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Manilans learning to enjoy the taste of luxury

Locals in the Philippine capital of Manila are becoming more and more open to spending on luxury goods and services.

Construction of the Conrad Manila hotel, located in the center of the capital, is almost complete, as shown in this December 2015 photo.

     They go to expensive foreign hotels and buy high-priced fruits. The growing number of middle-class earners support the consumption boom in a way, but another significant factor may be the typical mindset of locals about spending.

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