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March 2016


Mt. Pulag Climb: Day before the Summit Climb (Part 1) #NaPulagsaGanda

Skip to Part 2: Mt. Pulag Climb: 11-Hour Mt. Pulag Summit Hike! (Part 2) #NaPulagsaGanda

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Mt. Pulag is the third highest mountain in the Philippines, standing at 2,922 masl (meters above sea level), after Mt. Apo in Davao (2,954 masl) and Mt. Dulang Dulang in Bukidnon (2,938 masl). 

The government no longer allows camping during weekends in the mountain and promotes homestay instead for those who want to climb to the summit. There are plans to close the Ambangeg trail next year to let the mountain recover.

Here’s a photo essay of our Climb Mt. Pulag adventure with Jeron Travel and Trail Adventours last March 4-6, 2016…

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Attractions, Manila Life

TRAMPOLINE PARK: Jump, Laugh & Be Fit!

By Abigail Javellana

Read More: Here are… 10 Most Fun Activities in Manila (2016 Edition)! @TourismPHL

Trampoline Park


Trampoline Park – Zero Gravity Zone is one of the first trampoline playgrounds in the Philippines. With one simple concept of bringing together people of all ages to get active and fit while having fun.

The warehouse turned park hosts to many attractions which include flying in the main court, getting into an intense game of dodgeball & volleyball, diving in a huge foam pit, getting the highest slam dunk or enjoying fitness classes like Gravity Zumba and parkour.

Here's what to expect in this family fun park…



Trampoline Park – Gravity Zone
The Portal, Mayflower Street, Greenfield District, Mandaluyong City
E-mail: [email protected]
Mobile: +639 0545 33879
Facebook: trampolineparkph



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HIGH STREET CAFE: Your Neighborhood BGC Food Hall @ShangriLaFort (A Review)

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HIGH STREET CAFE is the all-day dining restaurant of Shangri-La at the Fort, designed as a neighborhood food hall, offering world cuisine with casual service and a friendly ambiance. It features 9 different buffet stations with 50% of the food prepared upon order.

The place has received mixed reviews, possibly because of the high expectations given the Shangri-La brand. We visited with our foodie friends recently, and here’s what we liked and what we think can still be improved at Hight Street Cafe…


Shangri-La at the Fort Manila
Address: 30th Street corner 5th Avenue Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City Philippines
Telephone: +632 8820 0888
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila
Instagram: @shangrilafort
Twitter: @shangrilafort
Youtube: Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila

Operating Hours:

Breakfast (P1,200 net)
6am – 10am (Mon-Fri)
6am – 10.30am (Weekends)

Lunch (P1,550 net)
11.30am – 2.30pm (Mon-Fri)
12noon – 3pm (Weekends)

Dinner (P1,900 net)
6.30 – 10:30pm (Every Day)

Breakfast: 6 – 11am
All Day: 11am – 11pm


Shangri-La at the Fort Manila Staycation Series:
Shangri-La at the Fort: Why it is the Best Family Staycation in BGC?! (2018)
SAMBA: Manila’s Finest Peruvian Restaurant?! @ShangriLaFort (A Review) (2016)
RAGING BULL: Best Steakhouse & Bar in BGC? (Preview) @ShangrilaFort (2016)
CANTON ROAD: Best Modern Cantonese Chinese Restaurant in BGC?! (A Review) (2016)
MINISTRY OF CRAB Manila Guide (Is it Worth it?) @ShangriLaFort (2019)

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Awesome Festivals

What To Expect at Wanderland Planet 2016

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A music and arts festival: this barely scrapes the surface of what Wanderland is, was, and has become over the past few years. With the community and reputation it has built as the music festival of summer, Wanderland has managed to keep its growing audience on their feet––wanting to go back as soon as they step out of the festival grounds.

Now coming back with a theme fresh from space, get ready to take off for Wanderland Planet! No need for jet packs and oxygen tanks all you need is a ticket aboard the Wander Ship for a trip that’s gonna give you zero jetlags and an infinity of Wanderlovin’!

Wanderland Festival 2016
March 5, 2016
Globe Circuit Events Ground, Makati
Facebook: wanderlandfest
Instagram: @wanderlandfest
Twitter: wanderlandfest

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#Restaurants, Food

Announcing…The Best Burgers in Manila! (2016)


When it comes to finding the “perfect” burger, the qualities we look for are simple and straightforward. At the end of the day, a basic hamburger consists of four key ingredients: patty, buns, minimal toppings, and condiments.


After asking our foodie friends about their favorite burgers, Team OAP went around BGC, Pasig, Makati and Alabang area on the hunt for the best must-try burgers. We hope this list satisfies your search for the best burger in Manila!

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Attractions, Manila Life

BALL PIT MANILA: Adult Playground Cafe Filled with 80,000 Balls!

Read More: Here are… 10 Most Fun Activities in Manila (2016 Edition)! @TourismPHL

Ball Pit Manila

Ball Pit Manila is an adult concept playground and cafe with a 20 square meters pop-up installation filled with 80,000 pieces of white plastic balls.

The cafe is inspired by an art installation abroad popular in London and the US. 


Ball Pit Manila
101 Urban Avenue, 1224 Makati, Philippines (Beside Red Planet)
Facebook: ballpitmanila
Instagram: @ballpitmanila
Twitter: @ballpitmanila
Operating Hours: Mon-Sun: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
E-mail: [email protected]

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THE PIG PEN: Foodie’s Favorite Fresh Casual Cafe in Nuvali! @theblackpigmnl

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The Pig Pen is the fresh, casual little brother of The Black Pig located in Nuvali. Chef Carlos Garcia, together with Tricia Villacorta-Macdonald and Berna Fajardo-Garriz, created a cafe and concept of their popular European-inspired food using only the freshest local ingredients, but at a much affordable value.

What’s awesome about this is they elevated the food scene in Nuvali, providing one of the few foodie options (alongside Kanin Club) that aren’t fast food or commercialized franchise concepts. 

Here’s what to order and what to expect at The Pig Pen…


Ground Floor, Cinema Building, Solenad 3, Nuvali
Open 11.00am – 10.00pm
Telephone: +63 49 258-0866
Email[email protected]
Facebook: The Pig Pen Cafe/ Takeaway
Twitter: @theblackpigmnl
Instagram: @theblackpigmanila

Related Post: THE BLACK PIG! Alabang’s Secret Charcuterie, Bar & Restaurant by Chef Carlos Garcia @theblackpigmnl

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#Hotels, Manila Life, Staycation

GREEN SUN Staycation & the Secrets of SOMA BISTRO! @GreenSunPH

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GREEN SUN is a center for local creative talents in the Filipino art, design, music, culinary, and hospitality industries. It’s an art gallery, fashion store, bistro, events place, collab space, and hotel, integrated into a 20,000 sqm property dedicated to youth culture.

It was a former Toyota Philippines’ showroom and the corporate office of Solid Group, which owns Green Sun. It was redesigned by Architect Gil Cosculluela with a more youthful and minimalist feel.

Check out our different kind of staycation experience and surprising discoveries…  


2285 Don Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City, Philippines
Soma Bistro Opens 6.30am – 11.00pm 
Telephone: +632 548-9200
Mobile: +63 998 964-8718
Email[email protected] or [email protected]
Facebook: Green Sun • Soma Stores
Twitter: @greensunph
Instagram: @greensunph

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