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: Helen : (ATM Helen is photographing in, Australia) on 16 May 2019 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Happy Land

A short drive from the centre of Manila you will see sign for Happy Land. Happy Land is a place far from what the name leads you to believe. Happy Land is Manila's slum that has sprung from the rubbish dumps of the city.

It is a area where the poor survive in extreme poverty, battling disease and malnutrition. Shanty huts are built from whatever materials can be scavenged and, "... chicken scraps are collected from takeaway's garbage bins then recycled by boiling. It's called 'pagpag', and it's sold to hungry families in the slums for a few pesos.".

Amazingly, despite their life challenges, I greatly admire the people of Happy Land as they can still able to laugh and smile.

Source: Poverty, Malnutrition And Disease Make Manila's 'Happyland' A Very Sad Place

Canon EOS 6D Mark II 1/100 second F/4.5 ISO 2000 41 mm

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omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
L O V E L Y !!!!

16 May 2019 5:41am

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Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely image..The food she cooks must be really tasty...as she seems happy to cook !! Fantastic shot !

16 May 2019 2:55pm

Dutchess from Lakeside Village, Netherlands

I like the motion of the food she's stirring!! Great colors!

16 May 2019 3:20pm

Peter from Warkworth, New Zealand

Nice image, food makes us happy the world over. :)

17 May 2019 4:08am