3.7 Shopping and entertainment
Times Plaza, a small shopping centre, is located along U.N. Avenue corner Taft Avenue across the Regional Office. It has restaurants and stores.
In the vicinity of the Regional Office is the Ermita “tourist belt” (Mabini and M.H. Del Pilar Streets), with many local handicraft and antique shops. Robinson’s Place, a shopping mall within walking distance of the Regional Office, has a large variety of shops, boutiques, gift shops, restaurants and specialty stores.
Roxas Boulevard is well known for its large number of restaurants and night clubs. Many large hotels as well as the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the Folk Arts Theatre and the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) are located on Roxas Boulevard.
There are modern shopping centres in Makati and Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, which are about 30 to 45 minutes by car or taxi from the Regional Office. These commercial centres have a large number of restaurants, modern air-conditioned cinemas, food and department stores and assorted outlets for electrical equipment and appliances, furniture, clothing, pharmaceuticals, jewerly, books, etc. The stores are generally open from 10:00 to 19:00 or 20:00.