Cubao Travel Guide

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Cubao Things to Do

  • Gateway

    When I was a little girl my only choices were: 1) Rustan's (Thank God it's in Gateway)2) Ali Mall (well, it's still there where it is)3) SM Cubao (still there)4) Farmer's Market (still there)5)CubaoX (Marikina Shoe Expo)...about to be gone because of Manhattan Gardens City, the biggest & most ambitious condo project of Araneta Group & Megaworld,...

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  • Camp Aguinaldo, my 1st Philippine...

    There are lots to do here. The Department of National Defense is here, The Philippine Logistics Command, The National Defense College, etcetera, etcetera...Oh, you can play golf here (our house was very near the golf course...it was our playground), you can inline skate (yes, I did that too) or roller skate, you can go biking, visit the doctor...

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  • After Dinner Constitutional

    After dinner in one of the numerous restaurants in Araneta Center, you can take your constitutional around the area. It is well-lit and relatively safe. : )

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Cubao Restaurants

  • Chinese food w/o MSG (according to them)

    This place is almost always full during lunch and dinner, but during "dead hours" within mall time, you will appreciate its spaciousness. The servers are friendly and will give you full attention during these "dead hours", but when the place is full, they get a bit rattled because a customer from this table wants this and another concern from...

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  • Food Revolution

    The restaurant is well appointed and clean. The decor is made out of native materials and I loved the light treatments with blue bottles. :)The crew are neatly dressed and well-trained.The food is reasonable priced and delicious. All dishes are for sharing. :) I loved the halaan soup and the squid dish.I just about had a liter of their sago and...

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Cubao Transportation

  • Metro Rail Transit

    From Makati (Ayala Station) up to Cubao-Araneta Station, the fare is 12 Pesos, From Cubao-Araneta Station, to Ayala Station, is 12 Pesos again. There's a special section for the elderly, for women and the handicapped. (well, it's more of an EL train than a subway, but...) =)

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  • Ride the Metro Rail Transit

    From Makati Ride a Bus w/ sign CubaoMRT from Ayala or Buendia to CubaoFrom Quezon City(North)MRTPublic utility jeep(look for the Sign:Cubao)From Quezon City(West)MRTPublic Utility Jeep w/ sign Cubao FXFrom MarikinaMRTFX/Bus/PUJ w/ sign Cubao

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Cubao Shopping

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    by julia_r Written Mar 27, 2008

    Gateway Mall is complete environment designed for the sophisticated shopper. Housed in a five level building with a small indoor floating oasis/garden at the center, the mall offers the good choices of shopping stores, dining restaurants and entertainment centers.

    What to buy: Shoppers can buy a lot of things, from the various Mens' and Ladies' clothes shop, Shoes and Bags, Children's wear, sports and hobby shops and bookstores. There is also a Rustan's Supermarket at the second level where you can buy your grocery needs, meat, fresh veggies and fruits, dried fish, etc.

    The Mall also offers a state of the art Cinema Complex. They have 10 luxuriously appointed movie theatres with 60ft wide screen. There is one Theatre there that has La-Z Boy seats with Vista ticketing system for hassle-free ticket purchase.

    The fastfood is located near the cinemas and Timezone.

    There is also a chapel that offers masses daily and 3 masses on Sunday.

    What to pay: Spending depends on the quantity of things you'd like to purchase. The food in the fast food centers are comparable, a P150 would let you have a standard meal. There are also a lot of named restaurants but of course the meals there are much expensive than that of the fastfood, considering too the ambiance of these restaurant.

    There is a coffee shop located at the center of the oasis i mentioned earlier.

    Almost all of the shops there accepts credit cards. There are also a lot of Foreign Exchange counters nearby.

    Floating Oasis/Garden logo Palm trees inside the mall Gateway Mall Food Stations
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Cubao Warnings and Dangers

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    by nixca316 Written Mar 4, 2007

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    If it's just Araneta Center, it's a generally safe place...most of the places are safe, but you'll never know if there are lurkers there....don't pass the streets without lamposts...it's better safe than sorry, right?

    If you don't have a choice but to walk alone, be sure to pass by busy roads.

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Cubao Tourist Traps

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    by julia_r Updated May 24, 2010

    Since Quezon City is a big place, there are a lot of people, residents and as well as passers by.
    The Araneta Center is one of those places jammed pack specially on holidays, and the night before a long weekend vacation. A lot of travelers go to the place to their rides back to their hometowns.

    When there's too much crowd, there are more chances of snatchers.

    Unique Suggestions: Don't go with the masses. Schedule your visits on these places on regular days...weekends are Ok as long as not on those described above.

    Fun Alternatives: Stay at home or go to another place. You can go to other malls nearby.

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  • The Carnival @ Araneta Center

    Araneta Center, Quezon City being the center of Quezon City has links to many places, far or near. Its like everything you need is there...being older too than Makati City...it has transformed its old look to a new vibrant atmosphere making it competitive to the other places. This is my favorite part of Quezon City...its my shopping place when i...

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  • Cubao, REBORN!

    *Gateway*Gateway Cineplex*Bistro's Garden*Eat my favorite food in Jumbo Jap,Fastfood Center of Gateway*Taco Bell*Clowns in Araneta*Araneta Coliseum Oh Im always here...bec. the building where I work lies in the busy place of Cubao. Huge changes had transpired before & after the Gateway was built.I dont wana think that Gateway was built & inspired...

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