Visit a Dermatologist :)
There is a rise in Medical Tourism in the Philippines and even though there is no category for this kind of tip in VT I felt that I have to write down a tip to contribute to this growing phenomenon.
If you are looking for a good dermatologist or good cosmetic surgery service while in the Philippines, go to Belo's at The Podium or Mega Atrium. The front desk staff are very professional and the medical staff are efficient, well-trained and have very good doctor-patient skills.
The post procedure care is very good and the staff calls the patient to follow-up on his/her status before the follow-up check-up after every procedure. Mind you, the services provided by the Belo Group are more expensive than others.
There are two Belo Clinics in the Ortigas Center area. Both branches are conveniently located in malls. :) Below are contact details for the branches in The Podium and The Atrium at the SM Megamall.
There was a time when this was considered as the biggest mall in Asia because of the long stretch. There are boutiques, department stores, famous restaurant chains, food courts, specialty stores, gadgets, appliances, a supermarket, bookstores, ice skating rink, mega trade halls, movie houses, etecetera, etecetera...there's even a Catholic Chapel on the 5th floor (but people from all religions and all walks of life are welcome)
My advise to tourists: Don't visit on a Sunday or when there's a mall-wide sale. Why? There's usually a stampede there. =) I'm exaggerating? Maybe, but still, it helps to be careful.
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I love going to this mall because everything inside are sights for sore eyes! I'm not kidding. Well, if you're bargain hunting, this is not the place to go.
If you're looking for signature items, this is the place (they claim to be slightly more affordable than Hong Kong).
There are lots of casual fine dining restaurants too. There's a Streetscape section where there are band performances for free every weekend starting for 9 in the evening.
There are theaters and it is also commuter friendly (it is connected to the MRT).
For more info, just visit their website. =)
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