City of Manila Things to Do

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City of Manila Things to Do

  • Intramuros

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    Manila Things to Do

    The National Press Club of the Philippines is located at 1 Magallenas Drive just at the end of Jones Bridge which leads to Chinatown. When it was formed in 1952 the members were only journalists as TV broadcasts were comparatively new. The club tries to protect press freedom and the dignity of the newspaper profession, helps journalists that face...

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  • Ayala Museum

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    Makati Things to Do

    Saturday January 7, 2012 It was suggested by many of our Filipino friends that we must visit THE AYALA MUSEUM and it was just a five minute walk from our condotel. So, on the day of Jane's visit with us, I suggested that we all go there - it was awesome! The Museum is in the heart of Makati and offers four levels, each with their own individual...

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  • Manila Bay

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    Manila Things to Do

    IF YOU'RE in Manila and in need of a nice, inexpensive place to while away a late afternoon or an early evening and really enjoy it, try The Baywalk. Manila Baywalk has done wonders to the city of Manila. It became a thriving, cosmopolitan, cool to be seen area. With crowds in excess of 200,000 on the weekends, Manila Baywalk has captured the...

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  • Ayala Triangle

    Makati Things to Do

    Ayala Triangle The Ayala Triangle is a sub-district of the Makati central business district, comprising of the parcel of land between Ayala Avenue, Makati Avenue and Paseo de Roxas, as well as the buildings on those streets. Many multinational companies, banks and other major businesses make their home on the triangle, noted by the many...

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  • Luneta

    Manila Things to Do

    We recently visited last Sunday, November 17, 2013. There was plenty of people even at night and we were wondering what they were waiting for. Most families spreaded their mats around and having dinner picnic. Then the music started to play and the fountain started to strike colorful lights. It was an amazing dancing fountain show! Kids and adults...

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  • Greenbelt 3

    Makati Things to Do

    The cinemas at Greenbelt 3 are fully carpeted, well-maintained and really at par with upscale moviehouses abroad. Aside from this, maximum price of movie tickets at Greenbelt 3 are at approximately 3USD - definitely cheaper than in cinemas in the US or other western countries.

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  • Chinatown

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    Manila Things to Do

    Just near the Goodwill Gate you will come across this Feng Shui Store which is a popular place for the local Chinese to buy their Feng Shui items and Yin Yang Charms. The store is packed to the ceiling with all types of items.

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  • Shopping

    Makati Things to Do

    Makati City is a pedestrian-friendly city. You can go from the carpark building to the mall, from the shopping center to the Central Business District, and from one mall to another through the walkways. That way, you don't have to drive your car around; you can just leave your car in the carpark building and walk your way to whereever you'd like to...

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  • Malate

    Manila Things to Do

    I could hardly believe my eyes when i noticed the Scottish Rite Temple as the MRT train sped by, so on my next journey i was ready with my camera and although i have not yet visited it, i have done some research and discovered a little of its history. During the early years of the Masonic Societies in the Philippines it was next to impossible for a...

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  • Malls

    Manila Things to Do

    At "Mall of Asia" there is a surprise awaiting you, the ICESKATING ... :) In the permanent heat of 30 degrees celcius, even not to skate but be next to the iceskating field gives a superb cooling and refreshing feeling in the middle of the day ... In weekdays its 300p per person plus surcharges for lockers and so on. The skating area is attached...

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  • Makati

    Manila Things to Do

    "Fort Bonifacio" is an urban development in Taguig City, Metro Manila. It also has residential condominiums, restaurants, bars, clubs, and many retail outlets. Mostly expats living in Manila, and also many locals are there daytime for shopping and enjoyment and as sun goes down, bars and restaurants are full of people till late night hours .......

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  • City Scene

    Manila Things to Do

    Malacañan Palace is special to me because... We were treated as VIPs during dad's promotion. The main picture here shows former President Corazon Aquino (I just came from the beach so I had an extra tan)...the others are from a recent tour I had with some VT brothers and sisters. :) ;p According to history books: It was originally built as a...

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  • Paco Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    Manila Things to Do

    Paco Park is just a 5 minute walk from the Padre Faura exit of Robinson's Shopping Mall in Ermita. There is a small entrance charge which was 10 pesos i think, but it is quite a pleasant place to sit and relax for a while. The park was originally a cemetery for the better off aristocrats during the Spanish colonial times The cemetery was originally...

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  • Manila American Cemetery

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    Manila Things to Do

    The American Cemetery in Manila is a memorial to the men who gave their lives trying to protect the citizens of the Philippines from the Japanese or upon it's recapture from the Japanese. Standing in the midst of the monuments to over 50,000 men and women who lost their lives in the Pacific during WWII is a very humbling and sobering experience....

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  • Dinner Cruise

    Manila bay is located to the west of the city, and is considered to be one of the best natural harbours in Southeast Asia. Take a Manila Bay dinner cruise and watch the lights of Roxas Boulevard as you savor a set dinner on board while a live musical performance promises to complete your memorable night.

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  • Manila Chinatown

    Known as the oldest and the largest Chinatown in the world. Binondo offers scrumptious food from authentic Chinese restaurants. Also a place to get goods and knickknacks for the lowest price imaginable. It's great places check out, only if you don’t mind going through traffic.(photo from Google images)

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  • Midget Boxing

    Watch the midget boxing Find the little fighters at the Ringside Bar near the red light district in Makati City. You are either going to like it or hate it but it is something to see while you’re in Manila; you can watch on the side lines or be the referee. The drinks are $6.50 to 7 and the people that work there will do everything to hustle for...

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  • The Walled City

    Walk around Intramuros also known as “The Walled City”Intramuros is protected by an impressive 64-hectare stone citadel, which we guess could tell plenty of tales of wars, invasions and natural disasters. Sadly, most of the city was destroyed during the Second World War, but plenty of interesting ruins and monuments remain today.You can one of the...

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  • San Agustin Church

    This is the only intact building left over after the bombing by American forces in the Battle of Manila in WWII. This church was originally built in 1587 and was a monastery as well as a church. Today, it is still actively used and is very popular for weddings.

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  • So much more than a fort

    Walking into the walled city, or Intramuros, you feel a real sense of history. There are well laid out gardens ahead of you and whilst you can take the 'tranvia' (a kind of tram bus), through the park area and beyond, I think part of pleasure of visiting the Intramuros, is the ability to take your time and walk the length of the gardens and into...

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  • Manila Zoo

    Manila Zoo has a land area of 5.5 hectares. This is the first time that I visited the zoo, with Jarrad1 from VT.I am considering the Manila Zoo as one of the educational places that we can get our children with.Manila Zoo Entrance Fee:Adult Php40Children (4ft and above) Php40Children (below 4 ft) Php20If you are Manila resident Php20 (Just present...

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  • Fort Santiago

    The fort was named after Saint James the Great (Santiago in Spanish), the patron saint of Spain, whose relief adorns the façade of the front gate. It is located at the mouth of the Pasig River and served as the premier defense fortress of the Spanish Government during their rule of the country. It became a main fort for the spice trade to the...

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  • Exploring the Historic Intramuros

    When I first visited Intramuros, it flashed in my mind the ambiance of my hometown, Vigan City.Intramuros is the oldest district and historic core of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Known as the Walled City, the original fortified city of Manila was the seat of the Spanish government during the Spanish colonial period. The walled part of...

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  • Ride the MOA Eye

    The MOA eye is the largest ferris wheel in the Philippines, standing 160 feet in the city of Pasay, Metro Manila. It is located along the Manila Bay and beside the SM Mall of Asia. The ride was fantastic since we got a great 360 degrees view from the top! It has a total of 36 gondolas, 6 of which are the VIP gondolas. I believe both are convenient...

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  • Fort Bonifacio High Street

    If you wish to relax or have a walk around the vicinity of Taguig City, Fort Bonifacio High Street is for you. There are trendy/luxury shops (Nike, United Colors of Benetton, The Body Shop, etc.) and restaurants (T.G.I.F., Krispy Kreme, Brother's Burger, Starbucks, Seattle's Best, Italliani's, etc.) along the street.It’s kinda like the Greenbelt in...

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  • Resorts World Manila

    Resorts World Manila is the 3rd tourist hub built in Asia, after the Resorts World Genting in Malaysia and Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore. I have been in these 3 resorts and I can say that these resorts have their own way entertaining guests. RW Genting is unique due to its location on the mountain peak; RW Sentosa has its Universal Studios...

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  • Manila

    The LRT link to the airport is still a proposal. You can take the airport shuttle to the bus station at the back of SOGO hotel which is only a few meters away from the MRT-LRT (Pasay Rotonda). If you take the LRT it can bring you to Manila proper, get off at UN Avenue station. Few meters would be LUNETA park, from Luneta you could take a horse...

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  • University of Santo Tomas: oldest in...

    The History:>University of Santo Tomas or just to give its complete name: The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, the Catholic University of the Philippines ((in Spanish: A La Real y Pontificia Universidad de Santo Tomas de Aquino Universidad Catolica de Filipinas) is a private university founded on April 28, 1611 by Father Miguel de...

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  • Rizal Park

    Luneta, formerly called Bagumbayan is where the country's national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, was executed for rebellion during the Spanish colonization.In honor of the patriotism showed by Rizal, Luneta was then designed to make it as a park where his remains lie and the monument of the patriotic Filipino hero stands in the middle of the city.Today,...

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  • Chinatown in Manila

    The Chinatown which is located in Binondo, Manila is the oldest Chinatown in the world.Chinatown shows the harmonious bond between the Chinese and Filipino.I really love the busy streets of China town! Not only because it's just so near in Divisoria market but also due to the Chinese restaurants situated here! My friends and I used to have our food...

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  • Binondo Church

    You can’t miss the Binondo Church once you get in the Chinatown!The Binondo Church is located at the western end street of Ongpin St. where you’ll enter Chinatown arch. It is also known as the Minor Basilica & National Shrine of San Lorenzo Ruiz.This church is remarkable since it’s where the Philippines’ 1st canonized saint- San Lorenzo Ruiz (Saint...

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  • Ortigas Park

    In a very busy business district in Ortigas, who may know that a mini park is located in the middle of the tall buildings around? Well… this mini park in Ortigas is now open to the public. The scenery is fascinating and gives a very relaxing feeling and when you need a cup of coffee to add on it, don’t you worry; there’s the Coffee Bean & tea leaf...

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  • DIVISORIA MARKET: Shop until you drop!

    Divisoria is my favourite shopping place because of low-priced, affordable and unique things that you can buy! there are lots and lots of dresses that are available for everyone's taste as well as anything that people can use, you can find it here. The only thing that is kinda off in here is that, you must prepare yourself... for the place, the...

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  • Manila Ocean Park

    Admission Rate:Adult: 400phpStudents: 250PhpChildren: 350PhpHere are a few attractions in the ocean park:Oceanarium- discover varieties of creatures underwater! and be amazed that species like theseexist in this earth!Marine life show- watch the adorable sea lions perform! when we had our chance to have a breakat work, we were able to meet Ira and...

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  • San Agustin Church

    The oldest Church in the Philippines built by the order of Saint Augustine and one of four Philippine churches constructed during the Spanish colonial period designated by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, under the classification "Baroque Churches of the Philippines".It is actually an earthquake baroque church because of the 2 towers set on...

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  • Manila Oceanarium

    Having been to many aquariums before, I am so glad that finally we have a world class aquarium on the edge of Manila Bay, with the gorgeous sunset as its background. It can be compared to Singapore's Sentosa Park Aquarium or Melbourne's Aquarium. Not to be missed is the manta ray overhang and the experience of walking in an underwater tunnel filled...

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  • Mail a postcard from Philippines

    "Wish you were here in Philippines". You could write this on your postcard and mail it out.Postage of postcard to Malaysia is 15 pesos. Get an airmail sticker.It is always great to receive a postcard. So why not send one while you are in Philippines.

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  • Reliving the Past

    Intramuros, a living historical landmark, was a fortress in Manila during the Spanish time, some 400 years ago. Today, the streets are still made of the old bricks they had centuries back and some houses stil stand and mostly converted into establishments - mostly garden restaurants - where weddings and other functions are held. Horse-driven...

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  • turning to Our Lady of Remedies

    For Virgin Mary devotees, the Malate Church is a must visit. The church houses Our Lady of Remedies (VIrgin Mary) statue that's been said to be miraculous. This 400+ year old church is also historically significant because it was used as the base from which the British launched their assault on Intramuros, which then placed Manila under British...

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  • san agustin church visit

    You don't have to go to the far flung provinces to visit the Philippines' oldest church. The San Agustin Church was said to be the only standing structure left after Intramuros was destroyed during the "Liberation of Manila" in 1945. This UNESCO Heritage site, features statues of saints and Chinese lions guarding the huge carved wooden doors of the...

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  • Luneta aka Rizal Park

    The Rizal Park was a tribute to the Philippine's national hero, Jose Rizal, a doctor and novelist who was shot by firing squad at this site on December 30, 1896 on charges of rebellion against the Spanish government.The name "Luneta" is synonymous to the word "lunette"; the park was said to have the shape of a half moon in Spanish times and located...

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  • Take a trip to Corrigidor

    Sun Cruises offers activities in Corregidor like HIstorical Tour, Nature Tripping... etc...for Day tour with buffet .... P1999.00

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  • Manila Bay Cruise

    Onboard MV Spirit of Manila, docked beside Jumbo Palace, just after Folk Arts Theater, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay CityDaily Cruise: 430-545pm, 615-730pm, 800-915pm

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  • Filipino, Italian and French

    The Metropolitan Theatre was built in 1924 when Manila was not only the “Pearl of the Orient” but also the “Milan of Asia”.The sculptures in the façade of the Theater are from the Italian sculptor Francesco Riccardo Monti, who lived in Manila from 1930 until his death in 1958, and worked closely together with Juan M. Arellano, Filipino architect...

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  • Plaza Lawton

    Plaza Lawton was named after American General Henry Ware Lawton. General Lawton was the highest ranking American official killed in the Philippine-American War.Plaza Lawton or more commonly known as Liwasang Bonifacio is located just across the Manila Central Post Office.The Manila Central Post Office is the head office of the Philippine Postal...

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