What is Ortigas like?
When you think about business district in Philippines, you probably call to mind Makati or BGC.
These two cities are very famous.
But let us introduce you Ortigas today.
People call the city “the second Makati”.
It is being developed as a next business district.
Let’s see what Ortigas is like.
Ortigas is located in 30 minutes drive away from BGC and Makati. It is a kind of local city, but there are many of banks and world companies there. It’s just like Marunouchi or Nihonbashi in Japan.
Prices are still low in Ortigas compared to Makati or BGC, and the city is under development.
However, it is certain that prices will go up in the future, as the city will be a point of ”business triangle in Manila” with Makati and BGC.
Lots of commercial facilities
You will have no problem finding shopping places as there are five malls including SM Megamall.
You can enjoy variety of international cuisines as well as Philippine cuisine in the restaurants there, and also there are many stylish cafes and bars. Of course convenience stores are open 24 hours, so the life is not very different from what you have in Japan. Besides, there is a mall called Greenhills, which has numerous outdoor stalls, and many local Filipinos go there.
In those huge shopping malls you can even have fun with window shopping.