All work and no play makes a boring expat.

And as they say – it is always more fun in the Philippines!

So where to find that fun?

Glad you asked – here at Expat.com.ph, we feel it is our duty to ensure that you are maximizing the fun while in the country.

If you are looking for more fun and play guides, please contact the team and we would love to hear it.

Now, get scrolling and check out the full list of articles on things to do while in the Philippines.

Eat & Drink

Popular Filipino Foods

Popular Filipino Foods with Hidden Meanings for Special Occasions

A notable Filipino trait is that they love their food, and food always brings people together whether it be with friends, families or colleagues. Filipinos are very religious and superstitious, with beliefs coming from their elders and ancestors. In fact, they associate food into special occasions such as birthdays, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, etc., believing that these practices will bring good fortune to them.

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Welsh Deli: Providing the Best British Food in Town!

Living in Manila and looking for authentic sausages, bacon, meat pies, and other traditional British-style specialties? Look no further! The Welsh Deli provides all of these together with top-quality meat cuts. As all products are delivered fresh (so they be safely frozen), orders need to be placed a minimum of one week in advance. To accommodate those with limited storage ...

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Authentic French Salted Caramel Spread Now In Manila

Caramel is a sweet, confectionery ingredient made primarily from sugar and is a common part of most traditional Filipino desserts. Combining caramel with salt is a foreign concept but has grown to be a popular flavour for cakes or ice cream here in Philippines. Although it is not a new food concept here, real French salted caramel is perhaps not ...

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Filipino Culture

Philippine Baroque Churches

Centuries Old Baroque Philippine Churches Worthy as a National Heritage

Baroque-style architecture was first introduced by the Catholic Church in the early 17th century as a way to contradict the Protestant church’s extravagant architecture with grander, taller and highly decorative Catholic institutions. Baroque architects took inspiration from the basic elements of Renaissance designs and exaggerated these. By enhancing domes and colonnades, making them higher and more dramatic, Baroque churches have become art institutions just as much as they are Catholic buildings.

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Popular Filipino Foods

Popular Filipino Foods with Hidden Meanings for Special Occasions

A notable Filipino trait is that they love their food, and food always brings people together whether it be with friends, families or colleagues. Filipinos are very religious and superstitious, with beliefs coming from their elders and ancestors. In fact, they associate food into special occasions such as birthdays, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, etc., believing that these practices will bring good fortune to them.

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Filipinos’ Superstitious Belief during Holy Week

Although, the Philippines is a Christian country there are still superstitious beliefs that are being practiced by many during sacred occasions. Even the Lenten Season is not spared, Filipinos observe the Holy Week with religious devotion joined with superstitious beliefs and practices. This was passed from generations and in these modern times, you can still hear these impressions. It has ...

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Lifestyle

Popular Filipino Foods

Popular Filipino Foods with Hidden Meanings for Special Occasions

A notable Filipino trait is that they love their food, and food always brings people together whether it be with friends, families or colleagues. Filipinos are very religious and superstitious, with beliefs coming from their elders and ancestors. In fact, they associate food into special occasions such as birthdays, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, etc., believing that these practices will bring good fortune to them.

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Casinos in the Philippines

Casinos in the Philippines Plus Your Online Guide

An expat is no different from a Filipino when it comes to the penchant for gambling. From time immemorial, gambling has always been a part of every culture. if it’s illegal, the clandestine dens flourish, and if gambling is legal casinos earn. Either way, the gambler is the loser and the operator is the winner.

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Philippine Natural Disasters

Protect Yourself from Philippine Natural Disasters in your Long-Term Stay

When living in the Philippines, you need to be prepared to deal with typhoons that may result to flooding in low-lying areas or landslides in mountainous locations, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. It might sound scary at first but residents have learned to live with it and prepare for when these calamities hit.

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Local Products & Manufacturing

Authentic Filipino Artisanal Shops

Expats Guide: Authentic Filipino Artisanal Shops to Try

Filipinos are known to be great craftsmen. They value excellence, creativity and ingenuity when it comes to items that they create. This is probably one of the main reasons why employers from all over the world would normally prefer Filipinos to become their main producers. But it should also be noted that Filipinos value originality and innovativeness. Being able to ...

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