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Catriona Gray checks out El Nido's Kalye Artisano.

After a few hours of fashion shoots and romping around on the beach, To be You took Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray on a quick tour of Kalye Artisano, a new and interesting place in El Nido, Palawan.

A short drive from the airport to Lio Tourism Estate near Lio Beach, Kalye Artisano is a cool lifestyle destination with artsy graffiti walls and quaint shops selling local handicrafts.

This retail hotspot, with its Instagram-friendly ambiance, is a pilot concept that aims to support the trade of local crafts people and facilitate the exchange of products and ideas between communities.

Supporting local craftsmanship doesn't just keep longtime trades and skills from being forgotten. It allows the community to earn, as well as gain a sense of identity and pride. For beach lovers like Catriona, it's reason to come back again and again.

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Publication:Philippines Daily Inquirer (Makati City, Philippines)
Geographic Code:9PHIL
Date:Jun 2, 2018
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