From the city proper, one can take a tricycle and ask to be let off at Iwahig. It is located 16 km. south of Puerto Princesa City. The colony encompasses a 37-hectare tract planted with coconuts, rice and other crops. The prison has a population of about 4,000 and many inmates live with their families in so-called rehabilitation areas. Iwahig is more like a picture of a modern farm rather than a prison. The prisoners toil their farms unguarded and are allowed to earn an income by working in the many shops which make various handicrafts, most popular of which are the hand-carved items made from mahogany wood (kamagong).