Tourists go mad shopping for the trendiest signature items or the amazing bargains their hard-earned dollar can find in the metropolis. Aside from getting more than their money's worth, they also get pampering service and warm smiles all around.
SM Central Business Park, Bay City Pasay City, Metro Manila
EDSA cor. Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas Center Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
SM CITY NORTH EDSA
North Avenue cor. EDSA Quezon City, Metro Manila
SM CITY STA. MESA (formerly SM Centerpoint)
Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard cor. Araneta Ave. Quezon City, Metro Manila
SM CITY SAN LAZARO
Felix Huertas Street corner Arsenio H. Lacson Extension, Sta. Cruz, Manila
SM SHOEMART CUBAO
Araneta Center, Cubao Quezon City , Metro Manila
SM SHOEMART MAKATI
Ayala Center, EDSA, Makati City, Metro Manila
SM SHOEMART QUIAPO
Sta. Cruz, Manila
Alabang-Zapote Road, Las Pinas City Metro Manila
SM SUPERCENTER MUNTINLUPA
Brgy. Tunasan, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila
SM SUPERCENTER PASIG
E. Rodriguez, Sr. Ave. (C-5), Frontera Verde, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Metro Manila
SM SUPERCENTER VALENZUELA
McArthur Highway, Brgy. Karuhatan Valenzuela City, Metro Manila
SM SUPERCENTER VITO CRUZ
Pablo Ocampo Sr. Road, Makati City, Metro Manila
ST. THOMAS SQUARE
1150 Espana Blvd. cor. P. Campos Street Sampaloc, Manila
STA. LUCIA EAST GR MALL
Marcos Highway cor. Felix Avenue (formerly Imelda Avenue) Cainta, Rizal
STAR GROUP OF MALLS
HOME PLUS CENTER (formerly known as Manuela 1)
Alabang - Zapote Road corner Dona Manuela, Avenue, Pamplona 3, Las Pinas City, Metro Manila
METROPOLIS STAR ALABANG(formerly known as Metropolis Alabang)
East Service Road, South Luzon Expressway Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila
STARMALL EDSA-SHAW (formerly known as Manuela 3)
EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
STARMALL LAS PINAS (formerly known as Manuela 2)
C.V. Starr Avenue, Philamlife Village, Pamplona 2 Las Pinas City, Metro Manila
Ortigas Avenue cor. E. Rodriguez Pasig City, Metro Manila
ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
C.M. Recto, Divisona, Manila
790 Chino Roces Ave., Makati City, Metro Manila
WALTERMART QUEZON CITY
222 E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave., Quezon City, Metro Manila
Metro Manila is a bustling metropolis with its share of golf courses, exotic spas and wellness clinics. Special interest activities like diving, mountaineering/trekking, spelunking and others can be arranged in the nearby provinces of Cavite, Batangas, Quezon, Rizal, Bulacan and Pampanga.
GOLF COURSES Alabang Country Club
Ayala Alabang Village,Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila
Tel. No. (63-02) 842-3530 to 39
Fax No. (63-02) 842-1892
Camp Aguinaldo Golf Club
Camp Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, EDSA Quezon City, Metro Manila
Tel. No. (63-02)911-8142/7974/6536
Fax No. (63-02) 911-9299
Capitol Hills Golf & Country Club
Old Balara, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Tel. No. (63-02) 931-3050 to 55
Fax No. (63-02) 931-3050 to 55
Club Intramuros Golf Course
Bonifacio Drive cor. Aduana Street Port Area, Intramuros, Manila
CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City, Metro Manila
Tel. No. (63-02) 551-5555/832-6936
Fax No. (63-02) 551-5555 loc. 1586
Museums and Art Galleries
ARCHDIOCESAN MUSEUM OF MANILA
A museum on the establishment of the Archdiocese of Manila 3rd floor Arzobispado Building
#121 Arzobispo Street, Intramuros, Manila
Telefax (63-02) 522-8132/524-5062
Email RCAM@pldtdsl.net / RCAMaoc@tri-isys.com
Operating Hours: 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
from Monday to Friday
Entrance Fees: Free Admission
The Archdiocesan Museum of Manila (occupying an area of 350 square meters) was established in 1987 to house the various historical and artistic objects acquired by the Archdiocese of Manila through the years. The museum presents a good picture of the establishment and development of the Archdiocese of Manila. Among the items on exhibit are the colossal wood carvings of the four evangelists that originally adorned the facade of the Manila Cathedral and which survived the bombing of Intramuros during the liberation of Manila.
Also displayed are facsimiles of books written by the early missionaries who became masters of the dialects of the natives they evangelized, among them: Juan de Plascencia's Doctrina Christiana written in 1593, reproductions of the illustrations found in the Anales Eclesiasticas de Filipinas which is a handwritten record of the history of the Church from 1572 to 1682 and other historical objects, paintings and religious art works.
A museum of dioramas showcasing Philippine History Greenbelt Park, Makati Avenue corner
De la Rosa street, Makati City, Metro Manila
Tel. No. (63-02) 757-7117 loc.10
Fax No. (63-02) 757-3588
Operating Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
from Tuesday to Friday
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
from Saturday and Sunday
Closed on Monday
The rich tapestry of Philippine history is chronicled through the sixty handcrafted dioramas which form the core of Ayala Museum's historical collection. The museum features a one of a kind Boat Gallery showcasing miniatures of different watercrafts that plied the Philippine seas and contributed to the development of Philippine Maritime Trade and the colonial economy.
Also featured are fine art collections of three important painters considered as pioneers of Philippine Art: Juan Luna (1857-1899), Fernando Amorsolo (1882-1972), and Fernando Zobel (1924-1984).
Ayala Museum also organizes exhibitions of contemporary art from various museums and collectors. The museum regularly holds international conferences and intimate gallery talks by local and foreign museum curators, conservators and scholars focusing on specific aspects of the collections and special exhibitions.
Ayala Museum also offers a variety of programs for children and adults, including story-telling and story book publication, art workshops and gallery discussions that are based on either special exhibitions or the permanent collections.
A museum of Chinese legacy in Philippines.
Kaisa-Angelo King Heritage Center
Students P 60
In every aspect of Philippine life, in every phase of Philippine history, in its culture and tradition, language and songs, in everything Filipino, there throbs a Chinese presence which found its way long before Philippine recorded history. Although political, economic or cultural exigencies throughout Philippine history sometimes isolate the Chinese Filipinos from a destiny shared with Filipinos, in the end, in everything that is Philippine, there emerges the Tsinoy - the Chinese, who is Filipino or the Filipino who is Chinese; molded through the centuries by Philippine life; enriching this land with the legacies of Chinese heritage.
Bahay Tsinoy is a permanent showcase of the historical and cultural legacies of the Chinese in the Philippines from pre-history to the present. The museum takes you through the saga of the Chinese Filipinos as their identities in these islands transform and evolve from merchant sailors, to immigrant laborers, to mestizos, to illustrados, to revolutionaries and to Tsinoys-- continuing to help build this nation.
A museum showcasing the gracious lifestyle in Manila at the turn of the 20th century. corner Gen. Luna Real Streets, Intramuros, Manila
Tel. No. (63-02) 527-4084/4088
Operating Hours: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. daily
except Mondays and Holy Week
Adults P 40
Children/Students P 15
Casa Manila is a replica of a mid-19th century house. The museum showcases the gracious lifestyle in Manila at the turn of the 20th century. Curved traceries, crystal chandeliers and Chinese ceramics show the luxury of the era. The house is replete with exquisite antique furniture, furnishings and rare art pieces from the Intramuros Administration Museum collection.
CULTURAL CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES MUSEO NG KALINANGANG PILIPINO
A museum on Filipino artistic traditions.
Cultural Center of the Philippines, CCP Complex Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, Metro Manila
Tel. No. (63-02) 832-370/1125 local 1504 to 1505
Fax No. (63-02) 834-0471
Operating Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday to Sunday.
Closed on Monday and Holidays
Entrance Fees: Guided Tour (group of 30 or more)
Walk-in Visitors (group of 29 or less)
The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Museo ng Kalinangan Filipino was established in 1988 to help pursue CCP's aim to define and evolve Philippine art and culture with a museum that can be called "national", because it represents the various artistic traditions of the country and , "Filipino", because it embodies the way of life and distinct identity of the Filipino people.
The Museo's thematic exhibition entitled Diwa: Buhay, Ritwal at Sining (Spirit: Life, Ritual Art) presents a variety of creative forms of expression arising from the people's traditions and worldviews. Such traditions and worldviews were molded by their struggle with the elements: land, water, their struggle with life and death, their dealings with their kin and community, and relationship with the divinity.
On exhibition are: textiles, weapons, personal ornaments, farming implements, ritual paraphernalia and more. Adjacent to this is CCP's Exhibition of Asian Traditional Musical Instruments featuring items from different Asian countries like Indonesia, India, Japan, China, Thailand and Korea.