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Philippines

CEBU

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Airport Information

Name of airport: Mactan International
Distance to city centre: 37 km (about 35 minutes)
Airport tax: PHP 400
Airport transportation:
- taxi : PHP150 to city centre
- rental cars can be hired at the airport

Flying hours from Hong Kong on direct flights

2 1/2 hrs

Visa

Not required for HK Passport holders for stay less than 7 days.
Required for CI holders
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Customs

Customs Allowance

Currency

PESO (PHP)
Approximately PHP100=HK$29.1=US$3.49
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Tax

Airport Tax
- International: PHP 500
- Domestic: PHP 50

Time Zone

GMT: + 8
Difference from Hong Kong: + 0

Transportation

Bus
Taxi
Car rental
Ferry
Jeepneys
Train
Tricycles

Tourist Attraction

Historical & Cultural Heritage
Fort Sand Pedro - a historical park
Casa Gorordo -a museum housing cultural and historical relics of the 18th century
The University of San Carlos Museum - exhibits religlious relics, archaeological and ethnic artifacts, botanical and zoological specimens and other interesting finds from all over the country.
The Cebu Capitol
The Osmena residence
Magellan's Cross
Lapu-Lapu's Monument
Religious Sites and Shrines
Saint Agustin Church
The Basilica Minore del Sto.Nino
CarCar
The Naga Church
Argao
Dalaguete Church

Shopping Guide

Mambaling
Minglanilla
Rattan furniture
Colon Street
Carbon Market

Ermita

Harrison Plaza Ortigas
Greenhills Mall

Mandoluyong

Shangri-La Plaza
Robinson Galleria

Weather

Jan - Mar: Temp - 28 C, Rain - 48 mm
Apr - Jun: Temp - 28 C, Rain - 48 mm
Jul - Sep: Temp - 28 C, Rain - 174 mm
Oct - Dec: Temp - 28 C, Rain - 48 mm
Temperature - Five Day City Forcast

Language

Official Languages: Tagalog (Philipino) and English
Language of Business and Administration: English

Electricity

220 volts

Emergency and Useful Tel. No.

S.O.S. Worldwide Alarm Centres: Please click here
Police: 7229580
24 hours tourist assistance hotline: 501728/501660

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Philippines

Capital: MANILA

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Airport Information

Name of airport: Ninoy Aquino International
Distance to town: 12 km
Airport tax: PHP 500
Transportation between airport and city:
  • Taxi
    • fare: ~USD 37

Flying hours from Hong Kong on direct flights

1 5/6 hours

Visa

Not required for HK Passport holders for stay less than 7 days.
Required for CI holders
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Customs allowance

Tobacco: 2 Cartons of cigarettes or 2 tins of pipe tobacco
Liquor: 1 litre of alcohol
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Currency

PESO (PHP)
Approximately PHP100=HK$29.1=US$3.49
@
Click here for restrictions

Tax

Airport Tax
- International: PHP 500
- Domestic: PHP 50

Time Zone

GMT: + 8
Difference from Hong Kong: + 0

Transportation

Bus
Taxi
Car rental
Ferry
Jeep
Train
Tricycles

Tourist Attraction

China Town
Rizal Park
University of St Thomas
Old Intramuros Walled City
Historic Fort Santiago
Manila American Cemetery
Corregidor Island
Club Paradise
Santiago
Laguna de Bay
Taal Lake

Shopping Guide

Ermita
- Harrison Plaza Ortigas
- Greenhills Mall
Mandoluyong
- Shangri-La Plaza
- Robinson Galleria

Weather

Jan - Mar: 26 C, average rainfall 18mm
Apr - Jun: 29 C, average rainfall 139mm
Jul - Sep: 28 C, average rainfall 403mm
Oct - Dec: 26 C, average rainfall 135mm
Temperature - Five Day City Forcast

Language

Official Languages: Tagalop (Philipino) and English
Language of Business and Administration: English

Electricity

220 volts, 50-60 Hz, except in Baguio, where it is 110 volts.

Emergency and Useful Tel. No.

S.O.S. Worldwide Alarm Centres: Please click here
Police: 7229580
24 hours tourist assistance hotline: 501728 / 501660



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