Eating and Drinking like home? At least if you are coming from Europe or Northern America, this promise can be fulfilled. As shown in our HotSpot section, there are a lot of good restaurants featuring international cuisine. Even if you don't like to go out, you can have a more Western lunch or dinner.
Rice is the Philippines' all-day basic food, even for breakfast making it difficult to find fresh bread right at the next street corner. This can make it hard for Megacitizens from countries like Germany, Switzerland, and France to get up in the morning. But don't fret because there are actually several bakery chains that provide Metro Manila with delicious whole grain breads, baguettes, and other baked goods.
There are several international high schools which offer internationally recognized International Baccalaureate Programme (IB) and/or Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). Take a look at our list of international high schools here.
Looking for a good kindergarten for your toddler? There are a lot of good kindergartens in the Megacity that adhere to international standards and have English-speaking teachers. Take a look at our guide.
Looking for a good school for the kids? Metro Manila has a number of internationally-accredited schools to choose from. Whether you are looking for a good kindergarten or a reputable elementary school, the Megacity has several options for you.
The French Chamber of Commerce promotes French business interests in the Philippines and likewise the Philippines in France. Formed in 1988, Le Club FCC is composed of French and French-speaking executives and of businessmen with ties to France or French companies.
The International Silent Film Festival will once again show how pictures and music are enough to tell great stories in film. The festival at Shang Cineplex features seven silent movies from three continents, most of them from the early decades of film making. Philippine and international musicians are taking care of the live soundtrack.
For almost two decades now, the French Embassy, Alliance Française, and Institut Français have been bringing the best of French Cinema to Manila. It is getting passionate at this year's French Film Festival, with most of the movies centered on stories of complicated and/or unlikely relationships.
French national and long-time Metro Manila resident Jean-Marc Freihuber, founder of City Kart Racing in Circuit Makati, tells Megacitizens.com how upset he was the first time he saw Boracay, the moment he fell in love with Bohol, the time he found the love of his life, and when he decided the Philippines felt home, and will always feel home, to him.
The French Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (Le Club FCC) is inviting members and non-members to celebrate the French National Day together on July 14.
The Fete de la Musique is celebrating its 20th anniversary in the Philippines this year - and it is going to be a big party, with dozens of bands on several stages in Makati, Manila, and Cebu City.
The café near Burgos Street is the perfect place in Manila to celebrate the National Day of France, not only for French citoyens.
Werdenberg International’s Säntis Delicatessen is one of the go-to places for many Europeans in the Philippines. The high end shop sells great tasting food products usually not available in the country – at least not in one convenient venue.