PART I. PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. INTRODUCTION.
Chapter I. Preliminary Information.
I. Arrival at the Philippines. There are two main gateways by which travellers from abroad may enter the Philippine Islands, namely Manila in the N. and Zamboanga in the S. The latter port, however, is greatly lacking in the necessary means of coinmunica-tion with other ports in the Philippines, and Manila is to be preferred for this and other reasons. Besides the great ocean liners, which in their course of navigation between the Pacific coasts of America and the Far East call at Manila, there are ample facilities A f steamship service between this port and the ports of Japan and the Asiatic mainland, such as Yokohama, Kobe, Shanghai, and Hongkong.
Of all the neighbouring Asiatic ports, Hongkong enjoys the amplest steamship connection with Manila. Not only do the large steamship companies, like the Nippon YA A sen Kaisha, TA yA Kisen Kaisha, Osaka ShA sen Kaisha, Canadian Pacific Railway Company, and Eastern e Australian Steamship Company, maintain frequent communication between Hongkong and Manila as a part of their more extended services, but there are other smaller companies, such as the China Navigation Company and the Indo-China Steam Navigation Company, which maintain special weekly services between the two ports; thus the China N. Co.'s steamers leave both ports
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