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10 Best Things To Do In Pasay, Philippines - Updated 2020

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Maria Lona
Maria Lona

Pasay is known to be an urbanized area since the American colonial period. Manila borders the north of Pasay, Makati to the northeast, Taguig to the east and Paranaque to the south, find out the best things to do in Pasay!

1. Be amazed with the Philippines' Mall of Asia

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Posted by SM Mall of Asia Official on Wednesday, 31 May 2017

The Philippine’s most aggressive real estate arm had promised one time of making Pasay City into Philippines’ “most modern business, residential and recreational district.” Indeed, Pasay has the 4th largest shopping mall in the Philippines and the 11th in the world. Mall of Asia consists of four buildings linked by walkways: the Main Mall, the Entertainment Mall and the North and South Parking Buildings.

The mall houses the first Olympic-sized skating rink and is known to have the biggest of its kind in Southeast Asia. A recreational and competitive figure skating could be accommodated in this area. This scope features a digital planetarium and a wide range of technology and science-themed exhibits. The museum also features 118 new interactive exhibits and over 100 non-interactive exhibits in eight major interactive galleries namely the Natural World, Human Adventure, Zoom, Connect, Cyberville, Space Camp, the Living Earth and Science Park. A galleon ship is also a must-see for the history lovers and you can catch it at The Galeón museum. And the Mall of Asia is a great place to indulge in whatever type of cuisine for a quick sumptuous treat, with a number of bistros, cafes, and brasseries.

Mall of Asia

Address: Seaside Blvd, Pasay, Metro Manila

Website: Mall of Asia

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2. Enjoy a larger than life experience at RWM

An inviting view from MarriottManila's pool area. How's your weekend going so far? #pool #summer #weekend #staycation

Posted by Resorts World Manila on Friday, 28 April 2017

Resorts World Manila is said to be the first huge integrated resort in the Philippines. As they say, it is a one-stop, non-stop entertainment and leisure destination that features gaming thrills, world-class entertainment, unique events and exciting lifestyle options. Just right across the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, Resorts World Manila houses four world renowned hotels: the luxury all-suite Maxims Hotel, five-star Marriott Hotel Manila, Remington Hotel and Belmont Hotel Manila.

A three-story convention center also hosts the country’s biggest hotel ballroom, the Marriott Grand Ballroom. RWM is also home to the Newport Mall. This mall would treat you to 50 dining choices which offer a diverse selection of local and world cuisine which are paired with the finest wines and liquors. Prepared and cooked by top Filipino and foreign chefs, your dining experience may never be the same.

Resorts World Manila

Address: 1 Newport Blvd, 1309 Newport City, Pasay, Metro Manila

Website: Resorts World Manila

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3. All-in-one market and dining experience at the Seaside Dampa

Seafood has always been an attractive gastronomic target in any occasion. When dining, it brings people to the most intimate encounters with family members or friends. At the seaside, you get to market your own freshest catch from the seas at a price that would keep you coming back for sure. And you will not have to go home and prepare them yourselves. Seaside Dampa provides you with restaurant choices that are just within the vicinity to cook it for you. This place is great for seafood lovers.

Seaside Dampa

Address: Macapagal Boulevard, 1309 Manila, Philippines

Facebook: Seaside Dampa

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4. Visit the Philippine Airforce Aerospace Museum

The Philippine Airforce AEROSPACE MUSEUM in Villamor Airbase.

Posted by Philippine Institute of Architects, National on Wednesday, 30 April 2014

It is quite rare for one to see weapons, armors and things that are used for defense in public. But a chance to have a clear visual of this military paraphernalia and the like is an opportunity you will surely miss should you fail to visit the Philippine Airforce Aerospace Museum. This military museum was founded as Marcos Museum on May 2, 1974, a science and technology museum established to honor heroes and airmen of the Philippine Airforce.

There are five areas that you can explore within this facility. The Heritage Section displays various galleries reminiscent of weapons, uniforms, dioramas, miniatures, memorabilia, photos and arts of early military aviation and the Philippine Air Force organization. The Science and Technology Section showcases aircraft mock-ups and miniatures, indoor static aircraft of various eras as well as some PAF experimental projects presented in ways to inspire the young generation of Filipinos to learn on aerospace-related sciences.

The Museum’s Art Corner shows skillful drawings and paintings that portray PAF history and its various roles to the Filipino nation. The themed Aircraft Park displays historic PAF aircraft as well as a venue for photography activities. The Function Room can accommodate 150 to 200 people for seminars, workshops, symposia, expositions and cultural activities in service to the community and common social events. And the Mini Theater is a 45-seater cinema which is ideal for small group film showings, seminars, workshops, expositions and symposia. Book now and don’t miss it.

Philippine Airforce Aerospace Museum

Address: 1309 Pasay, Metro Manila

Website: Philippine Airforce Aerospace Museum

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5. NewPort Performing Arts Theater: Broadway World Philippines’ best theatrical venue

Extra Judicial Kidding! now on stage at the Newport Performing Arts Theater! Who else is enjoying the show tonight? 😊#EJKiddingAtRWM

Posted by Resorts World Manila on Wednesday, 15 February 2017

At the heart of the Resorts World Manila is a 1,500-seater which boasts of the biggest LED screen in Asia, which provides dynamic video backdrops for events and shows. Equipped with two Euro-LED screens equipped with 3D effects, a complex fly system, and a revolving stage, this theater is supported by intelligent lights and state-of-the-art digital audio system. NewPort Performing Arts Theater is the widest in the Philippines.

Designed by prominent Hong Kong-based interior design expert Joseph Sy, this theater is also one of the top six contenders in the Leisure and Entertainment class of the Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards. With its elegant design highlighted by K9 crystal-festooned chandeliers and a mirror sculpture by world-class sculptor Impy Pilapil, the theater’s luxurious entrance hall is large enough to be an events venue by itself. A lot of Manila’s stage plays are now performed in this area. With a regular venue for the most popular singing competition in the Philippines today, The Voice Philippines, this theater is a place you should visit. With Newport Performing Arts Theater, the grandeur of Philippine theater has never been the same.

NewPort Performing Arts Theater

Address: L2, Newport Mall, Newport Blvd, Pasay, Metro Manila

Website: NewPort Performing Arts Theater

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6. Museo ng Sining: A Filipino artist hub

Posted by GSIS Museo ng Sining on Friday, 24 April 2015

This is an art museum of GSIS established in 1996 and located at the reclaimed area of Manila in Bay City. The gallery features the artwork of Filipino artists from the colonial period to contemporary period and also serves as an exhibit area for Filipino artists. A total of 308 artworks is in the museum’s collection.

Museo ng Sining

Address: GSIS Main Office, Financial Center (CCP Complex-D.Macapagal Avenue) 1308 Pasay City, Philippines

Website: Museo ng Sining

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7. Sun Cruises Day Tour

Sun Cruises Day Tour
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Board on a ferry boat and watch the tall buildings from the land gets smaller as you sail further on Manila Bay. During your cruise enjoy the sea breeze while staying on the uncovered part of the deck and see the nearby islands go by. As you reach Corregidor Island immerse yourself in its enchanting beauty and see its historical sights such as the Mile-long barracks, eternal flame, Spanish lighthouse, batteries, and museums. You may also explore its huge forested hill, greeneries and have fun riding on trams. Meanwhile, if you are looking for some thrilling adventures, you may try their Lights and Sound Show at the eerie Malinta Tunnel, or ride the Rocket Zipline. This cruise is inclusive of round-trip transfers from Manila to Corregidor.

Sun Cruises Day Tour

Address: Esplanade Seaside Terminal, Esplanade Seaside Park, Seaside Blvd., MOA Complex, Pasay City

Website: Sun Cruises Day Tour

Opening hours: 6:30am - 8pm (daily)

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8. Manila Ocean Park

Manila Ocean Park Pasay
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This marine theme park and educational facility boast an oceanarium which is a walkthrough on the watery depths that leads to the different sections of the park. It has filtered water from Manila Bay and features thousands of marine creatures from hundreds of species that are all indigenous to the Philippines and Southeast Asia. Moreover, you may have aqua encounters like Aquanot Voyage wherein you’ll be able to have an underwater adventure using a special diving helmet. You may also try sharks and ray swim encounters, or have fun with their mermaid swim experience. Aside from marine life attractions, it also has an aqua-themed hotel where you can stay should you want to spend the night in this urban resort

Manila Ocean Park

Address: Quirino Grandstand, 666 Behind, Ermita, Manila

Website: Manila Ocean Park

Opening hours: 10am - 8pm (daily)

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9. Star City

Star City Pasay
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Perfect for thrill-seekers, this theme park offers maximum enjoyment through a stimulating array of indoor and outdoor rides and attractions. It has 38 fun-packed rides and attractions for kids and the young at heart. May it be a sunny or rainy day, the weather won’t stop you from having fun as the venue is weatherproofed and air-conditioned. Moreover, if you get hungry from exploring the thrilling rides, you have different food options to choose from as this park has over 80 food stalls. Meanwhile, if you want to shop for some souvenirs, you may go around and find the perfect item for you to take home as it houses over 100 shopping booths throughout the park. This place certainly offers a wide variety of choices and provides fun, thrill and adventure.

Star City

Address: CCP Complex, Sotto Corner Jalandoni Street, 1300 Roxas Blvd, Pasay

Website: Star City

Opening hours: Mon - Thurs: 4pm - 10:30pm; Fri & Sun: 2pm - 10:30pm; Sat: 2pm - 11pm

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10. Upside Down Museum

Challenge your imagination and test your creativity as this museum features spaces with different kinds of optical illusion. What you see may not make sense at first, but as soon as you rotate your photos, you will discover what is behind its displays. This museum challenges you to be imaginative and think of ways on how you can pose out of what your eyes can see as backward, inside-out, upside-down. Should you have difficulty in striking a pose there are marshals that can help you take photos to have that perfect images worth sharing on your Instagram or blog. If you get hungry posing and deciphering the displays, there is a cafe where you can grab some tasty treats. This museum is certainly a great place to have fun while exercising the mind.

Upside Down Museum

Address: Boom Na Boom Grounds CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd, Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila

Website: Upside Down Museum

Opening hours: 11am - 9pm (daily)

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Experience the best of cultural packages from Pasay!

Roxas Boulevard in Pasay City
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