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Biñan is a city in Laguna.

UnderstandEdit

Biñan is mostly recognized as a major economic center of Laguna for its industrial parks, as well as a suburb of Metro Manila. Despite local economic growth, it remains a large bedroom community. The city is also home to growing mixed-use developments. Biñan is starting to see high-rise developments in the Southwoods Ecocentrum development in barangay San Francisco. Industrial parks are found to the southwest.

HistoryEdit

ClimateEdit

Biñan has a savanna climate, with long dry seasons and short wet seasons. Heavy rainfall occurs during the monsoon period between June and September

OrientationEdit

Biñan is divided into 24 barangays, and a city center, Poblacion, a barangay by itself. The city is traversed by the National Highway (Route 1) and South Luzon Expressway (E2/AH26), where most developments are concentrated. The interior of most barangays are largely residential, with exceptions on areas occupied by industrial parks and mixed-use developments.

Get inEdit

By busEdit

Buses operated by Jam Transit and Jac Liner operates services to Biñan from Metro Manila. The Southwoods development in barangay San Francisco is regularly served by buses operated by BBL Transport bound for Pacita in nearby San Pedro. Those companies have terminals found near the downtown. Buses to and from Biñan are generally commuter services, so, expect crowding on rush hours.

By carEdit

The South Luzon Expressway provides three exits that lead to Biñan: Southwoods, Carmona, and Greenfield City/LIIP. The National Highway (N1) runs through the east, but it is generally congested, especially in the Olivarez Plaza intersection. Traffic in Biñan is generally chaotic during the day and the evening, so, it is advisable to take the bus than to bring in a car.

By trainEdit

 
Biñan Station

Philippine National Railways provide service to Biñan, but they only operate in the evening and early morning. There are two stations: Golden City I and Biñan, with the former being a stopover (halt) with no platform and personnel, and alighting requires you to jump off the train. There are ongoing plans to modernize the existing railway so Biñan will become more accessible by rail for most of the day.

Get aroundEdit

Jeepneys and tricycles are the common modes of transport in the city.

SeeEdit

Just like its northern neighbor, San Pedro, Biñan has a few destinations worthy of importance, and most areas of the city are residential or industrial zones.

  • Alberto Mansion, A. Bonifacio Street, Poblacion (In front of San Isidro Labrador Parish). Historic location of Jose Rizal's first formal schooling. It collapsed in 2012, and is in a state of disrepair. It remains uncertain whether the national government will restore the original house.
  • Biñan Old Municipal Building. The former location of the local government offices before it moved to a larger complex in barangay Zapote. It houses a museum and archives

DoEdit

Biñan is home to Splash Island, a water park that serves also as a tourist destination for people from Metro Manila. It houses a number of large slides and a wave pool.

FestivalsEdit

  • Biñan Day (Araw ng Biñan). February 2-4 - A three-day festival to commemorate Biñan's cityhood, liberation from the Japanese, and its original founding.
  • Puto Latik Festival. Held every May 15-23 from 2017 (originally every first week of February), it showcases Biñan's local delicacy, Puto Biñan (or Putong Latik)

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Go nextEdit

  • Santa Rosa, a developing industrial and residential city, just south via SLEX
Routes through Biñan
AlabangSan Pedro  N   S  Santa RosaCalamba
ManilaMuntinlupa  N   S  CalambaLucena
ManilaMuntinlupa  N   S  CalambaLucena
ManilaSan Pedro  N    S  Santa Rosa (Laguna)Calamba
AlabangSan Pedro  N   S  Santa RosaCalamba
END  E   W  CarmonaDasmariñas


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