Manila’s new hipster hood. Poblacion the oldest part of Makati and at the same time a new hotspot. A place for culture, history and local charm. The former red light district changed to an area for young entrepreneurs with new cafes, boutique hotels and lifestyle shops. You’ll find galleries, creative spaces and can get some inspiration for your own work. Walking around the quarter I met an interesting sculptor from the Philippines. A place to get the feel of community and for a time out from hectic Manila in an enclave between shopping malls and high rises.