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!
Beach parties, fireworks, karaoke - there are a lot of different ways of celebrating the last day of the old year and for welcoming the new year in the Philippines.
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.
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.
When the construction of the Forbes Town Center was finished, it immediately came alive with new restaurants. This includes the newly rebranded Henry’s Place by Good Earth formerly known as Good Earth.
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'.
It is almost the Chinese New Year and to celebrate it, Ateneo de Manila’s Filipino-Chinese organization Celadon will be holding the 9th
Spring Film Festival from February 13 to 22, 2015 at Edsa Shangri-La Mall. The festival features six award-winning Chinese films. Entrance is free and all films have English subtitles.
The island nation of Taiwan - also known as the Republic of China - is the Philippines' nearest neighbor in the north. Its capital Taipei offers guests fascinating temples and museums, delicious food at the nightmarkets, and an uplifting visit of Taipei 101, one of the tallest buildings in the world.
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.
There are many Hap Chan branches in Manila, but only one that serves seafood right at the bay.
Hong Kong is one of the top weekend get-away destinations for a lot of Megacitizens in the Philippines. This city of eight million people is a mere two-hour flight away and its efficient public transportation system leaves everyone in awe.
Pancit is the Philippine version of noodles. They are of Chinese origin and can be found in every canteen and on every party. Pancit Bihon is probably the most popular and common form of this comfort food. Having some people over for a house warming or birthday celebration? Here is what you should serve your guests.
The Lucky Chinatown Mall (link) celebrates the first 'Dragon Boat Festival'. The event started on 'Manila Day' and will go on for six days.