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From quaint villages to a burgeoning metropolis, Manila's centuries of Spanish rule have conferred it with a wonderfully rich and vibrant society. Exceptionally welcoming, always bright, and never boring, the city buzzes with passion, culture, entertainment and style.


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PenCities by LUXE City Guides

Developed exclusively for The Peninsula Hotels by stylish travel publisher LUXE City Guides, PenCities is a unique, luxury lifestyle journal spanning all nine Peninsula cities, featuring the finest in dining, entertainment, shopping, design, nightlife, spa and wellness. Updated weekly, PenCities presents a tightly edited selection of opinionated and informed recommendations, covering the latest openings, classic favourites, special events, seasonal celebrations and smart things to do. Welcome!

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  • Peninsula Manila Our City Salcedo Market
    Peninsula Manila Our City Salcedo Market

    By Mr. Francis Magbanua - Duty Manager

    Popularly known as the Makati Weekend Market or the sosy (local slang for upscale) market, this once-a-week event started out as a simple neighbourhood get-together for local residents. Today, people come from far and wide to feast on a variety of excellent home-made fare – from rich paellas, succulent grilled liempo (grilled pork belly), healthy vegetarian rolls to local sweets and desserts. Local organic produce is also available.

    The markets open at 7:00 am and closes at 2:00 pm on Saturdays (Salcedo Market) and Sundays (Legaspi Market) only.

  • Peninsula Manila Our City Blind Pig
    Peninsula Manila Our City Blind Pig

    By Mr. Mariano Garchitorena - Director of Public Relations

    The only speakeasy in town, Blind Pig serves up strong, quality drinks done the old- fashioned way. Keeping to its 1920s prohibition-era theme, there is no name or sign on the door and customers have to ring the doorbell to gain access to this seductive, dimly lit hidden gem.

  • Peninsula Manila Our City Carpaccio Restorante
    Peninsula Manila Our City Carpaccio Restorante

    By Mr. Ed Maddela - Executive Sous Chef

    This quaint and cosy restaurant tucked away in Makati is one of the best places to indulge in hearty, authentic Italian cuisine. Here, food and wine lovers can enjoy home-style dishes such as carpaccio, antipasti, salads, freshly made pastas, tempting desserts and a fine selection of international wines.

  • Peninsula Manila Our City Peoples Palace
    Peninsula Manila Our City Peoples Palace

    By Ms. Sonja Vodusek - General Manager

    People’s Palace offers modern Thai cuisine in a chic, modern Asian setting. The menu includes classic dishes such as phad Thai or catfish and green mango salad, alongside more innovative and contemporary takes on Thai cuisine. The delicious pomelo, prawn and coconut salad is the most popular item on the menu.