"What is the Corregidor Island Souvenir E-Book?"
The Corregidor Island Souvenir E-Book is a compilation of one hundred sixty-three (163) colorful still photos, and pound-for-pound, is one of the best value-for-money souvenir items available. It can only be run on Windows XP systems (or higher), using Internet Explorer Version 7 or higher.
"So why would I want an e-book like this?"
The Corregidor Day Tour is by far, the one of the best-organized packaged tours in the country. Although it gives you a chance to visit the better-known locations and sights on the island, the tour is simply too short for you to get the right opportunities to click away, and get a sense of satisfaction from your picture-taking. More importantly, the e-book will help preserve your memories of the tour.
"What if I stay overnight?"
Still not enough. You can even try renting a vehicle to help you move around faster, but you'll find out that it's very hard to get the optimal weather and lighting conditions for all the sights/locations on the same day, or in the same season or time of the year, for that matter.
"I can go online and view a lot of other Corregidor photos."
Yes, there are lot of photos online, but the Corregidor Island Souvenir E-book is the only product that has a clickable map of the island that allows you get a geographical "lock" and feel of the island. Better yet, the registered version allows you to view all the photos, and install the fully-activated e-book in your computer, where you can go back to them anytime, and show them off to your friends and relatives.
"Is the ebook easy to use?"
Yes. The Corregidor Island Souvenir E-book is very easy to use. Its user-friendly design contains a colorful interface that is intuitive and fun. This also makes it possible for you to rapidly familiarize yourself with the island's general geography.
"Do you have a trial version?"
Yes, and we also have a Test Version of the e-book. This Test Version contains eleven photos/scenes (the ones show above), and is meant to give you an idea of how the e-book works, and how it will run on your computer.
"I have already made up my mind to purchase a license for the e-book. Do I still need to download the test version?"
Yes. The Test Version is likewise a pre-requisite to acquiring a license. The Test Version will give you a code number which you will be asked to type in sometime during the online registration process. You will not be able to complete the registration without this number.
"Where can I buy a copy of Corregidor Island Souvenir E-book?"
You can click here to get it from our official online reseller. This is the only place where you can (or should) buy the e-book online.
"How large are the e-book files?"
The Test Version is approximately, (2.3 megabytes in size) while the Registered Version is larger at 14,349kb (14.3 megabytes).
"Are the e-book files safe to use?"
Yes. Great care was used in developing the Corregidor Island Souvenir E-book. An isolated (no internet connection), stand-alone computer was used to develop it. Those with technical proclivities may want to check the files' integrity by comparing their digital "fingerprints" with hash values published in this website. You can click here to see these values. To be doubly sure, download these ebook files only from the official reseller, or in cases of necessity - the author himself.
What are the minimum requirements for running the e-book?"
This E-book can be run on any Desktop PC, laptop or notebook computer with a 1.6 Ghz CPU (or faster) with at least 125 Megabytes RAM, hard drive space of at least 256 megabytes, using a Windows XP operating system (or higher) and having Internet Explorer 7 (or higher). It can best be viewed using a screen resolution of 1366 x 768, 1024 x 720 or 800 x 600 . Since it does not contain any sound files, no sound card is required. For best results, please copy this E-Book on your computer's hard drive (C: drive), and run it from there.
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"May I use the images and text from the e-book?"
You will need the author's permission to use any or all of the text images in the ebook. If you have other questions regarding this, you may contact the author directly.
Pound for pound, Corregidor Island, the Fortress of Freedom - is the ultimate tourist destination in the Philippines. Accessible via an eighty-minute boat ride, the island boasts of numerous scenic vistas that are chock-full of historicity. Each location had its own role to play during the war, so by visiting each one and learning of its significance, you can glean the scale and power of the drama that made this island a legend of recent times.
Check out the awesome artillery of Battery Crockett, Battery Way, Battery Hearn, and Battery Grubbs and Battery Geary. See and feel the results of massive bombardment on these emplacements. Bomb craters, bullet holes, pulverized concrete and twisted metal will give you an idea of what Corregidor's gallant defenders had to go through.
Visit the ruins of the Mile-Long Barracks, Fort Mills Headquarters, Middleside Barracks, Officer's Row on Cheney Drive, the North and South Docks, and see how the old tram lines network interconnected these island facilities. During its heyday, the island had its own nine-hole golf course, officer's club, commissary, ice plant, and a full-sized cinema. Two large reservoirs with a combined capacity of four million gallons took care of the water requirements of the island.
Then, you can gaze in wonder at the incomparable spectacle of a view of Manila Bay from atop the Spanish Lighthouse. On a clear day, you can practically see the skyline of Metro Manila. After that,get an "in-depth" view of Malinta Tunnel, which had a network of over 24 laterals deep within Malinta Hill. This underground complex served as the seat of the Philippine Commonwealth during the siege. The complex included a 1,000-bed hospital, fuel tanks, communication and cryptography sections, sleeping quarters, and administrative offices. Malinta Tunnel was designed to be practically self-ventilating. A system of air shafts contributed to the natural ventilation.
Several monuments now stand on the island, most notable of which is the Pacific War Memorial with its Dome of Peace, and Monument of the Eternal Flame. There's also the Filipino Heroes' Memorial, the Filipino-Amercian Friendship Memorial, the Japanese Garden of Peace, the Wainwright Memorial, as well as statues of Manuel Quezon, Sergio Osmena, and Douglas MacArthur. You can also drop by the Pacific War Museum and feast your eyes on relics from that bygone era.
Because of its inherent terrain features and structures, Corregidor Island is a veritable theme park. It has lots of open spaces, and lends itself well to educational tours, hikes, nature appreciation, cycling, photographic jaunts, and other outdoor adventure activities.
Corregidor has four other smaller islands associated with it, namely Caballo, Carabao, El Fraile, and La Monja islands. These smaller islands are not shown in the e-book but It is worthy of mention that the Philippine Volcanology website lists the main island as Mt. Corregidor- a dormant volcano. The main head of the island, together with its semicircular tadpole-like shape and Caballo Island, form an atoll of sorts that could have once been the crater. Satellite photos of Mt. Mariveles in Bataan (only a few miles away North of Corregidor) show that it also has a large crater.
What is there to see in Corregidor
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