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Marcos Highway cor Imelda Avenue, Marikina City, Metro Manila, Philippines
  • This is convenient waiting area for people who have business in the nearby city hall such as lawyers and litigants
  • Personally, I like going to this mall because it is my quiet place to work

    • by TheAdvocate

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      The Philippines has turned to malls as its alternative to parks. It is a tropical country and thus we like to escape to the air-conditioned comfort of the malls. Most of the malls here are huge, such as the Mall of Asia which spans several blocks. But in the outlying areas of Metro Manila such as the city of Marikina, the malls are smaller (or smalls as I call them) most probably because the fault line is directly beneath it, and gigantic malls would be a disaster waiting to happen. One such mall is the Marquinton Mall, a small mall near the city hall. It is a three-storey mall with accompanying residential buildings. Although it is quite small, it has several cinemas which charge one

      of the lowest fees in the country. It has several restaurants, a Starbucks Coffee Shop, a bakeshop which bakes goodies in a brick oven, a bookstore, some shoes stores, salon, and a pharmacy. It mostly caters to the residents of the nearby condominium buildings, but its location is centrally located that it attracts people from all over. Most of the local passenger jeepneys (US jeeps converted by Filipinos for commercial use) that ply the area pass through here and such the foot traffic in the mall is quite impressive for its size.

      I frequent this mall for several reasons. It has ample secure parking which is not too far from the building. On slow days, you can even park for free in parking spaces around ...

      • the building. The restaurants are chosen carefully, a combination of the more popular fastfoods and regular restaurants that are popular to the masses. Thus, it has Dencio’s which serve Filipino food and is a popular hangout for professionals and a Chinese restaurant for the family. It has the usual Starbucks which offer its patron wi-fi for a fee (a little hefty), and so I see a lot of professionals hanging out and surfing with their laptops. This is convenient waiting area for people who have business in the nearby city hall such as lawyers and litigants. I patronize the bakeshop called Pan de Manila because they bake their breads using brick oven. They bake pandesal, the Filipino’s version of bread, fresh several times a day.
        Their pesto bread is a must-try as are the different kinds of jellies they bottled commercially. My favorite is their coco jam and the guava jelly with their freshly baked pandesal.

        The location of the mall is also strategic. It is walking distance from my house (at least to me), and those going to the inner parts of Marikina pass by the mall, thus ensuring its accessibility. Across Marquinton is Robinson’s Supermarket, and thus, after people do their grocery, they cross over for coffee or to get something to eat. Furthermore, there are schools and hospitals nearby, and as mentioned before the city hall, whose patients/students or visitors frequent this mall. Personally, I like going to this mall because it is my quiet place to work.

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