When in Manila...


Grab comes with safety features as you can share your ride progress, name of the driver and their license plate, and rates are fixed. It ensures the correct charging of a fare, and you will have also a recorded history of the trip.  

Grab also comes with other features such as Grab Food and Grab Mart. You can use the app for online food delivery and shop for grocery essentials to be delivered at your doorstep.


The December temperature is around 24°C to 31°C, making this month the best time to visit the country. However, it’s worth noting that the weather can be unpredictable in the Philippines. Rain showers normally occur

DATA Roaming

Different carriers have different costs for data roaming overseas. It is worth speaking with your mobile provider about using your phone in the Philippines. Alternatively, you can look to purchase a local mobile Sim card with data to use during your stay in Manila. 

GLOBE or SMART are the two top telecommunication providers in the Philippines. Once you arrive at the airport, locate the nearest kiosks that sell SIM cards and pre-paid cards.* 

*If you are travelling for Techno Fiesta, TGT will provide Globe Prepaid Sim Cards.