Still not done with your Christmas Shopping? Here are the mall hours for the holiday season 2016 in Manila.
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.
Your company is sending you to the Philippines as an expatriate? You want to enjoy the tropical weather as a call center agent for a year? You found your long-term dream job in Manila? Whatever brought you to the Megacity as a foreigner, here are seven tips on working in the Philippines that will make your start easier.
Make sure not to show up with empty hands after vacations, as your Filipino colleagues and friends will demand "Pasalubong!" when you come back. Pasalubong is the Philippine term for souvenirs, usually edible and sweet, and it is common courtesy to get some whenever you leave the Megacity.
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.
Valentine's Day is peak season for the dozens of flower sellers at the Dangwa Flower Market in Manila. Husbands, boyfriends and suitors arrive from all over the Megacity to find something nice for their loved ones, from individual roses to lush bouquets. The often long journey is worth it. Although prices rise steeply ahead of Valentine's, fresh flowers are still much cheaper here than in other parts of Manila.
"Vom Fass" is German for "from the cask", and that is how the delicacies at this little store are served. The two branches in Metro Manila have a wide, constantly changing selection of liquors, oils, vinegars, and whiskeys, sold straight from the barrel per 100 ml.
The Manila Collectible in Intramuros is more than just a shop for souvenirs and handicraft. It is a "Culturespace" that offers handmade products from all over the Philippines as well as workshops, events, and tours to promote the rich cultural heritage of the country.