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Malate has seen better days.

Having grown up here before moving out, I have seen Malate's ups and downs. From being a prime residential area, to becoming host to seedy nightclubs, to becoming a trendy... read more

Reviewed March 16, 2017
Makati, Philippines

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Tokyo, Japan
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7 reviews
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Reviewed March 16, 2017

Lots of choices of bars and cheap eats. Robinson's Mall is good for what you need to shop. Lots of construction on the streets so makes walking around difficult.

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Makati, Philippines
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Reviewed March 16, 2017

Having grown up here before moving out, I have seen Malate's ups and downs. From being a prime residential area, to becoming host to seedy nightclubs, to becoming a trendy restaurant area and to its current status. Malate still has its bohemian atmosphere but it is starting to rot. Years of neglect has led to it decline. Tsk,tsk

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Reviewed March 14, 2017

Interesting part of Manila which gets very busy both day and night. A large mall is located in the area I think called Robinsons plaza and there are plenty of bars and restaurants around. Strangely there is a large Arabic community in the area as well as Korean and Chinese. Plenty of lady of the night bars in one area... More 

1 Thank Vernon V
Manila, Philippines
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55 reviews
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Reviewed March 9, 2017

Casino, bar, dance club , international food, (specially japanese and korean) but so many vendor at street also street is not so clean

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Reviewed February 25, 2017

Check in at a cozy hotel nearby seeing expensive people, but when you walk around the streets, you'll see the less-fortunates who live along the streets or make shift house slash pedicab. Don't try to take pedicab if you are not from here. They will ask triple fair. Take a jeep or walk instead.

Thank Bernice G
Evergem, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2017

I stayed in this district so had many walks in the neighbourhood. A place where you will be confronted with the real life and the big difference between being rich or being poor. Nice hotels, shoppingmalls where rich people can buy what they want or like. Bit further you will see people laying on the Streets, dirty and begging for... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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69 reviews
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Reviewed February 10, 2017

I don't know why others want rote that this area is problematic, We had hotel jm grand aparthotel in malate nearby the Robinson mall in an malate, we found this area very safe, vibrant and we enjoyed that every thing Is near by include transportation by jeepny to anywhere in Manila metro

Thank yaakov m
Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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258 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2017

Malate is Malate known for entertainment district of the Philippines. The famous bara and restaurant are mostly located in this Rea of Meteo Manila.

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Emerald, Australia
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16 reviews
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Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

I been staying in Malate every visit for Last 5 years I find area friendly safe Great entertainment area , Restaurants , Casino , shopping malls and business district

1 Thank tradiewantsalady
Manila, Philippines
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2016

lots of place yo hang out (Padis point, Music 21 (Karaoke) & Cowboy Grill bar, resto (filipino, japanese and Korean cuisine). Church (Malate Church). Near to Ocean park, luneta park, Manila zoo, MOA, Makati (Uber Taxi less than P200). Last Explore, Have fun, be a local, but be Cautious and Careful and don't get drunk/wasted.

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