Binondo in Manila: A guide to food and culture of the world’s oldest Chinatown

Binondo in Manila is the oldest Chinatown in the world which was acknowledged in 1594 as permanent settlement of Chinese immigrants during the Spanish occupation. It has become the melting pot of almost all the commer... Read More

The Lunar New Year in Manila guide

It’s the year of the rat! For Lunar New Year (or Chinese New Year), Manila is going all out with festive events and dinners offering traditional dancing and performances–no matter what your take on the rodent is... Read More

Top 10 Facts about Chinese New Year

  1) The date varies. Chinese hold their new year celebrations between the 21st January and 20th February, depending on the Chinese lunar calendar; so although calendar years have a fixed start and end date, the ... Read More

Boracay is back, but its party days are over

A better and more sustainable Boracay is welcoming back visitors after the six months rehabilitation shutdown. The island’s closure (continually on the top of the list as the world’s most beautiful island  &#8211... Read More

Art Fair Philippines 2018

Set in an alternative urban venue, the six floors of a carpark building in Makati will be converted into a pop-up art space for the sixth edition of Art Fair Philippines (1-4 Mar). The premier platform for one of Sout... Read More

7 Top Tips for a successful Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is approaching and whether we are in a relationship or not, this holiday is designed to remind us about love. But Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers, there are of course the love of your family and ... Read More

Cuaderno Fil-Mex Book Café: A Haven for Foodies and Book Lovers

My late night thoughts include one constant self-debate to find out what is better: the smell of good food or the smell of books. Squeezed in the middle of the bustling Estrada Street in Malate, Manila is a café-slash... Read More