By Betsy Burlingame
Last updated on Sep 24, 2021
Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Alabang, Philippines. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.
What do expats in Alabang appreciate most about the local culture?
"One thing that bothers me about sites for expats is that they seem to be a sounding board for frustrations, so I'm so glad that this question is here. By far, the best thing about the Philippines is the people. I have never encountered a more optimistic group in all my life. They help one another when they are in trouble. Families are close. For the most part, the people are not driven by what brands they wear or type of car they drive (though sadly there are signs that this is starting to slowly change in the metro areas). Filipinos will break out into song or dance the newest pop-dance while living in conditions that would have Americans lying on the floor crying. I have had so many strangers try to feed me, just because we were out and about somewhere and happened to pass a birthday party or family gathering. Everyone is welcome at all times,"
explained one expat.
What do expats find most challenging?
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