anyway they are still tourist! Why don't we subdivide Phils and then we could increase our foreign visitors

 
Old 04-08-2014, 06:33 PM
 
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So there are more Australians who go to Malaysia. There are more tourist arrivals in Malaysia than the Philippines overall. But there are more Koreans and Americans who go to the Philippines and are more familiar with the Philippines. It's a matter of geography, historical and cultural ties, etc.
How many of those are Filipino Americans? The US has a lot of Filipinos, remember.

In Southeast Asia the Philippines is on the periphery both geographically and as a tourist destination. For some reason it seems ignored. Not saying it's right, that's how it is.
 
Old 04-08-2014, 06:35 PM
 
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Right! Its just personal preferences, if Australians like Malaysia more then that's fine...But tourists sharing borders and numbers doubling the number like the SG 6 million pop 13 million visitors is just Anyway they are still tourist! Why don't we subdivide Phils and then we could increase our foreign visitors
Crime and food are probably the two main things the Philippines has going against it really...
 
Old 04-08-2014, 06:35 PM
 
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How many of those are Filipino Americans? The US has a lot of Filipinos, remember.

In Southeast Asia the Philippines is on the periphery both geographically and as a tourist destination. For some reason it seems ignored. Not saying it's right, that's how it is.
And how many Koreans are of Filipino descent? Insignificant remember.
 
Old 04-08-2014, 06:39 PM
 
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Crime and food are probably the two main things the Philippines has going against it really...
Crime is not that high, food is not bad either. The problem with the foods in the Phils is more of a health concern rather than not palatable. Its more meaty compared to the neighbors more vegetarian foods. But I believe Filipino food is just as palatable and as craving to the mouth as theirs.
 
Old 04-08-2014, 06:43 PM
 
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Crime is not that high, food is not bad either. The problem with the foods in the Phils is more of a health concern rather than not palatable. Its more meaty compared to the neighbors more vegetarian foods. But I believe Filipino food is just as palatable and as craving to the mouth as theirs.
Well the perception of crime at least. It seems mostly in the larger cities. But can one walk around Cebu or something at night with no worries? I hear even Cebu has some dodgy areas.

Well I think the lack of spices too, and lack of variety...maybe some good home cooked stuff, but most people agree it's got the most lacklustre food in SEA.
 
Old 04-08-2014, 06:49 PM
 
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Well the perception of crime at least. It seems mostly in the larger cities. But can one walk around Cebu or something at night with no worries? I hear even Cebu has some dodgy areas.

Well I think the lack of spices too, and lack of variety...maybe some good home cooked stuff, but most people agree it's got the most lacklustre food in SEA.
No, one has to be careful anywhere. Metro area of Cebu has more than 2 million people, I don't know any city that size in any part of the world without any dodgy areas.
 
Old 04-08-2014, 06:49 PM
 
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Well the perception of crime at least. It seems mostly in the larger cities. But can one walk around Cebu or something at night with no worries? I hear even Cebu has some dodgy areas.

Well I think the lack of spices too, and lack of variety...maybe some good home cooked stuff, but most people agree it's got the most lacklustre food in SEA.
Hmmm you really is clueless
 
Old 04-08-2014, 06:51 PM
 
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No, one has to be careful anywhere. Metro area of Cebu has more than 2 million people, I don't know any city that size in any part of the world without any dodgy areas.
Well I walked around Bangkok and never felt unsafe. To some pretty quiet areas, I dunno if it has bad areas. Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo, all feel very safe to walk in despite being big cities.
 
Old 04-08-2014, 07:05 PM
 
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I am pretty sure the Philippines is more widely known internationally than Malaysia
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