What do you all think of this?
MidwayHaven at Sucks posted this:
they came to John Hay, here in Baguio City (eta: Philippines) ...and I was just around the corner.
Here is some more info:
Camp John Hay (CJH) is Baguio's most popular destination. A beautiful resort in the mountains it features a golf course, hotels, shopping & a convention center, among other attractions.
This former rest and recreation facility of the U.S. Armed Forces is older than the city itself. For almost the whole of the 20th century it is what made Baguio City in the Philippines "Little America."
In 1903 Camp John Hay was designed as the rest & recreational facility for the US Military and Department of Defense in the Far East.
The facility, which was named after U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt's Secretary of State, was used by the Japanese as a concentration camp for American and British soldiers during WWII. It was also used as their military head-quarters when General Yamashita moved up north from Manila towards the end of the Japanese Occupation of the Philippines.
This 690-hectare property was finally turned over to the Philippines 1991 upon the expiration of the R.P.-U.S. Bases Agreement. From 1991 to 1997 Filipinos ran the former U.S. Air Force recreational facility for the first time as a resort, operating all the popular and familiar spots as close to the originals as possible: 19th Tee, Halfway House, Mile-Hi, Lone Star, Main Club.
Since 1997 it has been in the hands of a private developer on a long term lease. It boasts of private vacation houses, hotels and lodging facilities, including the most popular Baguio hotel, Camp John Hay Manor, a shopping center called Mile-Hi Center with numerous restaurants and stores, and a newly-built convention center. Jack Niclaus redesigned what is literally the coolest golf course in the Philippines into a competition golf course that continues to host the annual Fil-Am Golf Tournament.
The Philippine government has retained a portion of the property and maintains the Historical Core featuring a museum at the Commander's Cottage, Bell Ampitheater, a Butterfly Sanctuary. And the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) runs Igorot Lodge.
Recreational activities include an EcoTrail, Picnic Grounds, Mini Golf, Pony Rentals, Paintball & Wall Climbing.LINK