Manila: What You Need to Know

January 23, 2014 9:05 PM

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Manila: What You Need to Know

Arriving If you haven't prearranged for a car to whisk you to your destination from Ninoy Aquino International Airport, join the queue for an official taxi, which will take you downtown in around 30 minutes (assuming good traffic, and that's quite a big assumption). Look for the yellow taxis to the left as you exit: more expensive than those you flag down on the street, these are safe, reliable and air-conditioned, and shouldn't cost much more than $7.

Transport The elevated LRT is fast and reliable, and the preferred transport method for office workers looking to avoid traffic. Jeepneys are colorful and cheap, though you need to know your route in advance as there's no other way of telling where you're going (shout "Para" when you want to get off...

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