8 Places to go to in Manila for New Students:

1. Mall of Asia: Ice Skating Rink

Missing the cold? Check out the ice skating rink in Mall of Asia, located in Pasay city, Manila. Mall of Asia is the biggest mall in Asia, filled with a multitude of delicious restaurants, trendy shops and all forms of entertainment. The Ice Rink in MoA is the perfect place for students in Manila to get a taste of winter!

Skating Rink-MOA

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2. Wildflour Café + Bakery

A place that makes brunch exactly the way you want!

Wildflour is located in the Net Lima building, Bonifacio Global City. The interior design is very modern and vintage at the same time, and based on experience, the food is definitely worth the long wait! What better way to start your day than with a salivating meal in a beautiful cafe?

Recommended menus:

  • Wildflour breakfast

  • Croque Madame

  • Steak and Egg (Kitayama beef flat iron steak with kimchi fried rice)

  • Soup, Salad, Sandwich


(Photographs by: Ji Young Kim)

3. 1837 TWG Tea

Seeking for a luxurious place to sit down and enjoy your time with your friends? Then TWG is the perfect place for you. TWG tea is one of the finest tea lounges in the world with over 100 different varieties of tea shipped in from across the globe. The restaurant has both savory food and sweet desserts like macaroons and crepes. TWG can be found in Greenbelt, Powerplant mall and many other major malls.

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4. Cupcakes by Sonja

Sure the United States has Georgetown cupcakes… but we have Cupcakes by Sonja! The franchise started from a small store in Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, and has since developed to be one of the country’s leading cupcake distributors! Now, due to its popularity, Cupcakes by Sonja can be found in malls all across Manila!

Recommendation: Red Velvet Cupcake

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(Photograph by: Ji Young Kim)

5. 4DX Cinema

For those of you who were impressed by the luxuries of a 2D, 3D, or IMAX theater, wait until you try Bonifacio’s new 4D cinema! Moving chairs, realistic scents, and magnificent sounds, it will be an experience you will truly never forget!

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Are you an adventurous person? If you are one of those risk takers, check out these places!

6. Flying Trapeze Philippines

Ever dreamt of flying through the air? Trapeze is an ideal place to release all your stress from school. To find out more about the activity: http://www.trapeze.ph/


7. Paintball

If you are not afraid of pain and of course getting dirty, this is the perfect place for you! Nothing beats an afternoon of intense paintball battles with your friends and family!

To find out more about the activity: http://www.globalgutz.com/


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8. Laser Tag

Another intriguing team game. Laser tag not only helps you bond with your friends and family, but it can also be a great workout! Why not try a round of laser tag in the dark and give yourself the chance to win a free ice tea?


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