If you'd rather work for yourself than for others, there is always the option to set up a company and start your own business. Making use of your experience and skills and offering them in a foreign Megacity might be an opportunity for many Megacitizens to start a new chapter in life.
There are several providers for prepaid and post-paid mobile phone plans available in the Megacity and it only makes sense to take some time to compare plans and options. But if you want to get SIM cards from all the providers, you can do so as well because it is not uncommon for Megacitizens to have two or three SIM cards from different telecoms. SUN-Smart-Globe is a likely combination.
Being one of the biggest companies that offer traditional landline services, Bayantel has been a household name in the country. Bayantel or Bayan, however, was recently bought by Globe.
Internet access if easy to find in the Megacity and they come in different forms. You've got your 24/7 Internet shops and open Wi-Fi in local coffee shops and some fast food chains and you also have options to get your personal Internet plan at home. We've gathered information about Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the Megacity to guide you on which plan you should get.
Established in January of 1906, the German Club Manila traces its roots from Casino Union, a loose association of German-speaking expats formed some time in 1880. It is one of the oldest clubs formed by foreigners in the Philippines.
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.
Since 2008, GPCCI has been supporting business relations between Germany and the Philippines. It connects companies and professionals from both countries and offers a wide range of information and consulting services regarding opportunities, economic development, outsourcing, marketing, and more.
The Goethe Institute is the German Cultural Centre. It offers language courses, organizes events and runs a library for German books and movies.
Tracing its history back to 1914, Nomad Sports Club is the hometo the British community in Manila. The club offers a number of sports activities for Megacitizens.
The British Women's Association presents itself as "an international group, with members from 22 nations" that is based in Manila. BWA's website says, "Join us to meet other friendly people, to take up a new hobby or to become involved in supporting local charities."
'Instituto Cervantes is a worldwide non-profit organization created by the Spanish government in 1991. It is the largest organization in the world dedicated to the teaching of the Spanish language and to increasing knowledge about Spanish and Hispanic culture.'
The American Women's Club of the Philippines (AWCP) is an organization of Americans and spouses of American citizens residing in the Philippines. The Club promotes and fosters American cultural values in its activities while celebrating the diversity of an international community.
Mothers and Darlings (MADS) is a great way for both children and parents to meet new friends and ease into life in Manila.
Initiated in 1902 and incorporated in 1920, AmCham Philippines is the oldest American Chamber abroad. It has 23 standing committees and two foundations that cover all aspects of business and industry to promote American-Philippine relations.
The Megacitizens guide for moving to Manila, from booking a flight and packing your things to finding a job and making new friends.
With its theme “Connect Now”, Mabuhay Germany 2015 successfully gathered the German-Philippine community to a festive weekend showcasing German culture, food and business.
The British Embassy invites everyone to the Great British Festival happening from the 27th of February to March 1st, 2015 at Bonifacio High Street in Bonifacio Global City.
"Quick Escapes" was the topic of the first "Stammtisch" Meeting in 2015, and Manila's Megacitizens had a lot travel tips to share.
It is time for the first Megacitizens „Stammtisch“ Meeting 2015. Newcomers and Manila experts alike are welcome to join our casual get-together at Le Cafe Curieux, Makati City.
The German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI) invited to an initial get-together of the Young Professionals Group.
Clubs & Networks are a perfect opportunities to get in touch and stay connected with like-minded people in the Megacity. Here we list organizations and associations that target an international crowd and revolve around a common theme, such as culture, sports, business, charity, or just bringing together people from the same country.
The upcoming Megacitizens "Stammtisch" Meeting is a chance to find out more about Manila's hidden gems. Come and join our casual get-together for the expats and citizens of Metro Manila on Tuesday, July 29.
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.