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Catch a glimpse of Old Manila at these restored buildings and ancestral homes

Time travel isn’t possible (yet), but we can still see the spirit of Old Manila alive and well in these restored ancestral homes and buildings

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

Buy real vintage clothes per kilo in Escolta—just say these magic words

Glorious Dias is selling vintage clothes from the ’80s and ’90s at the First United Building in Escolta

Nolisoli Culture Gift Guide: Rare art book, vintage posters and T-shirt reminiscent of Escolta

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Pasig River Ferry Service is back in time for the holiday traffic

On Dec. 9, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) revived the Pasig River Ferry Service, a…

Escolta Exchange is a product of the street’s youth revival

The historic streets of Escolta, a once-thriving district of the glitzy 1920s to ’60s, is…

PH’s horrible commuting situation inspired this new typeface

Art is everywhere. There is inspiration to be found even in the most mundane things—even…

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Isko promises revival of Escolta, Manila Bay, Intramuros, and other historic Manila landmarks by 2021

Bringing Pride March to Manila isn’t the only thing newly-sworn Mayor Isko Moreno is keen…

Almost already gone: Sta. Cruz Bldg. in Escolta saved from demolition

Did you know that under Joseph “Erap” Estrada’s six-year term as Manila mayor he had…

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This Escolta coffee shop is also an artists-run space for cultural education

I love coming of age films. They validate my feelings, thoughts, and experiences in one…