if you are a check in guest of the Sofitel Manila Hotel. then don't forget to have a dip and do sun bathing at their big lagoon type swimming pool in front of manila bay as the pool is the biggest in the hotels in the Metro Manila Area. The pool has a depth of from 3 feet for children up to 9 feet for adults and the signs are well lit. the pool also hosts a pool bar and many beach beds where you can just relax and sun bath as long as you want. And if you are like me, then have your waterproof camera ready for some underwater action.
the pool is open from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday
address is: Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City
there are lots of Condominium units in the Huge Mall of Asia Area of Pasay City and there will be more coming as the areas near it will be patterned as an asian las vegas called Philippine Entertainment City. Since I have friends who owns condominiums here, I can stay at them for free for a few days. this condominium is called the SEA Residences, which is located near the SM Mall of Asia, it is a 14 storey mixed use condominium made by the SM Company.
If you plant to rent condominiums here, prices are 25,000 pesos a month for a 28,50 square meter studio unit with parking as monthly rent for 1 month.
according to their website:
Sea Residences is a modern tropical-inspired mid-rise condominium located right at the heart of the Mall of Asia Complex.
Sea Residences is a bold new concept in condo living as it allows its residents to experience year round “staycation” where you live in a resort like splendor, right in your home at the city. Set against a backdrop of the awe-inspiring sunset of the Manila Bay or the stunning Makati skyline.
This 15 level, 6 tower condominium development houses well appointed units where you can achieve urban work-life-balance with ease. Within the community lies a tropical alcove flanked by lush greeneries and swimming pools.
Come and experience tropical living within the city at Sea Residences.
when staying at the expensive marriott hotel, why not take a dip on the clear and large swimming pool at the second level since the entrance is free and there is a large sauna room inside the restrooms of both male and female patrons and you can enjpy the views of the Makati City Skyline and the Villamor Air Base Golf Course nearby. For Non Guests, they charge a rate of 500 pesos for the use of the pool and the saunas.
address is: No. 10 Newport Boulevard,Newport City Complex, Pasay City · Manila, 1309 Philippines
there are free shuttles to Marriott Hotel from NAIA Terminals 1, 2, 3 every hour, just show your confirmed booking.
the new SMX Convention Center has lots of expositions, exhibitions, trade fairs, food fairs, auto show and a lot more and since I was Curious about the design inside, i attended one such convention more as a curiosity.
We discovered a small church called "The Shrine of Jesus- The Way,The Truth & The Life" after our shopping & food trip at SM Mall of Asia. This spiritual center with a very long name is an architectural beauty inside and out. Its doors are open to the public - to the tired and weary soul, as well as to the simply curious one. Decent clothes are recommended though: No-no to flesh-baring attire like short shorts, tank tops,etc.
It was particularly awesome and more beautiful during the past Christmas holidays, with its Christmas lanterns, lights and changing color spotlight.
Located inside the Villamor Airbase, one should not miss to see the heritage of the Philippine Airforce by visiting the PAF Museum. Actually, the museum is just after the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3.
Expect to see the following:
1. dioramas depicting battles fought by Filipino airmen,
2. old uniforms and weapons
3. Colors of the Philippine Airforce
4. Pictures of past Officer-In-Charge
5. Airplanes and helicopters that were used by the soldiers
6. Real scale model of cockpits
7. Pictures of the Commanding Generals of PAF
8. and many more.
It is really worth visiting the Mall of Asia either during the day or night. If you will stay until night, music lovers would enjoy listening to live bands especially during the weekend. 2 stage temporary stage were erected for the gigs of the bands. These can be found at the west side of the Mall (fronting Manila Bay).
Sometimes there are also live performance at the North side (near SM Hypermarket).
For those who want to just stroll around, just sit and relax and enjoy the facade of the Mall which is brightened by the different spot colored spotlights.
Spectacular fireworks greeted me when I arrived at the Mall of Asia to attend the vt meeting for two Malaysian vters. I always love watching fireworks. I don't know what special occasion the mall has at that time, though.
Pasay City is proud to host the Second World Pyro Olympic. The first Pyro Olympics was also held in this city ( SM Mall of Asia was not yet finished then). Australia was awarded as champion in the said competition.
The pyro olympics will be held on January 5, 6, 7, 12 and 13, 2007 at The Esplanade ( behind SM Mall of Asia)
Participants for this event include Show FX Australia Pty. Ltd., Glorious Group of China, Nico Lünig Event of Germany, Astondoa Piroteknia of Spain, Bright Star Fireworks of Denmark, Flash Art GmbH of Poland, Pyro Studios of Canada, Westcoast Fireworks Ltd. of the United Kingdom and Melrose Pyrotechnics of the United States. La Mancha of the Philippines was the host company.
Prior to the opening of Mall of Asia, this is the only building here in the reclamated area. Church goers can experience solemnity while praying inside the church because of tranquil surrounding. I hope that will still be the same now that the place was commercialized with the opening of Mall of Asia
The church was said to be built also by the Sy family (owner of SM Mall of Asia).
Wearing of shorts, sleeveless shirt and sleepers is not allowed in the church.
Travel the whole Philippines in this Heritage Park.
Unfortunately, the park was reduced in land area to give way for future development of some government projet. There was a plan to relocate the said park at the reclamation area at Paranaque City but until now the project has not started.
The only area left was the Mayon Volcano.
The church was built by the Sy family, owner of the SM Mall of Asia.
The church is included in their blueprint to re-create the complex as an urban centre.