Normally, I’m not a fan of the overdone industrial-style look. But I quite liked the grungy interiors of this microbrewery and restaurant, probably because it suited the architecture well. Characteristics of traditional shophouses include high ceilings and a narrow, long layout… Something quite rare here.
Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting Prado Farms in the Pampanga province of the Philippines.
It has a five-hectare land size, and is part of what used to be a sugar cane plantation. The owner bought it over in the 1970s, and today it is a self-sustaining organic and free-range farm.
It has accommodation, as well as a restaurant with a farm-to-table concept serving up delicious wholesome and nutritious nosh.
I really loved the rustic, natural look of the farm, it’s greenery and open spaces. It isn’t fancy, but it is beautiful; with an unpretentious charm to it – being one of those amazing places that embrace nature, as well as age gracefully. It reminded me of why I like old places and objects that seem to tell stories.