So when I learned that there was going to be a Negros Trade Fair in Rockwell, I made sure to be there atleast on the last day of the Fair to get myself acquainted with this charming island. It's the easiest and closest way to be in Negros by not actually flying there.
That explains why when you probably meet an old rich from Bacolod and ask how many hectares of land they own, it won't be surprising to get an answer of hundred or more hectares or something like "as far as your eyes can see".
My Passport to Negros Island says:
"The Association of Negros Producers had a dream: to give jobs to many displaced sugar workers at a time when the province was undergoing an economic crisis.
Today, twenty years later we are not just a group of manufacturers but we are ambassadors of what our province can offer."
In general, the whole event was exciting. Even if I haven't been to Negros Island in person, I was able to experience what the province has to offer right here in Manila. That gives me more reason to visit the Negros, maybe during Masskara Festival?