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Mactan Island

Mactan Island – this island (located near Cebu island and city) is another popular beach destination in the Philippines. Along with sunbathing, visitors can engage in water sports like jet skiing, parasailing and windsurfing. There are also hotels & resorts nearby.   The surrounding waters are also full of dive sites that range from easy […]

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Enchanted Kingdom

Enchanted Kingdom (San Lorenzo Road, Santa Rosa City 4026,Laguna) – located a hour via car south of Manila, this is a Disneyland-style theme park for families with children. Roller coaster rides such as the “Space Shuttle”, water rides such as the “Jungle Log Jam”, the “Flying Fiesta” carousel ride, the “Kubot” horror house, the EKstreme […]

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City of Dreams

City of Dreams (Aseana Avenue & Roxas Boulevard, Parañaque, Metro Manila) – this is a resort & entertainment complex that has a casino (with games from poker to slot machines), lounges & nightclubs (like Pangaea Ultra-Lounge, and Chaos nightclub), and even an amusement park for families (Dreamplay). There’s also a high-end shopping center, a spa, […]

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Cebu

Cebu (diving) – for diving enthusiasts, a destination worth pursuing is the waters off the coast of the island of Cebu. Those who are already familiar with its waters marvel at the rich aquamarine life that one finds there (like a living tropical fish tank). There are a number of tour operators that conduct diving […]

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Cagbalete Island

Cagbalete Island – this is another destination for those in search of the perfect beach. Located off the other side of Luzon (main) island, adventure-minded travelers (such as backpackers and eco-tourists) can board a bus from Manila to the town of Mauban. From there, passenger boats are on hand to take travelers to Cagbalete Island. […]

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SM City Manila

SM City Manila (Natividad Almeda-Lopez & San Marcelino Streets, Ermita, Manila) – this mall, whose anchor stores are a “SM” brand store, supermarket cinema and food court of the same name, is a multi-level outlet which serves primarily students attending various colleges in the Ermita area of Manila.

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Robinsons Place Manila

Robinsons Place Manila (Pedro Gil cor. Adriatico Streets, Ermita, Manila,Metro Manila) – opened in 1997, this seven-level mall is located behind Philippines General Hospital and the campus of the University of the Philippines Manila. This mall is connected to a twin-tower high-rise condo (Robinsons Place Residences) and a triple tower high-rise condo (Adriatico Place Residences). […]

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Power Plant Mall

Power Plant Mall (Rockwell Drive, corner Estrella Street, Makati City, Manila) – opened in 2000, this is an upscale 4-level shopping mall in the Makati business district of Manila. This mall got its name, since it was built on a former site of a thermal power plant. There are well over 200 retailers and service-oriented […]

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Harrison Plaza

Harrison Plaza (Harrison Avenue & Pablo Ocampo Street, Malate, Manila) – located at the southern tip of Manila (near Pasay), this shopping center (the first of its kind in the Philippines) has over 200 retailers (anchored by locally-based “SM Department Store” and True Value Hardware stores, as well as local & regional stores – appealing […]

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Greenbelt

Greenbelt (Greenbelt Park Walkways, Makati, Metro Manila) — Sitting on an expansive and prime area squared by Makati Avenue, Paseo de Roxas, Arnaiz Road and Legazpi Street is the Greenbelt Mall, a complex of five contemporary buildings. What is truly unique about this mall is that each section (Greenbelt 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5) […]