Letter From Manila: Philippines' top theme park offers an escape from Covid-19 pandemic reality

People visit Enchanted Kingdom to suspend worries momentarily, even as reality keeps crashing in

Mr Mario Mamon built Enchanted Kingdom, the country’s first theme park which opened in 1995. PHOTO: CRISTINA MENINA FOR THE SUNDAY TIME
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SANTA ROSA (Laguna) - For over two decades, an amusement park an hour's drive south of Manila has been a must-stop for families here looking for a quick Christmas jaunt to remember.

When it opened in 1995, Enchanted Kingdom was unlike any other the Philippines had ever seen.

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