Oh well, I would love to share how my face looks like when a sudden suggestion that sound like someone who sing in out of tune tone of voice. If only I could draw I will surely do it, but hey, I’m not as talented as you believe I am. I was eventually shocked when my pretty cousin Evelyn Wanan suggested to check Lemobung Lodge in Lake Sebu for only PHP60 a day that’s around 1.2USD. Who would have not shocked by that? I don’t even think that there’s an accommodation that really cost so cheap as cheap as 60PHP.
It was already dark when I reach Lake Sebu while marking my number of visits to this beautiful place. I remember that I took my pen and marked my notes as a 4th visit in Lake Sebu and every time I go back here I discover more of an interesting thing that this place offers.
By the price itself, I was expecting that this might not as a good as I’m anticipating it to be. I was proven wrong though, the minute I step in its door, I was greeted with a limpid smile of a caretaker as it appears to be so comforting. The place is quite big, they have a space for their guests while waiting, a conference room and they also served catering services.
I was with my cousins during my stay here, we had the big room with 5 individual beds and we were four, so there was a vacant bed where we have placed our things. The room is quite big, there’s also a toilet room where I see it really clean. The room is built from a bamboo and the walls were adorned with a traditional mat used as a sleeping mat of Tboli. The ceiling is truly a well designed, unique and beautifully created from a bamboo slat. The room doesn’t have an air conditioned since Lake Sebu is really a cold place. I wasn’t truly expecting that Lemobung Lodge offers a panoramic view until the morning comes.
I was lulled to a deep slumber until I heated up the next morning with an astounding view waiting for me. I open my window and I was left in awe as I have viewed the stunning lake greeting me calmly. The environmental essence with a natural beauty from outside have called me peacefully, so I went out the room and ran outside to witness the panoramic view. I was greeted by the morning breeze kissing my surface while the jaw-dropping scene of Mount Matutum is simply amazing. It was as if, I am gazing at the beautiful edited photo with a magnificent view of the lake and the Mount Matutum as a backdrop.
This is what Lemobung Lodge can offer to every guest, aside from experiencing the traditional backpacker stay, you’ll be captured to the stunning scenery that have merely waited and resting outside of your room. You can never experience a cheap accommodation with an amazing view from another place, but only here at Lemobung Lodge.
The Lemobung lodge is under the management of Local Government Unit of Lake Sebu South Cotabato.
Address: Purok Pag-Asa, Poblacion Lake Sebu, South Cotabato.
Catering Services, Weddings, Trainings and Seminars, Birthdays, Debuts,Conferences and Meetings, Baptism, Anniversary, Rooms for overnight
Conference Room and Function Hall
(Good for 2 person) – PHP60/pax
(Good for 3 person) – PHP60/pax
(Good for 5 person) – PHP60/pax
(Good for 2 person) – PHP300
Rooms are not air-conditioned
VISION: A tourist destination with a competitive market and providing quality facilities for client satisfaction.
MISSION: To accommodate its clientele system with a core value of utmost respect with best and quick acting services for customer benefits and satisfaction.
HOW TO GET THERE
General Santos City is the usual jump off point to Lake Sebu. From General Santos City’s Bulaong Terminal, ride a nonstop bus (Yellow Bus Line), bound to Marbel (Koronadal City). The travel time is around 1 hour and PHP75 fare. Upon arriving at Marbel terminal, ride a bus going to Surallah with a Php35 fare and half an hour of travel time. At Surallah terminal, ride a Van going to Lake Sebu and has a 45 minutes of travel and Php45 of fare.
GOING AROUND LAKE SEBU
Habal-Habal or motorbike is the primary mode of transportation around the town, minimum fare is PHP15 or you can rent a motorbike for your convenience that’s roughly around Php200-300, depend on the places you want to visit.
OTHER PLACES TO VISIT IN LAKE SEBU.
*T’Daan Kini Falls
*School of Living Tradition (SLT)
*Divine Mercy Pilgrim
*Mobile signal of a major network is safe.
*No ATM in the town, bring cash with you.
*Big Hotels/Resorts accept Debit/Credit card.
*People are good and very kind.
*Immerse yourself in the rich culture of T’boli and learn their history as well. I advise you to learn some basic T’boli words.
*Please don’t leave your garbages anywhere, be responsible enough.
*There’s more to visit in Lake Sebu, if only you have time, I suggest you to ask the Locals and explore some of their hidden paradise.
I would like to offer my thanks to my cousin Evelyn Wong and his husband for helping me a lot on this sojourn. I as well would like to thank my cousin, Miss Genelyn Wanan for the fellowship. Thank you also to Panoy, Dodoy, CJ and Princess for allowing me to bond with you guys. I am so glad to be able to meet you all again.