Manila Stories

Old Manila is where you find the soul of the city. A century ago, the ‘Pearl of the Orient’ was the envy of many Southeast Asian cities. Today you still find traces of this illustrious past in the winding narrow streets and art deco boulevards. After years of neglect, a new generation of urban hipsters is injecting a serious dose of cool into the crumbling houses, making Manila’s historic districts a go-to destination for homegrown design, authentic food and fabulous street parties.

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