leisure

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Mountain Dew Skate Park is the major hangout place for skaters of all ages. 

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If you have this need for speed but don't wna to travel outside of Megacity Manila to race, head to City Kart Racing in Circuit Makati.

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Basketball was brought to the Philippines by the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) during the early American colonial period, in the first half of the 20th century. Today it is the most popular sport in the country, whether that's played on the streets, at schools, in colleges or in the professional level.

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If you are looking for a new fitness workout while having fun at the same time, try Flying Trapeze Philippines located just behind the football turf on the corner of 34th street and 9th Avenue in Bonifacio Global City.

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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. 

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Looking to relax your muscles and get rid of that back pain? It may be time for a massage. 

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If you find shopping in Manila's malls too stressful or if you are looking for special deals and promos, the Internet offers quite some opportunities.

Nayong Pilipino "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/nayong-pilipino/1664835-1-eng-GB/Nayong-Pilipino_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Nayong Pilipino

Located in Clark, Pampanga, Nayong Pilipino offers cultural and historic tours of the Philippines in one venue. If it's your first time in the Philippines and can't really go around the country in one visit, this is a good first stop.

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.

Airplane Landing "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/airplane-landing/2158143-1-eng-GB/Airplane-Landing_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Airplane Landing

The country around the Megacity has everything you could wish for, from sandy beaches to breath-taking mountains, from pristine water to untouched deep jungle. As the archipelago consists of 7107 islands (give or take some during high-tide and low-tide), it is almost a necessity to hop on a plane from time to time to reach your destination.

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A Mediterranean-style shopping and entertainment complex in the center, surrounded by high-rise condominium and office towers: Eastwood City gives the impression of a secluded and glitzy world of its own. It has been launched in 1997 as a community that combines living, working, and leisure. Here are some of the places you should not miss in Eastwood, more are soon to follow.

Photo credit = Sip & Gogh Facebook page "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/local-life/cuisine-culture-and-arts/photo-credit-sip-gogh-facebook-page/1459412-1-eng-GB/Photo-credit-Sip-Gogh-Facebook-page_zoom_image.png" 719 405 Photo credit = Sip & Gogh Facebook page

Channeling your inner Van Gogh while sipping on your favorite beverages is easily enjoyed by booking a session at Sip & Gogh in Quezon City.

Hanging Bridge "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/hanging-bridge/66361-1-eng-GB/Hanging-Bridge_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1011 Hanging Bridge

If there is one thing that Filipinos have mastered (apart from being some of the kindest people on Earth) it is knowing how to spend their free-time. Leisure is definitely not a problem to obtain in the Megacity Manila. No matter if you like travelling, watching movies, singing karaoke, hanging out with friends over an ice-cold beer, playing laser tag, going to the beach for a day, or spent your hard-earned money shopping: you will definitely be happy to be there.

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.

Ayala Triangle Park "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/ayala-triangle-park/1099780-1-eng-GB/Ayala-Triangle-Park_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1014 Ayala Triangle Park

This beautifully designed park, bordered by Makati Avenue, Paseo de Roxas and Ayala Avenue, is a green refuge for office workers and businessmen frequenting Makati. It hosts a string of upscale restaurants right smack in the middle of the Philippines’ major business district. The park is also a favorite spot for joggers, dog owners, and young families.

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What could be better after a long and stressful day at work than to work out? Metro Manila offers almost any kind of sport - from football and basketball to golf and ice skating. MEGACITIZENS.com shows you how to keep yourself fit and healthy, and we present to you the best sport facilities and clubs in the Megacity.

Greenhills Building "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/greenhills-building/39653-1-eng-GB/Greenhills-Building_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 Greenhills Building

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.

Ocean Park Manila (39) "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/ocean-park-manila-39/2070105-1-eng-GB/Ocean-Park-Manila-39_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Ocean Park Manila (39)

Dive into the deep blue sea without getting wet! Manila Ocean Park awaits you with an amazing experience of the biodiversity of Earth's oceans and shorelines. The combination of entertainment and education appeals to the whole family and makes this world class marine theme park one of the city's most popular attractions among locals and tourists alike.

Taal Volcano "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/basic-and-daily-needs/leisure-education-and-communities/taal-volcano/1880629-1-eng-GB/Taal-Volcano_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 998 Taal Volcano

The Philippines has over 20 active volcanoes sprinkled around the islands, making it the perfect place for those who love adventurous climbs. Below are the top Philippine volcanoes to climb - and how to prepare to stay safe.

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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.

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Rest and relaxation was the topic of the Megacitizens Stammtisch this August held at Mbargo Lounge in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

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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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Sometimes a man has to be a man. Luckily for the Manila man, he can be himself as the Megacity presents sports screenings, delicious steaks and much more for a guys' night out!

Signpost on Corregidor Island "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/local-life/signpost-on-corregidor-island2/322688-1-eng-GB/trashed/43df10c6c71898f3db2f2026ece512ad_zoom_image.jpg" 1529 834 Signpost on Corregidor Island

As Manila is the capital of an ocean-locked country, the only way to get to other Megacities is via airplane. This is often much cheaper and easier than you might think. Regard your stay in Metro Manila as a base-camp for exploring other Megacities and Global Cities in Southeast Asia!

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You like to stay up late, even during the week? For the nighthawks of Metro Manila, MEGACITIZENS.com compiled a list of bars and restos that keep their doors open until the early morning.

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