Pole dancing is deceiving as a sport and dance. While the movements seem to defy the laws of gravity, it is gravity that you have to befriend and understand to master dance. Awareness of how the body works can make all the difference.
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.
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.
Alphaland Makati Place is composed of three residential towers, a members-only City Club, and an upscale mall.
The French Chamber of Commerce promotes French business interests in the Philippines and likewise the Philippines in France. Formed in 1988, Le Club FCC is composed of French and French-speaking executives and of businessmen with ties to France or French companies.
The Goethe Institute is the German Cultural Centre. It offers language courses, organizes events and runs a library for German books and movies.
Getting from A to B during the Philippine rainy season is no fun. As a little remedy for pedestrians, Makati City has developed a network of elevated and roofed walkways, connecting the shopping and entertainment area Ayala Center and the Central Business District (CBD).
Makati Sports Club is deemed an urban oasis located in the midst of the Makati Central Business District. It features diverse facilities both for business and leisure, making the first proprietary stock, non-profit sports club in the country a great place to go to.
Rue Bourbon is a bar and restaurant that brings the flair of New Orleans to the Philippines. Good chow and drinks combined with a friendly ambiance make it one of the great places to hang out with friends in Salcedo Village.
Craving for something sweet? Passion for chocolate in any form is what drives the team of Chocolate Fire.
The design of the Brasserie Boheme by The Gustavians brought guests back to the European metropolises of the Belle Epoque.
Bowler is a British-style restaurant and bar with an ambitious music program, including courageous karaoke singers, aspiring new bands, DJs and Jazz music.
Bugsy's, located in the heart of Salcedo Village, is a favored place for casual after-work dinners and weekend night outs into the wee hours.
121 is the perfect casual place to have a couple of beers and pulutan (finger food) with some friends or colleagues.
Since its opening in 1996, Top of the Citi is without doubt one of the “High-End”-restaurants of Metro Manila. The menu is as spectacular as the views.
Located in Salcedo Village, Apartment 1B is known for its prize-winning gourmet comfort food and classy yet comfy ambience.
Terry´s offers excellent Spanish and international cuisine paired with good wines in an elegant, bright setting.
Update 15.08.2014: Martinis is closed due to the reconstruction of the Mandarin Oriental. Martinis is stylish cocktail lounge and cozy live music bar at once. As the name suggests, Martinis are the specialty of this location, which is part of the Mandarin Hotel.
Alfonso T. Yuchengco is a Chinese-Philippine industrialist and former ambassador. The Yuchengco Museum in the RCBC Plaza combines an exhibition about Yuchengco's life and Chinese heritage with his private collection, complemented by temporary art and design exhibitions. Featured artists include some of the country's finest painters, such as Juan Luna, Fernando Amorsolo and Botong Francisco.
With a daily happy hour and an outdoor terrace facing the Ayala Triangle Park, Terraz is the perfect place to have a relaxing after-work drink.
Just in time for the Fifa World Cup, the Goethe Institute in Makati City is showing a series of German football films at its Wednesday Movie Nights .
If you love musicals, you should keep an eye on the program of the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, a theater inside the RCBC Plaza in Makati.
A business district is always busy, especially during the rush hours roughly 7 am - 10 am and 4.30 pm to 8 pm. Except avoiding to drive during those times, there are some more details gathered by our Megacities team that might help you to stay sane when driving in Makati.
After weeks of Christmas preparations, family get-togethers,traveling, and New Year's celebrations, it was time for the Megacitizens to met up again in 2014 and chat about life in the Metropolis.
In addition to a common code of behaviour (do not hurt or insult people et cetera), the Megacity Manila features some rules and laws which might not be familiar to everyone. While a list of all social and cultural behaviours would definitely fill some pages (and it makes more fun to figure it out by yourself), MEGACITIZENS.com features the most important rules and laws which, when followed, prevent you from getting in trouble.