Megacity: Manila

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Here you will find some ideas why Megacitizens might have chosen to live in Manila, what they are doing here and what you can do here as well.

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Because the Philippines is an English-speaking nation, the Megacity attracts a lot of students, lecturers, and teachers from around the world. Most students who choose to study in Metro Manila come from different parts of Southeast Asia and from South Korea, while teachers and lecturers come from different parts of the globe. The pay in education especially in private schools and universities is quite good.

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Looking to live in a tropical paradise? The Philippines is a popular destination for retirees. Find out why. 

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If you are new to the Megacity, you will certainly feel a bit confused about the use of terms such as 'Manila', 'City of Manila', 'Metro Manila', NCR, and so on. Let us clarify which term refers to what and what their meanings are.

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National Citizens & Icons is a compilation of names that you should be familiar with when living in Metro Manila. It includes national heroes and others who shaped the Megacity and the country in the past - but also those who are currently shaping the future of the Megacity: national icons in politics, sports and pop culture.

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How many seasons do we have in the Philippines? When is the best time to travel in order to avoid monsoon and typhoons? And how do Filipinos define "cold"? Here is all you need to know about geography and climate of Manila and the Philippines.

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Online news sources, expat forums, entertainment guides, and more - we compiled a link list with the best that the Manila Cyberspace has to offer for Megacitizens like you!

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As Manila is the capital of an ocean-locked country, the only way to get to other Megacities is via airplane. This is often much cheaper and easier than you might think. Regard your stay in Metro Manila as a base-camp for exploring other Megacities and Global Cities in Southeast Asia!

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A collection of traveling-, living- and working experiences from different Megacitizens who decided to explore the Megacity Manila and everything around it.

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May literally brought even more action to the table! For the first time this year, the Megacitizens meet-up / regulars table known as 'Stammtisch' took place at the 121 bar in Salcedo Village - Makati! Itwas a great opportunity to meet other Megacitizens (Expats, Professionals, Backpackers etc.), and share stories, experiences and cold drinks with them!

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'My credo back then was: if I don't get out of the city every two- to three weeks, I go nuts'

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'Every town in the city has its own character with its unique bars, restaurants and feel. So, it does not really differ from the cities and Hotspots in Manila'

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'I keep postponing my return flight. Once Manila gets you, it won't let you go easily'

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The Megacity Manila is home to a lot of international companies and therefore always hungry for (well-educated) professionals from all over the world. The investment climate has gradually improved in the last few years and therefore offers opportunities for international branches and start-ups as well. The two hindering factors for setting up your own company however are corruption as well as laws prohibiting foreigners to own the majority of shares in a Philippine company.

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