of the Philippines with a population of 10 million, Manila is a teeming
metropolis marked by exemplary colonial architecture and characterised by its
friendliness and charm.
Located on the
eastern shore of the famed Manila Bay, this city is fast becoming a popular
location for business and tourism.
foreign passports do not require visas for stays under 21 days. Three-month
visas can be obtained in advance. These usually cost around USD 35.
more detailed information in visa requirements, please visit the Republic of
the Philippines website below.
Click here to view visa requirements from Bureau of Immigration, Philippines
The national currency of the Philippines
is the Philippine peso (PHP).
Coins come in denominations of 5, 10
and 25 centavos; 1, 5 and 10 pesos; and 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and
Cash and travellers cheques can be
exchanged in licensed exchange offices and international hotels.
Here are the most recent exchange rates for some common currencies.
12% VAT tax applies to all food, shopping and hotel purchases in Manila.
A service charge of
10% is usually added to all hotel and restaurant bills in Manila. If not, a 10%
tip is appropriate for waiters.
9am - 3pm, Monday to
Hours8am - 5pm, Monday to
9am - 6pm, Monday to
Hours9am - 9pm, Monday to
do not require a health certificate for entry in Manila.
international medical services in Manila are of a high standard and are readily
available, Traders Hotel, Manila, recommends drinking bottled water during your
stay. A bottle of water will be provided in your room free of charge.
Light clothing is
appropriate for daily wear. Jackets are good to have during rain storms or the
occasional cool period.
For formal occasions,
men wear coat and tie or a traditional Barong Tagalog (tailored slacks and
leather shoes). Women often wear cocktail dresses with a light shawl.
is tropically warm year-round. Temperatures range from 22°C to 33°C (72°F to
92°F). The rainy season is from July to October.
Partly sunny with a shower or t-storm
A couple of afternoon thunderstorms
LanguageTagalog, English is also widely spoken
Time ZoneGMT + 8 hours
Mobile PhonesGSM 900 / 1800
3001 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, 1305, Philippines
T:(63 2) 708 4888
F:(63 2) 708 9850
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