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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mabuhay Restop Travel Cafe and Museum: Manila Vanilla Mabuhay Dinner Show

Mabuhay Restop Travel Cafe and Museum in Rizal Park is a newly opened place that offers a unique tourism experience of the Philippines with the Filipino people.  Tourists will not only gain an unforgettable experience but they will also be an effective catalyst for nation building.

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Mabuhay Restop has many tours and activities to offer:

  • Voluntourism Tours ("Kalinga Tours") 
    • Kalinga Tours are the pride offering of Mabuhay Restop.  The Kalinga Tours begins with a quick glimpse of the country's 7,107 islands at Luzviminda Boardwalk of Luneta Park.  It will be followed by a culinary feast.  Then, a visit to the Gawad Kalinga Village where you can enjoy the local activities and hospitality of your chosen destination.  They have Half-Day City Tours, Full-Day Farm Tours and 3, 5, 7-Day Provincial Tours with meals. 

Sample Destinations and Itineraries:
  • Camsur Itinerary
    • 5-Day Tour: 
      • Naga City tour (Penafrancia Shrine and Museum, Ecclsiastical Center, Basilica)
      • CWC
      • Mayon Volcano
      • Cagsawa Ruins
      • Our Lady of the Gate and Lignon Hill
    • 7-Day Tour:
      • Naga City tour (Penafrancia Shrine and Museum, Ecclsiastical Center, Basilica)
      • CWC
      • Mayon Volcano
      • Cagsawa Ruins
      • Our Lady of the Gate and Lignon Hill
      • Whaleshark interaction (Donsol, Sorsogon)
      • Firefly cruise (Donsol, Sorsogon)
  • Palawan Itinerary
    • 5-Day Tour: 
      • Puerto Princesa Tour (Crocodile Farm, Baker's Hill, Mitra's Ranch, Iwahig Pnal Colony, Plaza Cuartel, Butterfly Garden, Palawan Museum, Baywalk, Immaculate Conception Cathedral)
      • Underground River
      • Honda Bay
    • 7-Day Tour:
      • Puerto Princesa Tour (Crocodile Farm, Baker's Hill, Mitra's Ranch, Iwahig Pnal Colony, Plaza Cuartel, Butterfly Garden, Palawan Museum, Baywalk, Immaculate Conception Cathedral)
      • Underground River
      • Honda Bay
      • El Nido Island Hopping 
      • San Vicente
  • Bacolod Itinerary
    • 5-Day Tour: 
      • Bacolod City Tour (City Plaza, Central Market, Capitol Lagoon, Negros Museum, ANP Showroom)
      • Silay City
      • The Ruins
      • Balay ni Tana Dicang
      • Silk Farm
      • Sugar Mill 
      • Organic Market
      • Mambukal Resort
    • 7-Day Tour:
      • Bacolod City Tour (City Plaza, Central Market, Capitol Lagoon, Negros Museum, ANP Showroom)
      • Silay City
      • The Ruins
      • Balay ni Tana Dicang
      • Silk Farm
      • Sugar Mill 
      • Organic Market
      • Mambukal Resort
      • Punta Bulata Beach
      • Danjugan Marine Island Sanctuary
  • Patriotic Educational Tour ("Bayan Tour")
    • The Patriotic Educational Tour is a 3-hour tour about the Philippines through a tour of the Rizal Park.  It is an interactive experience that includes singing, live theatre, art exhibit, museum tour, short film and a souveneir.  It also include a packed meal under the tree.  
  • Weekend Children's Theatre ("Mga Kwento ni Tita Beauty") (195 php++)
    • Mga Kwento ni Tita Beauty is a creative and theatrical storytelling show that features 10 original Pilipino and English stories imbibed with valuable moral lessons written by acclaimed director and writer Nestor U. Torre.  You can enjoy the show on Saturdays and Sundays at 3 pm.  The show includes a special Pinoy merienda. 
  • Mabuhay Dinner Shows ("Manilla Vanilla") (695 php++)
    • Manila Vanilla is a pop-cultural comedy travel show enjoyed with a delectable Filipino buffet dinner.  It is created and directed by the famous Nestor U. Torre with music by Maestro Ryan Cayabyab.  The show runs from December 8, 2012 on Wednesday, Saturdays and Sundays.  On January, 2013, an alternate show by Ryan Cayabyab singers will be introduced.  
Manila Vanilla Dinner Show
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I've loved musicals since I was a toddler so I just had to watch "Manila Vanilla" starring Celine Fabie, Andy Bias, Astarte Abraham and Edward Fernandez.  The comedy musical is about the preparations of a family about to open up their home as a bed and breakfast.  

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Musical scene about the killing of Magellan
The show teaches the audience about the Filipino culture in a humorous and entertaining manner.  It makes the viewers understand by taking them back to past and showing them the every day scenarios of a Filipino life.  

pandanggo sa ilaw
Pandanggo sa Ilaw
There are also snippets of Philippine Folk Dancing such as the Pandanggo sa Ilaw, Sayaw sa Bangko, Itik-itik and Tinikling.

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The Bird Song
The crowd was filled with excitement and glee as the songs are sung with passion and enthusiasm.

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tinikling
Tinikling
The show was interactive as they let give the audience to learn and try the Tinikling.

Buffet
mabuhay restop buffet
While watching the show, their is a extensive Filipino buffet dinner.  

mabuhay restop buffet
The course is complete even with dessert.  

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My Plate
Every dish was delicious!  I also enjoyed their Gulaman and Sago with Ginger Drink.

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My Dessert Plate
The dessert was even better. 

halo halo
Halo-Halo
Overall, Travel Tripsters highly recommend Mabuhay Restop Travel Cafe and Museum's offerings.  The Filipino culture is more than meets the eye.  The best way to learn and understand about the Filipino culture is to immerse yourself and be part of their lives.  Another good reason to patronize Mabuhay Restop is that 30% off their profit goes to Gawad Kalinga so you know the price you pay is for a good cause.

Mabuhay Restop Travel Cafe and Museum Mabuhay Restop Travel Cafe and Museum Map
Price Per Person 200-5,000
Payment Options Cash
Business Hours 10 am - 9pm
Reservation Required No but suggested
Contact (02) 359-7927, (0917) 810-8194
Email: info@mabuhayrestops.com
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Address
South Drive, Area II, Rizal Park, Ermita Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines (T.M. Kalaw St. & Roxas Blvd.)
Transportation to Attraction
Taxi, Jeepney 
Commute Guide
Landmark: Back of Museo Pambata  near the corner of Roxas Boulevard and T.M Kalaw