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Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Day 5: Manila (Malacanang Palace, Ayala Triangle Garden)

Malacanang Palace
The Presidential Palace is open to public and tourists could visit the palace by making a reservation in advance. I made our reservation one week earlier and we almost didn't get it because it was all fully booked. 

The palace is in the middle of residential area and the road entrance is heavily guarded by the soldiers. After we were cleared by the security we were greeted by the tour guide who showed us the palace on our own private tour.

Gate of Malacanang Palace

Former ballroom that is converted into a display area.

Painting of Imelda Marcos
Artwork by President Corazon Aquino

Addressing the nation :D

Ayala Triangle Garden
We almost missed the Christmas Illuminations if we didn't walk back to our hotel on our last night in Manila. The light show starts every half an hour for the duration of 6 minutes. It was such a pretty sight.

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