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Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Factoring in all the suburbs, the total population of the area climbs up to about 13 million residents. Now, that’s what we call “the big apple”!
It also hosts a large community of our writers. One of them - Olivia 209013 - provides a brief insight into the city:
There are many fascinating places in Manila. A blend of the past and present characterizes most of the exciting sceneries abundant in this city. These are Luneta Park (Manila’s version of New York City’s Central Park), University of Santo Tomas, Malacañan Palace, and Chinatown among others. If you ever come to Manila, I recommend to have a cup of coffee at Cafe Barbara (around Intramuros area), eat some lunch at famous Casa Roces restaurant that boasts of the finest Spanish cuisine, and end your sightseeing day by tasting delicious Chinese dishes at Ongpin Manosa Restaurant.
Manila’s fine balance of old and new is what makes it a magnet for so many people. A trip around the region will never be complete without visiting some of Manila’s iconic landmarks. In spite of the traffic, the hustle and bustle of busy Filipinos, the noise, and the scent, the footsteps of horse-drawn “kalesas” constantly remind of the Philippine’s past and the way it shaped the current and possibly future outlook.