SM Mall of Asia also abbreviated as SM MoA or simply MoA, is a shopping mall in Bay City, Pasay, Philippines, near the SM Central Business Park, the Manila Bay, and the southern end of Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA).
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1. Things to do at SM Mall of Asia
SM Mall Of Asia has a 2-story entertainment complex with world-class movie theatres and also boasts of the country's first-ever Olympic-sized ice skating rink. The extensive selection of shops and dining establishments from fast food to gourmet can be a bit overwhelming. In fact, we have been here a few times but haven't seen the whole place in its entirety. There's also a small amusement park outside which is a good place for a picnic and just to chill and enjoy the sea breeze. It is a must to mention that sunsets here are stunning and on weekends, you get to see a short fireworks display. These things to do at SM Mall of Asia can be a nice option when you are in Manila.
2. Convention Centre
SM Mall Of Asia also includes a convention center, an expansive concert ground, and an indoor arena with a seating capacity of up to 20,000 people. The 46,647-square meter building is composed of three floors and a basement parking with a total leasable area of 19,800 square meters. The Architect, Jose Siao Ling, designed the structure maximizing the use of space, giving exhibitors flexibility and options in terms of their specific area requirements. The exhibition area at the ground level will have a floor area of 9,000-square meters, which can be divided into four halls. Commercial shops will be located along the perimeter. A Bridgeway on the second level will connect SMX Convention Center to the mall's south parking building. The third level will have a total floor area of 8,730 square meters, which can be divided into six halls for functions and conventions, along with nine meeting rooms.
3. Concert Ground
The SM Mall of Asia concert grounds, also called the Mall of Asia parking grounds when there is no event, are public spaces located west of the E-com Center buildings that are used to hold mass gatherings, primarily concerts. When there is no event, the venue is used as a parking lot to accommodate employees of the E-com Center buildings, as well as mall guests. The concert grounds comprise two complex blocks: one that can accommodate about 30,000 persons, and another that will bring the capacity to about 80,000. If you happen to be in town during a concert, watching it could be one of the best things to do at SM Mall of Asia.
How to Get Tickets?
There is no admission fee to enjoy the things to do at SM Mall of Asia. It's a public place so there's no ticket needed to enter it. There are shops and restaurants inside where you can shop or eat, so make sure you bring enough money on your SM Mall of Asia tour.
How To Get Around?
SM Mall of Asia tour can be done by walking. It's a comfortable mall with AC and it has elevator and lift to help your mobility. It is also accessible by wheelchair and stroller.
What Should I Wear?
There is no fixed dress code to do the things to do at SM Mall of Asia. You can dress up and wear whatever you want.
Best Time to Visit
Frequented by both locals and tourists shoppers, it can be packed on weekends and holidays so best to go on weekdays when possible.
Will I Need a Guide?
How To Get There?
Quickest way to commute is by riding the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Blue Line southbound. You can go down at the Taft Avenue Station and then either ride a bus bound for SM Mall of Asia or Baclaran or take a jeepney bound for SM Mall of Asia on the intersection below the terminal. You can also just take a bus going to Pasay/MOA if you are not pressed for time. You can also ride a taxicab from any area around the metro and just mention 'MOA' or 'Mall of Asia' and the driver already knows where to go.
Check their website before you go to see what events are held during your SM Mall of Asia tour. There are ATMs in the mall so you can withdraw money when you are there. If you go with your kids, please watch them carefully so they don't get lost.