February 2, 2006
Malate has always been a crowd-pleaser. Most foreigners are at home walking the streets of Malate, hanging out in the bars and drinking beer. If you are looking for a nightlife, Malate has so many things to offer you. From high-end restaurants to cheap pubs, Malate has it for every visitor who longs to enjoy life when dusk comes. There's Cafe Adriatico, Republic of Malate, Hobbit House, and Cafe Havana, to name a few nightspots you can visit. Similarly, Malate has all kinds of lodgings, from five-star hotels to budget inns. If you want a good laugh, there's the library with its stand-up comedy. Gays and lesbians would also love the place, with different venues for them to come together, like Bed and several other bars on the rainbow avenue.
Malate is a contrast because it is a place for adults and for kids. For family outings, Malate Church is a good place to start. Fronting it is the Rajah Sulayman Park, which has become a favorite area for concerts and other programs. A few blocks away is the Manila Zoo, which houses different kinds of animals that kids would find educational and interesting. There's no worry going back to your hotel when you are in Malate. Jeepneys and taxis frequent this place. You just have to be careful of pickpockets, especially when you have already had a few drinks. If you want it a bit safer, there's Robinson's Manila nearby, which houses Starbucks and other coffee joints.
From journal Manila, Maynila, Manille