Philippines, once termed as the Pearl of the Orient by the Spanish, is one of the most exotic and alluring travel destinations in the world. It doesn’t take long to understand why the Spanish gave Philippines this name. Philippines is truly a special country, a country that is home to numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a rich culture and excellent cuisines. In fact, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Underground River at Palawan, is also located here! The balance between the natural wonders and the man-made attractions that the Philippines has to offer is truly impressive. It also features an exciting mix of things to see and do, outdoor attractions, restaurants and nightlife.
The Philippines archipelago is located between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea and it consists of more than 7000 islands. There is an island for just about all sorts of people and all sorts of tastes. The country is home to one of the longest coastlines in the world and it boasts of having some of the most exotic and stunning beaches in the world. Its coastlines might be the main draw for the thousands of tourists who come here each year, but the country is also popular among the travel-friendly crowd for its affordability, family friendly destinations, laid back culture and authentic cuisines.
The country is quite similar to Bali in terms of the lifestyle and culture that it offers, but it is famous for having better and more exotic beaches such as the ones in Boracay. Apart from its beaches, the country also offers rich colonial architecture, modern cities, amazing shopping and colorful sights.
The Philippines is mostly Catholic because of its Spanish occupation and the influence is all too evident in its colorful festivals and Baroque churches. Visitors can also have a great time checking out the local crafts, exploring unique boutiques and participating in the local events. When it comes to accommodation options, the traveler is truly spoilt for choice, irrespective of whether he/ she prefers 5-star luxury resorts or budget accommodations.
It comes as no surprise that some of the best things to do in the Philippines include sailing, kayaking, snorkeling and diving. However, activities like trekking, rock climbing, wakeboarding, whitewater rafting and Sagada are also becoming popular of late. Those in the mood for some relaxation can always choose one of the many spa resorts that dot the country’s coastline. The Philippines is also known to be the unofficial zipline capital of the world.
The Philippines is much more than a simple getaway, an isolated beach or island hopping. It can delight adrenaline junkies, excite outdoor enthusiasts, enthrall nature lovers, entertain culture vultures and surprise those in search of big city life.
Some of the most unique attractions in the Philippines include UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Batad Banaue Rice Terraces, Baroque churches and the only European colonial town in Asia (Vigan). The continent’s first steel-only basilica is also located here. Other historical sites worth checking out include Blood Compact and Bohol’s Rizal Park. Those in the search for museums can head over to Manila while those looking for nature and wildlife can head over to the coral reef regions which are home to rare animal and plant species such as the alien-like Tarsier, the Waling-Waling Orchid and the monkey-eating Eagle.
Manila, one of the best travel destinations in the Philippines, is home to a vast array of events, sights and activities. Considered to be the main gateway into the Philippines, this fascinating city can enthrall tourists like no other. The city mixes old world charm with a vibrant nightlife, bustling city life and modern attractions to offer visitors with a real glimpse of all that the Philippines has to offer.
Manila has a notorious reputation for being an extremely populated concrete jungle and is often overlooked by most tourists. Many use this city as a mere stopover to get into the idyllic islands and beaches in the Philippines, but Manila certainly has its own history, culture and charm to offer.
The capital is rich and poor, historic and modern, sophisticated and laid back at the same time. It is brimming with shops, arcades, museums, churches, nightlife, art galleries and theaters and is also home to a walled area known as Intramuros, the historic capital of colonial Philippines.
The impossible crowds are a part of Manila’s personality and charm. It offers an undulating energy, it is lively and it is always on the move. Manila can be a lot to take in for the first time traveler, but it is very innovative and it slowly grows onto its visitors. Manila is like a chameleon, always changing its sights and surroundings by the hour. It is cool and uncool at the same time and it offers an invigorating vitality that can delight the most avid travelers.
The Philippine capital might be very elusive and have a pathetic PR machine, but it is this elusiveness that gives it a clear edge over other Asian metropolises. The best way to explore the city is on foot. Although Metro Manila does offer the option of LRTs and MRTs, the best experiences can be found in those jeepneys and tricycles.
The climate is very hot and humid. The city does welcome a brief winter season between the months of November – February, but it is always hot and stifling. The slight drop in the temperatures during the winter seasons makes it the peak tourist season and the lack of precipitation also creates favorable weather conditions. The rainy seasons are from June – October and they are often accompanied by tropical storms and typhoons.
Apart from offering breathtaking sightseeing opportunities, Manila also boasts of having a creative soul – right from its indie music scene to those edgy art galleries. Bring unique cafes, artisan markets and delightful bars in the picture, and you have what is one of the most underrated as well as one of the hottest cities in Asia.
Manila is certainly no stranger to disaster. It has endured almost every form of hardship that Mother Nature and man can throw at it. But, it still manages to thrive and it still manages to offer its visitors with a true Asian megacity. This fighting spirit and never say die attitude is what gives Manila its charm and personality.
Some of the most popular sights and attractions in Manila include the San Augustin Church, Malacanang Palace, Fort Santiago, Rizal Park, Manila Ocean Park and the National Museum of the Philippines.
OROGOLD Stores in Manila
OROGOLD Cosmetics has three opulent stores in Manila – one in the Robinsons Place Manila Mall, one in Newport Mall and the third in Century City Mall. All three shopping malls are extremely popular in the city and they lie in close proximity to the main tourist and commercial areas.
The OROGOLD Store in Robinsons Place Manila Mall
Robinsons Place Manila is a popular shopping mall that is located behind the University of the Philippines Manila and the Philippine General Hospital. It is the second largest shopping mall in the country and is anchored by the Robinsons Department Store and the Robinsons Supermarket. The mall is strategically placed in the heart of the city and lies in close proximity to most of the major schools, universities, commercial areas, nightclubs, cultural centers and residences of Manila. Other features at the mall include a food court, Robinsons Movie-World, Billiards, Bowling, fountains and G-Box amusement. The most popular brands and restaurants located at the mall include Toys R Us, Fitness First, Happy Lemon, Uniqlo, H&M and Eng Bee Tin Chinese Deli.
The OROGOLD Store at the Robinsons Place Manila is located on the Level 2 of the Midtown Wing. OROGOLD Cosmetics has emerged as one of the top luxury skin care brands in the city and it is famous for offering the locals and tourists with some of the best and most exciting solutions for their skin.
Address: Robinsons Place Manila, Midtown Wing, Level 2, Pedro Gil, cor. Adriatico Streets, Ermita, Manila
Contact Number: (02) 354 78 27
Store Hours: 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM (Monday – Thursday, Sunday)
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Friday, Saturday)
The OROGOLD Store in Century City Mall
The Century City Mall is located on Kalayaan Avenue, Century City, Makati. This world class shopping and entertainment complex is home to a range of restaurants, services and shops. You can find all sorts of shoes, gadgets, clothes, accessories and books at the mall. The Century City Mall is one of the most family-oriented destinations which offers exciting shopping for each and every member of the family. It also features an exciting mix of restaurants that provide an array of cuisines – from local favorites to international delicacies. The cinemas at the Century City Mall are among the most comfortable and coziest in the city and the tailored boutiques can truly cater to the luxury lifestyles of the upscale crowd. Some of the most popular brands and restaurants located here include Starbucks, Nike, Oakley, Calvin Klein, Samsonite, Rustan’s Supermarket, Uniqlo and Pepper Lunch.
The OROGOLD Store is also located at the Century City Mall. Like its counterpart at the Robinsons Place Manila Mall, this store offers customers with opulent decors, exciting interiors and a luxurious place to try out some of the best anti-aging skin care solutions.
Address: OROGOLD, Kalayaan Ave. cor., Salamanca St., Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City 1210
Contact Number: (02) 556 69 68
Store Hours: 11:00 AM – 09:00 PM (Monday – Thursday, Sunday)
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Friday, Saturday)
The OROGOLD Newport Store
Newport City, popularly known as a city that never sleeps lets you enter a world of 24 x 7 living and puts you at the center of everything. Every experience at this 25 hectare extravaganza revolves around you and your preferences. Fill in your hours with all kinds of leisure activities without having to venture away from the uber-popular Resorts World Manila, the entertainment capital in town. Famous as the Leisure Capital of Philippines, Resorts World Manila puts together a number of international themed restaurants, a trendy shopping mall, a magnificent gaming center and a state-of-the-art theater that presents some of the most famous musicals in Asia.
Our latest OROGOLD Store in Philippines is located in the Newport Boulevard. Like its counterparts in Robinsons Place Manila Mall and Makati City, our latest venture introduces you to heavenly surroundings, plush interiors and delightful skin care treats that help you address everything – right from tired, depressed skin to common skin problems such as aging.
Address: OROGOLD, Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay, 1309 Metro Manila, Philippines
Contact Number: (02) 835 54 67
Store Hours: 12:00 PM – 00:00 AM (Monday – Friday)
10:00 AM – 00:00 AM (Saturday – Sunday)