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Old 20th April 2018, 07:22 AM
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Hey Joe wrote "I wouldn't classify it as a Tourist attraction. One can ride by the gate near the main road and that's it"

You can book guided tours on their facebook page.

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It is very clean and orderly Gary, but rather like living in US or Australia, over governed somewhat I think.
Hard to find a 'happy medium'

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Hey Joe wrote "I wouldn't classify it as a Tourist attraction. One can ride by the gate near the main road and that's it"

You can book guided tours on their facebook page.
I just looked. Interesting, I may have to check it out the next time I'm in the area.

https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/nuc...er-plant-tour/

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I do believe there are no dogs, chickens or karoke on top of Mt. Mayon. But, you will hear a rumble from time to time. hahaha Just kidding. I feel for you about the noise. I had same problem. I never experienced so much noise until coming to Philippines. The places with less noise would be in a gated community that does not allow chickens in there and has noise clause in the lease. It is better to be in the middle of the subdivision and not close to the outside walls.

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Yes Gary, I am spending a few days there now, but after being lost in Subic 2 days ago when I got here and after 10 minutes got pulled over for 'illegal left turn', I thought I was back in Oz!!!
I guess the question is, did you really make an illegal left turn? They do have some stupidly engineered intersections that make it easy to be fooled.

Most of us who live here want more enforcement, not less. The foolish driver's from Manila overrun the place on weekends and think they can drive the same way as they do in Manila. I'm happy to see them get pulled over.

If you live here and have a resident sticker, generally speaking, you won't be ticketed. Warnings only. I have been pulled over 4 times in 5 years (3 legit, 1 iffy) and have no tickets.

Radar is rarely used. They have a few motorcycle units that used to have them, but word is that they are broken right now. There is radar enforcement out out SCTEX, so keep it slow there. I have seen a lot of people pulled over at the exits.
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It is very clean and orderly Gary, but rather like living in US or Australia, over governed somewhat I think.
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Not sure how you will get what you seek without being "over-governed". Do you want enforcement of noise rules? Traffic rules? Trash in yards? Dog and rooster rules?
Broken down cars in yards?

I'm not suggesting Subic Freeport is good for all of these things. Far from it. However, the residential neighborhoods are far better than what I found in the other areas we looked at. With very rare exceptions, they are very quiet and family friendly.

When we did a scouting trip to Subic, Christmas 2012, we rode the Windstar up into West Kalayaan and just jumped off with a housekeeper we met on the ride. We still know her. She showed us a rental house she knew of. We ended up walking around the area, mid-day, and I knew I would live there. So quiet and nobody around during the day.

We moved into our first rental house in April 2013. After about 1.5 years we decided to move into a cheaper place to save a bit for buying our own long tern lease, which we did two years ago.


This video is the street in front of our second rental, which is the yellow end unit with the swing in the yard. It also happens to be about 2 blocks from where we jumped off that Windstar for the first time.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/v2dMt45oi3Yluciw1
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Not sure how you will get what you seek without being "over-governed". Do you want enforcement of noise rules? Traffic rules? Trash in yards? Dog and rooster rules?
Broken down cars in yards?

I'm not suggesting Subic Freeport is good for all of these things. Far from it. However, the residential neighborhoods are far better than what I found in the other areas we looked at. With very rare exceptions, they are very quiet and family friendly.

When we did a scouting trip to Subic, Christmas 2012, we rode the Windstar up into West Kalayaan and just jumped off with a housekeeper we met on the ride. We still know her. She showed us a rental house she knew of. We ended up walking around the area, mid-day, and I knew I would live there. So quiet and nobody around during the day.

We moved into our first rental house in April 2013. After about 1.5 years we decided to move into a cheaper place to save a bit for buying our own long tern lease, which we did two years ago.


This video is the street in front of our second rental, which is the yellow end unit with the swing in the yard. It also happens to be about 2 blocks from where we jumped off that Windstar for the first time.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/v2dMt45oi3Yluciw1
Whoops! Thanks Gary for letting me know. Mods, how come I can't edit my post?

Here is the correct link for the video of our street:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/nlPwlxqe0WdC9RAq1

Enjoy the other link too! Those are pictures of the Big Sur coastline in California, from my farewell tour in 2012. A friend is thinking about going there so I sent her that link.
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Whoops! Thanks Gary for letting me know. Mods, how come I can't edit my post?

Here is the correct link for the video of our street:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/nlPwlxqe0WdC9RAq1

Enjoy the other link too! Those are pictures of the Big Sur coastline in California, from my farewell tour in 2012. A friend is thinking about going there so I sent her that link.
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I guess the question is, did you really make an illegal left turn? They do have some stupidly engineered intersections that make it easy to be fooled.

Most of us who live here want more enforcement, not less. The foolish driver's from Manila overrun the place on weekends and think they can drive the same way as they do in Manila. I'm happy to see them get pulled over.

If you live here and have a resident sticker, generally speaking, you won't be ticketed. Warnings only. I have been pulled over 4 times in 5 years (3 legit, 1 iffy) and have no tickets.

Radar is rarely used. They have a few motorcycle units that used to have them, but word is that they are broken right now. There is radar enforcement out out SCTEX, so keep it slow there. I have seen a lot of people pulled over at the exits.
Hi Don,
Apparently I did, there was a car to my left in front of me, I just thought he was waiting at the flashing lights, I stopped and it was clear, I looked in my left mirror and he was just still sitting there, so I turned left into the street where the Royal Duty Free Store, thinking it was the road to get me to Olongapo, stopped at Roy to try and get further directions and he knocked on my window. They were ok, but it was a total waste of time, I was just obviously lost and they could have just told me what to do at these intersections and I would have been fine. I take on board what you are saying, which gives me a better view on the situation.
I know what you mean about driving outside there, it is much more orderly in the freeport zone. I deal with the other rubbish every day. Coming home from Subic a few days ago, after getting off the TPLEX just south of Rosario, all the rubbish and kamakaze behaviour started immediately!

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