Friday, October 18, 2013

~ 2012 Manila Trip - Day 3 & 4 ~

Going into the final 2 days of our short trip in Manila. Here's a view of New Horizon Hotel from the train station. 

We were very tempted to come out for supper as Jollibee and Wendys are just next to the hotel. 

View of the train station during the day. Security guards at the entrance checking everyone's bag before passengers were allowed to proceed to the gates. One line for men and one line for women. This is a very common scene in the Philippines where you go through a check-line before entering the shopping malls, train stations, certain eateries and supermarts.

We spent most of the time mall-hopping covering Greenwich, Greenbelt, The Landmark and Forum Robinsons within a day. 

Our final stop was at Robinsons since it is located opposite New Horizon Hotel.

Dinner was at Mr Choi Kitchen. If my memory did not fail me, we had Wanton Noodle Soup, Soy Chicken and Beef Ampalaya rice topping. Although we adore the food in Philippines, it was nice to have some Chinese food for a change. :) After all, the taste, flavour and presentation is very much different from how we have in locally. 

After dinner, we had a leisure walk around the mall and the children spotted an arcade centre. We spent near to an hour playing with the various stations collecting tickets.  

Gladys was 'hook' onto this game as she always find herself grabbing bundles of tickets from the machine. Playing arcades in the Philippines is not as expensive compared to Singapore. We were able to fulfill the children's wishes and let them have a go on the games without worrying burning a big hole in our pockets. 

On our way back to the hotel, we stopped by Wendys and bought some supper. :)

We continued to shop at the nearby malls on the following day. Stopped by at Goldilocks, famous local bakery store with numerous outlets country-wide, to purchase some bread and cakes before we head to the airport. There is a wide range of selection and just looking at their cakes make me drool. 

It was a short eating and shopping trip in Manila. We were able to visit new places and re-visit old ones. Would love to be back again to check out the other scenic islands in the Philippines. 

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