Before we finally leave Tacloban for Manila I went to Introduce Bulan to the maritime-tradition of Waraywaray people. Aboard a motorboat we went to Sinapdan island.
During the ten minute boat ride to Sinapdan from the port of Tacloban City I told stories and myths to my four-year old Bulan about the Waraywaray people who were once noble maritime traveler of the precolonial Sri Vijaya (Visayas) and Butuan Kingdom. The Waraywaray people who were among the Nusantao traversed from the Pacific to Africa.
Sinapdan is an islet adjacent to the port of Tacloban City. It is a ten minute boat ride from the big city. Inhabitants of this islet make a living by providing tourists and vacationists accommodation and services. The islet is once surrounded by corral reefs, however, dynamite fishing destroyed the reefs and washed the corals ashore that it is now difficult to stroll the shore on barefoot.
If you want to imagine apocalypse and at the same time understand the noble past of the Waraywaray people visit Sinapdan Island!