One summer day this year, we explored a dam nearby the land property we bought last year. This dam has been a talk at that time because of the specific business being put up in the area and how it has the possibility of becoming a tourist destination because of the peacefulness it brings to the table and so we decided to check it as we have never been there.
This place is called Masayag Dam. There's a fishpond being built here and so you'll notice there are ropes here and there to help the bamboo rafts. According to the president of the group of farmers in the area, they allow the breeding and farming of Tilapia because the dam provides the facility to get this business done and it would be helpful for the farmers as well as another source of income. However, they didn't expect that the start of Tilapia farming here had also opened to another opportunity which is tourism.
While we were at the dam, we noticed how peaceful it was, there were mountains behind it and the sky is also giving a contrasting reflection of the water body. A few weeks ago, there were others who took photos of themselves on a kayak paddling here and it brought a lot of noise on the internet, a lot of people started coming here and would want their photos while kayaking as well.
However, this place is not yet allowed to hold tourism activity because first, there's no approval from the local government, and second, those people who were kayaking were not in their best gear, they were not wearing any life jackets and so there are no protective measures for the safety of the visitors or guests. Thus, the said activity was stopped and there was an advisory that it is not allowed to kayak or do any tourism activity over there.
But I see a great opportunity, perhaps the group of farmers who are managing the dam is already working on making this a place for guests and visitors to relax and do some water activity. I hope so because such an activity is not yet available in our town, it would be nice to have a place where people can dine while watching the beauty of the waters.
About the video, my son was the main subject of it as we explored the dam. There were beautiful flowers blooming all over the place which made the place raw yet pretty. Just a few developments, this would be a good place to chill and relax.
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