When I first found out a new mall was opening right in my neighborhood, my immediate thought was, oh God. More traffic. But then it opened today. I was curious, and I visited. And wow, I’m so happy!
The place is called Ayala Malls The 30th, named after its official address at #30 Meralco Avenue, Barangay Ugong, Pasig.
This is where you get dropped off. The stairs lead up to the mall.
You’ll be surprised at the open space that will greet you.
We love Ayala because they respect green.
It may look small from the outside, but inside, it is pretty deep.
It covers two hectares and includes four cinemas, a full-sized Rustan’s Supermarket, and a corte—or outdoor activity center.
I can’t wait to take the hubby to the cinema. There are four of them—two have all-reclining seats.
Don’t forget to bring your jacket or blanket. The mall has full-blast airconditioning.
I always say a mall is not complete if it doesn’t have a National Book Store and a Mercury Drug. It has both, including a Watsons which is not yet open.
Of course it has our family favorites, like Pepper Lunch, Mrs. Field’s, Max’s, Pancake House, and Potato Corner.
The mall was designed to be a neighborhood place for professionals, students (St. Paul’s Pasig is just within walking distance) and residents of the nearby villages like Valle Verde, and condominiums such as Renaissance Towers and The Alexandra.
The idea is that people can just walk to the mall—or in my case, get dropped off by car, walk home or get picked up by driver.
Among the other dining options are Conti’s, Ramen Nagi, Mamou is going to open, Genki Sushi, Morganfield’s, Wangfu, La Maripili, Kenny Rogers, and many more.
Another pleasant is Floating Island’s first restaurant outside Makati Medical Center. Everyone has his or her favorite dish at Floating Island. Mine is chicken skin.
If you’re craving for S&R pizza, it’s right here.
For the AFAM* community, there’s Draft and Lartizan
The mall also offers basic services such as LBC, money exchange, laundry, Nail Tropics, Bruno’s Barber Shop, Piandré, Bench Fix, plus three levels of basement parking.
I love the new look of Bruno’s barber shop. They even serve coffee
This way to Service Avenue
For the kids there’s Timezone and Mystery Manila. In May, Gold’s Gym will open.
For those who love to bake, there’s a Wonder Bake store where you can get baking supplies and take lessons.
Ayala Malls The 30th will also open 20 floors of office space for lease to BPOs and corporations.
Oh, and I’m so pleased with the restrooms. They are plenty, they are spacious, and they are airconditioned.
Ayala Malls The 30th is the first project of Mariana Zobel de Ayala, daughter of Jaime Augusto and Lizzie Zobel de Ayala, for the Ayala Group.
*A foreigner assigned in Manila