Nightlife in the Phillipines
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Interestingly the diverse, upscale crowd in most night clubs include something that most clubs aspire to – more girls than the boys!
MANILA THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
A few months ago I took a whirl wind tour of Manila’s nightlife. It was my maiden trip to the Philippines despite the fact that it’s only a few flight hours away. Heading over for a few days, I wasn’t too sure of what to expect. My trip was a peek into Filipino lifestyle and a chance to feel the pulse of Manila. My first impression was that it is a city of contrasts with some stunning
sky scrapers and flush apartment blocks, not to mention the vast array of modern malls that are found everywhere in the Philippines. I guess there to be more than hundred malls in Metro Manila itself. The malls are very much a large part of the regular Filipino everyday life.
As far as nightlife is concerned Manila caters for all tastes. From the posh Filipinos to the tourists, “Makati” has become the new Mecca for upmarket bars and restaurants. “Malate”, previously famed as the main entertainment venue, too has a certain charm with many fun bars and restaurant options. One of the nights I went to “Alchemy”, one of the best in Manila’s high-end nightlife scene. Located on the North side of Manila, anchoring a shopping mall, it features three floors, each with a different theme and I loved it! Overall, the club was stylish and featured an impressive sound and lighting system. As I moved to higher floors, the partying got more intense. The third floor was packed with people dancing. Interestingly the diverse, upscale crowd included something that most clubs aspire to – more girls than the boys! The undisputed king of nightclubs is “RepubliQ”, a part of an upscale shopping mall in the same complex as Resorts World casino, and has well earned its status as the place to party until dawn. After feeling very content with my day sipping on Sangria (for those who don’t know Philippines was ruled by the Spanish for a really long time), I enjoyed the music and looking at my friends dancing away and of course I got roped in for a little jig but it was good fun!
CEBU THE QUEEN CITY
Cebu was the first place in the Philippines that the Spanish conquered and colonized. Ferdinand Magellan was killed on Macatan Island; hence this place is rich in History. It sure is a melting pot where the past and the present are smoothly blended together
and offers a rare beauty that will compel you to return to its shores time and time again. So after visiting all the must see places, it was time for Cebu nightlife which is as exciting as that of Manila. Salinas Drive in Cebu is home to the biggest disco in the city, the “Sunflower Disco”. On the other hand is Club Vudu that you can find at the Crossroads where high-profile clients flock to enjoy
an evening. There is also the Mango Square found near the Fuentes Osmena Circle where several nightclubs await to please the night owls.
BORACAY NIGHTLIFE BY THE BEACH
Boracay doesn’t exactly seem to hide its charms. “If you’ve got it flaunt it” could well be the Island’s motto. Famed for its beaches and even more famed for its vibrant nightlife, it is a popular vacation destination. The beach has even managed to claim second in the ‘best beach in the world’ category. Start your evening with drinks at the lounge in the Boracay resort and move on. Boracay has the most crazy and active nightlife in the Philippines. Nightlife and party enthusiasts never have a tough time searching for a place to enjoy the evening with narrow alleys filled with unique bars and restaurants to choose from. By the way you might be more
than happy to find your towel parked next to sexy senoritas in skimpy bikinis and as a further point of relaxation you could also take advantage of one of the many women offering massages as for the ultimate indulgence one can retire to massage beds and saver the true night sky. Their special mineral oil sets the mood and a bottle of champagne completes the experience.
Best Way to Reach- Thai Airways/ Singapore Airlines/ Malaysia Airlines
Best Place to stay in Manila: Resorts World Manila, Marriott Hotel Manila which also houses a casino and the famed club
Republi Q. No. 10 Newport Boulevard, Newport City Complex,
Pasay City · Phone: 63-2-9889999.
Best Place to stay in Cebu: Radisson Blu on North Reclamation Area, Juan Luna Avenue Extension. Phone: 032 402 9900.
Best Place To stay in Boracay: Boracay Regency Beach Resort.Web www.boracayregency.com
Rupali Dean has a passion for all things good in life- be it travel, food, watching plays & films, photography, drinking champagne or just getting pampered in a Spa. And very smartly she has converted this passion into a profession. Luckily being a Hotel Management graduate, an ex-chef, nutritionist and a journalist she is eminently qualified to do it, too. Imagine having your cake, eating it and then writing about it and making money? No wonder we envy her, big time!