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What to do in Metro Manila?

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1. Posted by cairel (Budding Member 13 posts) 10y

Hi everyone,

Am going to manila from 2/9/06 to 5/9/06. I only got 1/2 day left on the 2/9 and full day on 3 & 4 sept. I'll be staying in ermita area so I wonder what is the best thing to do to explore Metro Manila in such a short period. Sametime where do i go for cheap shopping (local stuff).

Thanx for all your reply.

Cairel :)

2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1586 posts) 10y

Quoting cairel

Hi everyone,

Am going to manila from 2/9/06 to 5/9/06. I only got 1/2 day left on the 2/9 and full day on 3 & 4 sept. I'll be staying in ermita area so I wonder what is the best thing to do to explore Metro Manila in such a short period. Sametime where do i go for cheap shopping (local stuff).

Thanx for all your reply.

Cairel :)

Some things you can think about!

You can visit the Mall of Asia on Roxas Blvd. take a "meter taxi" only pay the meter price, it will be cheaper than bargaining. The Mall of Asia is supposed to be the biggest mall in in that part of the world. Just opened a couple months ago - huge! (Another mall , the Robinson Mall is easier to get to and has a little of everything too!)

You can see Chinatown, Rizal Park, Carreido "walking street" or visit one of the several museums in town.

If you want to you can take a boat trip to Corregidor and take in the "Light and Sound" show.

Ride a Jeepney. Sample a Filipino "balut" and some lumpia specialty foods. Lots of McDonalds and other fast food places around town and in the malls.

Check out a travel guide from the library or buy one and check out Manila before you leave home. Your hotel can give you some guidance and directions too!

Ermita has a lively night life, if that interests you.

You can change your money at the airport and if you need more pesos, and if it's a holiday or Sunday you can also change some money at the Casino or Robinsons (may need your passport.)

Good luck.

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1586 posts) 10y

Quoting cairel

Hi everyone,

Am going to manila from 2/9/06 to 5/9/06. I only got 1/2 day left on the 2/9 and full day on 3 & 4 sept. I'll be staying in ermita area so I wonder what is the best thing to do to explore Metro Manila in such a short period. Sametime where do i go for cheap shopping (local stuff).

Thanx for all your reply.

Cairel :)

I came across this little snip on the LP Thorn Tree Forum. It's a little quick look at Manila.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHAZN-yetYU&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eskyscrapercity%2Ecom%2Fshowthread%2Ephp%3Fp%3D9817735

Just use the edit function to "cut and paste" the address into your address line and turn up the sound a little.