The Observation Deck - SRP, Cebu City
I am not sure if the place has an official name but if I were to be asked, I call this the SRP Observation Deck. SRP stands for South Road Properties that link the cities of Talisay and Cebu. SRP is some of the most notorious danger zones in Cebu due to some vehicles running beyond speed limits.
The SRP Observation Deck is situated a few meters away from SM Seaside City, one of the biggest malls here in Cebu Province. (Free MyBus Ride from BDO Fuente Osmena to SM Seaside and Vice Versa)
|SM Seaside City is a few meters away from the observation deck|
The site is my favorite hangout place and stopover on long distance southern trip (I am from the north), perfect for R&R. If you are a local who have not come across this place or if you are a foreigner traveling from the southern towns of Cebu to the northern towns and vice versa, the non-stop blow of fresh air is what makes this place a perfect stopover.
RELAX AND UNWIND
You can do just about anything there, sit down, relax, chat with your loved ones, eat some food (if you're hungry) and enjoy the breath of fresh air. Yes, you can bring food there but as always, please don't litter, consider the environment. Benches are aplenty there but we normally use the concrete "benches". When we went there, the wastes were accumulated on the side (which I suppose must be coming from the other side), so be responsible, throw your garbage properly.
The downside here is that there are no toilets, so you need to answer the call of nature before going there, otherwise, go to SM Seaside which is just a walk away from there. Obviously, the reason why toilets are not installed there is because this is just a transient place for your ultimate destination.
KASADYA SA SRP
At nighttime, Kasadya sa SRP comes to life but on occasional basis only. It happens every December and if my memory served me right, it lasts until February. If you love carnival rides, you will certainly add this to your list. There are several food stalls outside of the carnival and some local bands performed there as well. (This is just a step away from the Observation Deck and when this is opened during December, public toilets are provided)
Here's our video (Dedicated to the best mother one can ever have. We miss you Nay!)