Saturday, April 19, 2008

upgrading robinson's plaza manila

recently i decided to visit one of the malls that i used to visit years ago when i was reviewing for the engineering board examinations in manila. first thing i observed was a newly painted outer part of the mall.
i thought they just only repainted its outer part but when i reached the lobby, there was a big change. the hallways are better and brighter this time. the renovated part of the mall is called "the Midtown".this mall was built built in 1997 along the M. Adriatico street in Ermita, Manila. now Ermita becomes known again as a new haven for shoppers and bar hoppers as more restaurants and bars opened on this part of the mall.when i last visited this mall the Manila Midtown hotel was still there but was already closed for a new building plan. now on that site stands three taller buildings.now it gives us more reason to mall hop in the historical city of Manila and yes more cafe to spend time relaxing and to mingle with your friends.

21 comments:

Lalaine said...

when me and rio went there... we got lost! hahahaha

Heart of Rachel said...

It's been quite a while since I last set foot at that mall. Glad to see the improvements.

ifoundme said...

i used to frequently go to that place back when i was still college. let's just say i was a friday's and starbuck's tambay (pati na rin siguro sinehan tambay). last year bumalik ako bigla akong nagpanic! nawawala ako. LOL! di ko akalain that they will expand the mall. in fairness, ang ganda. di mo iisipin na nasa robinsons ka nga.

the donG said...

lalaine, yes. i even asked the sales lady what it was before in that area because i never noticed this area before it was renovated. it looks bigger now.

rachel, this mall deserves to be renovated.

ifm, yes. i think it's bigger now. it looks more like an Ayala mall already.

collapsingbarrycade said...

it looks so much better now than some....eerr..seven years back when i was studying in UPM. batang rob-manila ako coz this is where we'd usually eat lunch. now i miss it na!

Sidney said...

Long time ago since I visited that mall... doesn't make me any younger... might need some renovations too ! ;-)

the donG said...

barry, batang rob ka pala. astig. i also enjoyed visiting this mall 6years back and now it's a nicer place.

sidney, i agree. we need some renovations too.

SandyCarlson said...

That's a gorgeous place. Your photography makes it a work of art.

Laura said...

Seems like another great mall to get lost in ;) Stylish renovation - reminds me of the "giants" I saw in Singapore.

joanne said...

hahaha! paboritong tambayan po namin ngayon yang midtown eh. nung 2nd sem last year lang sya na open. hehehe

Dra. Rio said...

tama si lalaine dong..nawala kami dyan sa rob mall...=) ang dami kasing pasikot sikot dyan e..=)
hindi na kami ulit bumalik..=)

The Horny Bitch said...

Looks nicer than Singapore's.

tutubi philippines said...

napadaan uli ako dyan a few weeks ago...pero ang pinuntahan ko talaga is a great shawarma place malapit dyan :P

the donG said...

thanks sandy.

laura, stylish and big but not the biggest here.

joanne, yes. tambayan ng mga taga St Paul at UP Manila.

dra. rio, i agree. medyo marami ngang pasikot sikot and mas dumami ngayon dahil sa midtown area.

hornyb, i never saw the ones is singapore yet. maybe.

tutubi, good idea. i wonder what shawarma store is this?

Random Ramblings said...

nice shots! looks like a mall from singapore or hongkong! never been to rob manila for awhile. hope to drop by one of these days...

eastcoastlife said...

That is such a modern and lovely mall. I must go there when I go Manila.

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

The renovated mall looks very nice . . . very open. It's refreshing to see a mall that does not have a line of kiosks and carts going down the middle. Our local mall has turned into a bazaar-like marketplace lately with the vendors calling out to mall patrons just trying to get from one point to another.

Emily said...

That's an awesome structure!

the donG said...

arlene, yes. it looks better now but the entire part.

eclife, this is just one of the mall that you can hop to shop.

karen, i agree. i like the malls which does not have stalls in the middle of the pathway.

emily, yes. perfect for shopping.

the average blogger wannabe said...

wow. that's good to hear. it wasn't like that when i left. filipinos are really into malls, which is a good thing. :)

the donG said...

yes. maybe you need to see serendra. it's a new place for people to hang around and enjoy strolling.

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