Sometime last month, I received an email from Bianca of Lagu Singapore; she introduced me to their product, Lagu – the first ever beach-friendly beach blanket that’s proudly made in the Philippines. A few days back, I received the sample she sent for me to review.
Her email stated, “Every year, sands are slowly diminishing due to global climate change and rapid development along the beaches. But little did we know that we, as tourists, play a big of a role to this problem. A study in University of the Philippines said that every tourist takes away approx 3 handfuls of sand unintentionally with him!”
I agree with the fact that tourists and beach goers are partly to blame with the reduction of sand volume in resorts and shorelines. It’s inevitable to leave the beach with no sand particle clinging to one’s swimsuit, footwear and towel. I am glad that something like Lagu beach blanket is now available, it’s very ideal for people who frequent the sea, worship the sun and love the life on the beach. With its special blend of fiber, it’s sand repellant, allergen free and quick-drying beach blanket.
And I am just proud to know it’s made in the Philippines!
They have an office in Singapore that takes care of shipping of orders of Lagu in Malaysia. Each Lagu costs SGD29.90 and the shipping fee from Singapore to Malaysia is only SGD5. Lagu beach-friendly beach towel is available in various colors : Verde, Naranja, Celeste, Rosa and Aquamarino.
8th September 2012, Saturday. Tina, Gabby and I left our place in Butterworth, Penang at 6:30AM to go to the public beach in Tajung Bungah, in the island of Penang. Our game plan : to simply have breakfast by the sea, forget all worries, enjoy the weekend and test Lagu’s sand repelling properties. After 2 bus rides and a ferry trip, we reached Tajung Bungah’s public beach at around 8AM. Remember that the sun rises a bit late in Malaysia and apparently sets later too. We arrived so timely to delight in the sea breeze, the sand and the fresh atmosphere while the sun wasn’t shining its brightest yet. Tina and I chose a spot to lay down our Lagu beach blanket and began our Saturday beach bumming.
Tina prepared and cooked at home 2 Filipino favorites for us to eat by the sea – bico (glutinous rice cake) and maja blanca con mais (coconut pudding). Unusual breakfast, I know but it worked for us!
Smiling like happy campers!
I nearly doze off on Lagu! When I opened my eyes, I saw and captured this…
Yes, it’s skyline meets shoreline in Penang!
What a beautiful day it was! We spent an hour on the beach and decided to leave when the sun’s already hot. We hopped on the bus from Tajung Bungah and crossed the bay again from Weld Quay in GeorgeTown and rode another bus to Butterworth from Penang Sentral. We arrived home few minutes before the strong wind and intermittent downpour at around 11AM. Weather’s too erratic! But what’s certain is the fact that we didn’t bring home a single sand particle using Lagu on the beach!
*For more information about this Filipino product, Lagu, visit their website at www.lifeonthesands.com and Lagu’s facebook account via www.facebook.com/LaguSingapore. Don’t forget to tell Lagu that you read about their amazing product from Beyond Toxicity @ docgelo.com