Whether you’re a foreigner visiting for the first time or a Filipino wanting to see the capital with fresh eyes, this new travel guide that gets real about Manila—from its people’s warmth to its traffic woes—is just the book for you.

Out soon from Summit Books is Manila Manila And More, a book that takes readers through the vibrant streets and tangled histories that make up Southeast Asia’s most underrated capital. Edited by Raymond Ang and featuring a who’s who of personalities and contributors, it is both a map of and a love letter to the metro created by the locals who know it best.



Manila Manila And More gives tourists the basics through a slew of comprehensive lists: from where to stay to what to eat, from what to know before your trip to what to bring home after your trip. In-depth neighborhood guides also tour visitors around all the must-see nooks and crannies in Quezon City, Marikina, San Juan, Mandaluyong, Pasig, Makati, Taguig, Parañaque, Muntinlupa, Las Piñas, Old Manila, Escolta, Pasay, and Malate.

What make Manila Manila And More a cut above your regular travel guide are the tips and insights shared by a roundup of Manila’s well-respected residents—popular personalities and accomplished professionals who have made a name for themselves in different fields. Through essays by the likes of Carlos Celdran, Margarita Forés, Marika Constantino, and Nicole Curato and interviews with Pia Wurtzbach, Geraldine Roman, Liz Uy, Pepe Diokno, and more, readers get a clearer look at this land of colorful complexities.

Carlos Celdran captured Manila’s compelling charm in a nutshell when he wrote, “Manila can be chaotic and spiritual, dirty and divine, gritty and gorgeous all at once. If you don’t find beauty and poetry here, you will never find it anywhere.”

Join the Manila Manila And More book launch on Saturday, November 25, 2:00-5:00 p.m. at Grae Studio, First United Building, Escolta, Manila. The launch will feature a talk by the book’s designers, Serious Studio, and a panel discussion to be hosted by Raymond Ang. Copies will also be available for sale at the venue.


Manila Manila And More will soon be out in newsstands, bookstores, convenience stores, and supermarkets nationwide for P395. For updates and more information on its release and launch, follow @SummitBooks on Facebook and Twitter and @summit.books on Instagram.