Filipino Bahrain

Time Out speaks to Filipino expats about their life in Bahrain Discuss this article

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Noril Lagrana Pilpil

‘I have lived in Bahrain for six years, working as a marketing administrator for a petroleum software production company. After graduating with a bachelor of arts in mass communication and a major in broadcast journalism, I decided to make the move in April 2005 to reunite with my father, who has been working in Bahrain for over 15 years. I live with my family: my father and two sisters in Adliya, which is a beautiful neighbourhood and it’s so easy to make friends. Bahrain has such an easy, lax and intimate environment. It’s a small melting pot of different cultures, with everyone working together, and you can meet so many interesting people from all walks of life.

‘One thing about living here that I don’t look forward to as much is the summers, when it not only gets hot but also humid, and when it does there are very few public beaches that we can escape to. For an
island, it’s a shame we don’t have any really great public beaches to go to.

‘Eating out is one of my favourite things to do, whether it’s shawarma or Asian food. I love Kei at the Golden Tulip and Arirang on Exhibition Road. For shawarma it has to be the little kiosks down in Manama,
but the best place is in Gudaibiya.’

By Time Out Bahrain staff
Time Out Bahrain,

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