When we were kids, we like spotting fun shapes in clouds that only us can probably see. Like when you spotted a flying bird shaped clouds and you point it to your friends but all they see is a star-shaped one, or they see nothing at all. Cause you know, we see things differently. BUT, these islands in the Philippines are so bizarrely shaped that you won’t need to try hard guessing their forms as their shapes are undisputable. Yes, out of 7,500 islands, there are some that will amaze the hell out of you! Take a closer look at these:
1. “Buto ni Kurakog”, a phallic-shaped island in Catanduanes, Bicol
Without the title, would you recognize its form? Abso-positively YES! It is probably the sexiest island in the world. Locals call this islet that has a phallic shape “Buto ni Kurakog” and has an interesting story. Locals believe that this islet is a symbol of the undying love of an immortal man named Kurakog for a mortal woman who lives in Bagamanoc. This sexy islet is a site of folk fertility rites for locals.
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2. Helicopter Island, El Nido, Palawan
It’s not a bird, not a plane… Oopps, wait, yes, it’s a plane! A helicopter! But without the propeller. This is Dilumacad, ladies and gents. A helicopter-shaped island situated near El Nido in Palawan. Though some people see this as a dolphin or a whale, many people agree that this really looks like a helicopter. It has an abundant rainforest and a 50-80 feet underwater cave can be seen on the northern side of the island.
3. Crocodile Island, Pangasinan
Our country is known for giant crocodiles like Lolong, a saltwater crocodile measured at 6.17 m (20 ft 3 in), and weighed 1,075 kg (2,370 lb). But hey, the largest crocodile in the world can be found in Pangasinan! This island got its name for an obvious reason. And it looks like the Crocodile Island is chasing the poor Turtle Island which can also be found in Hundred Islands, Alaminos Pangasinan.
4. Turtle Island, Pangasinan
Adorable. No need to think hard what form it creates. It obviously looks like a turtle!
5. Seco Island, Antique
Can you guess which part of the body this island named after? You guessed it right, a human elbow! Well, it’s name is a major clue.
6. Corregidor Island, Cavite
How about this one? This time, there’s no other clue but its shape. Can you guess? It’s, pretty easy, isn’t it? Corregidor Island is a tadpole-shaped island on the mouth of Manila Bay and is approximately 6.5 kilometers long, 2.0 kilometers at its widest and a total area of about 900 hectares (2,200 acres).
7. Snake-Island, El Nido, Palawan
Nope, this island doesn’t house snakes, so fret not. Locals actually name it Vigan Island, but tourists call it Snake Island because of its naturally S-shaped sandbar that slither to the mainland.
8. Marinduque, Mimaropa Region
Okay, last, but definitely not the least. This province is a heart-shaped island which is situated between Tayabas Bay in the north and Sibuyan Sea to the Strait. There’s this legend that the island of Marinduque was formed as a consequence of a tragic love affair between Mariin and Gatduke. Mariin’s father did not support their affair and ordered Gatduke’s beheading. But the couple sailed out to sea and chose to drown themselves than to be killed. And that’s how the island was formed. 🙂