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TOURIST INFORMATION FOR TRAVELLERS TO MANILA,

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MANILA AIRPORT:

Manila Airport Manila) Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City 1300, Manila, The Philippines is OK well thought out and is only a small airport. They have 3 terminals as not many planes at any one time so its quick to get thru and easy with only3 carousels. Go thru immigration and get 1 month stay then the carousel is only 10 metres on the other side away. Processing your passport is quick. Theres a help desk there with maps for free after you go thru immigration and exit to your bags. Once you give your Customs declaration over then youre out in the terminal which again is small so you will not get lost. Customs is Ok similar to thai and you are not searched. [ Customs info ]& we have many more Tourist info at the links below

Robinsons in Malate Manila has everyhting you need from Restaurants, to garments to eateries

THAILAND TO THE PHILIPPINES: Check out Kuwait airways which is cheaper than Cebu and also check the difference of going to Manila or Clarke. Cebu charges for luggage and you will need to shop around. Kuwait you can change your ticket but Philippines Air you cannot and Thai air is a little bit more expensive as at April 2009. Convert your baht into $US at Bangkok as hard to get pesos in Bangkok airport. TMB advertise Pesos but never has them-- (however say you have $US and maybe they can have a few tucked away???).The flight is only 2.5 hours to Manila from Bangkok and when you arrive you will see how the Philippines is a lot more poorer than Thailand. The airport is not huge like Bangkok and you will see only a small downtown as you land but many shanty town areas. The traffic can be chaotic with horns bleating but thats life here. More noticeable is the poor state of many buildings, the beggars with babied outside 7/11s etc but Manila has everything. Try Robinsons huge super store which also has a super market below and many outlets from Big Macs tio Wendys and Philippino specials and the Food Court is great.They have money changers there as well and use them rather than Hotels etc for the better rate. The rate by the way will change by .75pesos up at Hotels airports etc. Bottled water is 10pesos up; Coke 500ml= 22.75pesos; Yoghurt = 25-45 pesos and Bisuits are good @ 36 pesos.

 

 

 

WHAT NOT TO TAKE:

Too many clothes as cheap here and you can buy just about anything but nothing like Thailand. They even have casinos below opposite the Riviera Mansion Hotel but the night markets are nothing like Thailand and mostly full of rubbish items. Watch crossing the roads at night as many jeepneys do not use their lights.

WIRELESS INTERNET IN MANILA: In the Hotels unless they say wireless is free then its not. The cost to use wireless which most Hotels won't tell you when you book is 100P for 1 hour in a 24 hour period & 450P for 4 hours in any hour period and 960P for 10 hours over a 48 hour period. Go to Robinsons and use for FREE. The login is: "Robinsonsmalls" or you can go to the GLOBE Internet shop and buy hours using their Globe wireless. You can buy a weekly Wireless card for 1680P and monthly for 3600P from http://wifi.hiwire.net.ph or by calling 6700-7777. Manila is pretty good with wireless far better than Thailand Hotels who have cheaper rates but lack wireless internet connections. Thai Hotels normally set up PCs at an hourly rate 30, 60 100baht an hour. Like anywhere they will all come on steam as demand for wireless increases. Bring you own adaptor but you can buy i many hardwares or 7/11 the adaptors. As the Philippines use a 2 pin plug similar to Thailand sometimes the wall sockets do not work over time as the connections stretch and when you plug in your get no power. If this is the case don't blame your laptop but to test just touch your transformer and if not hot then yes its the wall socket so change.

MANILA WHAT TO BRING:Bring just light clothes and buy what you need here. Its cheap.

Bus: Dont use the airport bus as cheaper and better to use the new YELLOW TAXI CABS just outside the airport main doors to your left. An airport bus runs to Metro Manila which is the city of Manila; a cheap and frequent Metrobus.PHP 50 45 mins. A cheap and frequent. Takes 60-90 mins if you have to use one but for 200P its better to use the Yellow taxis.  Metro Manila is one of the two defined metropolitan areas in the Philippines. DMTC buses park to the right of the airport at the foot of the driveway and run down Taft Ave. MMTC buses go to Cubao without touching the tourist belt. The air-conditioned Love Buses pass the tourist belt on their way to Quiapo, but it's a circuitous route which goes through Makati.
Jeepney: Privately owned jeepneys run to/from Baclaran where there is a metrorail terminal along Quirino Avenue to complete the journey to the city.
Taxi: Airport taxis are a rip-off, charging up to 4 times the meter fare. Avoid this, walk up the stairs to arrivals (ask if you cannot find the stairs) and get in a taxi that someone has just arrived in - nobody will care. Go by the meter and add a few extra Pesos. EMP taxi (white with yellow stripes, or R&E taxis (yellow with green stripes); both have good reputations. When heading to the airport make sure you tell the taxi driver which terminal, if you go to the wrong one it is another taxi ride across to the correct one.At the NAIA, the G & S taxi counters are located by the escalator at the arrival area and near the taxi stand right outside Gate 1; they are open between 5:00 and midnight or even later in case of late flights. The fixed point-to-point rates, good for up to four pas-sengers, can be paid in pesos or US$; all major credit cards or Avis cards are accepted. The journey time into Manila varies enormously depending on the time of day. At peak times, it can take up to two hours; at best, it will take 30 minutes. It is recommended to only take a taxi with a Department of Tourism (DOT) accreditation. Book a taxi at one of the taxi desks before leaving the airport. Complimentary hotel cars can be arranged at the airport's hotel reservations desks. Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) is eight miles (12 kilometres) south of Manila. Take only official, metered or pre-booked taxis, do not accept rides from people that approach you in the terminal same in Thailand. The taxis in the line in front of arrivals are metered and will charge around Pesos (US$15-US$20) to central Manila hotels. Thailand 1baht as at April 1st 2009 = 0.73pesos or PHP & US$1=148.262 PHP. It will take about 20 minutes to one hour for the trip, depending on the traffic.

Go the town of Danao, in the island of Cebu and here you will find the craftsmen who make replica guns. Yes they make some of the finest weapons all unregistered so now you see what the crime is like here.

Philippines Embassy , Thailand
760 Sukhumvit Road, Corner Soi Philippines (Sukhumvit 30/1)
Prakhanong Bangkok 10110 Thailand
Phone: +66-2-259-0139         +66-2-259-0140        +66-2-258-5401        
Fax:+66-2-259-2809 +66-2-259-7373
Email: bangkokpe@dfa.gov.ph or inquiry@philembassy-bangkok.net
Website URL: http://www.philembassy-bangkok.net
Travelers to the Philippines for business and tourism purposes are allowed to enter the Philippines without visas for a stay not exceeding twenty-one (21) days, provided they hold valid tickets for their return journey to port of origin or next port of destination

KUWAIT AIRWAYS MANILA
G/F Jaka llBldg.
150 Legaspi St.Legaspi Village,
Makati City
EMIRATES AIRWAYS MANILA
18/F Pacific Star Bldg.,
Sen.Gil Puyat Ave.,
Corner Makati Ave.,
Makati City
Tel. No. 00 (632) 811 52
MALAYSIA AIRLINES MANILA
Unit B-C/25F, The World Centre
330 Sen.Gil Puyat Ave.,
Makati City
Tel.No. 00 (632) 867 8766
PHILIPPINE AIRLINES
Legazpi Street, Legaspi Village
Makati City Philippines 0750
Tel. No. 00(632) 818-0111
Tel. No. 00(632) 855-8888
SINGAPORE AIRLINES MANILA
33/F LKG TOWER
6801 Ayala Avenue
Makati City
Tel.No. 00 (632) 756 8888(R)
Tel.No. 00 (632) 756 8877(T)
Fax.No. 00 (632) 753 3350(R)
Fax.No. 00 (632) 753 3351(T)
ASIANA AIRLINES MANILA
G/F, ILAC Bldg
Dela Rosa cor. Legaspi Streets
Legaspi Village
Makati City
Tel. No. 00 (632) 892 5988

[ Philippines DIRECTORY ]

PHILIPPINES MANILA CITY
Arriving in Manila Philippines What to Pack with you to the Philippines
Ninoy Aquino departures Customs Information for arrivals
Where to stay Best budget Hotels Map of Philippines & map of Manila
Bus tours to Angeles Subic Bay etc Getting around Manila
Manila food outlets Changing money and the best outlets
Manila Wireless Internet Thailand & Philippine differences from food to Hotels
Manila shopping Map of Philippines & map of Manila
Ninoy Aquino departures lounge Customs Information for arrivals
Where to stay Best budget Hotels Getting around Manila
Bus tours to Angeles Subic Bay etc Changing money and the best outlets
Manila food outlets
Manila Wireless Internet Taxis and how to use them
Manila shopping Cebu Airlines
Manila food outlets Philippines Police
Philippines Corporations & buying leasing Philippines Visas
Philippines Renting Philippines Retirement Visas
Philippines JOLLIBEE Philippines Tourism Worldwide offices
Philippines CHINESE SUPERBOWL Philippines Doing Business
PHILIPPINES BEST BEACHES  
Cebu & Bohol Beach Palawan Islands
Davao coral islands Boracay white sands beaches
   

 

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