Ornate caramel craftsmanship

Chinatown prepares for Chinese New Year

I think I missed a turn...

Stuck in traffic, in the wrong place

Dead end on the Laguna de Bay

People gathering along the shores of the lagoon

Passengers in a jeepney

A local church

Anilao Outrigger Resort

On board the outrigger

Heading for the dive sites

Dive Master Dennis

A local fishing boat

Night view from my Anilao room

Morning view from my room

A jeepney drives past

A colourful jeepney

Colonial architecture in Taal

Taal church

Schoolgirls heading home

The impressive Taal church

Students leaving on a small transport

Fantasy World

Taal volcano

Boats on the Taal Lake

Taal lake and volcano

An inviting sign

I took the wrong turn...

Students posing in front of Lapu-Lapu

Silhouettes on the Intramuros wall

Entering Intramuros

That way...

San Augustin

Inside San Augustin

The San Augustin altar

Saint on the main door

Facade of San Augustin

Manila cathedral

Tourists passing by Manila cathedral

Getting photographed with portraits of former presidents

Fort Santiago entrance

Display of Spanish colonial power

Inside the Fort Santiago

Japanese tourists visit the old jails used during WW2

Bronze statues of a WW2 US soldier

A US soldier statues looks over the river

Game of the popular basketball, Intramuros

View from my Renaissance Hotel room

Preparing a Chinese New Year street dinner

Funky restaurants in a mall of Jalan Bukit Bintang

Masjid Jamek at the river crossing

Masjid Jamek for Friday prayers

MS Ally Company, pharmacy since 1909

Sze Ya Temple

Burning incense during Chinese New Year

Stacks of incense

Incense spirals everywhere, Sze Ya Temple

Prayers during CNY

Near the Central Market

Entrance of the Guandi Temple

Incense spirals in Guandi Temple

Guandi Temple decorations

Spinning for good luck

Touching a spinning ball

About to bang the big pole for luck

Incense burning

Offerings for CNY

Walking around the temple for prayers

Burning all the way to the roof

Incense spirals

Sri Mahamariamman Temple

Close-up on the main gate

Streets of Chinatown

Making jasmine garlands

Men busy at a temple entrance

Preparing jasmine for garlands

The open kitchen of Prego

Dining at Prego

Jalan Bukit Bintang during CNY


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