Metro Manila · Landmarks & Points of Interest
Landmarks and Points of Interest are places and establishments that are naturally popular and/or important, such as the institutions of political power, theaters, selected tourist attractions and places for recreation. Those locations complete the holistic picture of places to visit as a Megacitizen.
The Philippines has a number of national heroes who fought for freedom and the rights of Filipinos during the Philippine revolution. A few of these heroes include Andres Bonifacio, Jose Rizal, and Apolinario Mabini.
The SMX Convention Center in Pasay City is the Philippines' largest private facility for trade fairs, international exhibitions, conventions, and corporate and social functions.
St. Luke’s Medical Center is a premiere tertiary hospital that provides expert medical care. It was established in 1903 in Quezon City. The hospital is deemed one of the best in the Philippines and recognized as a leader in healthcare services in Asia.
The Supreme Court is the highest judicial authority in the country, paralleling the President (executive) and the Congress (legislative). It houses the 14 Associate Justices and the Chief Justice who watch over the acts of the president and the legislation in the country.
The Bureau of Immigration has its main office in Intramuros, Manila City. Hundreds of foreigners and Filipinos go there everyday to extend visas, get clearances, or change their residence status. Here is the Megacitizens survival guide for the Bureau of Immigration.
Manila's Chinese Community has its own cemetery. Visitors of this extraordinary place do not only find splendid mausoleums, temples and monuments, but also learn a lot about the history and culture of the 'Chinoys'.
The Columns is home to may Megacitizens but the area is also frequented by non-residents because of its restaurants. This includes Kopiroti, New Bombay, Joey Pepperoni among others. It is also home to one Bank of the Philippine Islands branch.
The University of the Philippines (Unibersidad ng Pilipinas, UP), affectionately referred to as 'Peyups' by its graduates, was founded in the year 1908. It is one of the country's best universities and also serves as a destination for many Megacitizens thanks to its many trees, sporting facilities, and cafés.
The World Trade Center is one of the prime venues for international trade fairs, conventions and other major events in the Megacity.