Balungis Weaving Center | Things to do in Malapatan-Sarangani

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Handloom Weaving and Garments Making is that Moro women weave garments traditionally known as malong using cloth fibers in a handloom machine. This cultural site is located at barangay Tuyan formed by Balungis Women Association with at least eighteen regular and trained weavers. They also accept made to order garments. Other crafts produced are bags, pouches, and shawls.
Balungis Women’s Association is a group of women in Balungis, Tuyan, Malapatan where they are active in making and weaving clothes. Some of their finish product are exported as far as USA, Japan and Europe.
Open: Open Everyday
Address: Barangay Tuyan,, Malapatan, Sarangani
Fee: N/A
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Nearby attractions

Sarangani Bay
11.59 km away

Sarangani Bay is a bay located on the southern tip of Mindanao in the Philippines. It opens up to the Celebes Sea on the Pacific Ocean. Sarangani Bay is one of the best dive sites in the Philippines where one can enjoy vast underwater flora and fauna. The site is known even to foreign tourists. Depending on the location of your dive, you will find a wide variety of hard and soft coral, huge gorgonians, sponges and an endless array of reel life. Pelagics are also a common site. More specifically, you can expect to see turtles, rays, rainbow runners, groupers, snappers and patrols of sergeant majors. The majestic Napoleon Wrasse is also frequently seen on the house reef. As always the reef critters are around to keep you company. The clown fish, angel fish, parrot fish and many shell fish.

General Santos City Fish Port Complex
17.25 km away

Capture moments with gigantic tuna, Gensan’s pride at Gensan Fishport. This 32- hectare facility boasts of worldclass amenities that supplies sashimi-grade tune to the world. 

Sarangani Highlands Garden
17.75 km away

Sarangani Highlands is located on a hilltop overlooking Sarangani Bay. It has an awesome view of both the sea, downtown Gensan and majestic Mt. Parker and Mt. Matutum on a clear day.In 2006, the owners saw the property and bought it because of the splendid view on a hilltop. The garage of Labella Hospital was full of landscaping materials like boulders, plants and wood collections. One of the owners urged the two doctors, who loves landscaping so much,to begin putting indigenous structures and start landscaping the place. As they continued to beautify the place with their own ideas of landscaping and architectural design, residents of General Santos City frequent the place to relax. Hence, the three owners, decided to open the restaurant, named it Sarangani Highlands Garden, named after Sarangani Bay, on July 8, 2007.While in Sarangani Highlands, you get really closer to nature. It takes great pride in its beautiful landscaping. Lush plants, flowers and a neatly trimmed lawn welcome you upon entering the garden. You will surely forget all your troubles when you breathe in the fresh air and fill your senses with the spectacular view.

Where to stay

Dolores Tropicana Resort
Hotels and homes
17.61 km away

Dolores Tropicana Resort is one of the premier resorts in General Santos City. Its geographical location makes it an ideal place to welcome guests when visiting the Tuna Capital of the Philippines.

The “Bakhaw” Hall and the open Hall are perfect for banquets, parties, meetings and conventions. Enjoy the delicious sea foods, fresh fruits and Filipino dishes which are best shared with family and friends at the Seafront restaurant. It also has 34 fully air-conditioned guestrooms, equipped with cable TV, IDD/NDD telephone, hot and cold shower, and free Wi-fi internet connection. It has 117 open cottages with a Spa area named “Amuma” – perfect for relaxation with the feeling of cold breeze from Sarangani Bay.

Kids will enjoy playing and swimming at the Kiddie pool. The wide beach area is just right for any outdoor activities for a larger crowd. The scenic beauty of sunrise will be experienced when you decided to stay overnight. This resort is one of the best choices for outdoor relaxation.

Anchor Hotel
Hotels and homes
17.65 km away

Since 1993, Anchor Hotel has been one of the eminent hotels ever built in the heart of General Santos City with an overlooking view of the beautiful Sarangani Bay. It will take you about 23kms (approximately 30-minute ride) from General Santos City International Airport. It has also an easy access to the downtown business centers and government offices.

The new Anchor Hotel is a five-storey building inspired by maritime concepts mixed up with the touch of modernization without even leaving the rich culture of the city. It provides exemplary services to all guests – both locally and even worldwide. It has 40 well-styled accommodating guestrooms situated at the 3rd and 4th level of the building. The rooms are equipped with flat screen cable TV, IDD/NDD telephone, hot and cold shower, and free Wi-fi internet connection. A very calming ambience of coffee shop at the ground floor and fully air-conditioned and soundproof function rooms with the relaxing view of the Sarangani bay and the busy city. This is a perfect place to dwell in while in Gensan.

Dolores Hotel
Hotels and homes
17.73 km away

Hotel Dolores, along Santiago Boulevard, is one of the city’s premier business hotels. It provides affordable yet reasonable rates for business travellers who want budget accommodation.

The hotel has 41 fully air-conditioned, modest guestrooms designed for your utmost delight and comfort. It is fully equipped with cable TV, IDD/NDD telephone, hot and cold shower, and free Wi-Fi internet connection. The rooftop will give you a view of the very calm Sarangani bay and the very busy city of General Santos. Function rooms are available for parties, seminars and meetings. Appetizing menu which is best enjoyed at the “Alta Veranda” restaurant located at 5th floor. This is probably one of the best choices to stay while in GenSan.

Getting there and around

Barangay Tuyan,, Malapatan, Sarangani

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