Salinlahi Park

puerto Princesa, Philippines • 2009

The Salinlahi Park of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines was built just before the rainy season in April 2009. It was the first park to be constructed on a Pacific island, and incorporated a black instead of a white pearl. The project was completed with the energic support of the Mayor of Puerto Princessa, Edward Hagadorn. The mayor had an enlightened enviromental record and saw the park as the first element in a future international environmental learning center. The dedication of the park was timed to coincide with an internatinal peace confrence organised by the World Council for Curriculum and Instruction, a San Diego-based NGO. 

The park was constructed by students from China, South Korea, Russia, the Philippines and the United States, and added new partner universities from both the Philippines and Korea, and was generously suppoted by the Rotary in both the U.S. and the Philippines.  

Key Organizations

  • Canvas International
  • City of Puerto Princesa
  • Ilan Leal Foundation
  • Mission Valley Rotary of San Diego
  • Puerto Princesa Rotary
  • University of California in San Diego International Relations of Pacific Studies Program
  • University of the Philippines, Quezon City - College of Architecture
  • Palawan State University