Three Things To Do When In Manila
the art scene
We’ve had so many features about establishments in Makati,
BGC and Quezon City so this time around we dedicate our space to
one of the most interesting cities to visit – Manila. As a starter we are
listing down three things you should do if you are planning to come
by the city.
Spend time looking at artworks
and talking to artists at the
Saturday Market happening
monthly at the First United
Building in Escolta. There you
might just find the group of
people you’ll be lifelong friends
with if your hobby is drawing
cityscapes or slices of life
in the city in Urban Sketchers.
Be inspired by a twelve-year-old
artist named Miles Fabonan
whose contemporary art
drawings will definitely be worth
more than fifty pesos someday.
There are also a number of
“pre-loved items” as they’d like
to call second hand items these
days from vintage memorabilia
to branded bags.
Take lots of photos
The city of Manila has such a strong
character that every snapshot is truly worth
a thousand words. There are the usual
subjects of old buildings and churches but
there are also a million opportunities to
capture the perfect smile of a stranger or
to make a social commentary in just one
photo. While a very good camera is highly
recommended and certainly worth all the
weight once you see what you’ve got
afterwards, smart phones will also do as long
as you just make sure to document as much
as you can.
If you don’t want to have to go through all the choices then we’ve got some go to names.
A meal at Wai Ying Fastfood is as the name goes fast and also good and very affordable.
Grab a siopao at Shanghai Fried Siopao to munch on for merienda. Take a pick from
the amazing array of hopia flavors in Eng Bee Tin as pasalubong to family and friends.
Manila is not the capital of the Philippines for nothing so again this is just the beginning, we’ll definitely have more about this city coming to your screens in the coming weeks.