Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, is the most celebrated holiday of the Chinese community in China and abroad. So it is not surprising that in the Philippines, a country which has centuries-old ties with China, Tsinoys (Chinese Filipinos) are always looking forward to it as well. Chinese New Year celebrations are big in the Megacity!
Lucky Chinatown Mall is not only a mall but also a regular venue for Chinese festivities, such as the Mid-Autumn Festival, the Chinese Movie Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, the Filipino-Chinese Friendship Day, and - most importantly - Chinese New Year. As the name indicates you find this upscale mall in the middle of Manila's Chinatown, Binondo.
The Divisoria Market and the 168 Shopping Mall are located in the center of Manila City’s Chinatown. Shopping here is hard work and means bargaining, bargaining, bargaining - definitely not the kind of shopping for the faint-hearted.
Just in the city for one week or some days and no clue what to do? No problem, we got that covered! As every day of the week is unique and asks for different activities, we came up with a compilation of what you can do: kicking off the week with a cold after-work beer on Monday and ending the week with sports, a walk in the park, or a big breakfast menu.
Are you ready for 2016? If you are spending the year in Manila and in different parts of the Philippines, take a look at the holidays, festivals, events, and concerts coming to the country this year.
The city of Manila - which is located in the Megacity with the same name - has previously been the business district of the Metro region and as such has a lot to offer for Megacitizens - until today. It . Today, our Megacities team visited the Hotspot Chinatown and the Hotdot Malate and presents to you a unique view into the 'old town' - a stark contrast to the glamorous parts of the Megacity such as Makati or The Fort.
Manila's Chinatown Binondo is situated in Manila City, in one of the oldest parts of the Megacity. Historically, there has been a strong Chinese influence on the Philippines, starting with trade relations centuries ago. Manila's Chinatown is in fact considered the oldest in the world.
Manila's Chinese Community has its own cemetery. Visitors of this extraordinary place do not only find splendid mausoleums, temples and monuments, but also learn a lot about the history and culture of the 'Chinoys'.
Chinese-Filipinos Ivan Man Dy and Anson Yu let tourists and locals experience more of Manila's rich historical past through engaging and fun walking tours of its storied quarters.
Chinese culture has influenced Philippine life long before Spanish colonial rule. The Bahay Tsinoy, Tagalog for "House of the Chinese Filipinos", is dedicated to showcase the crucial role they play in the country's history and present.
Dancing with dragons, playing with fire: the team of MEGACITIZENS.com joined the Chinese New Year celebrations on January 31 in the heart of Binondo. Check out our video and the photo gallery with impressions of Chinese New Year 2014 in Manila's Chinatown.
Kirin Szechuan Dining at Lucky Chinatown is a fine dining place that serves authentic Sze Chuan cuisine. Located at the ground floor of the newly built mall in Chinatown, this restaurant is the place to be if you like it hot –on your tastebuds that is.
The Lucky Chinatown Mall (link) celebrates the first 'Dragon Boat Festival'. The event started on 'Manila Day' and will go on for six days.
The wear and tear of Manila’s Chinatown can be seen through its almost desolate streets but just across it is Lucky Chinatown –a new mall in the area that gives tourists and oriental food fans a ray of hope that all is not lost in the busy Chinese district of the metro.