Monday, August 12, 2013

The Makati City in the Philippines

 Hello~?  you guys had a good weekend? 
One of my high school friends did visit Philippines to study English for a couple of months. and he highly recommend to me that Philippines should be your first priority when you go on a trip. This time, why don't we learn some about the Makati city in the Philippines? 

The Makati City in the Philippines
▲Map of Metro Manila highlighting Makati City

Makati (or Makati City) lies in the heart of big Metro Manila and is known for its upscale shopping malls home to high fashion brands, restaurants, hotels and affluent Filipinos. 

Although a population of 529,039 is just half a million, the daytime population of the city is estimated to be more than one million during a typical working weekday because of the large number of people who go to the city to work, shop, and do business.

makati city at night
Makati is considered the financial, commercial and economic hub where the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) is located. It is also the preferred address of large multinational corporations.

The Makati City in the Philippines
Facade of the Greenbelt Mall
Facade of the Greenbelt Mall

Makati is known for being one of the most popular and well-known shopping destinations in Metro Manila. The city is also known for being a major shopping hub, it is home to various shopping centers offering both international and local retail shops, high-end boutiques, dining outlets and entertainment facilities.
Ayala Center

The Ayala Center which is located at the heart of the central business district of Makati still remains as one of the most famous and well-known shopping hubs of the country. It is also considered as a premier recreational, entertainment and shopping district in the metropolis. The Ayala Center is home to a cluster of shopping malls which include Glorietta, Greenbelt, The Landmark, Rustan's, The Link, and SM Makati.
Rockwell center

 Rockwell Center is also a popular shopping district in Makati. The Rockwell Center is home to the Power Plant Mall, an upscale shopping mall, and is also home to high-rise office buildings, condominium towers and schools.

Apart from shopping malls, Makati is also home to the Salcedo Saturday Market and Legazpi Sunday Market. These are two open-air community markets set under large trees in parks at the villages of Salcedo and Legazpi.
(Next time, I will go over and detail the Salcedo Saturday Market and Legazpi Sunday Market to show why they are famous in Makati)

Do you know a little about what Makati city is? I didn't get there yet, but I hope to visit there and feel Makati night life and culture~!! 

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