SM Mall of Asia - No other Mall comes close.
The SM Mall of Asia in Manila is huge.
What I really liked about it was it was nice and airy, you did not get that claustrophobic feeling of being stuck in a concrete box. A lot of the lighting is natural, flowing through the huge windows, I'm glad I don't have to clean them!
The SM Mall of Asia is the largest in the Philippines and is the third largest in the world, at least by floor size, it ranks behind the Golden Resources Mall
in China and the West Edmonton Mall
But as there slogan so aptly puts it No other Mall comes close
, how true.
Four buildings make up the SM Mall of Asia, the Main Mall, the Entertainment Mall and the North and South Car park buildings, which can park 5,000 cars. One of the major concerns of the owner, SM Prime Holdings, was to ensure shoppers did not get lost, so they have put in place two concierge desks to assist you with finding your favourite shop.
What is good about the SM Mall of Asia?
It's location, it is right on Manila Bay and whilst I have not been there during one of Manila Bay's spectacular sunsets I could just imagine it would be pretty special.
If you are like me and would rather not have to stomp around a shopping mall all day, take heart, whilst your other half can get some retail therapy you can go ice skating on the Olympic size Ice Rink, or laze back in the first Philippines IMAX Theatre or you could go off to the Science museum, after all no other Mall comes close.
Where is the SM Mall of Asia?
The SM Mall of Asia is right on Manila Bay in Pasay City, Metro Manila. It is right beside the Cultural Center of the Philippines, just west of Roxas Boulevard.
In fact if you wonder down Epifanio de Santos Avenue, you will not be able to miss it.
How do I get to the SM Mall of Asia?
It's no good heading off not knowing where you have to go.
If you are coming by taxi just tell where you want to go, if he does not know where the SM Mall of Asia is then there is something wrong with him, get out and flag down another taxi.
If you are coming by either the LRT or MRT, make sure you get off at the EDSA-Taft Avenue stations. From here you can either jump on a Jeepney
or catch a taxi.
Getting to the SM Mall of Asia is a breeze, everyone knows where it is, if you get lost, you can just about ask anyone for directions.
What sort of shops are at the SM Mall of Asia?
Well, where do I start, with 600 shops, all trying to take your hard earned cash, the sort of shops you will find at SM Mall of Asia will not disappoint you.
Being an SM Mall, you have the SM Department store, SM Hypermarket and the SM Appliance Center. You also have a monstrous food court and restaurants.
There a fashion clothing, jewellery, hardware, homemaker, toys, you name it, it is here. As well as the Cinema Complex and Ice Skating Rink.
I'm not sure you could do the SM Mall of Asia any justice in one day, I think two days would cover it all, but I'm not sure your wallet or purse could cope!
Once in Manila you have to decide where to stay. Have a look here for some of my reviews and recommendation on where to stay in Manila.
For other Shopping Mall in Manila have a look here
What's Your Favourite Mall of Asia Shop?
Have you discovered a special shop, hidden gem, a shop that provides absolute bargains in the SM Mall of Asia? I'm sure I'm not the only one who constantly searches for great value shopping. Share it with your fellow shoppers! We'd love some great tips and stories, too.
What Other Visitors Have Said
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Marks and Spencers Manila Not rated yet
As i have just commented on a Marks and Spencers store in the Philippines i must also comment on how nice the other shops are in the Mall of Asia.
Marks and Spencers in the Philippines Not rated yet
I have visited the Philippines three times now and was surprised to discover a Marks and Spencers store in the Mall of Asia.
I live in the UK and Marks …
mall of asia Not rated yet
im from baguio i want to go to mall of asia what transportation will i get
family visit to moa Not rated yet
Plus - lots of variety, clean, easy parking, doesn't feel crowded even when busy.
Minus - ice rink surface very rough, they need (or need more often) …
All Shops, plus Board Walk near the Bay Not rated yet
Loved and enjoyed everything about the Mall of Asia especially the Boardwalk at night time with outside Band entertainment!!!!!
It is totally the best …
MOA Attractions Not rated yet
We visited the Mall of Asia in April.
We opted to visit the mall rather than take a tour from our cruise ship as we wanted to escape the heat we had …
All Praises to The Mall of Asia.... Not rated yet
My husband and I had only heard of The Mall of Asia one day before departing for the Philippines in 2007. A friend's daughter who took us to the airport …
Mall of Asia not baby friendly Not rated yet
I've recently visited Mall of Asia in June of this year, 2009.
I'm so amazed because it's gigantic and what an awesome view, but one thing I'm so disappointed …
MOA is AWESOME Not rated yet
MOA (Mall of Asia)is such a beautiful place to visit.
Before I came to Australia, I went there with my mom and my brother. I really couldn't believe …
Mall of Asia - Building Safety Not rated yet
There's a bridge-way running above the ice skating rink, at times when there are too many people passing by, it vibrates so much that you might think there's …
Mall of Asia It's all good! Not rated yet
I have to say I found the Mall of Asia brilliant. So big compared to United Kingdom malls, but the best place I've seen is Vigan City.
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Mall of asia Not rated yet
We visited the Mall of Asia in March 2008.
I was amazed at the size and diversity of the place, right on Manila Bay. We ate in first class restaurants …
The "of" shop mall of Asia Not rated yet
I love the "of" shop.
Mall of Asia has the best "of" shop I've ever seen and I've seen a lot "of" them
Mall of Asia - Thousands of Shops! Not rated yet
I went to the Philippines to see my family.
I'm from Scotland now and I thought the Mall of Asia was the most beautiful and biggest mall I …
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