The concrete jungle isn’t as boring as it seems! Here are some unique things you can find in and around Bonifacio Global City (BGC) that make your BGC life more fun!
Bonifacio Global City (BGC) is a huge business district filled to the brim with professionals with a fast-paced and focused mindset. In places like these, it may be hard to find time to unwind, especially if one only encounters the ubiquitous strips of high-rise buildings without having the time to explore and wander.
Most people probably don’t know BGC houses a lot of hidden gems that make city-living more fun in the Philippines! But don’t worry–we’ve got you covered. Here are five unique things you can find in and around BGC:
1. MyTown Co-Living
In a densely populated urban district like BGC, it may be hard to find a comfortable place to live that provides bang for your buck. MyTown has provided a solution to this that grows with the demand for co-living spaces. MyTown is a continuously expanding brand that set up co-living communities around the outskirts of BGC — located in the north, east and west entrances of the Fort, MyTown allows you to walk to your work in BGC and their rates start at only P150/night for a period of 6 months.
MyTown provides co-living in over a dozen buildings. Co-living is more than the usual dorm, providing common areas, amenities and staff to keep you entertained when you’re home away from home. Each MyTown building is named after a foreign city, giving you the experience of living in Amsterdam, New York, London, Tokyo, Paris, Milan, Rio, and other locations without needing your passport. The most exciting part? They’ve got cool amenities like several full gyms, a rooftop pool, a mini movie theater, an outdoor cinema, karaoke rooms, and more! They also have a packed program with tenant activities, so you will never grow bored.
2. Laundrafe & Co.
Hate doing your laundry? Think it’s a waste of time like everyone else? We found a solution! Located just along the edge of BGC is Laundrafe & Co.; the Philippines’ first laundromat + coffeeshop in one. It provides quality upgrades to your basic self-service laundry—all the while letting you indulge in delectable pastries, snacks, meals, and drinks in their cozy waiting space! The ambiance exudes relaxation, and the interior is an homage to the modern European style.
3. Pretty Huge Obstacles
Pretty Huge Obstacles, located in SM Aura Premier, is revolutionizing the training and “getting healthy” scheme of Metro Manila residents. Aside from servicing as a fitness training center for health buffs, it also provides obstacle course training that even celebrities love to take! The classes are specifically designed for your needs. Whether you want to become a local Ninja Warrior or even a Tough Mudder finisher, Pretty Huge Obstacles will have you hanging on those ring sliders and conquering that daunting warped wall.
4. Track 30th
One might think the fast-paced development of Bonifacio Global City leaves no room for scenery and nature, but BGC grounds are actually home to some fun parks and playgrounds perfect for the young, the old, and the in-between. Track 30th is a large patch of greenery that gives you that daily dose of fresh air. It is basically a training ground perfect for those who want to stay fit but also stay close to the city. It even comes complete with unique workout stations! This goes to show that BGC isn’t all just buildings and high-rise condominiums.
5. Mercato Centrale
Right in the middle of BGC is Mercato Centrale, a hidden gem that most city people take for granted. In a city filled with posh restaurants and cafes, Mercato captures your palette by imitating the atmosphere of street-food eating. The wide selection of cuisines will have you coming back for more. Apart from the usual Pinoy favorites, you can get your fair share of Thai, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese dishes. You can also get your milk tea fix! Open Thursdays and Fridays from 4 PM to 2 AM and it draws a crowd, so come early to secure a table!