Lockdown made people see only the corners of their house. Check out these gardens, park, and greenery you can visit in Mandaluyong after the lockdown.
#1 Shangrila Hotel Edsa Mandaluyong
A tropical oasis in the heart of the city
You step into Edsa Shangri-La, Manila, the quintessential luxury retreat in Manila, and your senses are immediately soothed. The hotel’s lush tropical gardens envelope the property with tranquil greenery, creating a peaceful haven of rest. Immersing yourself in the gardens, you sip a cocktail while enjoying the view of the hotel’s pool, which is framed by colourful flora.
More relaxation beckons as you check into CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La.
#2 Wackwack Golf Course
One of the country’s most exclusive and elite golf clubs is the Wack Wack Golf & Country Club. Located directly in the city of Mandaluyong, the club was built in 1930 by the American resident William Shaw who established the club’s two fine 18-hole championship courses. It was the East and the West courses.
The East course is a bit longer and tougher of the two. The internationally known East course is also host to some of the countries very prestigious events such as the Asian Circuit, Philippine Golf Open Championship, and the World Cup that was held in 1977. Its small rolling and elevated greens, water hazards, and long fairways are what makes the course such a good golf venue for these elite tournaments. A particular favorite among its members is the recognized Hole No. 8, which gives quite a challenge because of the hazards that players will find on the course. A tricky Par-3, Hole No. 8, has been known to be a “make-or-break” hole even for the seasoned professional golfers.
#3 Greenfields District
Sometimes, we also need to spend time alone to refresh the mind, body, and spirit. A solo walk in the tree-lined neighborhood can produce inspiration and help make one ready to face the challenges of the work week once again. Walking as an exercise can truly be worthwhile just as how Greenfield District has designed its masterplan to provide walkable venues to clear the mind and enhance well-being despite the rigors of city life.
#4 Podium Ortigas Center
The Podium West Tower is located in the heart of Ortigas Central Business District, in close proximity to lifestyle amenities, parks, hotels, prime residential areas, prestigious schools and hospitals. It is accessible via major transportation modes (Utility Vehicles, Taxis, Buses and Jeepneys) and is within a 5 – 10-minute walk to the Ortigas and Shaw Boulevard MRT Stations https://tpwt.com.ph/
#5 San Miguel Building Corporation Ortigas
by Architect Francisco Manosa
Mañosa designed the complex for San Miguel Corporation in Ortigas Center along with his brothers Manuel and Jose. The building has a unique, stepped/terraced design that was inspired by the Banaue Rice Terraces. The lush greenery spilling from the building’s façade was landscaped by another National Artist, architect Ildefonso Santos, Jr.
Other Gardens in Mandaluyong:
#6 Secret Garden Mandaluyong
Located at the heart of Barangka, Mandaluyong, the Garden covers 2000 square meters of prime space, and has seen numerous TV commercial and print ad shoots done amidst its verdant sprawl. The garden offers various opportunities for creative possibilities in photography and filming. It has also been a favorite for birthday celebrations and wedding receptions. At the Garden, a romantic, enchanting moment will surely be had any old time.
#7 National Center for Mental Health
ome people find asylums creepy, but this one is not quite given the suitable environment for runners. There’s a nice shade of trees and not many cars pass by here, which enables you to run in peace.
#8 Mandaluyong City Hall
#9 Kai Gardens
Patterned after a traditional Japanese garden, Kai Garden Residences is a three-tower development set to showcase the developer’s landscaping expertise and its signature of fine units and resort-inspired amenities.
Located in one of the real estate hotspots in Metro Manila, the development is an ideal urban hideaway while offering multiple access going in and out of different central business districts.
“Kai Garden Residences can be likened to an urban oasis. The moment you enter the development, it eases off the stresses of what transpired during the day,” DMCI Homes Senior Architect Fe Moselina sai