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Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm

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Irawan_, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good43%
  • Average24%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“normal life” (4 reviews)
“buy something” (4 reviews)
“for sale” (10 reviews)
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Irawan_, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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"normal life"
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"buy something"
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"for sale"
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"rice"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Check out this detention Centre where prisoners are practically free to roam. They can be seen busy doing their chores and other activities . Found the place to be peaceful actually.

Thank alfredc466
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A not-so prison farm of the Philippines where inmates are given a second chance in life. They get to live the life of a free person. They had a chance to become entrepreneurs by selling their hand-made products as souvenirs. We came at the Penal...More

Thank alailaprincevaliant
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Iwahig is an open prison with about 5000 inmates who work on the fields. You can visit the main building and the prisoners will dance for you, expecting a small donation. There are many souvenirs for sale here. Afterwards you can go to Balsahan river,...More

Thank palawanismyhome
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

I loved swimming in the cool waters of the river. Bathroom is scary for westerner's standards. The gift shop is awkward with prisoners on your face trying to sell you stuff. It was uncomfortable. Don't care for the boy band. People go for the history...More

Thank Josephine M
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We did not have the chance to go inside but learned some interesting facts about the place through our tour guide and the friendly prison guard out front.

Thank cheri0504
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Something different to do in the city, worth a visit.. very surreal experience but good! We got a tricycle there and he was hesitant at first he hadn’t been there, was about 35 mins from the centre. We drove in An was unsure were to...More

Thank Pippa R
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Interesting place. Maybe a little bit made for the tourist but still interesting. Maybe it is better to take time and walk around. Our driver was rushing us and I would have wanted to see more than the park area.

Thank EmppuL
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Having read reviews beforehand, I was intrigued to see what was coming and quite anxious about us being three 22 year old girls heading into a male prison. I could not have felt more safe, and more welcomed by the guys. They were really so...More

Thank Hailey C
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Stayed in Puerto Princesa, and used a afternoon to to visit the Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm, an experience due to you, really meet the inmates, some of them had killed, others done drugs crime. Many been there for more then 20 years. We talked...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

must go there and see how murderers live their life! a childhood dream come true! I was talking to murderers 🤓🤓 they cooked lunch for us!

Thank Berta46Adrienn46
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Pippa R
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Response from JIMMI_THAI | Reviewed this property |
No entry payment, but you Can pay for some food for the people there, and for the dance show 😁
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Janellie J
1 March 2017|
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Response from Lyn B | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure i understand the question
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Winnie061089
19 October 2016|
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Response from amylindsay226 | Reviewed this property |
Hay sorry took me so long to get back I would just visit and saw one of the guards and someone would be able to help... might be a website u can go to to see if there is a contact number
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