Tag: Binondo

Binondo: From cramped ghetto to financial hub

Bruce Lee brought me to Binondo. In the ‘70s, every Asian kid idolized the martial arts icon. I watched all his movies, bought all his magazines, and enrolled in martial...

Artistic and contemporary spaces to chill in Binondo

Binondo is known as the oldest Chinatown in the world. With 400 years of history, it is home to some of the most iconic structures in Metro Manila. Heritage sites within this...

A walk through Binondo

For the longest time, Binondo has been a favorite stomping ground for foodies everywhere. However, there are other places to visit in the area aside from the myriad of restaurants located within. Binondo,...

Delfin ‘Buds’ Wenceslao is building the next-gen city

DM Wenceslao and Associates CEO and director Delfin “Buds” Wenceslao looks out of his penthouse office and is able to measure 30 years by how much his surroundings have changed.  “Rome wasn’t...

Anchor Land breaks ground for ninth residential project in Binondo

Property developer Anchor Land breaks ground for Cornell Parksuites, its ninth residential property in Binondo, Manila. The 50-story high-end development project will offer expansive cuts of premium residences, and superior and modern...

Summer activities in and around Metro Manila

Summer is here. It’s a time when friends and family are spending their days in sunny beaches, or reveling in the colder spring weather of neighboring countries such as Japan and Korea....

Memories of Binondo streets

(Doreen is associate editor of the STAR and editor of STARweek magazine and the Tourism section. She also works in the arts, with Ballet Philippines and Tanghalang Pilipino, as well as with...

Binondo, oldest center of trade and commerce

If you still have visions of Binondo’s welcome arc transporting you to the land of Suzy Wong, don’t be surprised by its transformation. From its foundation in 1594 during the Spanish colonial...

Explore Old Manila one step at a time

For many years, Manila was regarded as an up-and-coming megacity of Asia. It was even dubbed as “The Pearl of the Orient” — a beautiful, elegant and progressive metropolis and received the...

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Addressing the housing problem: The task continues

Housing czar Eduardo Del Rosario, the first ever chief of the newly created Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) is...

Pasay Monorail means better connectivity, convenience and higher land values at the MOA complex

Imagine reaching the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay from Quezon City or elsewhere, in a breeze.  Visitors to...

A great contribution to urban housing:8990 Holdings Inc. wows with new expansive amenities

8990 Holdings, Inc. (8990) unveiled new expansive amenities for its residents at the Urban Deca Homes Ortigas, its largest condominium community project...

Feel the beauty in value with Hermosa, Vista Global South’s first residential condominium property

With the WFH set up, many city dwellers are packing their bags to work remotely in one of the country's premier resorts.