megacities

megacitizensph "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/megacitizensph/4360378-1-eng-GB/megacitizensph_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 megacitizensph

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.

Great British Festival "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/events/great-british-festival/great-british-festival19/966735-1-eng-GB/Great-British-Festival_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Great British Festival

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.

Friendly Locals "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/friendly-locals/39625-1-eng-GB/Friendly-Locals_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 Friendly Locals

We haven't forgotten the locals because they are Megacitizens too! Most of the people living in Megacity Manila are locals from all over the country. You can easily identify those born in the Megacity and those from outside Manila by asking them which province they are from. If they come from the province it basically means that they were born somewhere else and moved to the capital. Locals living in Manila are in average more liberal, more open-minded and have a higher proficiency in English compared to those living in other parts of the country.

Tourist Reading a Book "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/tourist-reading-a-book/2186302-1-eng-GB/Tourist-Reading-a-Book_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Tourist Reading a Book

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

Volunteers "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/volunteers/39776-1-eng-GB/Volunteers_zoom_image.jpg" 1536 899 Volunteers

The Megacity Manila is the capital of a developing country, a tropical developing country. It therefore qualifies to either a) do some volunteer work or b) take your backpack and climb the caves of Sagada, enjoy the Pristine beaches of Bohol or listen to some of the best live music on Earth in the Megacity itself. The Megacity is a hub for Backpackers and Volunteers, some of who are pursuing these tasks in the whole of Southeast Asia.

City Sign "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/city-sign/36607-1-eng-GB/City-Sign_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 City Sign

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.

Stammtisch May "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/megacitizens/stammtisch-may/277798-1-eng-GB/Stammtisch-May_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1041 Stammtisch May

The Megacitizens Stammtisch is an event where Megacitizens from all backgrounds come together and discuss life in the Megacity. Want to join? No, problem, just drop by!

streets "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/local-life/streets/490336-1-eng-GB/streets_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 streets

For the newcomer, a Megacity is always overwhelming in many different aspects. But one of the first things that comes to mind is always: How will I ever find my way around in Metro Manila, with its 17 cities, dozens of shopping, entertainment, and business districts, gated communities, and millions of citizens? The good news is: there are actually only a handful of main arterial roads connecting the different cities and centers. Knowing them helps to get around in the city.

Megacities-go-Services "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/megacities-go-services/36904-1-eng-GB/Megacities-go-Services_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 Megacities-go-Services

Frequently Asked Questions - and our Answers.

Flip Flops and Sandals on a Manila Market "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/flip-flops-and-sandals-on-a-manila-market/1683353-1-eng-GB/Flip-Flops-and-Sandals-on-a-Manila-Market_zoom_image.jpg" 1600 1200 Flip Flops and Sandals on a Manila Market

See something funny, amazing or just really "Pinoy" (typical Filipino)? Just snap a quick picture, send it to us, and win a Megacitizens Manila Mug!

Megacities Team's Things "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/megacities-team-s-things/29061-1-eng-GB/Megacities-Team-s-Things_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 Megacities Team's Things

Curious about what MEGACITIZENS.com is and who is behind it?

Megacities-go-Services "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/megacities-go-services/36904-1-eng-GB/Megacities-go-Services_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 Megacities-go-Services

MEGACITIZENS.com features services which come in handy for every Megacitizen living in Manila! Just check out the offered services and if you miss something, just let us know!

Megacity Bangkok "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/megacity-bangkok/1349409-1-eng-GB/Megacity-Bangkok_zoom_image.jpg" 1920 1080 Megacity Bangkok

A lot of Megacitizens travel from Manila to Bangkok and back. Bangkok is well-known and well-established as a prime tourist destination in Southeast Asia and as a hub to Thailand's beautiful beaches.The city itself is host to several national and regional headquarters of international organizations and companies. The nightlife, shopping malls and close proximity to Pattaya complete the list of reasons that might make you want to leave Manila for Bangkok.

Horseback Riding "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/misc/baguio-city/horseback-riding/1139298-1-eng-GB/Horseback-Riding_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Horseback Riding

A collection of traveling-, living- and working experiences from different Megacitizens who decided to explore the Megacity Manila and everything around it.

Internet on Mobile Phone "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/internet-on-mobile-phone/39695-1-eng-GB/Internet-on-Mobile-Phone_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 Internet on Mobile Phone

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.

Tiger Airlines "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/local-businesses/tiger-airlines/720999-1-eng-GB/Tiger-Airlines_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Tiger Airlines

Singapore-based Tigerair has sold its airline Tigerair Philippines to Cebu Pacific in January 2014. Nevertheless, the airline will be kept as an independent brand, flying to destinations all over East and Southeast Asia.

Megastar Tourist "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/misc/megastar-tourist/574711-1-eng-GB/Megastar-Tourist_zoom_image.jpg" 550 400 Megastar Tourist

Megacitizens are people like you and me. What distinguishes them from non-Megacitizens is that they are living, have been living or going to live soon in a Megacity. Living in a Megacity comes with advantages and disadvantages.

Building "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/building/31777-1-eng-GB/Building_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 Building

MEGACITIZENS.com covers not only qua definition 'Megacities' but the so-called 'Global Cities' as well. Megacitizens live in both, Megacities as well as Global Cities.

Office Workers Going Home "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/office-workers-going-home/36874-1-eng-GB/Office-Workers-Going-Home_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 Office Workers Going Home

Megacities are geographically distributed all over the world - but united in their common appearance and the things they stand for. No matter which Megacity you enter, there are certain things that you will be able to spot in all of them. Sometimes Megacities across the globe are closer connected than a Megacity and another city in the same country are.

Skyscraper "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/skyscraper2/123744-1-eng-GB/Skyscraper_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Skyscraper

A 'Megacity' is constituted of more than 10 millions inhabitants and - most of the time - is a combination of several smaller cities that naturally or artificially grew together to one large city of cities, the Megacity. Global Cities however are subject to their political, financial, cultural et cetera value.

Crowd "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/crowd/39611-1-eng-GB/Crowd_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 Crowd

Megacitizens are people like you and me. What distinguishes them from non-Megacitizens is that they are living, have been living or going to live soon in a Megacity. Living in a Megacity comes with advantages and disadvantages.

Calculator "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/calculator/36862-1-eng-GB/Calculator_zoom_image.jpg" 1806 1200 Calculator

Working in a Megacity has its positives and negatives but more often, the positive things outweigh the latter. Finding work in a Megacity can be easy if your skill set is needed in a specifically to Megacities to find work, the job market is prone to saturation. Options for employment are global and national companies, business process outsourcing units, international organizations as well as start-ups and the government.

Books "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/books/36856-1-eng-GB/Books_zoom_image.jpg" 1806 1200 Books

This article compiles suggestions for Megacities-related literature. This can be anything under the sun, ranging from news articles to entire books which deal with socio-economic environments in large cities. Be a contributor and send us your suggestion!

Ampelmann "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/ampelmann/495902-1-eng-GB/Ampelmann_zoom_image.jpg" 1600 1200 Ampelmann

Megacitizens do not only come together for a Stammtisch in Manila but also in other parts of the world to talk about Manila. How it is referred to might be different but in the end the question is the same for everybody: "When are we going back to Manila?"

Related tags