One Day in Malolos, Bulacan

Malolos, Bulacan is something that almost no one will consider visiting, except if one wants to feel the Spanish colonial period vibe while avoiding the mainstream Intramuros in Manila. Let me tell you that Malolos is more than that by presenting my very own DIY Malolos Bulacan itinerary!

I have been to Bulacan province a few times already, primarily for family outing activities because there are a bunch of nice resorts in this area which serves as one of the nearest escapades from the city. Moreover, I pass by this province every single time via NLEX whenever I go somewhere up north. As a History Professor who is super passionate about teaching the subject with original photos and more accurate information, I decided to pay a visit and check some things to do in Malolos, Bulacan.

I hopped on a bus at Victory Liner Terminal in Caloocan bound for Apalit, Pampanga.

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In order to access the Bulacan Town Proper, make sure you alight before this flyover.

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MALOLOS BULACAN ITINERARY. So, without further ado, here is a list of the things of things to do in Malolos, Bulacan:

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DINE IN AT CAFE CONGRESO

This Wes Anderson-ish restaurant is totally worth visiting, especially for serial IG-worthy places hunters like me! They serve a lot of good dishes, but since I arrived there in the morning, I ordered an English Breakfast and a mixed berries shake.

Visit Cafe Congreso’s Instagram page for more details.

VISIT THE BARASOAIN CHURCH

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This beautiful church was the site of the First Philippine Republic, hence the name Malolos Republic,  in 1899.

APPRECIATE PHILIPPINE HISTORY AT THE MUSEO NG REPUBLIKA NG 1899

MALOLOS BULACAN ITINERARY: Museo ng Republika ng 1899
MALOLOS BULACAN ITINERARY: Museo ng Republika ng 1899

Beside the Barasoain Church is the Museo ng Republika ng 1899. It houses several informative exhibits and memorabilia from the Malolos Republic. You will also see here the actual text of the Malolos Constitution. There are wax figures of Philippine History personalities in some galleries.

CHECK OUT EMILIO AGUINALDO STATUE AT THE CHURCH PLAZA

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General Emilio Aguinaldo was the President of the Malolos Republic. The Historical Marker says:

Emilio Aguinaldo Y Famy (1869-1964)

Unang Pangulo ng Pilipinas. Dito niya sa Malolos pansamantalang inilipat ang Pamahalaang Rebolusyonaryo mula Bakoor, Kabite dahil sa napipintong Digmaang Filipino-Amerikano, 10 Setyembre 1898 – 31 Marso 1899. Pinulong ang Kongreso ng Malolos sa Simbahan ng Barasoain, Bulacan upang mabalangkas ng Saligang Batas. 15 Setyembre 1898 na nagtatag ng Republika ng Pilipinas, ang Unang Republika sa Asya, 23 Enero 1899.

HAVE A PHILIPPINE HISTORY PRIMER AT CASA REAL SHRINE

Casa Real Malolos Bulacan Philippines

Casa Real Shrine was the former seat of the Spanish Colonial Government in Bulacan and was converted into a museum. If you visit this place, you will have a comprehensive information on Philippine history, from prehistory/precolonial period to present.

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Malolos Bulacan Itinerary

DROP BY THE MALOLOS MUNICIPAL HALL

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I remember my graduate studies Professor who got weirded out on me when I shared the information that whenever I visit a new place in the Philippines, I make it a point to drop by the municipal/city hall and take a photo of it/pose by it. I mean, come on. Why not? It will give you an idea of the daily hustle of the place. Plus, you can always pay the Tourism Office a visit.

APPRECIATE COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE LIKE THE GOBIERNO MILITAR DE LA PLAZA DE MALOLOS

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Colonial buildings like this one are being converted to government offices and museums, and look at this Meralco Building! So beautiful! The historical marker says:

Sa pook na ito dating nakatayo ang kwartel ni Heneral Isidro Torres bilang tagapangasiwa ng kapayapaan at kaayusan ng bayan ng Malolos sa panahon ng Pamahalaang Mapaghimagsik hanggang sa Unang Republika ng Pilipinas 1898-1899.

Ang panandang pang-alaalang ito ay pinasinayaan ngayon, 14 Seytembre 2014, bilang bahagi ng pagdiriwang sa ika-116na guning taong pagbubukas ng Kongreso ng Malolos, 15 Setyembre 1898.

DROP BY BAHAY PAARALAN NG MGA KABABAIHAN NG MALOLOS

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My Philippine History/Jose Rizal students, remember the Ang Sulat Para sa Kababaihan ng Malolos by Jose Rizal? This is where those women of Malolos used to school. The historical marker of this spot says:

Pook na kinatayuan ng paaralan ng mga kadalagahan na nilihaman ni Jose Rizal buhat sa Londres noong ika-22 ng Pebrero, 1889, ng kanyang bantog na sulat ng pinamagatang “Sa Mga Kababayang Dalaga sa Malolos” noong ika-12 ng Disyembre, 1888. Ang 21 dalagang taga-Malolos ay humingi ng pahintuloy sa Gobernador Heneral Weyler na makapagbukas, sa sariling gugol nila, ng isang paaralang panggabi na magtuturo ng Wikang Kastila. Sa kanyang sulat ay pinuri ni Rizal ang mga naturang dalaga dahil sa kanilang pagkukusa, sigasig, at diwang makabayan.

WALK AROUND TO SPOT BEAUTIFUL SPANISH COLONIAL HOUSES

MALOLOS BULACAN ITINERARY: Spanish Colonial Houses
MALOLOS BULACAN ITINERARY: Spanish Colonial Houses

Malolos, Bulacan is the site of so many Spanish colonial houses, and it is a beautiful thing that they were able to preserve these cultural heritage. <3

CHECK OUT MALOLOS CATHEDRAL

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The Malolos Cathedral is more than just a Catholic church in Bulacan, but it was also the site of the Presidential Palace of Emilio Aguinaldo during the Malolos Republic.

CHILL UNDER THE KALAYAAN TREE

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This historical Siar Tree is known to be planted by President Emilio Aguinaldo and the spot where the historical figures meet and planned things out during the Philippine Revolution.

DROP BY THE BULACAN PROVINCIAL CAPITOL

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This is not only where you can find the seat of the current Governor of the Province of Bulacan, but this is also where you can find the statues of Marcelo and Gregorio del Pilar, Filipino heroes during the Spanish colonial period. There is also a souvenir shop at the left side of the building where I was able to buy a fridge magnet of Malolos.

DINE AT BISTRO MALOLEÑO

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What’s interesting about this place is that the menu is inspired by Philippine History. Visit Bistro Maloleño to see the menu for yourself. In my case, I attended a work-related event when I dined here but I was able to taste the Santolada Juice. Yum!

If you are looking for a quick historical, gastronomical, and Instagram-worthy escapade near Manila, Malolos is a nice place to go. 🙂

Malolos Bulacan Itinerary and Other Things to do in Malolos: More Suggestions are Welcome!

I hope you enjoyed your day trip by following this Malolos Bulacan Itinerary containing things to do in Malolos. If you think I missed anything that deserve to be included in this list, please let me know! 🙂 Happy travels!

Picturesque Brunei Darussalam

To those who were following me on Instagram (instagram.com/wheressherlyn), I think you guys want to come into a conclusion that Brunei Darussalam is one of my favorite countries to travel to (so far) since I’ve been visiting so many Instagrammable spots in Brunei. Some of you might be asking why (because let’s face it, everybody thinks Brunei is a boring place to visit). True enough, you can explore the whole country if you will plan a one-week trip there (compared to my home country, Philippines, which is composed of 81 provinces of 7641 islands), but there will always be reasons to go back. In my case, it’s the food and the so many Instagrammable spots in Brunei!

Brunei Darussalam travel experience is a little different from other tourist destinations to travel to in Southeast Asia because it’s literally so quiet in there, there are almost no public transportation, and it is an alcohol-free country (and therefore no typical city nightlife). To someone like me who is used to city life (Hello, Manila!), an occasional travel to Brunei Darussalam is always a breath of fresh air, literally and figuratively, and it’s never gonna be boring.

I am not a Tourism Ambassador for Brunei or something, but I want to break the notion of most people that Brunei is a boring place to visit. In fact, it can be a very interesting place for all kinds of travelers: foodies, photographers, culture/heritage buffs, and even families. Tip though: I highly encourage you to rent a private car if you want to go around Brunei because public transportation is so limited. To give you a little glimpse about this beautiful country, let me share 23 Instagrammable spots in Brunei that you can visit:

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Taman Mahkota Jubli Emas (Golden Jubilee Crown Park)

Instagrammable Spots in Brunei: Taman Mahkota Jubli Emas (Golden Jubilee Crown Park) Brunei Darussalam
INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOTS IN BRUNEI: Taman Mahkota Jubli Emas (Golden Jubilee Crown Park) Brunei

This beautiful park was a part and a result of the Bandar Seri Begawan Development Master Plan. This is how urban planning should be, guys!

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Pedestrian Bridge

Instagrammable Spots in Brunei: Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Pedestrian Bridge Brunei Darussalam
INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOTS IN BRUNEI: Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Pedestrian Bridge

This bridge is beautiful enough, and the presence of this crescent moon makes it more magnificent. Oh, this moon? Looks spectacular at night!

Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque

Instagrammable Spots in Brunei: Omar Ali Saiffudien Mosque Brunei Darussalam
INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOTS IN BRUNEI: Omar Ali Saiffudien Mosque Brunei

One of the most beautiful mosques in the world. Its main dome? Made of pure gold!

Tamu Kianggeh (Kianggeh Open-air Market)

Instagrammable Spots in Brunei: Tamu Kianggeh (Kianggeh Open-air Market) Brunei Darussalam
INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOTS IN BRUNEI: Tamu Kianggeh (Kianggeh Open-air Market) Brunei

Locals say that the ‘marketness’ of this place was lost because it went a major rehabilitation as part of the government’s city plan for Bandar Seri Begawan. It is now roofed and more organized, compared to a scene with rainbow parasols and everyone busy shopping.

Teng Yun Temple

Instagrammable Spots in Brunei: Teng Yun Temple Brunei Darussalam
INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOTS IN BRUNEI: Teng Yun Temple Brunei

Teng Yun Temple is the first and oldest Chinese Temple in Brunei.

Brunei River

Brunei River
INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOTS IN BRUNEI: Brunei River

This is the shortest river in Brunei and it is a must for everyone to try the water taxi.

Perpuspaan Main Gate 1968

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This is the monument that commemorates the coronation of the present Sultan of Brunei in 1968.

Mausoleum of Sultan Bolkiah

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There is so much cultural heritage vibe in this place. I really love how Bruneians pay so much respect to their former Sultans. This is the quietest part of Brunei that I have been to. So solemn.

Mercu Dirgahayu 60

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The Mercu Dirgahayu 60 is a birthday gift presented by the people of Brunei to His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah on his 60th birthday.

Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Complex

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The biggest shopping complex in Bandar Seri Begawan.

The Clock Tower

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This clock marks the Zero Mile in Bandar Seri Begawan and is also a monument built to commemorate the visit of the first King of Malaysia in 1959 (and therefore symbolizes the friendship of Malaysia and Brunei).

Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien

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A beautiful place where the traditional Bandarku Ceria happens every Sunday. I love the Family Vibe there.

Royal Regalia Museum

Instagrammable Spots in Brunei: Royal Regalia Museum Brunei Darussalam
INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOTS IN BRUNEI: Royal Regalia Museum Brunei

You will learn so much about the Sultan and the royalty upon visiting this museum. I am a fan of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej but after seeing this I got to appreciate the Sultan of Brunei as well. With the collection of gifts Brunei received from other countries, you can tell a lot about Brunei’s international relations. Ha!

Kota Batu Old Graveyard

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This is the largest archaeological remains found in Brunei and was also believed to be a burial site.

Empire Hotel and Country Club

Instagrammable Spots in Brunei: Empire Hotel and Country Club Brunei Darussalam
INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOTS IN BRUNEI: Empire Hotel and Country Club Brunei

This 7-star hotel? So majestic! And the sunset view is priceless.

Gadong Night Market

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Ahhh. Perfect for foodies! Need I say more?

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Jame’ Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque

Instagrammable Spots in Brunei: Jame' Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque Brunei Darussalam
INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOTS IN BRUNEI: Jame’ Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque Brunei

The largest mosque in Brunei and one of the two national mosques (Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is the other one). It is also known as the Blue Mosque.

Kampong Ayer

Instagrammable Spots in Brunei: Kampong Ayer Brunei Darussalam
INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOTS IN BRUNEI: Kampong Ayer Brunei

Also known as the “Venice of the East”, Kampong Ayer literally means ‘water village’ and is the world’s largest settlement on stilts.

Tasek Lama Recreational Park

Instagrammable Spots in Brunei: Tasek Lama Recreational Park Brunei Darussalam
INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOTS IN BRUNEI: Tasek Lama Recreational Park Brunei

A nice spot for hiking and relaxing by the waterfalls.

Soto Babu Nini

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This is the place where you can get a typical Bruneian comfort food with a nice view and very colorful architecture.

Rimba Garden Central

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If you want to be one with nature, this is the place to be. It also has a nice outdoor garden which serves as a wedding venue.

Bukit Shahbandar Forest Recreational Park

Another popular hiking destination in Brunei. (And lookie! I got featured at the Brunei Tourism Board Instagram account!)

Tanjung Batu Beach

Instagrammable Spots in Brunei: Tanjung Batu Beach Brunei
INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOTS IN BRUNEI: Tanjung Batu Beach Brunei

This is the most tranquil beach I ever went to. As in.

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So, does Brunei still look boring to you at this point? Hit me up for questions about this beautiful country at email address sherlynmaehernandez@gmail.com or at Instagram account instagram.com/wheressherlyn. Book your flights to Brunei now!

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Visa-Free Southeast Asian Countries for Filipinos (Philippine Passport Holders)

A lot of Filipino travelers I know have expressed some frustrations on how less ‘powerful’ the Philippine passport is compared to other countries because we are only eligible to enter a few countries without the need for a visa. To someone who is aiming to visit all nation-states in the world, yes, it would be a struggle, but it won’t hurt if you start traveling to visa-free countries first, right? That’s also what I am currently working on.

But hey, it is not the end of the world, guys! In fact, setting up a good and clean travel record to visa-free countries is a brownie point should you apply for a visa in the First World, like Europe and the US. After all, there is so much to explore in these visa-free countries which deserve to be visited first by us, Filipino travelers.

With “start traveling to visa-free countries first”, I meant the Southeast Asian region. In fact, Southeast Asian region is one of the most popular regions visited by travelers from all parts of the world and from all walks of life. There is so much to see in this region: cultural and historical heritage sites, natural wonders, cities, beaches, mountains, name it! Did you know that your Philippine passport entitles you to travel around Southeast Asia, visa-free? 🙂

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Why can Southeast Asian citizens travel around the region visa-free?

The members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) signed an ASEAN Framework Agreement on Visa Exemption in order to achieve a lasting friendship and cooperation among ASEAN countries, hence as ASEAN Citizens, we Filipinos can travel around ASEAN region without a visa. How cool is that? You can have your own Southeast Asia visa free travel bucket list before exploring the rest of the world!

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Without further ado, here is the list of visa-free Southeast Asian countries for Philippine passport holders:

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM (visa-free for 14 days)

Omar Ali Saiffudien Mosque Brunei
Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Anyone up with seeing some beautiful mosques and feeling a legitimate sense of peace away from your home countries? Brunei is definitely the place to be.

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CAMBODIA (visa-free for 21 days)

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Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Pub Street, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Temple run, anyone? You are entitled to roam around Angkor complex in Siem Reap and explore magnificent historical structures around Phnom Penh without a visa!

Oh, btw. Some sad news: Cebu Pacific suspends Siem Reap route

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INDONESIA (visa-free for 30 days)

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Bali Museum, Denpasar, Indonesia
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Mount Bromo, Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia
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Hotel Majapahit Surabaya, Indonesia
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Bank Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia

Whether you’re exploring historical sights in big cities like Jakarta and Surabaya, exploring the countryside and natural wonders in Probolinggo, or having the vacation of your life in Bali, you can do all of these without the need to apply for a visa. How’s that?

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LAOS (visa-free for 30 days)

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Haw Phra Kaew, Vientiane, Laos

Laos is the most underrated Southeast Asian country!!! Please please consider exploring this beautiful country! There’s so much history and culture in here, and oh, it’s the most heavily-bombed country in the world (well, Vietnam War-speaking, because I know Syria feels the same way, too). Unfortunately we don’t have direct flights from Philippines to Laos, but hey it doesn’t hurt to include this in your itinerary, let’s say, when you go visit Thailand.

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MALAYSIA (visa-free for 30 days)

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Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, Malaysia
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Sunway Lagoon, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Malaysia is a melting pot of different cultures, and as a result, there’s just a variety of good food here! You can explore Malaysia if you want to go shopping (everything here is, for some reason, cheaper than Manila), have some food trip, or have some cultural immersion, Kuala Lumpur can provide them for you. If you want to have some amusement park-ish type of fun with friends, Petaling Jaya is the place to be.

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MYANMAR (visa-free for 14 days)

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Shwenandaw Monastery, Mandalay, Myanmar
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Old Bagan Ruins, Myanmar
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Yangon Zoological Garden, Myanmar

Myanmar is also one of the least popular Southeast Asian destination to Filipinos because there are no direct flights to here from Manila. But, I could attest that you will not regret going this far because Myanmar is so authentically uninfluenced by any external culture (I’m talking about Westernization hehe). It’s indeed the “Golden Land”, literally, because of the golden stupas all over.

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SINGAPORE (visa-free for 30 days)

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Central Perk Cafe Singapore

Deemed as one of the best countries in the world, this small island nation never failed to impress everyone who goes here. From the vast number of museums, to hawker centres, to the very efficient transport system, and the very progressive economy, I could say that Singapore is really very utopian for me.

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THAILAND (visa-free for 30 days)

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Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand

From beautiful temples to happy people to nice beaches, Thailand is a perfect destination for almost all types of travelers. Drinking some Thai tea overlooking Chao Phraya River? Priceless.

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VIETNAM (visa-free for 21 days)

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In front of Ben Thanh Market with a view of Bitexco Tower, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Vietnam, being the second largest producer of coffee in the world, is not only home to the best coffee out there, but also to the healthiest set of green leafy cuisine! A legit banh mi sold by the street sides is a must-try!

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There you have it! To Philippine passport holders, Southeast Asia is literally visa-free! It can ease everyone’s travel hassle and more energy and money can be dedicated to this beautiful region. I just hope Southeast Asia visa requirements for all Southeast Asians will be lifted indefinitely because it can indeed contribute to the region’s economy as well as the awareness of ASEAN citizens about the region and the countries surrounding them.

So, I’ll just wait for your travel stories, then? Safe travels and prepare your passports to be stamped now! 🙂

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Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia: A Practical Guide

(Keep on reading to be informed about what Southeast Asia travel adapter suits your travel needs.)

Traveling to another country could be a pain if you forget to consider the electrical plugs that your country of destination uses, especially if it is different from the electrical plugs you use in your home country. Some hotels have universal electrical plugs, but what if you went somewhere with no such plugs? That is when you will need a travel adapter and I found learning about these things practical and useful since I’ve been traveling around Southeast Asia for a couple of years now. This is why I came up with this Southeast Asia travel adapter guide to also help other travelers out there.

When I went to Singapore this year, I forgot to bring my travel adapter, and the hotel I stayed did not have a universal electrical plug. I asked the receptionist if I could borrow one. However because of language barrier, he kept on insisting that there is an electrical plug available at my room and he’s not aware that my gadgets have a totally different type of electrical plug required despite showing him the actual cables. I ended up buying an adapter in a convenience store which cost me SGD8.

Another instance I had was when I went to Indonesia for a couple of days where I had to stay in different hotels as I move from one city/town to another. Some hotels I stayed only had the Type C electrical plug. As a result, I had to connect my phone to the USB outlet of the television and let it charge while I sleep.

These are some of the possible reasons why, my friends, you will definitely need this Southeast Asia travel adapter guide.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TRAVEL ADAPTER: A PRACTICAL GUIDE

I’m sure you don’t want to experience these inconveniences during your trips abroad. Since I am traveling around Southeast Asia the most frequent and most of my readers also do, I compiled this practical guide to Southeast Asia travel adapter guide:

TRAVEL ADAPTER BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

Southeast Asia Travel Adapter: Travel Plug Adapter Brunei
Travel Plug Adapter Brunei

You need to have a Type G Travel Plug Adapter when traveling to Brunei Darussalam.

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TRAVEL ADAPTER CAMBODIA

Southeast Asia Travel Adapter: Travel Plug Adapter Cambodia
Travel Adapter Cambodia

TRAVEL ADAPTER CAMBODIA. You need to have either Type A, C, or G Travel Plug Adapter when traveling to Cambodia.

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TRAVEL ADAPTER INDONESIA

Southeast Asia Travel Adapter: Travel Plug Adapter Indonesia
Travel Adapter Indonesia

TRAVEL ADAPTER INDONESIA. You need to have either Type C or F Travel Plug Adapter when traveling to Indonesia.

For more specific travel adapter Indonesia tips and my experiences, you can always send me an email! 🙂 Other sources of travel adapter Indonesia tips in this link.

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TRAVEL ADAPTER LAOS

Southeast Asia Travel Adapter: Travel Plug Adapter Laos
Travel Plug Adapter Laos

You need to have either Type A, B, C, E, or F Travel Plug Adapter when traveling to Laos.

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TRAVEL ADAPTER MALAYSIA

Southeast Asia Travel Adapter: Travel Plug Adapter Malaysia
Travel Plug Adapter Malaysia

You need to have a Type G Travel Plug Adapter when traveling to Malaysia.

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TRAVEL ADAPTER MYANMAR

Southeast Asia Travel Adapter: Travel Plug Adapter Myanmar
Travel Adapter Myanmar

TRAVEL ADAPTER MYANMAR. Surprisingly, Myanmar uses a variety of electrical plugs: Types A, C, D, G, and I. You have to prepare these travel plug adapters when going to Myanmar.

For more specific travel adapter Myanmar tips and my experiences, you can always send me an email! 🙂 Other sources of travel adapter Myanmar tips in this link.

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TRAVEL ADAPTER PHILIPPINES

Southeast Asia Travel Adapter: Travel Plug Adapter Philippines
Travel Plug Adapter Philippines

The Philippines uses Types A,B, and C electrical plugs, but Type A is the most commonly-used type. To be sure, you can consider bringing all 3 types.

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TRAVEL ADAPTER SINGAPORE

Southeast Asia Travel Adapter: Travel Plug Adapter Singapore
Travel Plug Adapter Singapore

Like Brunei and Malaysia, Singapore uses Type G electrical plugs, hence be prepared to bring the same travel plug adapter to avoid the hassle I just shared you earlier.

ALSO READ:
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TRAVEL ADAPTER THAILAND

Southeast Asia Travel Adapter: Travel Plug Adapter Thailand
Travel Plug Adapter Thailand

Like the Philippines, Thailand also uses Types A, B, and C electrical plugs. In addition to that, Thailand also uses a special Type O electrical plug:

Southeast Asia Travel Adapter: Thailand Type O Adapter
Type O Travel Plug Adapter used in Thailand

Be sure to prepare these types of travel plug adapters when traveling to Thailand.

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TRAVEL ADAPTER VIETNAM

Southeast Asia Travel Adapter: Travel Plug Adapter Vietnam
Travel Plug Adapter Vietnam

Vietnam’s electrical plugs are similar to the Philippines and Thailand: Types A, B, and C.

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The Southeast Asia travel adapter variety can be intimidating, but it does not hurt to prepare all travel adapters for the types of electrical plugs in the Southeast Asian countries you will visit. After all, you want your travel to be hassle-free. Happy travels!

SOUTHEAST ASIA TRAVEL ADAPTER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What plugs are used in Southeast Asia?

Southeast Asian countries use different plugs, so it is best to either learn what specific plugs each country uses, or bring your own universal travel adapter when packing for your trip.

What plugs are used in Vietnam and Cambodia?

Vietnam used Types A, B, and C plugs while Cambodia uses Types A, C, and G plugs.

What travel adapter is needed for Thailand?

Thailand uses Types A, B, and C plugs (similar to the Philippines and Vietnam). In addition, some parts of Thailand also uses a special Type O plug.

What plug adapter do I need for Cambodia?

For Cambodia, you will need either Type A, C, or G plugs, depending on what the specific place/establishment uses.

(Most of the information from this blog are collected with the help of information from ASEAN website: www.asean.org)

Flying Around Southeast Asia: Direct Flights From Brunei Darussalam

Direct flights to Southeast Asia may have been limited before, but more routes have been opening to so many destinations connecting the East and the West every now and then. Flights to Brunei Darussalam, for instance, are increasing, hence Bruneians and other travelers have more options on where to go next. Brunei has direct flights to six (6) Southeast Asian countries. As part of my passion project to help travelers have a seamless navigation experience around Southeast Asia, I am writing a series of flight guides to help you have the best travel experience in this beautiful region of the world. The first of this series is this comprehensive article guide about direct flights from Brunei Darussalam.

DIRECT FLIGHTS TO SOUTHEAST ASIA: FLIGHTS TO BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

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Are you currently in Brunei and planning your next Southeast Asian destination? But wait, I do hope you were able to visit this beautiful places during your stay in Brunei:

Places to visit in Brunei Darussalam:

Omar Ali Saiffudin Mosque

https://www.instagram.com/p/B3yo6QEH9df/

Jame ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque

https://www.instagram.com/p/BqNJbyvHUUv/

Kampong Ayer

https://www.instagram.com/p/BvrEqYqHZvM/

ALSO READ: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO 23 INSTAGRAM-WORTHY SPOTS IN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

Where to stay in Brunei Darussalam:

So thank you, next! Where to? Did you know that you can actually directly fly to six (6) Southeast Asian countries from Brunei?

DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM BRUNEI DARUSSALAM: A COMPLETE GUIDE

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DENPASAR (DPS)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-DPS): 2 hours and 20 minutes

Airline that has direct flight from Brunei to Denpasar:
Royal Brunei Airlines Logo

Places To Visit in Denpasar:

Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Park

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4XHMXLnykR/

Bali Museum

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bv7-639Hk5X/

Goa Gajah Temple

https://www.instagram.com/p/By7hrZVntxG/

Where to stay in Denpasar:

JAKARTA (CGK)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-JKT): 2 hours and 20 minutes

Airline that has direct flights from Brunei to Jakarta:
direct flights from brunei

Places to visit in Jakarta:

National Gallery of Indonesia

https://www.instagram.com/p/BJkTUoPDmcn/

Wayang Museum

Museum Bank Indonesia

Where to stay in Jakarta:

SURABAYA (SUB)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-SUB): 2 hours and 10 minutes

Airline that has direct flights from Brunei to Surabaya:
direct flights from brunei

Places to visit in Surabaya:

Hotel Majapahit

https://www.instagram.com/p/B5oxtBknmeB/

Heroes Monument

House of Sampoerna

Where to stay in Surabaya:

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BINTULU (BTU)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-BTU): 55 minutes

Airline that has direct flights from Brunei to Bintulu:
direct flights from brunei

Places to visit in Bintulu:

Similajau National Park

Niah National Park

Taman Tumbina

Where to stay in Bintulu:

KOTA KINABALU (BKI)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-BKI): 40-45 minutes

Airline that flies directly from Brunei to Kota Kinabalu:
direct flights from brunei

Places to visit in Kota Kinabalu:

Mount Kinabalu

Desa Cattle Dairy Farm

Manukan Island

Where to stay in Kota Kinabalu:

KUCHING (KCH)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-KCH): 1 hour and 50 minutes

Airline that flies directly from Brunei to Kuching:
direct flights from brunei

Places to visit in Kuching:

Kuching Cat Museum

Fort Margherita

Bako National Park

Where to stay in Kuching:

KUALA LUMPUR (KUL)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-KUL): 2 hours and 20-25 minutes

Kuala Lumpur is known to have a lot of direct flights to Southeast Asia destinations, including flights to Brunei Darussalam, because of the presence of low-cost carrier AirAsia.

Airlines that fly directly from Brunei to Kuala Lumpur:
direct flights from brunei direct flights from brunei

Places To Visit in Kuala Lumpur:

Petronas Twin Towers

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2qY3ionRBw/

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt8cP5UHtjC/

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bled5AVnNLR/

ALSO READ: 4 MUSEUMS TO VISIT IN KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur:

SANDAKAN (SDK)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-SDK): 1 hour and 5 minutes

Airline that flies directly from Brunei to Sandakan:
direct flights from brunei

Places to visit in Sandakan:

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Park

Turtle Islands National Park

Puu Jih Shii Temple

Where to stay in Sandakan:

SIBU (SBW)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-SBW): 1 hour and 10 minutes

Airline that flies directly from Brunei to Sibu:
direct flights from brunei

Places to visit in Sibu:

Tua Pek Kong Temple

Sibu Central Market

Sibu Night Market

Where to stay in Sibu:

TAWAU (TWU)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-TWU): 1 hour and 5 minutes

Airline that flies directly from Brunei to Tawau:
direct flights from brunei

Places to visit in Tawau:

Tawau Hills National Park

Teck Guan Cocoa Museum

Tawau Tanjung Market

Where to stay in Tawau:

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MANILA (MNL)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-MNL): 2 hours and 35 minutes

Manila is known to have a lot of direct flights to Southeast Asia destinations, including flights to Brunei Darussalam, because of the presence of low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific.

Airlines that fly directly from Brunei to Manila:
direct flights from brunei direct flights from brunei

Places to visit in Manila:

National Museum of Natural History

https://www.instagram.com/p/By4xf0InBf_/

National Museum of Fine Arts

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bo_W05gnHH0/

Filling Station Bar Cafe

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuTkADZHiwO/

ALSO READ: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO 64 INSTAGRAM–WORTHY SPOTS IN MANILA, PHILIPPINES

Where to stay in Manila:

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SINGAPORE (SIN)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-SIN): 2 hours and 5 minutes

Singapore is known to have a lot of direct flights to Southeast Asia destinations, including flights to Brunei Darussalam, because of the presence of many routes by its flag carrier Singapore Airlines.

Airlines that fly directly from Brunei to Singapore:
direct flights from brunei direct flights from brunei

Places to visit in Singapore:

ArtScience Museum

https://www.instagram.com/p/B3PhVfsnUIe/

Little India

https://www.instagram.com/p/BzqZs4RHQjz/

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Kampong Glam

https://www.instagram.com/p/B3PleohHUCW/

Where to stay in Singapore:

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BANGKOK (BKK)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-BKK): 2 hours and 45 minutes

Bangkok is known to have a lot of direct flights to Southeast Asia destinations, including flights to Brunei Darussalam. It is also a good transit point to many Southeast Asian destinations.

Airline that flies directly from Brunei to Bangkok:
direct flights from brunei

Places to Visit in Bangkok:

Grand Palace Bangkok

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4PJKFmHda1/

Wat Arun

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4ATGnlnWM9/

Soi Nana (Chinatown)

https://www.instagram.com/p/B5K4FMbH6pU/

ALSO READ: BANGKOK, THAILAND TRAVEL: 11 AMAZING THINGS IN 24 HOURS

Where to stay in Bangkok:

ALSO READ: 5 REASONS TO CHECK-IN AT THE JOURNEY HOTEL LAKSI BANGKOK

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HO CHI MINH CITY (SGN)

Non-Stop Flight Time (BWN-SGN): 1 hour and 55 minutes

One of the nearest destinations to Brunei outside Borneo, Ho Chi Minh city also operates a lot of flights to Brunei Darussalam and other destinations to Southeast Asia

Airline that flies directly from Brunei to Ho Chi Minh City:
direct flights from brunei

Places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City:

Bitexco Financial Tower

https://www.instagram.com/p/BlzLffWnr7_/

Ben Thanh Market

Cu Chi Tunnels

Where to stay in Ho Chi Minh City:

See? I told you there is a lot of flights from Brunei Darussalam! There are so many direct flights to Southeast Asia and direct flights from Brunei is just one of the many destinations to choose from. Are you ready to draft your ultimate Southeast Asian itinerary covering these amazing destinations and hop on that plane to take one of the next direct flights from Brunei?

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A Complete Guide to 33 Halal Restaurants in Metro Manila, Philippines

The Philippines has a significant number of Muslim population, however I know for a fact that my Filipino Muslim friends and colleagues are always finding it hard to find halal restaurants in Manila, Philippines. Moreover, I know several Muslim friends who are discouraged to visit Manila because halal restaurants are not so common here, and if so, they cost more than an average meal.

For the benefit of my Muslim friends and colleagues inside and outside the Philippines and the entire Muslim community as well, I have compiled this list of halal restaurants in Manila*. I promise to try these restaurants myself one by one in the future to have a first hand review.

*This list is solely based on online research and my own dining experience in some of the halal restaurants in Manila on this list. So if you want to add something to this list and perhaps suggest corrections, feel free to shoot me a message at email address sherlynmaehernandez@gmail.com.

For other halal restaurants in the Philippines, check this out: Cebu | Baguio | Boracay

ABABU PERSIAN KITCHEN

75 Xavierville Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(+632) 34360000

Ground Floor, WWW Residences, Estrada Corner Leon Guinto Street, Malate, Manila
(+632) 83536240

1232 Gelinos Street, Sampaloc, Manila
(+632) 87112830; +639156818425

Amaia Steps Sucat, Dr. A. Santos Avenue, San Antonio, Parañaque City
+639666990083
https://www.instagram.com/ababupersiansucat/
https://www.facebook.com/ababupersiankitchen/
https://www.instagram.com/ababuph/

ABSHAR FAST FOOD

Food Court, Ground Floor, Greenhills Shopping Centre, Greenhills, San Juan City
(+632) 87233604; +639228444423
https://www.facebook.com/absharfastfood/
https://www.instagram.com/absharfastfood/
https://www.instagram.com/fastfood.abshar/

ARABIC KITCHEN

Second Floor Torre Sur, Alabang-Zapote Road, Pamplona, Las Piñas City
+639207777500

Jas Building, Villa Cristina Avenue, Pamplona, Las Piñas City
+639477628811; +639564469044

https://www.facebook.com/lefayettearabickitchenresturant
https://www.instagram.com/arabickitchenmanila/

ARGOS MINIBAR

Ground Floor, Citadel Inn, 5007 P Burgos Street, Poblacion, Makati City
(+632) 88693416
https://www.facebook.com/ArgosMinibar/

ARYA PERSIAN RESTAURANT

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuHG1e-lFaT/

Ground Floor, Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Centre, Greenhills, San Juan City
(+632) 85846266

Level 6, East Wing, Shangri-La Plaza, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
(+632) 85424321

Second Floor, Robinsons Magnolia, New Manila, Quezon City
(+632) 84702414

Ground Floor, Alfresco, Midtown Wing, Robinsons Place Manila, Ermita, Manila
Second Floor, Midtown Wing, Robinsons Place Manila, Ermita, Manila
(+632) 85677200

https://www.facebook.com/Arya-Persian-Restaurants-213970242002201/?ref=br_rs
https://www.instagram.com/arya_persian_restaurant/
https://www.instagram.com/aryapersianrestaurant/

ASSAD CAFE

Second Floor, Midtown Executive Homes, United Nations Avenue, Paco, Manila
(+632) 85214996
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Assad-Cafe/983738418423133
https://www.facebook.com/assadminimart/
https://www.instagram.com/assadcafe/

BEHROUZ PERSIAN CUISINE

Scout Tobias Street, Laging Handa, Quezon City
+639289686922

Ground Floor, Metrowalk Commercial Complex, Meralco Avenue, Ugong, Pasig City
(+632) 86872759

226 Aguirre Avenue Corner J. Ramirez Street, BF Homes, Parañaque City
+639238652069

Wilson Street, Greenhills, San Juan City
+639424819550

Santana Grove, Dr. A. Santos Avenue, San Antonio, Parañaque City
+639334196444

https://www.facebook.com/BehrouzPersianCuisine/
https://www.instagram.com/behrouzpersiancuisine/
https://www.instagram.com/behrouzpersian/

BENI’S FALAFEL

5343 General Luna Street, Poblacion, Makati City
+639063491300
https://www.facebook.com/Benisfalafel/
https://www.instagram.com/benisfalafel/

BRICKS AND COPPER

Dumlao Sports Center, 304 Shaw Boulevard, Pleasant Hills, Mandaluyong City
+639432737812; (+632) 86543741
https://www.facebook.com/BricksAndCopperTurkishCuisine/
https://www.instagram.com/bricksandcopper/

FETA MEDITERRANEAN

Ground Floor, Intrawest Center, 101 Annapolis Street, Greenhills, San Juan City
(+632) 87057238
https://www.facebook.com/feta.mediterranean
https://www.instagram.com/feta.mediterranean/

GILAK BY HOSSEIN

https://www.instagram.com/p/BUVwxvXlkag/

Level 2, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Greenbelt, Makati City
(+632) 77290266

HASSAN KABAB AND STEAKS

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bvpi2_Cg9-E/

197-C Katipunan Avenue, Barangay Milagrosa, Blue Ridge, Quezon City 1120
(+632) 87033827
https://www.facebook.com/hassankatipsQc

9 Visayas Avenue Extension, Culiat, Tandang Sora, Quezon City
(+632) 87810051
https://www.facebook.com/hassanvisayas

Aquilina Street, Fronting Marikina City Engineering Office, Santo Niño, Marikina City
+639226789423; +639232324390
https://www.facebook.com/hassanmarikina

https://www.instagram.com/hassankababandsteaks/

HOSSEIN’S PERSIAN KEBAB

Second Floor, Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
(+632) 88560632; (+632) 88561278

Second Floor, LKV Building, 7857 Makati Avenue, Bel-Air, Makati City
(+632) 88906137; (+632) 88905928

https://www.facebook.com/hosseinspersiankebab/

HUMMUS ELIJAH

Second Floor, Commercial Building, 7850 Makati Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City
+639053134602; (+632) 88021885

Fifth Floor, SM Aura Premier, C5 Road Corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

https://www.facebook.com/humuselijah/
https://www.instagram.com/hummus_elijah/

JERUSALEM

1533 M. H. Del Pilar Street, Ermita, Manila
(+632) 85233164; (+632) 85236568

KABAB & CURRY

20 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air, Makati City
(+632) 75015298
https://www.facebook.com/Kabab-Curry-402058433232179/
https://www.instagram.com/kababandcurryph/

KASHMIR

Festejo Building, 816 Arnaiz Avenue, San Lorenzo, Makati City
(+632) 82469069 ext. 615

Ground Floor, San Antonio Plaza, McKinley Road, Dasmarinas Village, Makati City
(+632) 82469069 ext. 268

https://www.facebook.com/kashmir.ph/

KENNY ROGER’S ROASTERS

42 outlets in Metro Manila
https://www.facebook.com/KennyRogersPH/
https://www.instagram.com/kennyrogersph/

MANDY HOUSE

https://www.instagram.com/p/0piJc3txPX/

4892 Durban Street, Poblacion, Makati City
(+632) 88696074; +639054555533
https://www.facebook.com/Mandy-House-1175067475996259/

MARTABAK

https://www.instagram.com/p/BShc_kjlh1N/

Ground Floor, North Wing, SM Mall of Asia, Mall of Asia Complex (MOA), Pasay City
+639175300875; (+632) 84420387
https://www.facebook.com/martabakcafeindomalayrestaurant
https://www.instagram.com/martabakcafe/

THE CAFE MEDITERRANEAN

Level 1, Greenbelt 1, Ayala Center, Greenbelt, Makati City
(+632) 77208757

Lower Ground Floor, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City
(+632) 88981301
(+632) 77565010

Second Floor, Alabang Town Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
(+632) 88501690

Fifth Floor, The Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
(+632) 86359264

Third Floor, One Bonifacio High Street, 28th Street Corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
(+632) 77441831; +639178246294

Ground Floor, Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Mall of Asia Complex (MOA), Pasay City
(+632) 85560650

https://www.facebook.com/TheCafeMediterranean/
https://www.instagram.com/thecafemed/

MISTER KABAB

11 outlets in Metro Manila
https://www.facebook.com/MisterKabab
https://www.instagram.com/misterkabab/

NEW BOMBAY

https://www.instagram.com/p/BvT8OHeBOb7/

Ground Floor, Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Glorietta Complex, Makati City
(+632) 89868622

Ground Floor, The Columns, Ayala Corner Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Bel-Air, Makati City
(+632) 79013275

Second Floor, Crossroads Building, 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
(+632) 84251867

Ground Floor, Sagittarius Building, H. V. Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
(+632) 88192892; (+632) 88043788

Fourth Floor, Robinsons Place Manila, Ermita, Manila
+639366753435; (+632) 83536847

Food Choices, Third Floor, Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Glorietta Complex, Makati City
(+632) 89868622

NEW BOMBAY ROYALE

Ground Floor, Venice Grand Canal Mall, McKinley Hill, Taguig City
(+632) 88101101
https://www.facebook.com/newbombayroyale/
https://www.instagram.com/newbombayroyaleph/

RAJPUT PAK HALAL CUISINE

8232 Paranaque – Sucat Road, San Isidro, Parañaque, Metro Manila
+639154763159

Ground Floor, Casa Blanca Apartments, Adriatico Street, Ermita, Manila
(+632) 88022203; +639174343081

https://www.facebook.com/rajputhalal/

PERSIA GRILL

Ground Floor, Blue Sapphire Building, 2nd Avenue Corner 30th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
(+632) 85199300

Ground Floor, Valero Carpark 2, Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
(+632) 88189090; (+632) 84034468

Unit G4, Prince Plaza II Condominium, Legazpi Corner Dela Rosa Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
(+632) 84039999; +639155551115

Ground Floor, Paseo De Roses. Chino Roses Avenue, Legaspi Village Makati City

https://www.facebook.com/persiagrill/
https://www.instagram.com/persiagrill/

QUEENS AT BOLLYWOOD

Level 3, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Greenbelt, Makati City
(+632) 7573536; (+632) 9030710

Second Floor, Met Live Mall, EDSA Corner Macapagal Boulevard, Mall of Asia Complex (MOA), Pasay City
+639296108622

https://www.facebook.com/queensatbollywoodph/
https://www.instagram.com/queensatbollywoodph/

ROYAL INDIAN CURRY HOUSE

5345 General Luna Street, Poblacion, Makati City
(+632) 82469069 ext. 565

Building G, SM by the Bay, SM Mall of Asia, Mall of Asia Complex (MOA), Pasay City
(+632) 82469069 ext. 527

Eastwood Citywalk 1, Libis, Quezon City
(+632) 82469069 ext. 836

https://www.facebook.com/Royal.Indian.Curry.House.15/
https://www.instagram.com/royalindiancurryhouse/

SHAWARMA SNACK CENTER

484 Ground Floror, White Palace Condotel,R. Salas Street, Ermita, Manila
(+632) 85212121; (+632) 82544409

President’s Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City
(+632) 88279036; (+632) 84034191

El Grande Arcade, 316 El Grande Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City
(+632) 84784667

https://www.facebook.com/Shawarma-Snack-Center-155502121152620/

SWAGAT INDIAN CUISINE

The Columns at Legazpi Village, Amorsolo Street Corner Arnaiz Avenue, Legazpi Village, Makati City 1223
(+632) 79897199; +639176348899
https://www.facebook.com/swagatmakati/

WARUNG INDO

https://www.instagram.com/p/5ZlFo2px6u/

Ground Floor, LPL Manor, San Agustin Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
+639267055507; (+632) 75015341
https://www.facebook.com/warung.indo.1/

ZIGGURAT

https://www.instagram.com/p/BluBKnMFWqZ/

Ground Floor, Sunette Tower, Durban Street Corner Makati Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City
(+632) 88975179
https://www.facebook.com/Ziggurat-Cuisine-Restaurant-125013094177654/
https://www.instagram.com/zigguratcuisine/

SAMURAI HALAL EXPRESS

Food Hall, Level 4, Terminal 3, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Ninoy Aquino Airport Area, Pasay City
(+632) 87821650

1214 Arquiza Trade Center, M. H. Del Pilar Street, Ermita, Manila
+639558936365

https://www.facebook.com/Samurai-Halal-Express-NAIA-T3-120092051872529/
https://www.instagram.com/samuraihalalexpress/

HALAL RESTAURANTS IN MANILA: ANY MORE SUGGESTIONS?

Guys, I wanna know if you want to add more halal restaurants in Manila on the list. Also, please shoot me a message at email address sherlynmaehernandez@gmail.com for possible corrections. Thank you and happy travels to my home city! 🙂

A Complete Guide to 12 Halal Restaurants in Boracay Island, Philippines

CHECK OUT OTHER HALAL RESTAURANTS IN THE PHILIPPINES:
MANILA
CEBU CITY
BAGUIO CITY

Are you looking for halal restaurants in Boracay Island? Scroll dowwn below! 🙂

Halal Restaurants in Boracay
Are there halal restaurants in Boracay?

Boracay Island? Definitely the most beautiful island in the world that travelers from all parts of the world desire to go to. However, I know for a fact that the Philippines, despite having a significant number of Muslim citizens, lacks a comprehensive information on halal restaurants (whether in Manila, Boracay, Cebu, among others). I have many Muslim friends inside and outside the Philippines, and for their benefit (and for every Muslim traveler’s benefit), I did a research and compiled this list of 11 halal restaurants in Boracay Island*. I wish I was able to eat on these restaurants and review them during my stay there. But I can always go back to do it, right?

*This list is solely based on online research. So if you want to add something to this list and perhaps suggest corrections, feel free to shoot me a message at my Instagram (instagram.com/wheressherlyn) or at email address sherlynmaehernandez@gmail.com.

Baharat Kabsa Steakhouse

https://www.instagram.com/p/BDzgU39qxu3/

This is one of the most accessible halal restaurants in Boracay because it is located right a the heart of D’Mall.

D’Mall, Station 2 (beside Thai Basil Restaurant), Boracay
+639189512291; +639166860160
facebook.com/pages/Baharat-KABSA-Steakhouse/738859079577806

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Kasbah Boracay

https://www.instagram.com/p/BsCLlgFF14g/

One of the halal restaurants in Boracay is famous for its Moroccan specialties like Hummus Harissa and Lamb Tagine.

White Beach, Station 1, Boracay
kasbahboracay@gmail.com
+63362884790
facebook.com/kasbah.boracay
instagram.com/kasbahboracay
kasbahrestaurantboracay.com

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True Food Indian Cuisine

It is a two-storey halal restaurant in Boracay along the White Beach which offers a wide variety of Indian food.

Station 2, Boracay
truefood_boracay@yahoo.com
+63362883142
facebook.com/TruefoodBoracay

Bismillah Halal Turkish Kebab BBQ House

And oh, they also deliver halal food 24 hours! The only one among all halal restaurants in Boracay that offers such service 🙂

Barangay Ambulong, Station 3, Boracay (behind Red Cross office)
facebook.com/semseymamikail
instagram.com/bismillahhalalturkishkebab

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Boracay Jannah Halal Food

They serve Middle Eastern, Malaysian and Indonesian cuisine. Oh wait, they also have Western food in their menu!

Station 1, Boracay
facebook.com/pg/Boracay-Jannah-Halal-Food-1426546967658266

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Tilapia and Chips

Tilapia is the most cultured freshwater fish in the Philippines and this restaurant is obviously absolutely non-pork serving.

Kamayan Building, Balabag, Boracay
bmcgrath1234@yahoo.ca
facebook.com/tilapianchips
instagram.com/tilapianchips

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Vintana Restaurant (Shangri-La Boracay)

Previous Muslim guests have reviewed Shangri-La Boracay as one of the most Muslim-friendly places in the island. Bonus: their rooms have prayer direction markers.

Brgy. Yapak, Boracay
slbo@shangri-la.com
http://www.shangri-la.com/boracay
facebook.com/ShangrilaBoracay
instagram.com/shangrilaboracay

halal restaurants in boracay

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Khalil Muslim Food Stall

You can buy seafood at the D’Talipapa (talipapa means wet market), and they will have it cooked for you.

Behind Kim-Nor Souvenir Shop, D’Talipapa, Station 2, Boracay

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The Kingdom of Boracay Arabic and Indian Restaurant and Coffee Shop

https://www.instagram.com/p/BgRPOvfHE_J/
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.430506607125373&type=1&l=22e6748242

Look, guys! A huuuuuge menu!

Station 2, Boracay (near The Amazing Show)
*From White Beach, follow the alley between Red Coconut and La Reserve
*From the Main Road, follow the alley beside the Lying-in Clinic
kingdomofboracay@rocketmail.com
+639156426368
facebook.com/The-Kingdom-of-Boracay-Arabic-and-Indian-Restaurant-Coffee-Shop-149593645216672/
instagram.com/kingdom_of_boracay

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Sunset View Resto Bar

https://www.instagram.com/p/BMluohkgWFf/

This is the first and so far the only restaurant in Boracay Island with a Halal-certified kitchen.

Paradise Garden Resort Hotel, Station 3, Boracay
+63362883411
facebook.com/paradisegardenresortboracay
instagram.com/paradisegardenresortboracay
paradisegarden-boracay.com

halal restaurants in boracay

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Spibo Boracay

Not a restaurant but a travel agency which provides Boracay Halal Tours with a Halal Buffet! How cool is that?

travel@gojavalava.com
+639062042672
facebook.com/SpiboBoracay

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Alliyah’s Halal Food Restaurant

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.687865744678091&type=1&l=1b502e326e

They say it’s a very simple restaurant but has an excellent service and good food. orth trying, I think?

Stall 18, EMall, Old Talipapa, Manoc-Manoc, Boracay
+639279729959
https://www.facebook.com/Alliyahs-halal-food-restaurant-687862234678442/

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There you have it! I hope you were able to decide where to eat from this list of halal restaurants in Boracay. Happy eating!

Halal Restaurants in Boracay: More recommendations are welcome!

Guys, I wanna know if you want to add something on the list. Also, please shoot me a message at my Instagram (instagram.com/wheressherlyn) or at email address sherlynmaehernandez@gmail.com for possible corrections. Thank you and happy travels to the most beautiful island in the world! 🙂

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