29TH AUGUST 2017 ~ On the second day, we decided to explore the historic part of Manila: the Intramuros, which means the walled city. One of the ancient sites is Fort Santiago. The fort was first built in 1574 by the Spaniards. This should be similar to the A-Famosa in Melaka which was built by the Portuguese a long time ago.
The good news: there were not many people around as it was a working day so we were free to roam the area. There were really old walls and buildings, and there was one which was still going under renovation/preservation work.
The rooftop of one of the buildings was really huge - you could have a basketball/futsal court here. However, I am not sure whether this is an original construction and the spaces below are used to house some shops.
|this should be some sort of a moat, I think|
This place was quite huge. There was Jose Rizal Shrine Museum inside too. We actually spent quite a long time here.
TO BE CONTINUED IN PART TWO...