MandaluyongMetro Manila, Philippines. While not touristy as its neighbors owing to the lack of historical sites, the city is by the way a shopping destination, bordered by Makati to the south, Manila's southeast suburban districts to the west, Pasig to the east, and San Juan and Quezon City to the north.
Buses or jeepney can get you into Mandaluyong, with buses mostly plying the main thoroughfare of EDSA.
For the tourist however, the easiest way to get to Mandaluyong would be via taxi or the Line 3 stations (Ortigas, Shaw, Boni) that run across it.
Forum RobinsonsThis Robinson's mall (part of a chain of malls around the country) is located very conveniently right next to a Line 3 station and GO hotel. Malls in the Philippines will usually have anything a traveller needs, from groceries to pharmacies and cinemas.
phone: +63 2 633-7851address: EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong CityThe Shangri-La Mall is located right across from the EDSA Shangri-la hotel, making it convenient for any traveller staying there. Aside from all the amenities (restaurants, grocery, electronics, etc.) a shopping mall has, it also features a connecting bridge to Line 3 for those that want to take mass transit. The mall's cinema occasionally features foreign film festivals.
Galileo Enotecaphone: +63 2 532-0482address: Ground Floor, Reyes Gym Calbayog corner Malinao Streets Mandaluyong CityA charming Italian Enoteca or wine bar/deli that is tucked away in the heart of Mandaluyong. A rane of Italian pastas, sausaes, and cheese await you if you can find it! (best use a taxi). Roughly per person
address: Level 2, Forum RobinsonsGet some tasty Chicken Inasal (chicken barbecue with a Bacolod marinade) and other grilled food here for per person.
Tokyo TokyoA popular local Japanese fastfood chain. Don't expect fine dining, but for per person you can get a complete bento meal. Branches can be found all over Metro Manila, but in Mandaluyong you can find it in Shangri-La Plaza and Forum Robninsons.
Shawtime Comedy BarGood food at reasonable prices, and some good music. All the comedy is in Tagalog, though the comedians will throw in some English if there are foreigners in the crowd. Part of a chain with at least three other locations, all in suburban areas of Metro Manila.
phone: +63 2 532-3021address: 778 Boni Ave., cor EDSAAir-conditioned rooms equipped with cable television, mini-bar and private toilet and bath. The hotel has a business center, spa services, and Wi-Fi connection.
phone: +63 2 1010 447address: Ortigas Bank Drive cor. Julia VargasAll rooms equipped with electric door lock system, fully equipped kitchen and dining area, pillow menu, cable TV, DVD player, IDD/NDD phone and broadband internet access.
phone: +63 2 633-1501address: 60 Pioneer corner Madison StreetsIt offers 125 comfortable rooms, all equipped with air-conditioning, cable TV, a mini-bar, telephone, and working table. It also has a swimming pool with jacuzzi, a business center, a gym, and an in-house restaurant.
Lancaster Hotels ManilaShaw Boulevard cor. Samat Street. The hotel offers stylishly furnished suites, each with a private kitchen, a rooftop pool, restaurant, and bar, as well as function rooms.
address: Upper Ground, Robinsons Cybergate Plaza EDSA corner Pioneer StTaking its cue from regional competitor Tune Hotels, GO hotels offer beds and showers with minimal fringe benefits.
phone: +63 2 633 8888address: 1 Garden Way Ortigas CentreA 5-star Shangri-la hotel adjoining the high-end Shangri-la Plaza Mall
phone: +63 2 514 0660address: 76 Mariveles St. Mandaluyong CityBackpackers' hostel 5 minutes' walk from the Ortigas Business District.