馬尼拉魅力之城 Charming Manila


菲律賓首都馬尼拉向來被譽為「亞洲紐約城」,有現代化的高樓大廈,也有百年曆史的西班牙風格街道和教堂,也有綠茵環繞的花園小巷。
不過,我的國外朋友每次來馬尼拉找我Hannah玩樂,都總把這裡視作旅遊跳板,但其實這裡不僅有許多好玩的地方、好吃的餐廳,
更可享受非一般的夜生活。還不快收拾行李,與我一起發掘這個繁忙城市的魅力所在?
Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is often said to be the “New York of Asia”. Modern skyscrapers stand alongside with
historical colonial churches. Busy shopping malls are juxtaposed with green gardens. Many take Manila as a stop in
their longer journeys, but there are actually lots to explore. Particularly, the nightlife is colourful and splendid.


懸掛花園 俯瞰美景

城市生活的高效、快捷、方便及多樣性的選擇往往令人擁有更舒適的生活環境,但長時間生活在大都市中,難免想在水清山秀的美景中,喝喝茶按按摩來放鬆一下。在距離馬尼拉東部約30公里處,就有一個名為盧傑塔斯懸掛花園的水療中心。這個水療中心是我們菲律賓人心目中的奢華享受之地,不少達官貴人都會趁假日到此舒緩一下平日緊張的生活。

整個水療中心沿著Antipolo山的山脊修建而成,身處於這個空中花園,不但可欣賞到大自然的壯麗景色,還可看到山腳下波光粼粼的內湖、遠方高樓林立的馬尼拉城區以及山林裡獨有的日落風景,最適合嚮往安靜,追求內心平和的人。帶兩本書,沏一壺茶,一個人休閒度過一個下午,當然您也可像我一樣,與摯友在這裡聊天談心,看著極致的美景,沈浸在寧靜的空間中,您一定會從頭腦至身體排出所有「都市毒」。

The efficiency, convenience and diversity in cities have improved our lives. However, it could be stressful sometimes and make one miss the nature and relaxation. The luxurious Lujetta’s Hanging Gardens Spa is 30 km to the east of Manila and is the chilling place for many celebrities.

The spa is built on the ridge of Antipolo. From there, both natural scenery and Manila’s high rises can be seen. One could enjoy the tranquil sunset in the forest, read over tea, or chat away with friends against the magnificent
background of the countryside.

熱石按摩 舒緩身心

除了擁有絕色美景,懸掛花園內的所有建築均與自然環境有着天然的交織,古樹、泳池、茂密的綠色植物、溫暖的按摩浴池等都在不經意間點綴著一切,毫無違和感,某一瞬間有種身處伊甸園的錯覺!

在所有設施中,我最喜愛的是位於山腰中的無邊際泳池。甫看到泳池那刻,絕對教人驚喜不已!全因這座無邊際泳池坐擁180度山林景色,坐在池中放空,身心確實舒緩不少。在花園中還有一個魚療池,相比起市內一般的魚療店,這裡的小魚是可抵受溫泉溫度的「醫生魚」,這池好讓大家通過溫水舒緩雙腳疲倦,同時去除腳上角質。這裡的按摩師更經過嚴格訓練,我最推薦熱石按摩,因技師不但會拿數顆熱石敷在身上,同時以精油作全身按摩,讓您同時感受手掌的巧勁和熱石帶來的舒適。

The buildings at the spa blend into the natural environment of ancient trees, pools and exuberant plants. Even the Jacuzzi does not look out of place. It is almost like being inside the Garden of Eden.

The infinity pool at the mountainside is my favourite facility. The view of the forests soothes my mind. In the garden, there is a fish therapy tank. These fish can withstand a higher temperature, the most relaxation of feet in warm water while the fish bite callouses away. Therapists at the spa are all professionally trained. My recommendation is hot stone massage. Hot stones are placed on your body while the therapist gives you an oil massage. The combination of skills and stones bring great pleasure.

花園中的魚療池是可抵受溫泉溫度的「醫生魚」。The fish in fish therapy tank can withstand a high temperature.


海底隧道 震撼人心

菲律賓內有7,000座大小海島,四面環海,海洋資源極為豐富,置身其中,都離不開與水相關的活動,但若然您跟我一樣不諳水性,又想一探菲國的海底世界,到訪馬尼拉海洋公園是最好不過的選擇。這裡總面積約為8,000平方米,蒐羅了世界各地以及菲律賓獨特的海洋生物,有各種平時難得一見的珍稀魚類,亦設有菲國首家設有洪氏環企鵝的南極館,這種企鵝經常只站在岸上不下水,呆萌的樣子教人直呼「可愛」!

整個海洋公園劃分了多個不同展館,其中最受歡迎的莫過於水中生物館。步入展館前,我還以為先映入眼簾的會是一片海洋蔚藍色,豈料卻是猶如步入熱帶雨林中,原來這區是先以淡水系的魚類為主,稍後進到室內的才是以菲國最美島嶼巴拉望當主題,尼莫海葵魚、花園鰻、巧克力海星等均可在此一一找到。不過,最讓我震撼的是那條長達25米,視角廣達220度的海底隧道,行走在內,體長100公分的蘇眉魚、巨型的魔鬼魚和各式魚類三不五時在頭頂上游過,霎那間真的以為自己是小美人魚中的愛麗兒公主!

There are 7,000 islands in the Philippines, and the country’s marine resources are abundant. Even if you do not dive or swim, you can still explore marine lives in the Philippines by visiting the Manila Ocean Park. Spanning an area of 8,000 sq. m., it houses sea animals from around the world and those unique to the Philippines. Some of them are rare. The park is also the first in the country to host Humboldt penguins in its Trails to Antarctica. These penguins often stand beside the pond with a blank expression. They are just too cute!

The Oceanarium is undoubtedly the most popular attraction in the park. Before walking into it, I thought everything would be blue. But it actually starts with a rainforest area, where freshwater fish can be seen. Later on, the indoor area features marine lives typical in Palawan— the southernmost part of the Philippines. Clownfish, garden eel and starfish are some of the animals that can be found. The 25 m tunnel, where visitors enjoy a 220° view, is the most exciting part. Humphead wrasse of as long as 1 m, huge stingrays and all kinds of fish travel across right above the visitors. I felt like I was the Little Mermaid!

化身優雅美人魚

剛幻想自己是美人魚公主,腦海便立刻浮現起購票處的美人魚游泳體驗宣傳牌,立刻前往報名,讓夢想成真。美人魚游泳目前在世界各國非常盛行,因這種游泳方式可鍛鍊出漂亮的身體線條和肌肉,不少國家還設有正式授課的「美人魚學校」。在馬尼拉海洋公園內,即使不會游泳也不用擔心,因教練以一對一的方式教導如何穿上人魚尾巴及在水中游泳的技巧等,同時亦有專業攝影師在旁拍攝,畢竟成為人魚公主,大概是許多女生的夢想之一吧!特別一提,可別以為這活動僅限女生,現場亦有不少男生與我一同體驗。

You could follow me to join the Mermaid Swim Experience at the park. Mermaid swim is now a popular activity around the world. It helps tone the body and there are even mermaid schools in some countries. At Manila Ocean Park, visitors do not have to worry about swimming skills as one-to-one coaching is available. A perfect shot of you in mermaid suit traversing the pool will be snapped by a professional photographer. This is not a lady-only activity. Many guys like it, too!



天台餐廳 晚霞伴餐

馬尼拉灣的日落被譽為世界八大美景之一,每天的日落時間,不少人都會到日落大道,一同感受那夕陽西沈的夢幻時光。日落大道的日落美雖然艷麗,但作為菲國人的我,卻偏愛到馬卡蒂市 Lepanto大廈的天台餐廳——The Penthouse 8747,靜靜欣賞那片燈紅色的霞光。

坐在餐廳的戶外用餐區中,對外景色是一片大自然翠綠的阿雅拉三角花園廣場,吹著午後清涼的微風,悠閒地欣賞落日餘暉,整個空間彷佛充斥著濃濃的羅曼蒂克氣氛。The Penthouse 8747還備有各種各樣的飲料,從香檳、雞尾酒、伏特加到威士忌等應有盡有,單是飲品的種類已有100多種,最著名的是以香檳和葡萄酒混合而成的「Jealous Lover 」雞尾酒,每杯杯底更會有一顆以葡萄酒浸泡而成的果凍,口感有趣,容易入口,酒量尚淺的我也可喝上數杯!餐廳的食物同樣值得嘗試,開胃菜、意大利面、手工奶酪和冷盤拼盤應有盡有,假日時更會有DJ現場打碟,讓人流年忘返。

The sunset at Manila Bay is said to be one of the eight most beautiful scenes in the world. Every day at sunset time, people flock to promenade to see the view. However, I prefer going up to the rooftop restaurant – The Penthouse 8747 – in the Lepanto building in Makati to see the red and orange shades.

The outdoor seating area overlooks the landscaped Ayala Triangle Garden. The evening breeze adds a hint of romance to the sunset. The Penthouse 8747 serves over 100 types of drinks, from champagne and cocktails to vodka, whiskey and others. Its signature Jealous Lover blends champagne and wine. A wine jelly sits at the bottom. It is easy to drink even for light drinkers like me. It offers a range of food, from appetiser and pasta to cheese and cold cuts. On holidays, there is even live DJ performance.


漫步皇城 穿越時空

1571年西班牙人為了統治菲律賓,在首都馬尼拉築起王城,城內所有建築物均以當時的歐式風格所建,是一處最能看到東西文明相互碰撞的地方。如今行走在這個被稱為「城中城」的古皇城區中,看著古樸斑駁的城牆,17世紀的歐式建築,讓人彷彿穿越時空隧道,一磚一土都滿滿地記著西班牙殖民時期的歷史痕跡。

整個古皇城區內,我對卡撒馬尼拉博物館情有獨鐘,全因這博物館展出的並非一般的展品,建築物本身就是展品。這裏完整地重現了馬尼拉在殖民地時期時居民的生活環境,當然展出的不會是一幢平凡的房屋,而是一幢漂亮的豪宅。樓高3層的博物館從臥室、書房到廚房、衛生間甚至馬厩都完整地重現,陳列著各種菲律賓精英分子的典型家具,充分地表現出豪宅應有的氣派,猶如皇宮般奢華。

In 1571, the Spanish built a walled city within Manila to consolidate its power. All buildings inside were constructed in European style. Nowadays, it is a place to explore the blending of the eastern and western cultures. The legacy of the wall and 17th century buildings are full of colonial history and bring people back in time.

In the whole walled city, I like the Casa Manila Museum the most. The building itself is an exhibit and it recreates the life in Manila in the colonial era. The three-storey mansion is decorated with exquisite furniture common among the elites of the Philippines in the olden days. It is so lavish that it looks like a palace.


亞洲最大購物中心

若自問是購物狂的話,來到菲律賓定要去商場挑戰一下自己的體力! SM亞洲購物中心有「全亞洲最大的商場」之稱,面積佔地41公頃,大得足以讓人迷路,故商場內設有猶如穿梭小巴的高球車讓客人乘坐,讓大家輕輕鬆鬆享受購物樂。

商場內超過600間不同種類的商店,齊聚各式美食餐飲、國際品牌與展示中心等。我最愛在週末假日跟朋友一同來此購物,因單是菲律賓本土手工藝和特色小吃,已讓人眼花撩亂,此外還有各式男女服飾配件或鞋款品牌、彩妝保養品、生活居家與娛樂消費應有盡有,款式設計新穎之餘,價格亦比其他國家便宜,在這裡花點時間慢慢逛、慢慢挑選,定能找到心頭好。

As a shopaholic, SM Mall of Asia is a must-go and known as “the biggest shopping mall in Asia”, which owns 41 hectares of land. To avoid customers getting lost, golf carts are arranged in the mall for transportation. There are over 600 shops in the mall with different types, including dining, international brands and exhibition centres. I like spending my weekends and holidays and shopping with friends here, as one can find the native handicrafts and snacks, men and women clothing, accessories, shoes, make-up and skincare products, home and living goods, entertainment and so on, which are more stylish and cheaper than other countries.



最具標誌性綜合度假村

拿著大包小包的戰利品,接下來當然要帶大家回到是次下塌的岡田馬尼拉飽吃一頓!不過,步入餐廳前,我建議大家抽一點點時間在酒店內到處逛逛,因岡田馬尼拉坐擁44公頃怡人海濱,是馬尼拉最新兼最具標誌性的綜合度假村,規模之大於菲律賓首屈一指。它也是全菲律賓最大和科技最先進的酒店,提供不同種類的房型,內部裝潢則雍容華貴、無懈可擊,確實引人注目。

此外,這裡的員工殷勤有禮笑容十足,入住時除了會細心講解各項注意事項,亦會逐一介紹整間酒店的亮點,如音樂噴泉表演時間、不同餐廳的特色及酒吧當晚的優惠等,甚至乎還會推薦馬尼拉旅遊必玩之處,感覺猶如朋友般熱情,讓人倍感窩心。

After shopping, it’s time to go back to Okada Manila and enjoy some food! But I suggest having a walk before dinner, as Okada Manila is spread out over 44 hectares of seafront land. It’s the newest and most iconic resort in the
city, and one of the biggest in the country. The hotel has the most spacious and technologically-advanced accommodations in the country, offering a wide variety of rooms with impeccable design and stand out interiors.

In addition, the staff here are attentive and courteous. Apart from explaining different experiences you may enjoy during the stay, they introduce the highlights of the entire hotel, like the schedule of The Fountain shows, different cuisines of each restaurant, and other special offers. They’re also helpful and recommend the must-see places in Manila.

紅燒五花牛肉。Braised prime beef short ribs.

最上盛牛肉 —— 高麗韓國料理

近年來亞洲各處都被韓流侵襲,連菲律賓也不例外,在馬尼拉街頭,到處可見不同形式的韓國料理的餐廳,但說到用料最上盛,環境最舒適的韓國餐廳,必是位於岡田馬尼拉內的高麗韓國料理。這家餐廳主打韓國燒烤,但同樣設有泡菜鍋、紅燒五花牛肉、拌飯、海鮮煎餅等主食,當中我最愛吃特選牛肉拼盤,一次過品嘗牛肋骨、牛肩肉和上背肉等不同部位,肉脂油花溶於口中的感覺惹味十足,再配搭海鹽或韓式辣椒醬,味道更有層次。

Korean food and culture has gained popularity all over the world in recent years, including The Philippines. Many Korean restaurants have popped up in Manila, but Goryeo in Okada Manila surely serves the best food and has the best ambiance. It mainly offers Korean barbecue but other dishes such as kimchi pot, bibimbap, and seafood pancake are also available. My favorite dish is assorted beef, which includes ribs, chuck and other parts. The meat is best paired with sea salt or Korean chili sauce.

最時令食材 —— 日本割烹今村料理

懂吃日本料理的人,定會聽過「OMAKASE 」,意指所有菜式由大廚決定,由他來為你挑選最優質、最時令的食材,是很多美食家品味日本料理的最高境界,而這種最高無上的美食方式,在岡田馬尼拉內的日本割烹今村料理餐廳便有提供。餐廳由米其林星級廚師今村祐史擔任行政總廚,每天凌晨三時,總廚會以視像電話的方式選購日本築地市場內的食材,再立刻空運到馬尼拉,當日我吃到的生魚片軟嫩爽滑,入口即溶,鮮味十足。

People who like Japanese cuisine must have heard of “omakase”. It is the practice where the chef decides what to cook for you with the best seasonal ingredients. This privileged way of dining is offered at Japanese Kappou Imamura at Okada Manila. At 3 a.m., Michelin-starred Chef Hirofumi makes the purchase of the day from the Tsukiji Fish Market in Japan via video conference. The ingredients are flown to Manila straight away. The sashimi is tender and fresh and it melts in the mouth.



世界級娛樂體驗 —— Cove Manila

吃飽喝足後,不妨到酒店內的酒吧Cove Manila坐一會兒。這裡剛於去年12月才試業,就火速成為城中熱愛派對的年輕一代聚集熱點,室內沙灘與酒吧設施兩兼備,擁有最先進的音頻、視頻和環境照明技術,更是菲國首個六環動能吊燈的所在地,能產生大約一萬種視覺和動力效果,在舞池中勁歌熱舞,簡直是無與倫比的世界級體驗!我最愛與朋友在黃昏時到這裡坐坐,點一杯特調雞尾酒,透過玻璃穹頂的外窗欣賞馬尼拉灣的壯麗紅霞,慢慢等待夜幕降臨。

Drop by Cove Manila after dinner, which has just opened last December and already been the hottest party scene in Manila. With an indoor beach club and nightclub, it features the most advanced sound and light equipment. It also houses the country’s first six-ring kinetic chandelier capable of about 10,000 visual and kinetic effects. It is really a world-class experience to dance! My friends and I also enjoy cocktails and watching the sunset here.


全球最大音樂噴泉 —— The Fountain

岡田馬尼拉內的幻彩舞動噴泉The Fountain更是全球最大,這座耗資3,000萬美元(約2亿3,500萬港元)的音樂噴泉面積相等於50個奧運規格的游泳池一樣寬闊,每到傍晚時段便會上演一小時一場的表演,不少朋友看過都驚嘆不已!整點一到,噴泉四周即響起立體環繞的音樂配樂,強力的水柱從水池向高空噴出,絢爛繽紛的燈光與設計華麗的噴泉隨著音樂的節奏起舞,水柱最高高度甚至高於酒店的建築群。看著噴泉變化萬千的水柱,時而輕柔優美、時而波瀾壯闊,水柱與水花在月光下交織成一支曼妙的舞蹈,確實令人歎為觀止。

Costing an estimated USD 30 million (HKD 235 million) to build, The Fountain at Okada Manila covers an area equivalent to 50 Olympic-sized swimming pools, making it the world’s largest multicolor dancing fountain.
The amazing hourly show, with choreographed water, lights, and music performances, is on every night. Music fills the space and the water shoots up to the sky as soon as the performance starts. It is made even better by
the colorful lights. The Fountain shoots water up even higher than the hotel buildings. The changing tempo of the music combined with the style of the water makes an unforgettable sight.


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