Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Balay Ti lli Marcos Museum & Mausoleum and Malacanang of the North

When you say Ilocos province, the Marcos family comes first in my mind. I’m sure everyone knows they are the most powerful and influential family in the country on their time.

My adventure to Ilocos will be completed if there's a visit tour in the Balay Ti illi Marcos Museum & Mausoleum and Malacanang of the North.

The Balay Ti lli Marcos Museum & Mausoleum is located in the town of Batac Ilocos. The town is also called as Marcos Town. Balay Ti lli is the President Ferdinand Marcos' ancestral house and it's off limits to the public.

Marcos Museum and Mausoleum is the place where you can find both memorabilia storage and the  resting place of Ferdinand Marcos. Inside the mausoleum, I saw the glass-encased coffin where Marcos' embalmed body lies. It is surrounded with beautiful white flowers. Honestly, I’m a bit afraid entering the place because the room is a lit dark and so quiet. The room has also a scary sounding mood music. The late President looks like a perfect wax. Is that his really body?  What do you think to those who’ve seen Marcos’ remains.

On the other hand, the Marcos museum displays memorabilia including paintings, photographs, books, Marcos replicas and others.

hmmm... do we look the same? hehe

MalacaƱang of the North also known in Ilocano as "MalacaƱang ti Amianan" is the official residence of the former President Ferdinand Marcos in Ilocos Norte. It is a two-storey mansion on a 5-hectare property in Suba,  with an overlooking view of the legendary Paoay Lake.

The rest house is actually birthday gift from former First Lady Imelda Marcos to Ferdinand Marcos’ 60th birthday. From then, it became their official residence in Ilocos Norte during the former President’s regime.

The style and design of the Malacanang of the North is very impressive. Actually the entire structure of the house is my dream home. I really like also the displayed elegant muebles on the living room including chairs and tables. Hopefully someday I can have a house just like the Malacanang of the North.

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