Ugong Rock Community launches the first Bamboo Zip Bike
After the huge success of multi-awarded Ugong Rock, Barangay Tagabinet of Puerto Princesa, Palawan recently opened another tourist attraction that will surely entice tourists, both local and foreign.
The very first Bike Zip Line made of bamboo can now be found and enjoyed in Ugong Rock, together with two more traditional zip lines. Safety Officer of Zip Line Ramon Ortega ensured the safety of Bamboo Zip Line because aside from the safety harness worn by the bikers, this zip line is built with two cables.
“Magiging proud ulit ang mga Palaweno kasi kahit hindi tayo ang una sa zip bike, tayo naman ang una sa Pilipinas na gumamit ng Bamboo bike,” said Marlon Tamsi, Project Coordinator of Bantay Kalikasan Puerto Princesa.
[We, residents of Palawan, will once again feel proud because we might not be the first to launch Bike Zip Line in the Philippines, but we are the first to use bamboo.]
Launched in 2008, Puerto Princesa in Palawan is the first ecotourism site of Bantay Kalikasan, the environment arm of the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. Ugong Rock has become Bantay Kalikasan’s inspiration in developing model communities that harmoniously live with their environment. The launching of bamboo zip line adds up to Ugong Rocks’s gaining prestige as one of the go-to places for tourists.