Compared to the rest of the Philippines, Manila is not the cheapest place to be.
Somehow, stepping out of the house in the city seems to automatically entail spending.
For couples with a love for photography and finding little unknown corners of the city, walking aimlessly around the areas of Intramuros and Binondo, camera in hand, makes for the perfect date.
For overworked couples frazzled by big city living, take a few hours off for some silence, stillness, and refocusing of the mind at Ocean Sky Chan Monastery.
Just keep track of their social media updates to know when you and your partner’s favorite acts are taking the stage.
Ditch the typical Hollywood movie date at a mall cinema and opt for a more intimate indie film screening at the cozy Cinema ’76 Film Society.
Marvel at the reminders of how Manila once looked and snap away.
The district of Binondo, on the other hand, is considered to be the world’s oldest Chinatown.
Add some food and drinks to that and you’ll be picking up a pretty hefty tab by the end of the night.