Manila Hotel Postcard from Northwest Airlines

Manila Hotel was featured by foreign airline companies since the iconic hotel opens for business more than a century before. Many heritage advocates regard this landmark as national patronage.

This is comparable to Raffles hotel in Singapore, Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand among others.

Manila Hotel is still in business for more than century. Cardinell Vincent is just one of the company which featured this landmark few years after this was built. Early photographers also used real photo postcards and sold them to tourists, postcard collectors and curio collectors .

Unknown to some, There are thematic collectors which collects postcard, stamp and photo of this iconic hotel not just fellow Filipinos but foreigners from different parts of the globe. They also hunt for other collectibles items like matchboxes, table napkins, tickets, letterheads, key chains, pencil or even souvenir items with the hotel logo.

Northwest Airline Postcard

Northwest Airlines is one of the biggest network of airline companies in the world. Until its subsequent absorption by Delta airlines in 2008. But during the heydays of international travel, Northwest airlines have several destination flights to Asia like Bangkok, Busan, Hong Kong,Kaohsiung,Seoul, Singapore, Taipei,Tokyo and even Manila.

The airline company issued some postcards in these major cities and among the landmark featured in their postcards was the iconic Manila Hotel.

This postcard was issued between late 1950’s to early 1960’s by the company. The airline company also featured some Philippine landmarks like Quiapo church during their operation.

Back Portion

The back side had a short written history on the landmark and have a portion where one can affix stamp.

Manila Pearl Of the Orient” is fast regaining its pre-war beauty and charm. The Manila Hotel, among others is restored almost fully to its former elegance. Stores and native shops, swimming pools,tennis courts, golf courses and beautiful vistas of tropical splendor will make your Northwest Airlines Philippine holiday a never-to-be- forgotten experience. ( printed in the USA) Kodachrome. With code PF 16-N

This was purchase several months ago during a big sale at an online site. The postcard cost was just $1.99 with a shipment fee of $2.99.

According to an online friend, this postcard used to be commonly sold in many flea market bazaar just few years ago. He was able to purchase the Northwest airline postcard for just few US cents.

Note: the price quoted in this blog was the actual purchase of the author in the online selling site. Prices may differ from time to time and cannot be use for comparing the market value.

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Philippine Orchid Society exhibit at the 12th Asia Pacific Orchid Congress

Impact Forum at Impact Exhibition,  Bangkok- Thailand

The Asia Pacific Orchid conference was initiated in 1984. One of the founding members is professor Rapee Sagarik ( He is known to be the Father of Thailand Orchid Industry).


It aims to achieve an international cooperation for trends in development and conservation of orchids in Asia Pacific region. The 1st conference started in 1984 in Japan and has been held  in different countries rotated among member countries in APOC community every three years.

In 1992, Thailand hosted the 4th conference which was organized in Chiang Mai,
where Maejo University took the main responsibility hosting the event. In 2010, Professor Rapee Sagarik, an ornamental plant advisor of the department of agriculture, foresaw particularly benefit for being the host of the conference.

The department of Agriculture then submitted a project to the Thailand Ministry of agriculture and cooperation and Asia Pacific Orchid Committee. The committee has recognized the potential of Orchid Thailand and therefore agreed that Thailand will host the 12th Asia Pacific Orchid Conference (APOC)  from March 19th-27th, 2016.

The Philippine Orchid Society exhibit booth -Photo courtesy of Mr. Ray Ong

The Philippine Orchid Society was represented by the team of Ms. Vangie Go ( President ) Mr. Andres Golamco Jr. , Ms. Alily Galo and Mrs. Baby Alarcon . The exhibit showcased a traditional nipa hut ( bahay kubo ) with carabao horn , native orchid species like sanggumay or Dendrobium anosmum, Asplenium musifolium and orchid hybrids  as part of the landscape exhibit.

Aside from Philippine Orchid Society , There are also some Filipino delegates from other plant societies like Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. among others.

For more information about the current exhibition , Please try to visit the link:

Facebook Page: APOC2016

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Horti-ASIA 2012

poster of the event

(NEO ) The leading exhibitor in Thailand with over 20 years of experience  is proud to present to the general public an international trade show of horticulture and floricultural production and processing named Horti ASIA 2012.

This prestigious event will be held from May 9 to 11, 2012 at the BITEC Exhibition Halls, Bangkok, Thailand, welcoming over 250 horticultural breeding, propagating, and producing companies and more than 8,000 buyers in the same categories around Asia-Pacific region.

The Philippines’ horticulture has always been an area of our interest, and this gives us an opportunity and all the reasons to do a special event in Manila.

In this milieu, we are inviting you and your office to attend and be part of our official Press Kickoff Conference. This press conference–buffet will be held on February 10, 2012 at the Sulô Riviera Hotel, Diliman, Quezon City, starting at 10AM onwards. We will be sending you an official invitation letter, invitation card and tentative agenda not later than January 2012 to follow up with our request.

For other inquiries or more information, please feel free to contact our Philippine press conference partner Valkyries, Inc., through Ms. Weng Santos, at +632-984-8138, mobile +63918-206-7257 or emails or We look forward to meeting and welcoming you to Horti ASIA 2012!





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