Former first lady Imelda Marcos, wife of Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos, infamously cooked up the lavish Coconut Palace in an act of unbridled extravagance. Upon hearing that Pope John Paul II would soon be visiting the Philippines, she spent $37 million on a mansion made primarily from coconut shells. While the Pope may have ended up rejecting her offer to stay there, free guided tours mean you can get up close and personal with this fantastical folly.
跟隨馬尼拉最酷的俱樂部小子直往 Today x Future 這個「舞社加跳蚤市場」的地方，享受市內其中一個火熱晚上。這裡的雞尾酒與別不同，例如以針筒作「酒杯」的 Junkie Shot，讓人們在漫漫長夜盡情放鬆。Black Market 是另一個深夜朝聖之地，適合喜歡盡情暢飲與瘋狂跳舞的人士。這個工業倉庫風格的地下會所會有不同主題的音樂，包括靈樂與放克音樂 (soul and funk)、鐵客諾音樂 (techno)、車庫音樂 (garage) 等等。若您喜歡高級一點或享受香檳王 (Dom Pérignon)，不妨前往高端夜店 Revel，而這裡更設有 VIP 貴賓區和餐桌服務。
This homey café is popular for a reason: it serves up freshly baked pastries, delicious baguettes, and a tempting array of brunch and lunchtime treats. Grab a seat at one of its charmingly distressed wooden tables and tuck into the Wildflour Breakfast Plate. With eggs, crispy potatoes, homemade pork sausage, and ciabatta, it’s the best kind of guilty pleasure.
You’ll have to look hard to locate this bar but, as the name suggests, find it and you won’t want to leave. Tucked behind Joe’s Meat Shack diner in Warehouse 5, this intimate speakeasy boasts finely crafted cocktails, friendly bartenders, and a hipster crowd. Want to party even harder? Underground nightclub Black Market is conveniently located next door.
Manila’s energetic art scene is home to an impressive number of large-scale museums, boutique galleries and warehouse spaces devoted to showcasing contemporary art. At Manila Contemporary, the capital’s only international art museum, a number of exhibitions and educational programs seek to increase exposure to contemporary art and culture, as well as support Filipino artists. Expect bucketloads of style from Silverlens, a commercial gallery with a presence at Art Basel each year while multi-disciplinary space 1335 Mabini hosts exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and an artist-in-residency program.