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10 things to consider if you’re up for unusual things to do in the Metro

Already tried dining with cats, having coffee with dogs, diving into a ball pit, and jumping on an indoor trampoline? Here are 10 more things you might want to consider trying here in the Metro:

  1. Tour the walls of Intramuros via bamboo bike

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Bikes made out of bamboo in partnership with Gawad Kalinga is now slowly becoming a thing in exploring the 100-year-old cobblestone-covered Manila. These eco-friendly bikes are allowed to be brought up the wall while on tour. Bambike Ecotours is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am-3 pm.

  1. Take a historical tour in a new-technology transporter
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View of the Intramuros golf course from Bayleaf roof deck.

Segway Tours Manila, powered by two-wheeled self-balancing vehicles, is bringing technology to historic Manila. Primarily used in the golf course, the hoverboard-looking transporter lets guests glide through the historic wall of Intramuros.

  1. Go on a spine-chilling adventure in old Manila
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This is waaaay older than you!

Keep your eyes open for the Intramuros Ghost Walk tour schedules, which pops out from time to time via Facebook. Headed by Profilers of the Unknown from the Center for Paranormal Studies, they will take you to an educational walking tour in eerie places while telling paranormal stories.

  1. Prepare for scuba diving in the Metro
(Photo from SCUBA Studio's Facebook page) https://www.facebook.com/scubastudioph/photos/a.891738524223241.1073741827.781667075230387/1092200627510362/?type=3&theater

(Photo from SCUBA Studio’s Facebook page)

Before leaving the Metro to try scuba diving in the uncharted waters, it’s best to practice the 101s in a pool where you’re totally safe. This is made possible by the SCUBA Studio team in San Juan, that houses an indoor pool to train divers. They also offer underwater photography services!

SCUBA Studio is located at 308 Seaview cor. P. Guevarra Street in Manila.

  1. Try the ferry at Pasig River
(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Takes Manila)

Westernmost station (Intramuros) of the ferry service. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Takes Manila)

As the only water-based transportation service in Metro Manila, the Pasig River Ferry Service cruises from Pinagbuhatan in Pasig to Intramuros, Manila. Like train systems, it also has specific drop-off points. Perfect for sight-seeing via river route (if you don’t mind the scorching heat… and the unusual scent). Open from Monday to Saturday, 6 am-4:15 pm.

  1. Cruise through Manila Bay
(Photo from SMTickets.com)

(Photo from SMTickets.com)

How about a buffet dinner while cruising Manila Bay? Prestige Cruises, Inc. is still offering a majestic view of the sunset and a romantic dinner while cruising the shoreline of Manila Bay. Visit them at the MOA Ferry Terminal, Seaside Boulevard, Pasay City. Schedule is at 6-8 pm daily.

  1. Visit miniature foreign landmarks in High Street
Did you see the mini Merlion at High Street, BGC? (Photo courtesy of Bonifacio High Street Facebook page / @madisoneventsinc) https://www.facebook.com/BoniHighStreet/photos/a.10150292258795486.553307.10150096624695486/10156905503685486/?type=3&theater

Did you see the mini Merlion at High Street, BGC? (Photo from Bonifacio High Street Facebook page / @madisoneventsinc)

Dream destinations were made smaller and more accessible in Taguig City. Visitors can now get up close with Singapore’s Merlion, France’s Louvre, and Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa!

  1. Do a photo walk along BGC
(Photo from Bonifacio High Street Facebook page / @nicacosio via Instagram)

(Photo from Bonifacio High Street Facebook page / @nicacosio via Instagram)

Looking for Instagram-worthy street art? Head to Bonifacio Global City and take a walk at the streets painted with new picture-perfect graffiti.

  1. Learn how to skate at Makati

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Skaters practice at the Mountain Dew Skate Park in Fortuna, Circuit Makati every day. Drop by and try to make new friends. Perhaps ask a few to help you do some tricks. It’s open from 10 am-6 am daily,with entrance fee ranging from P50-P100.

  1. Attend a silent party in a hotel
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(Photo courtesy of Jay Bustamante)

It’s totally possible — tried and tested at the Golden Phoenix Hotel in Pasay City (near Mall of Asia). It’s like a normal poolside party with food, booze, and people in groups; only with less noise and more music choices via headphones. There are three channels to choose from (controlled by three different DJs), and you also have the freedom to adjust your own headphone’s volume. Wanna socialize? Just remove your headphones and you’ll be able to talk to that cutie in peace.

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