Pasig City is found along the eastern border of Metro Manila. It is one of the oldest municipalities in the Philippines and a primarily residential, industrial and improving center for commerce and trade. On the west of the city is Quezon City and Mandaluyong; to the north by Marikina; to the south by Makati; and to the east is Cainta and Taytay, Rizal. The City is not far from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Thus making it easier access for international visitors. The city is recommended for traveling families looking for a mix of active pursuits and city comforts. Pasig City has lots of super malls and great shopping areas. Most of the Pasiguenos spend time in the mall during weekends and holidays. The city is also known for Pasig River. It was successfully rehabilitated river that flows from Laguna de Bay to Manila Bay beating China’s Yangtze River in the First Asia River Prize Awards.
1. Lively Cultural Celebrations The city is famous for its Bambino Festival. The grandest cultural celebration in the city takes place every January and pays tribute to their patron Sto. Niño for love and innocence reflecting through the lives of Pasigiueños. For February, the Itik-Itik (native duck) Festival highlights the colorful costumes, cultural activities, street dancing parades and extravagant food with the native duck as the main ingredient. To pay tribute to the patroness of the city, Araw ng Pasig (Day of Pasig) is celebrated with cultural events, Mutya ng Pasig Pageants, Pasigueño awardees, and street competitions. Bayanihan Festival also depicts the Filipinos outstanding characters as being united in times of need. Nipa hut is carried by a group of men to parade through the town.
2. Unforgettable Landmarks of the CityFound in the City is the Pasig City Museum that shows the city’s rich history, culture, and contemporary arts. Another museum to spot is the oldest, privately owned and managed “Lopez Memorial Museum and Library”, which features artworks and sculptors from Filipino artists. The only remaining “Bahay na Bato” (House of Stone) or Bahay na Tisa in the Philippines still along the streets of P.Gomez, Pasig City. It has been said that this house is the location for movie shooting because of its rustic appeal. The house has been recognized as Pasig Awardee for Culture.
3. A Must-Bring-Home-FoodThe authentic cuisine of Pasig City is a homey treat because it’s a food to always bring home to loved ones. A well-known favorite and must-taste food from Chinese influence is pansit. Pansit is a Chinese influence where it says that it can make life longer when eating such. Nearby restaurant in the city with different offers like selling of antique collections, favorite local and international dishes to suit a new tasty food for all. From the Spanish influence, Empanada is also a favorite. Delicacies such as cassava cake, pichi pichi topped with cheese; leche flan, homemade putong ube and other variety or simply “kakanins” are the must-eat food of the city. These foods are to bring to your family as “pasalubongs” or food simply to eat while going on a tour.
Pasig Tourist Spots
1. Perfect Relaxation at Ace Water SpaAce Water Spa is located at United Street, Pasig City. It is an indoor facility that features Olympic sized-pools, hydrotherapy pools, herbal pools, and lazy river pools. A good place for visitors to unwind, chill out in the pools, float around, and soothe tired muscles and help release body toxins for perfect relaxation. It is best not to bring cameras in the locker area and pool area to ensure the guest of perfect health and wellness time. One of the good places to hang out with family, kids and friends. This is one of the best places to relax in Manila.
2. Stunning R-A-V-E at Pasig CityThe newly improved Rainforest Adventure Experience located at San Francisco, Pasig is a perfect place to hang out and take a breather from the business of the city. This large and beautiful park is a perfect venue for educational field trips, nature viewing, adventures, and fun. This park offers an escape from the summer heat of the city. The rain forest is divided into three areas namely; Rave Water Park, Rave Mini Zoo and Rave Park. Some of the newly constructed facilities are; Boating Lagoon, Chess Pavilion, Zipline, Obstacle Course, and Maze Garden. The rainforest also offers a butterfly garden and basketball court. One of the few places in the city that’s basically extraordinary for the Pasiguenos.
3. Fabulous Chilling Space at MetrowalkMetrowalk is found in Meralco Avenue of Pasig City. It is a small and a major commercial hub offering a variety of high-end nightclubs and restaurants. The cool breeze blowing from the Marikina Valley is one of the features of the hub. It is a nice place for food trips with a vast array of restaurants to choose from. The must-go-to place for every partygoer and just plain hanging out in the city. A favorite place for music lovers to hear their favorite bands, dance to the beat of their chosen type of music and go clubbing. For some, it’s a good place to just chill and relax. The parking area is large and free. Lots of Filipino comfort food are found here. Metrowalk is highly recommended for a few drinks with friends and loved ones.