I lived in Angeles City back when I was in elementary. Back then, there was hardly anything there. There were no malls to hang out in. Instead there were small PX goods stores for people to buy their imported goods. Most of the stores were locally owned.
It has been more than twenty years since then and so much has changed. Big Philippine mall chains have conquered Angeles City including SM and Robinson's.
The latest addition to the Angeles City mall family was Ayala Mall. Ayala has long been known for the infusion of conceptual architecture with their buildings. Marquee was no different from other Ayala Malls.
We came late, around 10PM, so the main mall was already closed. But there are restaurants and cafes that were still open in the outside area. We were supposed to have our dessert at Starbucks, that was why we came.
When I got down from the car, instead of heading straight to Starbucks, I was immediately distracted by the beautiful display of color right outside the restaurants.
It was a series of water holes that would shoot out water in a choreographed way. The water would change color every so often. From blue to green to red to orange to pink. The water would come out together then in a series then alternating. It was wonderful!
I felt like a kid again! I wanted to join the kids who were running to and fro, playing a game of tag with the water. They seemed to have timed it well because they were never hit.
Families just converged in the area, taking pictures of each other and of their children enjoying the fountain display.
The child in me wanted to run around too, but I didn't want to get wet. I did have a picture taken over one fountain hall that was not working.
It's a good place to hang out especially in the evening. You can bring some food with friends and have some conversation while watching the beautiful light and water display of the Marquee!