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MG 2017 flyer "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/local-life/life-laws-and-events-in-manila/mg-2017-flyer/4302862-1-eng-GB/MG-2017-flyer_zoom_image.jpg" 440 587 MG 2017 flyer

Mabuhay Germany is back, this year with the theme “In Motion”. The 2-day festival features the most comprehensive showcase of German products, services, tradition and culture in the Philippines. Mabuhay Germany 2017 will give a sensorial immersion and provide the Filipino community with a taste of Germany, a world leader in technology, engineering and innovation.

Circuit Makati Blue Pitch 2 "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/circuit-makati-blue-pitch-2/1003008-1-eng-GB/Circuit-Makati-Blue-Pitch-2_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1014 Circuit Makati Blue Pitch 2

Playing football on blue artificial grass might take a little getting used to at first, but the Gatorade Chelsea Blue Pitch at Circuit Makati is arguably one of the best football fields in Metro Manila.

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The holidays in the Philippines is a time for family, reflection, and contemplation. Food, presents, and lots of laughter are equally important every holiday season, too. So what's it like between December 24 and December 26 in Megacity Manila?

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Bonifacio Global City still has the luxury of space and green areas. The parks Track 30th and Terra 28th is the place to go to in BGC if you would like to jog or go to the playground with the kids.  

xmas food "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/mashup-and-event-pictures/xmas-food/1789642-1-eng-GB/xmas-food_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 xmas food

Noche Buena is celebrated on Christmas Eve, or midnight of the 24th of December. It is the most anticipated part of the holidays for many Filipinos because it is that time of the year when Christmas delicacies are served. Among these delicacies are a number of Filipino favorites. Find out what is served in most Filipino homes for Noche Buena. 

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During the nine days before Christmas, Catholics in the Philippines attend Simbang Gabi or Misa de Gallo, a series of masses that take place late in the evening or before sunrise, between 3 and 5 am. 

SM Ice Skating Rink "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/local-life/sm-ice-skating-rink/772390-1-eng-GB/SM-Ice-Skating-Rink_zoom_image.jpg" 982 552 SM Ice Skating Rink

This sport is surely unusual in a tropical country like the Philippines. Whether you miss that winter feeling during Christmas season or you just want to try some new activity, there is no better place to go than the SM Ice Skating Rink.

The Columns "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/the-columns/36001-1-eng-GB/The-Columns_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 The Columns

The Columns is home to may Megacitizens but the area is also frequented by non-residents because of its restaurants. This includes Kopiroti, New Bombay, Joey Pepperoni among others. It is also home to one Bank of the Philippine Islands branch. 

Swimming Pool "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/swimming-pool/610755-1-eng-GB/Swimming-Pool_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Swimming Pool

You can find a range of swimming pools across the Megacity - from simple public pools where you can take a dip, university pools for some serious laps, big water parks for the whole family, and fancy, relaxing pools located in hotels. Here are some of the best swimming pools in the Metro. 

Condo "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/condo2/551536-1-eng-GB/Condo_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Condo

The two towers of Paseo Park View are located in the very center of Salcedo Village. As the name promises, you can see Salcedo Park from one side of the building and Ayala Triangle from the other with these two green oases less than five minutes away.

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All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day are important occasions for many Christians in the Philippines. This is the day that they visit their deceased loved ones. Filipinos have a special and often cheerful way of celebrating All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day ad it often entails big family picnics at the cemeteries.

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Ayala Alabang Village is a big subdivision of almost 30,000 people. The popular expat neighborhood is located in Muntinlupa City, in the southern part of the Megacity. 

Dinosaurs Island (9) "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/dinosaurs-island-9/1867892-1-eng-GB/Dinosaurs-Island-9_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Dinosaurs Island (9)

Look! Dinosaurs!
Dinosaurs Island in Clark is a fun destination for parents and their children. If you're a kid at heart or someone who loves dinosaurs, it may be time to schedule a visit to Clark. 

International School Manila "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/international-school-manila/1287190-1-eng-GB/International-School-Manila_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 International School Manila

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. 

Playground in Salcedo Village "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/playground-in-salcedo-village/404586-1-eng-GB/Playground-in-Salcedo-Village_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Playground in Salcedo Village

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.

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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.

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Mothers and Darlings (MADS) is a great way for both children and parents to meet new friends and ease into life in Manila.

Birthday Party in Jollibee "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/birthday-party-in-jollibee/594163-1-eng-GB/Birthday-Party-in-Jollibee_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Birthday Party in Jollibee

Filipinos love big festivities with family, friends, and neighbors, so children's birthdays are always a good opportunity to throw a party. There are a couple of birthdays that are particularly important: the 1st, the 7th, and – for girls - the 18th birthday. Here is our Megacitizens guide on how a proper celebration should look like.

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The annual holidays in the Philippines are a mix of various political, historical and religious celebrations and there are quite a number of them in the calendar. Here is all you should know about what you can and can not do on such holidays, and how local life is in the Megacity when the offices are closed.

Easter-Celebration "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/news/easter-celebration/48271-1-eng-GB/Easter-Celebration_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1012 Easter-Celebration

Due to the strong Catholic belief in the country, Easter is a very important date throughout the Megacity. It is an exciting time in Manila, with lots of religious events and procedures to be attended, and many family events and commercial happenings taking place at the same time. 

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Deemed the home of the best pediatrics department in the country, Philippine General Hospital (PGH) boasts training, service, and research facilities to uphold its mission and the mission of the University of the Philippines’ College of Medicine.

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 Known for its burger and roast beef, Dayrit’s is one of the old-timer restaurants in the metro.

Greenbelt 5 "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/misc/greenbelt-malls/greenbelt-5/1229437-1-eng-GB/Greenbelt-5_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Greenbelt 5

Going to the Mall or 'malling' is a favorite activity on weekends and holidays, for families and couples or for anyone who just wants to grab a quick bite. There are a lot of malls which have a lot to offer. If you are looking for activities for a night out, be warned: some of them close early, around 9 pm. This excludes all the bars outside the mall itself and the cinemas, which let you in until the last show starts, which is usually  around 10 or 11 pm. If you stick to the opening times of the malls, there is still a lot to do. You can go shopping (what malls are actually made for), watch a new blockbuster movie with your darling, have dinner in the busy but cheap food court or in a more fancy restaurant, play with your children at the playground, or compete in arcade games/ pool/ online games with your friends.

Moving "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/moving/600367-1-eng-GB/Moving_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Moving

The Megacitizens guide for moving to Manila, from booking a flight and packing your things to finding a job and making new friends.

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Keep it rolling: Paeng's Bowl and Billiard Room awaits you with 20 bowling lanes and 15 billiard tables in a family-friendly atmosphere.

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