Serendra

March 17th, 2010 @

Serendra

If you can’t go to the countryside to experience nature, why not bring nature to you? This is the concept behind Serendra, a low-density residential and commercial community at the heart of Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Serendra features low to mid-rise condos and devotes more than half of its 12-hectare area to verdant, spacious [...]

Category : Entertainment / Taguig City

Malate

March 16th, 2010 @

Malate

Manila city’s southernmost district, Malate, is the center of gay nightlife in Manila. It stages its Gay Pride Parade every year. The east side of Taft Avenue is composed of slums and lower middle class houses, while the west, from Taft Avenue to Pedro Gil and Quirino Avenue, is the territory of wealthy expats and [...]

Category : Entertainment / Manila City

Manila Zoo

March 16th, 2010 @

Manila Zoo

The Manila Zoo used to be the centerpiece of children’s fieldtrips to Manila City. After all, this kingdom of more than 800 animals from 100 species is one of Asia’s oldest zoos. Through the years, however, the word “dirty” has stuck to the zoo’s name like a chewing gum on a sole. Many of the [...]

Category : Attractions

Sarao jeepney assembly line

March 11th, 2010 @

Sarao jeepney assembly line

Even before there was Lego or Transformers, Filipinos already had a penchant for creating anything by hand. Like the way a Japanese sword smith would mold a katana (samurai sword), Filipinos would also typically use only their hands in connecting each piece of their native crafts, the jeepney included. King of the road: A jeepney [...]

Category : Attractions

Malacañang Palace

March 11th, 2010 @

Malacañang Palace

That landmark etched at the back of your 20-peso bill is no other than the Malacañang Palace or the presidential palace, the seat of the government and the official home of the Philippine president. Originally the summer house of the Spanish governor general, the Malacañang (Spanish for “there’s a nobleman”) is a 150-year-old, 18th century [...]

Category : Manila City

Manila American Cemetery and Memorial

March 11th, 2010 @

Manila American Cemetery and Memorial

Situated in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, the 615,000-sq. meter Manila American Cemetery and Memorial is the biggest cemetery in the Pacific for American soldiers killed during WWII. It also holds the remains of war victims from the Philippines and from other nations. Graves of the fallen from WWII (Photo by Moody75) Features The cemetery has [...]

Category : Attractions

Paco Park

March 11th, 2010 @

Paco Park

Steeped in history and lush in greenery, Paco Park in Manila City boasts of gardens and an open-air amphitheater that have set the stage for many occasions—from some of the defining moments in Philippine history to present-day weddings, concerts, musicals, and exhibits. From a cemetery for wealthy families during the Spanish times, the park is [...]

Category : Attractions

Philippine Veterans Museum

March 11th, 2010 @

Philippine Veterans Museum

Manila might have long moved forward since World War II, but the victories and grim reminders of that period is locked in the time capsule of the Philippine Veterans Museum, a gallery, library, archive and theater complex built in honor of WWII soldiers. Founded by the Veterans Federation of the Philippines, the complex aims to [...]

Category : Attractions

Baclaran Redemptorist Church

March 10th, 2010 @

Baclaran Redemptorist Church

Rivaling Quiapo Church in the number of devotees is the Redemptorist Church in Baclaran, said to be the most attended church in Asia. The church draws up to 100,000 worshippers, including politicians and celebrities, even on a regular day, and up to hundreds of thousands more during Ash Wednesday, summoning what is locally coined the [...]

Category : Attractions

Metropolitan Museum of Manila

March 10th, 2010 @

Metropolitan Museum of Manila

Even though it is not as big and as high-sheen as its counterpart in New York, the Metropolitan Museum in Manila is one of the most prized museums in the Philippines for its permanent, changing, and traveling collections of contemporary and modern visual arts. Unlike other museums, it aims to bring art to everyone via [...]

Category : Manila City