Tag: binondo

  • Gold and Chinatown

    written by icuresick on 2012-02-22 #places
    Gold and Chinatown

    Binondo, Manila's Chinatown, is one of our favorite places to photograph. It is an easy place to go to if we want to have an instant lomowalk because it can provide different streets with various ambiance. And of course, it has plenty of food and restaurants to choose from if ever we get hungry along the way. But one word always comes to mind every time I hear the place "Binondo". Wedding.

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  • Binondo: Little China in Manila

    written by renenob on 2012-01-11 #places
    Binondo: Little China in Manila

    Everywhere in the world, you will find a Chinatown. In the Philippines, we call ours "Binondo".

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  • A Trip to Manila's Own Version of Chinatown

    written by kathleenmendoza on 2012-01-04 #places
    A Trip to Manila's Own Version of Chinatown

    Almost every country in the world has its own version of Chinatown. Find out in this post what Manila's very own has to offer.

  • Manila Chinatown: The World's Oldest

    written by eazy360 on 2009-02-10 #places
    Manila Chinatown: The World's Oldest

    It's Chinese New Year. Ongpin Street the main thoroughfare of Manila Chinatown is a traffic jam of shoppers weighed downed by their bags of tikoy (rice cake), ube hopia (taro pastry), and ma chang (meat-filled sticky rice). Despite their heavy load, they continue to jostle, crane their necks and chirpily browse the sidewalks of trinket hawkers bargaining jade amulets, bracelets, and good luck charms in Fukien-accented Tagalog. Goldsmiths, vegetable vendors and traditional medicine sellers soon chime in.

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  • Chasing Dragons: A Chinese New Year Experience

    written by icuresick on 2012-03-02
    Chasing Dragons: A Chinese New Year Experience

    Chinese people have high respect in dragons. They believe that they descended from dragons and they perform the dragon dance during Lunar New Year as a highlight of the celebration. Last Chinese New Year, I went down the local Chinatown to hunt the sometimes elusive dragon.

  • Comedown to Chinatown Before the Chinese New Year

    written by icuresick on 2012-02-15 #places
    Comedown to Chinatown Before the Chinese New Year

    Fortune, wealth, and good luck are some of the things that our Chinese brothers and sisters want for the new year. And as preparation, they buy fruits, charms, and delicacies days before the Chinese New Year.

  • A Short Trip to Binondo, Manila’s Chinatown (Or the Day We Craved for Frog Legs!)

    written by antibiotyx on 2010-09-12 #places
    A Short Trip to Binondo, Manila’s Chinatown (Or the Day We Craved for Frog Legs!)

    Every country has its own version of Chinatown, and the Philippines is no exception. Last weekend, my friend and I went to Binondo (Manila’s Chinatown District) to satisfy our gastronomic cravings.