“The New Tiger of Metro Manila”

    
Mandaluyong, the heart of the “Golden Triangle” (Manila, Makati, and Quezon City), has finally emerged as a veritable boom city. It is one of the leading business and industrial centers in the country today, the “New Tiger” of Metro Manila, which made an unprecedented giant leap to progress.
    What used to be a swampy, stagnating town is now the haven of industrial giants and business conglomerates. The astonishing growth of Mandaluyong gained headway because its local and foreign investors hone a conducive climate for capital growth. The city today boasts top-class amenities, from deluxe hotels and commercial centers to high-rise offices and residential condominiums.

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GETTING THERE
By Land: Buses and jeepney can get you into Mandaluyong, with buses mostly plying the main thoroughfare of EDSA. For the tourist however, the easiest way to get to Mandaluyong would be via taxi or the MRT stations (Ortigas, Shaw, Boni) that run across it.

 

GETTING AROUND
By car - The metropolis has an extensive system of highways connecting the various cities and municipalities.
By jeepney 
By taxi - Taxis are very affordable by western standards but pretty expensive for locals and almost all are now air-conditioned and use a meter to compute for the final fare. 
By bus - Buses are common in the major thoroughfares of Metro Manila and most will pass through EDSA. 
By minivan - FX(minivans) are a relatively new transport mode available now. They are more expensive than jeepneys, but cheaper than taxis. 
By tricycle - These are common for short trips in areas where jeepneys do not travel. 
By rail - The LRT which is run by the Light Rail Transit Authority or LRTA. The LRT has two lines. Line 1 (also known as the Yellow Line) runs along Taft Avenue from Baclaran Station in Paranaque to Roosevelt Station in Quezon City. Line 2 (also known as the Purple Line) runs from Santolan in Pasig to Recto in the heart of downtown Manila. The MRT (Metro Rail Transit) a light rail transit system that runs along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue or EDSA, one of the main thoroughfares in Metro Manila. 
On foot - If walking is inevitable, just remember that you should always walk on areas were pedestrians walk, and crossing a street is not a problem, if you know how to cross the street correctly.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

  • Tagalog
  • English

 

MUST SEES!

  • Plaza Tatlong Bayani
  • Liberation Marker / Liwasang Katubusan
  • San Felipe Neri Church
  • Dambana ng mga Alaala
  • EDSA Shrine
  • Kaban ng Hiyas
  • Archdiocesan Shrine of the Divine Mercy
  • Archbishop's Palace
  • Giant Bernard Shaw Bust
  • Wack Wack Golf and Country Club
  • Policarpio Street

LET’S GO TRY

  • Mangga't Suman Ice Cream
 

LET'S GO EXPLORE & EXPERIENCE

  • If you’re here during Christmas time, pass by Policarpio Street where the homes are covered in Christmas lights.
  • Shop in style.

 

LET’S GO TO FESTIVAL & EVENTS

  • 29 de Agosto (held every 29th of August - A commemorative program and an evening of Kundiman are special activities for the occasion.)
  • Lavandero Festival (held every November (movable) - Features streetdancing which is a tribute to the good laundrymen and women of Mandaluyong.)
  • Pasko, Pasko sa Policarpio (held every December - Every December, the entire Policarpio Street/district is turned into a magnificent Christmas land with houses that glitter with thousands of Christmas lights, colorful Christmas symbols and animated objects.)

 

DID YOU KNOW THAT?

  • Legend says that the city was named after the romance of a tribal couple, Manda and Luyong. 
  • Today, Mandaluyong is a bustling city with vibrant economic activities and among many other city accomplishments.

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