22 Mar 2011
Here's how to get to this mall by jeepney, bus and LRT/MRT.
From Alabang, Metropolis Starmall, Sucat, Bicutan, Festival Mall, Filinvest City, southern Tagalog provinces of Batangas, Laguna and Quezon and all areas near to these locations.
In Alabang near Metropolis, ride a bus with "Fairview" sign. This bus will take the approximately 26.5 kilometers distance from Alabang up to Kamias corner EDSA where you must get off. Fromc the corner of Kamias and EDSA where a Jollibee is located, go to the other side of EDSA where the opposite road of Kamias is Kamuning Road. At the corner of Kamuning and EDSA, there's a lot of jeepneys that stop to pick up passengers. Ride a jeepney with "Welcome Rotonda Timog" or "Pantranco Roces Timog" sign. Don't ride "Quiapo Welcome Rotonda" as this jeepney takes different route.
You will get off at a part of Boy Scout Circle where Imperial Palace stands. Imperial Palace is at the corner of Tomas Morato and Timog, but because there's a rotonda or roundabout at this intersection, it's important that you alight at the part of Boy Scout Circle that's near to your destination and in this case Imperial Palace is near to IL Terrazzo. Besides, the only familiar landmark to all drivers is Imperial Palace. So, ask the driver to drop you off at "Imperial Palace". Once you got off exactly where I said, IL Terrazzo is already visible from the distance, located to the left of Tomas Morato. Imperial Palace is at your right, walk towards the next street which is Scout Madrinan, and to the left corner is the IL Terrazzo.
From Mall of Asia or MOA, Pasay Rotonda, Taft, Harrison Street, Heritage Hotel, Metropoint Mall, Mantrade, Southgate Mall, Ayala Avenue, Magallanes, Guadalupe, JP Rizal, Pasig, Mandaluyong, EDSA-Crossing, Shangri-la Plaza, Megamall, Boni, Greenhills, Santolan and areas near to MRT-3 Stations.
Go to the nearest MRT Station such as Taft Station if you're from MOA, Heritage and Harrison; Magallanes if you're from Mantrade; Ayala Station if you're from Ayala Avenue Greenbelt and Glorietta; Guadalupe Station if you're from Fort Bonifacio, Market Market and JP Rizal; Boni Station if you're from Gabby's and Mandaluyong; Shaw Boulevard Station; Ortigas Station; Anapolis Santolan Station, etc.
Ride a north bound train and get off at GMA Kamuning Station. From the train station walk towards Timog Avenue corner EDSA where GMA 7 Network Inc Channel 7's big building is located. Along Timog Avenue near corner EDSA, jeepneys with "Cubao Arayat" sign pass through. They stop for a while to pick up passengers. Ride one of these jeepneys and pay minimum fare. Get off at Scout Ybardolaza Street. No need to remember this because the jeepney will turn left on Ybardolaza from Timog Avenue. So, once the jeep turns left from Timog, alight.
Walk along Timog towards the opposite end until you see the Boy Scout Circle and the Imperial Palace at the corner of Timog Avenue and Tomas Morato. Turn right onto Tomas Morato, walk further until you see IL Terrazzo Mall to your left at the corner of Tomas Morato and Scout Madrinan Street.
From Cavite, Imus, Tagaytay, Alabang-Zapote Road, South Mall, Baclaran, Paranaque and other areas near to these locations.
Ride any bus or jeepney bound to Baclaran. In Baclaran, there are terminals of buses, MMDA Bus terminal, located at the service road of Roxas Boulevard in front of the gate of Redemptorist Church.
Now you have 2 options: Slow 2-ride and Fast 3-ride.
Ride a bus with "Fairview" sign. This bus will traverse the approximately 15 kilometers distance from Baclaran up to Kamias corner EDSA where you must alight. It's slow and takes longer time of commuting because of heavy traffic along the way and because of extended time drivers spend in loading terminals. That's the first ride. For the second ride, please refer to Route #1 and read the part after the commuter gets off at Kamias corner EDSA.
From Baclaran, still at the bus terminal, ride any bus except the bus with "Ayala Leveriza" on its sign. You can ride bus with "Monumento", "Fairview" or "Novaliches" sign. Only make sure it doesn't have the word "Ayala Leveriza". Ask the conductor to drop you off at Mantrade. From drop off point, walk towards MRT-3 Magallanes Station and ride a north bound train. Why Magallanes Station, instead of Taft Station? Because Taft Station is jam-packed all the time. It's always like a sardines, too crowded and you need to be patient in getting ticket. But if you have a prepaid card or stored value card, then take Taft Station. But if you have to buy card or ticket first, then the smart thing to do is to ride the train in Magallanes Station where it's more comfortable, the number of passengers buying card is manageable.
Alight at GMA Kamuning Station. That's your second ride. For your third ride, please refer to Route #2 and read the part where the commuter rides a jeepney along Timog near corner EDSA.
From Espana, Quiapo, UST, Dimasalang, Lacson Avenue, Araneta Avenue, Welcome Rotonda and other areas near to these locations.
First you need to get to Welcome Rotonda. Ride any jeepney or bus that passes through Welcome Rotonda. In Welcome Rotonda, the sign of jeepneys that plies the route that pass through near IL Terrazzo contains either "Proj. 2-3" or "Timog". Now, confusion might arise that will lead to wrong direction. That's because there are also jeepneys from Quiapo with the same sign, "Proj. 2-3", that pass by Welcome Rotonda. Do not ride any of these jeepneys. They take different route, via E. Rodrigues Avenue. You will get lost the moment you ride a Project 2-3 bound jeepney from Quiapo.
What you do is go across E. Rodriguez where the Project 2-3 bound via Timog jeepney stop to pick up passengers. These jeepneys are the ones who pick up passengers in EDSA-Kamuning. They take Quezon Avenue from Welcome Rotonda and turn right onto Timog Avenue. So the key here is Quezon Avenue route and not E. Rodriguez. Ride one of these jeepneys and ask driver to drop you off at Imperial Palace, that's the common reference known to driver. Don't say IL Terrazo or Boy Scout Circle. Imperial Palace is the known landmark there. As soon as you get off, you'll see the huge building of Imperial Palace Suites. Go towards the direction of Imperial Palace Suites.
Once you're standing in front of Imperial Palace, specifically at the part where 7-11 store is located. IL Terrazzo is already visible from the distance to the left of Tomas Morato. Just walk towards the next street that intersects Tomas Morato which is Scout Madrinan, cross the road to get near IL Terrazzo.
From Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Bagong Barrio, R. Papa, 5th Avenue, Tondo and other areas near to these locations.
Ride any bus or jeepney bound to Monumento. In Monumento or 5th Avenue corner Rizal Avenue, ride a bus going to Makati or Cubao via EDSA. Ask the conductor to drop you off at MRT. Actually, all buses that pass through EDSA stops at MRT-3 North Station because a lot of commuters alight there to ride train. So, as for you, get off too at North Station of MRT-3.
Ride a south bound train or train bound to Taft Station, get off at GMA Kamuning Station and follow the direction given in Route #2. Just read the part after the commuter gets off the train at GMA Kamuning Station.
This is the route I recommend because all buses passing through EDSA takes EDSA Kamuning flyover and you need to walk way too far if you choose to alight at the unloading station located before the bus ascends the flyover.
From Pampanga, Bulacan, Novaliches and other areas near to these lcoations.
Ride an FX going to either SM City North EDSA or Trinoma. Walk to North Station of MRT-3. Ride a train bound to Taft, get off at GMA Kamuning Station and follow the direction given in Route #2. Just read the part after the commuter getS off the train at GMA Kamuning Station.
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