25 Dec 2011

SM MOA Eye Giant Ferris Wheel: Newest Tourist Destination

  • 25 Dec 2011
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  • The biggest and tallest Ferris Wheel in the Philippines has finally arrived and now rolls over western sky of Manila bay behind, albeit slowly. The giant Ferris wheel is situated right at the back of SM Mall of Asia, most popularly known as SM MOA Esplanade. When I got to see it first hand, I could't help but to reminisce of the magnificent sight of Singapore Flyer, the world's largest Giant Observation Wheel. For one thing, they both turn very slowly. Like Singapore Flyer, MOA Eye Ferris Wheel doesn't stop to unload and load passengers. The slow speed of the Ferris Wheel allows passengers who had completed the cycle to alight and for waiting passengers to ride with little help from the crew.

    SM MOA Eye Giant Ferris Wheel
    MOA Eye Ferris Wheel has 36 passenger cars. Surely, lots of you who would come to MOA will be tempted to go and try it. You simply couldn't resist the attraction. So here's the important answer to your question. The fee is Php 150.00 per person, and it's good only for one complete revolution. Before you frown, let me say that you get to enjoy it because it takes almost 9 minutes for passengers to complete one cycle inside MOA Eye Ferris Wheel car.

    So, get there. Enjoy the ride!

    How to get to MOA Giant Eye Ferris Wheel? It's big so you get to see it from afar when you're within SM MOA complex. For driving directions, commuting guide by jeepney, bus and LRT/MRT train, go to How To Get To Mall Of Asia Or MOA
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    15 Dec 2011

    Bicol Express Train Update

  • 15 Dec 2011
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  • PNR Bicol Express Train trip to Albay has been symbolically laid out to the railway route map with the test run conducted on December 7 from PNR Tutuban Central Station that ended in Ligao City. Unfortunately, regular trip to Ligao will not happen until next year. There are quite a lot of issues that need to be fixed. Until then, Bicol Express Train only serves train commuters from Tutuban down to Naga City.

    FLASH!!!
    We have update dated April 1, 2012. PNR Train Now Goes To Ligao Albay. To read the update, click here. This post contains relevant information so I still suggest reading it. The April 1 update tackles today's departure and arrival schedules as well as fare rates.

    Yesterday, I went to PNR Tutuban Central Station to gather valuable information for frequently asked questions from our readers.

    Here are the important things you should know in going to Bicol Region via PNR Bicol Express Train for now:

    • Bicol Express Train now serves passengers to Naga City daily.
    • Time of departure in Tutuban is 6:30 pm.
    • Estimated time of arrival in Naga City is 4:30 am.
    • Fare Rate for Sleeper Coach is Php 665.00/head flat rate. Applies to all stations in between Naga City and Tutuban. No discount is given to senior citizens.
    • Fare Rate for Reclining Aircon is Php 548.00/ head with 20% discount for senior citizens. Rate varies from station to station.
    • Payment Accepted is cash only.
    • You can make reservation one week before your trip.
    • You must confirm your reservation by calling 319 0041 local 104 and 105.
    • If you're taking Bicol Express Train from other stations or stopovers, payment is made inside the train through train conductors.
    • There's no canteen/cafeteria on-board. So, make sure you have enough provisions.
    • Expect no pillow and blanket on your sleeper coach.

    Watch for upcoming updates on Bicol Express Train opening of Ligao and Legazpi City routes from Manila by regularly visiting this blog or subscribe via email.
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    10 Dec 2011

    How To Commute To Newport City & Resort World Manila

  • 10 Dec 2011
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  • The nearest LRT-1 Station to Newport City and Resort World Manila, commute wise, is EDSA Station. The nearest MRT-3 Station, commute wise, is Taft Station. These stations are situated at EDSA corner Taft Avenue, most popularly known as Pasay Rotunda. There are two ways you can get to Newport City and Resort World Manila from Pasay Rotunda on public transportation:

    NAIA Shuttle at its Bus Stop in Newport City
    Maxims, Resort World & Remington are at the back
    Convenient way to commute to Newport City - One ride by NAIA Shuttle Bus with its terminal located at Pasay Rotunda. Ride this bus and alight at Newport City. The bus will stop at NAIA-3 then it will go to Newport City. UPDATE: 2 bus stops now in Newport City. Read new post so that you know where to alight. Go to How to get to Newport City destinations via Airport Loop. If you don't know the location of NAIA Shuttle in Pasay Rotunda, CLICK HERE. Newport City & Resort World Manila is situated opposite NAIA-3.

    Star Cruise Bldg is located at jeepney loading &
    unloading and NAIA Bus Stop in Resort World Manila
    Commute to Newport City by jeepneys - By two jeepney rides you can get to Resort World Manila. From MRT-3 TAft Station and LRT-1 EDSA Station, go to the north bound lane of EDSA and wait for a jeepney with "Nichols Andrews Ave NAIA-3" sign. The loading area is past MRT Station towards Aurora Blvd flyover that you see from the train station. You can also get inside Genesis Bus Terminal and look for the terminal of these jeepneys.





    UPDATE 27 SEP 2015: The direction below (From MRT & LRT) is no longer recommended because you can now take the Newport Free Shuttle from unloading area of jeepneys from Pasay Rotunda/MRT/LRT to Resorts World Manila and other buildings and destinations inside Newport City. Please read my latest article that will guide you on how to get to any spot in Newport City via NCEA Free Shuttle. Go to Commute Guide to Newport City Buildings & Spots via Free Shuttle Bus

    From MRT and LRT
    This jeepney turns right onto Aurora Blvd and turns left on Andrews Ave. Ride one of these jeepneys, pay minimum and alight once driver stops the jeep at loading area in the big roundabout before NAIA-3. At the center of roundabout is the sculpture that you see in this photo. Walk towards jeepney stop along NAIA-3 complex and wait for a jeepney with "Ft Bonifacio Star Cruise Gate 4" sign in the front and "Nichols Ikot" in both sides. The terminal of these jeepneys are explained below: For driving directions, click here.

    You need to ride another jeepney even if you're already in NAIA-3 complex because Resort World is way too far from the roundabout. Pay minimum and ask driver to drop you off at "Star Cruise" or "Resort World". The driver always say "Star Cruise" instead of Resort World because Star Cruise building is situated right at jeepney stop in which passengers must alight and ride. From the building, Resort World Manila and other important destinations in Newport City can already be seen.





    Two Terminals of Jeepneys That Pass By Newport City And Resort World Manila


    Andrews Avenue - This terminal is located in front of Barangay 183 Hall, a building you can make out from where you would get ofF the jeep from Pasay Rotunda. This is the terminal of the jeepney mentioned above. This is where to ride if you're coming from Baclaran, Roxas Blvd, Heritage Hotel, Pasay Rotunda and MRT/LRT stations of Taft and EDSA as well as from Cavite, Bacoor, Imus and other places in Cavite. You don't need to ride the jeep in this terminal if you can just go to the jeepney stop located along Andrews Ave NAIA-3 side which is nearer to where you would get off from the jeep that comes from Baclaran and Pasay Rotunda. Pay minimum and alight at Star Cruise or Resort World.

    Nichols Jeepney Terminal - This terminal is located to the other side of Newport City vicinity near SLEX and Fort Bonifacio. It's opposite Villamor Golf Course which you can make out from the distance. This terminal serves commuters from Guadalupe, Bonifacio Global City or BGC, Market Market, Alabang, Bicutan, Sucat, Taguig, Muntinlupa and areas nearby as well as those commuters from provinces of Batangas, Laguna and Quezon. You need to walk across SLEX via Nichols Field Bridge through which private motorist pass. The sign in front of jeepneys here reads "NAIA-3 Star Cruise Resort World Andrews Ave" and "Nichols Ikot" in both sides. Pay minimum. From the terminal, the jeepney takes Sales Road and turns right onto Andrews Ave. Alight approximately 210 meters after the jeepney turns right onto Andrews Avenue from Sales Road. Star Cruise, the building that serves as landmark is located right at the loading and unloading area (in first photo above).

    How To Get To Resort World Manila From Different Locations Of Metro Manila & Nearby Provinces






    Route #1

    From stations of LRT-1, e.g., Roosevelt, Balintawak, Monumento, 5th Ave, R. Papa, Abad Santos, Blumentritt, Tayuman, Bambang, Doroteo Jose, Carriedo, Central Terminal Arroceros, United Nations, Pedro Gil, Quirino Ave, Vijavascript:void(0)to Cruz, Gil Puyat and Libertad.

    Ride a train bound for "Baclaran". Alight at EDSA Station. Use the footbridge and walk across EDSA and go to EDSA's northbound lane and ride jeep with "Nichols Andrews Ave NAIA-3" or "Terminal 3" sign. Follow direction given above in "From MRT & LRT" and refer to "Two Terminals of Jeepneys That Pass By Newport City And Resort World Manila: AnGdrews Avenue Terminal".

    Route #2

    From all stations of LRT-2: Santolan, Katipunan, Anonas, Araneta Center Cubao, Betty Go Belmonte, Gilmore, J. Ruiz, V. Mapa, Pureza, Legarda and Recto.

    Ride a train bound for Recto. Alight at Recto Station. Use the footbridge that connects Recto Station to LRT-1 Doroteo Jose Station. Take a train bound for "Baclaran". Alight at EDSA Station. Follow direction at Route #1.

    Route #3

    From all stations of MRT-3: North, Quezon Avenue, GMA Kamuning, Araneta Center Cubao, Santolan, Ortigas, Shaw Boulevard, Boni, Guadalupe, Buendia, Ayala Center, Magallanes and Taft.

    Ride a train bound for Taft. Alight at Taft Station. Exit MRT Station at northbound lane of EDSA. A McDonal's, alongside Dunkin Donut, Chowking and Sogo, is situated at that side. Follow direction given in the first paragraph of this article. Read "From MRT & LRT" above. Refer to Andrew Avenue Terminal.

    Route #4

    From Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Bagon Barrio and areas nearby.

    Ride a jeep, a bus or taxi and head to a nearest LRT-1 Station. Take a train bound for "Baclaran" and follow direction in Route #1.

    Route #5

    From Bulacan, Pampanga, Subic, Angels, Tarlac and other provinces of Northern Luzon.

    Ride a bus, jeepney or FX bound for Manila. You can ride a bus or jeepney bound for Blumentritt or Doroteo Jose. Take a train bound for Baclaran. Follow direction given in Route #1. You can also ride a bus bound for Cubao or Kamuning. In that case, ride a train at MRT-3 Kamuning or Araneta Cubao Station, alight at Taft Station and follow direction given in Route #3. If you ride an FX headed to Trinoma, ride train bound for Taft at North Station which is connected to Trinoma.

    Route #6

    From SM City Marikina, Sta Lucia East, Robinson's Metro East and other areas nearby.

    If you want a fast travel, go to Santolan Station of LRT-2. Ride a train bound for Recto. Follow direction at Route #2.

    Route #7

    From Cainta, Taytay, Rosario, Ortigas Ave Ext, Ever Ortigas and areas nearby. From Cainta and Taytay, ride a bus that plies the route to Quiapo, then take a train bound for Baclaran - Route #1. Or you can ride a jeepney or FX bound for Cubao. Take a train bound for Taft at Araneta Center Cubao Station - Route #3.

    Route #8

    From Eastwood City

    You can also ride the free shuttle to Newport City from Eastwood City. For details, talk to officers at the Information of Eastwood Mall. Go to Resort World Manila: Most Exciting Integrated Destination in Manila. Otherwise, ride a jeepney bound for Cubao. Take a train bound for Recto Station at LRT-2 Araneta Center Cubao Station or a train bound for Taft at MRT-3 Araneta Center Cubao Station. Follow direction given in Route #1 or #3.

    Route #9

    From Novaliches, Quirino Avenue, SM Novaliches and other areas nearby. Ride a jeepney bound for Blumentritt, take a LRT-1 train bound for Baclaran. Follow direction at Route #1.

    Route #10

    From Market Market

    Ride a jeep with "Gate 3" sign at jeepney terminal located outside Metro Market Market. The jeepney will take you to its other terminal near SLEX. Walk across SLEX via Nichols Field Bridge towards Nichols Jeepney Terminal. Follow direction given above in "Nichols Jeepney Terminal".

    Route #11

    From Guadalupe

    Ride a jeepney with "Fort Bonifacio MarketMarket Gate 3 Guadalupe" signs in both sides and "Gate 3" sign in the front. Alight at the other terminal near SLEX. Walk across SLEX via Nichols Field Bridge towards Nichols Jeepney Terminal. Follow direction given above in "Nichols Jeepney Terminal".

    Route #12

    From Alabang, Muntinlupa, Festival Mall, Filinvest City, Metropolis Starmall and areas nearby.

    Ride a jeepney with "Alabang - Pasay Rotunda" sign. Alight at Fort Bonifacio. Walk across SLEX towards Nichols Jeepney Terminal. Follow direction above in "Nichols Jeepney Terminal".

    Route #13

    From Baclaran

    In Roxas Boulevard, go to jeepney loading area near Redemptorist Church or the one near Airport Road. Wait for jeepney with "Nichols Andrew Ave Terminal 3" or "Nichols Andrews Ave NAIA-3" sign. Ride this jeep, pay minimum and alight at unloading area that explained in the first paragraph of this post. Follow direction given in "Two Terminals of Jeepneys That Pass By Newport City And Resort World Manila: Andrews Avenue" above.

    Route #14

    From Tagaytay, Imus, Dasmarinas and other areas in Cavite province.

    Ride a bus, jeepney or FX bound for Baclaran. Once in Baclaran, go to the loading area near Redemptorist or Airport Road. Wait for a jeepney with "Nichols Andrew Ave Terminal 3" or "Nichols Andrews Ave NAIA-3" sign. Follow direction given in Route #13.

    Route #15

    From NAIA Terminal 1 and 2

    You can ride a free shuttle bus bound for Terminal 3. Resort World is located across NAIA-3. For details, go to NAIA 1-2-3 Shuttle Bus: Easy Way To Get To & From NAIA Terminals. Or ride a public bus that passes by Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 bound for Fairvew, alight at Baclaran. Follow direction in Route #13.

    Route #16

    From SM Mall of Asia

    Ride a jeepney with "Malibay" sign and alight at MRT-3 Taft Station. Ride a jeepney with "Nichols Andrews Ave Terminal 3" sign. Follow direction given above in "From MRT and LRT" and "Two Terminals of Jeepneys That Pass By Newport City And Resort World Manila: Andrews Avenue".

    Location Map: Newport City and Resort World Manila
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    9 Dec 2011

    Christmas Lanes 2011: To Quiapo Via Ayala Blvd

  • 9 Dec 2011
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  • This Christmas Lane can be used by private motorists from Roxas Blvd, Mabini, T.M. Kalaw, Padre Burgos and Taft Avenue. Christmas Lanes are known also as Mabuhay Lanes and can be used as alternate routes anytime of the year to avoid bottlenecks in main thoroughfares.

    Ayala Blvd is the road next to T.M. Kalaw if you're driving on Taft Avenue's northbound lane. That means you're coming from Pedro Gil and U.N. Avenue.

    From Taft Avenue - Turn right onto Ayala Blvd.

    From Roxas Boulevard - Turn right onto T.M. Kalaw, turn left on Taft Ave (LRT runs above Taft), then turn right onto Ayala Blvd.

    From Mabini Street - Right to Kalaw, left on Taft and turn right onto Ayala Blvd.

    From Padre Burgos Street - Take the lane under road signs that read "Malacanang", "Finance Rd" and "Ayala Blvd" which is to the right of Padre Burgos. Keep driving straight and cross Taft Ave.

    Drive on the middle of Ayala Blvd all the way, cross Pasig River via Ayala Bridge. Immediately change lane to the left and turn left on Carlos Palanca Sr Street, the first intersection with traffic lights.

    Carlos Palanca Sr goes directly to Quiapo. Check if you can park your car along Carlos Palanca before doing so. It might be "Tow-Away Zone" by now. Or you can turn right onto the service road headed to Quezon Blvd where a Pay Parking compound is situated somewhere before pedestrian overpass. What I do whenever I go to Quiapo is to park at customers' parking of Andok's Restaurant, which is located past pedestrian overpass before C.M. Recto Avenue. I would have some meal then I walk towards Quiapo Church.
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    7 Dec 2011

    Christmas Lanes 2011: From EDSA To Greenhills

  • 7 Dec 2011
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  • Christmas Lanes are alternate routes created by MMDA to help private motorists get around Metro Manila to avoid traffic during Christmas Season. Also known as Mabuhay Lanes, these alternate routes are also used all year round.

    Here's how to get to Greenhills from EDSA via one of the Christmas Lanes. Take southbound lane of EDSA and turn right onto Connecticut. If you're not familiar, here are the landmarks. MRT-3 Santolan Station is the nearest train station. Drive past MRT-3 Station. First road to the right of EDSA next to MRT-3 Station is Annapolis Street. Drive past Annapolis Street and turn right onto the next street which is Connecticut. There's a Caltex Gasoline Station at the right corner of EDSA and Connecticut. Opposite Caltex, at the left corner is KFC. Approximate distance between Annapolis Street and Connecticut Street is 550 meters. Drive on Connecticut up to the next junction. Connecticut makes left while a short road appears to the right. You can take Connecticut all the way to its other end which is in Ortigas Avenue. Turn right onto Ortigas Avenue. Keep driving straight and turn right onto Wilson Street and look for a parking entrance. What I do is to take Club Filipino which is past Wilson Street. In Club Filipino I turn right onto the next street to Ortigas Avenue inside Greenhills Shopping Center Complex and immediately right there is the parking area. Back in Connecticut, you can also make right at the road to the right that I've mentioned earlier. Then make right and them left towards Greenhills Shopping Center and follow the road where a lot of Parking Buildings are located along the street.
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    Christmas Lanes 2011: From EDSA To Baclaran

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  • Here's how to get to Baclaran via new Christmas Lane also known as Mabuhay Lanes.

    Take EDSA's southbound lane and drive all the way past Magallanes to Pasay driving on lanes under "Baclaran" road signs. Take the "left turn flyover" next to Magallanes flyover. This flyover is bound for NAIA and Domestic Airport and will take you to Aurora Blvd (Pasay) also known as Tramo. Drive all the way to the other end of Aurora Blvd and turn right onto Airport Road also known as Andrews Avenue in which Aurora Blvd ends. In Airport Road, drive all way past Domestic Road, a main road perpendicular to the left and then cross Quirino Avenue, a major intersection with traffic lights, and then turn right onto the service road of Roxas Blvd.

    Now, you're headed to Redemptorist Church and Redemptorist Road. Turn right onto Redemptorist Road and head towards the gate of Redemptorist Church, make right and park your car right there.

    Here's a tip. Parking your car inside Baclaran Church is safe alright, but getting out is a headache because of traffic. What I do every time I go to Baclaran to buy some stuff is to park in front of McDonald's. I would have some snack, leave the car there, do some shopping and bring them all back to my car. I sometimes hired pedicab when I have too much to carry. That way, getting out of Baclaran is a breeze. I just take either service road of Roxas Blvd and turn right onto EDSA or take Roxas Blvd on my way home to QC.
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    6 Dec 2011

    Jeepney Route Bound For Eastwood City Libis

  • 6 Dec 2011
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  • Jeepney bound for Eastwood City
    The jeepneys that ply the route that passes by Eastwood City have signboards in their front that read any of the following: "EVER Rosario Citibank Libis Eastwood", "De Castro Rosario Floodway" "Citibank Libis IPI Eastwood" and "EVER Rosario De Castro".

    The stopover or loading/unloading for commuters going to Eastwood City is along General Romulo Avenue near corner Aurora Boulevard in Cubao. You can also ride this jeepney along General Romulo Avenue opposite Ali Mall. So, by train, you can get to Eastwood City through the nearest MRT/LRT stations, commute wise,



    which are MRT-3 Araneta Center Cubao Station and LRT-2 Araneta Center Cubao Station. For driving directions, go to Driving Directions To Eastwood City


    How To Commute To Eastwood City From LRT-2 Araneta Center Cubao Station






    This station is located at Aurora Blvd and connected to Gateway Mall. If you got off the train bound for Santolan Station, go down the station and walk along Aurora Boulevard's Santolan bound lane or towards the direction of the train you've ridden until you get to the corner of General Romulo Avenue. See map below. The purple arrow is the direction you take from the station.

    There's a road sign at Aurora cor Gen Romulo as you can see in our second photo below. Also, a Mercury Drug branch is located at the corner of Aurora Boulevard and General Romulo Avenue. If you got off the train bound for Recto Station, walk back towards the origin of the train you've ridden. Walk across General Romulo (Mercury Drug side) and ride a jeepney with any of the aforementioned signs.

    You can also ride a free shuttle bound for Ali Mall opposite loading area for this jeepney. Get inside Gateway Mall, walk towards the opposite end, go down the ground level, exit the mall, the shuttle terminal is right there as you exit. Ride the jeep. Pay minimum and alight at Eastwood City where a pedestrian overpass is located. You will easily know that you're nearing Eastwood City as its tall buildings are
    Aurora Blvd cor Gen Romulo Ave Cubao
    visible from the distance. The jeepney unloading zone in Eastwood City is located just opposite MDC 100 and Citibank buildings with their names visible from the distance. Use the pedestrian overpass to get to Eastwood Avenue, the main road of Eastwood City perpendicular to C-5 where MDC 100 and Citibank Building are located at both corners. Click here to get walking directions from Eastwood Avenue corner C-5 to different destinations inside Eastwood City.






    In the map is the purple arrow towards the jeepney loading areas. You can see 4 jeepney markers.
    Blue arrows are directions from MRT Station. Take either of the two directions.

    How To Commute To Eastwood City From MRT-3 Araneta Center Cubao Station





    This station is located at EDSA and connected to Farmers Plaza. After getting off the train, get inside Farmers Plaza and use the footbridge that links Farmers Plaza to Smart Araneta Coliseum. Follow the directional signs pointing to Araneta Coliseum and Gateway Mall. Exit to the other side of Smart Araneta Coliseum. Refer to the map above. The blue arrow is the walking direction you take from MRT and Farmers Plaza to get to the jeepney loading areas along Romulo. To get there, walk across General Aguinaldo Avenue towards ShopWise. Go to the back of ShopWise via General Roxas Avenue or General McArthur Avenue, the roads that bordered ShopWise to the north and south, respectively.


    Walk further past Araneta Center Bus Terminal eastward until you get to General Romulo Avenue. Ride a jeepney with any of the aforementioned signs. Pay minimum and alight at Eastwood City where a pedestrian overpass is located. You will easily know that you're nearing Eastwood City as its tall buildings are visible from the distance. The jeepney unloading zone for Eastwood City goers is located just opposite MDC 100 and Citibank buildings with their names visible from the distance. Use the pedestrian overpass to get to Eastwood Avenue, the main road of Eastwood City perpendicular to C-5 where MDC 100 and Citibank Building are located at both corners. Click here to get walking directions from Eastwood Avenue corner C-5 to different destinations inside Eastwood City. You can also ride a free shuttle from Smart Araneta Coliseum to Ali Mall. Once you enter Gateway Mall from walkway inside Aranetea Coliseum, go down to the ground floor, exit the mall. The shuttle terminal is just in front of the Gateway Mall entrance.


    How To Get To Eastwood City From Different Locations Of Metro Manila


    Route #1

    From Alabang, Muntinlupa, Pacita, Festival Mall, Filinvest City, Metropolis Starmall, Sucat and provinces of Batangas, Laguna and Quezon including areas near to these locations.

    Jeepney with "De Castro Citibank Rosario" sign
    Option 1. Ride a bus with "Cubao Ibabaw" sign. If you're from far distant province like those mentioned above, you need to get to Alabang where you can ride one of these buses. This is the first route if you prefer to get to the first stop, which is Cubao, by bus. Get off the bus at the unloading station in Farmer's Plaza where MRT-3 Araneta Center Cubao is connected. You can always, ask the conductor to drop you off at Farmer's. A lot of passengers alight there, too. And the bus will stay there a little bit longer to pick up more passengers. Get inside Farmer's Plaza Mall, go up the second floor, use the footbridge that connects Farmer's Plaza and Smart Araneta Coliseum, then follow direction given above in "How To Commute To Eastwood City From MRT-3 Araneta Center Cubao Station". You can also walk to the back of Farmers Plaza and walk past Araneta Coliseum towards General Romulo Avenue.

    Option 2. But if you want to travel fast, then you can ride any bus bound for north of Metro Manila e.g. Monumento, Fairview, Novaliches, etc. Alight at Magallanes Station of MRT-3, ride a north bound train and alight at Araneta Center Cubao Station. Go inside the mall connected to MRT Araneta Center Station. That's Farmer's Plaza. Follow direction given above in "How To Commute To Eastwood City From MRT-3 Araneta Center Cubao Station".

    Route #2

    From Caloocan, Monumento, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Ever Gotesco Grand Central, Bagong Barrio and other nearby areas.

    Jeepney Loading/Unloading in Eastwood City
    Ride bus bound for south of Metro Manila, e.g. "Baclaran Cubao Ibabaw", Alabang Cubao Ibabaw", "Ayala Leveriza Cubao Ibabaw", "Sucat Cubao Ibabaw", etc. Take note of the words "Cubao Ibabaw" on the sign of the bus. Don't ride "Cubao Ilalim" bus as it will not pass by Aurora Boulevard. Get off the bus as it stops before Aurora Boulevard. Walk across EDSA towards Aurora Boulevard corner EDSA. Walk further along along Aurora Boulevard past Gateway Mall and LRT-2 Araneta Center Station until you get to General Romulo Street. It's approximately 600 meters from EDSA to General Romulo. If it's way too far for you to walk, then ride jeepney with "Marikina" sign and alight at General Romulo. Follow direction given above in "How To Commute To Eastwood City From LRT-2 Araneta Center Cubao Station".

    Route #3

    From Bulacan, Pampanga, Subic, Tarlac and other Northern Luzon provinces.

    Eastwood Avenue road sign in Eastwood City
    Option 1. Ride bus bound for Manila via NLEX and alight at Balintawak. In Balintawak along EDSA, ride a bus bound for south of Metro Manila, e.g. "Baclaran Cubao Ibabaw", Alabang Cubao Ibabaw", "Ayala Leveriza Cubao Ibabaw", "Sucat Cubao Ibabaw", etc. Take note of the words "Cubao Ibabaw" on the sign of the bus. Don't ride "Cubao Ilalim" bus as it will not pass by Aurora Boulevard. Get off the bus at the unloading area in EDSA-Aurora Boulevard intersection. Walk across EDSA towards Aurora Boulevard corner EDSA. Walk further along along Aurora Boulevard past Gateway Mall and LRT-2 Araneta Center Station until you get to General Romulo Street. It's approximately 600 meters from EDSA to General Romulo. If it's way too far for you to walk, then ride jeepney with "Marikina" sign and alight at General Romulo. Follow direction given above in "How To Commute To Eastwood City From LRT-2 Araneta Center Cubao Station".

    Option 2. There are some FX bound for Trinoma and SM North EDSA from some locations in these provinces especially in Bulacan. For commuters coming from those areas, ride one of those FX and once you get to either SM North City or Trinoma, just walk to MRT-3 North Station. Ride a train bound for Taft and alight at Araneta Center Cubao Station. Go inside the mall connected to MRT Araneta Center Station. That's Farmer's Plaza. Follow direction given above in "How To Commute To Eastwood City From MRT-3 Araneta Center Cubao Station".

    Route #4

    From Novaliches, Fairview, UP Diliman, Ayala UP Technohub, SM Fairview, Philcoa, Elliptical Road of Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City Hall and other nearby areas.

    Ride bus bound for south of Metro Manila, e.g. "Baclaran Cubao Ibabaw", Alabang Cubao Ibabaw", "Ayala Leveriza Cubao Ibabaw", "Sucat Cubao Ibabaw", etc. Take note of the words "Cubao Ibabaw" on the sign of the bus. Don't ride "Cubao Ilalim" bus as it will not pass by Aurora Boulevard. Get off the bus at the unloading area in EDSA-Aurora Boulevard intersection. Walk across EDSA towards Aurora Boulevard corner EDSA. Walk further along along Aurora Boulevard past Gateway Mall and LRT-2 Araneta Center Station until you get to General Romulo Street. It's approximately 600 meters from EDSA to General Romulo. If it's way too far for you to walk, then ride jeepney with "Marikina" sign and alight at General Romulo. Follow direction given above in "How To Commute To Eastwood City From LRT-2 Araneta Center Cubao Station".

    Route #5

    From Marikina, Antipolo, Santolan, Sta. Lucia East, Robinson's Metro East, Katipunan, Anonas and other areas nearby.

    Walk jeepney or FX bound for Cubao. Usually, jeepneys headed for Cubao has signs that read "Divisoria", "Recto", "Stop & Shop" etc. Get off the jeepney at the corner of Aurora Boulevard and General Romulo. Walk across Aurora Boulevard and ride the jeep bound for Eastwood along General Romulo near corner Aurora Boulevard, Mercury Drug side. Follow direction given above.

    Route #6

    From Munoz, Roosevelt, Congressional, Project 2-3, Project 6, Project 7, Project 8 and nearby areas.

    Ride any jeepney, FX or take taxi going to EDSA. At the south bound lane of EDSA, ride bus bound for south of Metro Manila, e.g. "Baclaran Cubao Ibabaw", Alabang Cubao Ibabaw", "Ayala Leveriza Cubao Ibabaw", "Sucat Cubao Ibabaw", etc. Take note of the words "Cubao Ibabaw" on the sign of the bus. Don't ride "Cubao Ilalim" bus as it will not pass by Aurora Boulevard. Get off the bus at the unloading area in EDSA-Aurora Boulevard intersection. Walk across EDSA towards Aurora Boulevard corner EDSA. Walk further along along Aurora Boulevard past Gateway Mall and LRT-2 Araneta Center Station until you get to General Romulo Street. It's approximately 600 meters from EDSA to General Romulo. If it's way too far for you to walk, then ride jeepney with "Marikina" sign and alight at General Romulo. Follow direction given above in "How To Commute To Eastwood City From LRT-2 Araneta Center Cubao Station".

    Route #7

    From Quiapo, Carriedo, Escolta, Morayta, C.M. Recto and areas nearby.

    Option 1. Takes longer time on getting to Eastwood City. Ride a bus with "Cainta" or "Taytay" at bus stop located in Quiapo along Quezon Blvd near pedestrian overpass or opposite Quiapo Church. When conductor asks for your destination, say "IPI". It's a long journey. You will pass by SM City Sta Mesa, San Juan, Greenhills, then the bus will cross EDSA. Next to EDSA is Meralco Avenue intersection with traffic lights. After that watch for Ortigas Avenue C-5 flyover interchange. That's the only interchange after EDSA Ortigas flyovers. Get off the bus after it cross C-5. Walk across Ortigas Avenue and ride jeepney with "Cubao" or "Eastwood" sign. Alight at Eastwood Avenue. Your landmarks? A lot of tall buildings, two of them are Citibank and MDC 100 which are visible from afar.

    Option 2. Faster. Ride a train bound for Santolan Station at LRT-2 Recto Station. Alight at Areneta Center Cubao Station. Follow direction given above in "How To Commute To Eastwood City From LRT-2 Araneta Center Cubao Station"

    Route #8

    From Mabini & Del Pilar in Ermita/Malate, Harrison Plaza, Pablo Ocampo aka Vito Cruz, La Salle, San Andres, Quirino Avenue Taft, Pedro Gil Taft, PGH, Robinson's Place Manila, SM Manila, Intramuros, Manila City Hall and other areas nearby.

    Option 1. Ride a jeepney with "Cubao" sign. You can ride one of these jeepneys along north bound lane of Taft Avenue, in Pablo Ocampo aka Vito Cruz near corner Harrison Street, along Adriatico between Rizal Memorial and Harrison Plaza, between Central Bank and Harrison Plaza, along Mabini Street in Ermita and Malate and along Padre Burgos that borders Manila City Hall. Alight at Aurora Boulevard in Cubao and walk your way towards General Romulo Avenue. Then ride the jeepney bound for Eastwood City.

    Option 2. Ride a train bound for Roosevelt Station at any LRT-1 Station near to you, e.g., Vito Cruz Station, Quirino Avenue Station, Pedro Gil Station, U.N. Avenue Station and Arroceros Central Terminal Station. Alight at Roosevelt Station. At the south bound lane of EDSA, ride bus bound for south of Metro Manila, e.g. "Baclaran Cubao Ibabaw", Alabang Cubao Ibabaw", "Ayala Leveriza Cubao Ibabaw", "Sucat Cubao Ibabaw", etc. Take note of the words "Cubao Ibabaw" on the sign of the bus. Don't ride "Cubao Ilalim" bus as it will not pass by Aurora Boulevard. Get off the bus at the unloading area in EDSA-Aurora Boulevard intersection. Walk across EDSA towards Aurora Boulevard corner EDSA. Walk further along along Aurora Boulevard past Gateway Mall and LRT-2 Araneta Center Station until you get to General Romulo Street. It's approximately 600 meters from EDSA to General Romulo. If it's way too far for you to walk, then ride jeepney with "Marikina" sign and alight at General Romulo. Follow direction given above in "How To Commute To Eastwood City From LRT-2 Araneta Center Cubao Station".

    Route #9

    From SM Mall of Asia or MOA, Blue Wave Macapagal, SMX, SM Arena, Microtel and other places near these locations.

    Ride a jeepney with "Malibay" sign at SM MOA Jeepney and FX Terminal located in front SM Department Store or along EDSA Extension near Macapagal Boulevard. Alight at the unloading area near MRT Taft Station. Ride an MRT train bound for North Station at MRT-3 Taft Station. Alight at Araneta Center Cubao Station. Get inside the mall connected to MRT Araneta Center Station. That's Farmer's Plaza. Follow direction given above in "How To Commute To Eastwood City From MRT-3 Araneta Center Cubao Station".

    Route #10

    From Makati, Greenbelt, Glorietta, Buendia, Guadalupe, Fort Bonifacio, Market Market, J.P, Rizal, Makati Avenue, Ayala Avenue, Mandaluyong, Boni Pioneer, Shaw Boulevard, Pasig, Kalentong, Gabby's, Shangri-La Plaza, Greenfield, EDSA Crossing, Megamall, Ortigas Center, Tiendesitas, Greenhill and other areas near to these locations.

    Ride a jeepney, FX or taxi bound for nearest MRT-3 Station e.g., Magallanes Station, Ayala Station, Buendia Station, Guadalupe Station, Boni Station, Shaw Blvd Station and Ortigas Station. Ride a train bound for North Station and alight at Araneta Center Cubao Station. Get inside the mall connected to MRT Araneta Center Station. That's Farmer's Plaza. Follow direction given above in "How To Commute To Eastwood City From MRT-3 Araneta Center Cubao Station".

    Route #11

    From Recto, Binondo, Divisoria, Legarda, FEU, Morayta, Sampaloc, Nagtahan, Pureza, V. Mapa, SM City Sta Mesa, Central Colleges of the Philippines, UERM, San Juan, Araneta Avenue, Gilmore and other areas near to these locations.

    Option 1. Ride a jeepney with "Marikina" sign that plies the route from Divisoria via Recto Avenue, Ramon Magsaysay Blvd and Aurora Blvd. Get off the jeep right at the corner of Aurora Blvd and General Romulo Avenue in Cubao. Ride the jeep bound for Eastwood City along General Romulo near corner Aurora Boulevard, Mercury Drug side. Alternatively, from Legarda, FEU, Morayta, Pureza, V. Mapa, SM City Sta Mesa and other places nearby, you can take the bus bound for Taytay or Cainta that passes by along Recto and Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard. Please read direction in Route #7 Option 1.

    Option 2. For fast travel, take LRT-2 train bound for Santolan Station at any nearest station e.g., Recto Station, Legarda Station, Pureza Station, V. Mapa Station and Gilmore Station. Alight at Araneta Center Cubao Station. Follow direction given above in "How To Commute To Eastwood City From LRT-2 Araneta Center Cubao Station".

    Route #12

    From Greenhills and Robinson's Galleria in Ortigas.

    Along Ortigas Avenue, take a bus or jeepney with any of these signs: "Cainta", "Taytay", "Rosario Junction", "Ever". Alight at IPI. It's the area at the corner of C-5 and Ortigas Avenue after the bus crossed C-5. You will easily know that you're approaching C-5 because there are flyovers and overpasses at the intersection of Ortigas Avenue and C-5. Walk across Ortigas Avenue and ride jeepney with "Cubao" or "Eastwood" sign. Alight at Eastwood Avenue. Your landmarks? A lot of tall buildings, two of them are Citibank and MDC 100 which are visible from afar.

    Route #13

    From Tagaytay and places in Cavite such Dasmarinas, Imus, Bacoor, Kawit, etc.

    Ride a jeepney, bus or FX bound for Manila and alight at Baclaran. Ride a bus with any of these signs: "Monumento", "Novaliches" or "Fairview".

    Option 1. Faster. Get off the bus at unloading area near MRT-3 Taft Station. Ride a train bound for North Station. Alight at MRT-3 Araneta Center Cubao Station. Get inside the mall connected to MRT Araneta Center Station. That's Farmer's Plaza. Follow direction given above in "How To Commute To Eastwood City From MRT-3 Araneta Center Cubao Station".

    Option 2. By bus, takes longer in the road. Ride the same bus from Baclaran but there must be also secondary sign in front of the bus that reads "Cubao Ibabaw". Do not ride bus with "Cubao Ilalim" sign as it will not pass by Araneta Coliseum. Get off the bus at Farmers Plaza, the mall connected to MRT-3 Araneta Center Cubao Station. Get inside Farmers Plaza Mall, go up the second level and use the footbridge that links Farmer's Plaza to Smart Araneta Coliseum. Follow direction given above in "How To Commute To Eastwood City From MRT-3 Araneta Center Cubao Station".

    Route #14

    From Timog Avenue, IL Terrazzo Mall, Tomas MOrato and nearby areas.

    Take jeepney that passes through Timog, Tomas Morato and Kamuning. The sign of this jeepney reads "Project 2-3". It comes from Welcome Rotunda, turns right onto Timog Avenue from Quezon Avenue, turns right onto Tomas Morato via Boy Scout Circle then turns left on Kamuning. Get off the jeepney at EDSA. Ride a bus with secondary sign that reads "Cubao Ibabaw". Don't ride "Cubao Ilalim" bus as it will not pass by Aurora Boulevard. Get off the bus as it stops before Aurora Boulevard. Walk across EDSA towards Aurora Boulevard corner EDSA. Walk further along along Aurora Boulevard past Gateway Mall and LRT-2 Araneta Center Station until you get to General Romulo Street. It's approximately 600 meters from EDSA to General Romulo. If it's way too far for you to walk, then ride jeepney with "Marikina" sign and alight at General Romulo. Follow direction given above in "How To Commute To Eastwood City From LRT-2 Araneta Center Cubao Station". If your location along Timog is towards EDSA, you can walk your way to EDSA or ride a jeepney with "Fairvew" sign from Cubao that turns right onto Timog Avenue from Ybardolaza Street. In EDSA, either take MRT-3 train bound for Taft and alight at Araneta Center Cubao Station or ride a bus from Fairview that turns left from East Avenue to EDSA.

    Walk Direction From Eastwood Avenue corner C-5 to Spots in Eastwood City


    On both corners of Eastwood Avenue and C-5 are Citibank Building and MDC 100 Tower, respectively. Walk along Eastwood Avenue from C-5. Next to Citibank is Eastwood Corporate Plaza building, followed by IBM Plaza building. The fourth building along Eastwood Avenue to the right is Eastwood Cybermall aka Cyber & Fashion Mall and it is connected to Eastwood City Walk 1 & 2 via footbridge. In the ground level, Eastwood Walk of Fame and Activity Center or Central Plaza are located to the right as Eastwood Avenue turns to left. There's a road perpendicular to the right of Eastwood Avenue next to Eastwood Cybermall. This road is called E-Commerce Road. Global One Center is the tall building at the far end of E-Commerce Road. Either from Cyber & Fashion Mall or Walk of Fame, you can get to Eastwood Cinemas. If you take the ground level, you get to see various restaurants and fast food outlets. Walk further along Eastwood Avenue and go right on Orchard Road to get to Eastwood Mall, Eastwood Central Plaza, Eastwood Show Rooms & Model Units, Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, E-Commerce Plaza and Food Junction. McDonald's is at the corner of Eastwood Avenue and Orchard Road. Keep walking straight on Eastwood Avenue from Cyber & Fashion Mall up to the other end of Eastwood Avenue if you're going to Holy Family Chapel. The buildings to the left of Eastwood Avenue are Lafayette 1, Lafayette 2, Lafayette 3 and The Palazzo. At the back of Eastwood Mall, to the right of Orchard Road are: Techno Plaza 2, Techno Plaza 1, Fitness First and Informatics. One Orchard Road and Olympic Heights are alongside Holy Family Chapel. For more help, please see Eastwood building map below.


    Eastwood City Building Map with the three Jeepney Loading & Unloading Areas
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    1 Dec 2011

    Where To Park For Grand Fiesta Manila 2011 Celebration

  • 1 Dec 2011
  • Lagalag


  • In our article entitled Driving Directions To Newport City, you get to know how to drive from different locations in Metro Manila to Newport City where Resort World Manila is located. Resort World Manila is the entertainment complex in which Grand Fiesta Manila 2011 is being held this Christmas Season.

    One of vintage cars in Grand Fiesta Manila 2011
    If you're heading to Resort World for Grand Fiesta Manila 2011 Celebration, the best parking area is the one located inside Resort World itself. From Resort Dr, turn right onto Newport Boulevard. This parking is also adjacent to the casino and Rupubliq. Resort World Manila is located to your left along Newport Boulevard as indicated by Resort World neon sign at the top of the building. The parking entrance is located at the other end of the building near corner Sales Road. Make left towards the driveway to parking entrance.

    Map below illustrates driving directions from Andrews Avenue to the multilevel parking of Resort World Manila. To get driving direction from your location to Resort World Manila, click Driving Directions To Newport City

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