Manila is the capital city of the Philippines, also known as the Pearl of the Orient. This bustling historic city is full of highlights and attractions including museums, parks, theaters, shopping malls, and a variety of restaurants. Manila also is famous for its varied cuisine and street food markets. Other than that, Manila also is the center of nightlife in the country due to its wide selection of pubs, clubs, and bars. It takes around 4 hours of flying time to travel from Singapore to Manila. This will differ based on the airlines and routes taken as well. Considering Traveloka offers various airline options such as Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, AirAsia, Emirates, and more, you have plenty to choose from. Some of the best attractions there are in Manila such as Malacanang Palace, Intramuros, and Manila Ocean Park.
Manila is generally warm throughout the year, but there is a certain period of the year that is good enough to do both outdoor and/or indoor activities. The usual period where Manila is open for visiting is from late December to early April. This will be the optimum period to go on a holiday here in Manila. The temperature will usually vary from 23°C to 34°C and is rarely below 21°C or above 36°C. Maybe to get the best time where you are not at the peak of the holiday season in Manila, you can plan a travel to Manila close to the end of December or early April, just before the holiday peak starts.
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Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)
Ninoy Aquino International Airport is the main airport operating in Manila. It is 13 km away from Manila. The trip via car or any public land transportation will take around 30 minutes from the airport to the main city. The traveling time will only differ depending on the traffic condition at the time of the travel. Some of the airport facilities you can find at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport include check-in facilities, free wi-fi, duty-free outlets, restaurants, ATMs, and prayer areas.
Malacanang Palace - Located in the old Manila district of San Miguel, Malacanang Palace is also known as the Presidential Museum and Library. It was originally structured and built-in 1750 by Don Luis Rocha, a Spaniard in the galleon trade. Malacanang Palace is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the Philippines. It will be a great loss to miss a visit to Malacanang Palace. Malacanang Palace is just 3 km away from Manila and 12 km from the main airport. It will take roughly 10 minutes to drive from Manila to Malacanang Palace and around 30 minutes from the airport. Malacanang Palace opens from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm on weekdays. The entrance fee is PhP50 for adults and PhP30 for students, senior citizens, and disabled persons.
Intramuros - Intramuros is the oldest section of Manila city and is characterized by its walled fortress. It was once a walled city during Spanish Colonial times in the 1500s to the 1800s. visitors can walk around inside the three-mile-long stone wall that surrounds the district. Intramuros also offers a guided walking tour if the visitors wish to learn more about the walled city and its significance to Manila. It will be a great loss to miss a visit to Intramuros. Intramuros is 3 km away from Manila and 12 km from the main airport. It will take roughly 7 minutes to drive from Manila to the Intramuros and around 20 minutes from the airport. Intramuros opens all day to visit with an entrance fee of PHP35.
Manila Ocean Park - Manila Ocean Park is one of the most unique adventures in the city where the visitors can get interactive with marine life through the Sharks and Rays Encounter, Trails to Antarctica, or the fish spa where the fish clean the visitors’ feet in a small pool of water. There are also exhibits of birds and other animals available at the site. It will be a great loss to miss a visit to Manila Ocean Park. Manila Ocean Park is 3 km away from Manila and 10 km from the main airport. It will take roughly 7 minutes to drive from Manila to the Manila Ocean Park and around 20 minutes from the airport. Manila Ocean Park opens daily from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm to visit and closes on Monday. The entrance fee ranges from PHP499 to PHP1,000 based on the types of tickets.
Bring Extra ATM & Credit Cards During Your Travel
There is a saying that doesn’t keep all your money with you when you travel, but that doesn’t mean you should not bring extra money at all. Keep extra credit and atm cards with you when you travel. This will help greatly when things go south and believe me, it probably will. Keeping cards instead of cash with your person is better and safer.
Always Stay In Touch
Despite the beauty of the world, it is not necessarily a safe one. Even if you are doing a solo trip, always keep in touch with your family and/or friends. Let them have a copy of your itinerary so that they have an idea of where you are. Keep them close in contact each day and let them know when you are changing locations during your trip.
Keep Your Accommodation Address with You
This might sound ridiculous but it is important nonetheless. We tend to underestimate ourselves and assume we have it all in our heads. It is best to have it with you at all times because when you need a specific direction back, you can refer to it easily. It is best to keep it on paper as well because you will never know when the handy-dandy technology will fail you when you need it the most.
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