Intramuros Cut and Fold Model Fort from Tahanan Books

My son is currently studying Philippine History. We read through the Philippine Revolution and when I saw the Intramuros Cut and Fold Model Fort from Tahanan Books, I knew it was a perfect project for him.

It came as a book. Complete with instructions and it has several pages to be cut, folded and glued! Though the instructions said that it is for 8 years old and up, I thought that it should be for a bit older kids like 10 and up because of the amount of work that one needs to do.

It took my son roughly one week to finish the whole project. He enjoyed cutting, folding and gluing the pieces together. It was a project that he really worked hard on and hopefully, he remembered most of the parts of Intramuros.

I bought this book at 295 pesos from Pumplepie books & Happiness. 

The Manila Collectible Co.

As we visited Intramuros a few months back, we passed by TMCC or The Manila Collectible Co. along our way to the Manila Cathedral. It is a gift shoppe but they offer more activities inside! The shop is located at the top level of a building.

Once you are inside the shop, you will hear Filipino music being played. What caught my attention was the wide variety of Filipino items being sold! They are quite unique too. Not the ones you usually see in malls.

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There were handmade crafts, ethnic attires and textiles, Filipino jars and bags, accessories


For the kids, they offer workshops like Kid Archeology! Sadly, there was no activity when we went on a Sunday. It is best to contact TMCC facebook page when you plan to go with your kids.


The place is a cultural experience itself! It was like going inside a museum… and learning more about the roots of the Filipinos.

For more information, you can contact The Manila Collectible Co Facebook page They are open everyday from 10am to 6pm.