The worldest largest Chinatown Arch, Manila, Phillipines
The worldest largest Chinatown Arch, Manila, Phillipines
The worldest largest Chinatown Arch, Manila, Phillipines

Retire in Manila

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Feb 11, 2022

Summary: Retirees share their experiences living in Manila, Philippines. What are the challenges and rewards of retiring in Manila?

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How do I meet people in Manila?

When we asked people living in Manila about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:

"Taking language courses at one of the Universities or Colleges is a good way to meet both locals and other expats whilst learning language and culture. I can personally recommend De La Salle/CELL or Christian Language Study Centre. If you can get membership of a Sports or Country Club, grab it. I've been a member of Valle Verde Country Club and found it to be a fantastic place to get away from the bustle and noise of Manila, not to mention play sports," added another person in Manila.

What is life like in Manila?

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Italy, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and the Living in Panama Guide. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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