City of Manila Favorites

  • People/Local Culture
    by machomikemd
  • People/Local Culture
    by machomikemd
  • People/Local Culture
    by machomikemd

City of Manila Favorites

  • People/Local Culture

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    I was most surprised to see this plaque at Rajah Sulayman Plaza just off of Roxas Boulevard in Malate. You will find this on the wall of the Dancing Fountain, facing the ocean. I think it was awarded it because it Manila was hosting the cultural minister's summit during this time. Very interesting to read this...

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  • Churches

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    -Formally called Santisimo Rosario Parish Church -Located inside the University of Santo Tomas campus (along P. Noval St.) in España, Manila -Regular mass ongoing specially every Sunday (open to public) -The Church is one of the few fully air-conditioned Churches in Manila

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  • City Streets/City Scene

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    Former name of the 8-lane major arterial road before it became Roxas Boulevard: *Originally called Cavite Boulevard *Was renamed as Dewey Boulevard *Name changed again to Heiwa Boulevard in late 1941 during the Japanese Ruling before it became Roxas Boulevard in 1960's

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  • Intramuros

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    The Spanish, who replaced the wooden buildings with stone, rebuilt the original Chinese settlement on this site as a fort in 1590. Gradually the area was expanded until it became a walled city containing 15 churches and six monasteries. The walls are 3km (1.8mi) long and 6m (20ft) high, and are about all that remains after WWII finished off what...

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  • Parks

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    You can catch a free concert inside Paco Park every Friday around 5 or 6 pm. Plastic chairs will be arranged around a pond in the center of the park for visitors to sit on while listening to the performance. While we were there we listened to opera music which was played by teenagers on a piano, violin and another instrument which i can't quite...

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  • Shopping and Malling

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    Most shopping malls are helping save water in Manila by installing water free urinals. This saves millions of liters of water each week. Just imagine, every time you sneak off for a leak there are usually several other people in the toilets, so consider how many use the facilities each day and it is not hard to imagine the the amount of water being...

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  • Just outside Metro Manila...

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    visit some tourist spots there, it is very nice place especially in Tagaytay it is very nice place. I really missed some of my friends there especially...the time when we are celebrating our religious activities...

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  • street food - Grilled Pig intestines /...

    It is chopped and comes on a stick. Sometimes marinated or simply they spread sauce on it before grilling. This is usually the finger food of most Filipinos when having a drink. They usually start to sell this in the afternoon before dusk.

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  • Steet food – kwek-kwek

    Boiled quail egg then coated with yellow orange mixture of flour then fried. It usually comes on a stick with 5 quail eggs on it for only 10 pesos. Then it is dipped to spicy vinegar with onion and garlic. It can be found every where.

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  • For foreigners and Non-locals

    Here are some very useful tips when going to Metro Manila:1. Most places will only take cash, so take money with you but be careful how you carry it. Buy a money belt, put your wallet in the front pocket, and for the ladies hold on to your purse/bag very tightly.Only a few places take credit cards, and if they do sometimes the machine doesn't work...

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  • Chinese New Year in Chinatown

    In case you are in Manila on Chinese New Year, try to experience going to Binondo, Manila's Chinatown. You will be in for an exciting experience as you watch the dragon & lion dance on the streets, buy lucky fuits and Chinese lucky charms peddled on the streets, taste authentic Chinese Cuisine, buy Chinese delicacies like tikoy & hopia, buy Chinese...

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  • Views of Makati from my hotel room

    One of my fondest memories of Manila is the great view of the skyscrapers of the Makati from my hotel room at Renaissance Makati City Hotel. I stayed on the 10th floor facing the city and the photos are taken from my hotel room (lucky to have clear blue sky after a few days of rainy weather in late November 2007).

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  • Makati: The Ultimately Preferred City...

    Makati City is considered as the Philippines' version of New York's Wall Street and Los Angeles' Beverly Hills by being the country's most major financial, commercial, and economic hub. Many global businesses have chosen and continue to choose to headquarter on this side of Metro Manila.Here are a few of the places that Makati City takes pride in,...

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  • Three Things You will Regret Missing in...

    Ortigas Center is known to be the second-most important commercial and business district after Makati. Ortigas Center has numerous high-rise corporate edifices, residential condominiums, and commercial establishments. This 2007, there are three highlights awaiting its visitors: a unique Filipino- themed shopping center, an exciting event for the...

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  • Fort Santiago - Epicenter of history

    This location was the location of the palace of the last local King beofe the arrival of the Spanish. Fort Santiago was erected here and becomes the center of mghty Spanish colonial rule for the next 300 years.Then it briefly taken by British forces for 2 years in the 18th century. And then by the Americans when Spain ceded Philippines in 1898. It...

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  • Miss airplane food?

    While driving in Manila area, this disused airplane converted into a restaurant caught my eye and my camera.Did not have time to stop to try the food on board. But it is one of the interesting places that I remember here and would like to go there if it is still around. The other restaurant in Manila that I went was the singing restaurant where the...

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  • Visa requirement?

    For Malaysians, do not a visa to stay as tourist up to 21 days.Check this website to see if your country is this list of visa free up to 21 days.http://www.gov.ph/faqs/visa.asp"Nationals from countries listed below who are traveling to the Philippines for business and tourism purposes are allowed to enter the Philippines without visas for a stay...

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  • Barong Tagalog & Wedding at Manila...

    While at Manila Cathedral, I managed to see the preparation of a wedding within this famous cathedral as well as the local men wearing the traditional Barong Tagalog outside the cathedral. The barong tagalog is the national attire of Filipino men. The cloth are usually made of banana fiber which is called jusi or the more luxurious pineapple fiber...

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  • Guard at Fort Santiago

    One of my fondest memories of Manila was that I managed to get a guard at Fort Santiago to pose together with me for a photograph shoot. There is no communication problem as most Filipinos can communicate in English and they are generally friendly people.

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  • Footsteps of Dr Jose Rizal

    When you are at Fort Santiago, you will notice that there are footsteps on the ground. These footsteps traced that of Dr Jose Rizal, the national hero of the Philippines, when he was imprisoned by the Spanish here.

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  • Colourful paintings along Rizal Park

    When I was at Rizal Park in May 2006, there were many colourful paintings such as the photo lining up along Rizal Park, making the whole place seem so lively.

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  • Bird's Eye View of Manila

    I was lucky to catch very good bird'e eye view of Manila on the plane when I was departing the city. Essentially the city is located along the Manila Bay on the south-western portion of Luzon Island of the Philippines. The land is relatively flat but there are a few nearby volcanoes, including the famous Mount Pinabuto and Taal Volcano.

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  • Arriving at Manila

    One of my fondest memory is arrival at Manila by plane. Before arriving, all I could see was the blue sea and suddenly I could see land approach on a clear day followed by good view of the city and suburbs before finally landing at the Ninoy Aquino airport which is at the Pasay area in the city's southern portion.

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  • Manila, the beauty and the beast

    I liked Manila pretty much. I found the city very exciting, and dynamic, and was prleased to experience interesting mixture of culture. I loved the kind people there,a d also loved the fact that I can communica with a lot of people since they speak good english. beautiful churches, and parks, and funny zeepneys, nice food and beautiful sunset over...

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  • Mangoes

    Being the Philippines' national fruit, it is said by many that the mangoes grown & picked here are definitely sweeter & much juicier.Mangoes come here in different colors - yellow ones, the green and small ones called indian mangoes, the green & red ones which somehow tastes of wine. Try them all! Amongst the local restaurants, the green mango...

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