The Columns is home to may Megacitizens but the area is also frequented by non-residents because of its restaurants. This includes Kopiroti, New Bombay, Joey Pepperoni among others. It is also home to one Bank of the Philippine Islands branch.
What could be more convenient for a Megacitizen in Metro Manila than living in a condominium with direct access to the Greenbelt Complex with its high-end restaurants, shops, and recreational facilities?
The two towers of Paseo Park View are located in the very center of Salcedo Village. As the name promises, you can see Salcedo Park from one side of the building and Ayala Triangle from the other with these two green oases less than five minutes away.
Do you reach for the sky in everything that you do? You should take up quarters in the Gramercy Residences! With 71 storeys and a height of 302 meters, this residential tower in Makati offers the most breathtaking views of Metro Manila.
The residences of Serendra provide low-density living in the heart of Bonifacio Global City (the Fort), with gourmet restaurants and upscale shopping areas just around the corner.
During rainy season, flooded streets are quite a normality in parts of Metro Manila. Here is what you should know about the floods, how to prepare, how to get around when streets become waterways, and where to live in the Megacity to stay dry.
House and lot prices in this subdivision are slightly lower than those located in the adjacent Forbes Park. But it is just as prestigious.
Bel-Air is regularly voted the cleanest and greenest barangay (neighborhood) in Makati City. The subdivision is known for its good community life, with numerous cultural events and festivities throughout the year. The Bel-Air Village Community Center houses a post office, a clinic, a gym, and several function rooms.
The Discovery Suites offer high-class accommodation for those who want to combine the comforts of home with the all-round-service of a five-star hotel.
The Peninsula is not only one of Manila's top accommodations but also a distinctive landmark, thanks to its spectacular grand hotel architecture and its location in the very heart of Makati.
The award-winning hotel Dusit Thani is yet another luxury hotel in the shopping district of Makati - offering comparatively affordable accommodation. The hotel is well-known for its Sunday buffet and its five specialty restaurants serving authentic Thai, Japanese, Italian, Filipino, Asian and International cuisine.
Stuck in Makati for business? If you want to stay at a luxurious place, you can go to Makati Shangri-La.
Urbanites and Megacitizens alike are anticipating the completion of Century City in Makati. It's a mixed-use development envisioned to have four luxury condominium buildings a medical center, and an upscale mall. One residential tower, the tallest in the Philippines, is already up. The mall has also been launched, housing local and international brands and a diverse mix of restaurants.
The Megacitizens guide for moving to Manila, from booking a flight and packing your things to finding a job and making new friends.
Established in the 1940s, Forbes Park is one of the oldest and most prestigious gated communities of Metro Manila.
You can find any type of hotel in Manila, from cheap and simple hotels that nevertheless offer good service and clean rooms to international five-star hotel chains. The latter you will find primarily along Manila Bay (e.g. Sofitel, Sheraton) and in Makati City, along Ayala Avenue and Makati Avenue (e.g. Mandarin, Intercontinental).
Victoria Court is offering themed rooms with references ranging from pop culture to popular destinations in the world. The motel is easily recognizable by its logo of a woman whose gesture is that of someone shushing amid no one particular amid a black background.
There are many different possibilities regarding where to stay and how to live in Manila, depending on the purpose and length of your stay, your budget, and if you stay here alone, with your partner or family.
You don't live in the Philippines but really want to get to know the country, its past and present, culture and entertainment, urban life and nature? To make sure you make the most out of your stay, we prepared a sample schedule that shows what you can do and see within one month.
If you are planning to move to Manila for a longer time, alone or with your partner, condominiums are the first choice to stay. Usually the units are rented out by private owners for a minimum of one year, shorter stays are negotiable.
Malate – the backpacker´s haven of the city.
You are looking for peaceful suburban life in the middle of a bustling Megacity of nearly 20 million people? No problem, welcome to the 'village'! That is how the gated communities in Metro Manila are usually called, and for good reasons.
The month of August was clearly dominated by the rainy season and with it the worst flooding of this year.