Manila's shopping mall culture rules. I always suspect this is because aside from malls, there is pretty much nothing to do during the day in Manila. The government does not make an effort to curb air pollution, thus making parks and promenades unhospitable to pedestrians. The national park, Luneta, has long since fallen into despondent disrepair. So the Malls have taken over, and boy, have they taken over in a big way.
When it's hot out, people seek shelter inside the malls' airconditioned glory. When it's raining out, they seek shelter in the climate-controlled interior of SM, Robinson's, and Glorietta. Manila malls are HUMONGOUS. The biggest chain is SM, scattered in five or six branches acro...Read More