|Kalsangi Golf Course with Pine Trees on the Foreground|
The first stop of our tour is the 10,000-hectare Dolefil Plantation in Polomolok, South Cotabato, where we were not only greeted by a seemingly endless plantation of pineapples as well as a clearly imposing welcome from the majestic Mt. Matutum but also by a surprising ambience that one would usually expect from cold and lofty places. Indeed, it was a pleasant surprise to have seen a vast setting further beautified by plants, such as Norfolk pine trees and Macademia trees, which are typically seen in high locations.
|Mt. Matutum Shying Away Behind the Clouds|
After taking in the view as we went on our way to the exclusive Kalsangi Clubhouse, we were then welcomed by the lovely Gwyn Ebol, the company's Communications Superintendent, as well as the very charming Aethan Yting, Dolefil's Planner at its Central Logistics Department.
We were toured around the clubhouse and were then informed that the only people allowed here are Dolefil's big bosses and staff, some of whom actually reside just within the huge territory of the plantation.
|Kalsangi Tennis Court|
Aside from the restaurant and the conference room found in the clubhouse, you'll be also welcomed by a tennis court, a swimming pool and a 9-hole golfcourse, which comes as one of the reasons why Kalasangi remains to be one of the top destinations of many golf aficionados and businessmen traveling to Polomolok.
|Kalsangi Golf Course|
After a photo op and a quick get-to-know moment with the other bloggers, we were invited for a sumptuously healthy lunch, wherein we fed on fresh fern salad, fish, pork and of course, pineapple desserts.
|Kalsangi Conference Room|
|Kalsangi Lunch Buffet|
|Kalsangi Lunch Buffet|
Following lunch, we started on a rather long drive towards what seems to be the middle of the plantation, where we were introduced to Domingo Poliquit. He provided a brief lecture about Dolefil's local produce and even gamely showed us on how to slice a pineapple like a pro.
|Mr. Poliquite Peeling a Pineapple|
Of course, no one really got this technique, which is similar to how sidewalk vendors slice the fruit, but I guess all of us were simply waiting for that particular pineapple to be served. As expected, this was sweet-tasting and offers nothing close to the odd, itchy sensation that one usually gets on the tongue when eating such fruit.
|Slices of Ultra-Fresh Pineapple|
Finally, below is a quickie video/slideshow presentation shot and arranged by Mr. Yting, who was surprisingly a blogger as well, as he introduced each blogger and shown a preview of our experience at the Dolefil Plantation, Polomolok, South Cotabato.
Hotels in Polomolok, Philippines