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All stories come to an end - and it is now time for us at Megacitizens.com to say thank you and goodbye, it was a truly memorable journey keeping you updated about the latest developments surrounding a Megacitizen's life in Manila. We would be honored if you would take some time and read our final article.

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

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Spend some of your free time on learning about the country's cultural roots and widen your horizon while in the Megacity! Metro Manila hosts a number of museums featuring Philippine culture & art, mostly private collections. There is little international art to be stunned by, but the local art will also take your breath away. There are also several interactive science and art museums that are great for a family day on weekends. Apart from that, you will find some interesting smaller museums about specific topics, from shoes and money to the Armed Forces and Chinese life in the Philippines.

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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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This HotSpot is conveniently located in the North-East of Makati and as such makes it a prime destination for after-work hours. No matter if you still have to wait for the traffic to decrease before heading home, looking for an informal meeting place or just relax or party after a contract has been signed: this HotSpot is what you need. Jupiter, Burgos, Kalayaan offers all you need for the above-mentioned and more. You want to relax first? Try a quick massage. Heading home later? Get some ice-cold beer while singing your heart out at the local karaoke bar. It's time for chill-out? Go to one of the Megacitizens' favorite hangout places in Metro Manila.

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The old center of Metro Manila breathes history: churches and old universities built during the Spanish era, neoclassical government buildings and wide boulevards from the American Commonwealth period, and monuments for the national heroes of a finally independent Philippines.

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Manila's Chinatown Binondo is situated in Manila City, in one of the oldest parts of the Megacity. Historically, there has been a strong Chinese influence on the Philippines, starting with trade relations centuries ago. Manila's Chinatown is in fact considered the oldest in the world.

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For lack of public space, shopping malls are often the primary venue for social life in Philippine towns and cities, particularly in Metro Manila, where you find some of the world's largest malls. This section gives an overview of the Megacity's most important malls, their locations, special features and what you can find and do in each of them.

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The Lopez Museum covers more than 600 years of Philippine Arts & Letters, featuring famous Philippine artists, historic maps, colonial-time drawings and pictures, and a library with over 20,000 titles.

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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.

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It is safe to say that all Megacitizens in Manila are also active in the Cyberspace – and as soon as they are reading this paragraph, they are also Megacitizens in Cyberspace. The reason for that is quite simple. Cost for connection to the Internet via smart phone or USB dongle for the laptop are comparatively low and free wireless networks are provided in many coffee shops and restaurants in all HotSpots.

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No matter if you look for a trusted Hard Rock Café, an authentic English Pub or a noble French Cuisine, the Megacity has it all.

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