Clark Air Base was the largest U.S. Military Base outside mainland USA. It was established by the US Cavalry in 1903 as Fort Stotsenburg. Most of Clark then was open fields and jungle. The base grew up around the old cavalry post’s large parade field (now known as the Parade Grounds). It is said that the US Cavalry horses took a liking to grass growing within said area which is why the Parade Grounds served as the nucleus of development of Fort Stotsenburg. You can still visit the Parade Grounds at Clark today, which once upon a time was used as a polo playing field and concert venue by the US Military. Even the graceful old homes with large verandahs, affectionately called barn houses by the former occupants, are still there to remind us of the grandeur and ease of Fort Stotsenburg life. Continue reading
Passengers going to and from the Clark International Airport (Diosdado Macapagal Airport) can now use the new Clark Airport Lounge facilities at the Trinoma Mall in Manila. Buses are now shuttling passengers between the Clark Airport and the Trinoma Mall.
Bus fare between the Trinoma Clark Lounge and the Clark Airport is P200 (approximately $5 US dollars) per person. The commute time between the two destinations is approximately 90 minutes. The Trinoma Clark Airport Lounge is open 24 hours daily and features a comfortable waiting area, secured baggage counter, and real-time flight Clark Airport status updates.
The Trinoma Clark Airport Lounge is located at the Trinoma Mall in Quezon City (Manila), on the ground Level between Mercury Drug and Medical City. For more information and the latest bus schedule, call their telephone hotline number at 621-3673.