Bonifacio Global City (BGC) boasts of a wonderful mix of modernity and culture. Look at it the right way, and it would give you a proverbial window into its soul. It would also prove to you that it is the “home of passionate minds.” If you want to know this leading commercial, recreational, and residential hub better, here’s a handy guide for you to use:
Start your day with an awesome breakfast—or brunch—in any of the restaurants at Bonifacio Stopover. Choose from fresh Japanese fare, familiar Filipino staples, and no-frills fast food for your fill. Go for whatever tickles your taste buds!
If you find yourself craving for comfort food in the wee hours of the morning, you can head straight here, as some merchants, like Recovery Food, FamilyMart, and Jollibee, are open 24 hours.
For the poshest bars and clubs in the metropolis, look no further than The Fort Strip, home of Privé Luxury Club, Jill’s, and Club Haze. BGCitizens love to hang out here for after-work drinks, to go clubbing, or to just chill.
Cap the night off with more grub from Mercato Centrale, a night market that puts homegrown startups specializing in comfort and novelty food under one roof. Here, you’ll find a mix of Filipino and Asian cuisine, street food items, and delectable desserts. Go and stay until early morning, because it’s open from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. the next day, from Thursday to Saturday.
Education, culture, and the arts are treasured in BGC. Besides being home to some of the country’s top educational institutions, BGC also celebrates science and the arts. All around the area, you can see larger-than-life murals—perfect for your #OOTDs (outfit of the day) and Instagram-feed goals.
The country’s first world-class science museum is also in BGC. A project of the Bonifacio Art Foundation Inc., The Mind Museum is dedicated to give its visitors an extraordinary educational experience that promotes love for science. It has over 250 interactive exhibits through five interconnected galleries.
Meanwhile, the recently inaugurated BGC Arts Center serves as a new platform for the creative community to share their art with the public. The only stand-alone theater built from private donations, the BGC Arts Center holds theater performances, art exhibits, and other creative pursuits.
Play helps in the overall development of children and keeping the stress levels of adults low. BGC offers spaces for play that anyone can frequently visit.
One of them is the BGC Greenway Park. At 1.6 kilometers, it is the longest urban park in Metro Manila. Open to the public daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., this landscaped area is where people can safely run, bike, or jog. It has patches of green that’s perfect for lounging and picnics with family and friends.
Another is the De Jesus Oval Park, considered one of BGC’s most famous parks. It is closed to traffic every Sunday to give everyone a chance to enjoy its green areas without the noise and smoke that cars bring. Unwind, meditate, walk your dog, and let your kids run and tumble freely all day there. You might also catch some activities and festivals held there occasionally.
For those who lead an active lifestyle or planning to have one, BGC has plenty of avenues that support it. Just look at Track 30th, a jogging path with a yoga and exercise lawn, as well as a meditation garden adorned with interactive art installations crafted out of recycled materials.
Children, meanwhile, will enjoy traditional and well-loved Filipino games, such as piko, holen, luksong baka, habulang taya, and patintero, in designated lawns at Terra 28th.
Turf BGC, the country’s first-ever artificial football turf, is a haven for football enthusiasts. Whether you can spare some time during the week or only on weekends, there are friendly pickup games to participate in with fellow football lovers.
Whatever you are passionate for, or whatever it is that you love, there’s always something to find and do in BGC. Come over and bring your family or friends to discover what BGC truly is.
For more information, visit www.bgc.com.ph.