Manila

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You can swim at the dolomite beach by end of 2022 IF DENR’s plans push through

The controversial beach is set to reopen to the public this Independence Day

Explore Escolta’s First United Building with an exclusive tour by its owners, the Syliantengs

The Art Deco building opens thisJune 26 for a tour normally reserved for family members and acquaintances. For P800, you get the full experience complete with anecdotes, a free drink, and a commemorative tote bag

What’s inside the new Arroceros Urban Forest Park?

Opened to the public last week, the newly redeveloped forest park boasts 2.71 hectares of “green space” that mixes urban elements with nature

A cyclist lines up at Manila City’s drive-thru vaccination site
Yes, you can bike to your drive-thru booster appointment in Manila

Some netizens are even saying you can take an on-demand motorcycle ride to the vaccination site at Lawton to get your COVID-19 booster shot

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Intramuros’s attractions open for fully vaccinated persons only

UPDATE as of Jan. 4, 2022: Fort Santiago, Casa Manila, and Baluarte de San Diego will remain open but only for fully-vaccinated individuals ages 18 to 65

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What’s happening to Arroceros Park? It’s becoming an ‘urban forest park’

A recent visit by environmental groups revealed that the city’s beautification project involved chopping trees and putting elevated cemented platforms in Manila’s last lung

This free virtual Halloween tour explores Manila heritage sites’ ‘dark side’

Ever wondered why Manila City Hall is shaped like a coffin? This is just one of the things you’ll learn about in WanderManila’s “One Night in Manila” on Oct. 30

Want to go to Manila Bay dolomite beach? Here’s what you need to know

No, you can’t swim, you can’t take home dolomite sand, and face shields are optional

The National Museum reopens Oct. 19. Here’s how you can book a visit

Only fully vaccinated individuals will be allowed entry to the National Museums and they should their vaccination cards and IDs with them

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LOOK: Historic Manila sites digitally reimagined in their pre-war glory

Artists heritage advocacy group Renacimiento Manila has been able to “digitally reconstruct” Plaza Moraga and is planning to complete a reimagining of Escolta before World War II