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Rappler's latest stories on chinatown


Chinatowns the world over feel brunt of virus panic

Feb 18, 2020 - 1:24 PM

Businesses report their earnings have dropped by more than half and they have been forced to cut staff hours dramatically, a situation echoed in Chinatowns across the world

REVELRY. Lion and dragon dances are a common sight in almost every street and shop along Manila's Chinatown.

IN PHOTOS: Chinese New Year in Manila

Jan 25, 2020 - 4:51 PM

Here's how the crowds at Chinatown in Binondo, Manila, celebrate Chinese New Year

A dragon dance performance along Ongpin Street during the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration in Binondo, Manila on January 25, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The new Chinatown Museum in Binondo

Jun 07, 2019 - 6:10 PM

Chinatown's rich history comes alive in this museum

THE STORY OF CHINATOWN. Binondo's history comes alive in the Chinatown Museum. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Meet the candidates of Mr and Ms Chinatown 2018

Aug 09, 2018 - 9:16 AM

The coronation night is scheduled on September 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena

Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

Chinatown Bandung, tempat kuliner dan selfie bernuansa Tiongkok

Sep 27, 2017 - 12:21 PM

Chinatown Bandung menyajikan beragam fasilitas dan produk bernuansa Tiongkok

CHINATOWN BANDUNG. Tempat wisata bertema oriental, Chinatown Bandung yang berlokasi di Jalan Klenteng Kota Bandung. Foto oleh Yuli Saputra/Rappler

Manila on foot: A 1-day itinerary

Mar 31, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Here s an alternative culture filled weekend guide

IN PHOTOS: Chinese New Year in world's oldest Chinatown

Jan 28, 2017 - 8:34 PM

Dragon dancers snake their way down the streets of Binondo to usher in good luck in the Year of the Rooster

Chinese New Year celebration in Binondo. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Chinatown New Year countdown led by Erap, China envoy

Jan 28, 2017 - 8:15 AM

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada together with the Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua lead the new year s eve countdown at Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz

Now it can be told: What President Aquino loves about China

Jun 18, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The President s late father Senator Ninoy Aquino had a rule for the family after Sunday Mass: Ang hindi marunong gumamit ng chopsticks ‘di puwedeng kumain

GOOD FOOD. President Benigno Aquino III (left) samples his favorite dishes at at a lunch he hosted for reporters at the President Grand Palace Restaurant on June 17, 2016. With him is Palace Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma. Photo by Mia Gonzalez/Rappler

Thai cops seize nearly 1M pairs of fake sunglasses

Mar 03, 2016 - 7:25 PM

Two Chinese nationals are also arrested over the counterfeit sunglasses which include fake Ray Bans and Oakleys

World’s largest Chinatown arch unveiled

Jul 07, 2015 - 1:11 PM

Some members of the Chinese Filipino and Binondo community are however unhappy with the newly inaugurated Chinatown arch

Photo from Kimberly Go

Manila traffic rerouted for Binondo arch construction

Apr 10, 2015 - 7:04 PM

The new arch poised to be the biggest in the world at 30 meters long is set to be completed in time for Manila Day on June 24

REVELRY. Lion and dragon dances are a common sight in almost every street and shop along Manila's Chinatown.

The lion princes of Divisoria

Feb 19, 2015 - 10:53 PM

The lion princes aren t after big earnings For them it s about a poor teenager s dream

Chinatowns in PH

Feb 19, 2015 - 1:45 PM

Planning to visit different Chinatowns in the Philippines? Rappler lists down where you ll see them

BUSY STREETS. The streets of Chinatown, Binondo are packed with revelers and festival-goers. Rappler file photo

Chinese New Year promise: Binondo will see a makeover

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:33 PM

The Filipino Chinese community ushers in the Year of the Sheep as it awaits a new arch – said to be the biggest in the world – for Manila s Chinatown

REVELRY. Lion and dragon dances are a common sight in almost every street and shop along Manila's Chinatown.

7 delicious Binondo food discoveries

Jun 07, 2014 - 12:54 PM

(UPDATED) Step away from your go-to restaurant for a day and explore Binondo for tasty treats just waiting to be discovered

US senator in PH gun smuggling plot pleads not guilty

Apr 09, 2014 - 8:09 AM

Now suspended US senator Leland Yee pleads not guilty to charges of bribery and plotting to smuggle guns to the Philippines

Dancing with the Golden Dragons

Jan 31, 2014 - 10:15 PM

Dragon dancers are a fixture in Chinese New Year celebrations They are supposed to bring good luck

Enter the young dragons

Jan 30, 2014 - 4:51 PM

Drawn by the roaring Chinese drums and the banging cymbals they dance and sway to the rhythm Being Chinese dragon dancers has become their life

YOUNG DRAGONS. Jason (L) and 11-year-old Jerwin (R) perform their Chinese dragon dance routines in Divisoria Market, Manila on January 30, 2014, the eve of Chinese New Year. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Brocka's 'Maynila': A film that lives

Jul 27, 2013 - 9:43 AM

Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag still thrives in its critical acclaim almost 40 years after its release

FRANTIC. Bembol Roco in this iconic closing frame. Photo from The Urian Anthology 1970-1979

Lim a credit grabber - Isko

Apr 28, 2013 - 4:12 PM

Re electionist Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno accuses Mayor Alfredo Lim of stealing credit for projects he did not implement

'NANG-AANGKIN.' After his "nganga" rhetorics, re-electionist Vice Mayor Isko Moreno calls Mayor Alfredo Lim "nang-aangkin" for taking credit for hospitals he did not build. Rappler/Jerald Uy

Anchor Land 2012 income jumps 22% to P1-B

Apr 15, 2013 - 7:11 PM

The company attributed the robust numbers to a hike in earnings per share and rental income

OUTLOOK. The board of Anchor Land Holdings addresses stockholders at the annual meeting on June 28, 2012.

IN PHOTOS: Year of the Snake

Feb 11, 2013 - 12:13 AM

Rappler s John Javellana takes us through the sights of Chinatown in Manila as the Filipino Chinese community celebrates the Lunar New Year

I live close to Chinatown, I mean Barangay Beatles

Feb 10, 2013 - 3:51 PM

A mere change in her village s name albeit unofficially has inspired this young girl to be more involved in her community

Talent showcase welcomes Year of the Water Snake

Feb 09, 2013 - 9:28 PM

It happens every year but ushering the Chinese New Year at the Lucky Chinatown Mall this year was done with a talent extravaganza

POWERFUL ENDING. Members of the Philippine Buddhacare Academy strike a pose at the end of the exhibition.

Scarborough in the eyes of Filipino-Chinese

May 12, 2012 - 5:00 PM

Many who are perceived by others as Chinese do not even see themselves as Chinese

WEIGHING IN. Chinese Filipinos tell Rappler their thoughts on the Scarborough Shoal dispute.

[Family] Kids and summer

May 07, 2012 - 10:19 PM

Here are 7 things you can do together to make the remainder of the season count

GIGANTIC PROPELLERS, GROWING MINDS. A Titanic exhibit at the Art & Science Museum in Singapore. Photo from Nikka Santos

Chinese chow in Lunar New Year

Jan 24, 2012 - 12:11 AM

See Manila s Chinatown through your stomach on the eve of Chinese New Year