An archipelago made up of over 7,000 islands, The Philippines is well-known for her white beaches and clear waters of Boracay, supermalls of Manila, and great food such as bulalo, kare-kare, halo-halo, and Jollibee!
Country Code: +63
Time Zone: GMT +7 hours (1 hour behind Singapore)
Peak Travel Period: Dec – Apr
Four Seasons: No
Currency: Philippines Peso, PHP (₱)
Tap water: Unsafe. Drink filtered or bottled water
AC Socket Type: Types A, B, C & F – 220V 60Hz
While is it always useful to know some native phrases while visiting a foreign land, do not worry if you are unable to equip yourself with some Tagalog vocab, because most Filipinos can speak English.
- Hello/Greetings – Kumusta or Hello / Hi
- Thank you – Salamat
- Good – Ayos
- How much is this? – Magkano ho ito?
- Goodbye – Paalam