Manila: 10 Things to Do

4. Greenbelt Chapel

Greenbelt Chapel Peter Treanor / Alamy
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You're never far from the Holy Spirit in this predominantly Roman Catholic city, and the spirit is palpable in Greenbelt 3, a luxury shopping complex where commercialism and Christianity make for intriguing bed partners. Its prominent domed church, the Greenbelt Chapel, tel: (63-2) 729 8173, sits like a jewel in the middle of carefully manicured grounds — mass is heard at least three times daily. A stone's throw away is Greenbelt 5, where you can atone for your sins by supporting local design talent; an entire top-floor wing is dedicated to the country's homegrown brands.

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