A dizzying Asian experience

A dizzying Asian experience

Manila is an assault on the senses from start to finish, but there's far more to the Filipino capital than mere hustle and bustle, writes Susan Morrell.

Manila, to many travellers, is simply the big, belching, overcrowded capital of the Philippines. In fairness, this is an accurate description. It often serves merely as a stepping-stone for clearing immigration, a headache at that, and hightailing it out to the country's famously stunning beaches and dive spots in Boracay and Palawan.

But those who pass through en route to somewhere else are missing out on a humming, cosmopolitan city that's giving its more illustrious...

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