Any recommendations where to eat in Makati?
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- Fridays Restaurant & BarWhite Beach, Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay 5608, Philippines
- White Beach PathBoracay Highway North, Malay 5608 Philippines
- Puka BeachYapak, Malay 5608 Philippines
- Gerry's GrillPaseo De Roxas, Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Philippinesrecommended Gerry's GrillFull ear-shatteringly loud bass (thanks to the massive speaker system blasting 80's classics), the atmosphere might be a little weird, but the meaty Filipino favorites (including more variations on ... read morefish and pork than you can shake a stick at) are outstanding. Portions are huge as well, but bring a pair of ear-plugs.Recommended for:Foodies.Comment.about 1 month ago. ReportMatthew Crompton
Loud as hell, but tasty, meaty Filipino food (also at Greenbelt).
- Greenbelt Shopping MallAyala Avenue, Makati City, Philippinesrecommended Greenbelt Shopping MallGranted, malls are malls. Still, not all malls are created equal. With its open terraces, shady palm trees and leafy landscaped courtyard, Greenbelt Mall is a great place to beat the heat of the day ... read morein metro Manila. More, (if you can get over the idea of awesome dining being located in a shopping mall) it's a great place for a meal or a drink in the evening, when the crowds come out.Recommended for:Trendsters.Comment.about 1 month ago. ReportMatthew Crompton
There are quite a lot of good dining options at Greenbelt (I know, it's a mall, but this is Manila, after all!).
- The Tides BoracayD Mall Station 2, Balabag, Sitio Manggayad, Philippines
- White BeachWhite Beach Path Malay Philippines, Philippines
- Red Coconut Bar & RestaurantRed Coconut Beach Resort, Aklan Province, Western Visayas, Boracay 5608, Philippines
- Cocomangas Shooter BarCocomangas Boracay Island, Balabao, Malay, 5608, Aklan, Philippines
- Boracay Beach ClubBalabag, Station 1, 5608, Philippines
recommended Boracay IslandAugust finds Boracay some weeks prior to the beginning of the peak tourism season (approximately September/October - May/June) and, as such, it was quiet and relaxed. That said, perfect weather was ... read morenot a guarantee and we did experience some cloud and a little rain during our week-long stay. We stayed at a reasonably priced, small hotel on the famous White Beach, a truly stunning beach incidentally but, again, our experience was of few tourists. Local leisure activity operators will approach you and actively hassle you to ride jet skis, go paragliding, or take a boat trip with snorkeling involved. All of these seemed affordable and satisfying, the boat trip in particular being a wonderful experience. Boracay was in the middle of rapid development at the time of the visit (2007) and reports from friends tell me it's gotten somewhat more built-up since then..Comment.5 months ago. ReportMatthew Crompton
Hey Erica! I cannot for the life of me remember the hotel that I stayed at back in 2007, but a few of my friends who went recently stayed at Dave's Straw Hat Inn (a couple blocks back from the beach) and were really happy with it -- a good location that didn't break the bank. Give it a look here: http://www.davesstrawhatinn.com/ Good luck! =)
- Kawasan FallsMantalongon, Dalaguete, Philippines
- Magellan's CrossPlaza Sugbo, off Magallanes Street, Cebu City
- Paon Bali Cooking ClassLaplapan Village Ubud Gianyar Bali 80571
- Sacred Monkey Forest SanctuaryJalan Monkey Forest, Ubud, Indonesia
- Maxwell Food Centre1 Kadayanallur St., Singapore 069184 Singapore
- Sri Mariamman Temple244 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058793 Singapore
- Emerald Pool (Sa Morakot)7.923617, 99.259962
- Boracay RegencyStation 2, in the Middle of Boracay Beach, Balabag, Sanga Sanga, Filipinas 1033, Philippines
- Singapore Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour5 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038985recommended Singapore Hop On Hop Off Bus TourThis tour helps you when you're staying a few days in SIN.It givces you the whole perspective of the different "cities" within Singapore, the different neighborhoods: Indian, Chinese, Arab, Sentosa ... read moreislands, colonial district, etc while explaning some historical facts. Really enjoyed it.ana rita bras
If you only have 1 day in Singapore, this will be great for you to have an idea of the city on a short stay.
- Southern Ridges WalkAlexandra Rd, Singaporerecommended Southern Ridges WalkDone with temples, hawker centers, and the concrete jungle? For something completely different in Singapore, head to the island's southern edge and walk the spectacular set of interconnected national ... read moreparks, savoring the greenery and wonderful views along the way. Completing the walk from the island's west, across the elevated Canopy Walk sections soaring on walkways at treetop level, thru the Horticultural Park, across the gorgeous Henderson Waves bridge and on to the cable car station on Mt. Faber (with a fantastic panorama), should take about 3 hours, and practically begs that you bring a camera. Highly recommended.Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsMatthew Crompton
Of course, if you want to see a completely different side of the city, this excellent half-day walk is my favorite thing to do in SIngapore besides eating. Check out my passport for more ideas of what to do where you're here. Good luck! ^_^
- Marina BayMarina Bay, Singapore 049323 Singaporerecommended Marina BayGranted, plutonomy is disgusting. A place like Marina Bay and its ultraluxury hotel and casino, the Sands, is by its nature a little repellent -- a playground for the ultra-rich. That said, the ... read morearchitecture of this waterfront corner of Singapore is astonishing, and a photographer's dream, with the Sands towers, the helix bridge, and the sharp glass highrises across the harbor creating a truly beautiful skyscape, particularly at sunset. It's a wonderful place for a stroll, and though the $20 pricetag to visit the Skypark atop the towers is a significant deterrent, the Marina is still completely worthy of a couple hours' exploration.Matthew Crompton
The architecture of Marina Bay also shouldn't be missed -- go for sunset and buy a drink from one of the waterfront bars (or a convenience store) and just enjoy watching the world go by.
- Newton Hawker CenterNewton Circus, Singaporerecommended Newton Hawker CenterA dollar or two more expensive than most of the city's hawker centers, the Newton Food Center is genuinely a cut above. Tourists have discovered the place, but ii's not overrun, and it's popular with ... read morelocals and expats alike. For a personal favourite, try the barbequed stingray and black pepper beef from Newton Lucky Seafood here.Matthew Crompton
Of course, dining at a hawker centre is also a must. This is a great choice for first-timers.
- 328 Katong Laksa53 East Coast Road, Singapore 428771 Singaporerecommended 328 Katong LaksaCurry laksa has been called the national dish of Singapore, and this institution off Joo Chiat Rd. does it as well as anyone. Dirt cheap, a large bowl of this coconut-and-prawn-paste base noodle soup, ... read morefull of prawns and mussels, will set you back only $6 SGD. Singapore is a serious food city, and if you're curious about its signature dish, this is the place to try it.Matthew Crompton
don't neglect to try laksa, the national dish, as from this awesome spot.
recommended SingaporeGranted, Singapore has an obnoxious government. Its meddlesome approach to personal freedoms and perceived social ills is irritating at best, and shades of totalitarianism at its worst. Still, no one ... read moreon Earth is well-governed, and acknowledging that fact, one quickly finds that Singapore is a very easy place to like: clean, beautiful, and safe, with loads of interesting sights and activities. Even if you're not into the gambling-meets-cutting-edge-architecture scene in Marina Bay, and even if you never visit the gorgeous landscapes of Sentosa, you'll still find more than enough reason to enjoy this city which, simply put, has one of the best dining scenes in the entire world. With an astonishing mixture of Chinese, Indian, and Malay food existing side-by-side and constantly cross-pollinating, it's an amazing city for noshing, and while I enjoyed my time seeing the sights of Singapore, it was my dinners and lunches that made me want to come back for more. Get past the facade and into the streets and hawker centers -- this tiny island nation is one of the true pearls of Asia.Matthew Crompton
I love Singapore.