Stroll around Poblacion's hippest spots with the new iDiscover Poblacion app

Inside Manila
PUBLISHED April 26, 2018 09:28 am

(Inside Manila) A new mobile application made it more convenient for locals and tourists to visit the prominent parts of the metro’s newest hotspot for culture, history, and local charm—Poblacion, Makati.

Developed by Pineapple Lab and Urban Discovery with support from the British Council and Makati City, iDiscover Poblacion features an interactive walking tour to help users and tourists discover Poblacion's creative hubs and cultural spots.

The app highlights the stories of the places and the people behind them. The curative process has been a real community effort to share what makes the place special, and unlock little-known neighborhood secrets.

The cultural district is now known by the cafes, art spaces, boutique hotels, and lifestyle stores that were established in 2012 when the area was declared a heritage zone.

iDiscover is the brainchild of Urban Discovery, a Hong Kong based social enterprise. The app offers curated neighborhood walks in several Asian cities, showing locals and visitors the ‘spirit of the place’ through colorful anecdotes, insider secrets and community activities. The app provides easy-to-follow offline GPS-based maps to encourage users to explore, discover and wander.

iDiscover Poblacion is available free for download starting 25 April 2018 for iOS and Android or download a free map at



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