in Museums, Philippines
The Filipino president does not actually live in the palace, so it is open to tours. To the local population, it is an honor to be invited to visit (it is by invitation only).|
I went online and we applied before flying in, and were accepted without problems. After a 20mn wait to account for people arriving on "Filipino time", we were given a briefing, and the tour started around 09:30, 30mn after our appointment time.
Our guide was quite good and gave us good explanations of each room, as well as on how the republic, worked.
one year, the independent candidate got 0 votes, he apparently forgot to vote for himself :)