Located at the heart of Manila and right at the country’s cradle of arts and culture, the Eton International School rises as the first world-class learning institution inside the prestigious grounds of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).
Eton International School-CCP stands proudly amongst landmark structures—the Folk Arts Theatre in its north, the Coconut Palace on the east and bordered in the south by the Manila Bay, world-renowned for its spectacular sunrise and glorious sunsets.
“ETON is the school of the future where learning happens beyond the four walls of the classrooms. It is a place where kids will feel safe to learn, grow and multiply their talents exponentially,” said Ms. Jacqueline Marzan-Tolentino, Eton International School Directress.
ETON has created three pioneering programs—the Center for the Talented and Gifted for the pre-schoolers; Center for Leadership and Performing Arts for grade school and Center for Technology and Innovation for high school.
“What sets ETON apart is how we nurture the leadership potential in each child. Our mantra is every child is a leader and every child can be a hero waiting to be unleashed. We take time out to know about the child’s strength and weaknesses so that we can match our teaching style to our students’ learning style. This allows the students to learn, faster, better and higher. Eton International family culture allows students to grow and create better relationships in their family and community. It only takes love to break all barriers in the mind, heart and soul. With our multiple local and international programs, each child is given the chance to find his gifts, strengthen their resiliency and build their confidence,” Tolentino adds.
THE ETON EDUCATION
Tolentino further explained that the Eton school philosophy is that “Every child is born with Royal Dignity.”
“We believe the gifts and calling of each child is irrevocable. A child’s worth is built in. It is our mission to open their mind to possibilities, strengthen their competency and skills and inculcate values that will set them for life,” she adds.
Eton’s motto is Artes (Heart), Scientia (Mind) and Intelligentia(Will or Spirit).
“Every child is nurtured to inspire, to innovate and to lead a life in honor of God and service to humanity. Every Etonian leads with humility, courage and heart,” Tolentino said.
Eton prides itself of its small class size that allows them to focus on the development of each child’s multiple intelligence especially in the crucial foundation years. Tolentino describes this as strengthening their roots to allow the children to be resilient as they grow and bloom and ready to conquer the world.
* LEADERSHIP PROGRAM-Eton provides learning adventures that are life changing. The students are taught to focus on developing their faith in God, self, family and others through self mastery, experiential mastery and life mastery here in the Philippines and abroad.
* LANGUAGE PROGRAM- Eton nurtures the gift not just of one language but three—English, Filipino and Mandarin. The students may also have an elective in French and other languages. – I SPEAK
* EARTH SAVERS PROGRAM - Eton leads the community to take care of the environment through our ECO Savers Program. - I CARE
* ARTS AND CULTURE PROGRAM – Eton promotes Philippine arts and culture from visual arts to performing arts through various exhibitions and cultural activities. - I CREATE
* DEVELOPMENTAL AND ACCELERATION PROGRAM – Eton provides multiple ways to Iearnfrom modular program to hands-on learning .- ILEARN
* ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM - Eton believes in teaching financial and wealth program at an early age through our various business start-up cases. IBUILD
* RECREATION AND CELEBRATION PROGRAM – Eton promotes local and international sports and wellness program - I EXPLORE
* STEM PROGRAM- Eton’s Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) program has given the Eton students a remarkable edge in this space. “Our global affiliations range from TOFEL to Lego Robotics to International Learning Styles AndMultiple Intelligence. Our program is used in UK, Asia and US,” Tolentino proudly said. – I SOLVE
* HOLISTIC PROGRAM- Eton sets three goals in every school year for students to learn and grow with from subject goals. These could be in arts, language, geography, history, ICT, language, math, music, PE, Science, society and technology); Personal goals ( enquiry resilience morality communication thoughtfulness cooperation respect and adaptability):& Internationalization goals ( local and international collaboration and cooperation.) Students are exposed to different opportunities to grow with their counterparts worldwide through internationalcompetition and fieldwork. – I PRAY
* INTERNATIONAL IMMERSION PROGRAM –Eton has international curriculum linkages that allow our students to easily be accepted abroad. - I CONNECT
* PERSONAL EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM – Eton has confidence building program that allows students to know their strengths and develop their talents at a faster rate through learning styles multiple intelligence and other personality development programs. - I LOVE
DEVELOPING 22nd CENTURY LEADERS
The mission of Eton International School, Tolentino explained, is to help develop leaders for the 21st century.
“These are leaders who are creative, critical, caring, compassionate, communicative, collaborative, confident, country loving and cross cultural,” she says. “We refer to these as the care values embedded in each child.”
“He dreams big by taking small steps. A small act of courage to press on towards his dream to lead his generation to a better life. It starts by creating multiple positive adventures in their early years, establishing their strengths in their foundation years thru multiple engagements and lastly enhancing their multiple Intelligence in their high school years. Specialization happens in their senior year that will give them a head start in life, Tolentino shared.
ETON GRADUATES MAKING MILESTONES GLOBALLY
The proof of the pudding is in the eating, so the saying goes.
ETON International School is proud not just of the achievements of current students but, most especially, their graduates.
Here are some of the Eton alumni who have made the school proud:
• Liviana Navarro, who was a consistent gold medalist at Eton from preschool to grade school has so far amassed five gold medals as world champion in performing arts in the United States, where she is based as a respected theater performer and singer.
• Ylay Gosiaco, who was also a consistent gold medalist at Eton, is now a scholar at the prestigious Harvard Medical School
• Nezza Rafain, also a consistent gold medalist at Eton, is a recipient of eight scholarship grants abroad, was accelerated twice and was an International Benchmark Test Topnotcher in English, Math and Science in Australia. She is currently a medical student.
• Carlos Alfonso, made Eton and the whole country proud by winning the championship in the International Robotics Olympiad in China.
• Valerie Villuan, a consistent gold medal awardee in Eton, graduated with the highest honor of summa cum laude at the Florida Atlantic University in the United States.
• Jaira Velsaco, is a member of Eton Robotics Team wereshe competed in various local robotics competitions. She was accelerated to Grade 12 at Crescent Heights High School, Calgary, Alberta Canada.
• David Benjamin Fugnit, a consistent honor student and known to be a good leader during his stay in Eton. After graduating in senior high school, he has been granted a scholarship for his college education at Hult University, San Francisco, USA.
• Aaron Daniel Fugnit, has obtained the highest score in the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) Junior. Herepresented Eton International School and the Philippines in various local and international robotics competition including Bucheon, Korea and Bandung, Indonesia. He won was a Champion in Robot Dancing Category DepEd National Science and Technology Fair - Pinoy Robot Games 2016. He is Currently Grade 11 under International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.
• Kristen Claudine Agbuya, represented Eton International School and the Philippines in various local and international robotics competition including Bucheon, Korea and Bandung, Indonesia where she received a Technical Award in Robot in Movie Category and Champion in Robot Dancing Category DepEd National Science and Technology Fair - Pinoy Robot Games 2016. She is Currently Grade 12 under International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.
• Asuka Shigemura, has been a Champion, DepEd National Science and Technology Fair - Pinoy Robot Games 2017 - Creative Category with judges from Singapore, Thailand and Philippines.
He was granted a slot as the Philippine official delegate to Google Australia Robotics Challenge in Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.
• Darren Lyndon Espanto, he is the first runner up of the voice kids philippines season 1. He also receives various awards like Promising Male Performer, 46th GMMSF Box Office Entertainment Awards, Most Outstanding Teen Artist of the Year - 8th EdukCircle Awards Multiple nominations and won Male Pop Artist of the Year at 8th PMPC Star Awards for Music.
• Beanca Marie Binene, ought out actress, host, endorser and has obtained the highest score in NCAE Manila with 99+, 95 and 99+ rating.
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“The achievements of our current students and our alumni inspire us to provide world-class education to Eton students. If we want our children to be future-ready and globally competitive, we are certain that an Eton education could prepare them for that,” Tolentino said.
Aside from the newly-inaugurated ETON International School-CCP, ETON has another branch near Rockwell located at 6075 Palma St., Poblacion, Makati City which caters to students from the south of the metropolis.
Another is Eton Global Institute that caters senior high school, collegiate, professionals, for culinary and hospitality programs located at 1633 Makiling St, Sampaloc, Manila near the Chinese General Hospital.
“We are very proud of the kind of leaders Eton has nurtured for the past 15 years. The unique brand of Eton education has allowed our students to conquer the world. We dream of bringing Eton Education to as many cities in the country and partner with the best and brightest in the world,” Tolentino adds.
For more information on Eton International School, visit their website, www.eton.edu.ph or their social media accounts: (Facebook, IG, Twitter)
Being a mom is the best. From the moment we feel a heartbeat inside our womb, to the first time we see and hold our newborn, we have made a promise to remain strong and shower our children with eternal love and support throughout their life.
This May, Jollibee and creative agency McCann World Group Philippines honor all loving moms as they release a special Kwentong Jollibee Mother’s Day special that will remind everyone of the power of a mother’s unwavering affection and nurturing love.
Directed by Sheron Dayoc, ‘Schoolboy’ follows the story of a young boy as he overcomes his insecurities in his new school and achieves his dream with the help of his mother’s care and encouraging words that gave him the confidence he needed.
“There are many types of love in this world - one we share with friends, relatives, and significant others. But we know that it is the love that we receive from our mothers that make us feel more confident to embrace ourselves,” said Francis Flores, Jollibee Global Brand Chief Marketing Officer and PH Marketing Head.
For a child, there is no greater gift in life than having a mother who is there by their side and cheer them on as they grow up. “This Mother’s Day, we want to showcase the unique bond that a mother and child have and how this encourages the child to love themselves and live their life with a purpose no matter their personal condition,” adds Flores.
As the guiding light of every Filipino household, mothers play an inspiring figure in the life of each member of the family. Last year, Jollibee touched the hearts of netizens with its successful Mother’s Day trilogy - Amor”, “Tess”, and “Helen” - which reached over 27 million views in Facebook and YouTube and touched hearts of over 65.8 million netizens, Jollibee once again celebrates the red-letter day with a new heartwarming Kwentong Jollibee Mother’s Day special.
This year, Jollibee aims to once again shine the spotlight on moms as a fitting tribute to the person who never fails to provide encouragement and support every step of the way.
Kwentong Jollibee Mother's Day 2019: Schoolboy - YouTube
Watch the ‘Schoolboy’ Kwentong Jollibee Mother’s Day special on Jollibee’s official Facebook page and YouTube Channel.
In time for this year’s Mother’s Day celebration, everyone is invited to bring their beloved mother and the whole family for a langhap-sarap feast at Jollibee. From May 10 to 12, customers who will purchase a 6-pc Chickenjoy Bucket will get a free sweet-sarap Jolly Spaghetti as a treat for the special day. Meanwhile, every purchase of an 8-pc Chickenjoy Bucket comes with two free Jolly Spaghetti. Promo is also available for take-out, drive-thru, and delivery.
Advance Happy Mother's Day! I hope all the wonderful Moms enjoy their day.
As a mother who enjoys taking care of my family and making sure that our welfare is never compromised, I always make sure to check even the tiniest details of the things that I buy for them or for the household. Last week, I recently stumbled upon Asvel products and found out that it’s a new addition to Miss Kris Aquino’s newest home favorites. I thoroughly researched about their products and opted to try them because knowing Kris, she won’t trust a brand that would put her family in danger; one of the few things I like about her is her love and care for her family. So, the moment I found out she was endorsing Asvel, I really became more interested.
Asvel recently launched its first store in the Philippines having Kris Aquino as their brand ambassador. Sharing her baon tips for her sons and also how she prepares her food and puts her trust on Asvel products in keeping their baon fresh throughout the day.
Asvel is a home care brand which recently flown from Japan and it aims to quickly target the market’s needs and focus on carrying out advanced development concerning household products that we mainly use day by day. It covers a wide range of products from food storages to lunch boxes, kitchenware, sanitary ware, and even garbage containers providing a lifestyle change to consumers in a more friendly way to the community because all products are reusable such that people won’t be using too much plastics. They also try to achieve high quality and stable supplies catering to the needs of people domestically and overseas. They continually strive to become the most highly trusted full range manufacturer of housewares that would suffice the needs of people in terms of tools and equipment we use every day.
They offer an extensive line up of items that will surely suit your needs.
They offer thermal lunch boxes containing different bowls that will enable you to carry along lunch dishes that needs to be served in large bowls or plates, leaving you with a wide range variety of choices of food to cook and choose from.
One of my personal favorites is the Asvel Rice Dispenser which stores rice to maintain its freshness and moisture by sealing the rice container tightly. They also have measuring functions which I love and its drawer type bins that are very much convenient in modular kitchens.
Their water jug is designed for easy pouring and storage, having it also in wide range sizes with high functionality measurements. Its handle is also designed for easy grip and carrying. It also comes with additional tea strainer where you can prepare your tea and strain the tea leaves after. They can be used in almost any situation there is, whether a common home stay or even a party.
I sure hope people will start patronizing these products because they’re worth the price and usage. It will always surpass my expectations as a mother who wants to give the best to my children. I do hope they continue expanding stores worldwide and add more stores here in the Philippines, so all Filipinos can try their products. With Asvel, I rest my case in being paranoid with our kitchenware and my children’s lunch boxes because I am assured and confident that they are well kept and it will be safe for their consumption.
For more information about their products and to check the variety of kitchenware they offer, you can check out their website at http://www.asvel.co.jp/en/index.html.
Follow Asvel Philippines on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/asvelph/
Also, don’t forget to visit their first ever store here in the Philippines located at The Podium Mall. You can also find Asvel products at Greenbelt 5, SM Home, MakeRoom, National Book Store, and Rustan's. If you don’t have time and you’re with a tight schedule, you can order online through Shopee and Lazada. Just search Asvel and navigate through their products. It’s about time we invest in something that guarantees safety of our family members and advancements in our everyday lives. Trust Asvel! #AsvelPhilippines #KrisLovesAsvel
As many Filipinos would believe, only children who live in unsanitary conditions with poor hygiene are prone to worms. So despite deworming efforts made by the government, the relevance of this health practice in the country remains low.
Through online surveys and various on-site interviews, the perception on deworming among Filipino families revealed an insight that uncover a single truth– having worms is associated with having poor hygiene and most Filipino mothers do not consider their family as such.
But in reality, worms are everywhere. These worms are not seen through the naked eye. Beyond a clean home and a healthy lifestyle, there are worms that can be picked up along the way. From stepping barefoot on the ground, playing with pets, the simple act of not washing hands after a restroom break to coming into contact with objects contaminated by worm eggs in unsanitary locations, worms can be easily carried home.
Once at home, eventually flushes down efforts on safeguarding the health and wellness of the family. So, no matter how clean and healthy one may look, walang pinipili ang worms.
Worms can rob the health of any family. Among children, it stunts their growth, affects their mental performance, gives malnutrition, and makes them inactive. For adults, they could suffer from constant health complications.
With the imposing health risks that worms bring to all members of the household, Antiox champions deworming for families. Unlike other deworming treatments, Antiox is a brand that is not only for kids, but is intended for every member of the family.
In many modern Filipino homes, mothers are the key influencers to a family’s wellness. Their everyday choices drive what a family needs, making them the ambassadors of health.
Recognizing this fact, Antiox is one with every Filipino mother who would do anything to give the best protection to her family. By joining the family challenge to deworm, Filipino moms can ensure their families are totally healthy.
Together, let’s make every Filipino home a worm-free family. With Mebendazole (Antiox ®), a worm-free family means a worm-free community.
I just watched a movie of John Lloyd Cruz last night and saw an ad on YouTube titled Ang Nagbabalik.
Remember his unmatched TV series with Angel Locsin, “Imortal”? I was one of the TV talents selected to play the role of one of the wolves or lobo for the show. I met JL during one of our tapings, and I liked him for being humble, natural and simply great. I admired him more, so I have obviously watched all his movies and TV shows.He is one of the most bankable actors of the Philippine cinema and very effective endorser once again proved that his fans are still waiting for his return. In a teaser video, which lasted only for a few seconds and only shows the back shot of Cruz’s, and posted in the Facebook page of the number one selling shawarma Turks a few weeks ago had been viewed 3.2M times, shared almost 800 times and gained a huge number of comments.
Without any clue in that teaser video, his fans already assumed that it was him in the video. Actress Bea Alonzo on her Instagram also posted a screenshot of that teaser video, which garnered almost a million likes.
This Monday morning Turks finally revealed in the 1-minute and 17 seconds video of Cruz showing the actor walking through different destinations, which somehow depicts Cruz’s sojourn. The video is very simple, yet there’s drama the way it was created, and in a very subtle shot, he stopped and took a bite of a Turks pita donner.
The rugged look of Cruz in the Turks video titled Ang Pagbabalik is way too far from his guy-next-door image and a lot of people in the industry are asking if this signals his return to the limelight. His fans are still wondering about the life he’s been living since his hiatus.
According to Turks president Gem L. Zenarosa that during the course of his talks with Cruz, they never talked anything about his showbiz career or plans. He added that he got Mr. Cruz as the latest ambassador of Turks because of his great confidence working with Cruz.
“I am really grateful that John Lloyd trusts our company, he is a brilliant and very creative young man. Aside from acting we have discovered some of his remarkable talents,” Zenarosa stressed.
The Ang Nagbabalik according to Zenarosa is actually about Turks Small Pita Doner, which will be available again in all its branches.
“John Lloyd is the best endorser for this because like him, despite his absence in the showbusiness for a couple of years, the warmth and love of his fans for him never dwindles. With our Small Pita Doner we believe that our customers will be happy to know that it is back in our menu,” Zenarosa explained.
Just like John Lloyd who is seen to have a different image since he last appeared in the big screen, a clear indication that the actor is recreating himself and exploring different grounds, Turks is also doing the same thing to keep its customers excited whenever they visit a branch.
In time for the release of his endorsement video, Turks also released to the market its newest offering --- Turks Rice Bowl, which is a complete meal. You can choose beef or chicken for your rice topping, and it is priced at P50.
The Small Pita Donner on the other hand, is priced at P35.
"To keep up with the demands of our customers, Turks continues to improve our menu and offerings to satisfy the discriminating taste of our loyal patrons," Zenarosa stressed.
John Lloyd Cruz now joins the roster of endorsers of Turks such as Piolo and Inigo Pascual.
When it comes to my family’s welfare and needs, I always make sure to be as meticulous as possible and to be able to provide for them the best possible products there is available in the market. Being a family who bonds over snacking on food every time, I must be very aware of the products that would give me and my family the best support. I always ask if the food I’m going to serve for my family is safe for them to consume, or is it free from germs, grease, and unwanted particles that may harm my kids. Am I spending enough time to make sure I only give them guaranteed safe products that would not harm them? I was always on the worrying side because it’s so easy to just give them what’s trending in the market without analyzing the product.
But now I’m very thankful that Joy Dishwashing Liquid is here to ease up my worries with their new Best Ever Joy! Its powerful new formula guarantees the fastest, easiest, and best clean of all our pots, pans, dishes, and drinking glasses. Now, we don’t have to worry about germs and other viruses that may exist from grease and particles that weren’t washed properly; living the #ZeroWorries life with our kids, being complacent about their health.
I love that its consistency is still the same as before, but guaranteed that it’s not harsh when used. Mild enough for the hands but is very strong in killing existing germs that are present in our kitchen and kitchenware. I am so confident that it can carry out its worth at a very affordable price but still live up to its branding as the best ever dishwashing liquid. Go and try the new #BestEverJoy Dishwashing Liquid and be inspired to live a #ZeroWorries life that you’ve always wanted!
Beauty should never have been one or the other, as claimed by SkinWhite in their new campaign.
Dark Skin versus White Skin. Does it really matter? Does one always have to be superior over the other? SkinWhite is saying otherwise.
One would wonder why a skin whitening brand such as SkinWhite would dare to say that dark skin is beautiful. “It’s all about choice”, says Rachelle Layda, Marketing Manager for Whitening of Splash Corporation. “SkinWhite is a brand that empowers women to choose. A choice to define their own standard of beauty. If you choose to have dark skin, you are beautiful. If you choose to have white skin, you are just as beautiful. The choice is yours, and SkinWhite respects that choice”.
This inclusivity is refreshing and speak volumes, especially at a time when shaming and bullying is prevalent across social media. Bashers and haters abound online with no agenda but to shame in all forms and ways – body-shaming, hair-shaming, race-shaming, gender-shaming, and yes, also skin-shaming. “This is precisely the stigma that we wish to change. Skin color should not be about one being better than the other”, adds Pam Sulit, Splash Corporation’s VP for Marketing.
“White and dark are both beautiful.” confirms Rachel Villanueva, Creative Director of Petch & Partners, the creative agency that created this campaign for SkinWhite. She continues, “It’s about time that dark skin and white skin get the same adoration and acknowledgment.”
There has never been an outright claim that DARK IS BEAUTIFUL. And for the statement to come from a skin whitening brand, it should be easy for others to follow suit. And for those who choose that WHITE IS BEAUTIFUL, there’s due acknowledgement that they’re simply taking control of their beauty too. And why not? Wear your skin, whichever way you choose. Because DARK OR WHITE, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL.
Dark or White. You Are Beautiful #DarkorWhiteisBeautiful - YouTube
Watch the SkinWhite AD and always remember "You are Beautiful" #DarkorWhiteisBeautiful
Summer is a time of relaxation and is most cherished by everyone. Don’t let the season pass without creating memorable experiences and having special meals with seasonal flavors that are meant to make your mouth water.
Spice up your summer in all RACKS branches with limited-time offers from now until June 30, 2019.
Choose to have your Butterfly Spring Chicken cooked in one of the three special ways:
Rich flavored Hickory Smoked Spring Chicken
Zesty Grilled Lemon Garlic Spring Chicken
Crunchy fried Chimichurri Spring Chicken
For just Php495, you’ll get your preferred chicken plus a side of either Curry Rice or Fried French Green Beans.
Quench your thirst during hot summer days, with playful mocktails Very Strawberry, Mellow Watermelon, or Classic Mojito for Php175 each.
And what meal is complete without dessert? Finish off with the Ultimate Banana Split dessert, topped with a scoop of any of the season’s featured flavors: Strawberry, Kesong Puti, Pastillas, and Avocado and Vanilla for Php295.
So what are you waiting for? Drop by RACKS before the summer ends and cool off with refreshing drinks and tasty food that will keep you wanting to come back for more. #RACKSTheTasteYouRemember
New items on the menu are available for a limited time from April 5 to June 30, 2019 in all RACKS branches nationwide. For more information and the full list of branches, visit http://www.racks.com.ph, and follow @racksphl on Instagram and Racks Philippines on Facebook.
Manila is one of the most densely populated cities in the country. It is considered as a global city due to Manila’s commercial businesses and networks being one of the first cities to traverse the whole Asia making it a chain for trades around the world. It has been a pathway for ships and a resting place for travelers around the globe that promotes their culture and exchange products making it a great location for commerce and trade to flourish on, especially in the past.
It has been damaged by various wars and was rebuilt all throughout its existence. A lot of countries also conquered ruling over Philippines that Manila conformed to the architectural designs of different countries. Aesthetics were greatly enhanced and adapted by our culture that we build roads, bridges, buildings, and houses that patterned their designs. Some parts are built Spanish-like with grandeur columns and pedestals while some are built with elegant staircases and colorful arch coming from the influence of the Asian community.
One of the most visited places here in Manila is Binondo, often referred to as the business capital at the time, before housing little towns and narrow sidewalks. Specifically near the shorelines of Pasig River therefore making it perfect for travelling by boat, trade and commerce possibly routed through and from Binondo.
If you’re planning to stage a visit at Binondo which is the Chinatown of Manila, might as well drop by at Divisoria where Megaworld just recently, opened Hotel Lucky Chinatown.
Newest from their 7 hotel developments from the past years, it holds 93 rooms and suites ranging from different sizes and value from Standard Queen, Standard Twin, Junior Suite, and Executive Suite. Very much perfect for couples, family or tourists who want to relax and have fun at the vicinity of one of the most majestic places in Manila! PLUS!!! The Hotel Lucky Chinatown is connected to the Lucky Chinatown Mall via footbridge, making it very accessible for visitors to shop ‘til they drop then relax and relieve their tired feet afterwards.
Cafe de Chinatown
Hotel Lucky Chinatown Zabana Bar
Hotel Lucky Chinatown Sauna
Hotel Lucky Chinatown Spa
Hotel Lucky Chinatown Fitness Center
The Hotel Lucky Chinatown houses a Zabana Bar, Sauna and Spa, and Fitness Center which is already open for guests and visitors who likes to enjoy the leisure of the hotel. It also features a Grand Ballroom that can accommodate up to 350 guests. It can be divided into 3 smaller portions which are named after famous streets in Manila during 1900s. It also has an all-day dining restaurant where you can enjoy and satisfy your cravings; Café de Chinatown, which is managed by the Raintree Group of Companies.
The hotel rooms offer various necessities which are all featured on 5-star hotels around the world, classy and stylish in my opinion; especially since I favor taking a dip on a bath tub at the end of the day to relax my mind and body. Fresh towels are also a plus because I’m meticulous about the towels I use whenever I’m out for vacation. I knew right there and then that their utmost service extends on keeping their rooms hygienic and guests happy. It is one of the many things I always note for when I book hotels for staycation or work. I must say I’m really impressed and happy to be able to visit the Hotel Lucky Chinatown.
Must try food trips and walkathons around the hotel + Places that will leave you in awe
Hotel Lucky Chinatown is located at the heart of Manila, the country’s center for economic, political, social, and cultural activity. Westerners and Asians developed the place by their influence in culture and the arts when they migrated from their country to the Philippines. Being the seat of power, it is home to many tourist destinations and wonderful sceneries you’d get to enjoy that will simply attract you and will give you the best memories when you stroll along the city. Historic and cultural sites such as the Walled City of Intramuros, National Museum of the Philippines, Chinatown, and Luneta Park are all great attractions you should try to visit!!
Here are the top destinations you should consider visiting and the side trips I suggest you do when you stay at Hotel Lucky Chinatown:
1. VISIT LUNETA PARK
Home to the monument of the Philippines’ National Hero, José Protacio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda or simply known as Jose Rizal. One of the top destinations you should consider visiting. It’s a breath of fresh air from the city’s busy streets. Stroll along the park and throwback to the time where our National Hero fought hard for his love for our country.
2. STROLL ALONG ESCOLTA
Fall in love with the architectural designs of the structures built at Escolta. Be mesmerized by how a developed city, Manila, still holds a piece of history and how the management preserves Escolta.
3. FOOD TRIP AT BINONDO
You can never go wrong when you try Chinese delicacies and meals being offered at Binondo. They hold a lot of restaurants which offers authentic Chinese food. Binondo must try tip food will always be Siopao which you can surely see once you walk around!
4. TRAVEL THROUGH TIME BY VISITING THE NATIONAL MUSEUM
Go back and revisit the Philippines’ history by exploring the 3 buildings open for viewing by the National Museum. It houses a gallery for arts and cultural representation of different Filipino ethnic groups which greatly depicts life before. From clothing to kitchenware, you will surely learn more about Filipinos. They recently opened the National Museum of Natural History where you can see the famous Tree of Life! MUST VISIT!
5. ROAM AROUND THE WALLED CITY OF INTRAMUROS
While China has its own Great Wall, here in the Philippines we have Intramuros. A walled city inside Manila which was built to defend the most influential and wealthy residents back then when the Spaniards colonized the Philippines. Since the Spaniards introduced Christianity to the Philippines, a lot of churches were built inside Intramuros which you can still visit now like the Manila Cathedral or the San Agustin Church. You can also visit Fort Santiago where you can see dungeons and pits used as prisons for Filipino rebels caught at the Spaniards’ regime.
6. VISIT MINOR BASILICA OF THE BLACK NAZARENE
Attend daily mass at Quiapo Church, one of the most famous churches in the Philippines where the Black Nazarene is kept. This is where a lot of Filipinos come together with the silence of their hearts to humbly pray to our Almighty God to aid them in their distress. You can also buy various Filipino delicacies and pasalubong which you can give to your loved ones when you get back to your place.
Hotel Lucky Chinatown Grand Launch
Enjoy your trip at the Hotel Lucky Chinatown together with these side trips I recommend! You will surely have a great time when you visit these places, plus get the time to relax and free your mind by staying at the hotel. I guarantee that you will have the time of your life and will come back fresh and regenerated like you took a lifetime of stress free life! Enjoy!
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