Showing posts with label Landmarks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Landmarks. Show all posts

Friday, September 21, 2018

Uptown Mall, BGC: A World of its Own

September 21, 2018 0
Dancing fountain in Uptown Mall, BGC

Serves as a podium to the four towers of Uptown Corporate Center, Uptown Mall is the latest establishment to hit the Philippine landscape of luxury shopping. 

Aims to serve the public with a penchant over upscale brands, it is home to elegant fashion boutiques, restaurants and premium supermarket. It's a world of its own, lying at the heart of Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Metro Manila and basking in glory of opulence and sophistication.

Owned and managed by Megaworld Corporation, a real estate giant in the Philippines whose centerpiece of property development is a high-end financial district, Uptown Mall is a signature for luxury and leisure. Apart from BGC, megaworld is also the developer of McKinley and Eastwood in Libis, Quezon City.

Uptown Corporate Center

Uptown Mall personifies what an urban living looks and feels like. Fabulous. Sophisticated. Posh. Glitzy. Dreamy. Anything you want for a glamorous lifestyle is provided by this upmarket shopping destination.

The place houses chic international brands of fashion, retails and restaurants. Outside the shopping center is an artistic surrounding that awes visitors with its gorgeous ambience and highly urbanized feel. On its ground is a Las Vegas-style dancing fountain which takes action of live animation each night starting at 6:00 in the evening.

Dancing Fountain

The dance fountain features lights and sounds that change in synchronized movements of the water fountain. It's so dreamy! As though you're in a wonderland, witnessing a ball of magic and wonders exploding before your eyes.  People across all ages will surely love this spot. For adults, it will bring back the child in you.

The animation features electric colors and a fire show. It's a real fire element so do not get closer to the fountain perimeter. It will scare the hell out of you 😀. I find this so extra fabulous as water fountain releases movements that relaxed senses.

On the fourth level is a beautiful lobby surrounded with plants, benches, restaurants and bars. There's a food hall near the tower 3, an upgraded version of the food court, where food stalls are located. 

What's nice about this hall, aside from the wide selections of recipes, is its chic interior and design concept. Remarkably artistic.

Food court in Uptown Mall

Stood at the center is a chapel of St. Gabriel Archangel. This is the spot where visitors can take a moment to relax, look around and slow down a bit after shopping.

Other perks at the mall include a 24-hour VIP Cinema completes with a butler service and access to free popcorn and water. Skin and body care boutiques for personal pampering. This makes Uptown Mall a one-stop elegant shopping destinations in the metro.

Hello Kitty cafe in Uptown BGC

Across Uptown Mall is the Uptown Parade, an upmarket food and bar strip that defines the party lifestyle in Metro Manila. It's the latest destination for the yuppies and those who love the energy of night clubs and resto bars. Its most prominent tenant is The Palace Superclub, dubbed as the largest night club in Asia.

But Uptown Parade is not entirely about partying and bar hopping, it is also a place to taste some of the best dishes in the world through an array of finest international restaurants dominating this strip. Some of these brands are first of its kind in the Philippines. 

Highly westernized, Uptown Parade will surely give you a dose of distinct flavors and party feel.

Uptown Mall is located in the 9th avenue, 36th and 38th streets, BGC, Taguig. Opens from 10AM to 10PM Monday to Saturday and Sunday mall hours extended to 11PM.

How To Get There?

The easiest way to reach Uptown Mall is through a taxi or grab ride but if you're under a tight budget, a jeepney ride is more practical. Drop by at Guadalupe. 

Walk to Jollibee area and look for a jeep with a sign board of Gate 3. Uptown can be reached by 15 minutes through this route. Tell the driver to drop you off at Uptown. Fare is Php 9.00.

Follow the same route in going back to Guadalupe. Or you may walk to the highway in front of PhilPlans for a jeepney ride back to Guadalupe. Look for 7-11 route.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Five Things to do in Eastwood, Libis Quezon City

July 15, 2018 0
Eastwood City Walk

Eastwood is a vibrant financial district in Metro Manila located in Libis, Quezon City. It is a quaint community, an executive hub, surrounded with skyscraping office buildings, shopping centers, food strips, and modern condominium units.

A great destination for people on the go and those who love the glittery lifestyle.

Most of Eastwood buildings have been leased to BPO companies and due to the proliferation of global entities in the area, fast food chains and restaurants serving intercontinental cuisines have also mushroomed in the district in recent years.

Skyscraping buildings in Eastwood

A highly urbanized chic environment will greet you the moment you enter Eastwood. And because this is a financial district expect a surging price for shop and style. But you may still enjoy the place without thinking too much how much you will spend.

Food strip area

Here are five things to do in Eastwood

1. Fun and chill - Eastwood recently becomes a favorite party destination among yippies and people who love the night life. A number of bar restaurants can be found along the city walk of Eastwood.

2. Shop and wander - Eastwood offers a conducive environment for shopping and leisure. Exclusive boutiques of high end and signature brands found its home at Eastwood mall and at its chic commercial buildings.

3. Eat and drink - Eastwood is a perfect destination for gourmand travelers. It is home to classy restaurants serving international dishes. Choices range from affordable meals to luxury dining.

4. Chill at cafes - A number of cafes existed in Eastwood. From simple cup of coffee or tea to expensive cafe shops, everything is available anywhere in Eastwood.

5. Leisure Trip - If you are not in the mood of shopping and dining, you may just grab a quick bite of short meals at food stalls and just spend the day taking a leisure tour around Eastwood. You may wander along its manicured gardens or chill at benches while gazing at towering buildings. You may visit also a chapel dedicated to the great pope, St. John Paul II, which is located near The Market Place, just across the 1880 building.

Paseo walk benches

Paseo walk

How to get there?

Eastwood can be reached through a jeepney ride from Cubao, Quezon City. If your drop off location is at farmers plaza, walk straight ahead to Gateway then walk to Aurora street until you reach Mercury drug store in front of Villarica pawnshop. 

Look for jeepney going to Ever and Rosario. Transportation fee from Cubao to Eastwood is only Php10.00 and estimated travel time is 35 minutes. 

There are no public bus companies serving the Eastwood route, if you are not comfortable with jeepney you may hire a taxi or take grab.

Tram ride around Eastwood

However, within the community there are tram taking visitors around Eastwood. The ride is free. 


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