Our Emma Southeast Asia office is in Bonifacio Global City, the main district for established businesses and tech start-ups in Manila.
Located on the second largest archipelago in the world, Manila is the best of both worlds: a bustling metropolitan city surrounded by scenic nature.
Nicknamed “The Pearl of the Orient,” this Asian megacity is a hub of cultural and commercial activity that have made it an attractive destination for expats to live and work. Don’t speak Tagalog? No problem. Manila’s other official language is English.
Manila is known for its shopping malls, which are considered an important part of everyday life. These mega plazas are home to a wide range of shopping venues and restaurants, amusement parks, fitness centers, pyro spectacular shows, cinemas, concert grounds, and skating rinks as well.
The three main train lines make travel within the city convenient. Inhabitants can easily get to work, take advantage of Manila’s nightlife or explore the lively cultural scene.
Just outside Manila are beautiful beaches, reefs, and hidden lagoons that make island hopping a popular activity. Deep sea diving, trekking through rainforests, and climbing mountains are all refreshing escapes from the excitement of the city.
If it’s work, play, travel or nature, The Pearl of the Orient offers something for everyone.