SM Mall of Asia
The Philippines and the city of Manila are home to extremely large malls that are almost small cities in themselves. The largest of these malls is the SM Mall of Asia Manila which is the largest such mall in the Philippines, the third largest in the world and the second largest in Asia.
The mall is so large that two concierge desks are available assist you in finding your way around.
The mall has over 600 shops and a large SM Department Store, SM Hypermarket, and the SM Appliance Center. Everything from toys, hardware, jewelry, fashion clothing and more can be found in this shopping venue, along with a vast food court.
The mall's other major attractions iinclude the impressive I-Max theatre and the Philippines' first Olympic sized ice skating rink.
Pioneering Discovery Center
Visitors to SM Mall can also find the SM Science Discovery Center which is the first of its kind in the world. The center features a digital planetarium, a range of technology and several science themed exhibits.
SM Mall houses a convention centre which is the largest in the Philippines accommodating up to 6,000 people.
Luxury hotels in Manila near Mall of Asia include the Heritage Hotel Manila, just 1.25 miles (2km) away.