"Remember you're in the tropics" Top 5 Page for this destination Manila Packing List Tip by syllybabe

Manila What to Pack: 17 reviews and 21 photos


Luggage and bags: Suitcase! Or, if you want to be like some seasoned filipino travellers, take a carry-on and pack a U-haul box that some people jokingly call the filipinos' disposable samsonite ;-)

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you're spending most of your time in the city, bring smart-casual lightweight clothes. Like most metropolitan cities, Manila is fashion-conscious. Pack a bathing suit and some shorts. You'll never know when you might need it. It's always possible you'll have time to laze around the hotel pool or end up in one of our 7,107 islands for a tan.

Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Insect repellant! You'll find this in the local drugstores or supermarkets but you're better off with it just in case. I've seen many a poor tourist with white skin and a few too many mosquito bites.

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  • Updated Sep 7, 2002
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