However you call it – Haiyan, Yolanda, the most powerful super typhoon in history – its devastating effect on the Philippines is impossible to ignore. The catastrophe left no building intact in Tacloban, a city of 200,000 people, and over 10,000 are feared dead. Accounts of gale-force winds and rushing water as families are torn and homes are destroyed fill the internet in the typhoon’s wake.
By: Ellyse Ng
The Philippines is a nation that is geographically set apart from mainland Southeast Asia, and comes with its own unique traditions and practices. It is a country defined by devout Catholicism, emerald-green rice fields, buzzing megacities, festivals and feasts, colourful jeepneys, smouldering volcanoes and truly resilient people.
Words : Efi Hafizah Hamzah Photography : Adam Lee
With over 7,000 islands in the Pacific Ring of Fire, the Philippines has bountiful waters and a seemingly endless shoreline. Three centuries under Spain and 50 years under the United States haven’t fazed the 90 million karaoke-singing, basketball-playing people of this country often skipped—undeservedly—on journeys to Southeast Asia. Come get a glimpse of the Philippines through the lenses of Travel 3Sixty readers.
Compiled by Abby Yao
Metro Manila is a psychedelic kaleidoscope of sights and sounds—colourful speeding jeepneys, gigantic billboards, and always-switched-on karaoke machines. Our Travel 3Sixty local heads home to help you find your way around the metropolis and make the most of your stay in the Philippine capital.
Words & Photography: Abby Yao
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