Located in the province of Pampanga in the region of Central Luzon, the busy city of Angeles offers years of history and heritage that are reflected by its numerous historical landmarks and buildings. It is a highly modernized city and has also been declared as one of the "Best Places to Live in the Philippines" by the Money Sense Magazine. The city is best known for being an entertainment hub and sees flocks of tourists in large numbers every year.
Angeles is divided into 33 administrative divisions and is home to a population of over 300,000 residents. In terms of urbanization, the city is considered to be on par with the capital city of Manila and is growing in popularity for its numerous restaurants, hotels and shopping malls. Its centre - Balibago - is usually referred to by most as the culinary capital of the country.
The city is blessed with a warm tropical climate and features a wet season typically during the months of May to October, and a dry season during the months of November to April. Visitors are offered a number of sightseeing opportunities including various historic landmarks. Activities and sports such as golf, trekking and racing are also available.
The main airport serving the city of Angeles is the Clark International Airport, situated within the Clark Freeport Zone. The airport is located around 80 kilometres away from the capital city of Manila, and can be easily reached by Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway. Plans on making it one of the biggest airports in the world are currently being implemented.
A few Halal food restaurants are available in Angeles, serving Malaysian, Middle Eastern and local fare. Delicious Halal Food Centre is a popular spot, serving traditional Malaysian cuisine such as chicken satay, ricecakes, and nasi lemak. A number of other restaurants are also found and it is recommended that you check with the owners about the availability of Halal food and menus.
Though no known mosques are located within Angeles city itself, it is possible to visit the As Salam Mosque, Arrahman Mosque, Al Rajie Mosque and the Al-Aziz Mosque, which are located around 15 - 30 kilometres away from Angeles. Visitors could also visit the Islamic Library & Information Office located in Angeles for more information.