Things to do around SM Mall of Asia (Pasay, Philippines)


Today I went to visit Mall of asia, one of the biggest malls in the Philippines.

But it wasn’t any other ordinary stroll around the mall because I was dressed in a costume to make things interesting and different. And sure enough, it was. Time to start the adventure!



It was my first time to actually look and observe the huge globe right in front of MOA. I never really appreciated the architecture of it, not until today.I realized how hard it must be to construct and how creative the artist was to be able to come up with this idea. It is truly, one of the great attractions here in this place. Besides that, there are also a lot of other sculptures and decorations around the area that showcases Filipino artist’s creativity.



Going inside the mall, I found the Chinese lanterns very beautiful. February is the month of the Chinese new year, so there were a lot of Chinese paintings, artworks and such.


It made me feel like I was actually in China and not in the Philippines. It was very impressive and it just showed how much the Filipino culture is influenced by the Chinese.



MOA also has a variety of great shops and restaurants, both local and international. One of my favourites though, is toy kingdom.

Yes, I know, I know. Toy shops are only for kids, but didn’t they say that in order to live a long and happy life, you must also be a kid at heart? And that is exactly what I am. I love looking at toy shops!


They always remind me of my childhood. Toy Kingdom is heaven for children and adults alike. The toys are very affordable and it comes in variety of brands, styles and the like. They also sell rare toys from other countries that can only be seen in their store.


Strolling around Mall of Asia is amusing, but if you are looking for fun activities to do with your friends or family, MOA also offers a lot of interesting activities. There are arcades, bowling alleys, and of course, the main attraction and the people’s favourite, the ice skating rink. It used to be located inside the mall, however, they have now transferred it to a more secured, bigger and private location near the MOA arena. Since it was not for public viewing anymore, I was not able to fully go inside without purchasing a ticket which was 10% more expensive that its usual price.


But in my opinion, the raise for the price is okay because the venue is so much better and it wont be embarrassing to fall on your ass because the public wont see your humiliating failures in being a frustrated ice skater. How do I know? Because i’ve been there, done that.



As much as I would like to explore the whole place in a short span of time, the vastness of the mall made me tire easily because aside from the distance, I have short legs, one step for a normal person is already 2-3 steps for me. and so I appreciate the fountains around the area. It gave people a good place to rest. The air is cooler there and the sound of the rushing water is relaxing to the ears.



And lastly, I went to the seaside to see the awesome view, but to my dismay, it was closed due to the pyro Olympics happening that night. The only thing I was able to see was the huge ferris wheel which made me feel smaller than I already was. I can just imagine how beautiful it would be up there, above society and almost near touching the clouds. It would have been an exciting once in a lifetime experience.

MOA is definitely the place to go. Whether you are just bored and looking for something to do or looking for a place to hang with your friends or family, everyone would really enjoy the wonderful shops, friendly staff and beautiful environment that only Mall of Asia can offer!


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