With Z Hostel, traveling accommodations will also be a place to look forward too. Every traveler knows how hard it is to look for a good accommodation place without blowing their budget. Usually, travelers prefer cramped hostels than fancy hotels just because they’re cheaper. But what not all people know is that you can actually have the comfort of a hotel– with a price of a hostel. Located in Makati, Z Hostel lets you know what a luxury hostel should like. Z Hostel is strategically located at a prime spot in Makati City, where restaurants, shopping malls and bars are just a stone’s throw away. If you think hostels are […]
Behold visual artistry spanning three centuries at the Yuchengco Museum as it exhibits the private collections of RCBC Chairman Alfonso T. Yuchengco. Showcased here is a vast anthology of visual art works from the 19th century to the present with the finest international as well as local, cultural, historical, and design exhibits and programs. Aimed at fostering art appreciation among the public, the museum first opened its doors in 2005 and has since attracted visitors as it brought fine arts near them, right at the heart of Makati City. Tony Gonzales and Tes Pasola Site-specific installation (recycled pulp) Variable measurements 2014 Its collections include the Masters Gallery that highlights, among […]
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. […]
Hotel Celeste is a quintessence of elegance, comfort and affordable luxury that pioneered the stylish and sophisticated boutique hotel concept in the commercial district of Makati City. The hotel is strategically located at the heart of the city and is within walking distance to major shopping, business, learning, and leisure centers. It offers superior, modish rooms and impeccable personalized services in a cozy and lovely atmosphere. The hotel boasts of classy architecture with contemporary European designs and a French flair, and is equipped with modern amenities. Its well-appointed Suites (Published Rate: P 12, 900.00) are named after French queens Marie Antoinette, Eleanor, Catherine, Blanche and Isabella and its 25 uniquely-designed […]
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 […]
If you are within the vicinity of the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex or you’re in the area to see a theater or art show and have some time to spare, a good place worth spending it in is the Museum of Philippine Culture. Located at the fourth floor of CCP Main Building, the small museum, referred to as Museo ng Kalinangang Pilipino in the vernacular, houses life-size tableaux of various aspects of Filipino life, culture, ceremonies, and beliefs. The place and the displays are old, but guests in groups will appreciate the guided tour. Visitors may also borrow a guide from the front desk. The museum is also […]
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 […]
Flying anytime soon? Check out the revised list of prohibited items to be brought in the aircraft, as issued by the Office for Transportation Security under the Department of Transportation and Communications: NAIA is the main international airport for travelers to the Philippines. 1. Guns, Firearms, and Other Devices that Discharge Projectiles All forms of firearms and guns, including imitations and replicas, are not allowed in carry-on or checked-in baggage. On the other hand, projectile-capable devices like slingshots, bow and arrow, and crossbow may be brought and checked-in. – 2. Stunning Devices Also not allowed in cabin are stun guns, acid sprays, animal repellant sprays, and pepper sprays, but you […]
If you’re looking for a pleasant place to spend a lazy afternoon in, check out Exploreum at the SM Mall of Asia! – Exploreum promotes hands-on learning of science concepts through their fun and interactive displays. = Formerly known as the SM Science Center, the fully-renovated Exploreum is fit for kids and kids-at-heart who are eager to discover new things about the universe, the Earth, and its inhabitants. With more than 100 interactive exhibits housed in 8 major galleries, visitors are sure to enjoy Exploreum’s brand of edutainment, or education through entertainment. – Be amazed by Exploreum’s Science on a Sphere, the only one of its kind in the country. […]
While tucked inside a quiet residential village in Las Piñas, Yexel’s Toy Museum is hard to miss. The stark yellow building is guaranteed to turn heads, and even the most stoic of children wouldn’t be able to resist the promising, beckoning Lego-like facade. – Yexel’s Toy Museum – Yexel Sebastian, the dedicated full-time toy collector and curator behind the museum, has amassed around 7,000 action figures and 100 life-sized figures (that his team created themselves) in the museum. While he has sleek, enviable 1/6th-scale Batmobiles by Hot Toys and even the rare broken sword Shards of Narsil from Lord of the Rings, he also displays obscure Disney toys that came […]
Tired of your usual go-to dining place? Looking for something new and cheap? In countries like Singapore and Thailand, night markets and night food stores are part of your touristy trip. When in Manila, though, one can try the Mercato Centrale in the posh Eastwood City. Located at the back of 1880 Building near Breadtalk, Mercato Centrale is set up every Friday night, offering a variety of food choices from snacks, to main courses, to desserts. Expect a lively crowd at around 6:00 PM to 3:00 AM. We were lucky to have tried some of their yummy offerings. We even spotted Master Chef 3rd placer Chef Ivory Yat with her […]
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.
I am heavily into Instagram and Facebook and lately, I’ve been seeing photos of my friends with a black background and a question mark with them holding cardboards saying “Mystery Solved” or “Mystery Fail”. I decided to join the bandwagon today. Mystery Manila is the newest break from our usual coffee and tea time bonding with our buddies. Challenging people since last May 2014, Mystery Manila aims to change how we see obstacles and competition by unleashing the inner Sherlock Holmes in all the room gamers. Mystery Manila got its concept of live escape game room from the first ones in Japan.You will be locked in a room for 60 […]