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21 tech gift ideas for every budget

Dec 02, 2019 - 6:25 PM

From audio-capable sunglasses to retro consoles, here's a list of interesting gadgets to pick up if you need some gift inspiration


Thai cuisine restaurants get two Michelin stars for first time at home

Nov 12, 2019 - 11:15 PM

This is the first time the leading guide has awarded the accolade to local establishments offering Thai cuisine

TWO STARS. Thai chef Chumpol (third from left) holds the two Michelin stars award during a ceremony in Bangkok on November 11. Photo by Stephane Delfour/AFP

China pushes higher 'moral quality' for its citizens

Oct 30, 2019 - 10:13 PM

The texts urge citizens to avoid pornography and vulgarity online, and follow correct etiquette when raising the flag or singing the national anthem

Adulting 101: 7 books to start your self-help journey

Oct 14, 2019 - 3:00 PM

On your way to self-improvement? Help yourself with some self-help!

Buyer’s guide: July and August 2019 phones

Aug 31, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Notable releases include Samsung’s latest flagship Galaxy Note 10 phones and the Xiaomi Mi A3, the most affordable phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor

All photos from respective manufacturers


Exploring Hanoi, Vietnam: Hidden gems, secret spots

Aug 06, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Planning to visit Hanoi soon? Here's a 4-day itinerary and travel guide to help you out!

Hanoi,Vietnam itinerary and guide. Photos by Jan Ricasio/Rappler

Michelin boosts female chefs in 2019 food guide

Jan 22, 2019 - 12:21 PM

Eleven female-led restaurants have each been granted a prestigious spot in the 2019 Michelin guide to the best food in France

IN PHOTOS: Tokyo's Sanrio Puroland is a 'Hello Kitty' fan’s paradise

Dec 29, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Meet Hello Kitty and friends in Sanrio’s indoor theme park in west Tokyo

SANRIO PUROLAND. Found in the western part of Tokyo, Sanrio Puroland is a theme park that fans of Hello Kitty and friends will surely love. All photos by Paolo Abad/Rappler unless otherwise stated

Yes, GPS apps make you worse at navigating – but that’s OK

Nov 25, 2018 - 2:13 PM

While physical navigation and static maps require engagement with the physical environment, guided navigation enables disengagement

7 self-care gifts to give your loved ones this Christmas

Nov 23, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Give a gift that says 'take care cause I care'

Image from Shutterstock

IN PHOTOS: These Chinese cities are your next dream destinations

Nov 21, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Find the best spots to make those great – and IG-worthy – memories

WHY NOT CHINA? China's different cities offer the perfect escape – and photo shoot setting – for any traveller. All photos courtesy of Sweet Escape

Know your beer: A social butterfly’s guide to premium brews

Nov 07, 2018 - 1:34 PM

What to drink and when to drink it

The beer guide to save your life

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:50 AM

There's no denying the role this alcoholic treasure plays in almost every culture in the world

BEER GUIDE. Enjoy that refreshing drink – sans the confusion. Image from Shutterstock

IN PHOTOS: Touring the Singapore of 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Sep 23, 2018 - 3:00 PM

See the chapel where Colin married Araminta, walk on the same steps as Eleanor Young, eat at the same restaurant as Rachel and Peik Lin, and more – all without having to be crazy, rich, or even Asian.

2 ways to explore Singapore in a day

Aug 11, 2018 - 6:30 PM

If there's any country that can be enjoyed in a matter of hours, it's Singapore

SINGAPORE IN A DAY. The city is filled with interesting sights that can be seen even on a quick trip. All photos by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Your concert survival kit

Jun 04, 2018 - 2:41 PM

Attending a concert soon? Here’s a checklist of items to bring with you

7 reasons to visit Iran

Apr 29, 2018 - 7:54 PM

Looking for your next vacation destination? Iran is worth exploring.

BEAUTIFUL IRAN. Are you planning to visit Iran? All photos by Joshua Berida

6 reasons to visit beautiful, budget-friendly Penang

Mar 26, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Vibrant street art, delicious food, and more – this is why you should give Penang, Malaysia a chance

5 Stephen Hawking cameos that made pop culture history

Mar 15, 2018 - 6:21 PM

Hawking was not just a scientist, he was also a cultural icon

Exciting Samar destinations for thrill seekers

Mar 04, 2018 - 2:16 PM

Tired of the usual beach trip? Samar will satisfy your craving for adventure

3 Philippine hotels receive 2018 Forbes 5-Star award

Feb 20, 2018 - 9:43 PM

Nüwa at City of Dreams Manila, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, and Sky Tower at Solaire Resort and Casino are all 5-Star properties, according to the Forbes Travel Guide

Heading to the U.S. for a weekend vacation? It's possible!

Feb 09, 2018 - 8:49 PM

Planning a trip to Guam? Here's everything you need to know

RIVER CRUISE. The best way to get to know Guam's Valley of the Latte is taking a relaxing cruise through the river. Photo by Nick Olayao

7 Valentine's Day gifts for women that are worth the splurge

Feb 02, 2018 - 3:50 PM

Make the occasion extra special with these luxury finds

RAPPLER RECIPES: Lechon Gising Gising

Jan 07, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Still have leftover lechon clogging up your fridge?

RAPPLER RECIPES: Ensaymada French toast

Jan 04, 2018 - 9:08 PM

Another great breakfast idea using leftovers from your holiday feasts

RAPPLER RECIPES: Hamon and queso de bola fritata

Jan 03, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Save a ton of fridge space by using up your leftover holiday bolas for breakfast

RAPPLER RECIPES: Roast chicken and pesto sandwich

Dec 31, 2017 - 2:15 PM

A filling snack or a light dinner, this sandwich is a quick and easy meal

RAPPLER RECIPES: Roast chicken pot pie

Dec 30, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Love comfort food? You'll love this recipe using leftover roast chicken

WATCH: Czeching Out Prague

Dec 30, 2017 - 12:41 PM

Join this virtual trip – or pilgrimage – to the historic fort of Vyšehrad, Charles Bridge, and the famous church of the Infant Jesus of Prague in the Czech Republic

LANDMARK IN PRAGUE. Charles Bridge, the oldest bridge in Prague, Czech Republic, is adorned with around 30 images of Catholic saints. File photo by AFP

RAPPLER RECIPES: Fruitcake pudding

Dec 29, 2017 - 3:00 PM

A new twist on a Christmas staple

RAPPLER RECIPES: Crispy lechon on steamed buns

Dec 28, 2017 - 6:00 PM

What to do with all the leftovers from your Christmas parties? Try this delicious sandwich snack.

RAPPLER RECIPES: Roast Chicken Tacos

Dec 27, 2017 - 2:31 PM

What to do with leftover roast chicken? Get creative and make some tacos!

Rappler Gift Guide: Presents that artists will appreciate

Dec 22, 2017 - 10:55 PM

For the artsy person on your gift list

Rappler Gift Guide: Presents for your mom

Dec 22, 2017 - 9:10 PM

What to give your no. 1 woman

Rappler Gift Guide: Gifts for your godkids

Dec 21, 2017 - 3:34 PM

Fulfill your ninong/ninang duties with these cool stocking stuffers

10 techie gifts for the car lover

Dec 20, 2017 - 9:07 PM

From affordable accessories to high-end speakers, here are some gift ideas for the people in your life that love cars

All photos from respective manufacturers


RAPPLER RECIPES: Christmas Carbonara with Hamon de Bola and Queso de Bola

Dec 20, 2017 - 1:57 PM

Got a ton of leftover Queso de Bola and Hamon de Bola? Let Rappler's Christmas recipes help declutter your overloaded fridge

Rappler Gift Guide: Stocking stuffers for travelers

Dec 20, 2017 - 12:04 PM

Make sure you give their gifts to them before their next flight out!

Rappler Gift Guide: What to give your boss

Dec 19, 2017 - 4:47 PM

Show your boss some much-needed appreciation with these gifts

Rappler Gift Guide: Gifts for guys that are anything but basic

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:28 PM

These are the perfect presents for any man – from the dude you're secretly crushing on to your favorite lolo

7 serious gifts for serious techies

Dec 11, 2017 - 2:21 PM

For the techie who has everything (yourself included), these might be the gizmos you want

All photos from respective manufacturers

Rappler Gift Guide: Presents for the Tita in your life

Dec 11, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Whether it's your friends who've embraced the #titalife or your actual aunt, these gifts are sure to please her like a Mary Grace cheese roll.

Rappler Gift Guide: Gifts for the beauty addict in your life

Dec 08, 2017 - 6:39 PM

Makeup and skincare giftables

Rappler Gift Guide: What to give your book lover friends this Christmas

Dec 07, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Aside from books, obviously

How to get your micro business tax exempted

Dec 06, 2017 - 5:26 PM

Do you own a micro business or interested starting one soon? Apply for BMBE accreditation and enjoy its benefits.

RAPPLER RECIPES: Make ahead breakfast parfaits

Dec 05, 2017 - 9:00 PM

This healthy morning meal is so easy to make, you can do it before you go to bed!

RAPPLER RECIPES: Freezer-friendly spaghetti and meatballs

Nov 29, 2017 - 12:00 PM

So good and so easy to make!

[Vietnam travel guide] Sa Pa: Where human hands play god

Nov 26, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Sa Pa's rice fields are interspersed with fancy hotels and restaurants, giving tourists the best of both worlds

12 tech finds you didn't know you'd want this Christmas

Nov 26, 2017 - 4:39 PM

Before you dive into the Christmas shopping rush, why not some of the following devices. They may just deserve a spot on your wishlist – or under someone else's Christmas tree.

[Vietnam travel guide] Ha Giang's limestone hills and Cao Bang's rivers

Nov 25, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Explore Vietnam's natural wonders at Ha Giang and Cao Bang