Bay City – yet another new city in Manila
Bay City is located in the City of Pasay. This thriving new City has risen to become one of Manila’s world class entertainment, residential and business districts. Built on reclaimed land, Bay City has become a Vegas style development. It features casinos as well as scores of residential buildings, hotels, shopping malls, offices, resorts, amusements parks and theatres.
A few of the main features of Bay City is Mall of Asia (MOA), drawing over 200,000 people per day to the area, along with Solaire Casino and City of Dreams (Crown) Casino. Mall of Asia (MOA), is the eleventh largest shopping mall in the world. It has everything you could imagine including Imax cinema, dozens of restaurants, ten pin bowling, amusement arcades, etc. However, it’s the surrounding area that is also very attractive.
Right next to MOA is one of my favourite places in Manila, Seaside Boulevard. Seaside Boulevard is almost two kilometers in length. It has become a very popular destination for those wanting to experience a real beach-side, boulevard style set up. At night time, Seaside Boulevard really comes alive. There are epic sunsets, plenty of lights, regular firework displays, live local bands, buskers, amusement park and plenty of action and entertainment.
Another place to check out is The Roadhouse Manila Bay. This is a saloon style expat bar with a US/biker theme. It makes you feel like you have stepped into a mid-western US bar. This bar is reasonably priced and has great live blues/rock bands seven nights a week. If you enjoy some good blues and rock, its well worth checking out.
World class performances
Another nearby attraction is the Mall Of Asia Arena, which has played host to many major events including the very first UFC in the Philippines, Monster Jam Motorsport event, WWE and regularly hosting local and international music acts which have included the likes of Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Rhianna, Aerosmith, Maroon 5 and Lady Gaga to name but a few.
If you are looking for something different to the usual Makati entertainment district, then Bay City is certainly a place to consider. There really is a lot to see and do. There is a massive spectrum of entertainment to suit all sorts of people and budgets.