Malls have become part of every Filipino’s life. At an alarming pace, new malls are built and being developed. It will not be surprising if the country soon becomes Asia’s mall capital. Here is a list of the top 5 biggest shopping malls in Metro Manila.
1. Mall of Asia
This mall is the largest in the Philippines and the 7th biggest in the world. This mall also called MOA is situated by the Manila Bay and has an outdoor walkway which is perfect for viewing sunsets and pyrotechnic displays. In this mall there are about 600 shops apart from the SM Foodcourt, Hypermart and Department Store. The Mall of Asia can also boast of the first IMAX theater in the country and here you will get a taste of fantastic 3D film viewing. There is also a Director’s Club meant for small-group viewing, the CenterStage Cinema and a Premiere Cinema. These are used for theatrical performances and live music concerts which give a complete viewing experience to the customers. There is also the first Olympic–sized ice skating rink in the mall. MOA is the top mall in the Philippines because of the complete package that if offers – leisure, entertainment, shopping and viewing.
2. Mega Mall
Mega Mall is situated in the Ortigas Center, at the part encompassed by Mandaluyong city. This mall provides a great entertainment to the shoppers with its karaoke bars and huge arcade. It has 12 movie houses where you will definitely find something worth watching. The mall can boast of 5 floors and 2 wings of shops, boutiques and stalls which is surely a shoppers’ paradise. On its top floor is the Megatrade Hall. If you get tired of shopping, then you can always enter the ice skating rink and relax. This mall has a place for everybody, young or old. The Mega Mall can compete with the Mall of Asia in terms of patronship, though the MOA is larger in area.
This mall is located in the swanky part of Manila called Makati. In this mall, there is something for everyone. There are fancy restaurants, cinemas for movie-buffs, a couple of arcades and even a gym for the health conscious. There is an open circular atrium at the center of the mall which is a venue of exhibits, fashion shows, expos and concerts. Remember to hold on to your wallets if you plan to shop in this mall because you are sure to spend a lot of time here.
This mall is located at the Ayala Center in Makati. It is more expensive as compared to other malls. Greenbelt is comprised of four different malls. Greenbelt 1 contains stores, cinemas, restaurants and the Onstage theater. Greenbelt 2 is famous for fantastic dining restaurants which serve delicious Asian and European dishes. Greenbelt 3 can boast of restaurants and boutique shops and most importantly, great cinemas. Also one can get an incredible view of the Makati skyline from here. Greenbelt 4 is a place for those with costly tastes. Western tourists and foreign business executives are sighted here frequently because the mall is in the heart of Manila’s financial center.
Trinoma or the Triangle North of Manila is located in the Quezon City neighborhood of Manila. It is a huge shopping complex and is anchored by the Landmark department store where the prices are lower than other malls and also the selection range is higher. Trinoma was opened to the public in 2007, and is among the top places to visit in Metro Manila. The mall can take pride of fabulous architecture: a reverse waterfall, multi-layered terraces and a glowing façade which changes color. It also houses one of the best cinema halls in the country.