Discovering Manila: The Top 5 Things to Do in Makati

“Find three hobbies you love: One to make you money, one to keep you in shape and one to allow you to be creative” –Author Unknown

Known as the mecca of endless possibilities and opportunities; Makati is more than just a city of lush sophistication and extravagance. Possessing the most coveted zip code in the country; this bustling metropolis offers a myriad of activities to residents and travelers alike. The city skyline itself is a sight to behold with various towering buildings and skyscrapers dappling the night sky. Makati lifestyle is indeed one of perpetual round of activities—from working during day and unwinding and partying by nightfall. While most see this way of life as something taxing and cumbersome, many have also regarded it with enviable interest. It has been said that when you work in Makati, having a nightlife is inevitable. Fortunately, Makati is laden with so many bars, clubs and lounges that every individual would undoubtedly find a watering hole that caters to his or her fancy.

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However, this list would not be talking about that. Seeing as the Internet is already peppered with online articles detailing Makati’s nightlife scene, individuals seem to have forgotten or overlooked that there is life outside bars and clubs too.  From visiting quirky afternoon art fairs to taking up fencing; if you are looking at some great low-cost options; here are some of the most interesting things you can do in Makati.

Top 5 Things to Do in Makati City, Manila

1. Visit an art fair

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Art Fair Philippines

If you have a proclivity for unique and offbeat art installations, you would be pleased to know that Makati has a fair share of art fairs and shows each month featuring some of the biggest names in the industry and up-and-coming artists. Moreover, if art galleries and displays do not tickle your fancy, art fairs are an excellent avenue for people watching who are seemingly like art installations themselves. Bask yourself in the atmosphere of exemplary skill and talent and maybe even learn a thing or two about art if you may.

2.Go Fencing

Looking for a fancy way to get fit? Well, get on board with a new hobby and try fencing. While most individuals would dismiss fencing as the upper elite’s way of passing the time, there are actually a lot of merits to learning the skill. It requires constant determination to master and as a result, your agility, flexibility, focus and reaction time would be much improved.

3.Visit a shooting range

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Shooting Range

Channeling your anger or frustration has never been easier in Makati by shooting targets. Alternatively, this could also be a thing you can cross off your bucket list. If you are looking for an unconventional way to relieve some stress; emptying out a gun clip onto a shooter’s target would seem like a good idea. So, if you are looking for an avenue to let some steam and stress out, visit Makati Square.

4.Solve a mystery

Give yourself a mental and physical exercise all in one by solving one of the mysteries offered by Mystery Manila. Perfect for groups of friends who are looking for a different way to spend their weekends; Mystery Manila has themed rooms full of things and mysteries you and your friends have to solve within an allotted time. You and your friends might even get the chance to be featured; if you are successful in solving the mystery just under an hour.

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Tropical flower in Makati

5.Visit a garden

In a city that could possibly pass off as a concrete jungle; a garden, albeit a little out of place, would be a refreshing sight. You might think that Makati has run out of open and verdant green spaces; but you would be surprised to know that Ayala specifically has that in mind when they designed the Triangle Gardens. Feast your eyes upon some of the city’s best architecture surrounded by lush greenery; and give yourself some time to relax. If you are a fitness buff or a running enthusiast; you might want to start your day with a healthy jog in this scenic route.

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    Scribbling Geek

    Makati sounds like a modern, exciting place to visit. I’d personally go for the mystery games. Love those sort of things!


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