Enjoying the Nuvali lakeside

One of the major come-ons of Nuvali for me has always been the man-made lake.

When I first heard about it in 2007, I immediately had a vision of our very own lakeside/ mini-waterfront promenade in the Philippines, similar to Singapore’s Harbour Front/Vivo City.

Forward to 2012, less than 5 years hence, and the lake is still the first thing that catches my eye every time I enter Nuvali.

It now occupies 4 hectares, which is admittedly smaller than what I had hoped for (original plan set it at 8 hectares), but the view, especially when taken in with Mt. Makiling in the background, is stilling.

Around Nuvali January 29, 2012 (9)

Even without thinking about it, I always slow down whenever I drive along this area.

It’s not surprising that others have discovered this quieting spot as well, making weekend picnickers a regular sight around the lake.

Around Nuvali January 29, 2012 (7)

Around Nuvali January 29, 2012 (12)

I got to really walk around the Nuvali lake for the first time during the Venare Section J launch last Sunday, and was happy to take in the fresh air (fresh talaga! It was cold and thin, almost wispy–as opposed to being thick and heavy).

Venare Section J Launch Feb5,2012 (17)

Venare Section J Launch Feb5,2012 (12)

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Venare Section J Launch Feb5,2012 (8)

Venare Section J Launch Feb5,2012 (5)

The tented area shows where the Shalani-Roman wedding reception was held earlier this year.

Venare Section J Launch Feb5,2012 (22)

Think five, ten, twenty years from now, what do you see surrounding this lake?
 

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