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5 FREE THINGS TO DO IN METRO MANILA

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by capslocked, Sep 6, 2015.

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    It can be costly to go out, in general, especially if you’re saving for your upcoming travels. But just because you’re on a minimal budget doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a fun day out. Sometimes, with the right planning, you can spend almost nothing and still be able to enjoy yourself. Check out these 5 free things you can do in the metro.


    1. Go to the mall.
    When you are at a mall, there are plenty of things you can do without having to spend a cent. You can use the free public WiFi most malls have. You can stay in the food court and people watch. You can also just go window shopping and plan your future purchases. If you feel like getting a little snack, supermarkets have free tastes on certain days, so you can sample their products and even have a drink. You can do all this plus enjoy the cool air via free air conditioning.


    2. Catch a môviê.
    If you happen to like watching môviês, visit the UP Film Institute in UP Diliman, Quezon City. It is a great place to go to if you’re a fan of Filipino môviês, particularly the classics. The UP Film Institute usually screens môviês for free every day, so you can just check their website Please or Register to view links. If you’re not into the classics, you can use this as an opportunity to appreciate the many beautiful films Filipinos produced over the years. Several embassies also offer free film festivals at certain times of the year, like the Korean Film Festival often held at SM Megamall and the Cine Europa Film Festival at Shangri-La Plaza.


    3. Appreciate art.
    The Cultural Center of the Philippines’ (CCP) art gallery is open to the public for free from Tuesdays to Sundays. The National Museum of the Philippines also offers free entrance every Sunday. If you happen to be a patron of the arts, these are good venues for viewing wonderful pieces of art without having to spend. You can even take your friends with you if you want them to get interested in the art, culture, and history of the Philippines.


    4. Go to the library.
    Do you like to read but find books too expensive to buy regularly? Fret not because you can head to the Ortigas Foundation Library or the public library in CCP and read or borrow books for free. Sometimes, they also have events where you can get free copies of certain books. This is a must for every book junkie out there.


    5. Take a walk in a public park.
    One of the best things you can do for free is to just go and take a stroll around a park. From Luneta Park to Paco Park, Manila has an abundance of free places you can visit for leisure and for learning about the city’s history. Places like Paco Park sometimes have free shows at night, so if you’re lucky, you can end the day with a bit of entertainment
     
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