A food crawl unlike any other Chinatown may be small, but it is a hub for some of the best Chinese restaurants in the country. If you want to sample the best, then The Big Binondo Food Wok is for you. The tour starts with registration and taking of attendance at Binondo Church. You’ll then move to Ramada Hotel where you can take your last pee break. After a brief and humor-laced account of Binondo’s past, you’ll then be taken on a food crawl through 5 Binondo restaurants. The restaurants change from one tour to the next; this means you won’t visit the same restaurant twice, even if […]
See Manila’s oldest district, the known “walled city” of Intramuros, as you go on an exciting tour through Bambike Ecotours. As a well-known tourist attraction in Manila, many people flock to Intramuros, the historical city where one can learn of the beauty and story of the Spanish conquest in the Hispanic period. With the emergence of ecotourism activity in the place, more guests are now keen in seeing more of this great place which tells more of the country’s history. As part of promoting ecotourism, Bambike was born. Bambike is a “socio-ecological enterprise that hand-makes bamboo bikes. These bikes are made by Gawad Kalinga, a community development organization […]
One of the shops located at the 400-year-old chamber inside The Fort Santiago is The Manila Collectible Co. Opened in 2013, this souvenir shop offers a wide range of unique items which are from indigenous groups, Filipino artists and local brands. The shop also promotes Philippine history as the staff can give a quick tour of the store, explaining the history of the various items for sale. *Fort Santiago. Inside is a wide range of retail items from different local brands that promote 100% Philippine-made products. Some items available here are replicas of Philippine artifacts.
A bastion that was built by the Spanish army in order to fight back against its enemies. The stone path creates historical ambiance as you enter the historic garden entrance. The beautiful garden is located at the very south end of Intramuros. However, it was destroyed by the invasion of the British army in 1762. Although the bastion has been restored, the ruins of the fortress that was built during the period of Spanish rule still remain. The garden is now a landscape of beautiful flowers and greenery, and you can have a view of the skyscrapers of Manila from the fortress on the hill. It can be a perfect spot to relax as well. […]
Experience the beauty of Manila Bay from another perspective with Prestige Cruises as it offers a stunning view of the golden sunset, a skyline to behold and a mesmerizing evening cruise that will surely be a feast for the eyes. The cruise will navigate the stretch of Manila Bay. It’s recommended to schedule the cruise before sunset to anticipate the picturesque scene of the sun setting on the horizon. The breathtaking experience is more than worth the P250 per person rate. There is also is the dinner cruise at P650 per person completing your cruise enjoyment. Children below four years old are free of charge. Get your reservations in advance […]
Waterfront Pavilion Hotel & Casino Manila is a hotel and casino destination in Manila offering world-class accommodation and amusement facilities to local and foreign travellers staying for either business or leisure. This 4-star hotel and casino blends deluxe amenities, state-of-the-art features, and remarkable service to bring about a stay unlike any other. (Photo from Waterfront Pavilion Manila) While recently renovated, the hotel has maintained the plush, welcoming ambience it has been renowned for throughout the years. Its highly-trained staff provides a congenial, extra-mile service that makes the hotel the illustrious residence that guests find a home in. Services are well-rounded and the facilities well-appointed bringing more than comfort but pleasure above […]
A haven in the heart of the busy capital, the UP Manila Museum of a History of Ideas chronicles the past of the national university in a modern way. Emerging from the throes of centuries of Spanish rule and years of Philippine-American war, the University of the Philippines was born in 1908 to be at the forefront of progressive idea generation, testing, and application. In 7 creatively-curated sections, the museum presents the history of UP through the ideas that it fostered throughout the years. An enlarged image of Vibrio cholerae, the bacterium that causes cholera, welcomes guests to the museum. A partiality to UP’s contribution to medicine and affiliated fields […]
When we think of a tourist spot in Manila, Intramuros is often the first thing that comes to our mind. It is Manila’s oldest district, offering an enjoyable and educational trip that brings us back to history – from riding a kalesa or viewing of antique houses from 18th century to visiting old churches like San Agustin Church and The Manila Cathedral, which became more popular due to the recent Papal Visit. But just a jeepney ride away from Intramuros is another oasis in Manila – the Paco Park and Cemetery. The Paco Park was declared as a National Park in 1966 and was dubbed as the most beautiful park […]
Residing at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra is the country’s leading symphony orchestra. A European tour was carried out in 2001 and was invited by the Association of Japanese Philharmonic Orchestra in 2002 where they performed and participated in Asia Orchestra Week at Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall.