The Hustle and Bustle of Manila

Manila the fast-paced Capital of the Philippines, flush with modern skyscrapers and the amazing old Manila and home to the baroque 16th-century San Agustin Church as well as Fort Santiago. This vast metropolis that everyone calls Manila is made up of many different cities.

The Old Manila

This part of the city is Manila, based on the western part of Metro Manila and contains many different areas, including; Paco, Santa Mesa, Tondo and Ermita. Intramuros with its name taken from two Spanish words, intra & muros, which literally translates as “within the walls”, it is known as the History Town of the Philippines.  During the colonization for over three centuries by the Spanish, this area was considered as Old Manila and the district still contains numerous Spanish colonial attractions. However, unfortunately, the ravages of the 2nd world war have taken its toll on most of the beautiful architecture of that period. There are still some amazing examples.

Makati is said to be outside of Manila, yet considered the business district of the city. Home to the city’s skyscrapers and financial district. And is where most of the western expat community work and reside. With plenty of Bars, clubs, restaurants and high-class hotels, it certainly won’t be a dull place to live and enjoy the expat lifestyle.

Executive Apartments and Condos and Serviced Suites within Makati are available and can be found within FlatMonthly’s Search function. Even two Bed apartments are ready to be taken on a short-term monthly rental agreement without having to sign a full 12 monthly lease.

Where to Live in Manila?

With approximately 500,000 people that live in Makati and another 500,000 that travel to work in the city every day due to the numerous major banks, financial firms and international companies that are set up there. If that is where your work will be during your stay, then it is a good idea to live in the area too. This will save you the daily struggle of commuting in the difficult conditions of Manila’s traffic. However, Makati is only one of 16 urban districts in Metro Manila.

Some expats do choose to venture out further afield from the hustle and bustle of Makati and opt instead for the more relaxed residential areas such as Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City, an affluent, urbanized lifestyle hub with short-term monthly rental condominiums, offices, malls, and retail parks, dining, and entertainment. Ayala Alabang Village and Filinvest Corporate City in the Muntinlupa City district is another similar area and has easy access to Makati City.

The Amazing FlatMonthly Service

FlatMonthly provides a unique Concierge Service that will provide you with a service that is second to none. Giving you a home away from home. Your own Private Serviced Apartment, without the need for a lengthy 12-month contract and hefty initial deposit.

If you are looking for that special place, FlatMonthly’s range of Executive Monthly Rent Apartments should be at the top of your call list. Contact Us at the FlatMonthly Headoffice, or just browse through our Manila property listings.