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What to do in Manila
Manila has lots of great placed that will satisfy any traveller’s wanderlust. As the capital city of the Philippines and gateway to many of the country’s best destinations, Manila is filled with tasty food, exciting nightlife, historic sights, great shopping, and many more.
Travel back in time in historic Intramuros as you follow the footsteps of the Philippines’ national hero. Explore the walled city on a horse-drawn kalesa and take pictures. Don’t forget to snap a photo at the iconic Rizal Park, which is also known as Luneta Park.
Visit Manila’s version of the White House and hop on a taxi to Malacañan Palace. If you travel for culture, then you need to catch a show at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Spend hours browsing through the National Museum of the Philippines and be amazed by the famous Spoliarium painting of Juan Luna.
Craving for food? Ride a jeep to Binondo and get your fill of delicious Chinese food from the oldest Chinatown in the world. You can also ride a kalesa to Binondo Church and go shopping.
True bargain hunters will love testing their haggling skills in Divisoria and Greenhills. If you’re travelling with kids, you can spend your pesos in Mall of Asia for shopping, ice skating, movies, or ride a Ferris wheel by the sea. Then relax as you watch one of the best sunsets in the world at Manila bay.
Experience the best of Manila by attending the city’s best events such as Chinese New Year in Binondo, the Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Cinemalaya independent film festival in CCP, and many more.
Complete your Manila trip with a list of 10 free and cool things to do in Manila. And if you have more time in the city, go on a food trip in Quezon City, visit Makati, and explore Bonifacio Global City in Taguig too.
When to visit Manila
The best time to visit Manila is from December to April for cooler temperatures, pleasant weather, and exciting local events.
Grab your passport now because Singapore citizens can fly to the Philippines and travel to Manila visa-free for up to 30 days. Check out the Embassy of the Philippines in Singapore for more travel info.
Travelling to and around Manila
You’ll be landing in Manila through the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, where you can reach your next destination by taxi, airport bus, public bus, and rideshare apps. You can travel around Manila by taxi, LRT, MRT, bus, rideshare apps, motorized tricycles, and kalesa.
Today's currency rate
SGD 1.00 = PHP 39.56
Temperature average in May
24.5 - 34.6°C
Rainfall average in May
Cheapest time to fly to Manila (MNL)
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