When in Manila, don’t miss to visit Bonifacio Global City. It’s the country’s first highly urbanized city. Major commercial developments were seen as the city of Taguig becomes another top destination for everyone looking for a different treat.
Visit Bonifacio Global City and shop and dine like you never did before. There are just too many places to go like the SM Aura Mall, Market Market mall, Serendra Piazza, Burgos Circle and Venice Piazza in Mckinley Hill. There are also Mind Museum and Libingan ng Bayani for intellectual and historical stimulation.
The SM Aura Mall is a luxurious mall of the SM Conglomerate and is considered a mixed used mall that also has a civic center from atop. The mall is located at the edge of Bonifacio Global City facing Market Market mall. International brand name boutiques such as American Eagle Outfitters, Nautica, Promod, Uniqlo, Yves Rocker France are only some of the modern international brands housed by SM Aura. SM Aura boasts of the SkyPark which is a multilevel green roof that provides a green and communal space much need in a highly urbanized area like The Fort. SM Aura opened in 2013 and also includes 2 regular cinemas, an IMAX theater, SMX convention center, supermarket and director’s club facilities.
Market Market is very much similar to the Ayala commercial center in Makati but has an exciting tiangge format like the Greenhills mall. The mall has multiple cinemas, regional food and hawker’s area, and fruit and flowers market similar to Tiendesitas. Serendra Piazza is just across the street where Market Market is located. It is a residentil area with food establishments as well as retail stores. Some eateries in Serendra Piazza such as the Duo Steakhouse host art exhibits. Chez Karine is considered the best dessert restaurant in Serendra Piazza.
Burgos Circle is the newest dining hub and shopping area in Bonifacio Global city. The small area near the central business district of Global city boasts of fine dining and romantic restaurants where the Philippine President usually go on dates. The place is said to be very romantic at night. Venice Piazza in Mckinley Hill also provides a romantic ambiance through its restaurants and shopping area. The place usually hosts live band performances and other fun activities.
The Mind museum is one place in Global city which the whole family can enjoy, making it one of the top places to visit in Bonifacio Global City. The museum has 5 galleries featuring different themes such as the universe, earth, life, atom and technology. The learning sessions are delivered in a three hour period in three or four sets. Entry fee is 600 pesos for adults, 450 for private school students and 150 for public school students.
Libingan ng Bayani
The Libingan ng Bayani is a cemetery for heroes particularly those who died in Bataan and Corregidor during World War 11. Others who are buried in this memorial ground for heroes are past presidents and wives, national artists, national scientists, dignitaries, Chiefs of Staff, and secretaries of National Defense. The Libingan ng Bayani is comparable to the Arlington National Cemetery in America and also includes the Vietnam War Memorial and the Korean War Memorial.