Baby, JetSet, Go Destination Guide: Makati

Makati – The Central Business District

In Makati, you’ll feel like you’re at the center of the most important business and international relations in the Phillipines. Walk through streets that feature towering skyscrapers, sleek architecture and all of the convenience you can find in any major city around the world. Makati is one of the central business districts of the metro area of Manila, the capital of the Republic of the Phillippines.

Makati is also one of the most densely populated areas in the Phillipines, meaning that it’s a vibrant hub of cosmopolitan life. The population of this small city, at the heart of metro Manila, is more than 500,000 people. Although the city is distinctly Philippino, it is also home to many ex-patriates.

Being the economic capital of the Philippines has its advantages. For people who love shopping, food, or all the pleasures of cosmopolitan life. Top shopping malls include the Ayala Center and Rockwell Center. You can also enjoy world-class service in hotels like the famous luxury Peninsula Manila, the Shangri-La Hotel Makati and the Intercontinental Hotel Manila.

See the tallest buildings in the Philippines by visiting PBCom Tower or the G.T. International Tower. From the top of these stunning skyscrapers, you can soak in views of the vibrant skylines in metro Manila and the surrounding areas.

Makati also has the advantage of being pedestrian-friendly. You can walk nearly anywhere in the city center, and travel throughout the Central Business District (CBD). When visiting metro Manila, definitely take an afternoon to stroll through the central business district. Soak in the hustle-and-bustle of international trade and business, and marvel at the skyscrapers created by the enormous power of international corporations.

In Makati, don’t miss a walking tour of the Ayala Triangle. The Ayala area of the city is the heart of the cosmopolitan culture found in Makati. Ayala Triangle is home to a beautiful park near the Philippine Stock Exchange where you can unwind and enjoy the city. You might want to visit the park before you do all of your heavy shopping at the world-class Ayala Shopping Center. It’s also home to a variety of chic cafes and restaurants, featuring food from around the world — everything from American burgers to Korean barbeque.

Here you’ll be sure to soak up the world-class food, culture, shopping and convenience that showcase the Philippines as a partner on the world stage. For people who love a taste of big-city life and excitement, Makati is the place to be.

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