But eventually you would leave Makati, and check out Intramuros and Fort Santiago that is in Intramuros, Manila.
You’d probably also want to check the hippest (but getting kinda old) Encore (formerly known as Embassy) Superclub in the Fort in Taguig City. Also in Taguig city is Bonifacio High Street. Here you will find the best bookstore in Manila, Fully Booked. Walk down Bonifacio High Street and you will come to Serendra. Walk down Serendra (Lulu Belle’s yummy yoghurt is here), and you will come across Market, Market. Second to Greenhills, this is probably the best place to get pearls, knock-offs and other cheap stuff. Greenhills, by the way, is located on Ortigas road in another part of Metro Manila. This is the traditional place to get cheap stuff. Hard to park though.
This entry is dated. For one thing, Embassy/Encore is gone. The party continues at Republiq in Resorts World across the NAIA 3 terminal.
Secondly, Fort Bonifacio is now named Bonifacio Global City. Find out more at my latest entry here.
This was updated on May 6, 2012.