03 Sep 2018 - 11 min read
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Experience the world from another angle. Enter a topsy-turvy world when you explore the Upside Down Museum in the metro. This interactive attraction will distort both your orientation and size as well as channel a “Stranger Things” type of afternoon. As a tip, wear comfortable clothes and make sure to bring a powerbank or extra batteries for your devices. Enjoy a unique experience by heading to this fun and quirky space that’s located in Boom Na Boom Grounds in the Cultural Center of the Philippines along Roxas Boulevard in Manila.
The history of the Philippine Air Force is enshrined in the Aerospace Museum located within the PAF Headquarters at Villamor Air Base. It first opened its doors on 2007 and remains the country’s only aviation museum. It’s spacious enough to display various PAF aircrafts models and is a wonderful place to learn more about the country’s Air Force culture and history. Revel in artifacts and relics that go as far back as the Second World War along with historic weapons, medals, suits, wing badges, and unit, to name a few.
SMs are located all over the Metro but SM MOA is a tourist attraction for many reasons. Located in Pasay City’s Bay City, it is the third largest shopping mall in the world. There are four interconnected main buildings that house hundreds of retail outlets and restaurants. More than shopping and food, SM has incorporated expansive entertainment activities around MOA. These include an Olympic-sized ice skating rink, an IMAX theater, entertainment arena, MOA Eye ferris wheel, EXPLOREUM Science Center and the SMX Convention Center.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and take a boat ride into the past. Sun Cruises offers a tour of the historical Corregidor Islands. The island is located right at the entrance of the Manila Bay and was fortified to defend Manila from attacks. It played a crucial role in WWII when Japanese forces were driven out of the Philippines. The takeoff point is at Sun Cruises’ terminal office at Esplanade Seaside Terminal, Seaside Blvd., MOA Complex.
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Spend the day at the renowned Oceanarium – the Philippines’ first themed park gives you a chance to see wonderful sea life and gain a deeper understanding of Philippine Marine Life. The Park is filled with different attractions and encounters with packaged rates to allow you to see as much as possible at a lower rate. Depending on the activities you want, packages range from Php 500 to 900.
The Villamor Golf Club is a 50 hectare, 18 hole par 72 course. With a total yardage of 6,681 when measured from the championship tee, the course has hosted the Philippine Masters for several years. The Fairway is gorgeous with its lines of eucalyptus and mahogany trees. The club has full amenities that include a driving range, putting practice, pro shop, swimming pool, café and restaurant and much more. T The course is open to the public and rates vary for local residents and foreigners.
Have fun at the family amusement park with several attractions. Star City spans 35,000 square metres and offers kiddie rides and has an indoor playground. There’s also Winter Fun land, Dino Island, Star Theatre and many more.
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Resorts World Manila (RWM) is Pasay’s one stop shop for entertainment and beyond. Within this development, located across NAIA 3, enjoy world-class integrated entertainment. RWM has the tourist-friendly Newport Mall with high-end shops, over 50 dining outlets, and a 24-hour movie theater. The Mall also features the modern Newport Performing Arts Theater.
The Coconut Palace, aka “Tahanang Pilipino”, was built in 1981 for Pope John Paul’s visit but what makes this structure so impressive is the fact that it is built of 100% Philippine materials. It’s located in the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Complex and celebrates Philippine architecture and the coconut palm tree. Other native materials used include coconut shells, banana fiber, and Philippine hardwood.
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The Amazing Show is a world-class Las Vegas caliber show in the heart of the Metro. It features live traditional and classical dances, live musicals and comedy acts by some of the Philippines’ veteran performers. The Amazing Show is held at the historic Manila Film Center within the CCP Complex.
If you’re in the mood for fresh seafood, Manila’s Dampa scene is something you surely can’t pass up. Beside a variety of casual restaurants is a market where you can purchase kilos upon kilos of seafood. Once you have all the fresh seafood you want, head over to a nearby restaurant and have them cook everything to your liking. Choice dishes include cheesy mussels, chili crabs, stir fried prawns and seafood barbeque.