Pasay City or Lungsod ng Pasay commonly known as Rizal City is found in the National Capital Region (NCR) of the Philippines. It is situated on the eastern shore of Manila Bay and one of Metro Manila’s most dynamic cities. The third-smallest political subdivision on the region of Metro Manila. The three distinct areas of the city is the urban area, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) complex, and the Villamor Airbase of the Philippine Air Force. The city is home to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, along with Paranaque City, serving as a national gateway to the region. Grab Taxis, Jeepneys, Buses, Rails, Tricycles and pedicabs are the usual transportation of the city. The city bagged the awards as 1st place in Local Peace and Order Council by the Department of Interior and Local Government and recognized as Seal of Good Local Governance Awardee for three consecutive years. Pasay City is mostly famous for business, education, entertainment, restaurants, cafes, clubs, thrilling adventure, and gaming.
1. Exciting Cultural FiestaThe Pasinaya Open Festival is a one of a kind cultural event in the city. One of the biggest and anticipated one-day multi-art festival in the country. Performers from all over the country are gathered at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) to stage different cultural and traditional performances. The shows are from folk arts to western classical music and a variety of art performances. The agile Bayanihan Dance Company, the melodic Philippine Madrigal Singers, graceful Ballet dancers of the Philippines and among others are the much-awaited and must-see performers of the event. The event takes place in the month of February for a very minimal fee for students and visitors. Other activities for the cultural enthusiasts would love is crash workshops for film screening, visual art exhibitions and there are also activities for the children.
2. Hangout in the CityThe City of Pasay is known for its massive shopping center, the Mall of Asia or MoA. It is has a lot of things to offer for locals and its foreign visitors. One of the biggest malls in Manila with 4 buildings and interconnected by walkways. Visitors know they are in Moa if they spotted a large steel framed globe. The place is huge displaying an unending line of retail stores and major brands. The mall also features the first IMAX in the country. It also features the first Philippine’s Olympic-sized ice skating rink. Residential Condominiums are also found near the place giving comfort and convenience for the many residents of the city. Most Pasayenians go to this mall for comfort and as a hang out place.
3. Best Food Experience in PasayVisitors wouldn’t miss a thing in Pasay City for gastronomic adventures. There is always something new to try and to get visitors out of their comfort zone. For some, visitors wouldn’t need to get out of the country just to have a taste of the international dishes. It’s fascinating that specialties from other countries can be brought in the city. Take a peek into the Indian cuisine, have the best boodle feast with your best of friends and family, have an eat-all-you-can food trip from an array of healthy produce, meat, and plates of seafood. For visitors wanting to cook their own food, there’s always a spot in the city. From Japanese, Vietnamese and other Asian cuisines are easily found in the city.
Pasay Tourist Spots
1. The Wonderful Coconut PalaceThe many uses of coconut are also found in the landmark and historical Coconut Palace or popularly known as Tahanang Pilipino. This is a place for the Art and Culture Enthusiasts and for everyone who loves great and one of a kind architecture. Coconut Palace is found in the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Complex. The fact that it is 100% uniquely built with Philippine materials such as Philippine hardwood, coconut palm trees and other native materials including coconut shells and banana fiber is very impressive. This amazing historical place was built during the term of President Ferdinand Marcos. It aims to spread the Philippine culture and tourism as well as the preservation of its history. The great and one of a kind architecture is one example of Filipino’s excellent trait, resourcefulness as well as love for nature and the environment.
2. Funday at Star CityThe biggest amusement park in Pasay City, Philippines is located in the reclaimed area of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), part of the Bay City. It was established in 1991 as a toy and gift fair. As the city develops, this area was innovated into an amusement park. Star City now focuses to provide families maximum enjoyment through an array of indoor and outdoor attractions. Fantastic attractions include Winter Funland, Dino Island, Star Theater, Miniature Train Rides, Snow World, Castles and Igloos carved from Ice, Find Star Frisbee, Music Express, Classic Carousel, Frosty Train and Kiddie Wheel. It also features the highest Ferris Wheel in the Philippines known as Giant Wheel standing at 60 meters.
3. Fantastic Aviation History at the Philippine Air Force Aerospace MuseumThe Aerospace Museum of the Philippine Air Force is located at the Villamor Air Space, Pasay City beside the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. A must-see for kids and adults who are into helicopters and airplanes. It is a nice place for them to learn more about Philippine aviation history and culture. The museum displays the history of the Philippine Military Aviation, connected aerospace science, and technology exhibits such as aircraft mock-ups, miniatures, indoor static aircraft of various eras and experimented projects. There is also a Museum’s Art Corner presenting colorful drawings and paintings of the aviation history. The place hopes to inspire the younger generation especially the Filipinos to learn more about aerospace and other related sciences.