Information on the Philippines and Manila

Shopping and entertainment

Times Plaza, a small shopping centre, is located along United Nations Avenue corner Taft Avenue, across the Regional Office. It has restaurants and stores.

Robinson's Place, a shopping mall within walking distance from the Regional Office, has a large variety of shops, boutiques, gift shops, restaurants and specialty stores.

Roxas Boulevard is well known for its large boardwalk, 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, are located on Roxas Boulevard.

There are modern shopping centres in Makati and Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, which are about 30 to 45 minutes' travel 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, jewellery, books, etc. The stores are generally open from 10:00 to 21:00.


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