90’s Kids be like: Nayong Pilipino
Generation Alpha: Lakbay Museo
That’s the easiest and most accurate description of Lakbay Museo I can give. As a child, I loved Nayong Pilipino. I remember being in awe of the bahay kubos, rice terraces and the Mayon Volcano replica. It has always been one of my best childhood memories. Unfortunately, it has long been gone – the real one. There is one in Clark, though. I heard it’s not the same with the one in the 90’s.
5 month old, Lakbay Museo may seem like a Millennial Nayong Pilipino aka IT IS INSTAGRAM WORTHY!!!! It is an interactive museum that showcases not only the beautiful spots of the Philippines, but also its rich culture that we are really proud of. It features 11 regions of our country – across Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, as well as its famous food and delicacies, festivals, dances, and some fun quirks only a Pinoy will understand.
You can take IG-worthy pictures by playing around some of the allowed props, wear costumes, and try the food. Yes to the interactive displays and performances! Every traveler will be given a pass with 12 tokens that you can use to buy (and taste) the food from the different places in our country. There’s arroz caldo, kakanin, fishball and sago’t gulaman.
Lakbay Museo, upon entrance will give you a choice on how to travel to go inside the museum – by a jeepney, by an airplane or by a vinta. You know our country is an archipelago – we do travel by land, by air or by sea, in case you forgot! The proudly Pinoy staff will welcome you wearing traditional Filipino costumes.
Philippines is a foodie country, no doubt.
Although we are vastly influenced by the countries who conquered us, there are still those that are uniquely Filipino – Adobo, Sinigang, kare-kare and Bicol Express to name a few. We love it saucy and soupy. We love it salty, sweet, sour or spicy.
Festivals because everyday is a celebration.
It is usually to pay homage to a saint or to express gratitude for all the bountiful blessings that they have received.
Philippine Artistry is LIT!
Music.. Dance.. Arts.. Crafts.. you name it. We have it. We are so proud of the Filipino Talent!
Wonders of the Philippines
Our country is rich in natural resources and is full of beautiful spots that we can surely be proud of.
Manila.. Manila.. I keep coming back to Manila..
These are what seems to be an essential part of a Pinoy community.
Really, Luzon to Mindanao in a SNAP!
Lakbay Museum is definitely a full blown cultural experience – not only with the food, but also with the diversity of people living in our beautiful country with the mannequins wearing different costumes from different regions. It is definitely a great venue to learn more about our country, its heritage and what it has to offer.
My 6 year old enjoyed pretty much everything – he may be too young to know the little details that Lakbay Museo has to offer about our country, but he definitely realized how beautiful our country is. He has always been in awe of the wonders of our country like the Chocolate Hills, Batanes and Hundred Islands to name a few. Lakbay Museo can be enjoyable to little kids because of the many things that they can do and explore. You know how curious their little minds are, they will check and most likely touch everything that is in front of them. Bored? It can never happen here, especially with the vibrant colors of the museum that makes it really alive.
What I love about Lakbay Museo is not the facts that our kids may know after they visit it. They won’t memorize it all after a visit. It is how they present our country and its culture in a fun and engaging way. It is with that, that they will remember bits of information that they may have learned and experience in Lakbay Museo. You’ll never know how they will surprise you with their learning, when you thought all they did there was play.
PS. What’s even more amazing is how they used recyclable materials like old tires and plastic bottles and aside from that the support that they give to local entrepreneurs .
Located at the ground floor of S’Maison in Conrad Manila, Marina Way, Pasay City
Rate: Php699 (online booking) and Php799 (walk-in)
Opening Hours: 10AM to 10PM
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